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 Studio was opened in the Temecula Valley in 2007. We have seen a lot of growth over the years and have focused our attention to learning not just the dance, but the meaning behind the dance and to preserve the essence of the culture. It has been our privilege and honor to be able to represent two beautiful dance cultures of Hawai'i and Tahiti.
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 throughout Southern California in both Group and Solo competitions. More recently, Puahi's has now been able to travel to the islands of Huahine and Raiatea to perform for the people in these islands and to demonstrate not just their Tahitian dance, but to also represent the Hula.
Our 'Ohana (family) has continued to grow and thrive through the years because of the blessings, love, and dedication we attain from our dancers, drummers, parents, and families. Puahi's gives our thanks to God above for the many blessings we have been given over the years. Puahi's desire is to have her dancers know not just the dance, but to truly understand the culture and people from these lands.