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Residency: Hawaiian Music & Dance

Artist: Shawna Alapa\'i

Type: Early Childhood, Residencies

Hawaiian Music and Dance Residency

Students are introduced to the rich cultural dance and music traditions of the Hawaiian Islands. Students will learn mele (songs) and hula (dances) involving layers of rich cultural knowledge,  historical events, attributes of the environment, legends or myths that have been passed down from generation to generation.  Students will learn about the Life and the Life Cycle of all living things, from a Native Hawaiian way of living and aligning to the Natural World. Philosophies and principals from the Ancient People will also be passed on to the students while teaching the stories, legends and myths behind each Hula.


Residency pricing is flexible depending on the number of classrooms and number of sessions. You can find residency pricing information here along with ideas for creating a residency that meets your needs and budget.


Audience Limit: 35 per classroom

Program Length: Minimum 8 sessions each in 2 classrooms

Appropriate for Grades:
Pre-K, TK, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, All Grades


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(05) May: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Curriculum Connections

History-Social Science
Language Arts
Physical Education