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A traditional school of hula perpetuating, preserving and living Hawaiian values and traditions. Critically acclaimed Hālau Nā Mamo O Pu‘uanahulu, under the direction of Nā Kumu Hula William Kahakuleilehua Haunu‘u "Sonny" Ching and Lōpaka Igarta-De Vera, is now accepting new students.

2016 Registration Schedule:

Saturdays 5/7 & 5/14
Los Banos Hall, 9am–3pm

Sundays 5/8 & 5/15
Kakesako Meeting Room, 9am–3pm

Ke‘ehi Lagoon Memorial Park
(The American Disabled Veterans Hall)
2685 N. Nimitz Hwy, Honolulu, 96819

Class Start Dates:
Kaikamahine (5–13 yrs)

Saturday, June 4, 2016
11:30 am at Ke‘ehi Lagoon

Wahine (14 yrs +)
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
7:00 pm at Ke‘ehi Lagoon

Kūpuna (55 yrs +)
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
7:00 pm at Ke‘ehi Lagoon

Keiki Kāne (5–13 yrs)
Thursday, June 4, 2016
6:00 pm at Ke‘ehi Lagoon

Kāne (14+ yrs)
Thursday, June 4, 2016
7:30 pm at Ke‘ehi Lagoon

A one-time registration fee of $25.00 and the first monthʻs tuition of $55.00 is due upon registration.
Cash or checks made payable to: William Ching Jr.

*First class is on the same day as registration.
(Except Kūpuna)

Registration and classes are held at:
Ke‘ehi Lagoon Memorial Park
2685 N. Nimitz Hwy.
Honolulu, HI 96819

Hālau Nā Mamo O Pu‘uanahulu’s enrollment period started.

Here are a few frequently asked questions regarding enrollment.

Do I need to audition to be a part of the Hālau?

No, never.

How much is tuition?

$55.00 a month.
(Adults 1-1/2hr class, keiki 1hr class)

What classes are available?

Kāne (men)—ages 14yrs & up
Wahine (women)—14yrs & up
Keiki Kāne (boys)—5yrs & up
Kaikamahine (girls)—5–13yrs
Wahine Waipahē (ladies)—40–50yrs
Kūpuna – 50yrs & up

What is the class schedule?

Papa hou (all wahine/kūpuna):
Tuesdays, 7:30pm

Thursdays, 6:00 pm

Papa Liko Lehua (4–6yr old girls):
Saturdays, 10:00am

Papa Liko Kukui (7–12yr old girls):
Saturdays, 11:00am

When is the first tuition payment due?

First tuition payment is due at registration ($55.00).

Do I need supplies?

Yes, you will need the following:

3 Ring binder separated by oli, kahiko, ‘auana, notes,folder paper

Pen/ pencil

Tape recorder

Sweat towel

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Kāne — wear a white t-shirt / white tank top

Wahine — womens tank top or womens white blouse. No oversized tops or midrift tops showing piko. No spaghetti strap tops.

Pā’ū skirt. You may either purchase your own skirt or provide material to have sewn by Hālau seamstress.

Papa Liko Lehua (4–6yr): $33.00
Material only: $18.00

Papa Liko Kukui (7–12yr): $49.00
Material only: $24.00

Wahine (up tp 40” waist): $60.00
Material only: $30.00

Wahine (over 40” waist): $71.00
Material only: $36.00