Hawaiian Dance: Basic Movements

The basic movements in Hawaiian dance, called kaholo, are very simple walking steps. Dance basic Hawaiian dance steps with tips from a dance instructor in this free video on Hawaiian dancing.

About the Author

Makalina is an instructor at Lotus Music and Dance in New York City. Born and raised around the Pacific islands, Makalina has lived on the Marianas, Caroline and Hawaiian Islands. With a bachelor's in theater from Fordham University, she has studied ballet, jazz, modern and tap dance but has always come back to her first love, Polynesian dance. She has performed with dance companies, including ALLNATIONS (with whom she toured throughout the US and Asia), appeared in theatrical productions, such as South Pacific, the national tour of The King & I with Yul Brynner and has earned varied film and television credits such as One Life to Live, All My Children and As the World Turns. She has also been involved with the New York Theatrical Community Choir. She can be reached at 212-627-1076.