HAWAIIAN HULA INTERNATIONAL MISSION:

“ Caring for the Hula | Mind, Body, Soul + Spirit ”

through public education, training, scholarships, products and services

locally, nationally and internationally

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2017 Hawaiian Hula Workshops by Kumu Hula Leihi'ilani Kirkpatrick

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January 28 - 29, 2017


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2017 Hawaiian Hula Workshops by

Kumu Hula Leihi'ilani Kirkpatrick

Celebrating 100 Years of Queen Liliu'okalani's Legacy

Hawaiian Hula International (HHI) is excited to announce its

2017 Hawaiian Hula Workshops by Kumu Hula Leihi‘ilani Kirkpatrick

to be held at the San Marcos Community Center in San Marcos, California (North County San Diego)

on Friday, January 27, 2017 through Sunday, January 29, 2017.


Join us in CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF QUEEN LILI‘UOKALANI'S LEGACY embodied in her motto:

E ONIPA‘A I KA ‘IMI NA‘AUAO…Be steadfast in the seeking of knowledge. 


We urge you to seek knowledge of the words of the last Hawaiian monarchy.  Spend the weekend with us as we honor, share and reflect upon her life and how she epitomized ALOHA.  May the words of her songs, prayers and those written about her stir your hearts to DEEPER ALOHA.


This 3-day cultural enrichment event is hosted by the Hawaiian Hula International Board of Dire

ctors, Hālau Ka Lei Kukui Hi‘ilani - Mainland USA Extension and its sponsors and donors who support 

HHI's mission of CARING FOR THE HULA | MIND, BODY, SOUL + SPIRIT.


EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

*Friday, January 27, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm        

HHI Potluck Reception & Recital Rehearsal with Kumu Lei 


*Saturday, January 28, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm  

Opening Ho‘ike (Recital) Ceremony & Lunch (Doors open  9 am)

*Saturday, January 28, 1:30 pm - 9:00 pm     

Hawaiian Hula Workshops and HHI Cultural Village Sessions


*Sunday, January 29, 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm      

Hawaiian Hula Workshops and HHI Cultural Village Sessions

*Sunday, January 29, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm      

Closing Workshop Revue & Ceremony (Doors open 6 pm)


THE FIRST AND FINAL HAWAIIAN QUEEN LILI'UOKALANI 

Hawai‘i lost its last reigning monarch, Queen Lili‘uokalani, on November 11, 1917.  January 29, 1891 marks the first day of her reign as the last Hawaiian monarch when she succeeded her brother, King David Kālakaua, the last reigning King of Hawai‘i who had passed the week before.  King David Kālakaua revitalized the Hawaiian culture in 1874 when he lifted the 40 year kapu (restrictions) on hula which was instituted by Queen Ka‘aumanu when she converted to Christianity in the 1830s. King David Kālakaua's motto, ONIPA‘A, was also Queen Lili‘uokalani's motto. 

Queen Lili‘uokalani's legacy is embodied in an expansion of this in her motto: E ONIPA‘A I KA 'IMI NA‘AUAO…Be steadfast in the seeking of knowledge.  From the day she became Queen, she was driven to care for the wellbeing and knowledge of her people, especially the children.   


She was the first female Hawaiian monarch, but she lost her throne due to an uprising staged by annexationists, and was placed under house arrest.  Although she later lived in sorrow, imprisoned, she left a CALL OF ALOHA upon her people and the world in her prayer KE ALOHA O KA HAKU:  "Behold not with malevolence the sins of man, but forgive and cleanse. And so, O Lord, Protect us beneath your wings and let peace be our portion, Now and forevermore. Amen."  Here she expresses the deepest form of ALOHA...through forgiveness so they may live in peace. 

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. 

https://on.spingo.com/l/2017_hawaiian_hula_workshops

For assistance with offline registration (for you non-technical people) please contact Kalani Alegre via email: registration@hawaiianhulainternational.com

Watch for our fundraising items:

perpetual workshop souvenir T-shirts, posters, etc.

