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'Ike Roa: Hawaiian Hula & Ori Tahiti of Louisville

Established in 2013.

aloha@ikeroa.com

'Ike Roa Studio
4482 Robards Lane
Louisville, KY 40218

@2013-2019 by 'Ike Roa

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Share the Spirit of Aloha!

'Ike Roa shares aloha year-round and represents the islands of Hawaii and Tahiti with authentic dances, costumes, and mele. The goal of our cultural presentations and performances is to perpetuate the cultures of Hawai'i and Tahiti through dance and education and open our community's minds to the beauty and depth behind the cultures and art forms of the maoli.

We are humbled and honored by the opportunity to share our aloha and 'ike with the community. Each and every presentation includes not only beautiful mele (song) and hula (dance), but also the cultural and historical significance of each story we share through our hands and expressions.

We adhere to the authentic attire and mele and are focused around proper representation to the best of our ability as we've been taught (See our education and background here). If you are interested in upbeat island entertainment as well as the authenticity and significance of the hula, then our services are likely a fit for your event.

We perform at the following:

 

International Events and Shows

Corporate Events

Theme Parties

Senior Assisted Living Homes

Festivals

Charity Events & Fundraisers

Birthday parties

Schools & Universities

Events can be as small as a backyard luau (5-50 guests) and as large as a festival or corporate venue (500+).  Please keep in mind that Saturdays in the spring and summer are requested the most and booked the earliest.  Weekday shows are limited due to our regular full-time work schedules, but please don't hesitate to ask for our availability.

Our most requested services include a 30 minute show, crowd participation, and lei greeting!

Event fees help support the school, lessons, and continuing education of the students.

The following areas may be served: Louisville, Cincinnati, Lexington, Florence, Elizabethtown, Owensboro, Indianapolis, Jeffersonville, Clarksville... Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, and more!  

*Additional fees apply for travel outside of Louisville.

 

For information about pricing, please fill out the request form below.

QUOTE REQUEST FORM

Accepting requests for 2019!

 

"Authentic Polynesian Culture here in Louisville. Such a wonderful place to dance, culture and language. True aloha spirit!"

Lavina via Google

"I wanted to say that we sincerely thank you for working with us at GIE+EXPO!  I know the music was a disaster, but you and Laarni were so professional to work through that issue.  And you were very nice to the Stens customers and employees.  I would highly recommend you to any that needs your services.  You are very accomplished dancers and wonderful to work with."

Mike

"These beautiful dancers performed for our Guam Liberation Celebration 2018 and they absolutely thrilled everyone! Their grace, warmth, professionalism and beauty of the dances was outstanding.

10🌟
HIGHLY recommend!."

Francesca via Facebook

"Thank you so much for a wonderful performance at our family night!  Your group's performance was outstanding and very informative.  I heard several families compliment the staff about the event and the entertainment was the highlight!"

Chet at Morning Pointe of Louisville

"Marie has been teaching my daughter since last October. I am so pleased with the progress that she has made. Leila has really found her passion for Hula. Marie is not only a wonderful instructor, but a role model for young girls to emulate."

Laarni via Facebook

"My daughter has been in the children's class for a few months. She loves the classes, and Marie!"

Emily via Facebook

"Hawaiian Hula and Ori Tahiti of Louisville performed for our library during our Luau to Celebrate Moana. Marie was incredibly communicative and very easy to work with. The dancers were professional and great with the kids that came out to our program. I would highly recommend working with this group!"

Janice at Kenton County Public Library

"​THANK YOU for a wonderful performance. Our residents loved every minute! It was both an entertaining and educational evening. Our residents not only enjoyed the dances but your explanations of them as well. They really appreciated this part of the program.

 We were all amazed with your hands and how they moved so fluidly throughout each dance. Everyone was talking about it the next morning after the performance. It was a beautiful display. Thank you for sharing it all with our residents."

Activity Director

"Marie and her crew were wonderful! Already dreaming of ways to collaborate in the future! Thank you for traveling to the Lexington area!"

Chelsea at Asbury University

"Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for another great visit to our little library. Those kiddos had so much fun, and you were so wonderful with them! You handled their little quirks and silly comments like a pro. I'm grateful!"

Amanda at Trimble County Public Library

"Marie was PERFECT! What a gorgeous, warm and talented person she is!  I'm so glad we were able to hire her for our event and she was punctual, polite, and personable!"

Reliable Plant Convention Coordinator

"Thank you so much for the bachlorette hula lesson! You were a very friendly and encouraging teacher! You did a wonderful job, and most importantly, it was a hit with the bride!! Thank you for going above and beyond!"

Lauren

"My son hired Marie to entertain at a family luau that he hosted for us.  She is a beautiful, charming, talented, young lady!  We had a wonderful time with Marie and she even taught us some dance steps.  She is just mesmerizing!  Such a delightful, young lady!  Not only is she an amazing dancer, but her personality and beautiful smile are just enchanting!  Thanks, Marie!  We had a blast at the luau!"

Ronda

"Our club had a luau fund raiser and Maria danced for our party, she was fabulous!  
She is a wonderful Hawaiian and Tahitian dancer!  She made our party!"

Yvette

"I hired Marie to perform for our residents at Ponder Creek Estates and everyone had a great time. She brought two students with her and residents enjoyed all three performers. They were all friendly, kept smiles on their faces and provided smooth, professional performances for about an hour time span. Their outfits were appropriate for the crowd, being conservative AND festive, because not going to lie, we were a little concerned about hula dancers and seniors. So thank you for your great show and for clicking so well with our residents! I would definitely consider hiring Marie again!"

Emily Newirk

"I saw Marie perform at an event at Fort Knox September 25, 2014. Her dancing was the highlight of the evening. She is a delightful young woman that has a tremendous amount of passion for her craft. I was able to spend some time talking to her prior to her performance. She is one of the friendliest people you will ever meet. She was a hit with the group. One of the woman at the event was from Hawaii and gave Marie high praise for her dancing."

PWO via Yelp

"Marie did a wonderful job performing at our 16th annual Multicultural Festival. We were so glad to have her unique talent as part of our event."

Diane Bowers

"So much fun to dance here! And every one is so friendly!"

Megan

"Marie was a pleasure to work with! She made our product launch a complete hit!! Very professional!! She arrived promptly, set up in no time and was wowing the crowd to kick our meeting off. Marie also stay after to answer questions and explain a bit of the history of her craft. I would highly recommend her!!

Patrick O'Reilly, Imperial Brands VP

"We had the ABSOLUTE PLEASURE of having Marie dance for National Nursing Home Week which was themed "Living the Aloha Spirit". Her performance was BREATHTAKING and the residents loved compassionate approach and easy to understand explanations of the dances performed! SHE IS AN ABSOLUTE MUST FOR YOUR LUAU PARTY! We are looking forward to our next performance....."

Shaun, Recreation Program Director

"Marie's passion and love of Hula is expressed within her dances. She honors the traditions and movements of Hula with grace and dignity. I am very proud to have had Marie learn from our Halau and to have performed with Ka Pa Hula Napuakamahinaamekala ~ The Spirit Of The Pacific Islands."

Francesca Anching Trego, Ke Po'o ~ Spirit Of The Pacific Islands