Kohala Hula Club and Emma Moniz, 1936.


The Resurrection of Kaha, a Hawaiian tableau directed by Mrs. Emma Moniz, of Kohala, will be staged next Saturday, April 18, at the Halai community Hall, Hilo, under the auspices of the Kohala Studio, beginning at 7:30 p. m.

Besides the tableau, based on a native legend, Mrs. Moniz will stage a program of ancient and modern hula dances featuring several of her most talented pupils. There will be some 40 performers, all of them from Kohala, including a number of Filipino, Japanese and Portuguese dancing girls, besides Hawaiian.

Two novelty number by Eko [? Eiko] Takata, four-year old Japanese girl, and Elsie Adana, two-year old Filipino girl, will be featured. The program will be followed by a dance, with Kualii’s orchestra furnishing the music.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 4/15/1936, p. 1)


Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Volume XXII, Number 39, Aoao 1. April 15, 1936.

Mrs. Emma Moniz opens hula studio, 1936.

Hula Studio Is Opened In Hilo

Mrs. Emma Moniz hula studio on Kamehameha Ave., above Moses Company, Ltd., is proving to be a popular resort for Hilo people desiring to learn the art of Hawaiian dancing.

Mrs. Moniz opened her studio last Thursday, and the first student to register was Lehua Lani Ragsdale, six-years old. There are now 17 hula students under Mrs. Moniz direction.

The studio is open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday each week between 8 in the morning and 9 at night.

Classes are still open.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 7/1/1936, p. 1)

Hula Studio Is Opened In Hilo

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Volume XXXI, Number 10, Aoao 1. July 1, 1936.