Upcoming Workshops

Please stay tuned for more upcoming workshops.

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

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.
Workshop 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.

Past Workshops

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36th Annual Symposium at University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, Oahu 4/25/2019

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Honolulu, Oahu 2/22/2019

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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