Aloha! Nalani is an award winning professional Polynesian dancer, specializing in Hula and Tahitian styles. She also may include Fire performances when requested.
Nalani and her partner Leilani form the Polynesian review a.k.a. Polynesian Dreams.
Specializing in weddings, corporate events, birthday parties for children and adults, alike.
The show set may include dances performed with Uli Uli (traditional hand-made gourds, decorated with bright yellow and red feathers) and Pu'ili (split bamboo sticks), Ipu. ~~~ Hula dancers add a warm and welcoming touch for Weddings. Whether you're getting married outdoors on the beach, or just having an indoor celebration. ~~~
Mahalo for visiting!
Professional, friendly, fun, exactly what we hoped for. Brings everything. She gave lessons, did 2 sets, limbo, fire show. She was enjoyed by by everyone. Highly recommended, I assure you, you won’t be disappointed.
Nalani was great. She was on time. Very pleasant and active with the guest. Participated in the limbo game with the guest. A real professional at what she does. We were very satisfied and happy with her performance. We really recommend Nalani for your event.
Nalani was super! She went above and beyond to make my party a huge success! The audience participation was so much fun and I would highly recommend Nalani for your next event.
Nalani performed for my parents retirement party yesterday. She came on time, was very professional, sweet, and was a great entertainer. My family and friends of all ages enjoyed her performance and even joined in dancing. Highly recommend for good family fun!!!!
Response from Nalani:
Thank you Liezel!! I enjoyed performing for your family. Mahalo for your hospitality. I hope you all enjoy the rest of the Spring/Summer season.
I booked Nalani for my daughter's luau and she was excellent. Her performance was wonderful and she did a great job of engaging my daughter and her guests. She was very friendly and I recommend her highly!
Nalani was awesome - the kids had a blast a she got my daughter swaying and enjoying herself !
Thank you Nalani!
Nalani did a great job performing and getting the crowd involved. Her costumes were very authentic.
Nalani was extremely professional and great to work with. She entertained my seniors thoroughly and even stayed to take pictures afterwards. Her dancing was mesmerizing and fun. I reccommend her highly for your next event. Thanks Nalani for being amazing.
Nalani was intyeractive, patient with seniors, and great dancer.
Nalani was excellent! She came to our home for my daughters 7th birthday luau. Not only did she perform her hula and Tahitian dances with a costume change in between but she also played multiple games with the kids and took pictures with them after. She kept everyone at the party entertained the entire time! Would highly recommend her if you are having a Hawaiian themed party!!!
I HIGHLY recommend Nalani for your next event or party. What a pleasure to work with her and watch her preform. We had a Luau at our house and surprised our guest with her performance. Thank Nalani for making it such a memorable night, everyone is still talking about it
Nalani was absolutely amazing. She got all the kids and parents up and dancing and was flawless. She is beautiful, very sweet and talented. I would highly recommend her to anyone who asks. Her show was fantastic and I'm planning another party just to have her back! Thank you Nalani! We LOVE you!
The Eckert family
I made an excellent decision when hiring Nalani to perform at my daughter's luau themed graduation party. Prior to booking Nalani she provided me with various options for her performance and was very responsive to requests for additional information. She is flexible and has the ability to tailor her performance to your specific needs which is great! She was very accommodating. Nalani communicated with me immediately after I booked her and she followed up with me the day before the event. All logistics were covered. Nalani was accompanied by her husband (who is very pleasant and provides assistance with her musical set -speakers). She was already changed into her first costume and ready to entertain our guests. She performed two great performances - a traditional one and also a fire show which had everyone in awe. She also included a limbo contest which added a nice touch. I was very pleased with the service she provided, our guests are still raving about her :-)
I can't say enough great things about working with Nalani! Not only is she beautiful, lovely and talented, she is also highly professional. Her costumes are all made in Hawaii and and are beautiful alone, but once she starts dancing and engaging the crowd that is when the fun begins! We hired her for a luau fundraiser and she was fantastic. We had a fabulous ukulele player there who played the songs we all know and love, however she brought her own music because hula tells a story to the music and it was great! We even had ladies come up who wanted to learn some hula steps and even got some of the guys up and dancing and everyone was so into it! It really helped create a fun energy and ambiance, and she was able to adapt to our schedule as our speakers ran a little bit over time. She even stayed at the end to take a few pictures with our guests. I will absolutely hire her again in the future and I would encourage you to do the same - booking Nalani is a great value add to any party and you won't be disappointed!
Nalani is very sweet but very talented, we were all thrilled with her hula dances and music and the interaction she did with guest. I would have her anytime again! I would like to send her photos...how can I do that??
I also think the price was fair. Everyone is still talking about the party and also John! Thank you, Nalani!! I have a question, why the name GIG Salad?
