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Global Dance Classes in Hawaii. Visit Still & Moving Center’s global dance studio in Hawaii to enjoy Hula, Bollywood, Afro, and Belly Dance classes in person & online!

Dancing is your birthright. Human beings dance. As a Hawaiian global dance studio that offers online and in person classes, Still & Moving Center operates on the premise that all bodies – all shapes, ages, fitness levels and abilities – are designed to dance. Here we infuse all our dance classes with joy and celebration. Be it freeform or choreographed dancing, you’ll find marvelous opportunities to make the mind-body-music connection.

Hula – the native dance of the Hawaiian Islands is our dance centerpiece at Still & Moving. Students from around the globe tune in weekly to take classes with our kumu kula (master hula teacher) Kumu Mālia Helelā. Hula hālau (schools) across the ocean fly their teachers here to study under Kumu Mālia.

Our global dance studio in Hawaii also offers a variety of other styles, from traditional to contemporary. Belly Dance comes from the Middle East, especially Turkey and Egypt. Expressive Bharatnatyam and Bollywood dancing from India, passionate Tango from Argentina and energetic Afro Dance from the African diaspora. Contemporary dance forms, such as Animal Mindfulness and Contact Improv, pop up in workshops and performances. We often invite visiting instructors from various modern and ethnic dance traditions around the world for classes, workshops and performances. In the past we have featured dances of the Silk Road, Brazilian Samba, Indian Bhangra, Nepalese temple dancing, Ballet as Moving Meditation, Afrofunk, Yosakoi from Japan, a Middle Eastern Hafla, African Dance Master classes and dance for the deaf.

No matter the dance style you choose to learn with us, you will recieve clear instruction on safely performing the choreographed moves. If you feel open to exploration while dancing, you’ll find plenty of chances to explore! Immerse yourself in the rhythms of Nia FreeDance, Estatic Dance, and Wave Continuum for personal expression and growth. For a dance workout with yoga and martial arts sprinkled in, try a Nia class! Not able to visit us in person? Join one of our Bollywood or Belly Dance classes online!

All of our classes are taught LIVE – never pre-recorded – and are offered in 3 learning formats:

Live Online: Virtual class from the comfort of your own home.

In-studio Livestream: Virtual class in studio with your fellow students and the instructor streaming to our large screen monitors.

In-person: Classes led the “old-fashioned” way – with your teacher leading the session in person in the studio.

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Jan 13, 2024 January 13, 2024, - March 18, 2024,
Global, HI United States
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Saturdays, 12:45 - 2:00 pm  Jan 13 - May 18,  2024  (19 Saturdays)Price: $700 - 2 payments of $350 Aerial Youth Performing Group is an opportunity for preteens & teens to train and advance their aerial skills. We will meet weekly to work on choreography with opportunities to perform at Still & Moving Center for our […]

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Jan 30, 2024 January 30, 2024, - March 12, 2024,
Global, HI United States
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Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 pm  January  30 - March 12, 2024Price: $210 plus tax   Enroll your keiki aerialist into a weekly series with the opportunity to perform at Still & Moving Center's birthday celebration show on March 16. Young aerialists will learn choreography and routine progression. Their possible apparatus include aerial hammock and lyra. Your […]

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Feb 03, 2024 February 3, 2024, - March 16, 2024,
Global, HI United States
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Saturdays, 11:15 - 12:15 pm  February 3  - March 16, 2024Price: $210 plus tax   Enroll your keiki aerialist into a weekly series with the opportunity to perform at Still & Moving Center's birthday celebration show on March 17. Young aerialists will learn choreography and routine progression. Their possible apparatus include aerial hammock and lyra. Your […]

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Feb 04, 2024 February 4, 2024, - March 3, 2024,
Global, HI United States
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FREESundays Feb 4 - March 3 20248:30 - 9:30 am HST Start out your New Year with the Tao as we connect with the wisdom of the Tao Te Ching. The series will begin on February 4th and take us into the Chinese New Year – perfect timing to celebrate and invite our own nature […]

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Feb 11, 2024 February 11, 2024, - May 19, 2024,
Global, HI United States
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    Sundays 3:30-4:30 pm12 week Spring Series: Feb 11 to May 19 2024 No class Easter Sunday 3/31, April 21 (Kumu travels), or Mother's Day May 12. Plus performance for May Day- May 26, 2024 Price: $230    By the ages of 7-12, hula students have developed a longer attention span. They have greater […]

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Feb 16, 2024 February 16, 2024, - March 15, 2024,
Global, HI United States
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Aerial Silks 5-Week Series:February 16 to March 15 , 2024Fridays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm HST$150 plus tax This 5 week series will culminate in an optional performance for Still & Moving Center’s 13th Birthday Celebration on March 17 2024 4-5:30 pm HST. What does it feel like to move in and suspend in the air, […]

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Feb 20, 2024 February 20, 2024, - March 12, 2024,
Global, HI United States
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  Tuesdays, 7:15 - 8:15 pm February 22 - March 12,  2024 - with performance on March 17, 2024 Price: $125 + tax   In this series, you will learn dance skills in the Hammock, as well as in floor exercises and stretching. The techniques and strength-building exercises are relevant to all aerial mediums. By […]

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Feb 22, 2024 February 22, 2024, - May 22, 2024,
Global, HI United States
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    Thursdays 4:00-4:40 pm12 week Spring Series: Feb 22 to May 23 2024 No class Thursday April 4 or April 25 while kumu travels. Keiki performance for May Day, May 26, 2024 Price: $230    Little children seem magnetically drawn to Kumu Mālia. She’s full of laughter and magically engages their attention and imagination. […]

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Mar 08, 2024 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Global, HI United States
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Women’s Circle for International Women's DayMālia Helelā Friday, March 8, 20246:30 - 8:00 pm HST$39 plus tax$25 for Members            Happy International Women’s Day! Join us in a women’s circle full of nourishing food - both for digestion and for thought! Celebrate being a woman and uplift others around you. Our […]

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Mar 17, 2024 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Global, HI United States
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Still & Moving Center’s 13th Birthday Celebration - In-person & Live-streaming!Theme: Eyes to the StarsSunday, March 17, 20244:00 - 5:30pm HST Save the date!! It’s our 13th birthday! Join us to celebrate! Come party with us on our 13th birthday! We feel so lucky to share this mindful community at Still & Moving Center with […]

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