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Māhealani Uchiyama

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san francisco

MY STYLES
Hula
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Māhealani Uchiyama is an award-winning dancer, musician, composer and teacher. An advocate for cultural understanding, she is the founder and Artistic Director of the Center for International Dance (MUCID), and is Kumu Hula (hula teacher) of Halau KaUaTuahine. She is widely recognized for the authenticity and quality of her work. Māhealani holds a BA in Dance Ethnology and an MA in Pacific Island Studies, both from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, and was trained in traditional hula and Tahitian ori in Hawai’i and Tahiti. Her Kumu was Joseph Kamoha’i Kahā’ulelio. Māhealani’s passion for, and mastery of Hawaiian and Tahitian performing arts has led to numerous performance tours to Tahiti, French Polynesia, Aotearoa (New Zealand) and the islands of Hawai’i. Māhealani approaches dance as a manifestation of the human spirit, encouraging her students to explore and celebrate their cultural differences and common humanity. She has been a teacher and performer of Polynesian dance for 29 years, and has also produced numerous recordings of traditional Hawaiian and Tahitian music.

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Hula - Online

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Register at odc.dance. To Live Stream: 1) Download Zoom.Us app on your desktop/laptop or mobile device, create an account and and use your name that matches MindBody when logging in. 2) 15 minutes before class starts you will receive an email for a link to our ZOOM conference call from one of our Front Desk staff. In this class students will learn the fundamentals of Hawaiian Hula. Students will be taught the basic footwork and hand gestures of traditional and contemporary hula, and will also be taught a repertory of dances.

tuesday

2:00p - 3:00p

Beginning

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tuesday

2:00p - 3:00p

Beginning

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wednesday

2:00p - 3:00p

All Levels

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wednesday

2:00p - 3:00p

All Levels

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Senior: Global Dance Sampler - Online

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Register at odc.dance. To Live Stream: 1) Download Zoom.Us app on your desktop/laptop or mobile device, create an account and and use your name that matches MindBody when logging in. 2) 15 minutes before class starts you will receive an email for a link to our ZOOM conference call from one of our Front Desk staff. Improve memory and balance, and enjoy dance movements from around the world. You will be introduced to gentle movement techniques of Middle Eastern, Caribbean and Chinese folk dances. There will be a six-week focus on each of these forms before moving on to the next region on your world tour.

thursday

1:00p - 2:00p

All Levels

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thursday

1:00p - 2:00p

All Levels

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Māhealani Uchiyama is an award-winning dancer, musician, composer and teacher. An advocate for cultural understanding, she is the founder and Artistic Director of the Center for International Dance (MUCID), and is Kumu Hula (hula teacher) of Halau KaUaTuahine. She is widely recognized for the authenticity and quality of her work. Māhealani holds a BA in Dance Ethnology and an MA in Pacific Island Studies, both from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, and was trained in traditional hula and Tahitian ori in Hawai’i and Tahiti. Her Kumu was Joseph Kamoha’i Kahā’ulelio. Māhealani’s passion for, and mastery of Hawaiian and Tahitian performing arts has led to numerous performance tours to Tahiti, French Polynesia, Aotearoa (New Zealand) and the islands of Hawai’i. Māhealani approaches dance as a manifestation of the human spirit, encouraging her students to explore and celebrate their cultural differences and common humanity. She has been a teacher and performer of Polynesian dance for 29 years, and has also produced numerous recordings of traditional Hawaiian and Tahitian music.

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