Nalani and I discussed the event the week prior to our party. Specifically, how to structure entertainment for maximum spectator enjoyment and audience participation. She and her husband arrived on time, set up quickly and brought her own sound system.
She was FANTASTIC! We had 60 guests of all ages and they were all enthralled. Throughout Nalani's performance she managed to get just about every guest up and dancing. It was wonderful - I would recommend hiring Nalani for your next event - you will not be disappointed! She performed a traditional hula dance, followed by fire dancing and ended with a limbo contest.
I can't say enough good things about Nalani's performance at the Luau . She made everyone feel welcome and her expertise was demonstrated through each of her three shows . The fire dance definitely will captivate any crowd and her gentle and authentic smile put everyone at ease. She incorporated the right blend of artistic performance and audience participation. I highly recommend Nalani.
Response from Nalani:
Mahalo for your review. It's greatly appreciated. I'm glad everyone had a good time. It was a pleasure working for you. Enjoy the rest of your Summer! Until next time, aloha! :)
WE HAD A GREAT TIME WITH NALANI,MY KIDS AND THEIR FRIENDS HAD A BLAST.IT WILL BE A MEMORY THAT WILL LAST FOREVER IN OUR KIDS HEARTS..THANKS(MAHALO!)
Response from Nalani:
Mahalo David!!! It was definitely my pleasure to entertain the children and adults alike. You went above abd beyond with your planning, between the Tiki Hut you and your kids built, and all the beautiful decorations, with grass skirts and leis for the kids. You even made a banner with my name on it!!! I was so surprised at how beautiful it all looked. Aloha to you and your family. I hope you have a wonderful rest of Summer fun!!! Till next time... ALOHA!!!
Nalani, performed for the Daniels Family Reunion in Eastampton, NJ
her performance was spectacular.
Nalani made my party. The weather was bad; the caterer had a mix up and still my guests and I had a great time.
Nalani was a wonderful dancer but a better performer. She got my guests up and dancing and engaged. They did the Hula and other dances and the Limbo. She stayed for photos and made everybody feel great.
I am looking for another opportunity to hire her.
Nalani was amazing. She was able to get people up dancing. The fire show was great. She was friendly and sweet. I would definitely use her again and highly recommend her for anyone looking to do an authentic luau. Thanks again
Nalani was amazing and has the sweetest personality. My daughter and guests enjoyed the performance!
Having Nalani entertain at our backyard pig roast not only provided an enjoyable cultural experience but also got people who didn't know each other to interact in such a fun way. Both chidren and adults participated and she was great at coaxing some reluctant partygoers to get up and be part of the fun. She made herself available for photos after her act, and the liveliest part of the party was doing the limbo. I am so happy we had her come!
Nalani made my party! All the guests loved her, and she was great to work with!
Nalani was such a treat for our guests. She danced beautifully and interacted well with the children and adults alike. Our guests were so excited to be able to pose for photos with Nalani. She was very gracious and entertaining.
Nalani and her dancing partner Leilani performed at our daughter's 7th birthday party. Both ladies were very professional and worked really well with the kids. All of the kids, and many of the adults, enjoyed the limbo contest after the performances. Overall, we were really pleased with the event and working with Nalani and Leilani. It was great to speak in detail about the logistics of the day with Nalani in advance of the party and I think that really helped to make everything work out well. Should the occasion arise again in the future, we would not hesitate to hire Nalani and Leilani again.
We hired Nalani for my mother-in-law's Hawaiian Luau 70th Birthday Party! She was perfect and got the party off to the right start! She arrived promptly and was very authentic looking. We enjoyed dancing the hula with her and she got everyone up to join in the fun! I would definitely recommend Nalani and would hire her again if the need arrises!
I hired Nalani for my daughter's birthday party, and we really enjoyed the performance! When booking Nalani, she was very accommodating with dates & times & also agreed to a rain date, which was great. She followed up very quickly with a contract via e-mail & answered my questions quickly via e-mail too. She showed up early for the performance. She didn't even need to plug in her speaker, and all we had to do was enjoy the show. I particularly liked the Polynesian dancing. The performance appealed to all ages at our party, and we all loved the adult male audience participation! Nalani & her partner ran a limbo contest after her performance, and that went well. I was surprised to see the adults actually participated in the contest. I would definitely recommend her. Thanks Nalani!
My mom celebrated her 88 th birthday and I wanted this event a special one. My mom's desire was to vacation in Hawaii, but never happened. I thought that bringing a little bit of the Hawaiian entertainment into my mother's home would please her. The home was transformed with luau decoration and was quite beautiful. We had a total of 25 close friends and family attend this special moment.
When I spoke to Nalani for arrangements,I knew she was special. When the party started, she looked beautiful, was all smiles, engaged the audiance, made us laugh,we took plenty of photos and she brought a glow to my mom's face. Wow what a night. Hire Nalani, you won't regret it!
