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Haunani began Bellydancing at the age of 20. In her early Bellydance years she studied Egyptian Cabaret from a local teacher, Shadyia. She also began taking Tribal Fusion classes from Kalae Kaina at a dance studio near her home. She went to see Shakti Dance Movement perform at a local hot spot and was totally captivated. There was fire, beautiful fluid bellydance, and a community of women on the stage. She has been a dedicated member and student of Shakti Dance Movement for over 10 years. Tribal Fusion Bellydance has been an array of life experiences for her–an expression of art, empowerment, health/wellness, the learner/the teacher/the performer, a spiritual practice, but most importantly the gift of sisterhood and feminine wisdom. She is so grateful for all the love and support from her family and all who support her love of dance.

For a list of Haunani’s classes, visit http://www.shakti808.com/classes



Born and raised in Hawaii of native Hawaiian ancestry, Kalae has developed a deep love for belly dance. She is the Artistic Director and lead choreographer of Shakti Dance Movement, Honolulu’s premier Contemporary Fusion Bellydance Company. She has been studying Belly Dance for over 20 years and teaching dance for 13 years based in Honolulu. Shakti Dance Movement has emerged from the underground club scene to the mainstream, performing regularly at nightclubs, community events, dance concerts, and private parties. Kalae Kaina is also proud to be sponsoring workshops and producing shows in Honolulu, celebrating dance and supporting the arts within her community. Kalae’s approach to belly dance is rooted in strong technique, drills, and proper execution of movement. She firmly believes in dance as a vehicle for mind body connection.

For a list of Kalae’s classes, visit http://www.shakti808.com/classes

2019 Class Schedule:

Mixed Level Fusion Bellydance
Tuesdays 7-8pm
Aloha Dancesport Center, Studio 2
350 Ward Ave.
On-Going Classes- Every Tuesday- starting Jan. 1st.
$15 drop ins, or $50 for class card, good for 4 classes.
Class cards can be purchased in class.

New 6 Week Beginners Fusion Bellydance Series!
January 5th-Febuary 9th
Saturdays 9:30am-10:30am
Paradise Tango, 818 Sheridan st. #206, Honolulu
$90 for the six week session
Limited Early Bird discounts available!
Registration and class information here: https://newyearbellydance.eventbrite.com

Fusion Bellydance Performance Series!
January 5th-Febuary 2nd
Saturdays 10:30-11:30pm
Paradise Tango, 818 Sheridan St. #206, Honolulu
$75 for the 5 week session
Space is limited! Register here: https://stagelove.eventbrite.com

Drunken Drillz, Bi- Monthly Aloha Friday Bellydance Shindig!
2nd & last Fridays of the month, 6:30-8pm
January 11 & 25
Have fun, let loose, and enjoy your well deserved Aloha Friday with good music, friends, bellydance drillz, and of course the option to BYOB. This drill class is geared towards mixed level/intermediate dancers.
Paradise Tango, 818 Sheridan st., #206
$20 drop in


Shakti Dance Movement is proud to present!

Image may contain: one or more people and closeupRACHEL BRICE

Honolulu, Hawaii
Weekend Intensive & Showcase
April 26th, 27, & 28, 2019


Aloha Dancesport Center
350 Ward Ave. #200
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

Friday, April 26th
All Levels

Contrasting fluid technique with quick isolations + musicality = WHOA.In this workshop we’ll learn how to develop the contrasting qualities of fluid and percussive. We’ll experience two different types of practice: One to build both flexibility and control for slow movements, and one for speed for clean hip-work and locks.
This 3 hour workshop has two segments of 90 minutes each:
Part One: We’ll learn learn how to gain speed and clarity for locks, hip-work, and several shimmies through a carefully constructed practice sequence.
Part Two: We’ll learn phrases that integrate both slow and fast movements, and serves up a heavy dose of musical interpretation. You can use these combos for practice or performance.
Please be warmed up for this class. Bring water.

Saturday, April 27th
Dissolve: Learning to Let Go
All Levels

In this class, you’re going to dance. A lot.
We’ll start with a yoga flow sequence to get us relaxed and all yoga-ey, then RB will guide you through an hour-long, non-stop improvisation with a playlist that’ll move through several tempos.
Basically we’ll dance until the voices in your head stop talking, or you stop believing them. Whichever comes first. Please bring a yoga mat.

6pm-9pm: Shakti’s Den, Performance Showcase Featuring Rachel Brice!

Honolulu Academy of Arts
Doris Duke Theater
900 S. Beretania st., Honolulu
Doors open at 6pm
Show starts promptly at 6:30pm
$30 pre-sale tickets
$40 at the door
$45 VIP seating, first 2 rows
Join us for an incredible evening of Fusion Bellydance featuring the one and only Rachel Brice!!
Ticket Sales go live 2/27/2019

Sunday, Sunday April 28th
One Hip Wonder with a Twist

Experienced beginner to advanced: Learn a combo juicy hip work variations, (optional) finger cymbal patterns, and good old-fashioned tribal style posture and presentation.
Please bring water, zils, and a willingness to keep your arms up!


Official signing & pictures with Rachel Brice. (Open to workshop participants only)


All workshops will be held at the
Aloha Dancesport Center Studio 1
350 Ward Ave. Suite 200
Honolulu, HI 96814
The Largest and only Dancesport Center in Hawaii. With 4,000 sq. ft. this Dance Center features 2 Beautiful and upscale Dance Studios with gorgeous floating dance floors, wall to wall mirrors, and high performance sound systems.

About Rachel:

The Short Version
If she’s not teaching workshops or training teachers in the 8 Elements method, she works at her home studio Datura, regularly films classes for Datura Online, sells prints on Society6, and is completing a full collage tarot deck called Datura Tarot. She studies with her teachers Carolena Nericcio and Gary Kraftsow whenever possible.

The Long Version
Rachel Brice first fell in love with Belly Dance at 16 years old, when she saw The Gypsy Moor Dancers (who later became Hahbi’Ru) at a Renaissance Faire, and started classes with Atesh immediately. Soon after, she discovered a video of Suhaila Salimpour which she obsessively studied. She began making her living by performing American Cabaret Belly Dance at restaurants and teaching yoga while putting herself through school.

A decade later she discovered Carolena Nericcio’s American Tribal Style, which shifted her aesthetic from nightclub to nomad, and Jill Parker became her technique inspiration. She then studied several world and contemporary dance forms as she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Dance Ethnology. The fresh immersion in these dance forms and exposure to San Francisco culture began to mix with her 10 years as a restaurant dancer, and she (unwittingly) started to blend these influences and create something new.

In 2001 she was accidentally discovered by rock mogul Miles Copeland, and toured for several years with his company, The Bellydance Superstars. Through The BDSS, Rachel had the opportunity to work with the incredible Mardi Love, who quickly became her inspiration and muse. Mardi had also started with Cabaret before discovering Tribal, and as they made dances and costumes together for BDSS, a new style, influenced by the late 1800s to 1920s, emerged. These international tours, along with the newly born YouTube, sparked a global interest in this emerging style of Belly Dance, which has gone on to grow, change, and evolve. Rachel and Mardi rode that li’l wave with their old pal Zoe Jakes, and together the three of them created a show called Le Serpent Rouge (which was as much of an excuse to drink whiskey as it was to dance together).