This year the seminar started with a lecture by Roselle on Ho’oponopono– a tradtitional way of dealing with conflicts in Hawaii.

Usually, the first 3 days of the Hula-seminar are dedicated to the beginners. However, as this time all the participants had already taken at least one seminar with our Kumu Roselle Keli’ihonopua Bailey, already the first morning starts with chanting and pule. Then Roselle moves straight on into reviewing the dances we learnt  during the previous seminars. She corrects the mistakes, which had creeped in (how is this always happening?) and refines our movements. We are in high spirits, urging for action and laughing a lot.

As usual, the second part of the seminar is for the advanced dancers. We are also learning new dances and this “Maile Swing” is a real challenge for us!

Roselle brought Keahi with her, one of the hula teachers she trained in Kaua’i. Keahi is supporting Roselle and gaining experiences for herself and her own teaching. It is really a gift to have her here.

The first days we eat at the Restaurant Sternen in Mauss, where we also dance and are spoilt by the team of the Sternen, thanks a lot! The last 2 days  Gérard’s excellent kitchen is exciting us at Christina’s and Rolf’s place. Thank you for your hospitality.

On the last afternoon the usual Hō‘ike is held for friends and for our families – of course with “Maile Swing”. The audience is laughing kindly at our mistakes and applauding excitedly.

As always, the days of the seminar are over far too quickly.  We are going home with manifold impressions and with full and shining hearts.

Thank you Roselle, Keahi and Jim – all the best and A Hui Hou!