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
1. One Lei Greeter
2. Two Hula dancers - mini hula dance class & performance
Client to provide DJ ( we provide the CDs for performance)
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)
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.
Whether you hire DC Luau Entertainment or another Hawaiian Entertainment for your Washington event, we strongly recommend that all communication be kept on the GigSalad 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 GigSalad 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.