Today proves the hard work, commitment, and love the dancers of Aloha Hula have for each other makes them strong. Even with 4 new girls who just joined Aloha Hula this school year and compete for their first time and two girls who just got off from being sick this week, they still managed to grace the stage with the rest of their hula sisters and did an awesome job. They performed the Hawaiian War Chant . . and took 2nd place in the dance group category for the Brown Bags To Stardom Statewide Contest 2018 at the Hawaii Convention Center today.
Aloha Hula have come a long way. . .It was created back in 2007 as an after school program at Palisades Elementary. Since then the girls have been invited to dance at big events like the E.K. Fernandez Carnivals, Waikiki Beachwalk, and Kapolei Shopping Center (thanks to Executive Producer, Johnny Kai, of Brown Bags To Stardom. ) They have also been invited to dance at the Neal Blaisdell for the Ocean Expo and Mele Kalikimaka Marketplace events thanks to Lauren Mori and Marybeth Jenkins.
I would like to thank the following people who made it possible for the girls to compete in this years Brown Bags To Stardom Statewide Contest 2018:
All of hula girls parents, who continue to support and believe in Aloha Hula, Principal, Gavin Tsue for allowing Aloha Hula to represent Palisades Elementary, my daughters, Christina and Kamalani for helping the girls with their hula, Erika for allowing us to practice in her garage, Tess, from Aloha Fabrics who made the 7 hula outfits the week of competition in less than 1 day, and Harriett's Lei Stand by the Airport, for the Ti Leaf leis. .
Aloha Hula is not just about dancing hula. . it's about being there for one another. . and being one big "mana 'ohana".
Photo by Erika
Photo by Erika