Polynesian Dance and Music Workshops
February 10 - 11th, 2018

The Kāpili Polynesian Dance and Music Workshops are a gathering of students of Polynesian cultural arts.

Kāpili is structured to encourage the student to go deeply into their chosen topic through directed study with a single master teacher for a full weekend of instruction.

We are honored and excited to bring together a community of culture-bearers who will guide you, the student, on a journey of artistic discovery.

The faculty for Kāpili 2018 are:

Kawika Alfiche - Hohonu | Hula Kahiko and ʻAuana, Crafting of ʻUlīʻulī.
Betty Ann Bruno - Gracious Hula | Lae La Lae Lae.
Kēhaulani Dinga - Make Your Own Pūniu (Hawaiian Knee Drum.)
Steven Kanahe Espaniola - ʻUkulele and Leo Kiʻekiʻe (Falsetto Singing.)
Lani Cid-Iulio - Hawaiian Hula | No Luna I Ka Halekai No Ka Maʻalewa.
Piʻialiʻi Lawson - ʻUlana Lauhala - Lauhala Weaving.
Kris Lee - Tahitian Drumming.
Turereura Mataoa - Tahitian ʻŌteʻa and ʻAparima.
Rick Nōʻeau Smith - Chanting for the Dancers | Oli and Hoʻopaʻa.

We are also delighted to announce that the 2018 Kāpili Polynesian Dance and Music Workshops has been recognized and supported by a grant from the Allianche for California Traditional Arts Living Cultures Grants Program!

Kāpili will take place at the Berkely Maynard Academy located at 6200 San Pablo Ave, Emeryville, CA 94608. Our daily schedule is as follows:

8:30 – 9:30: Check in
9:30 – 9:45: Welcome and announcements
10:00 – 12:30: Morning session
12:30 – 2:00: Lunch & Kanikapila
2:00 – 4:30: Afternoon session
9:30 – 9:45: Announcements
10:00 – 12:30: Morning session
12:30 – 1:30: Lunch
1:30 – 2:30: Afternoon session
3:00 – 4:30 Hōʻike Pau Hana (Student Showcase)

- Early Bird Registration is $130 (in effect until January 13th, 2018 “Snail mail” applications must be received by this date.) No refunds after this date.
- Regular Registration $155 (in effect from January 13th until February 10th.)
- Hālau Rate is available to groups registering 5 or more students from the same hālau or organization..  $120 per participant ($145 after January 13th, 2018.)
You may register for your workshop through the tabs above. Alternatively, registration may be handled through the US Postal Service if preferred.


Kāpili tee shirt included with each registration! Please be sure to let us know your preferred size.

Bring your ʻukulele or guitar and participate in our lunchtime Kanikapila!