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Hana Entertainment provides rich cultural dances from Hawaii, New Zealand, Tahiti & Samoa. We are unique and can provide a performance package that fits any consumer's needs. Whether you're a company asking for a large show or a back yard party, we offer custom packages. Our fire performers are licensed and fully insured.
We can offer circus style entertainment if you would like to mix it up. We have aerialists, acrobats, stilt walkers, & incredible fire performers. We also combine acrobats and fire, we call it AcroFire!
We can offer referred catering and shaved ice.
They were fun, professional, and created a great environment for our event. I would hire them back anytime.
Response from Hana Entertainment:
Mahalo Dominic! We love to exceed expectations! Thank you so much! We're definitely looking forward to doing more shows for your Country Club!
We threw a Hawaiian themed party for our 8 yr. old son and wanted him to remember it forever, so what better than a Fire Knife Dancer!! We were SO impressed with Joseph and his professionalism and his ability to speak to the level of twenty 8-year olds. Some of our best impressions:
Communication responses were prompt.
He (Joseph) was on-time (even 20 min early.)
Friendly and great with kids (teaching them the Haka & Hula)
Making the birthday child feel special (through participation).
Payment was easy (online)
Helped make our child's birthday one he won't forget.
Easy to talk to and feel comfortable having him in my home and backyard.
The price was right for our budget.
We asked our son what his most favorite thing about his birthday was and it was, 1st, the fire and knife dancers, and 2nd, the presents! (usually it would be the reverse;)
Thanks to Toa Afi Fire Knife Dancers for a job very well done!
Response from Hana Entertainment:
Thank you so much Brian! It was a pleasure working with you & your family to make the big day special! Looking forward to many more to come!
Either shave the hair on the back of your neck or get ready to have stand on end. The level of energy that these dancers bring to the stage is crazy awesome! 5 star fro sure!
I am so glad I discovered GiG Salad I had a Luau party for my company and needed a fire dancer / entertainer and I found Te Moana he was the best performer I've ever seen and was so kind and understand, he was willing to go the extra mile to make my event special by taking picture with the guest, resident and families everyone loved him and I would hire him again for the next event if anyone is having party or event I would tell to hire him that's how perfect he was thank you Te Moana and GIGSALAD.
Response from Hana Entertainment:
It's was an awesome event and we're looking forward to working with you again!:)
Price Range: $150 - $8000
Gig Length: 30 - 60 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
Insurance: $2,000,000 - $2 million insurance coverage
Phone Number: Call
What to Expect
We perform Hawaiian, Tahitian, Maori (Haka & Poi), and Samoan (Fireknife Dance) Cultural performances. We also offer a Unique Highly energetic Show Package with up to 11 female Hula Dancers, 6 Fire-Knife dancers along with a one of a kind fire walk only facilitated by Tatau Afi in the Mainland of the United States. The fire walk begins a large fire, then as the fire burns down to hot coals, the audience participants are invited to walk across the hot coals to overcome their fear, focus on mind control & reach new levels with their confidence! Ask us today if our show would be a great fit for your next special occasion!
Aloha Nui Loa!
Hana Studio Entertainment is a fun, professional Polynesian show team mixed with other types of performing talent located in West Haven, UT.
Tatau Afi are our professionally licensed & insured Samoan Fire-Knife Performers. Tatau in Samoan means Tattoo... what most people haven't heard before is that Tatau also means Alignment or Balance.
Hana Studio Entertainment & Tatau Afi provide a great service in sharing rich cultural dances of the Polynesian islands throughout Utah, Idaho, Colorado & Nevada. Travel can also be arranged to other States nationwide as well as to other countries. Don't forget we also have aerialists & other types of performing talent from our Studio!
History & Background
The founders of Hana Studio & Tatau Afi, Joseph Cancilla, Tara Cancilla & Lineah Yapias officially started the company in Utah in 2017. It started out as a passion for dancing & for their Samoan & Tongan & Polynesian heritage when they were young & for wanting their own kids to grow up in their culture. Joseph & Lineah have been Polynesian dancing since they were 3 years old. Joseph first started spinning the Samoan Fire-Knife when he was 12 years old! Tara Cancilla has been training in jazz, ballet & hip hop since she was little as well. Has performed with the Utah Jazz, the NFL, Disneyland, Freedom Blast, Stadium of Fire & they used to travel & perform on Cruise ships all growing up. She is also a specialized Choreographer.
We have 11 female Polynesian dancers, 6 fire-knife dancers, 3 Live Drummers, 4 aerialist performers, 2 Jazz Dancers, 2 Latin Dancers & Instructors & 2 Belly Dancers. Our team is constantly growing, practicing & up-leveling our skills to bring the best entertainment to you!
Hana Studio Entertainment is unique in that they provide a performance package that fits any consumer's needs. Whether you're a Company asking for a large show, or a back yard party, custom packages are offered, that fit what you're looking for.
Hana Studio Entertainment also offers to help coordinate catering with our trusting catering partners. You can also ask about hosting your special event at our Studio for up to 150 people in West Haven, UT! It's already approved for fire indoors!
Additional Booking Notes
Thousands of hours of practice goes into each number we perform. We love what we do & sharing our passion for our culture with everyone around us!
Past Booked Events
|March 08, 2019 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Birthday Party|
|September 02, 2018 • 8:00pm - 8:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|June 02, 2018 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm||Dinner Party|
|March 18, 2017 • 6:30pm - 6:45pm||Wedding Reception|
|July 19, 2016 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm||Corporate Event|
Colorful, vibrant costumes
Speaker system & mic
Fire Knife (half blade, half stick)
Fire Extinguishers (emergencies don't happen)
Extra wood, fuel & supplies for the fire knife
|Tevita||Polynesian/ Fireknife Performer|
|Drake||Polynesian/ Fireknife Performer|
|Joseph Cancilla||Polynesian/ Fireknife Performer|
|Lineah||Female Polynesian Performer/ Fire Poi Dancer|
|Melody||Female Polynesian Performer/ Fire Poi Dancer|
|Lily||Female Polynesian Performer|
|Tara||Female Polynesian Performer|
|Kylie||Female Polynesian Performer|
|Triton||Polynesian/ Fireknife Performer|
Camping Coleman fuel