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Performing & Visual Arts

Kaimuki: Ballet Program

Ballet: 8 years old through adult / Tuesdays and Thursdays 4 pm-5 pm, Saturdays 11:30 am -12:30 pm

Advanced Ballet: 8 years old through adult / Saturdays 12:30 pm -2 pm

Fee: $26/month

New Students: Adults and children 12 years and younger, accompanied by a parent/guardian, are advised to meet with the ballet instructor and participate in a complimentary lesson with no obligation before registering. Visit our branch Welcome Center to complete a waiver form prior to visiting the class.

Leeward Y: Ukulele

Adult Ukulele: 13 years and older / Mondays, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Fun and easy to follow basic ukulele and singing with Aunty Winnie

Mililani Y: Hula

Keiki Hula: 6 - 12 years old / Saturdays, 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Wahine Hula: 13 - 50 years old / Tuesdays, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Kupuna Hula: 18 years and older / Tuesdays, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Nu'uanu Y: Hawaiian Language, Hula, Ukulele

Hula Hui O Kapunahala - Hawaiian Studies, Hula, and Ukulele Program:
For ages 3 and older, experience a Hawaiian Studies program that incorporates hula, ukulele and Hawaiian language and singing for all ages under the direction of Kumu Hula Carolee Nishi.
  • Toddler Hula: 3 - 5 years old / Saturdays, 10 am - 10:30 am / $43/month
  • Keiki Hula: 6 - 13 years old /  Saturdays, 11 am - 12 pm / $85/month
  • Opio Hula: 14 - 49 years / Saturdays, 1:30 pm - 3 pm / $85/month
  • Kupuna Hula: 50+ years old / Mondays, 5 pm - 6 pm / $85/month
    If you need assistance with registration, please call our Service Center at 808-678-4296, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.

Parents will need attend an orientation to enroll their child. For more information, please call Nu'uanu Hawaiian Studies Office: 808-541-5279t

Nu'uanu Y: Visual Arts

Clay Hand Building For Keiki & Adults

Keiki Clay Hand-Building

  • When: Saturdays, 9 am - 10:30 am
  • Where: Nu'uanu YMCA
  • Who: For ages 5 through 10
  • Instructor: Rayna Galati
  • Fees: Y Family Member Fee - $80/student/month, Non-member - $100/student/month.

Come learn pinch, coil, and slab clay hand-building techniques. Low-fire earthenware clay and glazes will be used. Classes are ongoing and projects will change monthly. Sign up monthly!

Adult Clay Hand-Building

  • When: Saturdays, 11 am - 1 pm
  • Where: Nu'uanu YMCA
  • Who: For ages 18 and older
  • Instructor: Rayna Galati
  • Fees: Y Family Member Fee - $120/student/month, Non-member - $150/student/month.

Join us to learn pinch, coil, and slab clay hand-building techniques to create unique sculptural and functional work. Low-fire earthenware clay and glazes will be used. Classes are ongoing and projects will change monthly. Clay, supplies, and firings are included.


Ikebana Classes

Sign-up for the Nu‘uanu YMCA Ikebana classes and learn the Japanese art of flower arrangement. Lead by instructor Junko Kim, licensed by Ikebana of the Sogetsu School.

  • When: Saturdays (5 Week Sessions), 9 am - 11 am
  • Where: Nu'uanu YMCA, 2nd floor Cooke Room
  • Who: All levels welcome. Minimum class size is 5 people.
  • Fees: Member - $70/session, Non-member - $90/session. Participants bring their own supplies, the instructor can assist with suggestions.

Windward Y: Ukulele

Adult Ukulele

  • When: Mondays, 11 am - 11:45 am
  • Where: Daybreak Church Lanai, adjacent to the Windward Y
  • Who: For ages 13 and older
  • Fees: FREE for all Y members
  • No registration required, simply join us on the Daybreak Church lanai Mondays at 11 am