Kumu Hula Kehau Chrisman
Halau Hula Napuaokalei'ilima, Central Arizona
Last Updated September 3, 2016
Hawaiian Hula, Culture & Arts in Arizona
Teaching the dance, culture and language of Hawai'i
Halau Hula (Hula School) in Central
Arizona

Halau Hula Napuaokalei'ilima provides
Hawaiian hula dance instruction, along
with Hawaiian language, culture and
values classes, in the cities of
Cottonwood, Flagstaff and Prescott
Valley.  New students--men, women,
children and senior citizens--are
welcome to enroll.  See our
Class
Schedules page, or contact Kumu Hula
Kehau Chrisman to find out the best
time to start your first class.
Hula Performances

The Halau (school) is available for show
performances, both private and public,
in the Verde Valley and Flagstaff.  Our
dance presentations reflect the
integration of hula, language, and the
spiritualness of Hawai'i.  Many
audiences walk away with a greater
understanding of Hawaiian culture.
"Hula is the art of Hawaiian
dance, expressing all we see,
hear, smell, taste, touch and
feel."
---Aunti Maiki Aiu Lake
(1925-1984)
Kumu Hula Kehau Chrisman
Our Hula Performances in Arizona have been
hosted by:

  • Firemen's Charities Lu'au, Prescott
  • Arizona Aloha Festival, Phoenix (yearly)
  • The Heard Museum 50th Anniversary
    Indian Fair & Marketplace, Phoenix
  • Trappings of the American West Show,
    Flagstaff
  • Performance with well-known Hawaiian
    group, HAPA, at The Orpheum, Flagstaff
  • Opening Act for Music Concert by
    Hawaii musicians Ledward Ka'apana
    and Mike Ka'awa, Prescott
  • Opening Act for Music Concert by
    Hawaii musician John Keawe, Prescott
  • Lockheed/Martin Aeronautical Center,
    Prescott Valley
  • Siegel Day Spa Open House, Cottonwood
  • Cottonwood Parks and Recreation
  • American Legion Post #3, Flagstaff
  • Thousand Trails RV Park, Cottonwood
  • Infinia Healthcare Facility, Flagstaff
  • Cottonwood Village Retirement
    Community
  • "Movies on the Square", Heritage
    Square, Flagstaff (yearly)
  • Prevent Child Abuse Arizona Annual
    Fund Raiser, Prescott
  • Coconino County Fair, Flagstaff
  • Northern Arizona Council of
    Governments, Prescott
  • Pine Shadows Community Association
    Luncheon, Clarkdale
  • Yavapai College Prescott, Cultural
    Anthropology Lecture/Demonstration
  • Yavapai College Verde Valley, Cultural
    Anthropology Lecture/Demonstration
  • Mingus Mountain Academy, Prescott
    Valley
  • Accelerated Learning Charter School,
    Lecture, Cottonwood
  • Summer Reading Program, Cottonwood
    Children's Library
  • Lau Kanaka No Hawai'i, Arizona
  • No. Arizona Arabian Horse Association
  • Sedona Winds Retirement Community
  • The Peaks Senior Living, Flagstaff
  • Sedona Verde Valley Realtors Assn.
  • Elks Lodge, Jerome
  • Arizona Pioneers Home, Prescott
  • Forest Highlands Golf Resort, Flagstaff
  • Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff
  • Festival of Native American Culture,
    Sedona
  • The Spirit Room, Connor Hotel, Jerome
  • Pinewood Country Club, Munds Park
  • numerous other private gatherings
RESOURCE WEBSITES

www.lightformfilms.com/AlohaFestival-2010.html
View a 10.5 minute video of our 2010
performance

http://www.arizonahula.com/Aloha-Festival.html
View a 4-minute video of our 2009
performance

www.wehewehe.org
for Hawaiian dictionary on-line

www.mele.com
to purchase Hawaiian music, and find
hula schools worldwide

www.hulasupplycenter.com
for lei, instruments, fabric, etc. for hula

www.huapala.org
for lyrics to hundreds of Hawaiian
songs

www.hawaiian105.com
www.am940hawaii.com
to listen to Hawaiian music LIVE on
your computer via streamaudio

www.HawaiianAir.com/Affiliate
to buy flight plans at a discount.  Enter
KEHAU as the program code, & log in.

