BASIC HULA - Intensive Hawaiian Instruction for Steps; Hands and Posture
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(May 24, 2007)
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A YEAR OF AUTHENTIC HULA CLASSES IN ONE DVD! We can barely suppress our enthusiasm for this groundbreaking instructional video! It is the distillation of over 60 years of collective learning and teaching experienced by master teacher and master dancer.
We teach the underlying basic movements of the body in Hula. From there, we add each succeeding Hula step in order of difficulty and importance. We culminate the lessons with a Hula exercise section, using all the steps taught. This is your practice time so that you can perfect what you have learned.
Our instruction is very specific and very detailed. We call ourselves RealHula because we teach hula the way it is taught to real students in real hula classes here in Hawai'i. We are a cultural and educational group catering to sincere and serious hula lovers world-wide. We can say with confidence that with "Basic Hula," it is now really possible to learn the Hawaiian Hula in your home.
***As Our Special Bonus... FREE Hula Booklets available for downloads at http://www.realhula.com/hula-videos.html ***
DVD languages: ENGLISH & JAPANESE
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Top Customer Reviews
We here on the mainland may not have a true view of what this dance from the islands is all about and where its roots are. This basic video will dispell a lot of notions about Hula and shows the real challenging and rewarding aspects of the dance, technical and graceful. It is a winner...I wish I had owned it 20 years ago...
Although it's sometimes hard to completely understand what the Kumu is asking students to do, her assistant being able to show the end product really helps. I do wish the assistant had chosen another color of shorts to wear, however, as it's hard to see discrete leg movement with a mass of solid black and legs.
I did expect to learn even a simple dance, and except for the practices (slow, medium, or fast), there is nothing put together into a dance for the student as a kind of culmination of the DVD's learning. At the same time, I like the format where the step is presented and repeated during instruction, and then a few minutes of practice immediately follow. By learning/practicing two or three of the steps, and then adding all three of the practices, I not only get to enjoy the beauty of hula, but I also get a great workout.
As an experienced Egyptian dancer, I found this to be a bit too slow for me, and for $40 I expected to get more cultural and history lessons on the dance, as well as proper costuming and apparel. I did appreciate the demonstration of and verbal cueing of rolling through the feet, proper arm position, etc.
***My unopened, new DVD package did not include the booklet that stated was included***
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love love love this dvd my hula group has learned so much from this dvdPublished 9 days ago by Paulette Fraticelli
I loved this dvd which I originally borrowed from my local library, so I bought my own. Haven't watched this one yet to make sure of it's quality (no skipping etc. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Shauna
Clearly taught and demonstrated traditional hula. Very happy I went with this one.Published 9 months ago by Kba
This video teaches the basic hula steps and hand movements. Each step is taught in a separate lesson, then followed by a practice session of that step. Read morePublished 9 months ago by M. Coppedge