E WAIKAHI KA PONO I MANA'O
"It is well to be united in thought that all may have peace"
Spirit of Aloha has been sharing hula since 1986 in the Scarborough and Markham areas. Our school takes pride in transferring knowledge of the Hawaiian culture through its most reknowned art form - the hula - for over 20 years.
Various COMMUNITY EVENTS and AUDIENCES include:
- Makaha Sons Concert in Toronto, Canada 2009, 2011
- Toronto International Dragon Boat Races at Centre Island
- Launch of "Lilo & Stitch" with Disney Interactive and for AMC theatre airing the movie
- Community functions such as events at seniors' homes and hospitals
- Private functions such as political rallies, charitable organizations, fundraisers, company banquets, and social dinners
Our ACHIEVEMENTS in COMPETITIONS to date:
- First, Three Second and Third place soloists, Two First and Third Place groups-Ho'ike Hula competition Orlando, Florida 2012
- Two Third place soloists, Two Third place groups in Ho'ike Hula competition Orlando, Florida 2009
- Two Second place soloists, First and Second place groups in Ho'ike Hula competition Orlando, Florida 2008
- First and Second place soloists, Third place group in Ho'ike Hula competition Orlando, Florida 2007
- First and Second place in the Dancers in Motion competition in Windsor, Ontario
- Second place in the Dancers in Motion competition in Windsor, Ontario
- First place in the Kiwanis Music Festival Forelore Competition
- Two First place awards in Senior and Junior divisions at the 1998 Kiwanis Music Festival Forelore Competition
Specialized WORKSHOPS and GROWTH:
Over the years, we have had the honour of hosting and attending specialized workshops instructed by hula masters from Hawaii and the mainland iincluding Uncle Chinky Mahoe, Uncle Mark Keali'i Ho'omalu, and the late Auntie Mililani Allen. These workshops help us to keep the presentation of hula as authentic as possible which is paramount to both teachers and students of Spirit of Aloha.