 Hawaiian Hula Tutorial Part 1 DVD autographed by Kumu Lei


2017 Hawaiian Hula Workshops

by Kumu Hula Leihiʻilani Kirkpatrick

An annual 3-day cultural enrichment event held in North County San Diego, California​ hosted by Hawaiian Hula International (www.facebook.com/hawaiian.hula.international) and Halau Ka Lei Kukui Hiʻilani - Mainland USA Extension led by Auntie Kahanoa Floresca (www.halaukaleikukuihiilani-sd.com)


We are honored and privileged to announce that all workshops at this event will be taught by esteemed

Kumu Hula Leihi‘ilani Kirkpatrick (Kumu Lei):

* Kumu Hula (hula teacher) and Founder of Halau Ka Lei Kukui Hi‘ilani - Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i with Mainland USA and Singapore extensions

* Kumu Huaka‘i (excursion teacher), Kaua‘i Maoli

* Kahua (mentor) for the Department of Education and Kamehameha Schools

* Kahu (minister), Ordained and licensed by the State of Hawai‘i.


Kumu Hula Leihiʻilani Kirkpatrick started dancing hula in the 1950s with her ʻohana. She has been taught by several wonderful hula teachers/masters but has been most impacted by Uncle Joe Kahaulelio, Aunty Puamohala Kaholokula, and Loea Kawaikapuokalani Hewett. She began dancing professionally in 1968 and has continued to grow in hula ever since, having graduated through traditional ‘uniki rites with Kawaikapuokalani Hewett. With hula gaining popularity worldwide, students from Singapore, Japan, Europe and the mainland USA have been and are regularly coming to study with Kumu Lei on Kauaʻi.


Join us at the 2017 Hawaiian Hula Workshops as a workshop attendee, sponsor, donor or as a spectator of our Opening Ceremony and Closing Ceremony. With your support, we can keep the traditions and ALOHA of the Hawaiian people alive for our future generations by caring for the people committed to learning, preserving and perpetuating their culture and hula.

Learn More About Kumu Lei

www.halaukaleikukuihiilani.wordpress.com

NEWS BLOG AND SLIDESHOW

Looking back on our 2016 Hawaiian Hula Workshops by

Kumu Hula Leihi'ilani Kirkpatrick

CLICK HERE FOR NEWS BLOG AND SLIDESHOW

www.halaukaleikukuihiilani.wordpress.com

2017 WEEKEND SCHEDULE

for Hawaiian Hula Workshops and HHI Cultural Village

CARING FOR THE HULA | MIND, BODY, SOUL + SPIRIT

FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2017, 6:00 - 8:30 PM 

EXCLUSIVE POTLUCK RECEPTION AND REHEARSAL W/ KUMU LEI

(Recital Performers, Past Participants, VIPs by Invitation)

This exclusive private event welcomes Kumu Lei to the Mainland USA for returning workshop attendees/halau/hui and their leaders. This intimate evening for a local-style ‘ohana potluck dinner will included a walk-thru of the opening ceremony and ho'ike  and setting up the hula circle. 

Tickets are NOT sold for this event. 

Participants are requested to RSVP at https://on.spingo.com/l/2017_hawaiian_hula_workshops

***TENTATIVE SCHEDULE***

3:30 PM - Community Hall Set-up for Recital and Potluck Setup

5:30 PM - Doors open for non-performing guests

6:00 PM - Welcome Procession For Kumu Lei

6:30 PM - Potluck Dinner

7:15 PM - Recital Rehearsal

8:30 PM - Closing

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2017, 9:00 - 12:00 PM

OPENING HO'IKE (Recital) CEREMONY

Doors open at 9:00 am for LIVE Hawaiian music by NA KUPONO and pre-show hula

Main Program starts at 9:30 am

Our weekend opens with a ceremony and ho'ike (recital) featuring the Hawaiian Hula International HULA CIRCLE consisting of  returning attendees/groups  from previous years along with some of the group leaders.   The ceremony includes the formal welcome of  Kumu Lei to the Mainland USA, her opening reflections on the workshop theme and learning Queen Lili'uokalani's Prayer, KE ALOHA O KA HAKU, as an oli (chant).  The ho'ike will present the oli and hula learned from the 2016 Hawaiian Hula Workshops.  Pre-show music will include hula from  the 2015 Hawaiian Hula Workshops - previous attendees are welcome to dance.

