Na Halau Ha'a o Kea
The Kea style dance school
Halau Information
Classes - Hilo
380 Nahale-a Avenue, Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: (808) 937-8575

Na Keiki (11 to 15 yrs old):
Friday 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Na 'Opio & Makua (16 +):
Sunday 3:00pm to 6:00pm (Kahiko)
Thursday 6:00pm to 8:00pm ('Auana)

Na Kupuna (50+):
Tuesday 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Classes - San Francisco
Phone: Akiyo Kinst-Hori - (415) 810-5791

Na Makua (18+):
Thursday 7:15pm to 9:00pm

Location: 555 California Street
Concourse Level
San Francisco, CA 94104
Classes - Kyoto, Japan
For our classes in Japan, visit

or contact
Akiyo Kinst-Hori
Yukiyo Kushizaki at 090-8126-4269
(In Japan)
Classes - Washington, D.C.
11215 Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: (703) 273-1464
or (571) 294-4292

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Na Keiki (5+):
Sunday 1:00pm to 2:15pm

Hula Auana (13+)
Sunday 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Hula Kahiko (13+):
Sunday 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Halau Ha'a Kea o Mokihana is the third expression of the teachings of Kumu Paul Neves. Mokihana is the name of his wife, Wanda Mokihana Neves, and refers to the rare lei of Kaua'i. Its fragrance and beauty is unique and not all people can wear it. Wanda symbolizes that rare person and Kumu wants you to know that you are being asked to wear your uniqueness in Halau Ha'a Kea o Mokihana. This halau is named in her honor and is under the direction of Kumu Hula Akala Nahikulani Neves who is presently a graduate student at Seton Hall University in New Jersey.  

Halau colors are Green ('oma'oma'o), Black ('ele'ele) and White (ke'oke'o). Green represents the green forests and lawns of the Washington DC area, and the green of the lei of Mokihana of Kaua'i. For Kumu, green represents constant growth and freshness. Black is for the inclusion of all colors and it means that all people are welcome. Black, in the Hawaiian context, also symbolizes po, the darkness by which we can clearly see the stars that have guided the Hawaiian people since time immemorial. White denotes purity and clarity of spirit. When and if we are asked to express the dance in public, we will do so with love and respect for the Hawaiian people and their culture and we will express ourselves in a way that moves our audience to do the same.
Halau Ha'a Kea o Kinohi is the second expression of the teachings of Kumu Paul Neves. Our students are from Hilo, HI and San Francisco, CA & Kyoto Japan.  Kinohi means a new beginning and he is the son of Kumu Paul. This halau is named in his honor.

Halau colors are Red (the color of the lehua blossom and the working chiefs of the land), Black to enhance the red and encompasses all colors (meaning the halau welcomes all), and White for the purity of our hearts and intentions as we embark on this experience with one another. In the logo, the bridge represents the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, CA and connects to the red lehua blossoms of Hawai'i island. Together they symbolize the travel taken to bring our haumana (students) together from Hawaii' and San Francisco.
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