DC Luau Entertainment

Why book DC Luau Entertainment?

Are you having a Luau, a tropical themed event or a summer party? DC Luau Entertainment offer Packages including
- Incredible Hula and Fire Dancers -Dances from the islands- graceful Hawaiian - pulsating Tahitian - New Zealand - Samoan – drumming – Live Band - costume changes- DJ – emceeing and audience participation.
We also provide
-Catering - Kona Coffee – Hawaiian Ice Shaving - Lei Greeting – Décor – Limbo game- Hawaiian Princess contest- Body and Face fake tattoos and more.
Luaus/ Pool or Beach Parties/Bridal Showers/ Weddings/Anniversaries/Corporate Events/Birthday/ Bar mitzvah/ Bat mitzvah /Celebrations/ Holiday Parties/ Receptions/Festivals/ Graduations/



Wonderful performances!

Thank you for lighting up the stage at Brazil Day DC 2012. Your dancers were wonderful and you were a delight to work with.



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Reviewer: Klebber M.
Organization: Brazil Day DC
Event: Festival in Washington, DC
Event Date: Sep 9, 2012
Hired As: Brazilian Entertainment

A lot of fun!

The dancer was very professional and very good at interacting with guests. Also very informative about Hawai'i culture, which my guests enjoyed. Everyone loved it and the party was a success!

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Reviewer: Paris H.
Event: Birthday Party in Washington, DC
Event Date: Jul 28, 2012
Hired As: Hula Dancer

Energetic, Engaging and Beautiful!

The dancers of DC Lual Entertainment are absolutely amazing! This is the 2nd time I've worked with them at our Let's Move with Music at Wolf Trap event, and both times they've left me, and my audience breathless. They're professional and easy to do business with -- I look forward to working with them again.

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Reviewer: Jewel H.
Organization: Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
Event: Concert Venue in Vienna, VA
Event Date: Sep 29, 2012
Hired As: Polynesian Entertainment

Love to work with Nui, and the folks at Art in Motion.

Art in Motion worked with me on my particulars of our event. And I must say they delivered. I saw excitement in the eyes of those from the Polynesian islands, and to me that is a testament of the quality of the performance. So invite them to your next Luau, you will not be disappointed.

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Reviewer: Kat P.
Organization: NSA Bethesda
Event: Festival in Silver Spring, MD
Event Date: Aug 30, 2012
Hired As: Hawaiian Entertainment, Fire Dancer, Hula Dancer, Ukulele Player

Hula dancing. And more.

It was a pleasure working with DC Luau Entertainment. NuiNani Makaha, the artistic director and lead dancer, was extremely helpful -- from developing a suitable program and timeline to meet our needs and demonstrating a great deal of flexibility on the day of our event.
As this was an afternoon corporate event, we wanted to build in a team-building element in to the overall program. NuiNani and her colleague did a great job of involving our staff, while making the dance challenge fun and entertaining. Their performances (singing, dancing and acoustic ukulele) were elegant, inspiring and thoroughly entertaining. I highly recommend DC Luau Entertainment for either private our corporate functions.

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Reviewer: Melina S.
Organization: Vizada
Event: Corporate Event in Glen Echo, MD
Event Date: Sep 20, 2012
Hired As: Hawaiian Entertainment

You ladies made a huge impact in my wedding!!

You ladies made a huge impact in my wedding!! Everyone had so much fun watching you and dancing with you ladies! I know I did:)

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Reviewer: Leila B.
Event: Wedding Ceremony in Washington, DC
Event Date: Aug 25, 2012

Sheena's Dance Performance Made My Luau a Success!


Sheena was a sensation! My guests are still buzzing – she made my Luau a success. She was extremely pleasant and friendly as well as professioal. I hired the service for my granddaughter college (Stevenson's University) graduation luau. I particularly like the way she not only entertained my guests, but she invited my guest to come up and dance along with her as she demonstrated the steps to the dances. At the end of the performance, Sheena invited guests to have their picture taken with her - WOW!

Thank you. Corine W. Price, Reisterstowm Maryland

Priced Fairly
Reviewer: Corine W. P.
Event: Graduation in Reisterstown, MD
Event Date: May 19, 2012
Hired As: Hula Dancer

DC Luau Entertainment was a total Hit!

The authentic Hawaiian live band and dancers were incredible, They were punctual, accommodating and very professional. The Luau atmosphere was enhanced by them being here. I highly recommend their services for both your private or corporate events! I hired them for my daughter's birthday luau, and they thoroughly impressed me. My little girl can't stop talking about NuiNani. She gave Anna a nice Island gift, and made her few really special . I am looking forward to hire them for my Company's Holiday Party . Mahalo! -- Eva B, Mc Lean, VA, 5/31/2012

Priced Fairly
Reviewer: Eva B.
Event: Birthday Party in McLean, VA
Event Date: May 31, 2012
Hired As: Hawaiian Entertainment

Booking Info

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Whether you hire DC Luau Entertainment or another Hawaiian Entertainment for your Washington event, we strongly recommend that all communication be kept on the Gig Salad booking platform as you book your Hawaiian Entertainment. When you do, we’re able to offer numerous benefits that we cannot guarantee if you take communication or deposit payment off the Gig Salad website. Our booking system is easy to use and handles secure deposit payments from you to the Washington Hawaiian Entertainment of your choice.

