What we're about
HULA AT THE PARK (Hula I Ka Paka) is a monthly community educational and social gathering that provides free hula lessons in a casual outdoor setting for families and friends of all ages, including special needs and disabled. (We are wheelchair accessible by sidewalk so all can participate.)
Learn basic steps, movements and drumbeats of the ipu (Hawaiian gourd drum) and dances to popular traditional songs. By sharing ALOHA THROUGH HULA, Hawai'i and hula lovers not only help to preserve and perpetuate Hawaiian hula, traditions, history and language, they learn and experience ALOHA that is the core of the Hawaiian value of 'OHANA.
'OHANA means family, including the extended sense of the term. 'OHANA includes family and friends that are bonded - connected with one another in cooperation and consideration for one another. Our primary venue promotes 'OHANA in the beautiful, family-focused Woodland Park in San Marcos with its playgrounds, spacious lawns, palm trees and duck pond. Join us as we connect with and enjoy the joyful sights and sounds of the 'aina (land) and kanaka (people).
This meet-up is led and organized by Auntie Kahanoa who teaches hula at the City of San Marcos Community Center and leads Kumu Hula Leihi'ilani Kirkpatrick's Halau Ka Lei Kukui Hi'ilani - Mainland USA Extension located at Dance North County in Encinitas. Auntie Kahanoa trains under Kumu Lei who lives in Kaua'i, Hawai'i. For those interested in more than a monthly lesson, whether for recreation or traditional hula, please contact Auntie Kahanoa. For more information, see http://www.halaukaleikukuihiilani-sd.com and http://www.halaukaleikukuihiilani.wordpress.com