Hālau Makana is the only Polynesian Dance Company located in Alameda, California. They have performed in numerous festivals in Alameda and the Bay Area, as well as for many local events—including corporate events, cultural festivals, private parties, and community gatherings. We are proud to say that our ho‘ike (recitals) and Hula Holidays Christmas Shows have been sold out events for a number of years now.
The students in the hālau learn dances from Hawai‘i, Tahiti and New Zealand, and range from beginning to advanced levels. All ages are welcome.
The hālau is part of Island Hawaiian Studios, a place where the community has the opportunity to learn almost anything Polynesian—from music, to art, to dance. The studio’s primary mission is to preserve the Hawaiian, Tahitian, Samoan and Maori cultures through dance, art and music, and to share these art forms with anyone who has a desire to learn.