Shipman House
131 Ka`iulani Street
Hilo, Hawaii, 96720, United States
(808) 934-8002

Hula Lessons with Maile

Hula Class for Men & Women - Beginners Welcome

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Join the Tuesday Night on the Porch Gang At the Historic Shipman House

Maile Yamanaka teaches hula on the Shipman House porch Tuesday evenings from 5:30 – 7:00.
Call (808) 934-8002 to confirm class.

This is a regular class, but guests are welcome to either watch or join in (back row). Maile starts out with basic hand and foot movements, then puts them together in a simple hula that's like a hula alphabet for beginners. Then the fun begins, as students go through their favorite dances, or learn new ones, and guests may dance along if they wish.

Maile studied under kumu hula Auntie Maiki, and is accomplished in chant, dance and costume. She includes Hawaiian history and legends in her teachings, and this is often one of the high points for guests.

Donations to Maile are Encouraged

For private hula lessons, contact Maile at (808) 937-4249.