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Friday, June 19, 2020
Partial Reopening with Special Compliant Shows
  Coronavirus COVID-19 Alert  

Happy Announcement !

Partial Re-Opening of Our Entertainment Division
With 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 places.  

Having a small outdoor party at your private residence?   We can perform a small show for you.  

Small Private Outdoor Shows

Perfect to enhance your small party or luau. 
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 requirements.
  • 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 performance.   


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 enjoy.  

HulaGram... Simple, Safe, Fun

Show them you care

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

The actions Barefoot Hawaiian is taking to keep everyone safe
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 safety
  • Local schools of education schedules and periods of shutdowns

In compliance with the above, the Barefoot Hawaiian is continuing with the following affirmative actions:

  1. 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 the office.
  2. 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.  
  3. All private (personal and corporate) performances 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.  
  4. 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 mandates.   
  5. 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 the following.

  • 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 limiting, 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 place. 

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.

For more information, call The Barefoot Hawaiian at (847) 699-7336
Bringing Hawaii to the Mainland for 45 Years