Classes on ZOOM Thursdays Evening
Hālau Kalama Members: $5 per class or $24 per Session
Non-Members: $10 per class or $54 per Session
Each Session is 6 weeks
E mau ka ‘ōlelo o ka ‘ʻāina, ka ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i.
Next Session: Kamaʻilio
This is an introductory, guided class in which haumāna (students) will learn proper pronunciation of ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian Language) and acquire vocabulary using various tools including social media posts, cultural publications, mele (song) and oli (chant) aligned with the teachings of Hālau Kalama.
This class is geared towards Haumāna (students) with little to no experience speaking or reading ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi. Although all haumāna will experience value in the class, those with previous education may find the slower pace of this class challenging. Significant focus will be spent on correct pronunciation, context and repetition to build confidence and inspire curiosity.
Hoʻolohe (Ended 10/1/2020)
Alakaʻi (Class Leader)
Moanaliʻa learned ʻōlelo in a mostly organic fashion, growing up on Oʻahu listening to speakers and musicians among her family and friends. In addition, while pursuing her Electrical Engineering degree at the University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa, she took formal education in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi as an elective for two years. After graduating, she participated as a haumāna in the Pūnana Leo program and is a haumāna alakaʻi with Hālau ʻŌlelo.
Currently she is haumāna hula with Hālau Kalama, where she continues to perpetuate ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi in her dance journey. She is also the ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi instructor for the keiki classes. Her style of teaching is organically driven and focuses on natural language acquisition. Her class is designed to be fun and inspire curiosity about the culture, music, history and perpetuation of ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi.