2021-2022 HULA PRACTICE SCHEDULE
UPDATED JUNE 13TH, 2021
As most of you know, due to COVID-19, the 2020 and 2021 hula seasons had to be cancelled. While it was a heartbreaking decision, it was for the best and we are currently planning on a RETURN TO HULA PRACTICES IN THE NEAR FUTURE!
So, STAY TUNED for hula registration dates!
For those looking to register for hula, please check back in June/July 2021, when we are planning on having registration for the 2021-22 season.
We appreciate everyone's patience and understanding as we try to figure things out and work our way through this unusual situation. We are excited about getting started with our Returning Dancers - we miss all of you!! As we walk through these uncertain times, we ask you to please remember to malama one another. We appreciate your commitment and patience and draw strength from knowing that we're all in this together!
Mahlo nui loa,
Mel (Heidi, Jaime, Jaydee, Marleen, & Serena) Ke Kai's Hula & Tahitian Alaka'i
Please direct any registration questions to our Alaka'i at firstname.lastname@example.org
A message from the president
Hello Ke Kai friends and family,
Like many, we are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to resume more of our activities, including OC6 practices, hula classes, sprint and long-distance races, and our annual Luau.
We are encouraged by the hard work and dedication of our community that has allowed our county to progress to the Substantial Tier (Red) and Ke Kai continues to follow COVID precautions and social distancing. Our club activities require use of face masks, maintaining a 6-ft distance, proper cleaning of shared equipment, and self-assessed temperature checks prior to participating in any gatherings.
Current guidelines from the state of California and Monterey County permit water sports for 2 or more participants within the Moderate Tier (Orange).* We will be able to consider OC6 practices once our county moves into the Orange Tier. When possible, the Board and founders will be planning a canoe blessing, to return our canoes to the water and embrace the challenges we have overcome together.
Meanwhile, Ke Kai members are able to take advantage of several of our socially-distanced activities, including:
One-on-one and small group paddling sessions on individual craft (OC1, SUP) with our coaches
Small group, outdoor, hula lessons with our hula instructors (alaka’i)
Free kayak or SUP rentals through our limited time agreement with Monterey Bay Kayaks (reach out to the Paddle Reps for more information)
Access to ipu carving guidance and materials
Learning the proper ways to pick and arrange blooms for leis
Competing in virtual races through NCOCA
Regular beach clean ups and continued stewardship of our ocean and coastal resources
Hands-on training for canoe and equipment repair
Participation in the keiki arts campaign (new!)
This year has been hard in many ways. Our Ke Kai community has been a most valued connection and I’m grateful for the many ways we’ve supported each other. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.
Ke Kai O'Uhane Outrigger Canoe Center
*Review NCOCA’s “COVID Information for Clubs and Team Sports” (7 March 2021) to learn more about the guidelines we follow.
ALOHA FROM YOUR KE KAI O'UHANE HULA OHANA ALAKA'I
Last Updated: July 5th, 2020
As most of you know, due to COVID-19, this hula season had to be cancelled. While it was a heartbreaking decision, it was for the best and we look forward to a full season next year!
So, as such there will be no hula registration for this season.
Therefore, classes will be open only to returning dancers from the 2019-20 season.
Also, there will be no keiki classes this season.
For those looking to register for hula, please check back in June 2021, when we will be having registration for the 2021-22 season.
We are planning on holding class or workshop for our Returning Dancers via Zoom once or twice a month (it might be hula, oli, olelo, making lei...). Information will be posted here, on Facebook, and via email.
Once the SIP order is lifted, we'll hold hula practice on the beach one Saturday a month.
We appreciate everyone's patience and understanding as we try to figure things out and work our way through this unusual situation.
We are excited about getting started with our Returning Dancers - we miss all of you!! As we walk through these uncertain times, we ask you to please remember to malama one another. We appreciate your commitment and patience and draw strength from knowing that we're all in this together!
Mahlo nui loa,
Mel (Heidi, Jaime, Jaydee, Marleen, & Serena)
Ke Kai's Hula & Tahitian Alaka'i
If you have any questions please feel free to email us at email@example.com.
RECREATION PADDLE CANCELED
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Based on recommendations from the CDC and the State of California to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 (Corona) virus the Board of Directors has decided to suspend Recreational Paddling until further notice.
Once the crisis has passed we will be THRILLED to begin Rec Paddling again, SO STAY TUNED!!
Mahalo nui for your patience and understanding and we can't wait to see everyone on the beach again!!
Last Updated: March 13th, 2020
MEMORIAL DAY RACE AND ANNUAL LUAU CANCELlED FOR 2021
Due to Covid-19, Ke Kai will not be hosting our Annual Luau or Memorial Day Race in 2021.
Last Updated: March 7th 2020