Explore the native dance of Hawai'i and the holistic values embodied in its poetry, music and movement.

Experience hula's fundamental elements with respect to the form's historical perspectives and cultural context. The Hawai‘i-born facilitator is a student of Kumu Hula (master teacher), Johnny Lum Ho.

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  • Hula (Beginner)

    First Session: Sun, Jun 25, 2017, 11:30 am - 1 pm

    Instructor: Kaina Quenga  show bio

    Kaina Quenga, a native of Hilo, Hawai'i has been dancing hula professionally for over 20 years in Hawai'i, Florida, New York and throughout the east coast. She performs widely as a freelance Polynesian dancer in the tri-state area at themed parties, community events, schools and senior centers. Kaina trained under Hilo's famed kumu hula (hula teacher) Johnny Lum Ho of Halau O Ka Ua Kani Lehua. With her hālau (school), Kaina danced in the world's largest hula competition - the Merrie Monarch - three years in a row, sweeping the awards for overall women's division in 1993. She also performed with Tihati Productions on her native Big Island and has traveled twice to French Polynesia, Tahiti to study in the birthplace of Tahitian dance. In the community, Kaina has worked with the students at Concourse House Day Care in the Bronx since 2003, teaching Native Hawaiian mele (songs) and hula (dan...for full instructor biography and other classes taught by this instructor, click here

    Day(s): Sunday

    Sessions: 8

    Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

    Room: NB07, Lower Dance Studio

    Price: from $112.00








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