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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM Kumu Hula Kapua Dalire-Moe and her Halau Ka Liko Pua O Kalaniakea rehearse for Merrie Monarch Festival in their dance studio (which also was the same studio her grandmother used) in Kaneohe.
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM At the end of practice, Dalire-Moe makes one last check to see that everything is OK before leaving, then turns off the lights and closes the door with her 5-year-old daughter, Malie, next to her.
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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM Miss Aloha Hula contestant Desire DeSilva rehearses with the halau.
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM Above from left, Andrew Simeana, Christian Tabor, Larry Myers, Kawika Dugucanavanua and Mateo Mariano rehearse in the small Kaneohe studio in which dancers are up close to a mirrored wall.
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM One-year-old Masina Moe tries to play the pahu as her mother, Kapua Dalire-Moe, father, Tino Moe, and sister, Malie, 5, provide a beat for the dancers
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM Halau Ka Liko Pua O Kalaniakea rehearses under the watchful eye of kumu hula Kapua Dalire-Moe at her Kaneohe dance studio — the same facility once used by her grandmother.