Be sure that the quote/agreement your Hawaiian Entertainment sends you outlines performance fees, travel fees, extras, arrival and departure times, cancellation policy, insurance information and other applicable details.

DC Luau Entertainment

Have your guests greeted the traditional Hawaiian way.
We perform a colorful energy-filled luau Polynesian revue featuring dances of Hawaii, New Zealand, Samoa and Tahiti. With authentic costumes, island music, emceeing and audience participation, your guests will enjoy the finest in Polynesian luau entertainment, authentic Brazilian dancers and music in the Dc metro Area.
DC Luau Entertainment is specialized in authentic Hula and Tahitian and Brazilian dances. Our professional group has captivated audiences throughout MD, VA and DC showcasing the beautiful, colorful and exciting traditional Polynesian dances. In addition to the traditional and modern Polynesian performances, we also offer catering, authentic ice shaving from Hawaii and lei greeters.
DC Luau Entertainment is the leading entertainment group specialized in Luaus in the Washington Metro area, providing as many as twelve performances in just one weekend.
Hurry up and book your next Luau Party! Our talented staff will bring the entire Island atmosphere and share the Aloha spirit with you. Your corporate or private event will have a truly exotic and tropical touch at any time of the year! Let us ensure your guests are truly entertained with lots of audience participation.

NuiNani Makaha is the leader and Artistic Director of DC Luau Entertainment troupe, established in Washington DC since 2003. Dc Luau Entertainment is the former BLE Polynesian Division that has performed and mesmerized audiences from back yard luaus, to corporate and government events, such as NASA, NAVAL REASEARCH LABORATORY, THE U.S. NAVY, THE WASHINGTON TIMES, NARA, ANDREWS AFB, UNITED STATES TREASURY, NATIONAL ZOO, ROTARY CLUB, WALTER REED ARMY MEDICAL CENTER. WE HAVE ALSO PERFORMED LUAUS FOR CELEBRITIES, LIKE JERRY STACKHOUSE AND CHRIS SAMUELS.

Nuinani received many awards for her participation in events such as The 2008 Asian Pacific Heritage Month Program for the Minor Safety and Health Administration, and the Pangaea Frederick-A Festival celebrating our Heritage among others.
Of Portuguese descent, NuiNani hasmany talents, including dance, music and fine arts. The Portuguese arrived in the Islands to labor in the plantations between 1878 and 1913, and are responsible for the MIGRATION OF 'UKULELE TO HAWAII’ the original name of this little guitar was “braga” or “cavaco”. Soon, it gained a great popularity throughout Polynesia, and especially in the Hawaiian Islands. Even though, the 'ukulele is a little different from its ancestor the cavaco, the Portuguese can still be credited with this incredible addition to the wonderful Hawaiian songs.
At First NuiNani learned Hula in the beautiful Island of Kauai and her goal is to graduate in Hawaiian culture at the Kauai Community College. NuiNani will also be back to Kauai to teach 2 workshops at The Koloa Dance community.

NuiNani welcomes all audiences, regardless of faith, ethnicity or culture. She feels very lucky to be able to work in an area that she really loves. Through the authentic Hula dance, she is able to express herself, entertain and bring the true aloha sprit to all your guests in a simple, alluring and captivating way. Her dance and chants will engage audiences of all ages with a lot of audience participation. NuinNani believes that hula is sacred, but you still can respect and share this spirituality while performing.

NuiNaini is proud of her vast collection of authentic Polynesian costumes, providing customers with a broad selection for their events.

In her spare time, NuiNani enjoys spending quality time with her 3 cats and playing the piano.


• Full event planning service
• Luau Catering,
• Island Music
• Live band or DJs
• Fire spinners
• Keiki(children) Hula Show
• Hands on Instrument Demonstration
• Polynesian performances
• Hula classes
• Picture Posing
• Warrior Face Painting
• Fake Hawaiian Tattoos
• High Quality Music Equipment
• Vibrant Island Costumes for Each Dance Performed
• Audience Participation
• Gift Bags
• Lei Greeters
• Luau decoration
• Kona Coffe
• Ice shaving
• Natural flowers handmade leis

Koloa Package
1. One Lei Greeter
2. Two Hula dancers - mini hula dance class & performance
Client to provide DJ ( we provide the CDs for performance)
Po'iPu Package
1. Two Lei Greeters
2. Three Hula dancers - mini hula dance class & performance
3. We provide de DJ and all the music
Na Pali Package
1. Two Hula dancers mini hula dance class & performance
2. Island games with audience participation
3. Fire Dancing
4. Client to provide DJ ( we provide the CDs for performance)
Mokihana Special
1. Luau catering and decor
2. Two Lei Greeters
3. Two Hula dancers, mini hula dance class, performance & games
4. Live band
Makaiwa Super Special
1. Create your own package

I am sure we can create a package that is just right for you.

Setup Requirements

From a simple chair to full-blown stage and lighting, there are certain configurations and needs that many performers and service providers require in order to provide the best possible experience at your event. Get a free quote request to check with DC Luau Entertainment to find out what their setup requirements are.

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