Hula Classes

Our halau practices the traditional style of hula and protocols. Haraguchi teaches both kahiko, the ancient style of hula, and auana, the modern style. Haraguchi also emphasizes learning the chant, or ‘oli, of each dance.

Students begin each class with Kūnihi Ka Mauna, an entrance chant to ask for permission to enter. Only with the approval of the teacher, signaled by the teacher’s response chant, are students allowed and class starts.

We stretch, review basics, and usually cover both kahiko and auana styles in every class.

We accommodate all levels of dance and experience. There are no beginner classes; instead, we invite everyone to learn from each other.

Payment can be made at the first class in either via Zelle, cash or check. Please email for price details.


  • every Monday from 7-9pm ET
  • Open Jar Studios – 1601 Broadway (Enter on 48th Street)
    • 11th floor, please check with reception desk for studio location
  • open to all levels, male and female
  • please email at if you plan on attending


  • every Thursday from 7-9pm ET
  • open to all levels, male and female
  • electronic payment made through Zelle
  • please email for more information

Keiki (children)

  • TBD
  • please call Luana Haraguchi at 845-359-9214