We strive to keep the Hawaiian and Tahitian culture alive.
Ola i ka Makana ma ke Akua
"Life is a gift from God"
Aloha Nui, Kanani
Puahi's Polynesian Dance Company has been teaching both Hula and Tahitian dance and culture in the Temecula Valley since 1995. It has been our privilege and honor to be able to represent two beautiful dance cultures of Hawai'i and Tahiti.
Puahi has been dancing since she was ten years old and continues to educate herself in dance and culture in the Tahitian and Hawaiian customs. Puahi has established a relationship with her Kumu (Teacher), Kumu Hula Rich Pedrina of Hālau Hula ‘O Nāpunaheleonāpua (www.richpedrina.com), to understand and initiate the style and traditions of traditional Hula; Kahiko. Puahi has also established a relationship with the islands of Huahine, Bora Bora, Tahiti, Raiatea, and Taha'a to learn about their customs and dance style. These relationships have been instituted as a way for the dancers of Puahi's to experience the traditions and customs of the people from these islands.
Over the last several years, Puahi's continues to enter her dancers in both Hula and Tahitian Dance Competitions. Puahi’s students have been blessed to be a part of the King Kamehameha Hula Competition under the direction of Kumu Rich Pedrina of Halau Hula ‘O Nāpunaheleonāpua. We have also been blessed to compete in several Tahitian Dance competitions through Southern California in both Group and Solo competitions.