Hālau Makana is honored to be performing at the 3rd Annual Alameda Asian Pacific Islanders Festival on Sunday, May 19th, at 4pm. Our performances will represent Hawai’i and Tahiti, expressing both the relaxed, easy-going island lifestyles and happy-go-lucky fast-paced dances. Come along with us on a dance journey through Polynesia!
The Alameda Asian Pacific Islanders Festival takes place at:
Alameda South Shore Center
523 South Shore Center West
Alameda, CA 94501
Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 12pm – 6pm
This event features many different facets of Asian and Pacific Island Cultures.
For more information about the festival, please call (510) 865-7369.
Immerse yourself in Polynesian Dance this summer! It’s fun, enlightening, a good way to make new friends, and a healthy addition to your workout regimen.
Children’s Beginning Hula Basics (ages 5-12)
Wednesdays, 5 – 5:45pm (June 5 – August 14, no class July 31)
Adults Beginning Hula Basics (ages 13+)
Mondays, 6 – 6:45pm (June 3 – August 12, no class July 29)
Adults Beginning Ori Tahiti Basics (Tahitian Dance ~ ages 13+)
Mondays, 8 – 9pm (June 3 – August 12, no class July 29)
10-week session ~ $125
To register for classes or to get more information, call (510)995-8746 or email us at HalauMakana@hotmail.com.
Mahalo! (Thank you!)
New 8-week Introductory Session for Tahitian Dance for ages 12+
Beginning Ori Tahiti Basics
Mondays, 8-8:45pm, March 4 – April 22, 2013
Introduction to basic steps and classic drum beats. Focusing on proper techniques will improve posture, stamina, team work, self-confidence and stage presence.
Class attire: comfortable stretch clothing that allows movement w/ease (no denim in class), pareau/sarong, and socks (please note that we dance barefoot and the dance floor is cold during the winter and early spring).
Bottled water available for purchase.
Halau Makana to perform in Concert with Patrick Landeza on February 1st
Aloha in Alameda! Slack Key Master Patrick Landeza and Alameda’s own Halau Makana Polynesian Dance Company will bring sights and sounds of Hawai’i to Rhythmix Cultural works. Friday, February 1st, at 8pm. Click on the link above for all details and to purchase tickets.
Hālau Makana will be performing at Rock Wall Wine Company this Saturday, April 28, in celebration of their “Wine Lu’au.” The lu’au and wine tasting will run from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. You can still purchase tickets. The women of Hālau Makana will perform two dances at 2 p.m. and two more dances at 3 p.m. Come out to eat, drink, watch live performances, and enjoy the warm weather in Alameda!
The women of Hālau Makana took second place in the Ahuroa competition at the 33rd Annual Kiki Raina Tahiti Fete March 23-25 in Merced, Calif. Five women from Hālau Makana took the stage Friday evening and performed a number composed by Kumu Lani Cid-Iulio. In the solo competitions, Julissa Otenbriet took third place in the 10-12-year-old Beginner Vahine Category, and Makana Iulio advanced to the finals in the 13-15-year-old Advanced Vahine Category.
The annual competition is the longest running Tahitian dance and cultural festival competition outside of French Polynesia.
Halau Makana takes home 2nd place in the women's ahuroa competition.