Care home performances

Halau Kiuwailehua is very active in the community and strongly believes in giving back to those that came before us; our Kupuna! Instilled into Kumu Sonny by Kumu Hula Al Makahinu Bacarse, it was mandatory that she spent each year performing at all of the care homes in Kane'ohe with Halau Ka Ua Kilihune. It was his belief that our kupuna was the foundation to everything we stood for and he made it a lifetime commitment to honor them through hula. This tradition continues. Our haumana puts on performances at different care homes yearly and look forward to sharing our love.

Ho'okupu Aloha

          Halau Kiuwailehua performs annually at Kualoa Ranch, in support of "Kuhai halau 'o Kahealani pa 'olapa kahiko" under the direction of Kumu Hula Mary Kahealani Kupau.  This annual halau fundraiser occurs every May.

Halau Kiuwailehua strives for excellence through hula competitions annually

Halau Kiuwailehua participates annually in The Hula Oni E Festival held at The Hilton Hawaiian Village. The competition brings the sense of excellence and growth to our haumana and it's a skill that we strive to instill in all who walk through the doors of Kiuwailehua.

Halau Kiuwailehua has also participated in The Mokihana Festival  on the island of Kaua'i yearly. Since 2016, our halau 'ohana has made countless of memories on the garden isle and always look forward to visiting some of our favorite places including; Nohili, Keahualaka and Lumaha'i

“He will keep His promise, and will listen to the voices of His Hawaiian children lamenting for their homes. It is for them that I would give the last drop of my blood; it is for them that I would spend, nay, am spending, everything belonging to me.”
-Queen Lili‘uokalani

Each haumana is required to participate in halau huaka'i annually.
"To dance about our people, we must learn about our people. To bring the aina to life in a mele, we must help to take care of it. To smell the love of hula, we must learn to create it. To feel our mele, we must ponder on it."
- Kumu Sonny Preston


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