Hawaii Belly Dance Retreat with Zoe Jakes & Kami Liddle Weekend Retreat | December 8, 2017 - December 11, 2017

Hawaii Belly Dance Retreat with Zoe Jakes & Kami Liddle Weekend Retreat

Hawaii Belly Dance Retreat with Zoe Jakes & Kami Liddle

Embark on an experience of a lifetime with Belly dance Super Stars, Zoe Jakes and Kami Liddle. Soak in the beauty of Hawaii and deepen your dance with a total of 38 hours of Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Training! 

This retreat is designed to help you take your dance to the next level, by giving you the tools and techniques that will assist you in your growth as a dancer. Receive personal attention from Kami and Zoe that will catapult your dance!! Join us for this amazing week of dance, inspiration, and adventure!
Connect with dancers from around the world as you relax and enjoy all that Hawaii has to offer! Indulge in the healthy, local, and mostly organic meals that Kalani is famous for.
This dance retreat is geared for Intermediate/Advanced dancers, but beginners who are up for a challenge are welcome! This retreat is open to 45 participants during the weeklong intensive and an additional 30 during the weekend intensive. 

Read the great review by WildSpice Mag of our 2015 retreat here:
Watch the beautiful re-cap video produced by WildSpice Mag here:


Weekend Retreat Schedule:
Friday, Dec. 8th
4:00pm- Check in for Weekend participants staying on property
6:00-7:30pm- Dinner Buffet
7:30-10:00pm- HAFLA! In the EMAX building

Saturday, Dec. 9th - All weekend classes held in the Blue Moon Room
7:30-8:30am- Breakfast Buffet
8:00-9:00am- Optional Odissi Stepping Exercise with Zoe
9:00am-12:00 pm- Zoe Jakes
12:00-1:00pm- Lunch Buffet
2:00-5:00pm- Kami Liddle
6:00-7:30pm- Dinner Buffet

Sunday, Dec. 10th
7:30-8:30am- Breakfast Buffet
8:00-9:00am- Optional Odissi Stepping Exercise with Zoe
9:00am-12:00 pm- Kami Liddle
12:00-1:00pm- Lunch Buffet
2:00-5:00pm- Zoe Jakes
6:00-7:30pm- Dinner Buffet

Monday, Dec. 11th
7:30-8:30am- Breakfast Buffet
9:00-10:00am- Final Stretch with Kami Liddle
10:00-10:30am- Closing Circle in Blue Moon Room
Check out of room, No late checkouts please unless previously arranged with guest services.
12:00-1:00pm- Lunch Buffet



To Register:

Kalae Kaina - For Registration & Program Information

Phone: (808)358-2571

Retreat Fees

Kalani is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Your stay here supports education, community arts programming, and Hawaiian cultural preservation within the District of Puna. Kalani has grown to become the largest provider of services in Puna – thanks to the support from guests like you!

Kalani retreat rates are all-inclusive and provide access to mealsaccommodations, and use of Kalani's amenities including our clothing-optional 25-meter pool and hot tubs. Kalani cannot pro-rate fees for late arrivals or early departures. Registration for the full retreat experience is required. Prices vary based on housing preference:

Fees Per Person
Lodging Type Single
 Cottage $ $ $
 Loft $ $ $
 Treehouse Room Sold Out Sold Out
 Bungalow Room Sold Out Sold Out
 Lodge Room (Private Bath) $785 $635 Sold Out
 Lodge Room (Shared Bath) $665 $557 Sold Out
Commuter* $485
Kama'aina Commuter** $335

*Offsite Commuter: Does not include accommodations.
**Kama'aina Commuter: Does not include accommodations. A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver's license must be presented at check-in to receive the kama'aina rate.

Extend Your Stay at All-Inclusive Retreat Rates!

Book your early arrival or extended stay at all-inclusive retreat rates. Contact a registrar for rate information and availability.

Airport Transportation

Kalani offers shuttle service from Hilo International Airport (ITO), which can be arranged via Kalani Guest Services, [email protected] or 808.965.0468. Please send flight details, including airline carrier and flight number with your shuttle request. We also pick up from the downtown Hilo bus station and hotels. Shuttle service is subject to availability; one-way pricing is $50 per person for shared rides and $75 per person for single bookings. If you require airport shuttle service, please contact us to make your reservation a minimum of one week in advance.

Taxi service is available from ITO or Hilo Downtown for a one-way fare of approximately $125.


Kalani Honua reserves the right to dismiss a participant at any time before, during or after a program if one:

  • Becomes dangerous or harmful to self, others, or property
  • Behaves disruptively or inappropriately
  • Is not able, for whatever reason, to be present for learning
  • Breaks the law
  • Refuses to cooperate with program leaders or Kalani Honua management
  • Does not pay accordingly for program or services provided
  • Facilitated by: Zoe Jakes,
    Kami Liddle,
    Kalae Kaina
  • Dates: December 8, 2017 - December 11, 2017
Zoe Jakes
Zoe Jakes
An innovative dancer, Zoe has been said to have her own unique take on Tribal Bellydance. She takes her influence from Art Nouveaux, tango, hip hop, and Indian classical dance. She loves unicorns and has never doubted their existence. Zoe Jakes adds a third dimension as the diverse and disciplinary dance counterpart to Beats Antique's sound. Jakes has worked with two major dance troupes, including Miles Copeland's Belly Dance Superstars and Rachel Brice's Indigo Belly Dance Company, and is a student of ballet and contemporary techniques.
Website: www.zoejakes.com
Facebook: Zoe Jakes
Kami Liddle
Kami Liddle
Kami has studied various dance styles throughout her life but found her true passion, Belly Dance, when she was 18 years old. She began to study cabaret style belly dance until she found Fat Chance Belly Dance and began to study their videos religiously. Today Kami refers to her style as a modern fusion of an ancient dance. As she began to perform as a soloist she began to incorporate other styles into her ATS repertoires such as modern, hip hop jazz and Bhangra dance. Kami has earned a degree in Art with a Minor in Dance from the university of Nevada, Reno and has been nominated for "Best Interpretive Artist" for 2005 and 2007 by Zaghareet Magazine. She joined Bellydance Superstars in 2005 and is a contributing choreographer as well as the director of the Tribal Superstars. Kami recently relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area.
Website: http://kamiliddle.com/
Facebook: Kami Liddle
Kalae Kaina
Kalae Kaina
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 Tribal Fusion Dance 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 creating culture 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.
Phone: (808)358-2571
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.shakti808.com

Call today at +1 800.800.6886 or email us at registrar@kalani.com

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