Hula Dancing for Beginners

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Learn how to hula dance, including tips on basic hula moves as well as the meanings behind the dances and how each movement is a story in itself, in this free video series of hula dancing lessons for beginners.

Series Summary

The Hula is a dance that originated in Hawaii and is accompanied by chants or music. These dances are made up of hand and hip movements that symbolize words and tell stories to the audience. The music is usually happy and the colors of the costumes are bright and open. There are two types of hula. Kahiko is the ancient form of the dance that is accompanied by chants and Auana is danced to music. Although there are several instruments used the ukulele is the primary instrument of the Hawaiian culture and of the dance. In this free video series you will not only learn basic moves of the hula but you will also learn the meanings of the dances and how each movement is a story in itself. You will see examples of full dances as well as tips on incorporating native instruments into your dances. Each move is broken down to it's simplest form so you can follow along and have a great time while learning this beautiful style. Planning a trip to Hawaii? You need to watch these videos!

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