Manuiki Foundation


The Manuiki Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity consisting of a vibrant all-volunteer community of committed and caring individuals dedicated to the preservation and perseverance of the Hawaiian culture. All donations are tax deductable.
Manuiki Foundation
Ste. R-203-Orcas Business Park
650 S Orcas St
Seattle, WA 98108

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Welcome to Halau Hula 'O Lono, the learning center for Hula Kahiko (ancient forms of dance) and Hula Auana (modern forms of dance) for all ages. We incorporate music, language, crafts, workshops and special projects into our hula lessons. This organization was founded in 1996 by Uncle Howard Lono and Aunty Manuiki Lono. Together they created a vision to fulfill the needs of the Hawaiian culture and the arts in the Pacific Northwest. The mission of this halau is to perpetuate, educate, administer, and to adhere to our Hawaiian heritage thru the language, music, hula and the customs of our people. We maintain open communication with our Kupuna (elderly/ senior citizens) and a willingness to serve and share knowledge (mana'o) from Kumu Hula to haumana with dignity and compassion. The study of hula is not only dancing and teaching choreography but to understand the history and language thru kupuna of Kaua'i. Halau Hula 'O Lono is 'ohana as we dance, eat and celebrate together. Cooperation and getting along is a priority. Haumana depends on each other to ensure success in all that we do and to embrace each other as hula sisters and brothers.

Hālau Hula ʻO Lono, 650 South Orcas Street, Suite R-203, Seattle, WA 98109

Kumu Hula Manuiki Ho'opi'i Lono
Aunty Manu 206.243.3578 206.251.7756


Moana Kokame 425.765.7511
'Ehulani Bentley 425.802.6845


Starting Wednesday September 5

5 - 6 p.m. New Beginner Keiki

6 - 7:30 p.m. Intermediate Keiki

7:30 - 9:00 p.m. Beginner Junior Women


Starting Thursday September 6

5 - 6:30 p.m. Beginner Gracious Ladies

6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Advanced Gracious Ladies

8:00 - 9:30 p.m. Advanced Senior Women


Starting Tuesday September 11

5 - 6:30 p.m. Beginner Teen and Young Adults

6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Oli - Mele, ʻOlelo Hawaiʻi

Adult Classes $50 per month with one-time registration fee of $25. Monthly fee includes hula class night and Tuesday oli, mele and ʻolelo class.

Keiki Classes $45 per month with one-time registration fee of $25. Oli, mele, and ʻolelo will be taught during regular hula classes

Family rates are available.


Moana Kokame 425.765.7511
'Ehulani Bentley 425.802.6845

All students must have a hula folder (3 ring binder) with pen or pencil. The Hawaiian-English Dictionary can be purchased at Borders or Hawaii General Store and must be carried to class at all times. Doors will open 15 minutes prior and close 15 minutes after scheduled time. All haumana (students) should be ready to dance upon arrival at the halau in uniform. Keep socializng to a minimum. Make up classes will be to the discretion of the Kumu Hula/ instructor.

       The halau uniform is the hula pa'u (purple) and a black or purple ti-shirt or halau shirt. The hula pa'u can be purchased from an Aunty or sewn according to instructions. No Nail Polish! No toe rings, nose rings, earrings, necklaces (wearing religious crucifix is an exception), or rings (wedding rings permitted). Hair should be worn in a bun or pony tail (no bangs across the forehead, please). Flowers are to be worn in the hair at all times. All slippers and shoes should be on the rack at the entrance. All personals should be tucked in the cubicles against the wall and cell phones silenced or turned off.

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E ho'oulu mai ana 'o Laka i kona mau kahu, 'o makou no a. (Laka inspires her devotees - us.)
Line from a prayer chant to Laka, goddess of hula