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 inquire when a new beginner class begins.

There are 2 classes per week:

- Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at Coworks Maui 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.

Fridays from 3:30 to 4:20 pm in Makawao

We are now in the summer break. The class will resume in August or September.

Please contact Akari to find out when and where.

$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.

Upcoming Workshops

Please stay tuned for more upcoming workshops.

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

Refund Policy - 

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

- You will be refunded 80% of the workshop fee for cancellations made more than 30 days prior to the first day of the workshop.
- You will be refunded 50% of the workshop fee for cancellations made between 15 and 29 days prior to the first day of the workshop.
- No refunds will be administered for cancellations within 14 days of workshop.

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

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