 

It is also in appreciation of our official event sponsors, Hawaiian Hula International Board members, community supporters, and the halau members of Kumu Hula Leihi'ilani Kirkpatrick's Halau Ka Lei Kukui Hi'ilani - Mainlan USA extension led by Auntie Kahanoa Floresca. Official event sponsors will be seated with Kumu Lei. Doors open at 9:00 am .  

Tickets will be sold to attend this event.

https://on.spingo.com/l/2017_hawaiian_hula_workshops

$20 General Admission & Lunch

FREE for kids 12 and under, recital performers, past participants, VIP, sponsors & donors.

LAUHALA MAT SEATING AND LIMITED CHAIR SEATING

ON FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS


*** TENTATIVE SCHEDULE ***

9:00 am - DOORS OPEN  with NĀ KŪPONO Live Hawaiian Music

9:30 am - WELCOME & INTRODUCTION OF VIPs

9:45 am - HULA CIRCLE PROCESSION

Kāhea O Pu 'Ohe, Mele Ho‘omaika‘i, Ke Aloha O Ka Haku, Mele Kahea/Mele Komo, Waiwai Ka Wa Mua

10:00 am - 2016 OLI AND HULA KAHIKO -

E Ke Akua O Ka Lani, E Halelu Aku Kakou Ke Akua

E Ala E, Lili'u E, A Kilohana

10:15 am - ONIPA'A I KA 'IMI NA'AUAO (Message by Kumu Lei)

10:45AM - 2016 HULA 'AUANA

Ulupalakua, Nawiliwili, Glory)

11:00AM - LUNCH - Blessing for Food and Festivities

12:00-1:00PM Community Hall Clean-up & Picture-Taking

1:30PM - Community Hall is closed

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2017, 1:30 - 9:00 PM

Hawaiian Hula Workshops and HHI Cultural Village Workshops and Activities

San Marcos Community Center, San Marcos CA

The Saturday afternoon and evening of our weekend event features our workshops for  oli (chant), hula kahiko (ancient hula), hula 'auana (modern hula) and hula 'auana ho'ano (worship/praise hula).  Please check in 15 minutes before each workshop session.


1:30 - 3:15 pm - NA HALA O NAUE

MODERN HULA W/ BAMBOO IMPLEMENTS (Hula 'Auana Pu'ili)for Advanced Dancers


3:45 - 5:45 pm - KE ALOHA O KA HAKU, LILI'U E and 'O 'OE 'IO

SPECIAL TRIO PACKAGE: 

ANCIENT CHANT, ANCIENT HULA & MODERN WORSHIP/PRAISE HULA  (Oli, Hula Kahiko & Hula 'Auana Ho'ano) for Beginners and ALL LEVELS


6:15 - 7:00 pm - TALK STORY about LOYALTY TO LILI'UOKALANI

(FREE SESSION OPEN TO GENERAL PUBLIC)

with Auntie Leilani Holmes, Award-Winning Author and Descendent of Loyalist Robert Wilcox 


7:15 - 9:00 pm - 'ANAPAU

ANCIENT HULA (Hula Kahiko) for Intermediate/Advanced Dancers)


**schedule subject to change

*workshop attendees are asked to enter class 15 minutes before dance instruction to receive handouts, event announcements and review traditional class etiquette. 

No entry permitted once dance instruction starts until approval is received from Kumu Hula.


For more information, proper attire and online registration:

https://on.spingo.com/l/2017_hawaiian_hula_workshops

SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2017, 1:30 - 5:00 PM

Hawaiian Hula Workshops and HHI Cultural Village Workshops and Activities

San Marcos Community Center, San Marcos CA

The Sunday afternoon of our weekend event features our workshops for  modern hula (hula 'auana) for all levels of adults and kids.  Please check in 15 minutes before each workshop session.


