Thank you for visit kauanoeshulastudio.com. My name is Kauanoeanuhea, ʻūniki Kumu hula of kauanoeshulastudio.com. My mission is share true Hwaiian culture such as Hula, History, Hawaiian way of thinking and Hawaiian Language and guide next generations who will inherit our tradition. Learning Hula is not only learning dance, it is also learning what is true ALOHA and how the human should relate with our Mother Nature! To be a Hula dancer, you don’t need to be flexible as Ballet Dancer. Your hula will be the reflection of your heart. So if you have good heart, you’ll be a great Hula dancer.
[ʻŪniki Kumu Hula Kaunoeanuhea]
I learned Hula under Kumu Pattye about 16 years, and ʻūniki forimiku her as Kumu Hula in September 2022. I received the Hālau nane “Hālau Lei Hulu Mamo” on that time. Since I become a Kumu Hula, I have a Kuleana (responsibility) to guide next generation. My intention to teach Hula is let everybody know what is a “Real” Hula, and how fun to dance Hula. What I teach is all I carried from Kumu Pattye and that tradition was carried over 100 years. Hula is the dance gives women a real beauty, and releases your heart. You’ll find yourself through Hula.
Please come join us to enjoy Hula!
[Pattye Kealohalani Wright]
I received approval as Hula instractor from my Kumu Hula Pattye Kealohalani Wright in 2014 and ʻūniki from her as Kumu Hula in 2022. Kumu Pattye is the person who has Hula Halau “Na Pua Kea ‘O Koʻolau Poko” in Kailua Oahu. Kumu pattye is a traditional Kumu Hula. This means she carries a hula lineage which is passed on to her students. Her kahiko (traditional style dance) teacher was Aunt Lani Kalama, also of Kailua.
Aunty Lani’s teacher was the well-known Lokalia Montgomery known as the “teacher of teachers”. Kumu Pattye’s ‘auana (modern style dance) teacher was Bella Richards of Kailua, O’ahu. Aunt Bella came from the Hilo tradition of ‘ai ha’a style dancing, characterized by a very deep bend of the knees. Our instruction is very specific and detailed.