Agenda & Pricing

Thanks to our sponsors, this year we are able to offer the Great Lakes Hula Retreat with unbeatable pricing options. We hope you join us for 6 hula workshops presented by Kumu Kau'i Dalire and Kumu Manu Boyd.

Retreat Location

Hosted by the City of Novi, MI, this year's retreat is at the brand new Lakeshore Community Building

601. S. Lake Drive
Novi, MI 48377



9:30 a.m. Hula Basics & Technique
11:30 a.m. Lunch*
12:30 p.m. Olelo Hawaii Fundamentals
2:15 p.m. Lei Making**


9:15 a.m. Warm-ups
10:00 a.m. Hula Hapa Haole Workshop
12:00 p.m. Lunch*
1:00 p.m. Hula Auana Workshop
6:00 p.m. Dinner***
7:00 p.m. Ho'ike w/ Manu Boyd
& Kupu Dalire-Na'auao***
9:00 p.m. Kanikapila


10:00 a.m. Warm-ups
10:30 a.m. Kahiko/Oli w/ Uliuli Part 1
12:30 p.m. Lunch*
1:30 p.m. Kahiko/Oli Part 2

* When you register, you'll have the option to pre-pay for a catered lunch (Such as Panera Bread, Jimmy John's, etc. or, you can choose to bring or get your own lunch. We will contact those who purchase the lunch add-on 7 days before the start of the retreat for lunch selections to be made.
** Lei Making is an optional portion of the retreat that will be led by our local instructors. Materials are available as an add-on to your registration fee.
*** The Luau ticket is not included with the weekend pass or with the Saturday day pass. Please purchase Luau tickets separately.


Weekend Pass


Access to all 6 Hula workshops spanning Friday through Sunday.

Luau ticket not included in workshop pricing. Please purchase separately.

Single Day Pass


Access to all Hula workshops on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

Luau (Dinner & Ho'ike)


Saturday Ho'ike and buffet style dinner. Performance headlined by Kupu Dalire-Na'auao and Manu Boyd.

Luau ticket is not included in Weekend Pass.

Extras & Add-ons


$15/day Catered box style lunch

Lei Making Materials

If you'd like to participate in Friday's Lei Making activity, please be sure to pick your desired lei materials as an add-on to your registration.

$18 Ti Leaf Lei
$10 Greenery Lei Po'o
$15 Carnation Lei
$8 Carnation Hair Flower

Hotel Information

Discounted rooms are available at the Four Points by Sheraton Detroit-Novi.

To book your room, call the hotel at 248-348-5000 or click the link below to book online.

Room Rates

Available from Thursday September 22 through Sunday September 25, 2022

$129/night 2 Queen Beds

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Meet our Presenters

Kumu Hula Kau'i Dalire

Kaui's mission: To perpetuate Hawaiian music and culture around the world, as well as assist established acts and develop the next generation of up-and-coming artists in the music and entertainment industry.

Kumu Hula Manu Boyd

Manu Boyd is the kumu hula of Hālau o ke 'A'ali'i Kū Makani. Multi-Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winner, Manu served as the public information director for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and was a commissioner for the State Foundation on Culture and Arts.

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