Hula is a uniquely Hawaiian form of dance that has become known worldwide. Anywhere from hula portrayed by classic old movies to the intense Merrie Monarch Festival to the toy hula girl wiggling on a trucker’s dashboard, most everybody knows something about hula. It has been described as the spirit of Hawaii and the keeper of Hawaiian folklore. Hula has been persecuted and resurrected among its own people. It has been kept alive through secrecy and the unwillingness to forget or give in. Hula has flourished in the hearts and minds of those who have had the opportunity to learn it. Through hulas own strength it has become essential to so many people’s lives world-wide, that it has become a way of life.