Solo Performances, Arts Integration Programs, Yoga, HulaZen
New Beginnings for Kahana Hula
Tiare started Kahana Hula in 2006, after being asked by a family friend, who was a third-grade teacher, if she would give a classroom presentation on Hawai'i and demonstrate the hula. It was a fun presentation, and immediately, students began to ask for hula lessons at their birthday parties. That was the simple, unexpected beginning of Kahana Hula. Tiare had learned hula in early childhood as part of her family's Hawaiian heritage. She never dreamed that at the age of 40-something, she would be starting a Hawaiian dance company!
With gratitude to all of Kahana Hula's fabulously talented dancers, her hula sisters at Aloha Hula NYC, and musicians, the business flourished, taking performances beyond Connecticut and throughout New England, New York and New Jersey for private parties, corporate events, schools, libraries, community organizations, and the list goes on; including television appearances on ESPN, WTNH "Connecticut Style", WFSB "Better Connecticut, and Nutmeg Television's, "That's Entertainment".
Since her struggle with fibromyalgia began in 2011, Tiare had to make the difficult decision to step away from the demands of being a business owner and running a dance company, in order to maintain the lifestyle changes necessary to manage chronic pain and fatigue. The company has been re-organized so that Tiare can work at her own pace as a solo hula dancer, teaching artist and yoga teacher.
If you are hosting a luau party and would like entertainment, Former dancers and musicians of Kahana Hula, along with Kahana Hula's sister companies, Aloha Hula NYCand Kaiholunuie are available to provide the most authentic, professional and leading luau shows in New England.
Tiare's long-time friend and booking manager, Mike Morrisette, will provide you with information on show packages and rates, and assist you with planning the most impressive and memorable luau experience for you and your guests.
Contact Mike Morrissette: (860)882-2167 Email: MichelEntertainment@gmail.com