ALOHA 'O KA HULA
The Villages, Florida
Aloha ‘O Ka Hula Dance Troupe is a diverse group of women and men dedicated to learning
and performing the traditional dance of Hawai’i - the hula. Aloha 'O Ka Hula means Love of the Hula and
members share their love and passion for hula by entertaining in and around The Villages and
throughout the Country.
Hawaiian Hula is an interpretive dance form that tells a narrative story with the hands. The hula is the
state dance of Hawai'i and is the centerpiece of the Hawaiian culture.
Aloha ‘O Ka Hula is the original and largest authentic Hawaiian hula performance group in The Villages,
Florida with more than 35 members. Our shows feature the Hawaiian hula, history, folklore, and songs.
The Troupe has performed more than 200 shows since its inception in September 2008. Besides
social clubs and organizations around Florida, the group has performed in Hawaii during the annual
Merrie Monarch Hula Festival, the AARP National Convention, the National Model T Ford Club Winter
Tour, the annual Hawaiian Festival in Las Vegas Nevada, the Grand Majestic and
Country Tonite Theaters in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, and onboard the Norwegian Dawn Cruise Ship.
Aloha ‘O Ka Hula Dance Troupe is featured on The Villages official website, and is also on The Villages
promotional DVD and national TV commercial spots. The Troupe is one of the featured performers at
The Villages annual Tree Lighting Celebration, 4th of July Celebration, and the Mardi Gras Festival which
are all held at The Villages Town Squares. Aloha ‘O Ka Hula has produced and presented 3 awe inspiring
Hawaiian Hula shows at The Church on the Square - one of the largest performing venues in The Villages.
Violet Ray is the founder, director, and choreographer for Aloha ‘O Ka Hula. Violet brought hula to
The Villages in 2008 when she moved to Florida, from Hawaii. Violet has studied, performed and competed
in hula for over 15 years. She has studied hula under some of the world’s leading hula instructors while living in
Hawai’i, with her main teacher being Master Kumu Hula Johnny Lum Ho of Hilo, Hawai’i.
If you would like to book this popular group of professionally staged and costumed dancers for your event,