E komo mai!  Welcome!

Our name is Hawaiian for “Songs of the Sea.”  The dancers and musicians who make up Na Mele o ke Kai are all ages, sizes and ethnicities. Na Mele o ke Kai is an association that welcomes all interested individuals who want to experience the language and traditions of Polynesian cultures through dance, music and song.

Are you interested in learning more about classes? 

Contact us today! (805) 550-4091

Let Na Mele o ke Kai be your hālau hulu (hula school) on the beautiful Central Coast of California. We offer classes in  San Luis Obispo for all ages and all levels and ages.

The accomplished dancers and musicians of Na Mele o ke Kai are available to perform at luaus, parties, weddings, fundraisers and cultural events. Our hālau is under the direction of Sylvia Ke’alalaua’eokalani Hambly.  The musicians of Na Hoa Aloha often accompany us with performances here on the Central Coast. Come join our ‘ohana (family)!

Where to see Na Mele o ke Kai

We looks forward to seeing you at our public performances!


Check back soon and often for upcoming opportunities to see Na Mele o ke Kai!


September 23, 2023
7:00 pm
Lokahi, Coming Together
Featuring Waipuna, with Walt Keale
Presented by Na Mele o ke Kai & Hula Anyone
Harold J. Miossi Cultural & Performing Arts Center
August 26, 2023
1:00 pm
Stone Soup Music Festival
Accompanied by band Na Hoa Aloha
Street Stage, Ramona Garden Park
December 6, 2019
7:00 pm
SLO Holiday Parade in Downtown San Luis Obispo
February 9, 2019
7:00 pm
Waipuna Concert at Spanos Theatre, California Polytechnic State University
October 28, 2017
7:00 pm
Waipuna Concern at Spanos Theatre, California Polytechnic State University
September 1 – 7, 2017E Hula Mau at the Long Beach Terrace Theater
July 14, 2017 7:00 pmMele’uhane Concert at the Steynberg Gallery in San Luis Obispo
June 3, 2017
5:00 pm
Na Hoa Aloha in Concert at The Red Barn in Los Osos
October 22, 2016
3:00 pm
Na Mele O Ke Kai Fund Raiser at Tognazzini’s Dockside in Morro Bay
August 1, 2015 9:00 amHula Kahiko and Auana Workshop at Laguna Lake Mobile Estates in San Luis Obispo
November 8, 2014
7:00 pm
2014 Ho’ike Ohana Dance Group
May 3, 2014 11:30 amFund Raiser – Movie “The Haumana” at the Bay Theater
April 12, 2014 8:00 pmPatrick Makuakane directs Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu
October 11, 2013
8:00 pm
“Mālama Ko Aloha” (“Keep Your Love”), a cross-cultural evening featuring slack key guitar master Keola Beamer, Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai, jazz pianist Geoffrey Keezer, and hula master Moanalani Beamer
June 21, 2013 6:00 pmNa Hoa Aloha Band – Hawaiian Music at Red Dirt Coffee
December 4, 2012
7:30 pm
2 for 1 Holiday Hula Special! Month of December at Studio @-Ryan’s American Dance
September 15, 2012
12:00 pm
Hawaiian Entertainment – ALOHA ~ Today, Tomorrow, Always at Spanos Theater at California Polytechnic State University
May 5, 2012 11:00 am Learn the stirring sounds of “Hawaiian Chanting” at Red Dirt Coffee


Adult Classes:

Beginning Adult Hula
7:15 pm to 8:45 pm (90 minute class)


Intermediate/Advanced Adult Hula
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (120 minute class)

Private Hula Lessons All Levels – Available Upon Request

Classes take place at World Rhythm & Motion Studio, located at 3422 Miguelito Court, Suite #3 in San Luis Obispo.

For more information about classes, please contact Kumu Sylvia at 805-242-6878 or at hulaslo@gmail.com.