HAWAIIAN HULA INTERNATIONAL MISSION:

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

through public education, training, scholarships, products and services

locally, nationally and internationally

CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO HAWAIIAN HULA INTERNATIONAL'S MISSION AND CHILDREN'S SCHOLARSHIP

2019 Hawaiian Hula Workshops by Kumu Hula Leihi'ilani Kirkpatrick

COME JOIN 3-DAY HULA INTENSIVE WEEKEND

January 18 - 20, 2019


Learn More About Kumu Lei


2019 Hawaiian Hula Workshops by

Kumu Hula Leihi'ilani Kirkpatrick

Celebrating The Heart and Legacy of King David Kalakaua

(The First Hawaiian Renaissance Man Who Restored the Hawaiian Hula, Culture and Traditions of His People)

Hawaiian Hula International (HHI) is excited to announce its

2019 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 18, 2019 through Sunday, January 20, 2019.


This 3-day cultural enrichment event is hosted by the Hawaiian Hula International, 

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.


OUR 3-DAY HULA INTENSIVE WEEKEND EVENT SCHEDULE

***Our two venues are within a 5-mile drive from each other.

HAWAIIAN HULA WORKSHOPS BY KUMU HULA LEIHI'ILANI KIRKPATRICK

***San Marcos Community Center - Main Hall, 3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, 92069


Friday, January 18, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm (Doors open at 6:00pm)

Our Traditional Welcome Ceremony & Potluck Dinner for Kumu Lei

with a local style family flare is a tradition of her halau Mainland USA extension


Saturday, January 19, 9:00am - 8:30 pm (Doors open at 8:30am)

Five (5) Hawaiian Hula Workshops covering language, song, chant, hula and technical training in all sessions


HAWAIIAN HULA ARTS VILLAGE BY KUMU HULA LEIHI'ILANI KIRKPATRICK

***Emerald Heights Clubhouse - 1700 Woodland Heights Glen, Escondido, 92026

This is a complimentary event that includes an ALOHA 'OE POTLUCK DINNER limited to first 60 RSVP'd guests. The venue located in a private gated-community requires a guest list for the community security guard.


Sunday, January 20, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm (Doors open at 8:30am)

Three (3) Complimentary Sessions for Attendees:

Hawaiian style natural fabric dyeing, kapa design stamping and fresh lei making


HAWAIIAN HULA RENAISSANCE CELEBRATION WITH KUMU HULA LEIHI'ILANI KIRKPATRICK

Sunday, January 20, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm (Doors open at 6:00pm)

Workshop Revue, Aloha 'Oe Potluck Dinner (RSVP required for all participants)


ALL OUR WORKSHOPS CELEBRATE THE HEART AND THE LEGACY OF KING DAVID KALAKAUA

This year our workshops commemorate the passing of the First Hawaiian Renaissance Man 

and the last reigning King of Hawai'i, King David Kalākaua (November 16, 1836 - January 20, 1891) . 

It is a call to boldy do what is right on behalf of the Hawaiian people, their hula and their culture...

to be HE PUA LAHA 'OLE as he was in the mainland USA. He pua laha 'ole is an 'olelo no'eau Hawai'i 

(Hawaiian proverb) which translates as a flower not common. 

It is an expression of one who is as choice and highly prized as a very rare blossom http://morningmanao.blogspot.com/2010/01/he-pua-laha-ole.html. 

King David Kalākaua commanded the return of hula for the Hawaiian people and 

started a Hawaiian Cultural Renaissance in his days, 

let us all follow his example and continue to burn the torch to do the same for the Mainland USA. 


HAWAIIAN HULA INTERNATIONAL EMBRACES THE HEART AND LEGACY OF KING DAVID KALAKAUA

In the 1870's at 'Ulupalakua, Maui, 

King David Kālakaua planted his ring of cypress trees known as the HULA CIRCLE. 

It came to symbolize the reawakening of Hawaiian hula, 

culture and tradition amongst those who are Hawai‘i and hula lovers.  

After 40 years without hula, King David Kālakaua commanded its return at his jubilee birthday celebration. 

