❤️Kalama’s Class Descriptions (All classes are on Saturdays unless noted)-
🌴Studio Hawaii - 7-745am (TEAM FENUA) - Teens and Adults (Vahine) Intermediate/ Advanced Tahitian Dance Class (12yrs and up)- Learn 8 Sets of 32 Count Combos with basic Tahitian Beats. These combos will be traditional, modern, and fusion and will take you to your next Tahitian Dance Level. Prerequisite- Must complete 6 week beginners combo class AND graduate from Moana Classes. Uniform -Red pareu and red or black top. Instructor - Ellen
8-9am (TEAM HOKU) -Teens and Adults (Wahine) Intermediate/ Advanced Combo Class (12yrs and up)- This class is a Hula class with elements of Bootcamp Hula Drills, Hula Choreography, and Cultural Education. Students will be placed in appropriate age and skill level to further improve their dance. “Gentle Hula Dance Technique” will also be available for Kupuna (elder) students. Prerequisite- Must complete 6 week beginners combo class AND graduate from Moana Classes. Uniform- Pa’u Skirt and red or black top. Tandem teaching techniques with instructors- Ellen and Dani.
9-915am Olelo Hawai’i - Hawaiian Language Studies 930-10am COMPANY CLASS (by invite only) Kalama Polynesian Dancers. We are available for your next event. We specialize in Birthday Parties, Corporate Parties, Weddings, and MORE!
10-11am (TROPICAL BABIES)- Keiki class for girls under 12 years. The kids class features a weekly agenda including Hula, Tahitian, Samoan, and Maori. This class features multiple instructors. We generally do a group warm-up and split up the group into smaller classes with their own instructor. This class is perfect for learning the Polynesian Culture and dance. Children will interact with others and also be able to perform in many dance events throughout the year. No experience necessary! Uniform- White pareu and white or black top. Primary Instructors- Kumu, Vanessa, Jontae, Julianna, Aunty Noreen, Nai’a, and Sierra. There are also many helpers for the kids in addition to primary instructors.
7-745am (TEAM TIARE) -Teens and Adults (Vahine) Advanced Ori Pahu Class. This class is designed for students that are at an advanced level in Tahitian Dance. This also prepares students to compete in numerous Tahitian Competitions through the year OR to improve their Ori Pahu in performances. You must know basic and advanced Tahitian Dance Steps and be able to identify Tahitian Dance Beats. You must be able to understand the elements of an Ori Pahu routine. Prerequisite- Must complete 6 week beginners combo class AND graduate from TEAM FENUA. You must be in our group for at least one year. Uniform- Black pareu and black sports bra or tank top. Instructor- Dani
8-9am (TEAM MOANA)-Next level after 6 week beginner combo class for ages 12 and up. This class is an extension of the Foundation that each dancer needs for our classes. You will further your understanding of our Ilima Style Hula and Tahitian Dance Style. Each dancer will be given helpful information on how to improve their technique to move onto the next level with confidence. Prerequisite- Must complete 6 week beginners combo class. Uniform- Red or white pareu and red or black top. Instructors- Kumu
7-745am - (KALAMA KANE) Boys all levels dance class. This boys class features a weekly agenda including Hula/Implements, Tahitian/Drumming, Samoan, and Maori. We will generally do a warm-up and the weekly class agenda. Choreography review and Culture/ Language will also be covered in classes. Prerequisite- Must complete 6 week beginners combo class. Uniform- Red or black pareu and red or black top. Instructor- Kumu
8-9am- (SIVA AFI) All levels fire knife dance class for boys and girls. This class features a safe and proper way to teach students the Art of Fire Knife Dance. The technique and basics in this class can also be utilized for other Polynesian Dance Props. Be advised that we teach our students that learning the Fire Knife is a privilege and it is a requirement that the student must be enrolled in a Polynesian Dance Class. Prerequisite- Must complete 6 week beginners combo class and be currently enrolled in one of our dance classes. Uniform- Red or black lava lava and red or black top. Instructor- Ikaika and Shane
Class Prices and Schedule
$35 One time registration fee - Includes class folder, class uniform pareu (sarong), access to our closed Facebook page.
Kids Classes $30 per month (one class per week) Adult Classes - Hula $30 per month (one class per week) Tahitian $30 per month (one class per week) Fire Knife/ Drum Class $30 per month (one class per week)
Boys Class $30 per month (one class per week)
We offer Volunteering/Fundraiser events for our students every month. If you participate in one per month your tuition is 50% off (you must qualify to receive this discount)
*All classes include Ōlelo Hawaiian Language Class at no additional cost
CLASS SCHEDULE ~ Most classes Every Saturday @ Dance Scene Studios in Aurora, CO
Boys all levels 7-8am (Kalama Kane) Fire Knife Class/ Drumming 8-9am (Siva Afi/ Drumming) Intermediate Tahitian 7-8am (Team Fenua) Advanced Tahitian 7-8am (Team Tiare)
Advanced Hula 8-9am (Team Hoku) Transition Class Hula/Tahitian 8-9am (Team Moana) *After beginners classes are completed
Hawaiian Language Class 9-915am (Olelo Hawai'i)
Kids Class (Girls 3-12yrs) 10-11am (Tropical Babies)
Beginners Classes are at different locations and times and are in 6 week sessions. These sessions are available now LIVE or ONLINE
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