A school that teaches the traditional hula dance is a hula halau. Since ancient times, Hawaiians have performed this graceful and beautiful form of dance. Today, many forms of the hula are taught in hula halaus. Wearing a lei while dancing the hula is a part of the tradition, and the gift of a lei is perfect for giving to those in your hula class as well as to the hula teacher. An orchid or carnation lei will make a perfect hula gift because they are durable and will hold up to lots of dancing. For lots of color to wear during the hula, choose a plumeria or ohai ali’i lei. For a sweet scent to smell as you learn this traditional dance, a ginger or pikake lei will give you a sweet fragrance that lingers.