Dance Studio Info

  • Canada’s largest and most active Polynesian Dance School (since 1971)
  • Canada’s only certified triple Master’s Degree of Polynesian Dance Specialist (1983)
  • Canada’s only Polynesian Dance Instructor who was originally raised and educated in the dance and culture of Polynesia and has performed and competed throughout Tahiti, Fiji, Rarotonga, New Zealand, and Hawaii
  • Record annual performances of 150-300 performances a year locally and worldwide! Incl. Airlines & Cruise ships
  • National and International Workshops in Hawaii, Rarotonga, New Zealand, Japan, Mexico, Las Vegas, Europe, and throughout Canada
  • 24 100% perfect scores in National & International Competitions and over 1000 trophies, scholarships, and national titles with distinction!

Employers include: Disney, Nickelodeon Pictures, Air Canada, West Jet Airlines, Harmony Airlines, Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB), Outrigger/Ohana Hotels & Resorts – Hawaii, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Kerrisdale Community Centre – Vancouver

Want to learn more about Polynesian dance and culture, or just want to have fun and fitness? Come join us for the 2020/2021 season! We are celebrating our 50th year at the Paul Latta Dance Studios, an international dance instruction organization (est. 1971) and home of the Hula Halau Ma’e Ma’e Kapua o Kahala Polynesian and Hula School. As the undefeated BEST POLYNESIAN/PACIFIC RIM DANCE STUDIO OF THE YEAR and National Polynesian Dance Champions since 1971, it is home to Tavai’s Polynesian Revues!

Specializing in authentic, all-Polynesian dance and culture, and LIVE national and international performances (along with Tap & Middle Eastern Dance).

Develop your professional and personal self with coordination, posture, grace, responsibility, organization, diligence, self-esteem, and motivation while participating in performances, festivals, competitions, movies, cruise ships, international tours, employment, careers, or just fun and fitness!

All classes are taught under the direction of Canada’s only Certified, International Masters Degree Polynesian Dance, Music, Drum, Culture expert, Kumu Hula/Ra’atira Instructor & Choreographer: PAUL TAVAI-LATTA

Although our in-person classes are on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we do offer online classes on multiple days. Ages 3+ and all genders! Please visit our Classes & Workshops page for more information and locations!

Master of Masters, Uncle George Naope with Hula graduate Kumu Hula Paul Tavai-Latta
Co-director, Denise