We are so happy to have you part of our KMA 'Ohana! Here is where you'll find some important information. Please read through everything thoroughly and print, sign, and return the files at the end of this page. Also, keep this link somewhere you can get to easily as it has info about tuition and the app we use for announcements.
Our mission at Kamakani O Ka Moku ‘Aina Performing Arts Academy is to ignite a passion in people to VALUE, EMBRACE, and EXPRESS the beauty of culture.
FAMILY - ‘OHANA - AIGA - WHANAU
We believe that the support from a child's family is key in seeing them flourish in the academy.
We believe that cultivating a respectful relationship between instructors, students, and peers are important to creating a healthy environment to learn and to overflow in creating respectful relationships in family, school, and community.
We strive to teach each student that they are responsible for themselves in and outside of classes. And the amount of effort they put into their classes is the outcome they will see in their art.
APPRECIATING EACH CULTURE
We see value in each culture and the lessons that it can teach us. We believe that this can be accomplished by teaching the basics of culture which include, language, history and customs. We also believe that to truly understand who you are you must understand where you came from.
We value performing arts because it's the tool we use to express creativity. We also view performing arts as a means for students to learn humility and service to others.
We value excellence in all that we do. Excellence to us means displaying the best effort that you're capable of and then striving to get better. From the classroom to the stage, excellence is our goal.
All students are required to wear KMA shirts to class with the appropriate dance pareu/lava lava or pa’u skirt. KMA shirts are given at first class, unless size is unavailable, which then student can wear any black shirt until KMA shirt is received.
Additional shirts can be purchased. Please email us if you’d like to order.
Youth T-shirts - $20
Adult T-shirts - $25
Adult Tank Tops - $25
Hair should always be securely pulled away from the face. If the student has bangs, please ensure they’re out of the student's face.
No pants (jeans/stiff material/puffy/oversized). Leggings are ok.
Hula - a paʼu skirt (hula skirt) is required if the song you are learning is a Hula song. If you do not own a paʼu skirt please be sure to purchase one. Kumu will let you know when a skirt will be required.
Pareo - will only be allowed when learning Tahitian, Samoan, Fijian dances. Or in extreme circumstances an exception can be made at the Kumuʼs discretion.
Implements - If an implement is required for a specific class it is the responsibility of the student/parent to make sure that they have that implement with them. The studio does not carry extra implements for students to borrow.
As a Halau we pride ourselves in our appearance. The students will be performing at different occasions throughout the year, and we expect them to look their best. Clean nails free of nail polish, unless it's a light pink, clear or nude. We also ask that no student change their appearance drastically before talking to instructors (tattoos, piercings, unnatural hair color) as that can distract from the professional look we are trying to achieve. Some of these things may keep your child from being able to participate in a performance
$50 plus tax - Due at the first class of each month
Registration Fee $15 - The first month's tuition plus the registration fee is required with the registration form to reserve class space. Registration will not be considered complete and class space is not reserved until this fee has been paid.
Late Fee $10 - This fee will be applied to accounts not paid by the 15th of each month unless you’ve communicated with us that you’ll be missing a payment and have set up a date to pay the missing payment. If no communication is made before the 15th the late fee will be applied to your account. All communication MUST be made through email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cash - Hand into the check-in desk at the first class of each month
Check - Make checks payable to Island Breeze Ministries and include the student's full name in the memo.
Venmo - Payments can be sent to @ibmhawaii (An additional fee will be applied according to your monthly balance, you must pay this fee in order for tuition to be fully paid)
Total is $40-$59 add $1
Total is $60-$79 add $2
Total is $80-$100 add $3
Total is $100+ add $4
***Do not send cash or checks to class with your Keiki, a parent or guardian must hand it to the check-in desk. We are not responsible for any missing checks or cash if you send it with your Keiki.
We understand that having more than one child in the academy can be expensive therefore we have a discounted fee for family members within the academy. If you fall into this category our staff will make you aware of the discounted fee.
Tuition remains the same regardless of absences and whether it is a long (5-weeks) month or a short (3- weeks) month.
Tuition is per month – not per class.
Not showing up for classes does not constitute a refund.
Tuition is non-refundable.
Tuition covers all classes and rehearsal times.
Dance Studio Pro & Band Apps
We use a system called Dance Studio-Pro to keep track of tuition and class enrollment. Once you have submitted your registration form, you will be receiving an email to set up your account with this system. In this account you can keep up with tuition and see announcements made within the app. Please email us if you have issues setting up your account.
We also use an app called BAND to send out quick communication to the Academy or each class. Please follow this link to join our group, you will then be invited into the class groups you belong to.
Both of these apps can be downloaded to your phone!
