Hula classes begin Sept. 14 at NPC in SF

Learn the hand, foot and body movements of traditional hula dances in Interpretive Modern Hula classes on Fridays, September 14 to December 7, from 4:15 to 5:15, at Northland Pioneer College’s Snowflake/Taylor – Silver Creek Campus, 1611 S. Main St. There is a $45 fee for the noncredit class, which is open to anyone 13 and older.

Instructor Deborah Cox guides students in basic hula hand and foot movements. Students will learn to interpret words and body language of songs and use traditional Hawaiian chants. Instruction in the Hawaiian language is incorporated throughout the class. Students should wear comfortable clothing and bring water and a notebook to class.

Originally from the Big Island of Hawaii, Cox has been dancing since the age of four and has been an instructor and choreographer of Polynesian dance for over 20 years. “During my instruction of dance of each island I teach the language of the steps being taught. Students will learn to dance, chant and sing to a specific song for each island,” explains Cox.

Register for the Interpretive Modern Hula class at least four days before the class starts to ensure it is not canceled due to insufficient enrollment. You can now register and pay for noncredit classes online at Need help registering? NPC campus offices have computers available to use for registering for classes.

NPC’s Community and Corporate Learning Division provides personal interest and specialized corporate training throughout NPC’s service area. For more information about noncredit, personal interest classes, contact Katharine Olsen, community learning specialist, (800) 266-7845, ext. 6244, or email For corporate training, contact Royce Kincanon, corporate learning coordinator, (800) 266-7845, ext. 6239, or email