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E komo mai

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

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Applebee's Breakfast Fundraiser

Come out and support our hālau on March 9th from 8:00am-10:30am at the Tukwila, WA Applebee's!

Open Enrollment
Jan 25-Feb 25

Pre-registration is by appointment only with classes starting in March! LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE


WASHINGTON STATE: Lake Stevens, Kent, Mount Vernon, Puyallup



Who can join?


  • You do NOT need to be Hawaiian to join. Everyone is welcome!

  • Accepting ages 2.5 years old to Legacy

  • Keiki (Kaikamāhine & Keikikāne), Wāhine, Kāne & Kūpuna (children, women 13-55, men, & women 56+)

How do I sign up?

Visit our classes page and fill out a class inquiry form at the bottom of the page.


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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