Hula Dance – Little Brown Gal (Verse 3)

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Hula dance experts Kanekia and Makanani demonstrate how to dance to “Little Brown Gal,” a traditional Hula Dance song including how to dance to the third verse.

    Makanani Lyau: Aloha, I am Makanani and this is Kanekia. Today we are going to teach you how to Hula to 'Little Brown Gal' and right now we are going to learn verse three. Verse three begins 'through that island wonderland' and this is the part where you have learned your Ami. You are going to Ami around the island. You are going to lift one arm in front of chest which is your right arm and your left arm is at your hip. This is when you bring your hips all the way around while you pivot your right around foot around in these circle. So lets try it with the lyrics. Ready, 'through that island wonderland', you should be back facing the front. The next line says 'She's broken all the kanes' hearts', Kane mean men, so she is breaking all the mens hearts. So you are going to take your hands with your right fist on top of your left and you are going to twist it in a breaking motion and then after break the hearts, you are going to take your hands and place them in front of your chest and just slightly move your hands which will represent your heart. During the part where she is breaking, this is the when you will be doing your Uwehe, one to right and one to the left and then you will Kaholo back for hearts. Good. Now lets put it all together. 'She's broken all the kanes' hearts'. The next line says 'its not hard to understand'. So you are going to Kaholo to the left, you are going to take your right hand extend it out shake no, 'its not hard to understand' on understand you put the finger to your head like you are thinking, so lets do it all together. Ready, 'its not heard to understand' and the last line says for that 'For that wahine is a gal aparts' and then for this motion its the same as in the 'Little Brown Gal', you will lift your arms up over your head and move it down your body representing a woman. So lets try that that last verse together. 'For that wahine is a gal aparts' is the gal aparts. Now it's important to know on this last verse, you will be taking four steps to the left. So instead of the two and two we are going to extend wahine four times to the left. So lets do it together, four counts. Ready 'For that wahine is a gal apart', good. Now lets put the third verse all together. Ready, Through that island wonderlandshe's broken all the kanes' hearts. It's not hard to understand, for that wahine is a gal aparts.

    So that is the verse three coming up next is verse four of 'Little Brown Gal'.