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The authentic hula instruction dvds we’ve all been waiting for!
Pattye Kealohalani Wright (Kumu Kea) is Kumu Hula of Na Puakea O Ko'olaupoko, a hula halau (school) in Kailua Hawaii, which she founded in 1973. Her Uniki (graduation) as Kumu Hula was in 1990. Her kahiko (ancient traditional style hula) is in the Kaua'i tradition as taught to her by Aunty Lani Kalama whose teacher was Lokalia Montgomery (known as the "teacher of teachers"). Her auana (modern style hula) is in the Hilo tradition of ai ha'a (bent knee style) as taught to her by Bella Richards.
This series of teaching dvds brings authentic Hawaiian hula classes directly to you: the students and teachers of Hawaiian hula. Here are real choreographies taught by a real Kumu Hula that real hula dancers learn in real Hawaiian hula classes in Hawaii. The lessons and routines have not been simplified for casual beginners, but are meant for serious hula students and teachers.
Each Instructional DVD first presents the entire number danced for you by a graceful hula dancer in full costume, so you can visualize how the dance will look performed. Next the instructional portion is presented just like a real hula class with every detail of each verse taught slowly and completely. Then the verse is practiced with music and verbal cues from Kumu Kea. Once the entire song is taught, it is practiced from the beginning with the music. "Mirror imaging" is used throughout the entire session so the lessons are easy to follow and steps can be viewed from all angles. Also during the lessons song lyrics and other relevant Hawaiian words appear on screen for you to follow.
Most of the dvds include a Teacher Booklet (internet download only) with the song's lyrics and translation, ukulele chords, the complete written choreography with all steps and gestures, background information about the song and choreography, costuming suggestions, explanations of hula steps used, tips on posture and arm positions, a glossary of hula related words, plus a section with thoughts for teachers.
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BASIC HULA INSTRUCTIONAL DVD
BASIC HULA INSTRUCTIONAL DVD
Our Price: $35.00

#RH01D
At last, it is really possible for beginners and accomplished dancers alike to learn authentic Hawaiian Hula at home and achieve the smooth sensuous movements that define a truly Hawaiian hula! This collaboration of master teacher Kumu Kea and master dancer Manumele (Sandii) brings together over 60 years of collective learning and teaching experience. Kumu Kea provides the detailed verbal instruction and drumbeats while Manumele remarkably demonstrates in intimate detail the muscle-by-muscle movements required to produce each part of each hula step properly. First you are taught the underlying basic movements of the body. Then in order of difficulty, 14 hula steps are broken down, taught and then practiced. Finally all the steps taught are used in a hula exercise session with Manumele so you can learn to move smoothly from one step to the next as you listen to the kumu's kahea (call). These smooth transitions, an essential skill for the proficient hula dancer, are practiced using 3 different music tempos of Waikiki, Kimo Hula, and, Green Rose Hula. (117 minutes)
Hula Steps Used: lewa (ka'o), kaholo, hele, kawelu (kalakaua), kalakaua elua (double kalakaua), ami, ami kuku, ka'apuni (around the island), uehe (ukeke), (lele uehe), ki'iwaewae, oniu, aui, lele
Dancer: Manumele (Sandii)
REAL HULA LESSONS FOR CHILDREN INSTRUCTIONAL DVD
REAL HULA LESSONS FOR CHILDREN INSTRUCTIONAL DVD
Our Price: $25.00

#RH27D
Suitable for children ages 4-11
The children of Real Hula actually do the teaching as Kumu Hula Pattye Kealohalani Wright guides you the viewer, and the children through the dancing of six hula songs. You will find that this DVD is entertaining for the young ones and educational as they learn real hula. For hula teachers of young children, these dances are good age-appropriate songs to get the young hula dancer off to a good start. It is meant to be a self-learning experience for the child as well as a resource for those who teach children. Bonus Teaching: Primer on the use of Hawaiian Hula implements, Hawaiian language lesson and the colors of the rainbow in Hawaiian.

Along the way, the animated antics of Manu the Mynah bird will make you laugh as sweet cartoon Momi the hula girl teaches a little something about each of the Hawaiian Islands and introduces a bit of the Hawaiian language and history.

