Fall series: Sep 15 to Dec 15, 2019 (every Sunday except Oct 13)

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.

3-6 years old Sundays, 8:30-9:15 am

7-12 years old – Sundays, 9:45-10:45 am

Price: $230 Fall series

$20 drop-in (only for first two sessions)

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3-6 years old – My First Hula Class  Sundays, 9:15-9:45am

This class is geared towards keiki who are new to taking formal classes. Kumu Malia’s warm and inclusive style of teaching ensures that each keiki feels right at home. This 30 minute class includes hula basics as well as hula dances that are fun and engaging. 

Families are welcome and encouraged to observe the class as we take frequent hug breaks.

Price: Fall series, $195 

$20 drop-in (only for first two sessions)

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Students will perform in our annual Merry & Bright Celebration on Sunday, December 15th, 5-7 pm.

 

Malia HelelaKumu Hula Mālia Helelā

Malia 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 Malia frequently composes her own original oli (sacred chants).  Kumu Malia 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.

 

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Saturday, May 13th, 3 – 4:30 pm

Pupu potluck

Your $10+ donation gratefully received

Each year, Kumu Hula Malia Helela chooses a theme for all hula classes taught at Still & Moving Center. This year, it is gratitude for family. Just as we string flowers one after the other onto a common thread, our hula dancers are flowers that are joined by a collective gratitude for family and tradition.

Our students range in age from preschoolers in keiki hula halau to gracious, silver-haired  ladies in our lunchtime Aloha Hula classes. The groups will perform both traditional and modern styles of hula.  

The halau will greatly appreciate your generous donation of $10+. This event is a hula fundraiser for travel and costuming expenses.

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3-6 Years Old – 10:30 – 11:15 am

– Feb 12, 19, 26 

– Mar 5, 12, 26 (away March 19th no Class)

– Apr 2, 9, 23 (off 16th Easter)

– May 7, 13 (Saturday May Lei celebration), off Mother’s Day May 14th

– May 21,  28

– June 4

$195

Drop In (only for Feb 12 & 19 classes): $15 per class

 

hula halau lei making

Participating in this hula halau (school) is one of the best introductions to Hawaiian language and culture. Children learn both hula kahiko (ancient hula) and hula auwana (modern hula), with the basic steps as well as oli (Hawaiian chants). Children learn a true appreciation for nature, as well as how to make flower lei. May Day – Lei Day Performance on Saturday May 13, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About  Mālia Helelā

Malia lei hula

Malia is an authentic Kumu Hula: a recognized hula teacher, officially having graduated after 17 years training from a hula halau (school) of a long and esteemed Hawaiian hula lineage. In over a decade of teaching her own halau, Kumu Malia counts as her students dozens of hula teachers throughout Japan as well as many hula dancers in Hawaii. Fluent in Hawaiian, Kumu Malia frequently composes her own original oli’s (sacred chants). Kumu Malia is the originator of the Sitting Baby Hula program, the choreographer of numerous hulas in both the ancient and modern forms, as well as being the repository of myriad traditional hulas, oli’s and general Hawaiian cultural knowledge. In keeping with her tradition, she is an observant and reverent student of nature and keeper of the land – the ‘aina.

 

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7-12 Years Old – 8:30 – 9:30 am

– Feb 12, 19, 26

– Mar 5, 12, 26 (away March 19th no Class)

– Apr 2, 9, 23 (off 16th Easter)

– May 7, 13 (Saturday May Lei celebration), off Mother’s Day May 14th

– May 21,  28

– June 4

$195

Drop In (only for Feb 12 & 19 classes): $15 per class

hula halau lei

 

Participating in this hula halau (school) is one of the best introductions to Hawaiian language and culture. Children learn both hula kahiko (ancient hula) and hula auwana (modern hula), with the basic steps as well as oli (Hawaiian chants). Children learn a true appreciation for nature, as well as how to make flower lei. May Day – Lei Day Performance on Saturday May 13, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

About  Mālia Helelā

Malia lei hula

Malia is an authentic Kumu Hula: a recognized hula teacher, officially having graduated after 17 years training from a hula halau (school) of a long and esteemed Hawaiian hula lineage. In over a decade of teaching her own halau, Kumu Malia counts as her students dozens of hula teachers throughout Japan as well as many hula dancers in Hawaii. Fluent in Hawaiian, Kumu Malia frequently composes her own original oli’s (sacred chants). Kumu Malia is the originator of the Sitting Baby Hula program, the choreographer of numerous hulas in both the ancient and modern forms, as well as being the repository of myriad traditional hulas, oli’s and general Hawaiian cultural knowledge. In keeping with her tradition, she is an observant and reverent student of nature and keeper of the land – the ‘aina.

 

FREE.
Winter is a time of celebration the world over, with candles and fires burning bright to welcome the return of the sun! Join us for a Merry & Bright celebration with your Still & Moving Center faculty and friends.

Raise your voices with our Seated Baby Hula class as they lead a joyful Hawaiian Holiday Singalong – there will be jingle bells for all!  Our Kidʻs Aerial students have prepared a festive holiday performance. The Keiki Hula Halau will enchant you with their merry dances and bright smiles.Performances will include Hula, Dance Fitness and Bollywood. Aerial performances will thrill and delight. Lift your body and soul with playful, holiday themed Nia and Groove!Cheer on your favorite Christmas contestants in our first Holiday Archery Competition! Marvel at spinning lights as LED lit poi dance across the floor.

