Hula, Hawaiian Language and 'Ukulele Classes


hula-instrumentsHalau Na 'Olapa Mamao E Malama Hula teaches both Hula Kahiko (ancient hula) and Hula 'Auana (modern hula) for all skill levels.  Classes begin with an Oli (chant) and practice of the basic hula steps.  We then continue with Hula Kahiko and Hula 'Auana.  Materials used in class include historic facts and explanations as well as visuals.  Individual research is encouraged.  In addition to exercising and practicing the dance motions, students will become familiar with the culture, the music and the language of our 50th state, the "Aloha State".


Halau Na 'Olapa Mamao E Malama Hula teaches hula as a holistic form of dance, which incorporates physical, spiritual, musical, cultural, historic and linguistic elements.  The "healing" aspect of hula has often been emphasized by health-care professionals.


Class Days Hours Location
Beginning/Intermediate Wahine Hula (Women & Teens) Mondays 5:30-6:30 pm A Place To B, Boulder
'Olelo Hawai'i (Hawaiian Language)

Mondays (Adv.)

Tuesdays (Beg.)

7:00-8:00 pm



Misc. Locations

Misc. Locations

Keiki Hula (Children) Wednesdays  4:30-5:30 pm  North Boulder Rec Center/Iris Studio

Adult Hula (Women, Men, Teens), Beginning


Intermediate/Advanced Hula







5:30-6:30 pm






North Boulder Rec Center/Iris Studio


'Ukulele Workshops


Last Sunday of every month 2-3:00 pm Misc. Locations


A Place To B is located at 1750 30th Street, Suite 64 (Near Best Buy in Boulder).  Our new beginning/intermediate class will start on March 6, 2017, and will be ongoing.  Please, contact La'ela'e to sign up.  Classes are $50/month; reduced rates are given for multiple family members. After 6 months of taking classes, tuition will go down to $40/month.  The drop-in fee per class is $15. Your first class is always free.

The spring session at the NBRC begins on April 12, 2017, and runs through May 24. Please, sign up directly with Kinesis Dance, LLC.  Punch cards and drop-in fees are also available.

'Olelo Hawai'i lessons are $10 per person ($15 for 2 family members).  We have beginning, intermediate and advanced classes.  Contact La'ela'e for directions.  All study materials are provided.

Other times and locations available upon request.  Beginning Tahitian/Poi Balls also available upon request.  Private lessons are offered at $50/$75 per hour (Boulder/Denver).


For more information, please call La'ela'e at 303-945-4567 (Message) or 808-319-3887 (Text), or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it