1. "A" Stands for Warm Aloha
2. Sassy Little Mynah Bird
3. Maika'i No Kaua'i
4. E Hula Kakou (using 4 different Hula implements)
5. Going to California
6. There's a Little Word

Teacher
: Kumu Kea (Pattye Kealohalani Wright)
Leve
l: Beginner
Language
: English & Hawaiian
Running time
: 1 hour 57 minutes
Companion CD
: #MH350CD - "Real Hula for Children"
HANALEI MOON INSTRUCTIONAL DVD
HANALEI MOON INSTRUCTIONAL DVD
Our Price: $25.00

#RH26D
This is Kumu Kea's most requested hula. In this dvd Mehana dances as Kumu Kea takes you through the step-by-step teaching so you too can dance this ever popular hula. The opening costumed dance was filmed on Hanalei Bay in Kaua'i. In this way you can enjoy the beauty of Hanalei Bay as well as learning this lovely hula. Enjoy!

Teacher: Kumu Kea (Pattye Kealohalani Wright)
Dancer: Mehana
Style: Modern ('Auana)
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Language: English
Running time: 49 minutes
Teacher Booklet: 6 pages
(available for download)
Companion CD: #MH337CD - "Sandii's Hawaii 4th"
HOLO HOLO KA'A INSTRUCTIONAL DVD
HOLO HOLO KA'A INSTRUCTIONAL DVD
Our Price: $25.00

#RH22D
This dance is a hula standard for parties or performance. Known by every musician who plays Hawaiian music, this lively automobile ride through the countryside is as much fun for the audience as it is for the dancer.  Kumu Kea not only teaches the number but models it while teaching Punahele, who shows what she learned in her opening performance on the DVD.  This hula number is uplifting and smile filled.  Have fun with this joyride!

Teacher: Kumu Kea (Pattye Kealohalani Wright)
Dancer: Punahele
Style: Modern ('Auana)
Level: Intermediate
Language: Hawaiian with a bit of English 
Running time: 35 minutes
Companion CD: #MH337CD - "Sandii's Hawaii 4th"
GREEN ROSE HULA INSTRUCTIONAL DVD
GREEN ROSE HULA INSTRUCTIONAL DVD
Our Price: $25.00

#RH02D
This hula classic, that praises the highly esteemed green rose of Hawaii, was composed by the famous Johnny Almeida. It is a perfect beginning hula because it uses many basic hula steps one verse at a time, allowing the student easier mastery. It is a lively and fun number suitable for children or adults and any level of dancer from beginners through advanced. Lovely 10-year-old Pikake dances it for you in a ti leaf skirt like the one Lilo wears in the children's animated movie "Lilo and Stitch". Includes a bonus segment at the end: "Making a Head Lei" using the green rose of Hawaii. (52 minutes)
Hula Steps Used: kaholo, hele, ami kuku, double kalakaua, ki'iwaewae, oniu
Dancer: Pikake
Style: Modern ('Auana)
Level: Beginner - Advanced
Language: Hawaiian
Teacher Booklet: 12 pages (available for download)
Companion CD: MH156CD - "Sandii's Hawaii" by Sandii
Ko Ma'i Ho'eu'eu Instructional DVD
KO MA'I HO'EU'EU INSTRUCTIONAL DVD
Our Price: $25.00

#RH25D
This is a rollicking ipu number that is a real show stopper! Fast, Complex rhythms and flashy movement, this hula 'auana version is based on a traditional chant and is suitable for intermediate to advanced dancers.

Teacher: Kumu Kea (Pattye Kealohalani Wright)
Dancer: Kalehua
Style: Modern ('Auana)
Instrument: Ipu heke 'ole (dancer's ipu)
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Format: DVD (NTSC)
Running time: 54 minutes
Teacher Booklet: 6 pages
(available for download)
Companion CD:
MH350CD "Real Hula for Children" - Pattye Kealohalani Wright (Kumu Kea) With Sandii


THESE ISLANDS INSTRUCTIONAL DVD
THESE ISLANDS INSTRUCTIONAL DVD
Our Price: $25.00

#RH03D
This graceful dramatic hula praises the magical beauty and spirit of the islands that is suitable for dancers of all ages. The imagery of the vivid "word-picture" lyrics of the many breathtaking natural wonders and experiences that are aloha will touch the heart of anyone who has been enraptured by this unique paradise. The song was written by Danny Couch especially for the Miss America contest held in Hawaii. (64 minutes)
Hula Steps Used: kaholo, hele, kalakaua, lewa imua, aui, one handed vamp, e ue
Dancer: Kumu Kea
Style: Modern ('Auana)
Level: Intermediate
Language: English
Teacher Booklet: 11 pages (available for download)
PO LA'ILA'I INSTRUCTIONAL DVD
PO LA'ILA'I INSTRUCTIONAL DVD
Our Price: $25.00

