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Join Te Hau Nui on April 4th for First Friday at Museum of Art and History for a Celebration of Polynesian Dance!

Welcome to Te Hau Nui School of Hula and Tahitian Dance:

Kuhai Halau O Kaleiokalaua’e!

Te Hau Nui School of Hula and Tahitian Dance in Santa Cruz offers exciting classes and performances in Hula, Tahitian and Maori Dance. In our classes we share a sense of ohana or family through deepening our knowledge of this cultural treasure. Through the sacred dances and festive dances of Hawai’i, Tahiti, and New Zealand, we evoke the magnificent spirit of Polynesia and its people. Te Hau Nui means “forever peaceful” in Tahitian and through sharing this art form, we hope to convey the beauty, grace, joy, and power of Polynesian dance. We welcome you to join our Te Hau Nui School of Hula and Tahitian Dance through our classes and performances. In our halau (literally meaning a hall consecrated to the hula), we share the meaning of ALOHA with one another: A kahai to be kind, L okahi to be inclusive, O lu’olu to be agreeable, H a’aha’a to be humble, A honui to be patient.