King David Kalākaua traveled internationally seeking help on behalf of Hawai'i, his people and his culture. 

HHI's mission is CARING FOR THE HULA / MIND, BODY, SOUL & SPIRIT. 

Hawaiian Hula International's goal is to build a hula 'ohana known as Hawaiian Hula International, 

a grass roots organization with a worldwide vision of a strong and united hula ‘ohana

 that gathers regularly to renew their common commitment: 

CARE FOR THE HULA AND SHARE ALOHA. 


EXPERIENCE ONE OR MORE SESSIONS OF OUR 3-DAY HULA INTENSIVE WEEKEND FOR ALL LEVELS

Participation in the Hawaiian Hula Workshops and the Hawaiian Hula Arts Village by Kumu Hula 

Leihi'ilani Kirkpatrick is also designed for those who may be interested in being a performing member of 

Hawaiian Hula International, a collaboration of all hālau hula (hula schools), 

Polynesian dance groups, hula worship ministries and individuals. 

Whether you are a hula dancer, lei maker or kapa designer, we invite you to join us in sharing what we have collectively learned. The first performance scheduled is at the 2019 SAN DIEGO HO'OLAULE'A, the annual Hawaiian Cultural Festival to be held the weekend of May 4-5, 2019 at De Anza Cove. 

We will also be a part of its Hawaiian Cultural Village in which Kumu Hula Leihi'ilani Kirkpatrick's Hālau Ka Lei Kukui Hi'ilani Mainland USA Extension has served for the past 4 years.




REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. 

https://on.spingo.com/events/landing/2019_hawaiian_hula_workshops

For assistance with offline registration (for you non-technical people) please contact Kalani Alegre via email: [email protected]

Watch for our fundraising items:

perpetual workshop souvenir T-shirts, posters, etc.

 Hawaiian Hula Tutorial Part 1 DVD autographed by Kumu Lei


2019 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 all hula workshops at this event will be taught by the esteemed Kumu Hula Leihi‘ilani Kirkpatrick (Kumu Lei) with a wealth of experience and knowledge:

* Kumu Hula (hula teacher) through traditional 'uniki rites

* Recognized Hawaiiana Educator

* Recognized Lei Judge

* Kumu Huaka‘i (excursion teacher) for Kaua'i Maoli

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

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


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 2019 Hawaiian Hula Workshops as a workshop attendee, sponsor, donor or as a spectator of our Welcome Ceremony and Closing Celebration. 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 past Hawaiian Hula Workshops by

Kumu Hula Leihi'ilani Kirkpatrick

CLICK HERE FOR NEWS BLOG AND SLIDESHOW

www.halaukaleikukuihiilani.wordpress.com

2019 WEEKEND SCHEDULE

for Hawaiian Hula Workshops and New Hawaiian Hula Arts Village

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

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2019, 6:00 - 8:30 PM 

WELCOME CEREMONY & POTLUCK FOR KUMU LEI

(Open to the Public with online RSVP and Potluck Contribution small main dish and side dish)

In the past, this was  an exclusive private event to welcome Kumu Lei to the Mainland USA.  This year Halau Ka Lei Kukui Hi'ilani Mainland USA Extension is opening its doors to share its welcome ceremony tradition and invite workshop participants to be part of the ceremonial procession line.    This intimate evening for a local-style ‘ohana potluck dinner will include a performance of hula to honor Kumu Lei's hula lineage. 

Tickets are NOT sold for this event.  Participants are requested to RSVP at https://on.spingo.com/e/2019_hawaiian_hula_workshops/22518

LAUHALA MAT SEATING AND LIMITED CHAIR SEATING

ON FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS


***TENTATIVE SCHEDULE***

4:00 PM - Community Center Main Hall Set-up for Ceremony and Potluck 

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

5:45 PM - Halau Ka Lei Kukui Hi'ilani Line Up

6:00 PM - Guest and Non-Halau Line -Up

6:15 PM - Kumu Lei's Arrival / Welcome Ceremony / Greeting Procession

7:00 PM - Introduction of VIPs and Kumu Lei's Presentations

7:15 PM - Potluck Dinner

7:45 PM - Preschool and City Presentation to Kumu Lei

8:00 PM - Halau Presentation to Kumu Lei

8:30 PM - Closing & Clean-Up

9:00 PM - Clear Premises

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2019, 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM

HAWAIIAN HULA WORKSHOPS

San Marcos Community Center, San Marcos

Doors open at 8:30 am | 

Doors Close and Session starts at 9:00 am

Direct Online Registration Link:

https://on.spingo.com/e/2019_hawaiian_hula_workshops/22529

CLASS PROTOCOL:  

1.  Doors will be closed at start of class indicated on the schedule.

2.  The first 10-15 minutes of each class open with a traditional line up and entry which will be taught to all participants.  

3.  ENTRANCE OLI - E HO MAI / MELE KOMO

4.  BLESSING PRAYER - MELE HO'OMAIKA'I

5.  REVIEW OF CLASS RULES & REMINDERS

6.  CLOSING MELE PULE - E ALOHA MAI

7.  COMPLETION OF SURVEY


*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.


Saturday features our hula workshops for  oli (chant), hula kahiko (ancient hula), hula 'auana (modern hula) and hula 'auana ho'ano (worship/praise hula).  


9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Session #1: SPECIAL 3-IN-1 WELCOME PACKAGE 

HULA TECHNIQUES & STYLE, PULE OLA LIHI'O, E ALOHA MAI

(All levels, hula technique, Oli, Modern Hula, slow tempo) 


11:45 AM - 1:30 PM  Session #2:  HE MELE NO KALAKAUA (LILO & STITCH)

MODERN HULA IPU (moderate for Preteens-Adults) or as 

MODERN SITTING HULA (moderate for kids)


1:45 PM - 3:30 PM  Session #3:  KAHI KAI A'O MAMALA

TRADITIONAL ANCIENT HULA  (Moderate for All levels Pre-Teens and up)

passed down by Lehua Kawaikapuokalani Hewett


3:45 PM - 5:30 PM  Session #4: HE'EIA 

MODERN HULA - (moderate to quick tempo for Intermediate/Advanced) 


6:45 PM - 8:30 PM Session # 5 -  ALOHA NO KALAKAUA

MODERN HULA (All Levels, Pre-Teens / Adults, slow tempo)


**schedule subject to change


For more information, proper attire and online registration:

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

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2019, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

HAWAIIAN HULA ARTS VILLAGE

Emerald Heights Clubhouse, Escondido, CA

Doors open at 8:30 am

Session starts at 9:30 am

Direct Online RSVP Link and material purchase:

https://on.spingo.com/e/2019_hawaiian_hula_workshops/22532

The Sunday event features our complimentary sessions to 1/19 Workshop Registrants, limited to 60 RSVP'd guests.  For those interested in performing with Hawaiian Hula International, attendance at all 3 sessions is required for preparation of costumes and to be trained in the lei making required.


9:30 AM - 11:30 AM  Session #1 - Natural Dyeing 


1:00 PM - 3:00 PM  Session #2 - Fresh Lei Making 


3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Session #3 - Kapala Stamping 



**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 20, 2019, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

HAWAIIAN HULA RENAISSANCE 

CELEBRATION & ALOHA 'OE

Emerald Heights Clubhouse, Escondido, CA

Doors open at 6:00 am |

Doors Close and Session starts at 6:30 pm

Direct Online RSVP Link and material purchase:

https://on.spingo.com/e/2019_hawaiian_hula_workshops/22532

Our weekend closes with a workshop revue and ceremony and featuring all participants of hula workshop.    Kumu Lei will conduct a workshop revue through the chanters and dancers who will share what they learned in their workshops.  

  

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 - Mainland USA extension led by Auntie Kahanoa Floresca.  


6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Session #4 HAWAIIAN RENAISSANCE

CELEBRATING KALAKAUA & ALOHA 'OE

6:30 PM - Opening - Oli and Mele

6:45PM - Kumu Lei's Review

7:00 PM - Potluck Dinner

7:45 PM - Hula Renaissance

8:15 PM - Mele Lessons: Aloha 'Oe / Hawai'i Aloha

8:30 PM - Closing & Clean-Up

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)


$75 Children's Scholarship Packages include the following:

Kids' Hula Workshop Session and Event Education Folder - $45, Souvenir Lei - $15, Souvenir Shirt - $15,

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


Children's hula workshops is on Saturday, January 19, 2019 are from 9:00-11:00 am or from 11:45 - 1:30 pm

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 20, 2019.