#RH04D
This classic hula written by Mary Kawena Pukui belongs in every dancer's repertoire. Suitable for children or adults; any level of dancer should be able to master it with comparative ease. The song invites you to take a peaceful moonlight stroll under the twinkling stars. A distant ukulele is heard, the fragrance of pikake floats on the breeze, and the house lights look like stars against the mountains. (54 minutes)
Hula Steps Used: kaholo, lewa, hela, ami akau, kalakaua spinning kaholo, lele uehe
Dancer: Pumehana Style: Modern ('Auana)
Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Language: Hawaiian
Teacher Booklet: 10 pages (available for download)
Companion CD: MH350CD - "Real Hula for Children" by Sandii & Pattye Wright
PUA LILILEHUA INSTRUCTIONAL DVD
PUA LILILEHUA INSTRUCTIONAL DVD
Our Price: $25.00

#RH05D
This elegant classic hula is a love song that compares the lovely maiden Lililehua to a beautiful unforgettable blossom and it is perfect for formal attire. It was written by famed musical artist Kahauanu Lake to win the heart of well known hula master Ma'iki Aiu, whom he later married. This dance is suitable for teen or adult dancers, but as considerable leg strength is required to descend to the floor gracefully it is recommended for intermediate and advanced dancers. (51 minutes)
Hula Steps Used: ami akau, ka'apuni, kaholo, lele, lele uehe,lewa, uehe
Dancer: Pumehana
Style: Modern ('Auana)
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Language: Hawaiian
Teacher Booklet: 11 pages (available for download)
Companion CD: MH156CD - "Sandii's Hawaii" by Sandii
KAWIKA INSTRUCTIONAL DVD
KAWIKA INSTRUCTIONAL DVD
Our Price: $25.00

#RH07D
Kawika is considered to be an entry-level "foundation" hula kahiko number that is expected to be part of every hula dancer's basic repertoire. It introduces the two most basic hula steps: the kaholo and the uehe, and also introduces the classic format for hula kahiko presentations: the dancer's opening position, opening kahea (announcement), the body of the danced number, and the closing kahea. This classic hula is a mele inoa (name chant) that honors King David La'amea Kalakaua, Hawaii's last king. It is appropriate for all ages and both sexes. (43 minutes)
Hula Steps Used: kaholo, ami, uehe, ku
Dancer: Pumehana
Style: Ancient (kahiko)
Level: Beginner
Language: Hawaiian
Teacher Booklet: 13 pages - (available for download) - includes ipu rhythm instructions and notes for the ho'opa'a (chanter)
Companion CD: MH234CDR - "Hula Ekahi CD-R" by Kumu Kea (Pattye Kealohhi)
AIA LA'O PELE INSTRUCTIONAL DVD
AIA LA'O PELE INSTRUCTIONAL DVD
Our Price: $25.00

#RH23D
This is the fourth and final hula in our tradition of Kahiko foundation dances for the well trained dancer.  It is the most familiar of the Goddess Pele numbers and is an exciting addition to every dancers hula collection.  Our dancer gives an exciting performance as she helps teach this visual account of the eruptive phase of Kilauea. You will treasure this essential addition to your hula repertoire.

Teacher: Kumu Kea (Pattye Kealohalani Wright)
Dancer: Pikake
Style: Ancient (Kahiko)
Level: Intermediate
Language: Hawaiian
Format: DVD (NTSC)
Running time: 77 minutes
KALAKAUA INSTRUCTIONAL DVD
KALAKAUA INSTRUCTIONAL DVD
Our Price: $25.00

