Rosemarie Dungca has been working for the City and County of Honolulu since 1978. In 1983, Whitmore Village asked her to teach hula classes. Her popularity grew and soon was teaching throughout the Leeward area.
Now seniors from the Mililani, Wahiawa, Pearl City and North Shore areas may learn how to dance hula and play the ‘ukulele. These talented men and women provide community service, which includes entertaining the elderly at care homes, centers, hospitals, shopping centers, as well as public and private events.
Na Leo Nahenahe o Na Kupuna is a nonprofit organization that promotes longevity and encourages members to function as long as they can through dance, music and exercise. Weekly classes are held for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Their performances are very entertaining, with costumes as versatile as their songs and repertoire of ethnic hula, with Filipino, Japanese and Chinese renditions. I was very impressed when I watched them dance at the Helemanu Plantation wellness fair. With the holidays in full swing, watch for their performances!
NA LEO NAHENAHE O NA KUPUNA
808-625-2849, Pauline Kamisato