United Palace Spirit of Polynesia Show: Hula Lesson, Arts & Crafts & more

Experience the spirit of Polynesia as you take on a journey through Hawaii, Tahiti and Aotearoa (New Zealand) as part of United Palace Earth Day festivities, which will focus on connecting with indigenous ancestry.

United Palace Spirit of Polynesia Show Hula Lesson, Arts and Crafts and more

Enjoy a show filled with fire and traditional dancing and music from Ori Manea and Polynesian Dance Productions, along with audience participation activities from each island.

Earth Day: Spirit of Polynesia Show
Friday, April 22
6pm doors, 6:30-7:30pm show
Performance takes place in the Palace Foyer
FREE with RSVP, seating limited to 100.

Preshow: Learn the hula

Before the show, at 4:30pm under the marquee (at the entrance on 175th Street), kids from the performing arts academy will perform followed by arts and crafts.

United Palace Spirit of Polynesia Show Hula Lesson, Arts and Crafts and more

Spirit of Polynesia Show

  • Ori Manea Tahitian Dance School offers NYC's most authentic Tahitian dance classes and workshops. All classes and workshops are led by Tehani Benjamin of Tahiti Ora, one of Tahiti's most renowned dance companies.
  • Polynesian Dance Productions brings you the most elite Polynesian dance revue in the tri-state area. All featured dancers were born and raised in the islands of Hawai'i, Tahiti, or New Zeland, and we boast a combined 80+ years of experience studying, performing, and teaching the traditional dances of Polynesia throughout the islands and beyond.

FREE and open to the public and all ages. You are encouraged to dress in your latest Polynesian fashion!

Learn more about United Palace entire "Origin Stories" series and plan a visit with your whole family. Children are allowed to attend all the "Origin Stories" events.

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  1. How fun!! We have a friend who gives hula lessons up where I live, and I know that they have a lot of fun!!

  2. Oh fun! Hula is such a fun dance.

  3. I saw a luau years ago when I was younger. I doubt I'd be able to do it well but the idea of a lesson seems fun.

  4. I just left New York City. I would have loved to see a show like this on Broadway. My daughter and son really would have loved this one!