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

  • Move Me Festival | MAR 25
    || Location = Arlington, VA
  • Hawaii State Society Cherry Blossom Princess Coronation Dinner | MAR 25
    || In celebration of Awapuhi Lee!
    || Location = Arlington, VA
  • Tahitian Workshops | APR 22
    || With Cathy Teriipaia!
    || Location = Fairlington Community Center in Arlington, VA
    || Check out the Tahitian Workshop flyer!
    || Purchase Tahitian Workshop tickets from any haumana, staff member, or online HERE
    || Alternatively, print this form to register by mail.

  • Ho’olaule’a 2017 | JUN 3
    || Location = Arlington, VA
    || Check out the Ho’olaule’a flyer!
    || Purchase Ho’olaule’a tickets from any haumana, staff member, or online HERE

  • Lei Draping Ceremony| JUN 11
    || Location = US Capitol

  • Hawaiian Night | JUL 8
    || Location = Bowie Baysox Stadium in Bowie, MD

Join us!

  • Now Accepting Enrollment Applications
    Hālau O ‘Aulani started its 3-month Winter Session (January–March) on Sunday, January 8th. Enrollment applications for interested students from age 5 to adult are now being accepted.

  • Combined Federal Campaign
    Please 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!

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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