Let’s Hula! About our classes
Whether you have never danced before or you are an experienced dancer looking for something new, Aloha Style provides all that is necessary for you to reach your goals in a relaxed, fun and family atmosphere.
At Aloha Style, no one will judge you. We are not a competitive dance troupe. All of our classes are taught in the true spirit of “o’hana”, or family. It’s a place where you can laugh about mistakes you make while at the same time learn something new, meet new friends, and get a get a good work-out too!
Hula classes include dances in the ancient form of hula (hula kahiko), as well as the more contemporary form of hula (hula ‘auana). Hawaiian history and culture are also discussed as they relate to each hula learned. Basic Tahitian dance movements are taught (otea and aparima). A brief description of our classes (Not all classes are available at all times—see our schedule for currently available classes).
Hele Mai! (Stop By!) It’s time to dance!
Aloha Style on the Main Line
105 Forrest Ave.
Narberth, PA 19072
Call us: 610-667-HULA (4852)
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hula Beginner Adult (ages 13 – 99)
Emphasis will be on learning the basic hula steps, posture, and use of hands. Most songs will be in English.
Beginner Polynesian Mix
Learn all of the basic Hula and Tahitian steps with easy to follow instructions. Each class will focus on both Hula and Tahitian steps followed by routines using the steps learned. You’ll be dancing before you know it! All ages are welcome to this class.
NEW! Polynesian Workout – All Ages and Levels
Emphasis for this class is on fun and teaching Hula and Tahitian basics. Some implements may be incorporated into the dance routines.
Keiki (Children’s) Beginner Hula (ages 6 through 12)
This is a beginning class geared to our young girls interested in learning Hawaiian Hula and some Tahitian dance. In addition to dancing, they will learn Hawaiian culture along with Hawaiian words, games and chant. Proper posture, steps and hand movement will be emphasized—and age appropriate dance choreography will be taught.
Don’t be shy! Just come and have fun! Learn all the basic hula steps with easy to follow instructions. Dance combinations will sometimes incorporate instruments but will always tell a beautiful story through dance. You’ll be dancing before you know it, while burning calories and toning your hips, thighs and abdominals!
Instruction in Tahitian Otea (Drum beats) and Aparima (kiss of the hands/or story telling). Basic and advanced Tahitian dance steps and hand movements. This builds a strong foundation for the dance and is also a terrific workout for all! In addition to steps and hand movements, choreographed dances will be taught.
Hula Intermediate Adult (ages 13 – 99)
More complex hulas and some Tahitian Aparima taught in this class. Some instruments may be incorporated into dance routines. Emphasis on footwork, hands, and facial expression.
Halau Pu’uwai Uhane O’ Hawai’I (Women ages 17 – 99)
Hula Kahiko and Auwanna, including Hapa Haole. Students are expected to be able to understand and in some cases sing or speak the words to the songs. Emphasis is on the cultural significance of hula. Precision and uniformity is stressed above the amount of routines learned (Halau is not for drop-ins).
Instruction in Tahitian Aparima (kiss of the hands/or story telling). Basic and advanced Tahitian dance steps and hand movements. This builds a strong foundation for the dance and is also a terrific workout for all! In addition to steps and hand movements, choreographed dances will be taught.
Special Classes (open to all)
Special classes or seminars on techniques, lei-making, hands and expression or classes with visiting kumu are scheduled separately and may have a different fee structure.