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Updated 11Aug08




NAPUA O POLYNESIA
Dance Company & Classes

19 Duncan Avenue
Providence, RI 02906
Phone 401-273-8928
Email:
Contact: Carolyn Castro
Office hours: M-F, 5pm-7pm
Website: http://www.tropicalisland-dancers.com
Napua O Polynesia has been a Providence institution for over fifteen years. Founded by Carolyn Castro after extensive training in Polynesian dance, Napua O Polynesia (Flowers of Polynesia) has toured extensively throughout New England at festivals, schools, and traditional performance venues. Napua O Polynesia has represented the state of Rhode Island at The World Invitational Hula Festival, both 1996 and 1999 in Honnolulu, Hawaii. In addition, they dance for Hawaiian luaus, fund-raisers, school functions, cultural events and graduations. Their performances will take you on an unforgettable experience to the Polynesian Islands of Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, Samoa, and the Phillipine Islands in various songs and dance. This dance form, which uses the drum extensively, is steeped in custom and folklore.

Director Carolyn Castro has taught dance for over 20 years, and founded an active community dance program that offers classes in Polynesian dance and arts and crafts, as well as Tahitian and Hawaiian languages. Workshops and performances are held at elementary, middle and high schools, and at local colleges.

POLYYNESIAN DANCE CLASSES
The Carriage House Theatre
7 Duncan Avenue
Providence, RI 02906
Saturdays
Classes September to June
3pm-4pm...Beginning Instructor Cherie Castro
4pm-5pm...Level II Instructor Carolyn Castro

Posted 08Sep04.updated 11Aug08

HULA WORKSHOP OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND
Classes & Workshops

Contact: Carol Anne Buckley
Phone: 401-467-1993
Email: hulaworkshop@mac.com
A Rhode Island based school which holds hula workshops all over southern New England.

Instructor Carol Anne Buckley studied hula in Hawaii under the late hula master Rose Kapulani Joshua and is available for private and group instruction (one-time or series) for
- adults
- kids
- seniors
- professional dancers
- actors, artists, filmmakers/videographers, writers
She may be reached at hulaworkshop@mac.com or 401-467-1993.
Posted 06May05/updated 10Sep06

JUDI T DANCE STUDIO
Classes, Dance Company and traditional dancewear

1211 Main St
West Warwick RI 02893
Phone 401-823-8630
Email: alohajt7@aol.com
Website: http://www.juditdance.com
Child and adult classes. Hawaiian Shows and Hulagrams
Home of Kukiki and the Coconuts
Traditional and cultural dancewear & shoes available for purchase
Posted 09Sep04



POLYNESIAN DANCE LINKS
BOSTON HAWAIIAN CLUB http://www.bostonhawaiianclub.org
Always check www.bostonhawaiianclub.org for information. Club president Al Kuahi Wong is a true Force of Nature, he makes things happen! So check with him to learn almost anything related to Hawaii. (thanks to Carol Buckley for this link)




PERFORMANCE & JOB OPPORTUNITIES
HULA WORKSHOP OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND
Classes & Workshops

Contact: Carol Anne Buckley
Phone: 401-467-1993
Email: hulaworkshop@mac.com
I have specific and ongoing opportunities for experienced hula dancers (and also, just because of the nature of the beast, Tahitian dancers.
A. Cultural - I have legitimate-stage, dance-concert and arts-festival opportunities for *serious* *authentic* *trained* *accomplished* hula dancers. These gigs don't pay much (or at all) but they are an opportunity for mea hula and ka po`e Hawaii maoli to perform cultural outreach in beautiful settings, and work with the RI arts community.

B. Entertainment - People keep calling me for luau, birthdays, etc. These gigs tend to require at least some tourist hula, and Tahitian never hurts. They generally pay a *minimum* of $100 per dancer for a gig of an hour or less - good for indigent artists and college students. If I know what you can do, I simply refer these gigs to you and you get to plan your own show, negotiate $$, and I don't take a cut. If you qualify and are interested, please contact me at 401-467-1993 or hulaworkshop@mac.com.
GUEST INSTRUCTOR AT HULA WORKSHOP
I would like to offer a venue for *serious* *authentic* *trained* *accomplished* hula dancers to teach workshops and get paid. We can co-publicize. If you qualify and are interested, please contact me at 401-467-1993 or hulaworkshop@mac.com.


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