Keiki Hula Halau Spring Series 3-6 year olds- 12 week series. In-person with Malia Helela
February 22, 2024, @ 4:00 pm - May 22, 2024, @ 4:45 pm HST
Thursdays 4:00-4:40 pm
12 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
Little children seem magnetically drawn to Kumu Mālia. She’s full of laughter and magically engages their attention and imagination. She has produced her own album of Hawaiian songs for children called “Keiki Hula Love”, many of which the children learn and perform in her series.
Participation in this hula halau (school) is one of the best introductions to Hawaiian language and culture. Children will learn both hula kahiko (ancient hula) and hula auana (modern hula), with the basic steps as well as oli (Hawaiian chants). Children will learn a true appreciation for nature, as well as how to make flower lei. Some classes may learn to use implements, such as the ipu (gourd drum).
Kumu Malia imparts a genuine enthusiasm for learning as well as a deep appreciation of nature.
Your child will have the opportunity to participate in Still & Moving’s May Day Celebration May 26, 2024
Please reserve your spot to participate and kindly let your instructor know of any injuries or contradictions. Your enrollment is a commitment to all 12 weeks and no credits are refunded for missed classes.
Kuma Hulu Malia Helela
Mālia is an authentic Kumu Hula: a recognized hula teacher, officially having graduated after 17 years training from her teacher, Pulu’elo Park. Fluent in Hawaiian, Kumu Mālia frequently composes her own original oli (sacred chants). Kumu Mālia has an affinity for teaching young children. For the last decade she has developed lessons specific to infants, toddlers and preschool aged keiki. She also enjoys sharing classic hula and songs with the elderly. In keeping with her tradition, she is an observant and reverent student of nature and keeper of the land – the ‘aina.
Kumu Mālia Ko’i’ulaokawaolehua Helela strives to live a life of grace. Her halau, which meets at Still & Moving Center, is Na Hula Ola Aloha. Completing her uniki under Kumu Hula Puluelo Park in 2002, she now teaches hula and oli to a wide range of students, from infants and toddlers to kupuna. Mālia studied oli (traditional Hawaiian chant) under Kumu Hula Keola Lake. She continues to look to the beauty and grace of the Hawaiian environment for grounding and inspiration.
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