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Hawaiian Hula
North Indian Kathak
Tahitian Ori
The Mahea Uchiyama Center for International Dance welcomes you to our world village. A place where students of all ages and abilities can take part in multicultural dance experience through traditional training, lecture, demonstrations, performance opportunities and workshops with master teachers.

A place where the world comes to dance.   

Hawaiian Hula

Tahitian Ori

North Indian Kathak

Tahitian Music

Bay Area Vocal Improvisation

and Joyful Singing


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Upcoming Events


Tuesdays: July 14th - August 18th.

Hawaiian Hula 7-8pm

Ori Tahiti 8-9pm


$80 for one class series (hula or ori), $150 for both. Contact Kumu Māhealani or call (510) 845-2605 for more info or registration.

New Intro Series

Tahitian Dance Boot Camp

August 15th -16th

Morning Session: 10 - 12:30 pm

Afternoon Session: 2 - 5:00 pm

Tuition: $125 (early bird tuition $115 prior to August 1st.)


All are welcome to enroll!


Deepen your understanding and enhance your enjoyment in this ancient tradition with this two-day seminar on Ori Tahiti in which participants will be immersed in Tahitian dance, music and culture. Topics will include ori technique, hands-on drumming intro, Tahitian singing, intro to conversational Tahitian language, a slide-show presentation of the history of Tahitian dance, mehura review (of core KaUaTuahine repertoire) and a brand new ‘ōte’a.


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