Polynesian Dance Arts is a dance company specializing in Hawaiian hula and Tahitian dance. We offer audiences of all ages beautiful, colorful and exciting performances of Polynesian dance. The upbeat hula implement dances of Hawai'i, the mesmerizing "Otea" of Tahiti (a dance of fast paced rhythms of the hips), and the soft, alluring hula of Hawai'i are but a few highlights of every Polynesian Dance Arts performance. Marta Moussa, the director, has had over 30 years of dance experience, as a performer, teacher and choreographer. Marta has studied hula and Tahitian dance in Honolulu, Hawai'i.

We have performed at a wide variety of venues, including the Gauguin Tahiti exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, the Peabody Museum of Salem, The Sea Crest Resort in Falmouth, and United Nations Day at the State House.

The company performs at many corporate functions and private events such as lu'aus, weddings, anniversaries, and birthday parties. Some of our clients include:

Boston Park Plaza Hotel
Westin Copley Place
Wychmere Harbor Yacht Club(Harwichport)
The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University
Hammersmith Farm (Newport)
O.C. White Company
West Dennis Yacht Club
Investors Capital Corporation
Equity Office
Brewster Wallcovering Company
Elihu White Nursing Center
Longwood Place
Millers River Apts.
Pond Meadow Healthcare
Piano Craft Guild
Harborside Hyatt
Burbank School

The average performance includes 1-3 dancers and is about 20-30 minutes in length. The show includes dances from Hawai`i and Tahiti, as well as an optional audience participation session so that the spectators can learn to hula. Dancers are also available to give out leis (leis not included) to your guests prior to the performance at an extra fee. The total fee for a show includes payment for the dancers, lei giving (if applicable), and travel expenses. Cost depends on selected program, number of dancers, duration of performance, travel, handing out of leis.  Please email what you have in mind to get a price quote.

We also specialize in children's Hawaiian theme birthday parties:

  • Specifically designed for children
  • A performance by the dancer/instructor in authentic costume
  • Learn Hawaiian and Tahitian dance movements & a simple fun hula
  • Interactive, kids have fun while learning about another culture through Polynesian dance

If you wish to book a show, please note the following:

Dance Area
Must be free from any glass or other sharp objects and preferably level. Must be large enough to accommodate the number of dancers at the performance. Please have dance area designated prior to dancer’s arrival. Please make sure there is an electrical outlet or long extension cord available near dance area for the music unless you are providing stereo equipment. If dance area is near pool area please make sure that there is a dry spot to perform. (note: any damage caused to dancers’ costumes and/or implements will be charged to client)

Change Room
Change room should be as close to peformance area as possible. Cannot be a restroom or washroom to which the public has regular access or a wet area.

Dancers perform to songs provided on a CD or tape. If client provides stereo equipment please make sure you have a designated person to play the music. Otherwise we will provide our own equipment. If audience participation is a part of the show, a microphone would be useful for that portion of the performance.

Clients will receive a quote for the show via phone or email, as well as an invoice outlining total balance owed for performance. Deposit is required.

If you are interested in booking a show or would like more information please call or email Marta Moussa.
Phone: 781-729-2252
Email: polynesiandancearts@yahoo.com

Mahalo! We look forward to hearing from you.



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