The beautiful, sensuous hula is a foundation of Hawaiian culture with each dance telling a story of either love, legend, or history. Although its existence was once threatened by missionaries, the hula was revived by King Kalakaua, the “Merrie Monarch” during his reign, and remains an essential part of Hawai‘i. Now you can learn to hula with this easy-to-follow, illustrated step-by-step photographic guide. Nine popular dances including “The Hawaiian Wedding Song,” “The Hukilau Song,” “Lovely Hula Hands,” and “Sweet Leilani,” are presented, along with song lyrics and simple, clear instructions that will have you doing the hula in just minutes!

Editor: Patricia Lei Murray