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Practice English Speaking&Listening with: Hawaiian Dance & Music Instruments : Hawaiian Dance Hand Movements

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In this first clip, we're going to learn some of our hands, Kalima. The hands do tell the

story, since this is oral history and so when I teach it, I teach it with the fingers together

and even the thumbs as a starter. So we put our arms this way, our vamp arms and in that

way too, okay. We can lift our wrists a little and settle it down. We can lift the wrists

again and settle it down. Notice how the head follows the hand. Lift and here. Lift and

here. Your basic vamp arm. We can do signs, the sun, La; the rain, Ua, Niu is your coconut

tree and I just use the wrist to follow the fingers, follow through. Hale is your house

and the waves.

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