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How To Do The Lilo And Stitch Hula Dance

If you have seen the movie Lilo and Stitch, you will notice that there is a portion where Lilo and Stitch dances the hula. If you are curious about the Lilo and Stitch Hula dance, this is only one of the many Hula dance steps which use the major movements of the traditional Hula dance.

The Lilo and Stitch Hula dance uses three major Hula dance steps: the kaholo, the ka’o, and the hela. If you want to learn the Lilo and Stitch Hula dance, then you have to master these three steps:

The Kaholo

Before beginning the kaholo step, always stand in a flat surface so as to balance your movements and avoid accidents.

  1. The first step to the kaholo is by using the legs. Begin by standing upright with your feet at least 4 inches apart. Keep your toes pointing forward with your knees slightly bent.
  2. Move your right foot 4 inches to the right, and let your left foot follow it.
  3. Repeat these movements
  4. Switch to the left and move your left foot 4 inches to the left, letting your right foot follow it.
  5. Repeat these movements.
  6. Repeat the third step two times, followed by a repeat of the fifth movement for two times also.

The Ka’o

The Ka’o is usually the sway step in most hula dances, and is the second step in the Lilo and Stitch Hula dance.

  1. Like in the kaholo step, begin by standing upright with feet together and with your toes pointing forward.
  2. Bend your knees slightly, as this will help you sway your hips more easily.
  3. Then, bring your right foot to the right.
  4. After this, bring your left foot up and down. Pull your heel off the ground and let your toes point slightly left. Position your left toe at 45 degree angle to your right foot toe. The heel of your left foot will touch your right ankle.
  5. Repeat this step using your left foot. Gently bring your right foot up and down, and do the same movements that you did in your left foot.

The Hela

The Hela is the third step in the Lilo and Stich Hula Dance, and this is a basic step wherein you’d bring one leg in front and extend it without transferring weight to it. This is done easier if you will focus on your knees.

  1. Maintain an upright and relaxed posture while bending your knees.
  2. Bring your arms in front of your chest. Your fingertips should be slightly touching the center of your chest.
  3. Transfer the weight of one leg to the other.
  4. Step the free leg out, and then set the foot down at a 45-degree angle. Let the weight of your body stay over the foot and don’t transfer your weight.
  5. Bring the leg back underneath, and then transfer your weight. Repeat this to do helas on both sides.
  6. Once you are comfortable with footwork, you can add hip movements to the hela. 

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