Welcome to the Polynesian Dancers of Michigan halau (school). This site is dedicated to the Polynesian dance company of Frances Price “Pi’ilani Kumuku’ai”. Fran has been performing shows and teaching the art of hula for over 42 years. Her professional dance team, The Polynesian Fantasy Dancers, is a fun and unique addition to any event including weddings, anniversaries, and corporate gatherings. Also, Fran offers a variety of classes in the metro-Detroit area for people of all ages.
Let us share the beauty and knowledge of the Hawaiian culture and dances of the Polynesian Islands. Our halau takes root in a strong sense of ‘ohana or family. It is present in how we choose to share our knowledge, how we interact with others and how we celebrate the dance. Our mission is to spread the spirit of Aloha and share our passion for hula and the Polynesian dance with all who are interested. We have an annual recital/Luau every June and several performing groups that perform throughout the community. We hope you will join us
Learn the Hula. Fran Offers classes for all ages!!
For most of the year, “Auntie” Fran teaches six days a week. On Sundays, she works with the Keiki Hope Loa (toddlers), then later holds practice with her professional troupe. Monday evenings her halau moves to a nearby community center, where she teaches a family (mother-daughter) class, beginner and intermediate classes. Tuesday mornings she spends with her seniors at the St. Patrick’s Senior Center in Detroit. Then it’s a 20-mile trek across town for family and adult classes in Livonia on Wednesday evenings. Finally, her halau relocates to a recreation center in Redford Township for class and practice with her student group the Pi’ilani Wahines ‘Ohano. On Saturday at her home she teaches the Keiki’s (children). She is a very busy little gypsy kumu who puts many miles (something like 15,000!) on her mini-van each year, between shows and “halau hopping”.
Fun For Everyone
Fran offers a variety of classes for people of all ages. Her youngest student is 1 year old, while her oldest is 98. Hawaiian dancing is fun, educational, and great exercise! Check out her senior, family, adult and children’s classes.
To find out more about the classes Fran offers, use this Class Form to get more information.
3 Generationsgranddaughters Karsyn and Skylar and grandson Cole.
It’s all about family and having a great time. Come and Join the fun of Hawaiian Dancing.