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Baby Hula Cultural Immersion with Kumu Mālia Helelā

November 4, 2022, @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am HST

Nov 4, 2022

10:30-11:00 am (HST)

Price: $10

We believe that the littlest keiki can dance hula and have welcomed dancers as young as two weeks old!

Caregivers dance together with their keiki so that everybody learns something! Most hula are performed seated, so keiki can explore hula from the safety of a familiar lap. The 30 minute class time is just right for developing attention spans.

Meet at  Magic Island. Look for a large tree near the Magic Island Lagoon

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While the pandemic required us to connect through online classes, Malia took the opportunity to release a musical album just for Keiki, to connect to the magic of Hawaiian music inside and outside her class! Read her inspiration for creating this album below:

“I am so inspired by years of teaching hula to keiki, to kids! My children have been included in my hālau, my hula school, since birth, and Iʻve seen what lights them up over the years. The most poignant classes Iʻve taught have been for moms and babies in the Salvation Army recovery programs. Nurturing connections between babies and caregivers, especially in times of hardship, is so important for laying a solid foundation for keiki. If my music can help in that process, then I am so grateful!” Malia Koʻiʻulaokawaolehua Helela

Listen to Kumu Malia’s ‘Keiki Hula Love’ here:



Kumu Malia Helela


Kumu Mālia Ko’i’ulaokawaolehua Helelā strives to live a life of grace. Her halau (hula school), which meets at Still & Moving Center, is Na Hula Ola Aloha. Completing her uniki (graduation) under Kumu Hula Puluelo Park in 2002, she now teaches hula and oli (traditional Hawaiian chant) to a wide range of students, from infants and toddlers to kupuna. Mālia studied oli under Kumu Hula Keola Lake. She began her formal training in lomilomi massage as a teenager. She was licensed by the State of Hawaii as a massage therapist in 1998 and as an esthetician in 2002. Her hula practice and lomilomi practice, she says, are the same. She continues to look to the beauty and grace of the Hawaiian environment for grounding and inspiration. Mālia has become a respected and beloved cultural practitioner in Hawaii.

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November 4, 2022,
10:30 am - 11:00 am HST
Event Category:


HI United States