Choose the class that best fits your desire and abilities:
Each hula class moves at a different pace, depending on the students'
abilities.  Not sure which class is best for you?  Contact us!  All classes are
under the auspices of the Parks and Recreation Departments.
Halau members dance
"Poli'ahu", a mele
(song) about the snow
goddess of Mauna Kea,
and the sadness she felt
after losing her
precious lover
'Aiwohikupua. (2006
Arizona Aloha Festival
in Phoenix)
New For Beginners Women's Class
For women ages 15 & older:   Learn basic hands
and feet movements to a Descriptive Hula.  Initial
course runs 6 weeks, every Monday, 7 to 8 p.m.  
No dance experience required.  Email us to be put
on Registration List now! There is only ONE
beginners class per year.  Next class will likely start
arch-April 2020.  Location is the Cottonwood
Recreation Center
Women's Intermediate Hula Class
For women ages 15 & older: Cottonwood,
every Wednesday, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm,
$40.00 per month.  Prerequisite: 6 years
previous hula experience and Kumu Hula
approval.  Location is the Cottonwood
Recreation Cente
Note: all Monday and Wednesday classes have
been relocated to the Cottonwood Recreation
Center, 150 S. 6th Street, V
erde River Meeting
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Women's Advanced Hula Class
For adult women: Cottonwood
Village, every Tuesday night, 5:30 to
8:00 p.m., $40 per month.  
Prerequisite: minimum of 10 years
previous hula experience.  Placement
into this class requires Kumu Hula
Women's Beginners II Hula Class
For women ages 15 & older.  Every
Monday night, 6 to 7 p.m., Cottonwood,
$8.00 per class.  Prerequisite: 2 years
previous hula experience and/or Kumu Hula
approval.  Location is the Cottonwood
Recreation Center
Kupuna (Senior Citizen) Hula Class
For elders age 60 plus: Cottonwood, every Wednesday, 2:30 pm to
3:30 pm, $8.00 per class.  Classes are open entry.  Please call to find
out the best date for your first class.  Note: though this class is open
entry, it is NOT a beginners class.  The New For Beginners Hula Class is
highly recommended before entering this class.  Location is the
Cottonwood Recreation Center
The Kane (Men) of the
Halau at the 2006
Arizona Aloha Festival
in Phoenix.
Kane (Men's) Hula Class
For men ages 16 and up: Cottonwood, every
Wednesday, 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. $8.00 per class.  
Men's hula is slightly more rigorous than that for
women.  Some say that hula steps have their
origins in Hawaiian martial arts.  (
This class is
temporarily on hold until further notice.)
Halau members (all classes) perform at their annual
Winter Ho'ike 2005
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There are no plans for classes in Flagstaff due to decreased enrollment.  If you are interested, please email
Kumu Kehau and let her know.  Please use the email address on the Contact Us page.  Cash or checks can
be made out to "Halau Hula Napuaokalei'ilima".  Credit cards are accepted with an additional 4% fee.  Thanks!
For Men and Women ages 15 and up: one select Saturday per month.    Classes are held in the Crystal
Room at the new Prescott Valley Library, 3rd floor.
ADVANCED HULA: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, on that select Saturday.  You must have at least 6 years of
previous hula experience to enter this class and Kumu Hula approval.  The cost for this class is $40.
BEGINNERS HULA: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., on that same select Saturday, if there is interest.  No hula or
dance experience necessary.  The cost for this class is $15 per session.   Please email to let Kumu know
you are interested; class cancellation is possible if enrollment is low.
You can register for both classes and pay online at, click on Your Government, then Parks &
Recreation, then Register Online button

Check top of
Calendar of Events page for upcoming dates of classes.  If you are interested, please email
Kumu to make sure you have the right location of the current class (dates and location subject to
change). There are no classes during winter months (Dec. - March).  
Hula Classes
Halau Hula Napuaokalei'ilima, Central Arizona
Halau Flagstaff members perform at Charly's
as part of International Fair program,
November 2005.  [Click on photo for larger
The Halau performs at The Heard Museum's
Indian Fair & Market, Phoenix, March 2008.
Arizona Aloha Festival 2007, Phoenix.
Kane and Wahine (above) have
fun with "Holo Wa'apa" at AZ
Aloha Festival 2007!
Arizona Aloha Festival 2008--The ladies
perform "Blue Hawai'i".  Those are real
plumeria lei, strung by the students!
Teens perform with the adults at
performances (Az Aloha Festival 2008).
Members of the Prescott class
get ready for a performance
Hawaiian Language classes will start again in 2020 in Cottonwood.   Classes are progressive with one
lesson built upon the previous one.  The initial course ran 8 weeks, and the cost is $8 per session.  [There
will be an option to continue weekly if the class demands it.]
Beginners 'Ukulele Classes will start again in May 2020, on Wednesdays, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.  Classes
are progressive with one lesson built upon the next.  The course runs 4 weeks, and the cost is $9 per
session.  Please bring your own 'ukulele, paper, pencil.  Optional: music stand.  Please email Kumu Kehau if
you are interested in attending this class.