1:30 - 3:15 pm - KA PILINA

MODERN HULA (Hula 'Auana ) for all levels


3:45 - 4:45 pm - ALOHA 'OE (written by Queen Lili'uokalani)

KIDS' MODERN HULA (Keiki Hula 'Auana) primarily for beginning kids but open to all levels of kids 12 and under.


**schedule subject to change, songs TBD

*workshop attendees are asked to enter class 15 minutes before dance instruction to receive handouts, event announcements and review traditional class etiquette.

No entry permitted once dance instruction starts until approval is received from Kumu Hula.


For more information, proper attire and online registration:

https://on.spingo.com/l/2017_hawaiian_hula_workshops

SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

CLOSING WORKSHOP REVUE & CEREMONY

Doors open at 6:00 am for LIVE Hawaiian music by NA KUPONO and pre-show hula

Main Program starts at 6:30 pm

San Marcos Community Center, San Marcos CA

Our weekend closes with a workshop revue and ceremony and featuring all participants of hula workshops, lei making workshops and mini-ipu art workshops.   This is a time to share what was learned to family and friends in appreciation for their aloha (love) and kokua (support).  Lei makers and mini-ipu artists will be presenting their creations.  Kumu Lei will conduct a workshop revue through the chanters and dancers who will share what they learned in their workshops.  Pre-show music will include live Hawaiian music by NA KUPONO, the musical group of Kumu Hula Leihi'ilani Kirkpatrick's mainland USA extension of Halau Ka Lei Kukui  Hi'ilani.

 

It is also in appreciation of Kumu Hula Leihi'ilani Kirkpatrick, our official event sponsors, Hawaiian Hula International Board members, community supporters, and the halau members of Kumu Hula Leihi'ilani Kirkpatrick's Halau Ka Lei Kukui Hi'ilani - Mainlan USA extension led by Auntie Kahanoa Floresca.  Doors open at 6:00 pm.  


Tickets will be sold to attend this event. 

Donations would also be greatly appreciated.

https://on.spingo.com/l/2017_hawaiian_hula_workshops

$15 General Admission

FREE for kids 12 and under, recital performers, past participants, VIP, sponsors & donors.

LAUHALA MAT SEATING AND LIMITED CHAIR SEATING

ON FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS


HAWAIIAN HULA INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR CHILDREN

to attend Hawaiian Hula Workshops by Kumu Hula Leihi'ilani Kirkpatrick

(Mahalo to our donors who have currently made 16 scholarships available)


$50 Children's Scholarship Packages include the following:

Kids' Hula Workshop Session and Event Education Folder - $30, Souvenir Lei - $5, Souvenir Shirt - $15,

future review and performance opportunities at HHI events, added to priority list for future workshops.


Children's hula workshop is on Sunday, January 29, 2017 from 3:45 - 4:45pm

Recipients are required to submit an application, complete a brief workshop evaluation

and perform their hula at the Closing Workshop Revue and Ceremony on Sunday, January 29, 2017.


Priority is given to the applicants as noted on a first come first served basis: 

1) Past participants from 2015 and 2016 Hawaiian Hula Workshops;

2) Participants of HHI Hula Review Workshops;

3) students of past participating halau hula (hula schools), hui hula (hula groups) and 'oihana hula (hula ministry);

4) others.


CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

SUBMIT ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 11, 2017

while funds last

Our Fundraising Souvenir T-Shirt

WATCH FOR NEWS ABOUT OUR ONLINE STORE

Coming Soon! 

Purchases available at https://on.spingo.com/l/2017_hawaiian_hula-workshops


Reflections about Kumu Hula Leihi'ilani Kirkpatrick

(reviews from the Hawaiian community, halau and workshop students) 

See link below to read and submit your reflections about Kumu Lei, her halau and her workshops.

