“Hula is the language of the heart,
therefore the heartbeat of the people”
– King David Kalākaua
A Message From Kumu Derek Nu’uhiwa
Mahalo nui loa for dropping by and visiting us!
I am honored to be the Kumu of this humble and blessed Hula ‘Ohana here on the westside of O’ahu in Wai’anae.
Our students represent all age groups from all walks of life and come from all over the island to get their Hula on weekly.
We truly enjoy learning and perpetuating our Hawaiian culture, language and dance form; but mostly we enjoy sharing it to all whom we are blessed to cross paths with.
We cordially invite you to surf around our site to get to know us a little more and should you feel your heart strings being pulled, then just take the leap and come Hula with us! We are waiting for you with open arms…
Straight Out of Our Haumana’s Waha…
I love the name Ke Ali’i O Ka Malu. It is one of the sweetest names for the Lord. You can make friends so easily because we treat each other like family. The kumu and kokua help you a lot. If you need extra help they don’t make it so obvious and you get tutoring. They treat every student the same. I feel happy & safe at this hula hālau.
I love being a member with Ke Ali’i O Ka Malu because classes are fun and learning how to chant & dance hula has never been this easy. I love Kumu’s way of teaching in a stress-free environment because like Kumu has said ‘Learning hula should be a fun experience enjoyed by all’. And I love the the website, the website keeps me informed with news/upcoming events, and videos so I can practice at home. Mahalo Kumu….You’re awesome!
I love the fact that there is a website because there are videos on there to refer to if I forget my dance and announcements to keep me informed. I also love the NICE kumu (I have to… he’s my daddy). Ke Ali’i O Ka Malu is by far the best hālau I have been in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kumu’s love for God, family and hula shines through His teaching. We just love his beautiful and unique style of hula. His craziness always puts a smile on our faces and makes us feel loved and welcomed. And, the keiki just love their Kumu! Classes are taught in a positive environment and Student Guidelines are applied at all times. Also, the hula website is so cool and awesome. It provides everything we learned in class and more! Haumana have full access to the website where we can log in to practice, learn, and grow in every area of hula on our own free time, 24/7. Kumu provides the best for his haumana. His heart, hard work, dedication and excellence is evident through his teaching, ‘ohana and Ke Ali’i O Ka Malu. I LOVE our hula ‘ohana! Kumu, U Da Best. Mahalo Ke Akua!!! I am La’akea S. and I approve this message. (lol)
I love having new Hula sisters. I especially love the videos on the website because I can practice my hula at anytime. Our ‘ohana appreciates Kumu and his ‘ohana for teaching our keiki to embrace our Hawaiian culture through song and dance in a ‘keiki friendly’, loving, and Godly way.