Hawaii is the most recent of the 50 U.S.States and is the only U.S. state made up entirely of islands. It is the northernmost island group in Polynesia. Hawaii’s diverse natural scenery, warm tropical climate, abundance of public beaches, oceanic surroundings, and active volcanoes make it a popular destination for tourists, surfers, biologists, and volcanologists alike.
Due to its mid-Pacific location, Hawaii has many North American and Asian influences along
with its own vibrant native culture.
Hula is a uniquely Hawaiian dance accompanied by chant or song that preserves and perpetuates the stories, traditions and culture of Hawaii. Hawaiian legends tell stories of hula beginning on the islands of Molokai and Kauai. Today, this enchanting art form has become a worldwide symbol of Hawaiian culture and the beauty of Hawaii’s people. The popularity of hula has spread to the US mainland, Japan, and even Europe.