To READ or SUBMIT reviews on Kumu Lei

www.nahaumanaleihiilani.wordpress.com


HAWAIIAN HULA INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL VILLAGE

Workshops and Activities

https://on.spingo.com/l/2017_hawaiian_hula_workshops

For assistance with offline registration (for you non-technical people)

please contact Kalani Alegre via email: registration@hawaiianhulainternational.com

Lei Making Workshop

Led by Uncle Kapena Malulani Perez

About the Instructor

Uncle Kapena is the Kumu Hula of the Halau Hula O Malulani located in San Diego, California. He has a passion for perpetuating the Hawaiian culture in every aspect of his life,  and we are honored to learn from him the basics of the art of lei making. 

Included in the Workshop

Participants will learn the significance of the traditional hala lei as it pertains to the theme of our workshop and the ideals of Queen Lili'uokalani. In addition, Uncle Kapena will provide step by step, hands on guidance as you craft your own creative version of this culturally and historically rich adornment.

Workshop Space is Limited...Register Now!  

Click Here To Register

MINI-IPU ART WORKSHOPS

sponsored by local Hawaiian Ipu Artist 

AUNTIE PATTI BIELMA of PUNAHELE ARTS

(HHI Cultural Village Director)

https://www.facebook.com/pbielma

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2017, 1:30 - 4:30 PM

SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2017, 1:30 - 3:30 PM

Each 45 minute session is limited to 10 students

For information and online registration:

https://on.spingo.com/l/2017_hawaiian_hula_workshops

Introducing Our New Partners

NA KOA KAI CANOE CLUB

San Diego's Youth Only

Cultural Immersion Program

Founded by

Uncle Gus and Auntie Casey Cervantes

http://www.nakoakai.com

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2017, 1:30 - 4:30 PM

SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2017, 1:30 - 4:30 PM

Walk-ins Welcome

For information and online registration:

https://on.spingo.com/l/2017_hawaiian_hula_workshops

Welcome Back

Auntie Leilani Holmes

Award-winning Hawaiian Author,

Descendant of Hawaiian Revolutionary Soldier & Politician

Robert William Kalanihiapo Wilcox and

2017's Featured TALK STORY speaker on

LOYALTY TO LILI'UOKALANI

http://www.ancestryofexperience.com

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2017, 6:15 - 7:00 PM

FREE SESSION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

For information and online registration:

https://on.spingo.com/l/2017_hawaiian_hula_workshops

Welcome Back LOMI LOMI KAOMI

Hawaiian Power Flow Massage

Developed and Founded by

Uncle Akoni Apana

http://www.lomilomikaomi.com

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2017, 1:30 - 4:30 PM

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (3 ) 15 - 20 minute sessions per hour

For information and online registration:

https://on.spingo.com/l/2017_hawaiian_hula_workshops

https://on.spingo.com/l/2017_hawaiian_hula_workshops

ADDITIONAL SPONSOR NEEDED

MAHALO NUI LOA

to Vida Floresca and Miriam Walker for their generous contribution to

KUMU LEI's AIRFARE

Supporting the Hawaiian Hula Value of

HO'IHI  (Respect)


We are so grateful for the blessing of being able to bring  

Kumu Hula Leihi'ilani Kirkpatrick to the Mainland USA

 with a roundtrip ticket to and from Lihue, Kaua'i

 

For more event information or how to become an Event Sponsor or Donor

kahanoa@hawaiianhulainternational.com

DONATE NOW TO HAWAIIAN HULA INTERNATIONAL'S MISSION

Caring For The Hula | Mind, Body, Soul + Spirit

https://on.spingo.com/l/2017_hawaiian_hula_workshops

VENUE:  FRIDAY - SUNDAY, JANUARY 27-29, 2017

ADDRESS

San Marcos Community Center

3 Civic Center Drive

San Marcos, CA  92069

(NORTH COUNTY SAN DIEGO)



EVENT HOURS

FRIDAY,  JAN 27:

BY INVITATION ONLY 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

VOLUNTEERS:

Community Hall Set-up 3:30 - 6:00 pm, Clean-up 8:30 - 9:00 pm


SATURDAY, JAN 28: 

OPEN TO PUBLIC 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

VOLUNTEERS:

*Community Hall and Cultural Village:  Set-up  8:00 am, Clean-up 12:00pm

*Lei Making in Fitness Room:  Set-up 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Clean-up 4:30 - 5:30pm

