E Komo Mai..


About Hālau Hula O Makalani Nā Pilialoha

Our hālau is located in National City in the heart of beautiful San Diego.  We are blessed to have a second location in Vista (North County) which allows us to spread our aloha to both Northern and Southern California.  Our school is taught by Kumu Hula Makalani Kuliha'apai.

She teaches both Kahiko (Ancient) and 'Auana (Modern) styles of Hawaiian dance. At our hālau, the haumāna (students) will not only learn the importance of "Hula Protocol” but will also learn the history and mana'o behind each dance, the basics of Hawaiian language through song and instruction, create their own costumes, as well as gain self-discipline and self-confidence. 

Here at Hālau Hula O Makalani Nā Pilialoha, we have a passion for the art of dance and for helping others discover their inner dancer. Are you ready to bring out the inner Hawaiian in you? Contact us today to learn more about our hālau.


"Hula is the language of the heart, therefore, the heartbeat of the Hawaiian people."

King David Kalākaua