Melanee Hirvela teaches Polynesian dancing and fitness classes. She has trained in Polynesian dancing for over 30 years with a focus on Hawaiian Hula. She is the dance instructor and artistic director of the group. She currently trains as a ho’opa’a (chanter) with Dr. Amy Ku‘uleialoha Stillman at Great Lakes Hula Academy. She also trains at workshops under the instruction of Kumu Hula (Hula Masters) and other Polynesian Dance Masters from the islands. Melanee has performed at many private and public events. She offers Hula for Health to Seniors in Michigan. She has taught ZUMBA Fitness, ZUMBA Toning, ZUMBA Gold & ZUMBA Gold Toning (for Seniors), and ZUMBA kids. She is grateful to be able to share her passion for dance and fitness to her students. An additional goal is to teach her students an appreciation for other cultures. Melanee was a classroom teacher with over 20 years of experience. She is the owner of Move with Aloha LLC, Dance & Fitness. She lives with her husband, Matthew, and her 2 sons, Noah and Maxwell, in Michigan.
Yuko, Yuki, Masako, and Akane
Keiki to Adult Dancers
Learn Pacific Island culture and traditions while you dance.