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Body, Mind, and Spirit of Aloha (elementary)

Last changed: 06/03/2019 12:30pm
PK , K , 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
Dance Science Social Studies English
Both Grade Level and Arts/PE Program Alignment
1 45 min
1 60 min
30-90 minutes, which may be determined by individual teachers
Combo In-School Performance & In-School Workshop (BOTH)
- In-School Performance (intended for the entire grade level to experience together) OR
- In-School Performance (intended for individual classes of a grade level to experience separately)
All year
$5 0
$200 0
no Email , Phone , In-Person
Audio equipment, music, map, visual aids, dance implements (if applicable),
yoga props (if applicable)
Copies of handouts, pencils, projector (if available), map of Pacific Ocean (if available)
*Open space to allow for movement
*Ideal space: gymnasium, dance studio, cafeteria space with tables removed
*In Classroom: desks/chairs moved to perimeter of room... or program can be conducted as a chair yoga or "hula noho" (seated hula) class with desks/chairs in place
I CAN demonstrate hula and yoga postures using breath control, concentration, focus, balance, and strength.

I CAN pay attention to my breath on purpose, and imagine my breath filling my lungs, so that I breath slower and deeper- whenever I feel tired or sluggish, when I feel angry or upset - or when I feel nervous, tense or stressed.

I CAN understand that my breath affects my emotions and the way that I think.

I CAN explain that my emotions and the way that I think affects my actions and behavior.

I CAN apply different breathing exercises when I am having problems focusing or concentrating, when I am taking a test, when I am nervous in class or in school, or, when I am having difficulty in expressing myself, or trying to do a physical activity.

I CAN slow down, and think before I act

I CAN be responsible for my actions because I understand that they affect other people and my environment responsible for my actions

I CAN empower myself by choosing positive thinking actions and behavior for better health, to be a better friend, student, and family member.

I CAN handle challenges with a positive attitude.

I CAN communicate my thoughts and feelings in a positive way.
When hula meets yoga, it stimulates curiosity about our world, cultural diversity and the need for living in harmony with all living beings, elements of nature, and how students can take an active part in making the world a better place. They also learn self-awareness strategies and to recognize the importance of cultivating mind-body connection for physical, mental and emotional well-being in order to achieve success in their present lives and into the future.

Students receive a unique learning experience as Tiare offers programs that link storytelling with Hawaiian dance, yoga postures, and imaginative, mindful movement. “The Language of the Hawaiian People” is an educational and entertaining program of Hawaiian cultural enrichment and dance. “The Body, Mind, and Spirit of Aloha” is Tiare’s delivers lessons on the interconnectedness of ancient wisdoms across the globe that include Hawaiian and Hindu wisdoms that impart the spirit of loving kindness, compassion, inclusivity, respect, and gratitude.

PreK - Kindergarten focuses on listening skills and ability to follow instructions, as they learn to tell different stories through song and dance developing visualization skills, learning rhythmic hand and body movement, and utilizing dance implements such as seashells and coconut shells. Students are introduced to basic breathing techniques, mindful movement, and playful yoga postures that are part of a story.

Grades 1-5 learn the concepts of the Aloha Spirit, which is loving kindness, caring, compassion, respect, and gratitude for others, and well as for themselves. This central theme is woven into the program with mindful movements in which they embody and experience the elements of nature, They are taught strategies for managing emotions such as stress, anxiety, fear, and anger by utilizing their breath. Healthy habits are encouraged to be practiced on a daily basis, such as awareness of their posture while seated, standing, and using electronic devices. Students learn that the combination of mindful breathing and being mindful of their posture will improve their energy level, and their ability to focus and concentrate better in class. On a physical level, students learn the importance of spinal care and safe alignment principles to apply on a daily basis until they become healthy habits.
Assistance with unloading and re-loading of equipment; re-arranging desks, chairs, furniture (if necessary), help hand out supplies, participate in program, assist with any behavioral issues (if necessary); No limit to caregivers

Grade PK

Grade PK PK: Health: Standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health. 1.2.1 Identify that healthy behaviors impact personal health.
PK: Dance: Performing: Anchor Standard 5: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation. A. Demonstrate basic full body locomotor, non-locomotor movement, and body patterning with spatial relationships

Grade K

Kindergarten: Health: Standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health. 1.2.1 Identify that healthy behaviors impact personal health.
Kindergarten: Physical Education: Standard 4: The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others. S4.E3.K: Follows instruction and directions when prompted.
Kindergarten: Dance: Performing: Anchor Standard 5: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation. A. Demonstrate same side and cross-body loco-motor and non-loco-motor movements, body patterning movements, and body shapes.

Grade 1

Grade 1: Health: Standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health. 1.2.1 Identify that healthy behaviors impact personal health.
Grade 1: Physical Education: Standard 4: The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others. S4.E3.1: Responds appropriately to general feedback from the teacher.
Grade 1: Dance: Performing: Anchor Standard 5: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation. A. Demonstrate a range of loco-motor and non-loco-motor movements, body patterning, body shapes, and directionality.

Grade 2

Grade 2: Health: Standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health. 1.2.1 Identify that healthy behaviors impact personal health.
Grade 2: Physical Education: Standard 4: The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others. S4.E3.2: Accepts specific corrective feedback from the teacher.
Grade 2: Dance: Performing: Anchor Standard 5: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation. A. Demonstrate a range of loco-motor and non-loco-motor movements, body patterning, and dance sequences that require moving through space using a variety of pathways.

Grade 3

Grade 3: Health: Standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health. 1.5.2: Describe ways to prevent common childhood injuries and health problems.
Grade 3: Physical Education: Standard 4: The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others. S4.E3.3: Accepts and implements specific corrective feedback from the teacher.
Grade 3: Dance: Performing: Anchor Standard 5: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation. A. Replicate body shapes, movement characteristics, and movement patterns in a dance sequence with awareness of body alignment and core support

Grade 4

Grade 4: Health: Standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health. 1.5.4: Describe ways to prevent common childhood injuries and health problems.
Grade 4: Physical Education: Standard 4: The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others. S4.E3.4: Listens respectfully to corrective feedback from others (e.g., peers, adults).
Grade 4: Dance: Performing: Anchor Standard 5: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation. a. Demonstrate fundamental dance skills (for example, alignment, coordination, balance, core support, kinesthetic awareness) and movement qualities when replicating and recalling patterns and sequences of loco-motor and non-loco-motor movements

Grade 5

Grade 5: Physical Education: Standard 4: The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others. S4.E3.5b: Exhibits respect for self with appropriate behavior while engaging in physical activity.
Grade 5: Health: Standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health. 1.5.4: Describe ways to prevent common childhood injuries and health problems.
Grade 5: Dance: Performing: Anchor Standard 5: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation. A. Recall and execute a series of dance phrases using fundamental dance skills (for example, alignment, coordination, balance, core support, kinesthetic awareness, clarity of movement).