Hula Class Information

Types of Hula

  • Hula Kahiko. The ancient or classical dances of Hawaii that is accompanied by chanting is called Hula Kahiko. These classes are more vigorous and also emphasize the cultural aspect of Hawaii. Many hulas are part of a hula lineage that goes back centuries through teachers such as Mary Kawena Pukui, Pat Bacon, Lokalia Montgomery, Iolani Luahine, Hoakalei Kamau’u, and Maiki Aiu Lake.
  • Hula Auana.  The modern hula called Hula Auana features 20th century and contemporary Hawaiian songs with singing accompanied by modern instruments such as ukulele or guitar. Kumu June teaches in the hula ku’i styling of the great hula master Maiki Aiu Lake.  Hula Ku’i is characterized as standing tall with a slight curve in the back and extension of arms.

 

Class Descriptions & ScheduleR

       Prices:

              * Adults Classes:  $20/hour or 4 one-hour classes for $70.  Cash or checks payable to Halau i Ka Pono is good and bring    

                    with you to class.

              * Children (Keiki) Classes:  $15/hour or 4 classes for $50.

       Call 708-297-6321 or email Kumu June Tanoue to confirm class schedule.  All classes and workshops are held at 38 Lake

       Street, Oak Park in the Halau's sister organization, Zen Life & Meditation Center of Chicago.

  

     Hula I - Beginner Classes

ADULTS:  Learn basic hula in our beginner classes. Each class is progressive to the individual, so drop in at any of the scheduled classes and build on your own skills from the previous week. While each class is different, we will focus primarily on footwork, then hand motions, and then begin to integrate hands with feet in a basic hula.  Open to women and men aged 16 and older.  No experience necessary.   Come prepared to have fun!  Call 708-297-6321 or contact Kumu June if interested.

KEIKI I (CHILDREN):  Ages 5 - 10 years old.  Children will learn descriptive hula learning basic hands and feet.  Call 708-297-6321 or contact Kumu June if interested. Cost:  $15/class or $50 for 4 classes for $50.Register here.

KEIKI II:  Ages 5 - 10 years.  Pre-requisite - at least 2 months of Keiki I class.  Children will learn hulas and the stories behind them.  Cost:  $15/class or $50 for 4 classes.  Call 708-297-6321 or contact Kumu June if interested.

    

Schedule of Classes                              Summer/Fall 2016

 

Classes
August
September
October

NEW Beginning Tahitian Classes with Lori Murphy       4 Thursday classes only

7 - 8 pm

38 Lake St.  Oak Park, IL 

See description below

 
15th, 22nd, 29th
6th

 

Hula I  Beginning Hula    

Tuesdays 11:00 - 12:00 noon

Age 15+                           

Men and Women welcome

 

2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd
6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

 

Hula I   Beginning Hula    

Saturdays 11:00 - 12 noon (Aug. Only)

NOTE: September marks a change to 12 noon - 12:55 pm class time

Age 16+                           

Men and Women

 

6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

10th, 17th, 24th

Classes begin at 12 noon

1st, 15th, 22nd, 29th

 

Hula II  Beginning Hula Kahiko  (classical)

Wednesdays 8- 9 pm

Age 16+                           

Men and Women

Pre-requisite - 4 classes of beginning hula

 

3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
14th, 21st, 28th
5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

 

Hula II  Auana

Wednesdays 7 - 8 pm

Adult women and men with 1 year experience or permission of Kumu.

 

3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
14th, 21st, 28th
5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

 

Hula III  Performance Class

Mondays 7 - 9 pm

Permission of Kumu

 

1st, 8th, 15th,

22nd

19th, 26th

3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

Hula III Performance Class

Fridays  10 - 12 noon

Permission of Kumu

 
16th, 23rd, 30th
7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

NEW CHILDRENʻS CLASS

Keiki Hula I Class

Age 5 - 10 years

Beginning October 1st  2 - 3 pm

REGISTER HERE

 

 

1st, 8th, 15th

 

 

1st, 15th, 22nd, 29th

 

 

Keiki Hula II Class

Pre-requisite Hula I Keiki Class

August:  Thursdays  3:00 - 4:00 pm

Beginning Sept 2016: Wednesdays 2:15 - 3:15 pm

 

4th, 11th , 18th
14th, 21st, 28th
5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

Inquire Here for Beginner Classes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hula II - Auana

The class will learn Auana (modern) hula.  Wonderful toning of the body and strengthening of core muscles.  Open to women and men age 15 and older) with basic hula or dance experience and permission of Kumu June.  Classes offered Wednesdays, 6 - 7 pm. 

 

          

  

Hula II - Kahiko

The class will learn Kahiko (classical) hula.  Learn the chants and dances accompanied by chanting.  Open to  

women and men age 15 and older) with at least 2 months of basic hula or dance experience and permission of

Kumu JuneClasses offered Wednesdays, 8 - 9 pm. 

 

 

 

Hula III - Performance Class

  

This weekly two hour class is for hula students with at least 1 year of hula experience.  It builds upon the foundation laid in beginner classes and goes deeper into the hula studying all aspects that make up the Hula: plants, chants, mythology and history.   Both the classical Kahiko is taught as well as the modern Auana.  Open to women and men and permission of Kumu June.   

 

 

 

Beginner Tahitian Classes with Lori Murphy

Students will learn basic fundamentals of Ori Tahiti (Tahitian dance) in this class. You'll practice routines that are age appropriate and fun!   Students will also learn about Tahitian culture and history. Be prepared to get a good workout!

       Instructor: Lori Murphy has been studying dance since college. She turned to Bellydance over 20 years ago and    

       has been studying and performing Polynesian Dance since 2007.

      Ages 15 and older. Dress comfortably.

      4 Classes only : Sept. 15, 22, 29 and Oct. 6, 2016

      Cost $15/class or $50 for 4 classes

 

 

Private Hula Lessons

Individualized attention to work on hulas - focusing on technique or learning a new dance.  Open to beginners or seasoned practitioners.   Call 708-297-6321 or email to make an appointment.  Skype lessons also available.

 

 

 

Performances, Group Events and Classes

      June Tanoue and students from Halau i Ka Pono are available for performances at  group    

parties like  birthday celebrations and corporate gatherings.  Kumu June is also available to give lecture/demonstrations or talks on Hula and Hawaiian culture.  Inquire for rates.