|The Hula Dance|
Starting with your left foot, take a side step to the left. Bring your feet together with your right foot meeting your left. Then take another step to the side with your left foot. Bring your feet together with your right foot meeting your left.
So basically, it's step, together, step, together to the left.
Now you've done two side steps to the left and your feet are back together. Next you are going to do two side steps to the right. Right foot out. Feet together. Right foot out. Feet together. Now you've done two side steps to the right and your feet are back together. Can you guess what's next? Yep, back to the left.
Two side steps to the left, two side steps to the right, and repeat.
Practice that and then we will add the arms.
Ready? Okay, standing with your feet together, raise your arms straight out in front of you, like you are a zombie or a mummy or frankenstein. Bring your left arm out to your left side and bend your right elbow 90 degrees, bringing your right forearm to the left. Now loosen up both arms and shoulders while keeping your arms slightly raised and pointing to the left. Face your palms down. Each time you take a step out with your left foot, flex your fingers, when you bring your feet together, curl your fingers like you are strumming a ukulele. When you are stepping left, your arms are raised to the left, when you step right, your arms are raised to the right. Refer back to the diagram if you have questions at this point.
Ready to put it all together. Great. Get loose. Sway your hips back and forth naturally. When you get comfortable with the steps, exaggerate the hip motions a bit more. Don a grass skirt or a bath towel to give it some authenticity. Have fun!
H is for hula.