Why book with Mahana Dance Company? Experience (over 2000 bookings serviced since 2009), authenticity (dances, costuming, and music like those at a luau in Hawaii), and professionalism (our team is standing by). We LOVE what we do!
WE ALSO OFFER DISNEY'S NEWEST PRINCESS, MOANA!
Our resume includes TV appearances on Lip Sync Battle, America's Got Talent, shows for Islands Restaurant, Staples Center, Taco Bell Corp, Tiki Mermaid Cruises, Don the Beachcombers, and hundreds of private residential and senior home luaus.
HULA DANCERS - FIRE KNIFE POI COCONUTS TORCHES - MOANA - TAHITIAN DRUMMERS - ISLAND MUSICIANS - & MORE
We had 3 dancers from Mahana Dance Company come out to a luncheon we were having for about 60 seniors. The performers did multiple dances from different islands and even did a costume change! They were patient with the seniors and gracious about us being a few minutes behind schedule. Overall, the performance was amazing and it was especially great to have audience participation. The seniors enjoyed themselves immensely and loved the photo opportunity at the end of the performance. I will definitely keep Mahana Dance Company in mind for future events!
We had a Luau for the second graders at our school. The children and adults loved the show! The dancers were great and allowed the kids to participate. The fire dancer was awesome!! Some of my students asked me if the fire was real. :) We will definitely ask them to come back next year!
Response from Mahana Dance Company:
Mahalo for having us!!
Pros: I hired 2 hula dancers, then paid extra 100 for fire dancing. Great costumes and performance. I love how the package comes with audience participation.
Cons: I was kind of expecting more of the fire dancing number. Not to be sexist at all, but I was hoping it'd be anothe person, possibly a guy to perform the fire dancing but it was the girl. She made a mistake too. She spent at least 3-5 mins untangling the firechains. Mistakes happen, that's fine but've performance felt like her number was cut short.
Hire again? Maybe.
Overall, my party went well and my audience had fun because of the performance.
Response from Mahana Dance Company:
Thank you for the good parts of your feedback. But WOW! Some total false expectations here. First, if you were concerned the sex of the fire dancer you could have asked. Second, you must be exaggerating about the poi getting tangled. Iit is impossible to spend 3-5 mins untangling fire poi - dealing with fire anything more 20 seconds and we put it out. I asked our dancer she said it took a second to untangle. Sorry we were not completely up to your standard, but next time we would ensure you have the proper expectations with a more thorough phone call.
Had a Great time the music could have been a little louder and the narration could have been a little louder. The dancers were Great I should have included a couple more dancers.
Dancers were happy and friendly. Costumes were bright and colorful. Awesome show with several costumes and dances.
I had a ukulele player and a dancer booked for an event I planned and I couldn't have asked for anything better! They were wonderful! Great people and great entertainment. I would highly recommend to anyone and would use them again!
Great professional dancers helped to make our beach party truly memorable.
I hired Mahana Polynesian Entertainment for my son's graduation. The theme was Hawaiian and some of the school families thought a Hawaiian performance would be ideal. The dancers were great. They were on time, the girl dancers engaged the audience and the knife fire dancer had everyone in awe. I highly recommend them.
Mahana Polynesian Dancers did a great performance at our event. They made our guests travel to the South Pacific islands and we really appreciated. The dancers were really nice and took the time to mingle with the crowd, take pictures etc.
The dancers and performers were outstanding. There costumes were authentic and there dancing was professional. All my guests were throughly impressed. Super friendly! I would definitely hire them again.
A huge thank you to everyone from MAHANA!
My daughters had a bday party luau party for 18 girls. The performer arrived 30 min early and was prepared for the afternoon. She had two costume changes and the girls thought she was awesome. She gave them a brief history of the dances and got them to perform a dance too. My girls and her guest had such a wonderful time and the night ended with the limbo. What a great night! Thank you Mahana for the wonderful entertainment.
Kathy, Orange County
I hired a hula dancer for my daughter's 1 year old party. The dancer was on time, beautiful and even had several costume changes throughout the performance. She stayed after to take pics with our guests. She was talented, energetic and involved the crowd which really varied in age. I would definitely recommend Mahana to anyone looking for Polynesian entertainment.
The Performance was great, everybody just loved it . Had so much fun. The dancer were Beautiful, very nice. OMG it was just GREAT!!
Meet the director
Mahana was started in 2009 by Sunny Purcell. Of Samoan decent, Sunny has danced Polynesian starting with her family since age 6. Her professional experience includes performing with former top Hollywood group at age 14 - Adventures in Polynesia, Nonosina's Professional "Black Team", and former 6-island performer at the world-famous Polynesian Culture Center in Hawaii. Additionally, Sunny has trained hundreds of dance students since age 13, and has traveled as an invited guest to Tahiti and Samoa to perform as well.
Sunny is a Business graduate from the University of Southern California, and currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah with her daughter.
Message from Director
"Talofa lava, and aloooha! Thank you for visiting our page. Running Mahana Dance Company is a life calling I truly enjoy. My team and I are dedicated and work year-round to deliver our clients a professional and AUTHENTIC Polynesian entertainment experience. We have proudly serviced over 2,000 bookings since 2009 and look forward to working together with you to make your island themed needs come to life!"
Upcoming Booked Events
|December 19, 2018 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm||Surprise|
Past Booked Events
|December 07, 2018 • 8:00pm - 8:45pm||Christmas Party|
|May 16, 2018 • 8:00pm - 8:45pm||Corporate Event|
|March 04, 2018 • 12:00pm - 11:00pm||delete|
|September 17, 2016 • 7:00pm - 7:30pm||Anniversary Party|
|August 20, 2016 • 6:30pm - 7:15pm||Nonprofit Event|
|May 21, 2016 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|May 02, 2016 • 5:30pm - 5:45pm||Dinner Party|
|April 23, 2016–April 24, 2016 • 7:00pm - 12:00am||Anniversary Party|
|April 02, 2016 • 2:00pm - 10:00pm||Birthday (Teen)|
|January 22, 2016||Fundraiser|
|December 19, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|June 27, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|June 20, 2015||Dinner Dance|
|June 06, 2015||Birthday (Child)|
|May 25, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|