Polynesian dancing is the essence and spirit of Hawaiian culture. Initially it was treated as a sacred ritual, but it slowly became a form of entertainment.
The dance is not without meaning. In fact the heart of hula dancing is poetic text, which is referred to as Mele. All movements are interpreted and performed on the basis of the text. In hula dancing, hand and arm gestures are combined with rhythmic twisting and swirling.
In hula dancing, each movement has a particular meaning and this coupled with the expressive hand gestures has even greater significance. While dancing, the movements that the dancers make may represent any facet of nature or life.
Polynesian Tuesday 5-5:45pm 5yr+ (Marisa)
Polynesian* Tuesday 8-8:45pm 12+ (Marisa)
*Must be Approved by Instructor and Artistic Director