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Hula Your Heart Out at Ballet Austin

July 19th, 2011
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Is it just me, or is the whole world vacationing in Hawaii this summer? Maybe it’s because the islands have been in the news as the Obama family’s favorite destination or the travel deals are too good to resist, but everyone seems to be getting the aloha fever. So what about the rest of us who long for the island breezes but don’t have a trip to the Big Island scheduled?  Don’t fret: Ballet Austin has you covered.

Did you know that we offer Hula drop-in classes and Hula courses led by experienced dancers?  Oahu native and Community Education Director Pei-San Brown holds the rank of Kumu Hula (Hula Master) and was honored to compete in the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival, the world’s most prestigious hula competition. Honolulu native and Ballet Austin Hula Instructor Vivian Kaw also competed in the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival and has studied the art form for a greater part of her life.

Pei-San and Vivian are leading several upcoming opportunities for hula enthusiasts at Ballet Austin:

  • Come Dance! 2011 (Sunday, August 28) – This FREE day of dance at Ballet Austin is the perfect opportunity to try hula on for size, with two hula classes scheduled during the day. For more information, visit our Come Dance! 2011 page.
  • Beginning Hula – This popular Monday evening course is currently filled to capacity so if you’d like to take the plunge, sign up now for the fall course beginning in September. Call the Butler Community School at 512.476.9051.
  • Continuing Hula – There are currently spots available in this course taught by Vivian on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm. Participants should have previous hula experience under their belts for this next level. Visit the Butler Community School page for more details.
  • Intermediate Hula (Teen/Adults) – This Tuesday evening class at 7 pm is also for those who have hula experience. It’s a drop-in class, so visit the class registration page.

Let’s make it a date: stop by, say aloha, and join me for some hula, Austin!

 

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