To share the “Aloha Spirit” through our students with our audience and community. Our desire to is create a tangible, personal connection of the aloha spirit, one of love, peace and unity, between the dancer, the stories being told through movement and the audience.
Founded in 1982 by Kumu Hula Mela-Lilia Uriarte, The Hawaiian Pacific Magic, currently has over 200 dancers. The group has been fortunate to share the aloha spirit with international audiences all around the world, and their base city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Students of various ages and dance levels are provided with step-by-step instruction by one our dedicated teachers, also known as a "kumu". The word “kumu” has many meanings. It can mean the base of something such as a the trunk of a tree a source, and a reason. In this sense, a kumu is the source or foundation. In the Hawaiian worldview, teachers are the source of knowledge.
Our select group of professional dancers train for years with the physical intensity of professional athletes.
Classes are available in the east, in Markham, and in the west, Mississauga, for ages 3+. All levels are welcome. Interested in learning more?
International Children's Day is organized by The Turkish Society of Canada. Many children from different cultural backgrounds come together to celebrate this day with stage performances, folk dances, music, fun-fair activities such as face painting, balloon sculpting and multicultural art shows by the communities. The intention is to create an environment of cultural diversity where children have the opportunity to interact with each other, enjoy the day and make friends.
Recognized as Canada’s largest multicultural Festival, Carassauga has celebrated multiculturalism since 1986. Based out of Mississauga, Ontario it is a city-wide family friendly multicultural festival suitable for all ages to promote understanding, respect and co-operation among all Canadians of different heritage.
Carabram is an annual multicultural festival that brings together cultures across Brampton through food, entertainment and education. The festival takes place annually and welcomes visitors from across the Greater Toronto Area to have the opportunity to experience these cultures through authentic cuisine, as well as traditional dance, music and entertainment.
The Canadian National Exhibition, also known as The Exhibition or The Ex, is an annual event that takes place at Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, The Hawaiian Pacific Magic as a dance troupe has partaken in their showcase of world renowned performers on its International Stage inside the Direct Energy Centre for over a decade.
CIOFF, The International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts, is an official partner of UNESCO. The Hawaiian Pacific Magic is honoured to have participated in CIOFF Festivals in Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, France, Germany, England, Holland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and the U.S.A.
The Hawaiian Pacific Magic is invited annually to partake in Canada Day celebrations held onJuly 1st at Dundas Square.