Welcome to Ka Huaka’i o Hula!
I have always been fascinated by all things Hawaiian, and often thought, you know, someday I’d really like to learn how to do the hula. I had all the romantic visions of hula dancers in Hawai’i, and have even been to Hawai’i twice where I absorbed as much hula as I could (which really wasn’t much as it turns out). So I began dancing hula in March 2008 … and it’s been an interesting experience. Little did I know that (1) my visions had not come close to scratching the surface of this dance called “hula”; (2) there’s much more to hula than just moving your hands and feet; and (3) this thing called “hula” is really a journey… you never “arrive”; it’s a continual learning process.
In my professional (aka “real”) life I’m a librarian (a cataloger!) If I were asked to do a commercial on the “secret” life of a librarian, this would be my story. It’s not so secret any more, and I hope to share some of what I’ve learned, along with what I’m currently learning, since I started on this path. I hope you can join me occasionally (or often!) on this newest aspect in my journey of hula.