Thursday, August 23, 2012

Polynesian Intensive Workshop

Intensive Polynesian Dance Instruction.

No refunds will be made, if you are unable to attend you may transfer your spot to someone else.

Kumu Keli'i will once again offer his knowledge and talent as he takes us on a learning tour to Hawai'i and her Polynesian Cousins,
New Zealand and Tahiti.
You will be immersed in dances and culture. Become a more well rounded dancer or start your new journey here!

All are welcome! Beginners to advanced.

Maori Haka for Wahine and Kane
Hula Intensive
Tahitian Intensive

Cost: $60.00 -All day pass
One 3 hour Intensive: $35.00 Choose Maori, Tahitian or Hula
Choose Two Intensive sessions (6 hours) - $55.00

If you are unable to make full payment now, you may hold a spot by making a deposit of $20.00 with full payment due at registration. This will also hold your spot. Electronic Check, Debit or Credit Card may be used at Go to Paypal and Choose send payment.
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Immediate Family discounts 1st member 10%- 2nd member 20% off total cost.

Maori Haka: 9:00 - 12:00 (Wahine and Kane)
Lunch Break: 12:00 - 1:00
Hula Intensive: 1:00 - 4:00
30 min Talk story Break 4:00 - 4:20
Tahitian Intensive: 4:30 - 7:30

the haka for the men and women is "Ka Panapana" or "Tremble" it was composed for the men who went to War for the British in WW1. It is really a female haka preparatory to the men's haka. It pleads for their men to come back... come back to the bodies of those waiting for their return.

The Hula is a hula kahiko called "Kahi Kai A'o Mamala" a chant composed of a shark goddess who loved to swim in the shallow waters named after her. She married another shark god that through time neglected her and mistreated her. So she left him and fell in love with a chief. Her ex-husband (the shark-god) came back to her wanting her to reconsider taking him back. When he approached her with a pale of fish he tripped and his gift to her fell to the ground. Embarrassed by his attempt to win her back he went back into the sea never to bother her again. Since then she still can be seen swimming the shallow waters that bears her name. This mele is easy to learn. I will also share inspirational thoughts and protocols.

Tahitian will be technique and names of steps.

Monday, June 11, 2012

When it Comes to Hula, Were You Just Born Yesterday?

Here is your chance to change that and become the hula dancer you've always wanted to be.

Hula dancers are born everyday. Go to hula school!

Everyday I hear from someone that wants to learn the hula. And everyday from those same people, I hear about why they just can't do it.  I'm too this or too that, or I don't have enough time, you name it, I've  heard it!.

I have to say if you wanna do something find a way to make it happen, Live your life with no regrets in the end. And, If we can take one of those regrets off your list well heck, let's do it!

Check this out!  If you want to learn hula and not just hula but learn Hawaiian culture, language, chanting, and instrument making.  I have an opportunity for you to do so... Plus, in the end we are goin to Hawai'i!

Coming this August for the newbies to hula and those that want to deepen their study. all you have to do is request an application for the 'Olapa training (details on this blog) fill it out and step out of your self-imposed limitations today.  You will be happy you did!

A hui hou!