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Hula & Hawaiian Culture

Hula dancing classes in Hawaii. Still & Moving is a wellness and cultural center offering live hula, Hawaiian, oli and ‘ukulele classes in-person & online! Find your ‘ohana!

From wherever you may come, at our wellness and cultural center in Hawaii you experience the genuine kindness and friendship of aloha, one of the fundamental values of Hawaiian culture. We also infuse a deep love of the land, the ‘aina, into all of our choices to live sustainably, in concert with our natural environment. We are fortunate to have a kumu hula, a traditionally trained cultural practitioner, named Mālia Helelā, overseeing every aspect of our Hawaiian cultural program and officiating at special events, both at Still & Moving and in the community.

To deepen your understanding of Hawaii, Kumu Mālia offers fascinating “Walk Story” tours of Waikiki, from which visitors learn the deep cultural significance of the area from a historical perspective. She also introduces visitors to Waimea Valley on the North Shore, where she teaches traditional protocols for entering sacred space, how to make a lei (garland) from fallen leaves, and the cultural significance of the valley. She offers her group the chance to gift their lei at the base of the waterfall, and swim in the water themselves!

Kumu Mālia also offers workshops called Palena sharing traditionally-informed styles of Hawaiian resource management as well as Kāheahea Hawaiian hospitality training.

Born and raised in Hawaii, and a long-time student of hula, Doris Morisaki offers “Aloha Sparkle” to several of our online classes in Japanese, giving students Hawaiian factoids, interesting bits of local history, language and culture.

Folks locally and around the world return again and again to enjoy Hula dancing, Hawaiian chanting, called ‘Oli,  Hawaiian ‘Ōlelo (language) for Hula, and ‘Ukulele Strumming.

If you are interested in joining one of our celebrated hula dancing classes in-person or online, contact our Hawaii based wellness and cultural center today to get signed up!

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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