Happy Announcement !
Partial Re-Opening of Our Entertainment Division
Special Safety-Compliant Performances
We are very happy to report that with the lifting of
some of the restrictions that were in place prior to June,
that the Barefoot Hawaiian is back with some special
safety-compliant performances. Namely, restrictions
have been lifted with the governor's executive order
2020-38 signed May 29, 2020, that permits limited outdoor
gatherings of up to 10 people that are not held in public
Having a small outdoor party at your private
residence? We can perform a small show
Small Private Outdoor
Perfect to enhance your small party or
Here are the details.
- Your event must be held outdoors and must be held on
your own private property (no public property)
- Our shows will be no-contact
shows. Compliance requires no guest interaction
and may require excluding some of the other items that
we offer at our shows (such as lei greeters) or as you
might read on our Entertainment page. Book in
advance and pay by mail or over the phone so our
performers may remain socially distant from the hosts
and guests from their arrival through departure.
- Our performers will be
practicing all the compliant protocols with each other
such as the 6-foot rule and/or wearing face masks.
For the protection of our performers and of your guests,
our performers will be appropriately distanced from you
and your guests.
- Our shows will be limited to
30-minutes and we may have restrictions on the number of
dancers you may hire.
- Entertainers are dancers only
performing to recorded music. Live music and
musicians are not available at this time.
- To ensure no risk to our
professional performers and to protect you from any
cross-over event-event collateral spreading, your event
must be compliant to the executive orders and safety
- Until things are better, this
is the new hula. Despite a few limitations during
these times, you will still get a great show. We
guarantee both: your safety and a great
No in-person party but you
still want to do something for a special person?
An all new way to send a special gift
to a friend or loved one during these trying times
Okay, so you and your friends or family have occasions
to celebrate but you're serious about social distancing and
don't want to get together. We understand that.
You want to send something special over, but what?
Especially if you will not be there in person?
Consider a HulaGram. Additionally, online virtual
meetings have become a new normal for celebrations with
online parties, showers, anniversaries, etc. You are
participating in the online party but really want to wow
the guest of honor and the 50 other guests joined in
online. Again, Hulagram. Here's how it works.
- You call our office and order
a Hulagram for your special person. Everything can
be set up and taken care of in one phone call.
- You tell us where to go and
when to be there.
- The number of performers you
hired show up to the guest of honor's front or
backyard. We get the person's attention by phone
call or conch-shell blowing or however you want.
- We do a special
social-distance performance for your loved one and can
incorporate his or her name into our performance as well
as announce from who it was from. He or she enjoys
from a safe distance, either by coming outside, from a
doorway, or even from a window.
- And if the celebration is in
conjunction with an online party, clue your
"inside" person in of what's coming so that
person can have a phone or camera/microphone ready to
put the whole show out over your online party for all to
Simple, Safe, Fun
Show them you
Coronavirus COVID-19 Update
The actions Barefoot Hawaiian is taking to keep
Updated: June 19, 2020
The health, welfare, and safety of our community,
clients, audiences, students, and performers is and always
has been our highest priority here at the Barefoot
Hawaiian. In view of the continued impact of COVID-19
and in order to be proactive in the fight to
slow down its spread, the Barefoot Hawaiian is and
will be cooperating with and adhering to the following:
- Federal, state, and local government
mandates, orders, and recommendations
- CDC Recommendations for
- Local schools of education schedules and
periods of shutdowns
In compliance with the above, the
Barefoot Hawaiian is continuing with the following affirmative
- All dance classes and
programs in our dance studio have been suspended until
further notice. This was done in concert with the
local school closings. They will be
reopened no earlier than when the local public school
system reopens. As permitted by the latest
executive order signed May 29, 2020 and some minor
lifting of restrictions, we may engage in private and
semi-private lessons with existing students only.
The rules of 6-foot social distancing and wearing of
masks by teachers and students will apply. If you
are an existing student and are interest please contact
- All public shows and
performances for at least through July have been
cancelled and we are not scheduling any new public shows
any earlier than August.
We have been in contact with our public event clients
regarding the closures or a possible later rescheduling.
- All private (personal and
involving mandated restrictions (such as at a public
venue) or that exceed any of the safety requirements (such as the guest count) have, in cooperation with our clients, been cancelled or
placed on suspension.
- All other private (personal
only) performances already booked will be reviewed on a
case by case basis with the client in terms of safety
and whether or not it conflicts with any
recommendations, restrictions, or
- The Hawaiian Shop will have
limited and reduced hours of operation and shopping
will be by appointment only. Call our office and
let us know you would like to come by and we'll plan a
time for your visit and shopping. You will be able
to shop in safety since you
will have your own appointment and be the only customer in
our store at that time.
Hula will go on. We know
this is a tough time for everybody and things are uncertain
with no known time as to when things will get back to
normal. That said, planning for better times ahead will not
cease. The Barefoot Hawaiian remains in business for
- Limited and compliant shows
and "HulGrams." See notice at top of
this page for the limited re-opening of the Barefoot
Hawaiian performance division.
- We will continue to take your
phone call and email inquiries for private events
(personal and corporate) and public events, especially
if they are for events for the future or are compliant
with restrictions for gathering. Depending
on circumstances we will book them and plan for them.
- Note that events that are
being held outdoors are permitted with restrictions
(such as the 10-person limit gathering). So if your event is an outdoor
one and compliant with current restrictions or far
enough into the future where restrictions may be less
by all means contact us for booking..
- We will have additional
flexibility in our contracted bookings to permit
canceling or rescheduling. For example, should
such be needed on the basis of further safety issues
over COVID-19, deposits will not automatically be
forfeited but instead may be used for a rescheduled or
another future event. We want to work with you and
do not wish your fears over a future that seems in flux
right now keep you from planning for it. When
things are better, your plans will already have been in
Working together, we will get
through this. In the meantime, stay safe, stay
healthy, and think of your neighbor. The spirit of
aloha does not need a big luau. It lives in each of
us and can be celebrated each day, whether with your
immediate family or simply by yourself.