Past Events

SINCE 2005 …

🌺 Weekly hula classes [2006-2008], [September 2019-] 🌺 After-school hula classes 🌺 “Intro to Hula” workshops 🌺 Hula auana, kahiko, and Christmas hula workshops 🌺

🌺 Corporate [Hawaii Tourism Europe, Lufthansa, KCL] 🌺 School & community [KS1/KS2, Girl Guide Association, school fundraising, senior care facilities] 🌺 Private [Summer/luau events, Christmas, hen parties, kids birthdays] 🌺 Bellydance [Fantasia, Arabesque Nights, Ahnémon hafla, Wiggle It hafla] 🌺


21 MAY 2019
KUMU HULA RICH PEDRINA IN LONDON – LET’S HULA AROUND EUROPE!

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Join us in London on Tuesday 21 May as we welcome Kumu Hula Rich Pedrina from Hālau Hula ‘O Nāpunaheleonāpua!

Experience Hawaiian hula at England’s award winning folk arts centre Cecil Sharp House and help us fill the absolutely magnificent Kennedy Hall with aloha

  • Date: Tuesday, 21 May 2019
  • Time: 17:30 to 21:30
  • Location: Kennedy Hall at Cecil Sharp House
  • Cost: £75 per person – buy tickets through Eventbrite

This is an open-level workshop with 4 hours of basics, oli (chant) and hula kahiko.
Tickets are only available until 19 May and not on the door, so make sure to reserve your spot in good time.

This event is intended to be accessible and establish a base for Kumu to visit regularly and share his specific hula style and knowledge. So if you have no idea who or what an ‘uwehe is, that’s fine. If you’re a more advanced student, performer or teacher, this is a rare opportunity to meet and learn from a kumu hula right here in the UK!


29 JUNE 2019
2 sessions at Academy Mews Studios in Camden.

Session 1: Workshop Review. Invite-only open to those who registered for 21 May. Please message me if you don’t receive your invite!
Ho’opa’a who want to practice oli/pa’i are welcome to bring their ipu
14:00 – 15:00, The Balcony Studio (top floor), £15 (£20 to attend both sessions)

Session 2: Hula for Absolute Beginners. If you missed out on the workshop, you want to start exploring Hawaiian dance and culture, or your basics are maybe a little shaky, this is an open class that assumes no prior knowledge or experience. No choreography. Hula does not discriminate, all are welcome at this class.
Non-beginners and ho’opa’a feel free to join and practice basics
15:15 – 16:15, The Balcony Studio (top floor), £15 Click here to register


13 JULY 2019
Kahiko session at Academy Mews Studios in Camden.

Hawaiian Hula for Beginners: Intro to ‘Ancient’ Hula (Kahiko)
A 2-hour session where we’ll dive into Hawaiian culture with hula kahiko, the older style of hula handed down through generations.
Discover the joy of oli (chanting), physical conditioning, dance posture and technique, storytelling and so much more.
No prior experience or knowledge required. This intro class will feed in to regular sessions starting this autumn. Hula does not discriminate, all are welcome at this class.
Non-beginners and ho’opa’a are welcome to join
15:00 – 17:00, The Lounge Studio (ground floor), £25 Click here to register


27 JULY 2019
Auana session at Academy Mews Studios in Camden.

Hawaiian Hula for Beginners: Intro to Modern Hula (Auana)
A 2-hour session where we’ll focus on hula auana, the more modern style of hula.
Explore various aspects of our world, Hawai’i and human nature through hula performed to Western-influenced instruments and melodies.
No prior experience or knowledge required.
Hula does not discriminate, all are welcome at this class.
Non-beginners and ho’opa’a are welcome to join
15:00 – 17:00, The Lounge Studio (ground floor), £25 Click here to register


WEEKLY CLASSES IN LONDON: Fridays 13 September – 18 October 2019 [restarts January 2020]

How much: £15 per class (drop-in), or book all six and get a discount*
(*Terms and conditions apply)

Where: Office Studio @ Academy Mews, Camden (first floor)


26 OCTOBER 2019 – DANCE AROUND THE WORLD 2019 🌺
I’m super excited to be teaching a taster hula workshop as part of Dance Around The World on 26 & 27 October. This is a two-day celebration of traditional dance from all over the world with non-stop performances and workshops.
Venue: Cecil Sharp House (tickets here)
Hula workshop: Saturday 26 October, 12 pm – 1 pm


30 NOVEMBER 2019
Auana session at Academy Mews Studios in Camden.

Hula Auana for Beginners+
3-hour hula auana choreography workshop.
2 pm – 5 pm, The Balcony Studio (top floor), £37.50