Here are descriptions of all the Hula Classes offered. 

To see specific dates of the classes, click the Calendar Button or visit our Calendar page. Mahalo!


Adult Hula I

 

Saturdays  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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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. Come prepared to have fun!

Open to women and men aged 16 and older.  

No experience necessary.     

Cost: $20/class or 4 classes for $70. Bring payment of cash or checks payable to “Zen Life & Meditation Center” to class.


Adult Hula II

 

Tuesdays  10:00 am - 11:00 am

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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. 

The class will learn Auana hula building on the skills learned in the beginner class.  Wonderful toning of the body and strengthening of core muscles can be expected. 

Open to women and men age 15 and older with at least 2 months of Beginner Adult Hula or dance experience, and permission of Kumu June

Cost: $20/class or 4 classes for $70. Bring payment of cash or checks payable to “Zen Life & Meditation Center”” to class.


Adult Hula III

 

Wednesdays  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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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. 

The class will learn advanced Auana hula.  Wonderful toning of the body and strengthening of core muscles can be expected. 

Open to women and men age 15 and older with at least 2 months of Adult Beginner Hula, Adult Hula II or dance experience, and permission of Kumu June

Cost: $20/class or 4 classes for $70. Bring payment of cash or checks payable to “Zen Life & Meditation Center”” to class.

 


Adult Hula Kahiko II

 

Wednesdays  8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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The ancient or classical dances of Hawaii that are accompanied by chanting is called Hula Kahiko. These classes are more vigorous and also emphasize the cultural aspect of Hawaii. It's a deeper dive into the stories of the dance, the translations and application to life. 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.

The class will learn the chants and dances accompanied by chanting.

Open to women and men age 16 and older with at least 2 months of Adult Beginner Hula, Adult Hula II, or dance experience, and permission of Kumu June

Cost: $20/class or 4 classes for $70. Bring payment of cash or checks payable to “Zen Life & Meditation Center”” to class.


Gracious Ladies Hula

 

Fridays 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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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. 

Open to women age 70 and older with basic hula or dance experience, and permission of Kumu June.

Cost: $10/class. Any additional class is free.  Bring payment of cash or checks payable to “Zen Life & Meditation Center” to class.


Children's Hula I

 

I A (ages 5-10): Saturdays 8:45 am - 9:45 am

I B (ages 10-12): Wednesdays 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm  (Class starts up again on September 5, 2018)

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Children will learn descriptive hula learning basic hands and feet as well as the stories of Hawaii. Boys & girls welcome. Call 708-297-6321 or contact Kumu June if interested. 

Children's Hula I A is for ages 5 - 10 years.

Children's Hula I B is for ages 10 - 12 years. 

Cost: $15/class or 4 classes for $50. Bring payment of cash or checks payable to “Zen Life & Meditation Center” to class.


Children's Hula II

 

Mondays 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm (Summer Schedule: MONDAYS 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm from July 2 through Aug. 27, 2018)

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    Ages 8 - 12 years.  

    Pre-requisite - at least 6 months of Childrenʻs Hula I. Children will learn hulas and the stories behind them. Call 708-297-6321 or contact Kumu June if interested. 

    Cost: $15/class or 4 classes for $50. Bring payment of cash or checks payable to “Zen Life & Meditation Center” to class.


    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.


    Class Pricing

    • Adult Classes - $20/class or $70 for 4 classes  and if you pay for 2 classes/week all other classes are free that week
    • Adults 70 years and older is $10/class, free for second class per week
    • Children's classes are $15/class or $50 for 4 classes
    • Bring payment of cash or checks payable to “Zen Life & Meditation Center” to class.