About Halau Hula O’Lewa Kapakai
Aloha! We are a non-profit, Christian Halau (School of Hula) located in 1284 Sarno Road, Melbourne FL. It doesn’t matter who you are, or where you come from, for as long as you have love for Hula, you belong here!
We enjoy dancing Hula, playing music and sharing our Aloha Spirit with the community. We take our Hana Kupono from Kumu Kawehi Punahele. Kumu Kawehi of Kaleooka’iwa is hightly respected & honored for his contribution to Hula & Hawaiian Culture toward Florida’s largest Polynesian Event, “Hoike” Hula Competition. (www.HoikeHawaii.com)
Hula is telling a story through hand movements & dance. We run through hula drills, hula basics, and dance to beautiful Hawaiian Music. This movement works out your core, and if done correctly, gets you in shape and TONES! Never danced before? no problem, we take all levels. We have a process for beginners who’ve never danced Hula before, so come!
It is a beautiful way to get together twice a week and find new friends, listen to awesome music, & feel the Aloha Spirit!
Through Hula, dancers of any level can give unselfishly, unconditionally and find peace within.
We wish to keep Hana Kupono (Hawaiian Protocol), share Aloha with others through our dance, music, & friendships. Our hope is to connect with locals that also share a love for Polynesia, the culture, and peace among one-another.
Hula basics are taught at the beginning of Thursday’s class and in Saturday’s class. Students learn correct terminology and technique in both ancient (Kahiko) and modern (Auana) styles. In addition, once a month we hold Hawaiian Language/History.
Ma kou kou??! (Are you ready?!)
THE FOLLOWING IS A QUOTE FROM Kumu Mark Keali’i Ho’omalu, Hula Consultant, Hawaiian Music Composer,
This is the Mission Statement for this Halau:
“If you’re small or tall, skinny or fat, it doesn’t make a difference if your desire is to dance Hula.
I give great praise to all those that are not Hawaiian, that value Hula too & do Hula.
How grand it is for somebody else to love something of someone else’s culture, I think thats a beautiful thing. Mahalo to those that are not Hawaiian & still love Hula, Thank You very much.”
Class Times And Fees
Membership is $40 per Adult, $30 for Keiki(kids under 12) month for unlimited classes. First class is FREE!
First & 3rd Thursdays of every month we have potluck dinner after class, so bring your dish!
First Thurs we celebrate that month’s Birthdays/Anniversary’s with cake during potluck!
Thursdays: 5:30-6:30 Beginner Basics Hula Class (mandatory for all, unless excused by Kumu)
6:30-8pm All Levels Hula (Beginners strongly encouraged to stay!)
Saturdays: 9-9;45 Keiki Class (kids class)
10:00-11:30 Hula: All levels
11:30-12:00 Break: Time to pay dues, purchase costumes etc.
12:00-1:00 Hula, history, announcements
Tuesdays: 5:30-6:30 Extra Practice Hula (for existing dancers only, not first time guests)
6:30-7:30 Taiso exercise(currently being offered for free for all haumana & your ohana’s)