What You'll Get
More than a dance, hula is a story conveying a rich cultural narrative, which is why it's still the most common method for illegally bootlegging movies in Polynesia. Today's deal teaches your eyes how to watch that story and your hips how to tell it to others: for $14, you get three hula classes (a $45 value) at Aloha Style on the Main Line in downtown Narberth.
Aloha Style on the Main Line's schedule is packed with classes for all ages and skill levels. Grass skirts are in no way required to enter into a beginning hula class (ages 13–99) or Keiki hula children's class (ages 5–9) (though you can buy them on-site if you like, along with sarongs, leis, muumuus, Tom Selleck's old mustaches, and more). For 45 minutes, both beginner tutorials let students walk in a hula dancer's shoeless feet by teaching them basic steps that collectively craft a story through movement. For the next step up, a Tahitian class gets the hips swaying to the beat of island drums with a developmental focus in Aparima, or "kiss of the hands," which is used to weave crowd-pleasing cultural narratives like Stephen King making baskets with his pelvis.
Within the cozy, flower-printed walls of Aloha's tropical studio, the relaxed ohana (family) atmosphere empowers inhibited students to loosen their hips and rotate their rumps. Though the beat is infectious, the low-impact hula-style movements are smooth and fluid, providing safe exercise for any and all body types. During a class at Aloha Style on the Main Line, many students experience unusual sensations, such as tightening of the torso, levitation of mood, and strengthening of one's cultural core with a plethora of new Polynesian words and fun facts. These side effects are as common as they are incurable, and will recur frequently during Hawaiian vacations and office luaus. Spread the disease of Hawaiian hula happiness to friends by buying gift Groupons to Aloha Style on the Main Line.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 22, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. May purchase multiple as gifts. New students only. Advance registration required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Aloha Style Polynesian Dance
The band of instructors at Aloha Style Polynesian Dance cultivate a relaxed ohana, or family atmosphere, that encourages students of all experience levels. Hula classes meld the ancient (hula kahiko) and more contemporary (hula ‘auana) form of the dance, while also delving into Hawaiian history and culture.