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

1) Past participants from 2015, 2016 and 2017 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 5, 2019

while funds last

Our Fundraising Souvenir T-Shirt


GUARANTEE YOUR SHIRT SIZE AND RECEIVE AT WORKSHOP.  PLACE YOUR ONLINE ORDERS BY SATURDAY, JANUARY 6 FOR PICK-UP ON SATURDAY, JAUNARY 19, 2019:

https://on.spingo.com/e/2019_hawaiian_hula_workshops/22502


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: [email protected]

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

MAHALO NUI LOA

to an Anonymous Donor for their generous contribution to

KUMU LEI's AIRFARE

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

[email protected]

DONATE NOW TO HAWAIIAN HULA INTERNATIONAL'S MISSION

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

https://on.spingo.com/e/2019_hawaiian_hula_workshops/22513/138133

VENUE:  FRIDAY - SUNDAY, JANUARY 18-20, 2019

ADDRESS

San Marcos Community Center

3 Civic Center Drive

San Marcos, CA  92069

(NORTH COUNTY SAN DIEGO)



EVENT HOURS

FRIDAY,  JAN 18:

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

(2014-2019)

  •  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

(2014-2019)

  • 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

Assistant Sound Technician (2019)

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, 2019)

    • 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, 2019)

    • 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 



    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

    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

    About Hawaiian Hula International

    and Hula Workshops

    The humble establishment of Hawaiian Hula International (HHI) is inspired by the living legacies of Hawaiiana, hula and ho‘ōla of Kumu Hula Leihi‘ilani Kirkpatrick (Kumu Lei) and Lehua Kawaikapuokalani Hewett (Lehua). HHI was founded by Auntie Kahānoa Floresca with help from her hula haumana to honor these legacies and to increase their ability to support and unite the Hawaiian community, Kumu Hula and hula people. Auntie Kahānoa Floresca serves as the Alaka‘i (leader) of Kumu Hula Leihi‘ilani Kirkpatrick’s Hālau Ka Lei Kukui Hi‘ilani – Mainland USA Extension established in 2014. Auntie Kahānoa Floresca immediately launched the introduction of her unique hula lineage through the inaugural 2015 Hawaiian Hula Workshops by Kumu Hula Leihi’ilani Kirkpatrick.  


    The mission, goal and vision of HHI is reflective of that of her Kumu Hula and the hālau (www.halaukaleikukuihiilani.wordpress.com):


    • Its mission is “Caring for the Hula - Mind, Body, Soul + Spirit” through public education, training, scholarships, products and services locally, nationally ad internationally.

    • Its goal is to provide all levels of education and training to preserve and perpetuate the cultural integrity of Hawaiian hula, traditions and history, and to honor and glorify Ke Akua (God) in all He has given the Hawaiian people.

    • Its vision is to provide events for all races and sectors of hula dancers to establish lōkahi (unity) and effective, loving communication through the practice of Biblical and Hawaiian values and the common purpose of SHARING ALOHA and CARING FOR THE HULA.


    All events and proceeds are intended

    • to help establish Hawaiian Hula International as a non-profit organization to accomplish its mission, goals and vision locally, nationally and internationally, and

    • to establish funding and scholarships for Hawaiian Hula Workshops and hālau education of children with financial need and families of Hawaiian decent, first for members of Hālau Ka Lei Kukui Hi‘ilani – Mainland USA Extension, then nationally and internationally.


    For more information about Hawaiian Hula International, 

    Hawaiian Hula Workshops By Kumu Hula Leihi‘ilani Kirkpatrick and 

    Hālau Ka Lei Kukui Hi‘ilani – Mainland USA Extension, 

    please contact Auntie Kahanoa Floresca.

    [email protected] 

    (760) 471-6784 office | (760) 207-4524 text