Puka ʻŪniki: When a Student Becomes a Master

Puka ʻŪniki: When a Student Becomes a Master

Hālau hula are places of learning. ʻŌlapa or dancers train for years, and become alakaʻi or leaders. When kumu feel they are ready, they puka or graduate. For some, moving on is a little shocking at first, but is necessary for the perpetuation of our long hula tradition.

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