Walt Disney World Cast Members Participate in Hula Competition

Recently, several Walt Disney World cast members channeled the spirit of aloha at an annual hula competition in Orlando.

The Ho'ike Hawaii 16th Annual Hula Competition is an annual event that brings Hawaiian and Tahitian dancers and dance teams to central Florida for a friendly dance competition with others who share their love of the hula culture.

One cast member, Rose Monahan, says her love of hula started after she was introduced to the hula by Auntie Kau'i - the Hawaiian culture ambassador for Disney's Polynesian Resort. Auntie Kau'i is the team's hula coach and they practice every Saturday at the Polynesian.

Auntie Kau'i - who is an experienced hula dancer and a native of Hawaii - was part of the team that helped open the Polynesian in 1971. She often teaches cast members and guests the basics of hula, in addition to sharing her love of the Hawaiian culture.

Hula dance is unique to Hawaii and is used as a way to tell the stories and history of the state through movement.

Story by Traci C., Source

Kristen K. wrote on Mon, 08/12/2013 - 17:09:

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I love that Disney helps keep the Hawaiian culture alive even outside of the resort.

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