Welina mai kākou!

Ke Kukui Foundation's is excited to host our 19th Annual Hula and Craft Workshop at the 4 Days of Aloha!  Hula dancers and crafters of Hawaiian arts pilgrimage from around the globe to attend this one of a kind workshop. With preeminent master instructors from Hawaiʻi, the workshop offers instruction on dance, language, oli, mele, history, and cultural art. 

E komo mai a e aʻo kākou! Come and learn with us. There’s something for everyone!  

The workshop has morning and afternoon sessions. Please review the following section for details on workshop schedule changes, our refund policy, class requirements, hotel information and other frequently asked questions.



Location: Groove Nation Performing Arts

3000 Columbia House Blvd. #107. Vancouver WA 98661


    • 4 Days Of Aloha will defer to the City Of Vancouver for COVID-19 mandates and parameters upon the opening of the festival
    • Only 4 Days Of Aloha staff and registered participants will be allowed at Groove Nation during workshops

·       BREAKFAST ON YOUR OWN - We will provide a complimentary coffee, tea, and water station but no breakfast will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their own breakfast as the commons area will be open at 7:30am.

·       Kumu Introductions at 9:00 AM - Meet this years Kumu Hula & Workshop Instructors and join us as we begin the day with oli and pule. 

·       Morning classes start at 9:30 AM - Participants should have their confirmation e-mail with a QR code ready to check-in with upon arrival at their designated classroom/workshop.

·       LUNCH ON YOUR OWN - ʻOno lunch plates are available for pre-order. Lunches will be ready for pick-up after the morning workshop block.

·       Afternoon workshops will run from 1:00 - 3:30 PM.

·       Join us at the Pāʻina on Thursday 7/22 from 6:00 - 10:00 PM!  - Dress in your best aloha wear and unwind at a Hawaiian style party featuring live Hawaiian music, impromptu hula, ʻono food, cold beers by Kona Brew, and lots of fun!


·      Hula classes require knowledge of all basic hula steps

·      Hula class participants must bring hula practice attire (e.g. pāʻū or pāreu for women, shorts for men) and ALL hula implements

·      Advanced classes are fast paced, registrants must be able to keep up with minimal direction

·      If you are unsure of the experience qualifications for a class you are interested in please contact info@kekukuifoundation.com

·      If a kumu hula determines you are not in the appropriate class level, you may be asked to make an alternate selection at that time

·      Keiki workshops are for ages 6 to 12 years

Workshop classes will perform or present their learnings at Saturday's Hōʻike and Hawaiian Festival on July 24th at Esther Short Park.


·      Virtual participants must have access to Zoom. 

·      Workshop times listed are Pacific Standard Time (Vancouver, Washington).

·      Workshop registration is for (1) virtual participant. 

·      Camera is required to be kept on for the entire workshop. 

·      Please email info@kekukuifoundation.com if you are a group of 2 or more registered participants who will be attending virtually from one device. 


 Where can I contact the organizer if I have questions?

  • Please send an email to hulaworkshop@kekukuifoundation.com, and we will be happy to help!

Is there a virtual option for workshops?

  • Yes! A virtual option has just been added for all of our hula workshops. It will be held on Zoom.

What should I bring with me to workshop?

  • If you are registered for a hula class, please bring your hula practice attire (e.g., pāū or pāreu for women, shorts for men) and your hula implements if required for your class. For other classes, please see class description for items you need to bring with you.

 Where should I stay while attending the Workshop and Hawaiian Festival? 

What is the refund policy?

  • Due to the time restraints of this yearʻs festival, there will be NO REFUNDS unless the event is canceled. If the event if canceled, you will be REFUNDED IN FULL.

May I observe a class without paying, if my keiki or haumana is a paid participant?

  • In order to be in the classroom area during a workshop session, you must be a paid participant.
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