Dance

Dance Across the Globe

Dancing is your birthright. Human beings dance. Still & Moving Center operates on the premise that all bodies: all shapes, ages, fitness levels and abilities. 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 weekly 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 school also offers a variety of other styles, traditional to contemporary. Belly Dance comes from the Middle East, expressive Bollywood dancing from India, and Afro Dance from the African diaspora. Contemporary dance forms such as 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 classical Bharatanatyam, dance from 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, Argentinian Tango from, dance for the deaf, and Animal Mindfulness contemporary dance.

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!

CONTEMPORARY DANCE

BELLY DANCE

BOLLYWOOD

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Jan 10, 2021 January 10, 2021, - March 28, 2021,
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For Nia Belts, White Belt or above - FREE during turbulent times (payment options also available for those who feel inclined). Renée asks that you commit to attending the entire series. Learn from a Nia master in action: Debbie Rosas, choreographer of the routine “Velvet”! This beautifully crafted routine combines power and grace with a full-spectrum of movement variety. An experienced Nia teacher (which this Mentorship series helps you to become) could take the gorgeous choreography of any of Velvet’s songs and apply the katas to another piece of music. The routine’s focus on the “Hands” works well with...

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Jan 17, 2021 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Vegan Winter Soups Cooking Workshop – LIVE ONLINE, Interactive with Sheila WredeSunday, January, 17 2021  1:30 pm - 3:30 pm  HST  Price: $35  This month’s vegan cooking adventure is Winter Soups! Join us to learn the ins and outs of preparing healthy and warming soups.  Zoom in from your home kitchen for this live, interactive, […]

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Jan 24, 2021 9:45 am - 12:45 pm
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Functional Hips, Flexible Pelvis & Strong Lower Back: a Feldenkrais® Workshop – LIVE ONLINE, Interactive with Eva Geueke  Sunday, January 24, 2021  9:45 am - 12:45 pm  HST  $59  20% discount for Golden Circle Members  This Feldenkrais® workshop gives you the chance to re-balance, restore and realign forgotten muscles, connective tissue and organs. By practicing […]

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Feb 06, 2021 February 6, 2021, - February 27, 2021,
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Saturdays, February 6-13-20-27, 2021 3:00 - 7:30 pm HST Price: $395  In English and Japanese, translation by Eriko JonesPre-registration is required. Currently accepting students. Please send an email to Kumu Mālia at malia@stillandmovingcenter.com to introduce yourself and share why you are interested in the course. Mahalo! Navigating Through Time - This lomilomi training places emphasis […]

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Mar 07, 2021 March 7, 2021, - April 25, 2021,
Global,HIUnited States
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Sundays, March 7, 14, 21, 28 + April 11, 18, 25  2021 (No class on Easter, April 4) May Day Event on May 1, 2021Price: $130 Drop-in $17 (allowed only May 7 and May 14) Keiki Hula 3-6 Year Olds: Sundays 8:30 am – 9:15 amKeiki Hula 7-12 Year Olds: Sundays 9:30 am – 10:30 amEnrolling your […]

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Dec 31, 2021 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Announcing the new, revised….Still & Moving Center Almanac 2021! This year’s almanac theme of Self-Crafting challenges us to self-define, self-shape, and grow further into the person we long to be. It invites us to sculpt our lives as if creating art. Our aim in this almanac is to each day provide a quote that speaks to your soul. Look for the themes – every day’s quote follows a carefully crafted theme for the week! “When I keep the week’s theme humming in the background of my mind, it helps me put to everything that happens that week into perspective...

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Jan 09, 2022 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Global,HIUnited States
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Announcing the new, revised….Still & Moving Center Almanac 2021! This year’s almanac theme of Self-Crafting challenges us to self-define, self-shape, and grow further into the person we long to be. It invites us to sculpt our lives as if creating art. Our aim in this almanac is to each day provide a quote that speaks to your soul. Look for the themes – every day’s quote follows a carefully crafted theme for the week! “When I keep the week’s theme humming in the background of my mind, it helps me put to everything that happens that week into perspective...

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