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.

Upcoming Events

  • Now Accepting Enrollment Applications
    Hālau O ‘Aulani has begun its 3-month winter session on Sunday, January 11. Enrollment applications for interested students from age 5 to adult are now being accepted.
  • Maori Workshop | March 14
    Join us with our Maori Instructors—Charlene Shelford-Lum and Jerusha Magalei—for an exciting workshop! No prior experience needed! Women and girls should bring a set of long poi and one short poi. Both will be available for sale at the workshop registration table.
    Click here to view Aunty Char and Jerusha’s bios.
  • Hula Lites | May
    During our 2014 Fall Term, our haumana were introduced to Kumu Hula Pōmaika’i Kreuger with a weekend of Master Classes. Everyone was so enthused and enlightened with his teachings, and we are excited to announce that we will be hosting Hula Lites, under his direction, in May! Stay tuned for details. In the meantime, you may click here to view his bio.
  • BMD 2015 Move Me Festival | March 21
    We are so thrilled to have been accepted as an Arts Partner again this year!
  • Ho’ike 2015 | June 20

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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