GENERAL CLASS INFORMATION
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Costs and Fees
Send an email request for tuition information to email@example.com
There is a Membership fee of $30 per person upon enrollment and then a $30 fee each year per family.
All Tuition is due the 1st of each month paid in advance with no refunds. Once you have paid your Tuition for the month, we can not refund it for any reason.
Tuition is past due after the 3rd of each month and a late fee of $10 will need to be added the first week. An additional $5 will be added after 14 days if the tuition is not paid in full
PAYMENTS ARE MADE ONLINE*
We use a Members Portal system called Dance Studio Pro. Payments can be made by ACH (Automatic Check Handling) with no fee OR by Credit Card with an extra fee of 3.5% paid ONLINE through Autopay or the Online Portal.
* We will accept Cash ONLY (Exact Change Only) if there are special needs
Class Try Outs
CURRENT ENROLLMENT STATUS
Tahitian Basics: OPEN
All other Entry Level Classes:
Open Enrollment currently OPEN
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for info or
Use the Contact Us page and select classinfo
CLASSES THAT ARE OPEN
Just come in before the start of the class and tell a staff member you wish to try out a class*
*It would be helpful if you sent us an email first but it is not mandatory
Bring a Pareo/Sarong if you have one, or we can provide one. Bring Water & possibly a towel
If you try out the class and decide it’s just not for you, then the class is free
If you wish to join our membership after taking the class, please get an INFO SHEET with information on how to create an ONLINE ACCOUNT, fill out the top half and leave it with a staff member. Keep the bottom half with the enrollment instructions.
Then just go online and create an account and enroll in Autopay.
Black t-shirt prefered, Pa’u Skirt which is provided or bring your own
Black t-shirt, tank top, or tube top & Black Pareo*
Mini Keiki, Keiki, Tamahine, Vahine, Competition, and Basics
Black Sports Bra & Black Pareo
Boys and Tane
Black T-Shirt and loose (Box) Shorts
(In winter you will be allowed to warm-up with a jacket or Tevakanui Shirt on until you are warmed up)
No socks (except during warm-up in Winter)
Logo wear is sold by our Spokesparent Organization. See the Bulletin Board in the lobby for info and prices.
OUR TALENTED INSTRUCTORS
Yvette Hualani George started Tevakanui with her husband, Henry, in her hometown of Kailua-Kona, HI. There she leads with love and an even greater heart for people. Her dance resume expands to different profiles that have allowed her to share her gifts in places like India, Mexico, Europe, Brazil.
She has won countless awards over the years including 1st place and Overall in various competitions. She currently teaches our Vahine Toa and Basics classses, so if you’re trying out dance for the first time… you are sure to be in good hands.
Born in the Cook Islands and raised in New Zealand, Henry always had dreams to build, run and lead a Polynesian dance school. He desired to create an environment where culture & faith meet performing arts.
With responsibility to an emerging generation, his Father had the honor of naming our dance family – Te Vaka Nui – “The Journey”. To which then Henry combined all 3 words to symbolize unity on a voyage. Thus, Tevakanui was born.
When you see Tevakanui, you see Heu. She is a Professional Dancer known for her solo Tahitian dance performances at competitions – and in recent years, she has been recognized for her Choreography skills. After all, she comes from a long line of cultural storytellers – as her great-grandfather Peni Tutu’ila Malupo was a Great Punake (Poet) from the Kingdom Island of Tonga.
Heu’s love for Polynesian dance, especially ‘ori Tahiti (Tahitian dance) originated in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii – first inspired by her mother, and then extended under the instruction of Henry & Yvette George when Tevakanui was established in 2002.
With over 13 Overall Tahitian Dance titles under her belt and having created 9 Productions/Shows, we are grateful that she continues to serve in the same studio she was student in.
Hokulani started her Journey with Tevakanui in 2008 and went on to teach our Mini-Keiki class (ages 3-5) in 2015. Quickly becoming one of our top dancers, she has earned 5 Overall Tahitian dance titles representing Tevakanui. Now, her role in the studio has expanded to being our Production Team Coordinator.
From being a dancer herself, to being a dance mom, and now teaching hula, it has been an incredible journey to watch the growth in Steffanee. She initially came to Tevakanui for her daughter to get to know her culture, but she returned to the stage herself. She teaches remotely from ‘Oahu and have Kana & Jovina to lead on the ground.
2nd place – Te Fa’a No Te Ori 2021
3rd place – Te Fa’a No Te Ori 2020