Hula's Elite Gather at Polynesian Cultural Center

The Polynesian Cultural Center’s 20th annual Moanikeala Hula Festival is scheduled for Jan. 16, 2010

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Polynesian Cultural Center

Some of the best hula dancers in the world will be performing at the Polynesian Cultural Center’s 20th annual Moanikeala Hula Festival on Jan. 16, 2010. The festival has evolved from its early roots as a keiki (children's) hula competition into what is now a one-of-a-kind exhibition of Hawaii's famous dance.

The festival also honors Aunty Sally Wood Naluai, the PCC’s first kumu hula (Hawaiian instructor), as it celebrates her 49-year passion for teaching hula. Among the dancers on the stage will be former students and family members of Aunty Sally as well as an ensemble from Japan.

The festival starts at 10 a.m. in the PCC's Pacific Theater. General admission to the festival is $10 per adult (ages 16 and older) and $6 for children (ages five through 15). Attendees can use their tickets for free admission to the PCC’s six island villages and upgrade their tickets to a dinner and/or evening show package.

The PCC is located in Laie, on Oahu's north shore.


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