HulaUSA Caution ~ Construction! Puka & Pu`u (holes & bumps) Ahead!
E Komo Mai, Welcome ~ Come-in!
Aloha to YOU. For those who may not know, "aloha" is not just hello, good-bye, love, compassion, etc. - from the heart, it means:
ALO, face to face (with your Creator) HA, breath of life (exhale)
Please don't mispronounce ALOHA as "aaaa-loooo-haaaa" - a request made by Hawai`i's last monarch, Queen Lili`uokalani (ref: The Betrayal of Liliuokalani, page 380).
the plant stem-staff support for a 5-petal "beautiful flower of hula power" symbolizing HulaAloha ... each petal representing...
(1) Hula Association of America (HA`A)
(2) KaLei`Amelika newsletter (The American Lei)
(3/4/5) Halau `Ilima... Maryland, Colorado and Florida
Hula Association of America (HA`A, the original name of HULA prior to the 1800s). HA`A membership connects Aloha Hearts far and wide, all together to share, alike. HA`A "buds" and "blossoms" embrace and reflect the ALOHA Spirit, joining hands and hearts to bring awareness of HULA and all things Polynesian to the communities of the USA, and eventully, globally.
KaLei`Amelika (The American Lei)
The bi-monthly newsletter of HA`A, KaLei is an educational learning tool full-loaded with articles, news, info and fun fashioned by Aloha Hearts sharing Polynesian dance, arts, history, language, stories, etc. Read, enjoy and in return, contribute to.
Halau Pulama Mau Ke Aloha Ka `Ohana `Ilima
The name is long, for it holds much distinction and meaning: Hula School to Cherish and Perpetute Always with Love the Family `Ilima. The hula heritage and traditions of Honolulu's `ILIMA of na Kumu Hula Luka and Louise Kaleiki were planted in Maryland in 1975 and now, Halau `Ilima of MD is most proud of the shaka Colorado and Florida rootlets. HALAU `ILIMA of MD, CO and FL provide daBestest Polynesian Dance classes and aloha as well as many other Polynesian activities, services and ifestyle experiences.
Beginnings & Tradition
Na Kmu Hula Louise Kahiliokalani and Luka Kaleiki with Henry Pa (center)
UPCOMING EVENTS: call or email Halau `Ilima of MD for more info, see our CONTACT US page/next column...
Joelle of Tahiti, Tahitian dance workshop ~ AUGUST 2012
Hula Preservation Society of Hawai`i - workshop on unique and seldom-used hula implements: Papa Hehi (treadle board), `Ulili (spinning gourd rattle) and `Ohe (nose flute)
Samoan High Chief Siaosi Talitimu workshop on the KAVA ceremony and Princess Dance ~ APRIL 2013
Uncle Patrick of CO (by way of Hawa`i) - Tahitian drum workshop and "talk story" as musician in Hawai`i (retuning to`ere a specialty!)
HULA in Spirit
Live in ALOHA
HA`A & KaLei`Amelika
Halau `Ilima, Maryland
Kumu Hula Kasi Keolapua Nakamura
Alaka`i JJ Puahau
Alaka`i Ashley `Ulawena
410-437-1949 443-691-HULA (4852)
824 Riverside Drive Pasadena, MD 21122
YOU can be a
Ignite YOUR interest in culture and exercise by contacting KASI during SUMMER 2012 and enjoy a FREE month of HULA lessons (4 classes) with our skaka Hula Hons,
Note: limited to 2 free registrations
Halau `Ilima, Colorado
Kumu Alaka`i Celina `Ano`ipualani
Kumu Kokua Mila Ma`ila
Alaka`i Mehana Karen
Halau `Ilima, Florida
Kumu Alaka`i Chrissy Ulluwehi
Maryland's Halau `ILIMA's 1st keiki (childrens) competition hui (group) to Maui's Hula o na Keiki '93
2nd from right ~ `ULAWENA, now an ALAKA`I of Maryland's Halau `ILIMA
the 1st halau "not" from Hawai`i to compete at Hula o na Keiki, and while the kaikamahine did not place, they gained a cultural and hula experience competing as soloists with 30+ other hula enthusiasts
HulaUSA's goal is to offer a journey into Polynesia via pathways of dance: Hawai`i, Tahiti, New Zealand Maori, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji - all Pacific islands. HulaUSA also presents culture, history, language, crafts, myths and legends, etc., by our actions:
May the LORD bless all in the HULA ~ Polynesian Dance Community
Aloha Ke Akua (God is Love)
JESUS teaches, ALL are `ohana (family) and so ALL, and especially YOU, are invited to come, join and share in the Aloha and Hula Spirits