Hālau Ka Waikahe Lani Mālie

Hālau Kahulaliwai

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Our Mission Statement:  This is our time to share the Hula Dance and our culture, because it is something we truly love and respect. Through our learned principals, we shall pass down to the generations, just as those before us. Confidence, humility, and a true nurturing for those around us and all that we are blessed to share, allows Hula to flourish.

About our Hālau


Our Hālau is a traditional Hula School.  We teach ages 12 and older, kane (men) and wahine (women). We offer classes in hula kahiko (ancient hula), hula `auana (modern hula), oli (chant), and Hawaiian culture  under the direction of Kumu Hula Blaine Kamalani Kia of Oahu, Hawaii and Kumu Juni  Kalāhikiola  Lovel of Sacramento, California.  We are the largest and longest running Hula school in Montana. We have been teaching since 1993 in the beautiful Flathead Valley.  We share our love and respect of Hula by performing at community events and  with students at school enrichment programs. 

 We are supported by the 501C3 Organization, Launahele, (The Forest Groves) whose mission is to share and perpetuate the Hawaiian culture and Hula.   

Our Montana Leaders


(from L to R) Alaka`i Dominica Kau`anoku`uipo Esperas, Po`opua`a Sharon Kawaokelenuimakamae Pillsbury, Alaka`i Skye Kalaniakea Hatfield.

Our Kumus


Kumu Juni Kalāhikiola Lovel


Kumu Juni Kalāhikiola Lovel was  born on the island of Kaua`i.  Kumu Kalāhikiola started Hula at the age of eight and has studied under several Kaua`i Kumu Hula over the years. Kumu Kalāhikiola opened the Sacramento branch of Hālau Ka Waikahe Lani Mālie in September of 1999, and Antioch in March of 2001. Our Montana school joined her Hālau in 2005. She is proud to teach the hālau vision: to enhance and sustain strong cultural and spiritual values by better educating the hula practitioner to care, support and respect the dance, so, as they aspire to their full potential, they can spiritually and humbly make a contributing impact (through example) to the community and all walks of life. She is also proud of the Hālau mission whereby all properties of knowledge, wisdom and cultural aspects belonging to the dance as passed down from generation to generation, shall be maintained by the Hālau principals for the benefit of all who are part of the dance. 


Kumu Blaine Kamalani Kia


Kumu Blaine Kamalani Kia is a renowned Hawaiian Hula and cultural expert who founded the non profit organization, the Kalaua'e Foundation, whose sole purpose is to perpetuate the Hula by passing information in a direct, accurate and traditional manner while teaching the hula practitioner to care, support and respect the hula. He is married with 3 children and resides in Kailua, O'ahu. Kumu Hula Kia is an accomplished musician, song writer, dancer and instructor with over 1,200 students worldwide including Hawaii, California, Japan and now Montana. He comes from an impressive hula lineage which includes Daryl 'Ihi'ihilauakea Lupenui and Frank Kawaikapuokalani Hewett, has won many hula awards, and has recorded 5 CDs. We are honored to have Kumu Hula Kia's involvement and aloha. Links of Interest will direct you to information on the Ka Laua'e Foundation, it's annual Hula Retreats E Pili Ka Kou in Kaua'i, Japan, Sacramento and Los Angeles, and how to purchase Kumu Hula Blaine Kia's CDs.



Backslope Brewery Community Benefit Night

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Blackslope Brewery, Columbia Falls

Event Details


Backslope Brewery Community Benefit Night

Come and enjoy a beer at Backslope Brewery.   A part  of the evenings proceeds go to a local non-profit.  Thank you to Backslope Brewery for choosing our Hālau to be the recipient of this Tuesdays benefit!   

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Blackslope Brewery, Columbia Falls

Dec. 14, 2019

Holiday Hula

4:00pm - 5:30pm

Large Conference Room United Way Building, 1203 US-2, Kalispell, MT

Event Details

Dec. 14, 2019

Holiday Hula

Celebrate a Hawaiian Christmas!  Hula, Christmas carols, treats, crafts and a visit from Hawaiian Santa!  

Minimum donation   requested at the door.  Proceeds to benefit our community activities.

4:00pm - 5:30pm

Large Conference Room United Way Building, 1203 US-2, Kalispell, MT

Class Information


Registration Information

Class registrations for new students will open Dec. 2019 for classes beginning Jan. 2020.

 Use the CONTACT US form to begin the registration process.  We will e-mail you registration forms and class and payment information (or send via postal service if you prefer).  Return your completed forms by e-mail or mail to:

Halau Ka Waikahe Lani Mālie

1405 8th Ave East 

Kalispell, MT. 59901

Childrenʻs Classes

Children's classes starting summer 2020.  Check our web-site for upcoming information.

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Hālau Ka Waikahe Lani Mālie and Hālau Kahulaliwai

PO Box 10595 Kalispell, MT 59904


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