Having an eighth-grader in the starting lineup in a high school varsity team sport is relatively rare, especially at bigger metro-area schools. Breanna Maloney did just that two years ago on the volleyball team at Roseville Area High School.
Kalei (left) and Alana dance the hula in unison at the Kaleiokapilialoha, a hula school in Brooklyn Center. (Josh Nielsen/Review)
Students at Kaleiokapilialoha practice a dance to the song “Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai (Plants of the Sea).” (Josh Nielsen/Review)
Kalei (front center) poses in traditional Hawaiian garb with veteran hula dancers (from left) Alana, Mikalalani and Lu’ukia. (Josh Nielsen/Review)
Roseville resident teaches Hawaiian dance, values at hula school
Her name is Dana Marie Kaleina’ala O Ka’ahuona'ali’i Enstad, but everyone calls her Kalei. Originally from the balmy Hawaiian island of Oahu, Enstad moved to chilly Minnesota more than 30 years ago and has remained rooted in the cold-weather climate ever since. She misses Hawaii with its warm weather and ‘aloha spirit,’ but she’s doing her best to keep it close: the Roseville resident runs a hula school in Brooklyn Center.
The farmers’ market in Roseville is in progress for the summer. The market takes place weekly at the Church of Corpus Christi, located on the corner of Fairview Avenue and County Road B with hours on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
photos by Linda E. Andersen/Review
Here are some notable individuals from around the area: Joseph Ayers-Johnson of Roseville; May Thao of Roseville; Sierra Ahlers-Moore of Roseville; David Pellegrini of Falcon Heights; Kelsey Porter of Lauderdale; Kendra A. Bergstedt of Roseville