Dance Shows > Special Pages
Some two thousand years ago, intrepid voyagers from the western fringe of the Pacific sailed out into the unknown. Early adventurers came to the islands of Tahiti and a thousand years later made their way north to the Hawai'ian islands. A couple of hundred years after that discovery, canoes landed on the islands of Aotearoa, today's New Zealand. Along with many other island settlers, these are the people of Polynesia.
Polynesian Luau Party Dancers
ALOHA! Take your summer Luau or themed party up to the next level - the Gypsy Folk Ensemble will bring you the entrancing music and dances of the rich cultures of the Polynesian people.
The hollow call of the pu invites you to a special Polynesian Luau experience. The Hawai'ian hula is here, with its musical implements and its intricate movements telling its story, ancient or modern. Here too, you can find the lure of the exotic isles of Tahiti with their grass skirts, energetic hip-swaying dances, and hypnotic drum rhythms.
The Maori people of New Zealand also beckon with the fierce challenge dance or haka of the men, the graceful lines of the poi ball dance, and the stories of the action dances where each movement has a meaning. And, of course, don't forget the thrilling Fire Dance of Samoa!
Gypsy has been providing Luau and other dance entertainment for more than 25 years in Southern California from Los Angeles to Orange County and San Diego. Contact us to hire Polynesian dancers for your next Luau party and bring the enticing aura of the South Seas to your private or business event.
Gypsy Folk Ensemble Polynesian Dance video on YouTube
Entertainment can enhance any function and Gypsy has exciting Polynesian dancers and entertainers ready to perform in a variety of settings from a small private luau party to a large corporate event:
Colleges - International Days
Business Promotional Events
Suggested Luau Packages
Here's a sample of some of our Polynesian Luau dance shows that have been especially popular with our clients, but we can also create a presentation just for you to fit your particular needs and budget. Gypsy's Polynesian dancers are available for hire for parties and luaus in Los Angeles, Long Beach, Orange County, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego. Contact us now to book Gypsy and to get a special quote to bring exciting dance entertainment to your Polynesian Luau party.
Length: 15-20 minutes
1-2 Hula Dancers
Just right for small parties and gatherings
Length: 30-45 minutes
2 Hula Dancers (with costume changes & audience participation)
Our suggestion for birthdays & graduations or a private Luau party
Length: 30-45 minutes
2 Hula Dancers plus a Ukelele player (with costume changes & audience participation)
Add a bit of variety to a small Luau or Hawai'ian themed party
Length: 30-45 minutes
2 Hula Dancers plus a Fire Dancer (with costume changes & audience participation)
Great for a wedding, convention, business promotion or any other event
More dancers can be added
| ||PROGRAM #5|
Length: 45-60 minutes
6 Hula Dancers plus a Fire Dancer and a drummer (with costume changes & audience participation)
Complete Polynesian Luau entertainment for major corporate events
To add something extra to your Luau, we can bring you a Hawai'ian orchestra to play theme music for your guests before or after the featured dance presentation.
We can also provide costumed lei greeters or an emcee to preside over games and contests for your Hawai'ian Luau. Contact us now to hire dancers or musicians for your Luau party.
Hawai'ian Musical Implements
Historically, most Hawai'ian musical instruments, or implements, used to accompany dance were percussive. Gypsy's Hawai'ian hula dancers employ three of these implements in our Polynesian Luau shows: the ipu, or gourd, hit with the hand, the 'uli 'uli, a rattle type of gourd decorated with feathers, and pu 'ilis, split bamboo sticks which are hit against each other or on the dancer's shoulders.
Ipu 'Uli 'Uli Pu 'Ili
|Add a unique and individual touch to your function with our new Polynesian-Flamenco Fusion program. We combine two stirring dance styles from opposite ends of the globe, the lyrical grace of Hawai'ian hulas and the fiery Gypsy tempos of flamenco dance and music. Contact us to book this exciting new dance concept and bring a special look to your Luau party!|