Hawaiian Hula classes in the New York area
Hawaiian Hula classes in the New York area

Aloha kakou,
and welcome to Halau Hula O Na Mele 'Aina O Hawai'i. For over thirty years, we have taught students in the New York area -- young and old, experienced and new, native and foreign- what the art of hula is, and how it has become a way of life to those who have learned it. We invite you to learn more about the halau , how it has grown throughout the years, and how it has continued to share Hawaiian culture through hula. We are currently working on adding more features to our website., including more information about our classes, photos and video of past performances, upcoming performances and student guidelines. Please visit us again to view these features.

What's new with the halau:

• Congratulations to the halau for taking home two first-place awards tat the World Invitational Hula Festival in Honolulu! We would like to thank our ohana for your support and helping us make this a memorable and fulfilling experience.

To view footage of our performances, go to our WIHF 2009 page

• The halau will be performing at several hospitals and charities this holiday season. Please join us in class as we learn our festive holiday hulas and help give back to the NY community through performance.


Interested in taking Hula classes?
Whether you have recently taken a trip to Hawaii, or are a former kama`aina who recently relocated to New York and miss home, or simply just love to dance, we accomodate all levels of interest in the hula. Classes are offered in both the New York City and Rockland County area. New York City classes meet at Nola Studios, located 244 W. 54th St, and in Central Park during summer months from 7pm - 9pm. Find out more about our classes by contacting Luana Haraguchi at (845) 359-9214, or emailing Info@HulaNewYork.com

"The hula is Hawai'i. The hula is the history of our country. The hula is a story itself if it's done right. And the hula, to me, is the foundation of life. It teaches us how to live, how to be, is the ability to create one's inner feelings and no one else's." - Uncle George Na'ope

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