EDTC 300,  Learning Project

Hula in Winter



Aloha! This week for the learning project we decided to learn how to Hula with this youtube channel: Miss Jessica’s World. The video of selection is called: Learn how to Hula in Miss Jessica’s World and the instructor’s name is Ava Rae Luna. What a fun little lesson for my kids to learn. I, unfortunately, did not capture any footage of my toddler dancing to it this week, but he was hula”ing” his hips away. In the video, you will see me and my two-year-old dancing to the lesson and he also loved it: Mother and Two-Year-Old Hula.

In the video, we learned that the hula dance is a Polynesian dance from Hawaii. We also learned that there are several aspects to the hula uniform:

the Pa’u skirt:



Maile Lei around their neck and Haku Lei on their head:


Kupe’e for the hands:




Then we learned of the hand positions which I, unfortunately, could not find a very specific description of them but they are in the video:


Position 1 is represented by the 1st girl on the top row on the left, position 2, position 3, and position 4. Then we dived into the feet movements such as kaholo as seen in the photo, then hela also represented in the bottom row in the photo, then ‘Ami, and then Ka’O. We finally put them all together. It was a very informative and fun video to learn from and if you want to add some polynesian dance to the classroom for some cultural learning, I think that would be so helpful for students!


Thanks for following long, and cheers to the reading week!



My name is Jorden Robitaille and I am currently in the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina studying to teach secondary education. I am a wife and a mother of two under the age of two. I reside in a little Saskatchewan village called Caronport. As you explore my e-portfolio it is my hope that you will learn more about the journey that lead me to pursue a career in teaching, that I can share my experiences, development, and achievements in my academic pre-service studies, and a ongoing source to update those that would enjoy following along in my future active teaching profession.


  • Jean-Paul Kamdem

    Hi Jorden,

    Looking at your post, I remember in my teenage when I was a fan of Hindi movies. Although this dance is from Hawaii, I think that it might have some connection with India. This is because the women are dressed the same way and dance the same as in Hindi movies. I hope that you enjoyed dancing it!. Great!

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