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Auntie Amy’s Hula
May 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely
The hula dance is a choreographed interpretation of a poetic text, or mele, telling a story through hand and body gestures and rhythmic patterns. This ancient traditional dance and art form was once used to share Hawaiian history and genealogy before written records existed.
Hula is also considered an excellent form of exercise. The graceful nature of the dance requires slow precise movements, intense focus and muscle control. Hula improves both coordination and muscle awareness, much like yoga.
Instructor Amy Cornellier, has performed and taught Auntie Amy’s Hula for 30 years. Students will learn about the history of hula, the meaning of the gestures, movements and of a Hukilau song. Classes are held on Thursdays from 3-4 p.m. in Studio 1.