In person classes will resume July 20th and are open to all vaccinated adults and teens.

Kailua Dance Classes

Hula Class Schedule

Address:
529 Paokano Loop, Enchanted Lake, Kailua

kumukea@realhula.com

$50 per month or $15 per class

IN PERSON HULA CLASS SCHEDULE

Beginning Adult Hula Class 

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm ​Tuesday evenings

* in person, vaccinated only

* live streamed on Zoom


Intermediate Adult Hula Class 
8 pm to 9:30 pm Thursday evenings

* in person, vaccinated only
 

Advanced Hula Class (Invitation Only)
6 pm to 7:30 pm Thursday evenings

* in person, vaccinated only
 

Advanced Kaikamahine Hula Class

11 am to 12:30 pm Saturday mornings

* in person, masks required

* live streamed on Zoom

ZOOM HULA CLASS SCHEDULE

Zoom classes are offered as a gift to you. Donations are gratefully welcomed.

Beginning Hula Zoom Class

6 pm to 7 pm Wednesday evenings

Intermediate Adult Hula Class 

10 am - 11:30 am Wednesday mornings

* Zoom class

7:30 pm - 9 pm Wednesday evenings

* Zoom class

TAHITIAN CLASS SCHEDULE

$30 per month or $10 per class

 

Advanced Tahitian (teens & adults)

10 am to 11 am Mondays

* in person, vaccinated only

* live stream on Zoom

 

9 am to 10:30 am Saturdays

*in person, masks required

** day and time will change in September


Kaikamahine Tahitian

6 pm to 7 pm Mondays

* in person, masks required

* live stream on Zoom

PRIVATE HULA LESSONS

A private lesson normally lasts 2 hours and is based on the student's needs and interests. Video and audio taping by the student is permitted during the session. Each session is tailored to the students needs and level of ability. A private lesson costs $100 per Session and are only by appointment.

HULA CLASSES

Na Puakea O Koʻolaupoko is a school of Hula. In Hawaiian, we are called a Hālau Hula.  Our Kumu Kea is Pattye Kealohalani Wright.  She founded Na Puakea O Koʻolaupoko in 1973.  We are located in Kailua on the Island of Oʻahu.  Known as the "Windward Side," we are nestled beneath the rim of the Koʻolau mountains, just 30 minutes from Waikīkī and Honolulu.

 

Kumu Kea is a traditional Kumu Hula.  This means she carries a hula lineage which is passed on to her students.  Her kahiko (traditional style dance) teacher was Aunty Lani Kalama, also of Kailua.  Aunty Lani's teacher was the reknowned Lokalia Montgomery known as the "teacher of teachers."  Her ʻauana (modern style dance) teacher was Bella Richards of Kailua, Oʻahu.  Aunty Bella came from the Hilo tradition of ʻai haʻa style dancing, characterized by a very deep bend of the knees.

 

Our instruction is very specific and detailed.  If you join us and find a difference from the style you have learned before, know that hula may be similar and different at the same time.  Unique steps and movements are styles and not matters of right and wrong in the hula world.   Always remember that all knowledge is not held in any one Hālau or Hula Tradition.

"Our purpose is to share the true essence of the Hawaiian culture as expressed in the hula. In so doing, I share the tradition and style that has been given to me during my many years of training with Kekauilani Kalama as I was being prepared to receive the 'Uniki Rites as Kumu Hula. It is my intention to share the history, culture and poetry embodied in the song or chant presented so as to enlighten and educate devotees of the hula where ever they may reside." 

~ Kumu Kea

TAHITIAN CLASSES

Kumu Hula Kumu Kea teaches all Hula classes in Kailua, including modern (hula ‘auana) and ancient (hula kahiko) styles.  The Tahitian Classes are taught by Shiori Ka‘imilani Koehler, a hula student working toward Kumu Hula ‘ūniki.  

 

Shiori is also an accomplished Tahitian dancer and has taken over those classes.  She is shown in the photo on the left with her sister Marina, a brilliant Tahitian and hula dancer with Sandiiʻs Hula Studio in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan.

CONTACT US

We are located in Kailua on the Island of Oʻahu.  Known as the "Windward Side," we are nestled beneath the rim of the Koʻolau mountains, just 30 minutes from Waikīkī and Honolulu.  A map to our home and hula studio is posted below.  

Pattye's Hula Studio, 529 Paokano Loop, Enchanted Lake, Kailua HI 96734