April monthly meeting with the theme of "Bonnets and Bunnies"
In the back row, l-r is Joyce Larkin, Janet Tebo, Elva Jones, Charlotte Ciera, Mitzie Hennessey and Ardis Dennis.
Front row is Tesse Tinker, Loriann Regala, Heather McNeill and Del Zepeda (sort of toward back)
Pua Kea Hula Group
The Seniors of Paradise hula group began shortly after the organization was formed in 1982. In 1986 the group was disbanded and re-organized with Eve Henderson as the instructor. Eve started hula back in 1952 on the mainland and is still "Kumu" to this senior troupe.
A few years ago the group adopted the name "Pua Kea Hula" and meets twice weekly (class is Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. at the Activity Center in Paradise Park; and a practice session is held on Tuesdays at 9:30 at various members homes). The halau began with about 6 dancers and has grown until we now have over 20 active members.
The foundation of the halau is love and caring -- for hula
and for one another. Pua Kea learns both traditional Hawaiian
and "hapa-haole" songs. Anyone 55 or over is invited
to join us for hula, group support, and EXERCISE (it really is
good for you).