*Dance Room:  Set-up 12:30 - 1:30 pm,   Clean-up 9:00 - 9:30 pm


SUNDAY, JAN 29: 

OPEN TO PUBLIC 1:30 pm - 8:30pm

Workshops & Village:  Set-up  12:30 - 1:30 pm 

Main Hall:  Set-up 3:30pm, Clean-up 8:30 - 9:30pm


Contact us

HAWAIIAN HULA INTERNATIONAL

Board of Directors and Advisors

“ Caring for the Hula | Mind, Body, Soul + Spirit ”

through public education, training, scholarships, products and services

locally, nationally and internationally

Kahanoa Floresca

Founder & CEO

(2014-2017)

  •  HHI Education Director
  • HHI Program Director
  • HHI Webmaster
  • HHI Marketing & Promotions
  • Currently studying under Kumu Hula Leihi'ilani Kirkpatrick and serves as Alaka'i (leader) of Halau Ka Lei Kukui Hi'ilani - Mainland USA Extension
  • Started dancing at Age 5 on O'ahu, HI
  • Studied hula under Kumu Hula Auntie Philomena Ke'ali'i Waine'e Mahelona Aranio of Halau Hula O Haleloke and Kumu Hula Keka'elaua'eokalani Ha'upu
  • Former member of hula ministry, Akua Maka Kou at Horizon Christian Fellowship, San Diego
  • Share Da Aloha Worship Hula Conference

Kupono Floresca

Executive Director

(2014-2017)

  • HHI Multi-Media Marketing
  • HHI Music Director
  • Founder and Alaka'i (leader) of NA KUPONO
  • Hula Haumana of Halau Ka Lei Kukui Hi'ilani - Mainland USA Extension led by Alaka'i Kahanoa Floresca  
  • Direct Marketing Specialist & Account Manager at MODERN POSTCARD
  • Christian Educator and Counselor
  • Former Youth Pastor 
  • Studied Marriage and Family Therapy

Pakela Bielma

Cultural Village Director (2017)

CulHHI Multi-Media Marketing

  • HHI Music Director
  • Alaka'i (leader) of NA KUPONO Hawaiian Band
  • Member of Halau Ka Lei Kukui Hi'ilani - Mainland USA Extensiontural Village Director
    • HHI Mini-Ipu Art Workshop Sponsor

    • Hawaiian Ipu Artist and Owner of Punahele Arts

    • Director of Cultural Village for the San Diego Ho'olaule'a (2013- 2016) and E Hula Mau (2015)

    • Member of the Halau Hawaiian Band, NA KUPONO

    • Kokua Hana No'eau and Hula Haumana of Halau Ka Lei Kukui Hi'ilani - Mainland USA Extension led by Alaka'i Kahanoa Floresca  
    • Studied hula since 1999 under Monique Johnson of Na Pali Productions and  Kumu Hula Keka'elaua'eokalani Ha'upu
    • Tutu nana of Kealoha, Maile, Leimomi, Keona and Makana.

    Leilani Holmes

    Organizational Advisor (2015-2017)

    • Award-winning Hawaiian Author of Ancestry of Experience 
    • Descendant of Hawaiian Revolutionary Soldier & Politician Robert William Kalanihiapo Wilcox
    • Featured TALK STORY speaker of 2015-2017 Hawaiian Hula Workshops
    • 25 year hula haumana and earned Traditional 'Uniki Rites under the late Kumu Hula Auntie Philomena Ke'ali'i Waine'e Mahelona Aranio of Halau Hula O Haleloke
    • Member of the Halau Hawaiian Band, NA KUPONO



    Kalani Alegre

    Registration Director

    (2016-2017)

    • Kokua Waiwai and Member of Halau Ka Lei Kukui Hi'ilani - Mainland USA Extension led by Alaka'i Kahanoa Floresca 
    • Annual Participant in San Diego Ho'olaule'a Show and Cultural Village, San Marcos Alive Arts Festival, San Marcos Treelighting Ceremony

    Hi'ilei Rittberg

    Relations & Information Director

    (2016-2017)

