Our classes are fun, educational and structured to enhance our performers' understanding of the culture and dance of the Polynesian Islands. We combine history and music with rhythm and exercise to provide a well-rounded and full experience for each of our dancers at all ages. Check out our class listings below to see which class best fits you!

Mini Keiki (ages 3 - 5)

Our Mini keiki class is designed to introduce the Polynesian culture through music, rhythm and language to our younger students. Our little dancers will learn the foundation of basic hula and Tahitian dance steps. They will learn to participate in a class setting through fun and engaging activities while building confidence and coordination. All are welcome! Whether your little one is a budding dancer or taking their first steps into the world of dance, this class is a fantastic opportunity to explore, learn and grow. Let the rhythm of the islands guide your child on an exciting dance adventure.

 

Class Schedule: Please contact us for our current class schedule
Class Tuition: $45 per month

***New students are accepted on a quarterly basis. Contact us for the new student schedule.

Keiki Class (ages 5 - 9)

Our Keiki class introduces music, rhythm and counting basics while providing the foundation of basic hula and Tahitian steps to our young and interested dancers. They are also the highlight of our kid-friendly shows which allows them to learn to overcome any stage fright at young ages while sharing their aloha spirit with the audiences. No dancing experience necessary.

Class Schedule: Please contact us for our current class schedule
Class Tuition: $45 per month

Keiki Kane (ages 5+)

Our Keiki Kane class introduces younger boys to the fundamentals of Tahitian drumming, Siva Afi (the Samoan Fire Knife Dance), and hula from Hawaii. In Tahitian drumming, our keiki kane will learn the fundamentals of rhythm and technique, including basic beats. While learning basic drills, students will be immersed in the history of Siva Afi (Ailano Afi). In hula, the keiki Kane learn the basic steps and movements in hula and how to tell stories and share Hawaiian culture through dance and song. This class is geared towards preparing students for later entering specialized classes offered in the halau. Throughout this class, they will learn about the culture, language and traditions of Hawaii, Samoa and Tahiti.

 

Class Schedule: Please contact us for our current class schedule
Class Tuition: $45 per month

***New students are accepted on a quarterly basis. Contact us for the new student schedule.

Kaikamahine Class (ages 9 - 15)

Our Kaikamahine class is a performance group which establishes and builds on the foundation of basic and intermediate hula and Tahitian steps. This age group is introduced to learning and understanding the translation of the songs and dances so they can emphasize their meanings through the performance. The dance is an art, from the gracefulness in hula to the fa'arapu in tahitian, the growth for the dancers' appreciation of the culture and artistry starts here! No experience required!

 

Class Schedule: Please contact us for our current class schedule
Class Tuition: $45 per month

***New students are accepted on a quarterly basis. Contact us for the new student schedule.

Wahine Class (age 16+)

Our Wahine class builds on the foundation of intermediate and advanced hula and Tahitian steps. This performance group, the big sisters of our halau, embodies the authentic culture through the dances to bring the aloha spirit to every audience they entertain. Their understanding and knowledge of every move of the dance shines through in each performance. Although expectations are high for our wahine, rehearsals are filled with fun and laughter, encouraging a lasting bond within this ohana. No experience required!

Class Schedule: Please contact us for our current class schedule
Class Tuition: $45 per month

***New Students are accepted on a quarterly basis. Contact us for our new student schedule.

Ke Papa Ohana (age 16+)

Our Ke Papa Ohana Class is a non-performing class for those just looking to get a work-out in while learning fun hula and tahitian moves. This class provides a full body workout where cardio, flexibility and strength are combined with grace and balance. The simple choreographies to the island music will keep you moving non-stop!

*This class is also offered virtually via Zoom

Class Schedule: Please contact us for our current class schedule
Class Tuition: $45 per month

Drop-ins are welcome!

Musicians & Tahitian Drummers (ages 15+)

Our musician and drummers class is for all ages interested in learning the beauty and art of Hawaiian music and tahitian drums. We incorporate the beginner and intermediate steps to the traditional rhythms and sounds of the islands. Once ready our musicians and drummers accompany our dancers in performances around Kern County.

Class Schedule: Please contact us for our current class schedule
Class Tuition: $45 per month

Siva Afi (Fire Knife)

Siva Afi, or fire knife dancing, is a traditional dance in the Samoan Culture. This has become one of the most popular and highly requested dances in our shows. The Siva Afi dancers practice routinely with choreography and fire, all while learning the history and culture of the dance.

Class Schedule: Please contact us for our current class schedule
Class Tuition: $45 per month

Poi (ages 12+)

Our Poi ball class teaches the art of the Maori Poi, a dance form that incorporates the use of poi balls – soft weighted tethered objects swung rhythmically through the air. Our dancers will learn the fundamental techniques of handling poi balls, intricate patterns and mesmerizing sequences that make up this unique dance style. This class not only focuses on mastering the physical aspects of Poi but also delves into the cultural significance, fostering an appreciation for the traditions and stories embedded in Maori dance.

Class Schedule: Please contact us for our current class schedule
Class Tuition: $45 per month

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