High School Students Learn Hula

Share this:

Some student performers from the Mid-Pacific Institute School of the Arts.

Hula instructors Michael Casupang and Lisa Jay from the Mid-Pacific Institute School of the Arts in Honolulu, Oahu, will be teaching four classes/workshops in traditional Hawaiian Hula at Laguna Beach High School that will culminate in a concert to be presented at the Artists Theatre on Friday, Feb. 18.

The instructors will share the history of Hula, the costuming, the steps, the basic foot movements and then actually have the high school students learn a little bit and also do a comparison and contrast to the dance forms that they learn. They will join the students on stage in full costume for the Feb. 18 concert.

Begun in 1988 with 16 students, the hula program at the Mid-Pacific Institute School of the Arts now boasts 90 students. Their mission is to share the traditional and ancient art of Hula with the larger community outside of Hawaii, helping others to understand it as the art of Hawaiian dance expressing all that we see, hear, smell, taste, touch and feel.

Share this:
Firebrand Media LLC wants comments that advance the discussion, and we need your help to accomplish this mission. Debate and disagreement are welcomed on our platforms but do it with respect. We won't censor comments we disagree with. Viewpoints from across the political spectrum are welcome here. While everyone is entitled to their opinion, our community is not obliged to host all comments shared on its website or social media pages, including:
  • Hate speech that is racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic slurs, or calls for violence against a particular type of person.
  • Obscenity and excessive cursing.
  • Libelous language, whether or not the writer knows what they're saying is false.
We require users to provide their true full name, including first and last names, as a condition for comments. We reserve the right to change this policy based on future developments.

Scroll down to comment on this post.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here