Halau Hula O Napualani (HHON) Hawaiian School of Dance Seattle, Washington, was founded in 1977 by Kumu Gloria (Napualani). HHON is the oldest Hawaiian dance school (Halau) in Seattle, Washington. Kumu Gloria has trained roughly 40,000 students since HHON's founding. We hold classes in Seattle and Gig Harbor.
We teach dance and music. Our dance classes include Traditional Hawaiian Hula (Auana and Kahiko), Tahitian, and Maori dancing. Music that we teach includes ukulele and toere/pahu pehe (Tahitian drumming). Click here to learn more about what we teach and location of classes. If you would like more information please fill out our Contact Us form below.
The group has competed in several Polynesian Dance competitions such as such as King Kalakaua Hula Festival in Hawaii, Pacific Northwest Polynesian Dance Competition, Surrey Arts Festival, Tahiti Fete in San Francisco and San Jose, Mai Kahiki Mai, and Ka Ohana Hula Festival. Most recently, our group took 1st place in the Na Wahine category at the Hapa Haole Hula Competition held in Vancouver, WA. Some other notable performances include: Seattle Symphony's Holiday Pops Concert, Seattle's Live Aloha Festival, NW Folklife Festival , Seattle Children's Festival, Aloha Brewfest, Dragon Fest and many more.
If you'd like HHON to perform at your event, please fill out the Lu'au/Performance Request form and we will get back to you within 24-48 hours of your inquiry.
We are affiliated with a non-profit organization, Pacific 'Ohana Foundation (POF), and often halau members participate and volunteer at POF events. You can learn more about this organization by visiting http://www.pacificohanafoundation.org/