Fun Activities For Seniors
Staying active is the key to a healthy life!
Hula Dancing for Seniors and Beginners
Hula is a beautiful form of dance that is unique to the Hawaiian Islands and is accompanied by chant (oli) or song (mele) which tells a story. The hula dramatizes or portrays the words of the oli or mele in a visual dance form, where the arms and hands do most of the talking. There are two distinct styles of hula dancing, hula kahiko (ancient hula) and hula ʻauana (modern hula), with hula ʻauana being less formal and performed without ceremony. Hula can either be done while sitting or standing, and some dances make use of both positions.
Hula Dancing Enhances Body, Mind, and Spirit!
If you’re looking for a new hobby or activity that involves dancing but is not so hard on the joints, give hula a try. Hulu has been known to enhance body, mind, and spirit. For the body, it’s a great low-impact cardio workout, and for the mind and spirit, the dance promotes relaxation and eases tension. When hula dancing, you’ll be connected to the sounds of Hawaii, and what could be more relaxing than that? If you are interested in learning how to hula dance, take a look at the beginner instructional videos we have below. Whether you have Hawaiian in your blood, or just fascinated with the culture, hula dancing is a fantastic hobby and activity for all ages. Enjoy!