May 1, 2013 | By Christina O Connor

The dance of the Hawaiian Islands is on display throughout Waikiki.

While the origins of hula are widely debated, it is agreed that the dance has been a part of life in the Hawaiian Islands since ancient times. Some popular legends trace its creation to Hawaiian gods and goddesses. Today, hula still holds an important place in Hawaiian culture—and in the imaginations of people worldwide. One of the great things about Waikiki is that there are plenty of hula performances daily—likely within walking distance from your hotel or wherever you picked up this magazine. The guide to the right is just a sampling of some of the hula performances that you can find around the area.

6-8 p.m. nightly
House Without A Key Free

Hilton Hawaiian Village
Rockin’ Hawaiian Rainbow Revue
7 p.m. Fridays
Super Pool $20

Hilton Hawaiian Village
The Waikiki Starlight Luau
5:30-8:15 p.m. Sunday-Thursday
Rooftop Garden Adults from $102 Children from $51

Hyatt Regency Waikiki
4:30 p.m., Fridays
By the hotel’s waterfall Free

International Market Place
Polynesian Revue
8-8:45 p.m. Monday and Wednesday 7-7:45 p.m. Thursday 78 p.m. Saturday
Food court stage Free

Moana Surfrider
5:30-7:30 p.m. nightly
Beach Bar Free

The Waikiki Improvement Association
The Kuhio Beach Torch Lighting and Hula Show

6:30-7:30 p.m. every Tuesday Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Kuhio Beach (near the Duke Kahanamoku statue)

Royal Hawaiian Hotel
Mai Tai Bar
5:309 p.m. Monday
Ocean Lawn

7-10 p.m. nightly
Aloha ‘Aina Luau Luau
Adults $175 Children $97
Ocean Lawn
(discount for resort guests)

Royal Hawaiian Center
6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday
Royal Grove Free

Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel
Creation, A Polynesian Journey
6-8:30 p.m. for the dinner show
7-8:30 p.m. for the cocktail show Tuesday and Thursday-Sunday

Dinner show $105, Cocktail show $60

Sheraton Waikiki Hotel
6:30-8:30 p.m. nightly
Edge of Waikiki bar Free

Waikiki Beach Walk
4:30-6 p.m. Tuesdays
Plaza Lawn at the fountain near Yard House