#RH13D
This mele forms the third selection in the most basic repertoire of the hula dance. Our tradition considers Kawika, Liliu E and Aia La O Pele to be the cornerstones of the training of the hula dancer, the "A-B-C"s" of hula, as it were. This mele builds on the steps learned in Kawika and Liliu E and adds additional footwork to the dancers basic repertoire. The extensive use of the Kalakaua step is augmented by the older form of the Lele 'uehe using the "brush" rather than the hela in its execution. This mele is equally suitable for male or female dancers, and for childrens or adults. It is a standard part of any hula dancers repertoire. (66 minutes)
Hula Steps Used: Kalakaua, elua, lele, uehe with the "brush", kaholo, uehe, ki iwawae, aui, lele, oniu, and ku
Dancer: Pumehana
Style: Ancient (kahiko)
Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Language: Hawaiian
Teacher Booklet: 10 pages (available for download)
Companion CD: MH234CDR - "Hula Ekahi CD-R" by Kumu Kea (Pattye Kealohhi)
LILI'U E INSTRUCTIONAL DVD
LILI'U E INSTRUCTIONAL DVD
Our Price: $25.00

#RH08D
This is the second of our foundation numbers for the well-rounded hula dancer. This hula classic builds on the footwork perfected in Kawika listed above, and adds several more basic steps to the dancer's repertoire. Lili'u E is a mele inoa, or personal song of praise for Lili'uokalani, the last monarch of Hawaii. It is appropriate for all ages and both sexes. (55 minutes)
Dancer: Pumehana
Style: Ancient (kahiko)
Level: Beginner
Language: Hawaiian
Teacher Booklet: 10 pages (available for download)
Companion CD: MH234CDR - "Hula Ekahi CD-R" by Kumu Kea (Pattye Kealohhi)
Ula Noweo DVD
ULA NOWEO INSTRUCTIONAL DVD
Our Price: $25.00

#RH09D
This hula classic hula kahiko number is a must for all hula dancers: children, teens or adults; male or female. It describes some of the beautiful sites to be seen on the island of Kauai. This is the seated (noho) rendition of the chant where the dancer does the chanting and gesturing while keeping the rhythm with her own ipu. This relatively simple number is suitable for less experienced students. Complete instruction is given for holding and playing the ipu. For those who do not have an ipu but would like to learn this hula, an empty 1-gallon plastic bleach bottle will substitute quite well for practice. (50 minutes)
Dancer: Meleana
Instrument: ipu
Style: Ancient (kahiko)
Level: Beginner - Advanced
Language: Hawaiian
Teacher Booklet: 7 pages (available for download)
Companion CD: MH234CDR - "Hula Ekahi CD-R" by Kumu Kea (Pattye Kealohhi)
LANAKILA INSTRUCTIONAL DVD
LANAKILA INSTRUCTIONAL DVD
Our Price: $25.00

#RH10D
This is a very lively kahiko number using a single uli uli (feathered gourd). The chant was written to commemorate the first time Crown Princess Lili'uokalani rode on a new railroad train pulled by a locomotive named "Lanakila". There are colorful descriptions of the sights and sensations of the train ride from Honolulu to Waialua, which at the time was a new innovation. It is suitable for males or females of all ages. The hula is most effective in a group performance, as the combined effect of the uli uli brings to mind the sound of a train in motion. Complete instruction is given for holding and playing the uli uli. (85 minutes)
Hula Steps Used: kaholo, spinning kaholo, lewa imua & ihope, uehe, traveling kalakaua, aui, ami akau, ki'iwawae, kui, lele uehe, oniu
Dancer: Hi'ilei
Instrument: single uli uli
Style: Ancient (Kahiko)
Level: Intermediate
Language: Hawaiian
Teacher Booklet: 14 pages - (available for download) - includes ipu rhythm instructions and notes for the ho'opa'a (chanter)
Companion CD: MH234CDR - "Hula Ekahi CD-R" by Kumu Kea (Pattye Kealohhi)
EIA HAWAII INSTRUCTIONAL DVD
EIA HAWAII INSTRUCTIONAL DVD
Our Price: $25.00

#RH11D
This hula noho (sitting hula) requires the dancer to chant and gesture, all the while executing the rhythms with the puniu (coconut knee drum). Therefore this is a very challenging hula and recommended for experienced dancers. The text is a portion of a much longer chant coming from the ancient past that is said to have been chanted when a kahuna first sighted Hawaii. The number is suitable for men, women, and children. Bonus: "Making a Practice Puniu" (using common household materials) (44 minutes)
Dancer: Pumehana (with Kumu Kea)
Instrument: Puniu (coconut knee drum)
Style: Ancient (Kahiko)
Level: Advanced
Language: Hawaiian
Teacher Booklet: 7 pages (available for download)
Companion CD: MH234CDR - "Hula Ekahi CD-R" by Kumu Kea (Pattye Kealohhi)
   
 
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