Events

Celebrate your Birthday with a Luau
Hula Birthday Parties for both adults and children are available at our Studio on Saturdays! For alternative days or for alternative locations (at your home, at a hall, etc.) please contact us!

Special Events
If you would like to have Te Hau Nui perform for your event, or to find out more about pricing, please  contact us.

 

Jan
9
Fri
2015
Bimonthly Film Series @ Te Hau Nui School of Hula and Tahitian Dance Studio
Jan 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a one hour film entitled Listen to the Forest by Eddie and Myrna Kamae. This documentary is part of the award-winning Hawaiian Legacy Film Series. It shares the message of the old Hawaiians who lived close to the earth and the importance of rainforest preservation along with a celebration of its beauty. A $5 donation toward Te Hau Nui School is requested. We’re even selling popcorn! 

Jan
25
Sun
2015
Polynesian Arts and Crafts @ Te Hau Nui School of Hula and Tahitian Dance Studio
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – Jan 25 @ 4:00 pm

So you think you can’t dance? Then you are encouraged to join us for our new Sunday Sessions of Polynesian Arts and Crafts, where we turn our dance floor into an art studio and you learn how to make “all things Polynesian”! Our first class will teach you how to make (one and possibly two) beautiful “Three Straw Flat Yarn Lei” at the Te Hau Nui Studio with special guest and dancer Katy Foster from 1-4pm. These lei are simple to make and functional both as adornments and as gifts! All materials are provided ($10 material fee). The cost is $35 and registration must be made by January 15; seating is limited and classes fill up fast. Please email to register.

Feb
6
Fri
2015
Ewe O Ka Hula Workshop 2015
Feb 6 – Feb 8 all-day

Our treasured hula Master Loea Frank Kawaikapuokalani Hewett (Te Hau Nui School’s lineage) of Kaneohe O’ahu will be conducting a three day hula workshop in Santa Cruz! This is a special opportunity for dancers with previous hula dance experience to study with this master hula dancer, chanter, choreographer and composer! There will also be a public lecture on Friday. Please contact Kumu Mehana Thomas for cost and more information.

Feb
22
Sun
2015
Polynesian Arts and Crafts @ Te Hau Nui School of Hula and Tahitian Dance Studio
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm

Learn how to make maori poi ball that will last you years. Te Hau Nui director, Kumu Lorraine Kaleiokalaua’e Kinnamon has made her own poi balls since the age of 15 and continues to share the tradition with her huamana or students. This class is open to the public and is an unusual opportunity to learn to make poi balls. As well as being used as traditional maori dance implements from New Zealand, poi balls make great gifts. Materials and refreshments are provided. The cost is $35 and registration must be made by February 15 – seating is limited and classes fill up fast. Please email to register.

Aug
9
Sun
2015
Cabrillo Music Festival @ Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
Aug 9 @ 3:30 pm

The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, even at a seasoned 53 years old itself, is all about the new—the here and now of contemporary works for orchestra. Te Hau Nui has been invited to perform again this year! Please join in the festival fun and come support our Halau!

Sep
19
Sat
2015
Santa Cruz Ethnic Dance Festival @ Tannery Arts Center
Sep 19 all-day

Please join us as we represent Hawai’i, Tahiti and New Zealand to our Santa Cruz Community at the Tannery Art Center!

Nov
8
Sun
2015
Keiki Craft Day @ Te Hau Nui School of Hula and Tahitian Dance Studio
Nov 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Inspire your child to play ukulele by making a shoebox “uke” in celebration of the short film “LAVA”! For ages 4 & up. Bring a friend or sibling for just $5!

Lei Making Workshop @ Te Hau Nui School of Hula and Tahitian Dance Studio
Nov 8 @ 3:00 pm – Nov 8 @ 5:00 pm

Our lei workshop sold out last time, so register early to make your festive leis for unique holiday gifts! Choose from a green and red lei or Te Hau Nui colors (fuchsia and green) to make these easy but elegant leis. Registration required and all materials are provided. You will have enough to make at least two leis!

If you would like to make leis to donate for our HULAday Boutique Fundraiser, please let us know! Mahalo!

Feb
4
Thu
2016
Hawai’i Legends @ Rio Theatre Santa Cruz
Feb 4 @ 7:30 pm

Te Hau Nui is honored to be the opening performers for these Hawai’i Legends! Come out to the Rio Theater to enjoy the wonderful music of Keola Beamer and Henry Kapono with beautiful dancing by Moanalani Beamer.

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Apr
9
Sat
2016
Ho’ike 2016 @ Cabrillo College Crocker Theater
Apr 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Have you saved the date for our fundraiser Anniversary Ho’ike? You don’t want to miss out on another “Magical Day” that Te Hau Nui will be presenting! The lovely dancers of Te Hau Nui, the beautiful sounds of Ho’omana Hawaiian Band, Tracy Parker and Patti Maxine, and an original Tahitian Otea performed to live tahitian drumming – a truly spiritual event we want to share with you! There will be a silent auction, island crafts and refreshments. Regular reserved tickets are $25* and Gold Star Circles tickets are $65*. Reserved seating tickets for Gold Star Circle will include the best seats in the house and a champagne reception and picture taking with dancers following the performance.

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**Tickets are subject to a $4 service fee by Cabrillo**