Tuesday, April 21, 2009 0 comments

In a previous posting, I recently received a comment inquiring about "registering for our dance competition and/or other competitions".

I responded with the following and wanted to post that anew for all:

Certain organizations (like us) and or dance group(s) will host a dance competition/festival; some annually, otherwise every two or three years.

Another organization that hosts an annual dance competition is the Polynesian Cultural Center, a major sponsor of Tahiti Nui International's annual "Heiva I Honolulu". Te Mahana Hiro'a O Tahiti, is held every July near Tiurai season, normally in July. For more information visit their website:


An updated comprehensive list of groups and dance festivals is listed at the website of another of our sponsors and webmaster, Scott Nagata and Black Pearl Designs:


Locally on the island, Manutahi just completed their event on the 19th of April. Te Vai Ura Nui and Maohi Nui host solo dance events occasionally. Also, it is rumored that Mehetia Productions may be holding an event this year.

Otherwise, if traveling is an option, on Maui and Kauai, there are dance festivals scheduled for August of this year. Although the annual Hilo Fete was canceled this year, look forward to future events by the Hilo organization. California groups, Nonosina, Nemenzo, and Hitia O Te Ra (as well as others) hold dance competitions annually, too.

In Las Vegas, one of our sponsors, Ravahere Allred, is hosting a Miss Pearls of Polynesia Pageant and a dance competition in Las Vegas.

They all have websites and are easily googleable.

Lastly, we look forward to your participation in our event for 2010! So I have you on our mailing list and will be contacting you once our forms are online and our online payment schedule is in order for Heiva I Honolulu 2010.

So for all who read this posting, TNI is trageting a website update with "Heiva I Honolulu" 2010 information and registration forms by June 2009. Watch for it!


It is official! Mehetia Productions has announced their First Annual Mehetia Fete, October 17, 2009 at King Intermediate Gym in Kaneohe from 9:30am -9:00pm.

For information regarding Mehetia Fete 2009 contact Charelle at 808.723.4998 or email info@mehetiafete.com.

Mehetia Productions participated in Tahiti Nui International's "Heiva I Honolulu" 2009 participating in solo and group categories. We are excited for Charelle, their instructors, their dancers and their new beginnings. Let's all come out to support Mehetia Productions! I will be there!

Monday, April 20, 2009 0 comments

April 19, 2009 at Waimea Valley, Pikake Lounge on the Northshore of Oahu, Manutahi hosted their 3rd Annual Tahitian Solo Dance Competition.

Check out their website for updates to their gallery:


Also check out HA's article: 


The article notes the contributions of the Tahitian Community to UH Manoa Library's exhibits, Tau Rima Tahiti" and 'Ite 'Upa'upa located in the Hamilton Library Bridge and Phase II Galleries.  Local artists and groups contributed to the exhibits.  

Also, check out the exhibit online website: