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Theme for Group 'Auana Hula for 2015 is:
Moku O Keawe
"Island of Hawai`i"

July 18–19 2014

Kumu’s Hula for 2015:

Group 'Auana Hula Mele Already Selected for
2015 Competition:

Songs can only be reserved if competition entry and fees are received by us.

Group `AUANA:
HE ALOHA MOKU O KEAWE – Kua`aina Pa Hula `O Hawai`i
Hilo E – Na Opio I Orlando
Hilo Hula – Na Opio I Orlando
E`Ike I Ka Nani A`O Poliahu – Ka La Kapu Polynesian Dance School
He`Aina Kona – Hau`oli Hula Halau
Kaulana O Hilo Hanakahi – Na Mana O Kipona Aloha Ku'u Lei Hulili – Halau Kahealani
I Kona – Maoli Hula Studio
Ke Anu Waimea – Na Lima 'Olu Ma Ke Kai
Nani Hamakua – Na Lima 'Olu Ma Ke Kai

designed to help our
Ohana keep in touch.


• Jim & Cris Scott
• Kau'i Brandt
• Brian Harris
• Rose "Loke" Monehan
• Kalei Napalapalai
• Phil Tinkes


In loving Memory
Roiti Tahauri Sylva

Roiti Tahauri Sylva, born in Tuamotu island of Takaroa, danced for the legendary Madeleine Mou’a, among other notable Tahitian dance instructors in Tahiti. She came to Hawaii in 1959 before statehood and was a featured Tahitian dancer in Waikiki. Roiti was instrumental in starting a Tahitian Ori Competition here in Florida. She was also instrumental in teaching Tahitian Ori, Protocol, Basics of Dance and Culture to many here in Florida and throughout America and Mexico.

In Loving memory...
Beverly Dye

john koko

“Bruddah John...

for ever in our hearts.”

E Komo Mai...
Mahalo to everyone who participated and supported Ho'ike Hawai'i's successful 17th annual hula competition this past summer of July 2014.

The success of our event is due to the support and participation of everyone who attended icluding all the people who did exhibition shows.
"To all the Kumu and Halau who have participated in our Orlando, Florida Hula Competition, mahalo for your kokua to preserve and support the Polynesian culture and sharing it with the people of Florida."
– Hoike Hawai'i Coordinators


Aloha no kakou!

It was a most wonderful time of gathering at the Ho’ike Hawai’i’s 8th Annual Cultural Workshop at the Doubletree near SeaWorld in Orlando. We send our warmest mahalo and appreciation to everyone who traveled from far and near to participate in the numerous classes that were offered. You all helped make this year’s event a success and have given us the encouragement to continue this workshop program for, at least another year! If you missed it, all I can say is ‘it was one of the most special workshops we’ve had’. There were even some classes filled to capacity and couldn’t take anymore… that was awesome! Robert Dye’s pahu drum craft class was a hit and everyone worked hard through the whole weekend creating their own drums. Kumu Ku’ulei Fonoti’s hula ‘auana class filled to capacity, presented their hula at hoike which brought lots of smiles to the dancers, as well as the audience of family and friends. The wahine did an awesome job. Kumu Kin Santos, Mataio Chock and Phil Tinkes coached their students in ipu heke crafting, which resulted in many beautiful amazing creations by the students themselves. Kalei Napalapalai’s ukulele’s class put on an entertaining recital accompanied by hula. The toere drumming class was outstanding with their insync technique taught by Kumu Uncle Fili Aulava. The performances by Kumu Hula Lani Girl’s classes surely displayed her knowledge and expert ability in teaching traditional hula kahiko and ipu heke technique, as well as oli. Kumu Wendy Mays, as always, has such a talent in creating a plethora of lei designs for her students to choose from and a chance to wala’au while creating their beautiful leis. Kumu Otila Massaro had the most energetic wahine Siva Siva and amazing Haka Poi classes…how does she have the energy? The Tahiti Ori class taught by Kumu Moeta Tehani, along with her assistants Zoe, Monisa and tane Kumu Papa Teri’i, performed their routine perfectly. In fact, they were so awesome they can put on their own show! Highlighting the weekend was Uncle Al Nobriga and friends from Nashville in concert. What a night it was with kanikapila…dancers catching every chance they could to dance with Uncle and his band. There was a lot of laughing and cheering going on, evidence that the show was a success! All in all, the weekend was spent in total togetherness, fun and most importantly sharing with each other knowledge of a unique culture filled with tradition and built on the foundation of which we all are…a people of Aloha. Mahalo piha to all who attended… we truly appreciate your support and look forward to doing it again…HANA HOU! If I missed mentioning anyone, please e kala mai…it was truly unintentional.

Aloha pumehana,

Marina, on behalf of
Ho’ike Hawai’i, Inc. Committee

Due to time constraints, exhibition numbers will be limited and by invitation only. Should a group wish to perform an exhibition number, they may submit their requests to marina@hoikehawaii.com. We will take the requests into consideration. However, we do not make any promises that they will be approved. If approved, the requestor will be notified in a timely manner.

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