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Experience Hula Dancing and Lei Making

dance party

Experience Hula Dancing and Lei Making

19 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
dance party

Experience Hula Dancing and Lei Making

dance party

Experience Hula Dancing and Lei Making

19 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Aloha, this experience will begin with me meeting you across the street from the famous Ted's Bakery on Kamehameha Highway where parking is available. Please park across the street makai side (oceanside). There is a bus stop for those who do not have a car. We will then walk to my house a block from the beach. On the walk I will point out the different flowers that are used in lei making, explain the area and the famous surf breaks, Sunset, Backyards, V-land etc. The experience is split into two parts, hula & lei making. Our hula lesson starts with flowers in the hair and picking out a pa'u to wear (hula skirt). I then teach three basic dance steps, ka'o, hela, and kaholo. We will then practice these steps with hula implements: uli uli, puili, and the ipu. Finally we combine all of the steps to music. The second half of the class we will make a flower lei with flowers from my yard. At the end of the experience you have a beautiful lei to wear and have learned basic hula steps.

Your host

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Kawai

Aloha. I have been studying and dancing Hawaiian hula (both Auana & Kahiko), Tahitian, and Samoan for over 15 years on the North Shore of Oahu. My three daughters began dancing at 5 years old and we all perform around the island; Waimea Valley, Turtle Bay Resort, private events, and other numerous locations. We are responsible for creating all of our own ornaments. I create all different types of lei, ti leaf skirts, Tahitian hip hei, etc. I look forward to sharing my love and knowledge of Polynesian dance and Hawaiian culture with you.

What's included

Equipment
traditional hula pau/skirt and all hula implements will be provided. Ipu, uli uli, pu ili's etc. all lei making supplies

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Where you'll be

I live at Sunset Beach, in the Backyard's neighborhood, on the famous North Shore of Oahu. You will learn to dance three basic hula steps, then learn a hula dance, and finally make a lei with local flowers.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. I am slightly flexible with times and try to limit the experience to two guest so it is more of a private lesson, but if there are more than 2 guest let me…

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Kawai
Experience Hula Dancing and Lei Making
19 reviews
£55/person
19 reviews
£55/person