Hula Halau ‘O Makalapua, Marama Te Mafatu Nui offers people of all descents the opportunity to develop poise and confidence through dance, as well as the continuity of one’s cultural heritage through the instruction of music, arts, and crafts of the islands. Students learn confidence, self-expression, to dance in unity with others, stage presence, proper execution of their dance, and language.
I believe that if I can teach our Students the “Aloha Spirit” of strong family values, spiritual guidance and nurture their growth, then we have contributed to their tomorrows… a future bright with promise.
A fun environment to learn to play the ukulele as well as to appreciate Polynesian music and culture. I started as a complete beginner and learned basic chords and strums and songs over 6 months, then moved up to the intermediate class where the pace is faster and the music is more complex. Class sizes are small so our wonderful teacher can give students individual feedback and keep the classes fun and interesting.
My daughter 9 yr old daughter Aliya has been taking hula classes there since she was 4. She loves it. We love Auntie Des!
Very friendly and comfortable surroundings. Very pleased
Friendly, non-stressful instruction from instructor. A nice family atmosphere for all things Hawaiian: ukulele, music, and hula dance.