Halau Ho'omau I ka Wai Ola O Hawai'i
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Art design by Robert Lewis
Kathy - “Uluwehi” - teaches Papa Anoano (women's beginner class) and other levels as well including a weekly basic footdrill session for all levels. Born in Honolulu, Uluwehi began dancing at the age of 5 while living in Wake Island. She has lived in Northern Virginia since high school.
“Halau has given me structured training and a true sense of not only the meaning of hula but also of Hawaiian culture and language. I am honored to be entrusted with imparting this knowledge to students."
Juanita -“Kealoha” - assists with all classes, particularly helping students take good notes. Kealoha was born in Puunene, Maui and raised in Honolulu, where she began the study of hula at the age of 9. She continued hula during her teen years in Guam. Upon moving to Northern Virginia, Kealoha joined the Halau in 1996.
“Hula enables me to share the aloha spirit with others on the Mainland and keeps me connected to Hawaiian culture past and present."
Alaka'i is the Hawaiian value of leadership. It is a quality desired in managing and leading alike, for it includes, coaching, guiding and mentoring others to support their growth and self development.