Hula Dance Classes

Hula in Lithia Park, 4 Wednesdays, July 18 - August 8, 6-7:30 pm

August 1 class INDOOR location (due to smoke): Agile Healing Arts in Ashland. View location.

Enjoy the beauty of Lithia Park while dancing hula during our 10th (almost) annual summer class! Kumu is planning to teach a fun 'auana, as well as a simple hula pahu number from the recent Hilo conference.

Beginners and all levels welcome! This is also a great class for newcomers!

Location: In Ashland's Lithia Park; on the lawn, just past the rose garden and parking lot for the winter ice rink (on the right-hand side, just before the Bandshell). In case of rain, meet under the Bandshell. Smoke contingency: indoor location TBD.

Adult Cost: $13/class or $45 with pre-payment*. 
Keiki Cos
t: $10 per class or $35 with pre-payment.*
* No credits or refunds for missed classes with pre-payment.

FALL SESSION starts in September: check back in August for any changes or additions


5 — 6:15 pm

Open to new students, beginners & those who wish to learn hula at a more relaxed pace. Adult and Youth ages 12 and older. Drop-ins welcome.

6:30 — 8 pm
Open to haumana with 3 or more years of hula and with Kumu's permission.

KEIKI (kids, ages 5-7)
3:45 - 4:30 pm

Activities include hula dancing, Hawaiian-inspired crafts, Hawaiian word-play and sing-along.


6 - 7:30 pm
For new & returning students. Beginners welcome.

Studio Z
280 E. Hersey St. #1

Studio Z
280 E. Hersey St. #1

Class Tuition:

Keiki: $10 per class. Tuition due on the 1st class of the month (pre-pay for the month based on the number of classes).*

Beginner: $13 per class drop-in (weekly rate); $12 per class if you pre-pay for the month; $11 per class if you pre-pay for the entire session.*

Intermediate / Advanced and Kane: $55 per month (pro-rated based on number of classes per month).*

* Halau Policy: No credits or refunds for missed classes with pre-payments. If you know you will miss a class in advance, you do not have to pay for it.

* Scholarships and a limited number of partial trades available. No one turned away due to inability to pay. Just ask Kumu.

What students say...

Hula Class

""I have such joy in my heart about hula. Thank you for being such a beautiful, kind, and powerful role model and kumu." ~ Michelle West

" I am thankful for all the good you bring into this world, creating community, perpetuating culture, preserving history, opening minds, strengthening bodies and connecting hearts." ~ Tia McLean

"A thousand thanks for bringing the joy of Hula into my heart, body, soul and home. It is a profound joy that, like water, flows into every part of being human, seeking to be shared and known." ~ Anna Spellman

"We are glad and grateful that we have been allowed to follow you on your journey for a small part. The inspiration, the energy and joy you have displayed and spread have affected us deeply, and come back to us each time we think of you even in far away countries. We thank you for that." ~ Deb & Matt Sanborn

“Thank you so much for hearing the call and stepping up to serve.  You model so well the ability to listen to spiritual guidance and act upon it for the greater good.  It has been so great learning from you and sharing the great mystic mana of aloha.  You are one of my favorite people on the planet; my admiration and respect is boundless.” ~ Scott McGuire

“Thank you for all that you are and do to make life a memorable journey.”

~ Auntie Leilani, President, Lokahi Foundation

"Thank you for being my teacher and for bringing the absolute best of yourself into every moment."

~ Valerie Niestrath

 "Your supportive teaching approach is a pleasure… thanks for all you do to bring hula to the Valley."

~ Patty Richards

“You are a wonderful teacher. I appreciate that you give an oral history, model and take things slow. You make all of your students feel comfortable and safe. Thank you for all that you do.” ~ Tia McLean

“So many thanks for me being a part of such a special group of such fine strong women. I am blessed to have you all. Being a part of this group is one of the highlights of my life.” ~ Catherine Howe

“Thanks so much for all your effort and leadership to establish this wonderful hula school.” ~ Phil Gahr

Nancy“This hula glow carries me through my week and I literally feel like I carry more light into my world. I carry your light. We are becoming the world we want to be. Thank you Kumu Andrea for holding the space to bear being the vessel you are.”

~ Nancy Holley

“I'm very grateful to be apart of our group as a whole and love it when we're all dancing together. As I've mentioned before it has so many different dimensions to it...physical, social and spiritual which is why it's so great! The work you are doing and the work that we collectively are doing is, as I know you know, bigger than we can now know. What a blessing it is!”

~ Tom Houston

“Thank you so much for such an incredible experience of dancing in the 4th of July parade. I have never in my life, been drenched with such hula spirituality! I felt the spirit of hula today, like no other… what a rich experience! I am hooked!”

~ Beth Hallett

“We have such a great, loving halau. Being part of it has changed my life for the better in so many ways and I hope I can give back as much as I've received. Thanks so much for just being here and doing what you do.”

~ Leoni Lanzas

“I am so enjoying class and the spiritual connection with the cultural that you present through hula.”

~ Kim Marie Murphy

“Hula is such a part of my life. The gifts I have received from you are priceless.” ~ Val Butler

“I could not possibly imagine feeling more supported and understood by a teacher, than I do by you.”
~ Scott Daniel

“I so appreciate YOU and the space you hold for Hawaii, for hula, for us..... You do an incredible job of bringing your beautiful presence into it all. So, mahalo nui loa!”

~ Beth Levin

"Mahalo for your gentle spirit and supportive teaching.”

~ Laurel Bloombaum

“I really appreciate being able to study with you. You are a wonderful demi-kumu. Your spirituality plus your compassionate and impeccable talents as a teacher are a breath of fresh air.”  ~ Sierra Faith

"You are a woman of the Islands and reflect so much your beautiful Kumu, Raylene."  ~ Ara Johnson

"Thank you for your gentle leadership, your steady voice, the depth you bring to the song and the skill you have in teaching not only the mechanics but the meaning.  I feel every move you make is with aloha, and it touches us all." ~ Erin O'Kelley Muck

"You have brought such great gifts to me week after week - I have never had a class that has disappointed or failed to inspire me." ~ Mike Bianca

"The time with Kumu Raylene, her family and your halau were truly a gift!  I felt as though I had found ‘ohana.  Mahalo for being a presence of the Aloha Spirit here in Southern Oregon."  ~ Helen Downey