Bringing the Hawaiian Islands to the Midwest and the Mainland for more than 48 years, the Barefoot Hawaiian is the most complete source and the largest provider of anything Hawaiian, Tahitian, and Polynesian in the entire Chicago area and covers the Mainland with its world-class entertainment and locally with world-class dance instruction and Special Programs and Packages.

Entertainment — Hula & Polynesian Dancers, Tahitian Dancers, Samoan Fire-Knife Dancers, Solo Musician, Full Hawaiian Band, Tahitian Drum Team, Lei Greeters, Show Emcee, Live Tropical Parrot, and much more.  Whether you need a single entertainer or an entire full-cast Polynesian revue, whether yours is a family affair or a large corporate event, whether private or public, whether right here in the Chicago area or located the other side of the globe, we are ready to perform for you and your guests. Visit our Entertainment page for full details.

Dance Studio — From basic hula for fun to advanced and professional Polynesian dance training, we have been teaching the Hawaiian arts longer than any other company in the Chicago area and have the largest student body.  Our students range from 3-years old to seniors, and we are the only Hawaiian Arts Dance Company in the Chicago area with its own permanent studio and school. Visit our Dance Studio page for all training programs, classes, and workshops we have going on.  We have programs running all year.

Programs, Packages, and Seasonal — Held right here on location in our own studio and party room, we offer special programs and packages designed to suit a variety of interests, such as Children's Birthday Parties, Girl Scout and Brownie Cultural Patch Earning programs, and Adult Parties to celebrate various occasions and needs.  
On the Seasonal side, the spirit of Aloha runs all year long, and we celebrate each in its own special way.  From Valentine's Day through Christmas, we can prepare an entertainment program for you and your special event or help show you where in what season you need to be planning your luau. Visit the Seasonal and Packages page for the season we are currently in and for all our special group packages.

The song on this page is "Beautiful Kaúai" performed by our very own band member, Steve N.

Music Licensing - Legal Notice

All music performed live by our band or pre-recorded (CD or digital) music played at performances or used during dance classes are properly and legally licensed through the National FastDance Association.   The Barefoot Hawaiian, by being properly licensed, supports and believes all musicians and artists be deservingly compensated for their artistry and for the use of their music.  


Stop music piracy by hiring only properly licensed musicians and dance performers

For more information, call The Barefoot Hawaiian® at (847) 699-7336
Bringing Hawaii to the Mainland for 48 Years