|9:45-10:30||Beginning Tahitian||For beginners with no Tahitian dance experience; suitable for wahine (women and girls). All ages.||$40|
|10:30-11:15||Papa Hui Hula||For those with one year or more Hula dance experience; suitable for both kane and wahine (men and women, boys and girls). All ages.||$40|
|11:15-12:00||Ori Tahiti||For those with one year or more Tahitian dance experience; vahine only (women and girls). All ages.||$40|
|12:00-12:45||Kane||All ages, kane only (men and boys), beginning-experienced levels. Various dance styles to be taught may or may not include Hula, Tahitian, Samoan, Maori.||$15|
|12:45-1:30||Keiki Hula||For those with one year or more Hula dance experience; suitable for both keiki and kaikamahine (boys and girls). Elementary ʻOlelo Hawaiʻi will be taught. Up to age 12.||$40|
|1:30-2:30||ʻOlelo Hawaiʻi||For beginners, no Hawaiian languge experience necessary, suitable for kane and wahine (men and women, boys and girls). Open to all ages who know basic reading & writing skills necessary to keep up. Dates: 3/30/19, 4/20/19, 5/18/19. 6/15/19, 6/29/19.||$100 one time fee for five sessions|
|1:30-2:30||Beginning Tahitian Drumming||Learn Tahitian rhythm on toʻere and other instruments. This is a beginning level class, no prior experience is necessary. Suitable for kane and wahine (men and women, boys and girls). Equipment rental $50 one time fee for season, if available. A practice to'ere of PVC and a dowel are available for purchase for $20. Dates: 3/23/19, 4/13/19, 5/4/19. 6/8/19, 6/22/19||$100 one time fee for five sessions|
|2:30-4:30||Wahine||Ages 13 & up (women and girls), must be approved by Kumu to be in this class. Class lesson will vary, ALWAYS to include at least one hour of Hula. The remaining time would be Tahitian. Could be two hours Hula, could be 1.5 hours Hula and 0.5 hours Tahitian.||$60|
|4:30-5:15||Makua||Ages 30 and up suggested (women), with Hula experience, must be approved by Kumu to be in this class.||$40|
|5:30-7:30||Kapehe||This is for the leaders of the various classes. Class days and times will vary but sufficient notice will be provided.|
|5:30-7:30||Show Team||Perform in shows at birthday parties, luaus, charity events, and so on. For dancers with five years or more Hula dance experience and five years or more Tahitian dance experience or willing to learn Tahitian aparima, Maori, and Samoan. Must be approved by Kumu to be on this team. Open to kane and wahine (men and women, boys and girls). All ages. Class days and times will vary but sufficient notice will be provided.|
|Hawaiian Hula||Multiple hula classes per sesson included (3 sessions per month)||$40 per person per month|
|Tahitian dance||Multiple Tahitian classes per sesson included (3 sessions per month)||$40 per person per month|
|ʻOlelo Hawaiʻi||Guaranteed five sessions. Up to two classes may be cancelled without refund. No make up classes will be made. Only allowed to miss two classes.||$100 one time fee|
|Tahitian drumming||Guaranteed five sessions. One class allowed to be cancelled without refund. No make up classes will be made. Only allowed to miss one class. Toere and toere stick required; Kumu has a limited supply of toere and toere sticks to rent for nominal equipment fee; Highly suggested to purchase practice PVC toere and dowel for $20.||$100 one time fee|
|Hawaiian Music Techniques||Lessons on the same days as Desert Strummers musician practice.||$10 per person per month, fee is waived for those in musician practice.|
|Musicians||Musician practice as often as we can, at least twice a month.||$10 per person per month|
Basic price is $40 per month for Hula or Tahitian dance class. Take both Hula and Tahitian for $60 per month.
To maximize your opportunities, we give a family discount. The cost of a family of two or more people will not be more than $120 per month. The actual cost depends on individual class fees for each person. The exceptions are that there is not a family discount for ʻOlelo Hawaiʻi or ʻUkulele.
Equipment rental is $10 per month.
**There is a one time registration fee for all new haumana (students) of $50.00. This pays $10 toward a t-shirt and $40 toward the first month's fees.
Returned checks will incur a $25 returned check fee.
Debit and credit cards are accepted, as is PayPal, with an additional charge of 5% rounded up.
Payments are due on the third Saturday of the month for the next month. Late fee of $15 applies for dues received after the 21st of the previous month for the following month.
|12:30-1:30 PM||Hawaiian Music Techniques||Lessons for learning Hawaiian music techniques, music theory, bass techniques, and anything else that improves the skills of musicians playing Hawaiian music and music for hula. For those who can play or sing Hawaiian music at a basic level.||$10, but the fee is waived if you pay for Desert Strummers musician practice.|
|1:30-4:30||Desert Strummers musicians||Accepting all who want to learn Hawaiian music with the opportunity to perform. We perform with KHOH dance shows and we perform as a band. Led by Alakaʻi Mea Hoʻokani Pila Uncle Mike Bonnice. Open to all who want to sing or play an instrument. You'll learn ʻolelo Hawaiʻi and moʻolelo thru mele.||$10|
Kaimikahu Hale O Hula
These are the available classes. For actual class session dates, see our event calendar.