Complimentary hot spiced cider and cookies will be served after the performances. Letʻs celebrate the season with lightness of heart and joyful good cheer!!!

Kumu Malia Helela will bring her hula school, Na Hula Ola Aloha, to Kauai for the annual Queen Emalani Festival (Eo E Emalani i Alakai). This will be the fourth year that our Still & Moving Center students will have the privilege of performing our hula halau’s dances and chants.

This is a very Hawaiian celebration of Queen Emalani and her delightful journey up the mountains of Kauai. Each year a modern day Hawaiian lady is chosen to enact the role of the Queen, who arrives on horseback. All the hula performances of the day are addressed to the “queen”, who graciously acknowledges each halau (hula school). The Festival  is in its 27th year, and Kumu Mālia has been in attendance since its first year, when she was age nine.

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Kumu Malia’s contingent this year will feature some of her students from Japan who teach their own hula classes in Malia’s tradition. Also performing will be Still & Moving Center’s hula kahiko students who have trained in the ancient hula style, as well as her mother, Mary, her daughter, age 9, and twin sons, age 11, who will be amongst the youngest performers in the festival.

 

Note: For the opportunity to perform in future Queen Emalani festivals, you might consider hula halau membership at Still & Moving Center. Joining Kumu Malia’s halau requires at least a 6 month commitment, as well as her approval. The halau’s hula kahiko and oli (chanting) classes happen twice a week: Sunday afternoons and Thursday evenings. Halau members are invited with their families to participate in cultural events, such as quarterly hi’uwai (ocean cleanses) on the solstices and equinoxes, as well as the chance to volunteer at the sacred site and kalo (taro) patch in Kailua called Ulupō, of which Malia and her family are caretakers.

 

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Come and celebrate the 100th birthday of Hawaii’s own Jean Erdman Campbell, ground-breaking modern dancer and teacher & wife of the great American philosopher Joseph Campbell.

Celebrate with Jean & Joseph’s dear lifelong friend: world-renowned Tai Chi master Chungliang Huang.

Some of the special guests and possible performers:

  • Jean Erdman Campbell
  • Chungliang (Al) Huang
  • IONA Contemporary Dance Theatre Company
  • Ballet Hawaii
  • Kumu Hula Malia Helela and her halau, Na Hula Ola Aloha
  • Still & Moving Center’s Aerial Ambassadors
  • Fred Lau on Flute

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Born in Hawaii 100 years ago, Jean first learned the hula and while still attending Sarah Lawrence College was dancing on Broadway with Martha Graham. Jean later created the Open Eye dance studio, trained many great dancers, and created many great dances.  See the original posters of her performances in New York that have been preserved for over the decades.

Dancing tai chi master, Chungliang Al Huang charms his way into our hearts with his stories and talents, coaxing us out onto the floor to move with him! Fred Lau serenades us with live flute.

Aerialists delight us with their skills on the silks. We’ll enjoy beautiful dance performances.

The birthday “girl” will, once again this year, take delight in being with us in each present moment and greatly enjoy the evening. Join us for a marvelous evening of whimsy, delight and of course, birthday cake!

Suggested Donation of $20

Your donation is tax deductible. Event is co-sponsored by the Maitreya Institute & the Zhou Enlai Peace Institute.

You’ll have another opportunity to celebrate Jean’s birthday on February 19th at the University of Hawaii, Manoa!

 

 

with Kumu Malia Helela

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$5 – $15. Your generous donation is much appreciated 

Join Still & Moving Center’s halau for a Hula Party! This fun and casual event will be an opportunity to see dances that span the halau’s timeline. Dance performances will be held in the style of a class, with family and friends gathered to both dance and observe.

We will begin with hula warm ups that everyone is welcome to join! We will then move gracefully into kahiko (traditional) and ‘auwana (modern) dances.

You may see the same dance done in different styles as we welcome all who know the dances to join in! The goal of this event is to give a glimpse of what it is like to be a part of our halau. No fancy costumes or high brow attitude; just dancing lit from within by the light of pure aloha!

Vegetarian potluck begins with a pule at 5pm. We hope to see you there!

with Kumu Hula Malia Helela

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Students will learn an implement medley that incorporates 4 different hula instruments. This vigorous hula class will challenge young dancers in fun ways!  There will be opportunities for dancers to perform.

Implements (not included) are ʻuliʻuli (feathered gourds), ipu (gourd), puʻili (split bamboo), and ʻiliʻili (smooth pebbles). Instruments are not included in the series. Please contact Kumu Malia for information about where you can purchase them. malia@stillandmovingcenter.com

with Kumu Hula Malia Helela

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Students will be introduced to 2 instruments in this series. They will to dance with an ipu (gourd) and puʻili (split bamboo). Also included are classic hula dances using the hands only.There will be fun opportunities to perform.

Instruments are not included in the series. Please contact Kumu Malia for information about where you can purchase implements malia@stillandmovingcenter.com


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