Saturday, September 11, 2010

Fall Workshop series by Les Grands Ballets de Tahiti

A new series of workshops with Les Grands Ballets de Tahiti is going to be hosted by Hui Tama Nui held in San Francisco (it is their first time having a workshop in San Francisco).  The workshops will be held on Friday and Saturday, October 29-30, 2010 for Basic Ori, Tamari'i, Ahuroa and Aparima, The History of Ori, Tahito to Ori Rau, Advanced Ori, and Ori Tane.

Some interesting things about the workshops is that they are offering for the first time a Tahito to Ori Rau (ancient to contemporary style of Tahitian dance class), and a lecture on the history of Ori and Tahiti. It will also be one of the first times Grands Ballets will be offering children's classes.

The series are to be held in the Presidio in San Francisco, with a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge, and not too far from Pier 39 and Fishermen's Wharf.

General Information:
$90 for each class if purchased by 10pm 10/21/10. Pre-Registration includes: reserved spot, lyrics, music, autographed certificate, complimentary photo, and a special gift from Boutiki. $10 discount for each additional class. $100 each class at the door.

As always, space will be limited. Interested participants should email: , or call (707) 552-7829 to register or have questions.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Fundraising Ideas for your Tahitian Dance group

With so many Heiva happening throughout the year, it can be a challenge funding trips, costumes and entry fees. So many times it comes out of the parents pocketbooks. Not to complain, but we think parents feel it would be nice to get some help.

So with that in mind, we thought it might be nice to make a list of some fundraising ideas that might have been overlooked.

Luau's are an excellent way of promoting your group and recruiting as well. But you can also use them in added future sales as well. Like the food that is being served? Well, have an area set up for purchasing the food to take home or be shipped.

Think about what your audience likes to do, eat or is involved with other than Tahitian dance. Are they religiously visiting Jamba Juice every day? Addicted to pizza, chicken or snacks? You've probably thought about these things, but it's always nice to refresh some ideas or add in. It never hurts to ask.

There are so many ways to add to your group function fundraisers. Maybe it's time to step back and try a few new things.

Of course, as we cannot do fundraising ourselves, we don't have the first hand experience. We encourage you to research for yourself what best fits your organization. This is a great time to look at your needs for next year. Contacting the event you wish to attend in advance may assist in travel plans including reduced airfare, hotel/living accommodations, food and activities.

With that in mind, here are a few organizations that offer fundraising opportunities that have ties to Hawaii. We do not endorse nor do we have any association nor vested interest in any of these entities. We provide this as information only.

KFC Hawaii
Hawaii Food Products
Chip and Cookie
Jamba Juice Hawaii
Papa Johns Hawaii
Hungry Hawaiian
May's Hawaii
Beard Papa's