Manea Polynesia Dance Company

Manea Polynesia Dance Company

5.0 (7)
12 years in business

About this pro

Manea Polynesia Means: Beauty of Polynesia. 

    To us this meaning, this passion for all Polynesian Islands, is a mantra for every performance, every practice, and our daily lives. Manea continues to bring the elements of Fire, Earth, Water, and Air into each performance. This season's focus has evolved out of our great respect for this Mother Earth and her Gifts! 

For the past 10 years, Manea has received a 5 star rating from our clients on Yahoo, and as a professional performance and theater group, was proud to receive 2nd place in the 2008 Channel 7's A-List awards for Theater Groups. 

 Simone Steele: Teacher, Manager, Costume Designer.

Philosophy: "Anyone can dance." 

Quick View:Founder of Manea Polynesia Dance Company. Producer of Aloha: A Polynesian Way Of Life.

More than 21 years of Polynesian Dance Experience. 

Certified Hot Hula Fitness Instructor!

5 Star by Yahoo Local Business 

Ranked second placed on Channel 7′s A-List

I have Professionally performed at countless venues throughout Denver and the surrounding areas since 1994 and after starting this halau, I realized that the opportunities brought through teaching Hula and performing are remarkable.With Manea Polynesia, I have been determined to remain true to the Polynesian culture, integrating traditional form and music with contemporary Polynesian dance choreography.

From Hula to other forms of Polynesian dancing, I have fallen in love with this beautiful culture and its unique and remarkable people. From family to food to music, my Polynesian family has become an essential part of this group, inspiring me through each step forward in this passionate art.

From decade long friendships to grateful and passionate clients, I've found more rewards in this community than I ever thought possible. But every day, I'm reminded of why we are here, why we keep dancing, and why we keep bringing new members into this unique Halau: The Aloha spirit. 

Mahalo

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Credentials

Aurora, CO 80015
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7 Reviews

5.0

  • Michelle Lapid

    After several years now, I've been consistently coming to class because of 1 simple reason...I look forward to a fun and great workout! The ever changing variety of drills and dances we do keep class interesting. Simone has a gift for breaking down steps for any level to learn a choreography. The energy she exudes is infectious...you can't help but laugh and dance with the same energy.

  • Daisy Talleur

    I jumped into Simone’s class with no experience and had a blast. She is a fun teacher!

  • Jona Charette

    I took the beginners class with Manea Polynesia and it was amazing! Not only did I learned the basics of dance but I was also able to get in a full workout. Simone has been instructing dance and fitness for 20+ years. Simone is very knowledgeable of Polynesian dance as well as the culture. She is passionate, kind, caring and thoughtful. She takes the time to talk to every student and is thoughtful and positive in her feedback.

  • Jasmine Bernheim

    I started with Simone as a beginner. Her teaching style will develop your skills quickly and you will have fun doing it. The key is to stick with it!


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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Our classes are based on a unique, proprietary program that combines:

Ancient Hula Kahiko Moves, The modern Hula ‘auana' style and various implements including the Ipu (gourd), Puili (Slit bamboo), uliuli (feather rattles).

Tahitian Dance Moves which include both the Tamure and Aparima Dance Moves. Tahitian Dance is the most sensual of the South Pacific, and can be a challenging but fun workout.

GET READY:  Our uniquely designed program combines hula and Tahitian fitness to target your heart rate and speed up your metabolism!

HAVE FUN: Our Instructors are highly skilled at breaking down the dance moves. You will be surprised with your ability to pick up the motions and the steps.

DON'T WORRY: You will not have trouble following & learning our dances!!  


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Aloha

 Experience a culture that is full of beauty and exciting adventure! Our classes include dances in the ancient form of hula (hula kahiko) as well as the more contemporary form of hula (hula ‘auana), Tahitian drums, Maori Dance (Poi Balls) and Samoa (Siva, Sasa).  

Meet the Teacher:

Class thought by Simone Steele

Founder of Manea Polynesia Dance Company.

Producer of Aloha: A Polynesian Way Of Life.

More than 21 years of Polynesian Dance Experience.

Certified Hot Hula Fitness Instructor!

5 Star by Yahoo Local Business

Ranked second placed on Channel 7′s A-List

More info:http://www.maneapolynesia.com/meet-the-teacher


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

How to Register for Classes: Our Dance Sessions will vary from 4 to 6 weeks. Prices will vary depending on session. 

Sessions usually start at the beginning of each month and they are locked after the first week due to choregraphy. It is highly recommended that students start at the beginning of the session! If you are interested in our classes please contact us for space avalability, times, and specifics regarding the upcoming schedule. 


How did you get started teaching?

  I have Professionally performed at countless venues throughout Denver and the surrounding areas since 1994 and after starting this halau, I realized that the opportunities brought through teaching Hula and performing are remarkable.With Manea Polynesia, I have been determined to remain true to the Polynesian culture, integrating traditional form and music with contemporary Polynesian dance choreography. From Hula to other forms of Polynesian dancing, I have fallen in love with this beautiful culture and its unique and remarkable people. From family to food to music, my Polynesian family has become an essential part of this group, inspiring me through each step forward in this passionate art.From decade long friendships to grateful and passionate clients, I've found more rewards in this community than I ever thought possible. But every day, I'm reminded of why we are here, why we keep dancing, and why we keep bringing new members into this unique Halau: The Aloha spirit.  


What types of students have you worked with?

Manea Polynesia Dance Company teaches all aspiring and experienced dancers as old as 5 and as young as 60. Whether a dancer is simply looking for a new hobby and exercise or looking to join the company and strive for advancement, we got it all. Motivation, positive reinforcement, self-esteem and confidence building, teamwork, and respect for one another is what we are all about!


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Search videos,  students reviews, etc... 

Manea Polynesia info:

Student reviews:

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http://www.maneapolynesia.com/student-reviews

https://www.facebook.com/Manea-Polynesia-Dance-Company-167741799993809/

Videos:

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Lessons offered

Dance Classes Hula Dancing Lessons