We are a small (but growing!) polynesian dance group based here in San Diego, CA. We perform at various functions including, but not limited to, weddings, birthdays, anniversarys, graduation partys, company functions, background ambiance, festivals and more. We perform songs and dances from the islands of the South Pacific....Samoa, Tahiti, Hawaii & New Zealand. We also offer polynesian dance & drumming classes. Book us for your next event!!! You won't be disappointed!
BIT OF HISTORY
"LeiIsa" (lay-e-sah) started out as the "Aiga Drummers" back in 1998 by Johnny and Tila Case. They were mainly just "drummers for hire". If there was a group out there that needed their help and were willing to ask for it, they would help them out the best they could. Anything they could do to practice their drumming, whether it be for another groups practice or for another groups show.....they were there.
After a while, in 1999, they decided to change the name. They no longer wanted to focus just on drumming, but on dancing and doing their own shows as well. The name changed from "Aiga Drummers" to "LeiIsa" and slowly the drumming practices turned into regular dance practices. The group is headed by family members Johnny, Angel, Jeannie and Tila Case.
"LEIISA's" family roots in polynesian dancing and entertainment go back to their parents, aunts, uncles and even further back to their grandparents. From their families "Poueu Family Show" up in Rohnert Park,CA to small family shows around town, almost their whole family has been or still is involved in some way, shape or form.
Back in the late 1970's to early /mid 1980's their Mom and Aunt, always introduced as the POUEU sisters from Samoa....Tulu and Luisa, were regular performers for the Bali Hai restaurant on Shelter Island here in San Diego during the restaurants polynesian floor show days. Even their brother, Uncle Maif, was apart of it all back then. He handled lead guitar and lead vocals on some of the songs. He still plays around San Diego today! Another well known great performer from the Bali Hai days that we can not forget was known to all as Kimo. He was a very talented polynesian dancer from the island of Kauai. Through out the years, they have had the pleasure of being apart of other polynesian dance groups and probably wouldnt be where they are today with out them. Much thanks goes out to them all.
And a special thank you to Nonosina of Anaheim, CA. We cannot express enough about the influence they have had on us especially.
"LeiIsa" would like to thank everyone that has helped to influence them over the years - Our Parent's, Aunt's & Uncle's, Family & Friends. We can not thank you enough.
~LeiIsa Polynesian Productions
PERPETUATING THE POLYNESIAN CULTURE THRU MUSIC, SONG AND DANCE
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