Napili Kai Foundation – Hula Show & Programs
Kumu Hula Kathy Ralar leads the Napili Kai Foundation halau, teaching and sharing the dances, chants, songs and crafts of Hawaii and Polynesia.
All program expenses are covered by fundraising and charitable donations. These costs include costumes, instruction, implements, travel and live music.
As part of their participation in the Foundation, the keiki, who range in age from 6 to 18, learn to share their aloha through complimentary performances at schools, children’s organizations, homes for the elderly and other charitable venues on Maui and the Mainland. In this way, the keiki are able to give back in appreciation for all they receive.
The children perform in the longest running weekly keiki hula show in Hawaii, at the Napili Kai Beach Resort. Here they share the culture with visitors to Maui with live entertainment, music, and a variety of Polynesian dances in traditional costumes.