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'A'ole pau ka 'ike i ka halau ho'okahi
Not all knowledge is found in one school!
Na Wai Iwi Ola
The ancient waters of life
Hula Class Schedule 
    Classes are by donation: Donation Policy

Hawaiian Culture & Hula  (Beginning) - Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa
Mondays        4:00 - 6:00 pm 
Hawaiian culture, chant and dance focusing on hula basics. All levels welcome! 

Hawaiian Language (Beginning) - Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa
Mondays 6:30 - 8:00 pm 
Hawaiian language for beginners

Na Wai Puna o Kona/Kupuna - Kaniohale Community Center
Tuesdays 9:30 - 10:30 am    Hawaiian Language
    10:30 - 11:30 am   Ukulele
    11:30 - 12:30 pm   Lunch
    12:30 - 1:30 pm     Hula 'Auana    
Gathering of Kupuna (Elders) willing to learn and share stories of the Hawaiian culture and traditions in modern day.  An integrated class fit for all elders of our community, gain an understanding of the Hawaiian language shared through chants, songs and storytelling.  Enjoy playing ‘ukulele and sing songs of old Hawai’i.  Dance “Hula 'Auana” modern style of hula. for more information about Na Wai Puna o Kona, please click here.

Keiki Hula (Beginning and Advanced)  Kaniohale Community Center
Tuesdays 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Basic hula movement, chanting and motions fit for a hula beginner as they gain an understanding of basic beats and tempos. Implements are a must to join Keiki Hula, please bring an ipu, pu’ili (split bamboo), ‘ili’ili (pebbles) and ‘uli’uli (rattle gourd). Each keiki must come prepared with a red pa’u skirt, a Na Wai Iwi Ola T-shirt, bottle of water and a welcome mat rug.

Keiki Kane Hula (Beginning and Advanced) West Hawaii Civic Center Gazebo
Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:00 pm 
Basic hula movement, chanting and motions fit for a hula beginner as they gain an understanding of basic beats and tempos. Each keiki must come prepared with a Na Wai Iwi Ola T-shirt, bottle of water and a welcome mat rug.

Keiki Hula (Performance Group) West Hawaii Civic Center Gazebo
Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Improved hula movement, chanting and motions fit for dancers with some experience.  Implements are a must to join Keiki Hula, please bring an Ipu, pu’ili (split bamboo), ‘ili’ili (pebbles) and ‘uli’uli (rattle gourd).  Each keiki must come prepared with a red pa’u skirt, a Na Wai Iwi Ola T-shirt, bottle of water and a welcome mat rug.

Hawaiian Language (Beginning) - West Hawaii Civic Center Gazebo
Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Hawaiian language for beginners

Hula Kahiko (Advanced)  Kaniohale Community Center
Tuesdays 6-8 pm
Ancient style of hula associated with the history and traditions of Hawai’i as a method of storytelling.  Gain a deeper understanding of hula steps and hula movement explored through storytelling focusing on the art of Hula.  Learn traditional chants, further your knowledge with traditional steps, and develop a better understanding of hula history and traditions. Attendance by invitation from Kumu Keala. 


Class Donation Policy
Na Wai Iwi Ola is a 501(c) (3) non profit organization. Classes are conducted on a donation basis and the donations go to further Na Wai Iwi Ola's mission to perpetuate the Hawaiian culture and practices through hula protocol and ceremonies and the use and study of the Hawaiian language. Students are requested to either pledge $60 per month or donate $15 per class to attend. Donations are accepted on line via PayPal (donate button on home page), at all classes or may be mailed to Na Wai Iwi Ola, PO Box 3647, Kailua-Kona, HI, 96745. In cases of unexpected financial hardship, please don’t avoid coming to class just because you cannot donate that week, we all know that Kumu would much rather have your smiling face and willing heart than your money.