Hālau Hula based in Nuʻuanu, Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi offering classes to Keiki and Adults. Due to COVID-19 most classes offered online at this time.

Kumu KanoeHālau Nā Pua Hala Kūnou i ke Kai

Our hālau has many “kumu” (sources) and we hope to perpetuate the hula legacy of Kumu Hula Maiki Aiu Lake who said, “Hula is Life!”

In order to guard the tradition of the teachers who have come before, we hope to pass on their hula for the generations to come – but we must also do our part to make HULA a part of every day life here in our Hawaiʻi. Too often, these days, the hula is associated with competition, precision, and uniformity. In all things living there is variation – and evolution. We hope to take our living art form of the hula into the next era with creativity, while basing our efforts in the knowledge that has been left to us by our kumu.

Kumu Hula Lauren Kanoelani Chang Williams

A lifelong seeker of knowledge, Kumu Kanoe studied with her first Kumu Hula, Leimomi I Maldonado, of Ka Hale I o Kāhala for over 20 years before completing an ʻūniki (graduation requirements) which allowed her to open her own hālau in 2010. She currently teaches hula out of her family home in Nuʻuanu and also teaches choir, general music and ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian language) at Punahou School in Mānoa.

ʻAʻohe pau ka ʻike i ka halau hoʻokahi.

Not all hula knowledge is learned in one school and the transmission of hula knowledge is not bound by the walls of our halau hula. Join us for online classes on Facebook or Zoom to learn hula from the comfort of your own home!

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/napuahala/

WEBSITE: www.napuahala.com

EMAIL: kumu@napuahala.com

INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/napuahala

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