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Kaanapali Beach Hotel to host Hula O Na Keiki

By Staff | Nov 3, 2011

KAANAPALI – The 21st Hula O Na Keiki, Maui’s only children’s hula competition, is set for Nov. 4-6 at Kaanapali Beach Hotel.

Open to hula students from around the world, this weekend competition will commemorate one of Hawaii’s richest traditions.

Children ages 5-17 may enter as soloists and as boy and girl pairs. The competition includes a judge’s interview and their hula performances in both kahiko (ancient) and ‘auana (modern) dance categories.

Students are judged on their proficiency in Hawaiian language and the appropriateness of their costumes.

More than $20,000 will be awarded in cash and prizes this year.

To complement the keiki hula competition, weekend festivities at the hotel include arts and crafts from all islands, cultural and hula workshops and Hawaiian entertainment.

For information, call Kaanapali Beach Hotel at 661-0011 or visit www.kbhmaui.com.