Time to learn the hula smile

Byron’s hula troupe Mana Aloha are giving a free public hula class on Friday, March 9. Photo supplied.

Hula (not to be confused with hula-hooping), has morphed from ancient Hawai’ian origins into a popular dance form celebrating the beauty of the natural world – its universal message of aloha causing spontaneous outbreaks of smiling.

Byron’s hula troupe Mana Aloha (their name means Powerful Love), providers of island style dance to community celebrations, fundraisers, festivals and aged-care facilities are offering their annual introductory four-week course A Taste Of Hula during April for anyone interested in dipping a toe into the ocean of hula.

On Friday, March 9, Mana Aloha are giving a free public hula class from 5,30 till 7pm at the Peace Pole, Main Beach Byron Bay if weather permits. Otherwise look for them the following Friday March 16.

All are welcome to join or just come along and enjoy the entertainment.

Mana Aloha would like it noted that they respectfully share this contemporary Polynesian art with the encouragement and blessing of their Hawai’ian teachers.

Class info and bookings: Leave message on Byron Bay Hula Facebook page, email [email protected] or call 0417633080.

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