HULA WORKSHOP Sunday 15th July 12.30-2pm
A chance to learn the steps of Hawaiian hula with Kumu hula Aruna Po-Ching from Halau Ka Waikahe Lani Malie, fresh from Aotearoa.Learn hula auana (modern hula). It looks graceful but be prepared for a workout as there are intricate footwork to learn. For the more experienced Polynesian dancers, with some experience of Hawaiian hula, learn from Kumu hula Aruna Po-Ching of Halau Ka Waikahe Lani Malie fresh from Aotearoa. Footwork and handwork coordination will be taught with complex choreography. You will be learning hula kahiko (ancient hula). Learn to oli (chant) and some hula protocol. Bring water, loose clothing and loose skirt or sarong. Be prepared for a workout!!
I've learned basic hula steps, choreography for the song we learned on the day and Hawaiian chant. Kumu hula Aruna Po-Ching is cheerful, happy person with passion for Hula. I became fun of her. Just one thing to note. As a beginner, it was little hard to follow the teachers instructions. Because of the short time, lesson goes little fast. It was great fun!
Enjoyed learning the hula and covered a lot in the 90 minutes. The class was relaxed and a mix of all ages and backgrounds. The instructor was very encouraging and gently improved each student's technique. It's good value and I look forward to the next Hula Workshop!