Special One-day Introductory Ladies Hula Workshop with Hannah Leyva
We are excited to announce the return of our One-day Introductory Ladies' Hula Workshop, taught by the 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.
Open to ladies ages 11 and up | Beginner Level.
Hula Workshop $45
Sunday March 25, 2018
2pm - 4pm
At the North Carolina Ukulele Academy
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 Kaua’i and grew up with part of the large islander community in Southern California. While trained in the dances of different Polynesian cultures, including Tahitian, Samoan, and Maori dancing, hula has always been her favorite due to the connection she feels to the mele (music), the movements, and the cultural significance of the art form.
Hannah has studied with hula halau, or schools, in Los Angeles and Indiana (where she went to college) and has performed at Polynesian and multicultural festivals in both areas. After moving to Wilmington in 2015, she looked for a hula group in town, but had no luck. She met one of Kent’s friends, who told her about the Ukulele Academy, and she visited the shop one day to introduce herself. The rest is history!
Purchase your ticket soon—space is limited and we'd love to share this special afternoon with you!