About our halau

Ka Pa Hula O Kanaeaupuni started as the Hawaiian Charm dancers in 2007 under the direction of Francis Doo. Francis is a musician and hula instructor originally from Kailua, Oahu. In 2014, Francis invited Christine Taylor, his long-time lead dancer who has danced hula since she was a child in Oahu, to become the instructor for the halau.

Our musicians, the Kanaeaupuni Trio, perform Friday evenings at Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille in Portland. Our dancers perform annually at the Ke Kukui May Day Celebration, Rose Festival, Sandy Mountain Festival, and Uwajimaya’s Hawaiian Days.

Musicians and dancers from our halau are available for your Hawaiian-themed event.

E Komo Mai!