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E komo mai (welcome) to our hālau hula (hula school) based in Washington and Nevada!  

E komo mai

Have you been thinking about joining our Hula `Ohana, but aren't sure if hula is for you? For one night only, Kumu Hula Mokihana Melendez will be in Las Vegas to teach a Hula Basics Workshop!

When: Monday, May 29th from 7pm-9pm

Where: Pacific Island Taste Hawaiian Restaurant

545 E. Sahara Ave, Ste 101, Las Vegas 89104

  • Open to all ages 5 years & up

  • No prior hula experience needed

  • Workshop fee is $25 per person

  • Now accepting workshop registrations for:

    • Kaikamāhine (girls 3-12yrs)

    • Keiki Kāne (boys 3-12yrs)

    • Wāhine (women 13-55yrs)

    • Kāne (men 13yrs+)

    • Kūpuna (Women 56+)

If interested, please fill out our inquiry form at the bottom of our Classes page and specify Studio Location: LAS VEGAS WORKSHOP.


Under the direction of Kumu Hula Mokihana Melendez

What we learn in hula we apply to life, including our love and respect for others as well as ourselves. We are there for guidance, advice, support and comfort - not only in hula, but also in everyday life. Expression of our innermost feelings is a key factor for us. Hula is an outlet for us to show others how we feel. The most important thing that we have gained through our hula is the understanding that hula will always be there for us, no matter where our lives take us. We may not live in Hawai`i, and some of us are not even ethnically Hawaiian, but what makes us Hawaiian is the aloha that we have in our hearts and minds for the land, the people, the culture and most of all... each other.

The history of our hālau

In August of 1996 with 5 dancers, Ka Lei Mokihana No Ke Akua was born. In August 2015, the hālau evolved to the next level and became Hālau Hula Ka Lei Mokihana I Ka Ua Noe. With the leadership of one of the original alakaʻi and charter member of the hālau, Noelani Ragudos is assisting to lead the hālau to the next level. The keiki, wāhine, and kāne that I teach one day will pass the knowledge to others which will keep the hula alive and perpetuate the Hawaiian culture.

Learn more about our Kumu Hula and Hālau:

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