Upcoming Workshops

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Oahu Workshop

Friday, 2/22/2019
6:30 to 8:30 pm

At Still & Moving Center located at 1024 Queen Street, Honolulu, HI

It is open to anyone who may not have any experience in Odissi or in dancing general.

We will go over the background of Odissi, mudras (symbolic hand gestures), basic steps, and some movements.

  • Please come in attire that lets you move freely.
  • Feel free to contact me for any questions you may have at akari@akaridance.com or at 808-280-5729 (iMessage accepted).
  • On your credit card statement, you will see that it was charged by "Akari Enterprises, LLC.”

Please register below.
Refund Policy - 

We rely on accurate attendance to make important arrangements for our workshops. If you need to withdraw from a workshop, please inform us in writing via email (akari@akaridance.com).

- You will be refunded 50% of the workshop fee for cancellations made between 4 and 7 days prior to the first day of the workshop.
- No refunds will be administered for cancellations within 3 days of workshop.

Please take this into account when you sign up for a course.

On-Going Classes

Beginner/Intermediate* Odissi for Adults (ages 12 and above):

*For students who have learned the basic steps

If you are new to Odissi, please contact Akari to enquire when a new beginner class begins.

There are 2 classes per week:

- Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at Sawmill Art Collective in Haiku Market Place Address: 810 Haiku Road, Unit #244, Haiku, HI 96708

- Thursdays from 5:00 to 6:15 pm at Temple of Peace Address: 575 Haiku Road, Haiku, HI 96708

$60 for 4 classes (expires in 30 days) or $20 for drop-in

What is Odissi? For more info, please visit “About Odissi” page.
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Izanai Yosakoi - Energetic Japanese Dance for Teens & Kids (ages 7 and above):

What is Izanai Yosakoi? Please visit “About Izanai Yosakoi” page for more details.

We are taking a little break now.
Please contact Akari to get notification when it resumes.

$10 per class
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I am available for workshops, demonstrations, performance, choreography, on-going classes, school festival celebrations, conference and corporate events.
Please contact me for additional information.
Examples of recent bookings:*  
·       Mini-demonstrations and performances at local schools and yoga retreats
·       Fun and energetic fusion dance classes at local schools
·       Choreography for school plays
·       Performances at festivals, holiday parties, celebrations
·       Feature presentations at conventions and corporate events
*In respect of its spiritual and historic origins, Odissi dance cannot be instructed or performed in presence of alcohol or dining settings.

Please stay tuned for more upcoming workshops.

If you would like to receive announcements, please provide your email address here.

Past Workshops

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Keanae, Maui 6/22 - 6/25/2018

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Kochi, Japan 1/10/2018

Maui Qi Fest

Keanae, Maui 6/23 - 6/27/2017

East Meets West Festival Maui, Jazz Maui

Wailuku, Maui 05/27/2017

春野町, オディッシィ, ワークショップ, 高知市

Kochi, Japan 05/02/2017

Suga Jazz Dance Studio, オディッシィ, ワークショップ, 高知市

Kochi, Japan 5/1/2017

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Kahului, Maui 3/26/2017

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Hanalei, Kauai 12/4/2016

Odissi Workshop, Oahu Dance Workshop

Honolulu, Oahu 1/22/2017

Credits to Photographers

Photo by Richard Marks

richard marks, wedding photographer, maui photographer

Photo by Malia Golden Akinaka
(No website to link as of today :-))

malia golden akinaka, haiku elementary school, wellness day

Photo by Richard Marks

richard marks, wedding photographer, maui photographer