www.mele.com/resources/studyhula.html
for some things to consider before you
choose a hula school and before
studying hula.
click on pic for larger image
Arizona Aloha Festival 2008,
Phoenix-- "'Ike i ke one kani a'o
Nohili".  All dancers made their own
bamboo stamp ('ohe kapala kapa) with
their own design, and stamped the
fabric for their pa'u (skirt), just as
women would have done in Ancient
Hawaii.
Kumu Kehau dances a tribute to
her father and her Kumu Hula
Pili Correa (Arizona Aloha
Festival 2008).
'Olelo No'eau 1261 (M. Pukui):
I ulu no ka lala i ke kumu.
The branches grow because of
the trunk.
(Without our ancestors, we would
not be here.)  
Me ka mana'o aloha o ku'u Kumu
Hula Pili Correa (1953-2008),
a me ku'u makuakane aloha
(1927-2008).
PHOTO GALLERY
photo by azcentral.com
2010 Kokua Award Recipient
Scenes from AZ Aloha Festival
2009, Tempe Town Lakes
VIDEO 2009
Arizona Aloha Festival
VIEW A  WONDERFUL 4-MINUTE VIDEO
COLLAGE OF OUR PERFORMANCE AT
THE ALOHA FESTIVAL HERE.  
CLICK ON THIS LINK:

http://www.arizonahula.com/Aloha-F
estival.html

Credits:
Mahalo to Light Form Films for the incredibly
touching video production.
www.lightformfilms.com
Mahalo to Mountain Apple Company for Jon de
Mello's lilting production of the album "Wonderful
World" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole with full
orchestra.
www.mountainapplecompany.com
Mahalo to composers of the beautiful song E Ku'u
Morning Dew
, Music by Eddie and Myrna Kamae,
Lyrics by Larry Kimura.
www.hawaiianlegacy.com
VIDEO 2010
Arizona Aloha Festival
Mahalo nui loa to Carl of Light Form Films
for producing the following 10-1/2 minute
video of our hula performance at the
March 13-14 Festival.  
For more information
about their services, please visit
www.lightformfilms.com

To view this video clip, click on this link

www.lightformfilms.com/AlohaFesti
val-2010.html

CREDITS:
Mahalo to Ho'okena for their beautiful recording of
"He Hawai'i Au", composed by Ron Rosha and
Peter Moon.  Producer Ho'omau, Inc.
Mahalo to Na Leo Pilimehana for their fun and
upbeat version of "Ku'u Hoa",from their album
"Find Harmony", song composed by Francis Pono
Beamer.
[click on all pics for larger image]
VIDEO OF THE 2011 ARIZONA ALOHA FESTIVAL featuring our performance of "Mo'olele",
written by Uncle Ned Lindsey, and recorded by Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau can be viewed by
clicking on the website below.  Mahalo nui loa to Carl of Light Form Films and to all who
made this possible!
www.lightformfilms.com/AlohaFestival-2011.html
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VIDEO OF THE 2012 ARIZONA ALOHA FESTIVAL, with scenes from our lei session and
hula performance, courtesy of Carl of Light Form Films can be viewed here by clicking on
this link (10 minutes).  Mahalo nui loa to all who participated and made these precious
memories!     
www.lightformfilms.com/AlohaFestival-2012.html
Video clip of our 2013 Arizona Aloha Festival activities and
performance, courtesy of Carl at Light Form Films (14
minutes)--click here.  Feel the aloha and joy in this
presentation!  Mahalo to all!
www.lightformfilms.com/AlohaFestival-2013.html