Guidelines for Students
Polynesian Dance Studio admits students of any race, color, creed, national and ethnic origin, or religion to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accord or made available to students in classes. Polynesian Dance Studio policies follow basic halau (hula school) protocol, as follows:
Hula is more than dancing. It is a way of life. Our core values are ho'ihi (respect), lokahi (unity), and malama (care). We believe that our hula 'ohana (family) is stronger by living with the traditions passes down from our kupuna (ancestors/elders).
Ho'ihi me kealoha pumehana no ka hula.
(to behave respectively, to spread my love for the hula)
There are rules of behavior involving classes, our teachers, and alaka'i (assistant).
1. Be courteous and respectful to yourself, fellow students, alaka'i, and to the teacher. Please call the teacher if you are running late, are ill, and/or cannot attend class.
2. Listen and learn. When your teacher or alaka'i is speaking or demonstrating, please keep quiet and pay attention.
3. Use your eyes and ears to learn. Practice what you are taught so you can learn the material and keep uo with the class.
4. Beepers and cell phones must be in vibrate mode. All calls are to be made outside of the studio.
5. Handle your hula garments, implements, and accessories with respect. These items are special and should not be treated casually or carelessly.
Kuhi no ka lima,
hele no ka maka.
Where the hands move,
there let the eyes follow.