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  • MAKUA & ME (KEIKI AGE 0-5 + ADULT)
    This 45-minute, Multi-age class builds learning community between then kaikua'ana (older siblings) and kaikaina (younger siblings) - with the help of our mākua (parent, aunt/uncle - even grandparents!). This class may be especially convenient for families with multiple keiki under the age of 5. As a first introduction to hula, we focus on hula kuhi lima (hand motion hula), implements (kalā'au/pūpū), and simple mele (songs) that all keiki should learn. In addition to hula we also introduce the keiki and their mākua to basic Hawaiian language vocabulary, different types of lei, and some mo'olelo (story-time/history). Some "dress-up"/playtime is also provided to introduce keiki to hula costume and adornments.
  • BEGINNING KEIKI (AGE 3+)
    This one-hour class covers basic hand & foot movements, more exploration of implements (ipu/kalā'au/pū'ili), and some aspects of the performance of hula (stage presence, etc). Keiki will learn the "stock" hula (e.g. Kawika, Lili'u E, Kona Kai ʻŌpua i ke La'i) as well as some of the classic keiki hula from the Hapa Haole Tradition. Mākua (parents/guardians) are welcome to observe the last 15 minutes.
  • WAHINE (AGE 13+)
    This multi-level, one-hour class focuses on hula "kahiko" and hula "ʻauana", the use of all hula implements - especially chanting with ipu, and also Hapa-Haole & Contemporary Hula.
  • HAPAI HULA (MATERNITY & BABY-WEARING)
    Some of the most amazing Moms we've met have danced hula all their lives - and especially when they were pregnant. As always, participants should consult with their physicians before starting any new exercise regimen, but keep in mind that this class will focus on stretching, strengthening, and stress relief - a very low impact class. Since the birth of her first son, Kumu has really enjoyed a new found love of "Baby-Wearing". Baby enjoys the closeness of the mother and Māmā can continue with her normal activity, while being able to respond quickly to her baby's needs, with the added benefit of a good weight-lifting workout! This class is offered on a drop-in basis ($10/class) for busy moms and we hope that this will also serve as a place for new & expecting moms to socialize and network.
  • KANE (MEN ALL AGES)
    Although our men's class is currently on hiatus we are actively accepting pre-registration for anyone interested in this kāne class. Offered based on minimum class enrollment of five students.
  • GRACIOUS LADIES (SENIORS)
    Although our we do not currently have a class specifically for older women we are actively accepting pre-registration for anyone interested in this class. Offered based on minimum class enrollment of five students.