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Learning to Hula

I admit to a certain fascination with dance but none more so than the ones that use the body to convey a message.

Hula is one of those. Today according to Checkiday is Hula in the Coola Day and while I won't be having a luau in the snow I am going to try and learn one of the dances.

There is a web site called Hula Dance HQ which has all sorts of information on Hula including a whole section on How to Hula. I chose the first one to learn because it is fairly simple. Its called Hakilau Dance

As with all Hula it tells a story. In this case it tells the following story: On Hukilau, the entire village helps to pull in the fishnets. After the day is done, a luau is held and everyone sings and dances. The dance is done in an illustration of swimming, pulling in nets and overall festivity.

Here is a video illustrating what it should look like:


No, I am not going to show you a video of my version! Check out Hula Dance HQ if you want to learn to do this yourself.

Just for fun the music without the actions to serve as help with the timing.



And finally, if you would like to see/listen to other Hawaiian & Hula music check out this Archive

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