Tom Hiona at Honolulu Academy of Arts, 1939.

Shown With Hawaiian Drums

Tom Hiona, hula master, who is in charge of Hawaiian dances at the Hawaiian Festival to take place Thursday evening at 8 o’clock at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. Continue reading

Tom Hiona opens halau, 1947.

TOM HIONA

WELL KNOWN TEACHER Of Hula to Open Studio on March 1

One of Hawaii’s best known teachers of the hula and directors of hula dancing, Tom Hiona, will open a new studio March 1. the studio is located at 1914 Kahai St., Kalihi.

For the past 15 years, Tom Hiona has been a leader in teaching both ancient and modern hula dances. He will instruct classes in all types of hula, including the following—pahu or drum dances, the olapa, uliuli or rattle gourd, puili or bamboo, iliili or pebble, ka kalaau or tapping sticks as well as modern dances. Continue reading