February 24 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
One event on February 24, 2019 at 2:30pm
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.
Two hula workshops will be held in Studio 3 on February 24. The first one from 1:30-2:30 p.m. is for ages 5-11. The second one from 2:30-3:30 p.m is for ages 12 and up. 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.
Each workshop is $15 and includes a CD of the Hukilau song performed. To register, call Amy at (916) 792-5561.