Testimonials

Can’t begin to tell you how much we enjoyed your performances & behavior of your students.

 

We look forward to having your group again soon. Mucho mahalo from all of us @ Immanual Campus.Jodie Sprague ,council president.

 

Jodie Sprague

Sanoe,What a awesome job!! Everyone enjoyed themselves and was truly blessed with the talent of your group. Please let everyone know how Daysha was so pleased with their performance and how they made her party such a wonderful memorable event!!!! Thank you Sanoe for putting this together at the last minute. You did an awesome job!!!!!.

Halemia

After more than 30 years, I decided to get back into dancing hula and was excited to find Akala Dance Studio in 2012. There are not many studios that offer beginning hula for adults. The instructors are all wonderful and the camaraderie among my hula sisters is awesome. If you’re a beginner new to hula or someone who wants to come back to hula, Akala is the place to go!

Gwen B.

Honolulu, HI

Hi Sanoe,
Mahalo for an AMAZING show! I was so surprised to see the number of dancers and the variety of dances and dress changes. The guests absolutely loved it and Brian and I loved to see so many smiles as the girls picked participants from the audience.
What fun! I was only expecting 4 girls, so I didn?t put enough tip in for 6. Please send my apologies. If I owe you additional money, please let me know. I would be happy to send you some of the professional photographs once I get them back for you all to use in your portfolio/website.
Thanks again, Sanoe. You all were a big part of the magical night! It was unforgettable.
Love,

Penny & Brian

I just want to say THANK YOU!. After the whole wedding and guest staying in Los Angeles I have not get a chance to send a proper Thank You card but I just wanted to share this quick e-mail to you and your team.
Everyone keeps talking about them and I am so happy to find you online.The show was amazing and we couldnt ask for more.
The firedancer boy where super cute and we ended up bumping into them at Turtle Bay the following day so we were able to thank them for making our wedding the most fun of all wedding to us and our guest!
Thanks again and let me know when you are heading to Los Angeles so we can help you tour the city and connect with Local vendors for any future weddings

Fernanda Calvo

Ferchy Smart Catering, West Los Angeles

Akala Dance Studio will provide you with a professional and entertaining show for any of your special events! Their show is full of energy and professional dancers with beautiful costumes. Also, if you’re looking to learn how to dance hula and Tahitian you can sign up for lessons and be a part of the Akala Dance Studio ohana!

Owner and director Sanoe and being a part of the Akala ohana has changed my life immensely! I have had opportunities to travel to Japan and Arizona for workshops and performances, compete in competitions, and perform in numerous community and production shows.

Sanoe is welcoming of all dancers with or without experience and treats everyone like family. She teaches her dancers grace and professionalism and also makes sure they have fun, which is one of the most important things! Her assistant instructors are also loving ladies that are fun to learn from and represent Sanoe proudly!

Sign up to be a part of the ohana or book them for your special event today! Akala Dance Studio will not disappoint! 🙂

L B.

Honolulu, HI

My 13 year old daughter and I have been dancing with Sanoe and Akala Hula Studio for over a year now. We had been looking for a hula studio for years, and we were very lucky to have found Akala on the Westside AZ. Sanoe is an awesome teacher, very patient and creates a positive, fun atmosphere. Everyone is very welcoming and encouraging. We learn so much, and it’s a great workout too. For those that are interested, we also perform in shows- festivals, parties, etc. It’s a wonderful experience and I highly recommend Akala Hula Studio.

Belle H.

Surprise, AZ

After more than 30 years, I decided to get back into dancing hula and was excited to find Akala Dance Studio in 2012. There are not many studios that offer beginning hula for adults.

 

The instructors are all wonderful and the camaraderie among my hula sisters is awesome. If you’re a beginner new to hula or someone who wants to come back to hula, Akala is the place to go!

Gwen B.

Honolulu, HI

My Uncle chose this studio to provide entertainment for our guests during our wedding reception, and I’m so glad he did. Being a destination wedding, lots of our guests weren’t able to find the time to make it out to a luau. These girls came in and were very nice, friendly, great smiles, and wonderful attitudes. They did several dances that represented the different Polynesian cultures and all of them did a great job. My guests loved them! They even picked guests from the audience (and included me and my new hubby) to get up and dance with them and that small token of audience participation was highly appreciated and well received (ok, ok.. it was HILLLLLAAAARRRIOUUUUUSSSSSSS!!!) by everyone.

The girls did a wonderful, wonderful job at providing local entertainment for all our wedding guests and we’re so glad we had them at our wedding reception!

Vivian A.

Arvada, CO

I recently took a long break from dancing and decided to dance again after learning there was a new location opened near phoenix, AZ. I have danced with different halaus in and out of AZ. Sanoe is a very patient instructor and I love how she makes you feel welcomed in her dance studio. I would highly recommend Akala Dance Studio to anyone looking for dance lessons or entertainment.

Anya H.

Phoenix, AZ

Can’t begin to tell you how much we enjoyed your performances & behavior of your students. We look forward to having your group again soon. Mucho mahalo from all of us @ Immanual Campus.

Jodie Sprague

Council President