Price Range: Contact for rates
What to Expect
A beautiful show, by Nalani. Or a duet performance by Polynesian Dreams.
Colorful and traditional authentic costumes. Music and dances from the Polynesian islands of; Hawaii, Tahiti, Bora Bora, New Zealand, and beyond...
Family friendly for children young, and old.
Lei greeting available.
Sound equipment provided, unless you have made prior arrangements.
ALOHA! Let's Hula! Award winning Nalani will get your Ho'olaule'a (party) started of on the right track. Nalani is a professional Polynesian Dance Performer, specializing in Weddings and Birthday parties for keiki/children and adults, alike. Authentic, professional and friendly entertainment is what sets her apart. Her set may include dances performed with Uli Uli (traditional hand-made gourds, decorated with bright yellow and red feathers) and Pu'ili (split bamboo sticks). Hula, Tahitian, Maori and exciting Fire performances available with her group.
If you are looking for a duet, Nalani and her partner Leilani can customize a show to fit your needs. If you are having a smaller gathering, one dancer is usually a perfect fit.
Hula dancers add a warm and welcoming touch for Weddings. Whether you're getting married outdoors on the beach, or just having an indoor celebration, your guests will enjoy our performance. It's a great way of getting the party started after dinner is served. It's always a family friendly performance.
Apart from Hula, Nalani also performs Tahitian and Maori. Tahitian is mostly drum beats and the costumes differ from Hula, usually Hand-crafted Headdresses and Tassels are worn on the skirts. Usually Hula and Tahitian dances are incorporated in her show.
Looking for an Aloha Lei Greeting in addition to the performance. Nalani can arrange for two beautiful and friendly Aloha Wahines (ladies) to greet your guests, in a traditional Hawaiian way. If you wish for only the Lei Greeting without a performance for your event, that is also possible, just inquire and it can be arranged.
Aloha Nui Loa, mahaho for visiting and looking forward to bringing smiles on many faces.
Past Booked Events
|October 26, 2018 • 8:30pm - 9:30pm||Fundraiser|
|September 01, 2018 • 3:30pm - 4:00pm||House Party|
|August 17, 2018 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Personal Occasion|
|July 27, 2018 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|June 03, 2018 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|March 25, 2018 • 12:30pm - 12:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 03, 2017 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Fundraiser|
|November 18, 2017 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|August 26, 2017 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|August 26, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|July 29, 2017 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|July 29, 2017 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|June 17, 2017 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|May 28, 2017 • 4:00pm - 4:45pm||House Party|
|May 20, 2017 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Retirement Party|
|February 25, 2017 • 5:30pm - 5:45pm||Birthday (Child)|
|February 02, 2017 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm||Birthday (Child)|
|September 22, 2016 • 11:00am - 12:30pm||Cultural Event|
|September 10, 2016 • 6:00pm - 6:15pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|August 27, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|August 25, 2016 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|July 24, 2016 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm||Birthday (Child)|
|July 22, 2016 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|July 16, 2016||Baby Shower|
|July 16, 2016 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|July 09, 2016 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|June 25, 2016 • 5:00pm - 5:30pm||Graduation|
|June 25, 2016 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm||House Party|
|June 17, 2016 • 8:00pm - 8:30pm||Graduation|
|May 21, 2016 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Fundraiser|
|March 12, 2016||Birthday (Adult)|
|December 19, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 06, 2015||Birthday (Child)|
|September 05, 2015||House Party|
|August 29, 2015||House Party|
|August 22, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|August 22, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|August 08, 2015||Dinner Dance|
|August 01, 2015||Cocktail Party|
|August 01, 2015||Birthday Party|
|July 18, 2015||Birthday (Child)|
|July 11, 2015||Birthday (Child)|
|July 11, 2015||Birthday (Child)|
|July 04, 2015||Holiday Party (Other)|
|June 28, 2015||Graduation|
|June 20, 2015||Graduation|
|June 13, 2015||Anniversary Party|
|April 11, 2015||Wedding Reception|
|January 24, 2015||Birthday Party|
|August 19, 2014||Other|
|August 02, 2014||Birthday Party|
|July 26, 2014||Sweet 16 Party|
|July 06, 2014||Other|
|June 21, 2014||Birthday Party|
|June 14, 2014||Anniversary Party|
|May 17, 2014||Birthday Party|
|March 22, 2014||Birthday Party|
|September 14, 2013||Birthday Party|
|August 31, 2013||Birthday Party|
|August 25, 2013||Other|
|August 24, 2013||Birthday Party|
|August 17, 2013||Birthday Party|
|August 11, 2013||Birthday Party|
|July 28, 2013||Birthday Party|
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Recent review: Everyone enjoyed the show at our luau. Received great compliments from all the guests.
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