Motivational Speaker and
Musical Storyteller with Messages from the Heart
A brilliant hybrid of song, harp, dance & talk story
“Kaleo’s storytelling always brings me back to what really matters in life, love & relationships.”
"Kaleo has such an ease interacting with her audience, with her rich and warm voice and as an accomplished harpist and a beautiful dancer. Any community that has her come and share her gifts will find it to be an enriching experience for everyone there."
The Heart of Aloha Hālau
Ka Pu'uwai o Aloha
Embrace the Love, the Passion, the Beauty of Aloha
A School of Traditional Hawaiian Hula &
Living the Aloha Spirit,
and the Heart of Aloha Dance Troupe
Current News from Kaleo
I taught the Art of Traditional Hula workshop in Spartanburg this past Saturday and how wonderful it was. Georgia Burnett, the owner of Bella Dance Studio, made me feel so welcome, and she has a great space there to teach and dance in. The women attending the workshop were so easy and fun to work with. We actually learned a whole hula, Ka Wai Lehua, in the two hours we were together - and I was also able to do some "talk story" about the culture as well. There is definitely a lot of Aloha Spirit in Spartanburg. Now we are moving on to the weekly classes, starting next Wednesday, June 17 from 7:15pm to 8:45pm. Almost everyone at the workshop is planning on attending the classes, except one woman who has a scheduling problem. If you know of anyone in the Spartanbug area who would like to learn hula, have them get in touch with me.
On May 28th, Christine, her daughters, Ruby and Christel, and I did a hula class at the Hendersonville Library of an ongoing program offered to children 5 - 10 years old. There were about 15 kids there, both buys and girls. We had a blast with them. it started with Ruby and Christel gving a lei to each child as they came into the room, and then we taught them the Dance of the Elements, All the kids ere so into it. They were all up and dancing and being so creative in how they expressed each of the different elements. The 30 minutes just flew by.
Christine and I are now getting ready to teach a Hawaiian Culture/Hula class at the YMCA in Asheville for their 21st Century summer program on July 9. It will be for about 13 boys and girls, from 6th - 8th grade. And we will be developing this into a longer program to be offered in the schools, where we can also go more deeply into the culture by bringing in some of the Hawaiian arts and crafts and Hawaiian songs. Christine and I are looking to see how we can bring the Hawaiian message of Aloha to the young people here in Western North Carolina, especially young women to help them to know that they are perfect in every way in who they are. This event is just the beginning of what we will be doing.
You can find more info about these events and more on my events page.
E malama pono!