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4th Annual E Ala E Hula Exhibiion 'Ka Hali'a'
Hula; a way of life.
First Performance of 2011
Pa'u Hula Blessing
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4th Annual E Ala E Hula Exhibiion 'Ka Hali'a'

Amazing article on oregonlive.com!

Hula; a way of life.

The other day our Halau stood outside of the studio waiting to enter.  We watched, impatiently, as the famous Zumba class came to an end.  My girls asked, "what are we waiting for?  We were suppose to start 5 minutes ago"  Which was true, but we waited and slowly moved into the room.  The Zumba instructor was very kind and apologize for the schedule mis-communication and altered her future classes.  She then turned and asked me, "So is this your Hula class?

First Performance of 2011

Performance at Beaverton High School Marching Band's
1st Annual Benefit Lu'au

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011 Ka Lei Hali'a O Ka Lokelani gathered in the commons area of Beaverton High School to pule (pray) in preparation for this year.  As we stood  joining hands, I took the time to look at my 'olapa (hula dancer) and for those few moments my heart was content.  We were exactly where we needed to be, together.

When we came up from our pule my eyes teared up and for my girls, they are never surprised.

Pa'u Hula Blessing

On Friday, January 14th, 2011 our Halau gathered together to bless our pa'u hula.  Something I haven't done in such a long time and forgot what it felt like to begin again.  As much as we would've like to have done it closer to the new year, the 14th was our new year. 

For those who are in daze as to what I am talking about, a pa'u hula is a hula skirt.  A simply sewn skirt that is made for each hula dancer.  Our halau chose the open pa'u that is tied on one end and is strung with 5 cords.

Oregonian - 'O.H.A.N.A. Foundation to Offer Four Educational Scholarships

'O.H.A.N.A. Foundation to Offer Four Educational Scholarships

'O.H.A.N.A. Foundation announces the availability of several educational scholarships. With funds raised from ‘O.H.A.N.A.’s first annual September hula exhibition, E Ala E, the Foundation is able to present the Kulia I Ka Nu’u Scholarship Program. Kulia I Ka Nu’u means to “strive for excellence” and with financial support from ‘O.H.A.N.A., the Foundation looks to empower students to strive for excellence in reaching their educational and career goals.

Hau'oli Makahiki Hou

Hau'oli Makahiki Hou ia KAKOU A PAU LOA!

Na ke akua e ho'omaika'i a malama ia kakou no keia makahiki hou.  Nui na mea hou a kakou e ho'omakaukau nei a e holomua ana kakou me ka ha'aheo a me ka na'auao i keai makahiki a'e!

Happy New Year to ALL!

May you be blessed in the new year and may all your future endeavors bring great success and joy!

Malama pono! 

Me ke aloha,
Ka Lei Hali'a O Ka Lokelani
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