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Demystifying Hula #Infographic

It is thought that the hula dance dates back as far as when the first Polynesian travellers settled on the islands of Hawaii and has continued to be a major part of the Hawaiian culture ever since.

Hawaiian Hula is an ancient and sacred form of expressing deepest feelings and connects the dancer with the divine. It carries a message about what the Hawaiians did, thought, lived and believed in. Without any written language, the Hula was seen as the history book for the Hawaiians. In the early days, a child was chosen to be a dancer and often lived with his teacher.

You don't have to live in Hawai'i to dance hula. I've made hundreds of hula pa'u (skirts) to dancers living in the Mainland.from CA to NY--Sew Me Hawaii

Images from the Miss Aloha Hula kahiko competition of the 2014 Merrie Monarch Festival

Images from the Miss Aloha Hula kahiko competition of the 2014 Merrie Monarch Festival

The ancient cultural traditions of Hawaii live on in the Hula. The dance is taught and performed today all around the world, including Japan, France,  #hula #hawaii #aloha

The ancient cultural traditions of Hawaii live on in the Hula. The dance is taught and performed today all around the world, including Japan, France, Germany and Mexico.

Many of the traditional dance steps are used in both hula kahiko and hula auana.

Demystifying Hula: The Evolution Of Hawaiian Dance

How to hula. [must learn the moves before I go to Hawaii so I don't fail too badly at the obligatory hula class]

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How to hula. [must learn the moves before I go to Hawaii so I don't fail too badly at the obligatory hula class]

Keiki hula dancers from Halau Hula O Hokulani dancing at the Kapiolani park #BeautifulHula #Hawaii

"Keiki hula dancers from Halau Hula O Hokulani dancing at the Kapiolani park. Little cuties carrying on the art and culture of Hula.

Hawaiian women performing hula dance during tribute to Pele, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

Hawaiian women performing hula dance during tribute to Pele, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii. Original Hawaiian absolutely did not dress like this.