We impart the skills of hula with an appreciation for the cultural values of Hawai’i. In learning kahiko (ancient style), ‘auana (modern style), and oli (chant), our students learn about the history, legends, spirituality, language, and land of Hawaiʻi.
Cultural connections are made and learned outside of the classroom, and so we actively engage with our community through classes, workshops, retreats, performances, and events.
No matter your age, ability, or background, we offer a variety of class formats to fit your needs and schedule! Hula is a form of self expression that should be available to all, and that's exactly what we aim to provide.
Under the tutelage of Kumu Hula Puluelo Park for over 20 years, Leimomi was taught all aspects of hula including but not limited to oli, kahiko (hula 'olapa), and 'auana (modern hula). She has performed as a dancer throughout the state of Hawai'i as well as Japan, and after undergoing rigorous training to complete her 'uniki ceremony, graduated as a kumu hula in 2002.
The experiences gained throughout the years has led Leimomi to take her education and knowledge to another level: teaching.
Leimomi believes that it is valuable to our hula lineage that we bring our true Hawaiian culture of the dance to our students. It is our responsibility as “Keepers of Hula” to grasp what we learned from the teachers before us, and to continue in this fashion so it will be handed down and enjoyed for generations to come.
Hālau Ho'oulu I Ke Kapa would like to
recognize Kumu Hula Puluelo Park for her inspiration, humbleness, and love in her teaching of the hula to all her graduate Kumu and students. As a pillar of the community, she nurtured generations through her love of hula that was steadfast and pure.
Mahalo ke akua for all the blessings and love bestowed upon the Hālau.