Maui Hula Classes

Hula Alapa`i I Malu Ulu `O Lele

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On the island of Maui, the Hālau called Hula Alapa`i I Maluuluolele was founded by Sharon Ioana Bailey Balidoy under the umbrella of Ka `Imi Na`auao O Hawai`i Nei.

Kumu Sharon studied hula from an early age under her mother Roselle Keli`ihonipua Bailey. She says she doesn’t remember ever having to “learn” the hula – it was part of her life.

In 1979 Sharon and her sister Pohakalani started teaching on their own, first on the island of Hawai`i, then on `Oahu while working on their master degrees; Sharon in Social Work and Pohakalani in Education. Work took Sharon to Maui while Pohakalani stayed on `Oahu.

Lahaina:
Monday
4:00 to 5:30 children
5:30 to 7:00 adults

Paukukalo:
Wednesday
4:45 to 5:45 children
5:45 to 7:30 adults

Classes run from September through June.

Contact Address:
Sharon & Ricky Balidoy
114 Kono Pl.
Kahului, HI 96732
808-871-1479 (home)
808-385-3016 (cell)
Email: balidoyr002@hawaii.rr.com

Lae Ula `O Kai

THE HISTORY

Lae Ula O Kai canoe club was founded in 1991. The small group of members worked hard over the years. Instead of the tiny trail to get to the beach we now have a cleared, open space with native/Polynesian plants thriving and a open air Halau Wa`a which we built.

We will forever be culturally based, with the responsibility of `ohana, to take care of each other. Culture is our foundation, however when the competitive season rolls around, we don’t like to lose so we train hard to do our best while striving to keep aloha in our hearts and actions.

This past year, 2001, our women’s crew placed 9th overall in the Na Wahine O Ke Kai – Molokai to Oahu race. At the State Championships we placed 5th in the single A division which is for clubs with 7 or fewer crews. We managed 5th with 5 crews. Our mixed open crew returned home to Maui with a silver medal, just edged out by Lanikai (darn).

CLUB COLORS

Lae`ula O Kai means “well trained experts of the seas and lowlands” it is our goal.
Our colors are Red, Yellow & Green for the traditional Hawaiian feather colors used in our `ohana. We are sometimes called the “Rasta Club” which we don’t mind.

MEETING PLACE

Kanaha, behind the Kahului airport, 1st paved parking lot with bathrooms.