Terms & Conditions
KMA Performing Arts Academy has a zero-tolerance policy for bullying. If we are made aware of any form of bullying within the academy we may:
Remove the student from their class
Make the parents/guardians aware of the situation
If possible, resolve the issue with both parties
If the bullying continues student will be permanently removed from the academy
These steps are not in any particular order, we may or may not do each step depending on the situation. We will not stand for any sort of bullying in the academy.
Students are to show up to practice ON TIME.
Students are to bring their own water bottle. Please label your child’s water bottles.
No student should be in the studio/class area unless enrolled in that particular class. They may wait in a location outside of class until it is time to transition.
Students should be dressed and prepared for class before it starts.
Students are to be respectful to instructors, staff, and peers.
Shoes need to be neatly stored in an area outside of hula class. Location determined by your Kumu. No shoes are allowed in class.
Students are expected to participate in ALL class activities.
Students are to not use inappropriate language or gestures.
Students are to not use cell phones during practice. If there’s an emergency during practice and a parent needs to get a hold of a member they can call Quezia (903) 283-2020.
Parents are to remain outside of the practice space until the class is finished. You may walk your child into class but you cannot remain in the practice space. This is out of respect for the instructor, and students, and to ensure your child doesn’t get distracted.
Students are to be picked up on time. If there’s any delay please let us know.
Chewing gum is never allowed in dance areas.
Aloha and Respect are the foundation of our conduct (actions), mindset, and speech toward everyone associated with this halau.
Students are to show up to performances 1 hour before showtime unless stated otherwise by the Academy Directors. Lateness to a performance may result in your child not being part of the performance.
Failure to follow these rules may result in warnings or suspension.
All costumes are to be paid for by students unless told otherwise.
If the costumes are in your care:
Costumes are to be taken care of and prepared for all performances. This includes being ironed, steamed, or repaired if broken.
Costumes are to be properly washed and cleaned after performances.
If there are issues with the costumes it is your responsibility to inform the staff right away.
If a costume breaks, it is your responsibility to replace the item.
If you are notified to make fresh adornments, it is your responsibility to have those ready for the performance.
Costumes are NOT allowed to be used for practices.
FILMING AND PICTURES
We ask that parents do not film or take pictures during practice or rehearsals.
If needed, we will have staff take videos of dances and upload them to youtube as unlisted which then will be shared with you to help your child practice at home. Please do not share these videos, they are for practice use only.
We understand unforeseen circumstances may come up which can prevent students from attending practices or rehearsals but we ask that you communicate with our staff if something does come up. We ask for at least a 24-hour notice that the student won’t be in attendance.
If the student has 2 unexcused absences (ie. No Academy Staff has been made aware of why the student won’t be in a class by the student or parent/guardian) they may have to sit out of performances. There may be exceptions, but the final decision on whether the student will perform will be up to the Academy Directors.
Choreography MUST NOT be copied or used without prior permission from the academy. Choreography is the artistic and intellectual property of the academy.
Kamakani O Ka Moku 'Aina Performing Arts Academy is covered by insurance. It is recommended that all students be covered by their own family’s insurance policy and if injury occurs it is understood that the student's own policy is your only source of reimbursement.
Kamakani O Ka Moku ’Aina Performing Arts Academy is not responsible for injuries that happen before, during, or after class.
The studio might close due to heavy rain/storm. If in doubt, call or text after 12 noon on the given day for an update. If classes are canceled we will let you know. We will be closed for most major Holidays.
Our practices are held at:
Calvary Community Church of Kona
76-4295 Leilani St,
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
I, the undersigned, do hereby consent and agree that Kamakani O Ka Moku ‘Aina Performing Arts Academy, its Directors, committee members and participants have the right to take photographs, videotape, or digital recordings of my child and to use these in any and all media, now or hereafter known. I further consent that their name and identity may be revealed therein or by descriptive text or commentary.
Kamakani O Ka Moku ‘Aina Performing Arts Academy is hereby authorized to use or cause to be used still photographs or motion picture footage, recording of my child’s voice and name for advertising, publicity, commercial, or other business purposes. Said photographs and/or recordings may be used singularly or in conjunction with other photographs and/or recordings.
I do hereby release Kamakani O Ka Moku ‘Aina Performing Arts Academy, its agents, and committee members all rights to exhibit this work in print and electronic form publicly or privately and to market and sell copies. I waive any rights, claims, or interest I may have to control the use of my child’s identity or likeness in whatever media used.
I understand that there will be no financial remuneration for recording me, either for initial or subsequent transmissions or playback.
I represent that I am at least 18 years of age, have read and understand the foregoing statement, and am competent to execute this agreement.