    • Kokua Ho'okipa and Member of Halau Ka Lei Kukui Hi'ilani - Mainland USA Extension led by Alaka'i Kahanoa Floresca 
    • Former Student of San Marcos Community Center Hula Classes
    • Annual Participant in San Diego Ho'olaule'a Show and Cultural Village, San Marcos Alive Arts Festival, San Marcos Treelighting Ceremony


    'Iolani Pimentel

    Halau 'Ohana & Scholarships Director

    (2016-2017)

    • Kokua Keiki and Member of Halau Ka Lei Kukui Hi'ilani - Mainland USA Extension led by Alaka'i Kahanoa Floresca 
    • Former Student of San Marcos Community Center Hula Classes
    • Annual Participant in San Diego Ho'olaule'a Show and Cultural Village, San Marcos Alive Arts Festival, San Marcos Treelighting Ceremony
    • Her role is to malama all of our board members and attendees. 
    • She has a special passion for the keiki and supports the Scholarships Administration 

    Kilohana Scott James

    Education Director

    (2017)

    • College Professor of history and religion, specializing in East Asia, with 25 years of experience
    • Interests is in arts, especially dance, and has studied various styles of dance
    • Kokua Kuhikuhina and Member of Halau Ka Lei Kukui Hi'ilani - Mainland USA Extension led by Alaka'i Kahanoa Floresca 
    • Studied under Kumu Hula Anne Blankenship of Halau Ka Lei Aloha O Hula
    • Studied under Autnie Anne Garland of Aloha Nui Hula



    Kalehua Conejos

    Operations Director

    (2017)

    • Member of Halau Ka Lei Kukui Hi'ilani - Mainland USA Extension led by Alaka'i Kahanoa Floresca 
    • Studied under Auntie Anne Garland of Aloha Nui Hula
    • Associate Degree in Psychological and Social Services
    • Certification in Medical Assistant and Medical Administration

    Ku'ulei McLarney

    Executive Assistant (2017)
    • Member of Halau Ka Lei Kukui Hi'ilani - Mainland USA Extension led by Alaka'i Kahanoa Floresca 

    Kamaile Schwab

    Hula Instructors' Assistant

    (2015, 2017)

    • Member of Halau Ka Lei Kukui Hi'ilani, Kaua'i founded and led by Kumu Hula Leihi'ilani Kirkpatrick

    Hoku Perdomo

    Music Co-Director

    (2017)

    • Co-leader and Musician of the Halau Hawaiian Band, NA KUPONO, for Halau Ka Lei Kukui Hi'ilani - Mainland USA Extension led by Alaka'i Kahanoa Floresca  

    About Hawaiian Hula International

    and Hula Workshops

    Our selected workshop weekend at the end of January commemorates this pivotal time in hula and Hawai‘i history honoring both King David Kālakaua and Queen Lili‘uokalani and renewing our commitment to CARING FOR THE HULA | MIND, BODY, SOUL + SPIRIT. 


    In the 1870's at Ulupalakua, Maui, King David Kālakaua planted his ring of cypress trees that came to symbolize the reawakening of Hawaiian culture and tradition amongst those who are Hawai‘i and hula lovers after 40 years without hula.  In forming these workshops in 2015 and currently with only 10 people (like the trees of the Hula Circle), our vision is to build an HHI HULA CIRCLE, a strong and united hula ‘ohana that gathers regularly to renew our individual commitments to care for the hula and share aloha.   


    As we close the HHI HULA CIRCLE on January 29, 2017 (40 days from when this is being written), our hope is that we have provided a TIME OF RESTORATION, REVIVAL AND RENEWAL.


    JOIN HHI'S HULA CIRCLE IN 2017 as we urge all hula ‘ohana in

    CELEBRATING 100 YEARS 

    OF QUEEN LILI‘UOKALANI's LEGACY

    E ONIPA‘A I KA ‘IMI NA‘AUAO...

    Be steadfast in the seeking of knowledge. 


    Know her words...know her heart...know her CALL OF ALOHA to the Hawaiian people and the world.