What We Teach

  • Students learn dances from different Polynesian cultures - Hawaiian, Tahitian, Samoan and Maori.
  • We have ukulele classes and we also teach songs and hymns in native languages.
  • Our school also includes 'olelo (language) - ranging from useful everyday Hawaiian phrases to hula motions.
  • Students also learn about the history of the Polynesian islands ranging from geography to royalty.
  • And above all, Hawaiian values and traditions are taught to perpetuate "aloha" throughout our communities.


Welcoming Hōkūleʻa to Washington, D.C.


Join us!

  • Now Accepting Enrollment ApplicationsHālau O ‘Aulani starts its 3-month Winter Session (January–March) on Sunday, January 7th. Enrollment applications for interested students from age 5 to adult are now being accepted.
  • Combined Federal CampaignPlease consider Hālau O ʻAulani for your Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) contribution. Your contributions help our school continue its mission to perpetuate the Hawaiian culture by providing funds for scholarships for students, travel arrangements for our instructors that come from Hawaii, maintaining our Hawaiian Library, and more. Our designation number is 87112. Mahalo for your consideration!
  • 2018 HULA LITE WORKSHOP WITH KUMU HULA KEITH AWAI & KUMU HULA KIMO AWAI Register now (use link above) for our Saturday, March 10th workshops with Kumu Hula Keith Awai and Kumu Hula Kimo Awai!  Schedule and details below:

Quick Picks

Easy access to frequently requested information from Hālau O ‘Aulani.

  • Enrollment
    Joining the hālau, policies and application.
  • Curriculum
    Learn about hālau policy and holidays.
  • Combined Federal Campaign
    Hālau O ‘Aulani’s participation in the annual fundraising for charity.

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