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.

Did you see us in the SLO Holiday Parade in Downtown San Luis Obispo? Are you interested in learning more about classes? Contact us today! (805) 550-4091

Let Na Mele o ke Kai be your hula halau on the beautiful Central Coast of California. We offer classes in  San Luis Obispo for all ages and all levels, adults and children.

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

Event Calendar

Come to our public performances!


December 6, 2019 at 7:00 pmSLO Holiday Parade in Downtown San Luis Obispo
February 9, 2019 at 7:00 pmWaipuna Concert at Spanos Theatre, California Polytechnic State University


October 28, 2017 at 7:00 pmWaipuna Concern at Spanos Theatre, California Polytechnic State University
September 1 – 7, 2017E Hula Mau at the Long Beach Terrace Theater
July 14, 2017 at 7:00 pmMele’uhane Concert at the Steynberg Gallery in San Luis Obispo
June 3, 2017 at 5:00 pmNa Hoa Aloha in Concert at The Red Barn in Los Osos
October 22, 2016 at 3:00 pmNa Mele O Ke Kai Fund Raiser at Tognazzini’s Dockside in Morro Bay
August 1, 2015 at 9:00 amHula Kahiko and Auana Workshop at Laguna Lake Mobile Estates in San Luis Obispo
November 8, 2014 at 7:00 pm2014 Ho’ike Ohana Dance Group
May 3, 2014 at 11:30 amFund Raiser – Movie “The Haumana” at the Bay Theater
April 12, 2014 at 8:00 pmPatrick Makuakane directs Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu
October 11, 2013 at 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 at 6:00 pmNa Hoa Aloha Band – Hawaiian Music at Red Dirt Coffee
December 4, 2012 at 7:30 pm2 for 1 Holiday Hula Special! Month of December at Studio @-Ryan’s American Dance
September 15, 2012 at 12:00 pm Hawaiian Entertainment – ALOHA ~ Today, Tomorrow, Always at Spanos Theater at California Polytechnic State University
May 5, 2012 at 11:00 am Learn the stirring sounds of “Hawaiian Chanting” at Red Dirt Coffee





(Continuous Enrollment – Registration Fee $10)

Do you love to dance? Do something just for you, once per week.  Students will learn to chant oli, sing, and hula. Emphasis is placed on learning proper technique and some Hawaiian vocabulary used for dance.  Learn, preserve, and celebrate Hawaiian culture.  Kahiko (ancient) and Auana (modern) hula styles are  taught.


Hula Class – Beginner Adult Hula

5:45 PM to 6:45 PM (60 minute class)

$45 per month

Hula Class – Adult Intermediate Hula

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM  (90 minute class)

$60 per month

Hula Class – Performance/Competition Hula

8:30 PM to 9:00 PM  (30 minute class)

$15 per month

For more information, call Kumu Sylvia at 805-550-4091.

$10.00 per month.  (when added on with Intermediate Hula only)


Make check payable to Na Mele O Ke Kai

Classes held at the:

World Rhythm and Motion Studio

3422 Miguelito Court, #3

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

For more information, call Kumu Sylvia at 805-550-4091.


Private Hula Lessons All Levels – Available Upon Request

Contact Kumu Sylvia

(805) 550-4091