Fridays, 1:30 – 2:30 pm (HST)
Starting March 27, 2020

Join Kumu Malia for fast tempo, contemporary hula dances that challenge the body and uplift the spirit! Previous hula experience a must as much choreography will be covered. Each class begins with a thorough warm up and progresses through intermediate level hula dances. Come prepared to work up a sweat! Pa’ou skirts provided. Performance opportunities.

Instructions for getting to the online class:

1. Kindly sign up for your live online class at . One hour before class, our desk staff will email you a link to your class on Zoom.

2. Please use the link to sign into Zoom, 5-7 minutes before class, allowing extra time to download the the app if you are new to Zoom.

3. Contact the desk staff at 808.397.7678 for troubleshooting.

Kumu Malia Helela

Malia is an authentic Kumu Hula: a recognized hula teacher, officially having graduated after 17 years training from a hula halau (school) of a long and esteemed Hawaiian hula lineage. In over a decade of teaching her own halau, Kumu Malia counts as her students dozens of hula teachers throughout Japan as well as many hula dancers in Hawaii. Fluent in Hawaiian, Kumu Malia frequently composes her own original oli’s (sacred chants). Kumu Malia is the originator of the Sitting Baby Hula program, the choreographer of numerous hulas in both the ancient and modern forms, as well as being the repository of myriad traditional hulas, oli’s and general Hawaiian cultural knowledge. In keeping with her tradition, she is an observant and reverent student of nature and keeper of the land – the ‘aina.

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