Halau Hula O Ualani

Halau Hula O Ualani is a Polynesian Group that has been studying and performing in Tucson since 1993. The group first performed under the direction of Ernie Menehune Eraina Kannette and the Polynesian Review. When Menehune passed, Kumu Ualani formed her own school, still carrying her mentor’s name, The Menehune Dancers. She is now assisted by her daughter Alyce, known as Alaka’i Kanani.This diverse group of hula dancers, both wahine (women) and kane (men), has dedicated their lives to learning hula. Some have been with the group since 1993, others join new every year. Ualani’s daughter Alyce is the group’s Alaka’i Kanani, or assistant. Kumu Ualani says, “I am so grateful during these hard times that we are able to share the Love and Aloha of dance and music of the Hawaiian island with everyone. Mahalo for having us.”

Photo by Steven Meckler


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Type of Performance

Festival Appearance
  • Church stage, Sunday Oct 9, 3:00 to 3:45 PM (Performance)

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