2016 Halau Hula a Kawika Laua 'o Leinani Hoike
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Pacific Arts Academy

We are a professional, authentic Polynesian dance troupe that performs songs and dances from Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, New Zealand, Tonga. Our troupe has dazzled audiences for more than 15 yrs. The live music of "Kalika" and the dances of Halau Hula a Kawika laua 'O Leinani have captivated such audiences as the Hawaiian Hilton Village in Oahu, the Donny and Marie Show, the Disney Company, Jet Propulsion Labs, Hughes Aircraft, the House of Blues, Keali'I Reichel at the Hollywood Bowl, the Las Vegas Fremont Experience, and the Aloha Concert Jam to name a few. Recently the troupe completed a marketing tour with the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau throughout Southern California and Europe.

Halau Hula a Kawika laua 'o Leinani are well respected and highly involved in the Hawaiian community. Our dancers are also involved in E Hula Mau. They compete and are recipients of several awards for their outstanding display of hula. We received high awards at the ia 'oe e Ka La Pleasanton Competition. Our latest performance, He inoa no Kalakaua, was a first ever collaboration of the Kumu Hula Association of Southern California featuring over 200 dancers from over a dozen hula studios. We also perform annually at our very own Hoike concert to showcase our passion for hula.

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HALAU AWARDS

E HULA MAU COMPETITION

2011 Kane Group, Kahiko, 1st Place
  Oli - Kalani Kohala Bernal, 1st Place
  Kane Group, Auana, 1st Place
2010 Kaikamahine Group, Kahiko 3rd Place
  Wahine Group, Kahiko 3rd Place
  Wahine Group  'Auana  3rd Place
2009 Nà Mamo® Spirit of 'Ohana Award
  Wahine Group, `Auana 2nd Place
  Kane Group, Kahiko 2nd Place
  Kane Group, `Auana 2nd Place
2008 Oli - Kealoha Viloria 2nd Place
  Kane Group, Kahiko 3rd Place
2007 Kane Group `Auana 3rd Place
  Oli - Kealoha Viloria 3rd Place
2006 Kane Group Kahiko 1st Place
  Kane Group `Auana 1st Place
  Oli 1st Place
  Hula Pakahi Kaikamahine - 2nd Place
  Wahine Group, Kahiko 2nd Place
2005 Hula Pakahi Kaikamahine - 2nd Place
  Oli 1st Place
  Kane Group `Auana 1st Place
  Kane Group Kahiko 1st Place
2004 Kaikamahine Group Auana 2nd Place
  Spirit Of Ohana Award
2002 Kaikamahine Soloist 2nd Place
  Wahine Hula Palua 2nd Place
2001 Kaikamahine Hula Pakahi 3rd Place
2000 Lei Award
  Wahine Group Auana 3rd Place
1999 Keikikane Solist 2nd Place
  Keikikane Group Kahiko 3rd Place
  Keikikane Group Auana 3rd Place

IA OE E KALA COMPETITION

2008 1st Place Kane Auana
  1st Place Kane Kahiko
  3rd Place Wahine Auana
  2nd Place Kaikamahine Soloist  - Yvonne Vasquez
  2nd Place Makua Soloist - Abella Leialoha Caroll 
  Perpetual Pahu - Highest Point Average Kane/Wahine
2007 Mr. Ia 'Oe E Kala 1st Place Kahiko/Auana
  2nd Place Musician - Kalani Viloria
  2nd Place Auana Kane /Wahine Combined
  2nd Place Kahiko Kane /Wahine Combined
  3rd Place Kane Auana
  3rd Place Kane Kahiko
2005 1st Place Kane Group Kahiko
  1st Place- Combined Group Auana
  2nd Place Kane Group Auana
  2nd Place Group Kahiko
  2nd Place Soloist Kane- Ikaika Viloria
  2nd Place Kaikamahine Group Auana
  3rd Place Band
2004 3rd Place Soloist, Wendy Kaiulani Ogata
  1st Place Kahiko, Keiki Kane
  1st Place Auana, Keiki Kane
  3rd Place Kahiko, Keikamahine
  1st Place Kahiko, Group
  2nd Place Auana (Tie), Group
  2nd Place Kahiko, Kane
2003 Keikikane Soloist Auana/Kahiko 1st Place
  Perpetual Trophy Keikikane/Kaikamahine Group
  Wahine/Kane Combined Auana 1st Place
  Keikikane- Group Auana 1st Place
  Keikikane Group Kahiko 1st Place
  Kaikamahine Group Auana 3rd Place
  Kaikamahine Soloist Auana 3rd Place

George Naope Kane Competition

2006 1st Place Kane Group Kahiko
  1st Place Kane Group Auana
  2nd Place Kane Soloist- Joshua Kealoha Viloria
  1st Place Keikikane Group Kahiko
  1st Place Keikikane Group Auana
  1st Place Keikikane Soloist- Onipa'a Quartero
  Overall Perpetual Pahu Highest Point Average
2005 1st Place Kahiko Group
  1st Place Auana Group
  1st Place Kane Soloist Auana & Kahiko - Ikaika Viloria

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