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Kahana Hula

Hula Dancer from Newington, CT - Will travel up to 300 miles
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$250 - $2500 per event
CT & NEW ENGLAND'S Leading Luau Entertainment Company providing hundreds of shows annually since 2006. All of our dancers are authentic Pacific Islanders who have over 15 years of training and professional experience as Polynesian dancers (Hawaiian, Maori, Samoan, Tahitian). Many of our dancers have performed in leading lu'au productions in Hawai'i, California and Florida. With Kahana Hula, you are hiring "real" Hawaiian hula dancers.

Kahana Hula performers are Performing & Teaching Artists on the rosters of CCT: Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Connecticut Arts for Learning and Young Audiences of Connecticut.

We offer fun, exciting and memorable resort-style, interactive Polynesian shows or educational cultural enrichment programs to meet most budgets with solo dancers or an ensemble of dancers & live musicians. Audiences of all ages enjoy the dances of Hawaii, New Zealand, Samoa and Tahiti; exciting Samoan Fire Dance Show; exotic Fire Poi dancing; Audience participation- Dance lessons; Lei Greeting Services; Hawaiian Crafts.

All Kahana Hula performers are insured.

Now offering "HOT HULA Fitness" Programs! HOT HULA fitness® is a fun, new and exciting dance workout with easy to perform dance movements set to the sounds of traditional Polynesian drum beats and music, resulting in a modern, hip fitness workout.. It provides a “total body workout” in 6o minutes. HOT HULA fitness ® isolates your larger muscle groups, increasing strength and definition to your core with specific emphasis on the abs, glutes, quads and arms.

******HERE'S WHAT SOME OF OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY******

"...Lil, Pat and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your beautiful and meaningful program at our Luau on Friday night. We have received so many warm notes from the garden club members, and they all mention how much they enjoyed seeing you dance and learning about the Hawaiian culture. I'm sure George and I are not the only ones who now feel really eager to travel to the Hawaiian Islands and experience all the smells, the tastes, and the beauty of the culture and land there. Thanks you again for giving us your warmth, beauty and your culture. Dottie Stone, Mountain Valley Garden Club, West Hartford, CT

"...your performance exceeded my expectations...Once again thank you for making it an unforgettable night. The wedding was my daughters dream come true everything thing turned out beautiful and the bride n groom and guests were very happy n never stopped dancing. Best wishes." - Samira Saleh, Clifton, NJ

"It is my pleasure to write this letter of recommendation on the outstanding quality of the performances by Teri “Tiare Kahana” Bourget and her dance troupe. Her performance of Polynesian dances on August 16, 2009 at the annual Dragon Boat Races and Asian Festival in downtown Hartford delighted thousands of attendees over the course of the 2-day event, young and old. Besides the entertainment aspect of her performances, [Tiare's] objective is to educate audiences about Hawaiian & Polynesian culture as well as promote the Aloha Spirit (expression of unconditional love and respect for all). She does this skillfully through interactive participation of the audience, engaging small children (age 2 and up) and adults in singing, dancing and playing rhythmic dance implements. Right from the start, she engages the audience in learning a few Hawaiian words and phrases. She then begins to educate/entertain the audience by explaining how each dance movement expresses a human quality. The native costumes and graceful dances make for a truly artistic presentation as well as a wonderful learning experience for all." - George Jeong, Asian Pacific American Coalition of CT, Treasurer


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Asian Pacific American Coalition
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Central CT State University
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CT Science Center
Country Club of Farmington
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Ernst & Young
Fairfield Beach Club
Gary Goldberg Financial
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Hartford Riverfront Dragon Boat Festival
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Roger Williams University
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25+ GigMasters Bookings
A GigMasters member for 5+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2012!

Wedding Cocktail Hour

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Tiare and "Kahana Hula" exceeded our expectations and our guest were enraptured with their beauty and grace. Tiare fulfilled all of my special request and reorganized her schedule in-order to perform "The Hawaiian Wedding Dance" for my husband and myself. It took my breath away and brought me to tears. I would highly recommend that you employ their services during any special event. Thank you, The Newly Married Mrs. Dorine E. Norko.

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Celebration

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Tiare Kahana was an absolute delight at our Reception. Our guests are still talking about how great the entertainment was. She made our Reception a memorable event that will not soon be forgotten. We had an age range of 30's to 80's and Tiare had everyone participating. Her enthusiasm and sparkling personality is contagious. The stories she told about the Hula's were very interesting and; she was sweet and stayed to answer questions our guests had. Yes, there is no question about it... Tiare gets a 5+ from me. I would not hesitate to hire Tiare for another event in the future. A HUGE THANK YOU TIARE !!!!!!! Aloha!

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The whole company was easy to work with and they put on an amazing show. Costume changes, live musicians, a drummer and a fire dance. It exceeded our expectations in all ways. They were very flexible with the site where they would dance and when we had to move the event inside due to weather, they did not skip a beat, performed wonderfully and smiled the whole time. You will not regret engaging them for an event!!!

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2015
Aug
27
Fundraiser
Southborough, MA
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2014
Sep
2
Corporate Function
New York, NY
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
2014
Aug
16
Birthday Party (Adult)
Auburn, MA
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2014
Aug
9
Luau Party
Ossining, NY
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2014
Aug
3
Bridal Shower
Brookfield, CT
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
2014
Jun
8
Birthday Party (Adult)
Far Rockaway, NY
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Please note Kahana Hula will also travel to West Hartford, Wethersfield, Hartford, New Britain, East Hartford, Farmington, Rocky Hill, East Berlin, Kensington, Cromwell, Plainville, Glastonbury, Unionville, Avon, Bloomfield, Portland, South Glastonbury, Southington, Bristol, Meriden, Middletown, Weatogue, Burlington, Manchester, Plantsville, Rockfall, Windsor, Middlefield, South Windsor, Canton.
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