About Me

We are a family of six. Mika (the dad) is originally from the islands of Western Samoa. Tiffany (the mom) is originally from Pennsylvania, but loves the Polynesian culture. Tavita is 10 years old, Sinalei is 8, Sosefina is 5,and Viliamu is 2 and his days of dancing have just started :) Our family loves to dance and perform. We enjoy being able to share our culture with others.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Sorry I have not posted in a year, but one will be coming with pictures!  Until then, please enjoy our NEW website! www.prluau.com  It is a work in progress and please feel free to like our facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/ourpacificrhythm

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Pictures from Summer of 2012

Summer has been good to us . . . although it flew by way to quickly! Here are some pictures of a couple of our performances this summer. Most of the pictures are of the kids (the only one I get of me is taken by myself :) As you can see the kids are getting bigger and fun to watch perform. The baby of the family, Vili (2 1/2) danced with us 3 times this summer and will be ready to do them all next. He loves it and is hilarious to watch, but he tries his hardest! Some of my kids are so shy, but you get them up on stage and it is like night and day. One of my children's teachers commented on their poise and self confidence when doing a presentation in front of his class, and I told her that "I owe it all to dancing" I have realized that we started this to help them learn and keep some of their culture here on the East Coast of the US. But I soon realized that it does so much more for them than that . . . also for us as a family as well. It has brought us closer, and to that I will say again that "I owe a lot of it to dancing" Have a fabulous fall!!

Getting ready backstage . . .






 
Hawaii
 
 
Tavita got a solo number this year, which he was really exited about, because then Vili couldn't steal his spotlight.  :)

 
Introducing my auana (modern) hula number using puili (split bamboo sticks) implements


 
 
 
Tavita blowing the conch shell to start the show . . .


 
 
 
 Fiji
 
 
video
 
 
 
 
 Samoa
 
 
 

 
Husking the Coconut
 
 
Finding the eyes, nose and mouth of coconut
 
video
 
 Tahiti


 
 

 
 
 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A New Year

I am horrible at keeping up with this, but wanted to post some new pictures from last summers performances. The summer was good to us with lots of library summer reading programs. I think they were enjoyed by all. I am grateful for the opportunity our family has had to do this. I don't know how it can get better than being with your family and doing what you love to do :) So . . here is a glimpse into our summer last year and hoping for another good one this year. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

Hawaii


Pacfic Rhythm: from L to R Mika, Tavita, Sosefina, Sinalei, and Tiffany

New Zealand (He really wasn't supposed to be funny, but the kids sure thought so:)
Tahiti
Fiji
Audience Participation
Sinalei has become quite the performer!

Hula Kahiko (ancient number)

Vili danced through most of the dances in his stroller. lol Hopefully he will be up for the challenge next year!

video

Thursday, July 29, 2010

More Dancing = FUN, FUN, FUN

Tavita and Mika doing the Slap Dance
I just love watching these kids dance!




Hot! Hot! Hot!


Sinlei, Tiffany, and Sosefina . . . Hawaii



Audience Participation


Tavita and Mika . . . Fiji


Audience Participation

Tiffany and Sinalei . . . . Tahitian

No nap for Sosefina = falls asleep during performance :) She tried until she dropped!




Tavita and Mika . . . . New Zealand


A Perfect Ending to Any Day . . . . SHAVE ICE


























Here are just a couple of pictures from recent performances . . .