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International Waikiki Hula Conference



“WIA has been proud to produce the International Waikiki Hula Conference for the last 8 years to an enthusiastic response from visitors and kama`aina alike. The conference was conceived to fill a need for educational and personal visitor experience of authentic Hawaiian culture, and as a way of providing support for our invaluable Hawaiian cultural practitioners.  It fostered fellowship among hula people from Hawaii and abroad.

Over the ensuing years, many new opportunities for meeting these needs have arisen, and WIA has decided to focus on other avenues for its own work.  We wish to thank all of you who took part in the International Waikiki Hula Conference, and ask you to look forward with us to future endeavors of interest to hula people.”

If you are not already on our mailing list, please submit your email address to mail@waikikiimprovement.com for notifications of future projects.
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We enjoyed meeting hula people from around the world!
We hope you have taken home wonderful hula, memories and stories --
and that you made many new hula friends!

Mahalo a me ke aloha pumehana.
A hui hou.


3 days of hula & hula-related workshops & seminars.
Modern and ancient hula, chant, history, costume, lei-making,
Hawaiian language, songs, music, implement-making.
16 Ho`ike Hula Shows, Vendor Mall, Closing Concert "Kanikapila"

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Conference Package

  • Three full days of workshops and seminars to choose from, offered by noted kumu hula and Hawaiian cultural experts. Classes cover all aspects of hula — modern and ancient dance, costume, lei-making, Hawaiian language, chant, history, songs, music and implement-making.
  • The opportunity to perform a hula on various stages in Waikiki in Ho`ike Hula Shows.
  • Opening Ceremonies. First session first day.
  • Music and audience participation hula shows during lunch period.
  • $15 worth of lunch meal coupons.
  • Closing "Kanikapila" Concert & Hula Sunday Evening
  • Hawaiian Vendor Mall – featuring Hawaiian-made products and crafts, including hula implements, costumes, clothing, accessories and gifts.
  • Free shuttle service between the convention center and various hotels throughout Waikiki.
  • Certificate of Completion for you to frame.
  • Reusable Conference Bag.
$385 Regular Conference Fee  ♦  $250 Kama'aina Hawai'i Resident



~ Hula in the Land of its Birth ~


Conference Purpose

The International Waikiki Hula Conference offers the rare opportunity for visitors to come to Hawaii to learn, share and experience hula in the land of its birth, with a variety of respected hula masters and teachers, many of whom do not travel outside Hawaii to teach. For our local hula people, it is the chance to enrich their hula experience from many sources in one place, to meet fellow dancers and kumu hula from around the world.


Toshimaku City
Tourist Association

The International Waikiki Hula Conference is a non-profit project of the Waikiki Improvement Association

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A non-profit project of the Waikiki Improvement Association

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