E KO MO MAI!! WELCOME!!
Aloha Hula DC,a new division of Aloha Hula NYC, is a professional dance company specializing in Polynesian dances. We provide lu'au entertainment for all your occasions.
Along with our lovely hand-crafted costumes, costume changes during the show, audience participation, live or recorded music and several different dances, we guarantee that your guests will be on their feet dancing hula and shaking their hips to the beat of Tahitian drums.
HAWAII: Hula is much more than just dance. Hula is the heartbeat of the Hawaiian people. It is an expression of history, religion and the human spirit. Hula tells a story about life in Hawaii through graceful hand movements.
TAHITI: Wearing beautiful tall headdresses, grass skirts and hand tassels,the dancers perform the Otea, moving their hips to the fast, pulsating drum beats.
1) FIRE KNIFE DANCER
2) HAWAIIAN MUSICIANS
3) NEW ZEALAND: Maori poi balls which are balls attached to long cords, are twirled and swung about the body to form patterns,in a lasso-like high-energy display. In some cases, flaming poi balls are used. Canoe dances are also performed to tell a story of the Maori people migrating by canoe from Polynesia to New Zealand.
NALU - has been seen on commercials such as, "Dove Body Wash" and "The Travel Channel" featured as a Polynesian dancer. Nalu has also appeared as Liat in "South Pacific", Tahitian girl in Conan O'Brien, numerous roles as Pacific Islander in daytime soap operas and even a cameo appearance opposite Blair Underwood in "Sex in the City". She is a model and has worked with Cosmopolitan, Self, All You Magazines,several print ads and billboards throughout the U.S. including Hawaii and some even in Asia. She is also yoga instructor and currently conducts workshops in NYC and overseas.She is a student of Halau (hula school) Pua Ali'i Ilima o Nuioka under the direction of Kumu Vicky Holt- Takamine based in NY and O'ahu.
ELEIA -has been dancing and performing Polynesian dances since she was 18. Invited to dance with Auntie Hula's Royal Hawaiian Dancers, Eleia has performed in front of thousands of people throughout the East Coast. Performing at venues from Ocean City, MD at the Princess Royale; Knoeble's Resort in Pennsylvania; Hawai'i Visitor's Bureau and numerous venues throughout the Tri-state area, Eleia enjoys sharing aloha and Polynesian cultures with everyone. Always looking forward to a fun filled summer of Polynesian revue it fills her passion for dancing. Co-founder of Aloha Hula NYC, LLC, dancer and choreographer she is also a member of a hui (group) Na Lehua Melemele and continues to perpetuate the Hawaiian culture through hula to the local Hawaiians in NYC and to those who are Hawaiian at heart. In 2011,she was a guest dancer for award-winning and Grammy-nominated artist Robert Cazimero with his Halau, Na Kamalei, in the New York City concert, "On the Island." She also had the honor of performing with Halau o Keikiali'and Kawika Alfiche's presentation of "The Sacred Hula: Ka Wa Hula — Hula Through Time" at Symphony Space in New York City, which won critical acclaim in The New York Times
MATI - is the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Dance Central New York,Inc. and Aloha Hula NYC.She has appeared on every major network and in commercials as a Polynesian and Principal Dancer for Spain's "Amena cellphone" and "Total Payments Online." Mati has a BFA in Dance from the University of the Arts and stumbled upon hula and tahitian at a young age. Since then, she has continued dancing, performing and sharing her love for dance throughout the East Coast and abroad.She is a student of Halau(hula school)Pua Ali'i Ilima o Nuioka under the direction of Kumu Vicky Holt-Takamine based in NY and O'ahu. In 2011,she had the honor of performing with Halau o Keikiali'i and Kawika Alfiche's presentation of "The Sacred Hula: Ka Wa Hula — Hula Through Time" at Symphony Space in New York City, which won critical acclaim in The New York Times.
Move reviews are on Aloha Hula NYC's gigmasters' page.
REVIEWS FROM CLIENTS:
"Thank you for joining us and sharing your special dance and music talents at our client's event...Your group helped set the mood and kept the spirits high for the celebration. I have received numerous comments from guests who were delighted with the music and the dance performance...please accept my congratulations on an exhilirating and engaging show." Bob N.,Livingston Marketing, Hackensack, NJ
"The show was a lot of fun. That night was the best entertainment they had ever had at that resort. My in-laws have been going there for over 20 years. They even said it was one of the best." Karen K., Pocmont Resort Guest, Bushkill, PA.
"I just wanted to let you know that Liko did and excellent job! We absolutely loved him. He was really kind and gracious and gave the best performance. When we do our Luau's in the future we will definitely keep your company in mind. I couldn't have been happier. Thanks Again, Jennifer & Philip, North Babylon, NY
"Anne "Mati" was an excellent and gracious host! The event would not have been complete without her beautiful personality, professionalism, talent, and most of all her warmth towards us all! If I ever needed her talents again I would not hesitate to call Aloha DC!"
- Anna L.
in Huntington, WV
"Aloha Hula was a huge hit for a luau gala of over 600 guests. I would have them back in a heartbeat. Thank you!"
- David S.
in Great Falls, VA
"Excellent show, everyone had a wonderful time. The audience participation was great. Anne is a beautiful, outgoing and friendly person. She is a great dancer and seems to love sharing her Hawaiian heritage. Recommend Anne highly."
- Sheri L.
in Herndon, VA
"They were great and we really enjoyed the show!!!"
- Janine S.
in Bruceton Mills, WV
"Anne Matematico Was fabulous and I would highly recommend her to any event. She was like family not a stranger to the group. She made me and everyone else feel at ease and good about our ok dancing. We all agreed that it was fun and something we would not mind doing again. She made the evening more than I could of imagined. Connie had a wonderful time and was first to post pics on her FB page. Thank you again and Aloha Anne"
- Robin T.
in Bristow, VA
"We loved Mati! She was as nice as she was beautiful & talented. She made everyone feel special, especially the bride-to-be! She definitely got everyone in a Hawaiian mood....and she was the highlight of our event. Everyone was greatly anticipating her arrival and we were talking about her performance well after she left. We highly recommend AlohaDC and "Mati". Thank you!"
In addition to Rockville, Aloha Hula DC will also travel to Derwood, Gaithersburg, Kensington, Potomac, Bethesda, Garrett Park, Silver Spring, Washington Grove, Suburb Maryland Fac, Olney, Cabin John, Chevy Chase, Glen Echo, Germantown, Greenway, Sandy Spring, Ashton, Brookeville, Washington, Brinklow, Great Falls, Mc Lean, Spencerville, Takoma Park, Vienna, Adelphi Chillum, Boyds, Hyattsville, West Mclean, Arlington
and many other locations in and around the Rockville area.
Aloha Hula DC
was rated an average of 5.0 stars out of
6 GigMasters clients.
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