Posted February 25, 2019

We are excited to offer an amazing One-day Introductory Ladies’ Hula Workshop, taught by an exceptional, soulful hula dancer, Hanna Leyva. This workshop is a wonderful afternoon for anyone—whether you love hula, dance in general or just want to have a little out of the ordinary adventure. Beginners will feel right at home as hula expert, Hannah Leyva, teaches the ancient art right here in our Academy.

Sunday March 31, 2019
2pm – 4pm
At the North Carolina Ukulele Academy
$49 per person.
Open to ladies ages 11 and up.
Beginner Level.

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In hula, the hands and hips are used to tell stories of people, places, and things, among others. During the workshop, haumana (students) will learn basic hula steps and hand movements, along with Hannah Leyva has been dancing hula, the graceful native dance of Hawai’i that is Hawaiian words that are commonly used by hula practitioners. In the second hour, they will be taught the choreography to a simple hapa haole song, utilizing the steps they learned in the first half of the workshop.

Students should wear comfortable clothing they can easily move in and bring a flowing skirt or sarong they can wear on their hips. They can also bring something to take notes with if they choose.

Hannah is excited to share her passion for hula and Hawaiian culture with the Wilmington community she loves, and is looking forward to introducing people to a new way to spread the aloha spirit.


More about Instructor, Hannah Leyva:

Hannah Leyva has been dancing hula, the graceful native dance of Hawai’i that is used to tell stories of the islands, for more than half her life. Originally from Los Angeles, she has family connections to the Hawaiian islands of O’ahu and [...]