Welcome to Our Hula ‘Ohana, Nikki!

Nikki K. recently joined our Hula ‘Ohana’s Papa Mākua. I was soooooo excited to see Nikki’s registration come through. We traveled together to New Zealand last Spring in support of the Kamehameha Schools Children Choir (her niece and my ...

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Welcome to Our Hula ‘Ohana, Haleina!

Haleina G. recently joined our Hula ‘Ohana’s Papa Mākua. Here is what Haleina’s mom wants to share about her: “I am Anela, registering my daughter, Haleina. We are a Christian family and were looking for a Christian-based halauR...

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Welcome to Our Hula ‘Ohana, Janelle!

Janelle K-M. recently joined our Hula ‘Ohana’s Papa Mākua. Here is what Janelle wants to share about herself: “Born and bred in Hilo, Hawaii of Hawaiian/Chinese/Portuguese/Japanese ancestry. Have taken hula from small kid time and then a...

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Welcome to Our Hula ‘Ohana, Jude!

Jude W. recently joined our Hula ‘Ohana’s Papa Mākua. Here is what Jude wants to share about herself: “I am excited to learn the hula from Kumu Derek and his Kokua because I am impressed with the professionalism of the hālau and the...

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Welcome to Our Hula ‘Ohana, Katyayani!

Katyayani H. recently joined our Hula ‘Ohana’s Papa Mākua. Katyayani joined our hālau along with her two younger sisters, Sachi & Seisha. Here is what Katyayani wants to share about herself: “I’m 14 years old and I’...

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Welcome to Our Hula ‘Ohana, Kamalani & Kamalei!

Kamalani & Kamalei R. recently joined our Hula ‘Ohana’s Papa ‘Ōpio I. Usually, I write a separate post to introduce each student, but I felt it was appropriate to lump these two girls together. Why? Because not only are they sisters...

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Welcome to Our Hula ‘Ohana, Criston!

Criston R. recently joined our Hula ‘Ohana’s Papa ‘Ōpio I. Here is what Criston’s ‘ohana wants to share about her: “She started dancing hula at 6 years old and always felt like it was her passion. She loves the Hawaiian...

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Welcome to Our Hula ‘Ohana, Ma’ili!

Ma’ili V. recently joined our Hula ‘Ohana’s Papa ‘Ōpio I. Here is what Ma’ili’s ‘ohana wants to share about her: “My daughter and our whole family have been looking forward to her joining Hula since she was ...

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Welcome to Our Hula ‘Ohana, Ka’ili!

Ka’ili C. recently joined our Hula ‘Ohana’s Papa ‘Ōpio I. Here is what Ka’ili’s ‘ohana wants to share about her: “Ka’ili is into so many sports and would like to dance hula for the first time.” W...

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Welcome to Our Hula ‘Ohana, Wahinekapu!

Wahinekapu P. recently joined our Hula ‘Ohana’s Papa ‘Ōpio I. Here is what Wahinekapu’s ‘ohana wants to share about her: “This will be my child’s first time doing Hula. I’ve always wanted to sign her up, but...

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