Hula has recently become more of a commitment. My class went from practicing one day a week, to three days a week! It will go back to one day after the Merrie Monarch competition. Tonight we learned a new song. This time it was in the auana style.
"Hula as it evolved under Western influence, in the 19th and 20th centuries, is called ʻauana (a word that means "to wander or drift"). It is accompanied by song and Western-influenced musical instruments such as the guitar, the ʻukulele, and the double bass."
I found the auana style to be easier to catch on to than the kahiko style. However,I am enjoying both.
The halau is putting together a "Zumbafest" for later this month. Zumba is very popular here, and we are trying to break the world record for the largest hula class!