We are Hawaiian Dance Hula group. Since its foundation in 2006 in Vancouver Canada,

Yoshi Yamamoto (instructor) studied Hula for 5 years in Hilo, Big Island of Hawaii

under the Kumu (Master) Hula Maile Yamanaka.

“Wailele Wai Wai” means “a waterfall that flows endlessly”.
It signifies our intention to grow endlessly as individuals and enrich our own lives and of those around us.

 Wailele Wai Wai has since received commendation from the royal family of Hawaii for their work sharing the tradition and spirit of Hawaiian culture in Canada. 

See Letter from the Royal House of Hawaii →

“Thank you SO much to you and your beautiful dancers for coming out on Friday night. I wanted to personally thank you and the ladies. I did see some of them leaving and thanked them but please do pass along our gratitude. They really made the night special and it was the most incredible way to start the show. Thank you again and I will be sure to keep you in mind for any other events that we might do.”

– Maureen O’Brien-

See Henry Kapono Concert Opening at Kay Meek Arts Centre →

See our past volunteer base performances list

“As a recreation programmer at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre I have worked with and hired many instructors for our arts based programming. Yoshiteru Yamamoto (Yoshi) has instructed Hawaiian Dance lessons with us over the years. I have found Yoshi to be respectful and a pleasure to work with and quickly became one of my favorite instructors due to his politeness, efficiency and his excellent teaching skills. These characteristics are the philosophy of Hawaiian Dance.”

-Diana Vanderveen-