Sanoe Garcia-Suguitan, owner and founder of Akala Dance Studio, leads a team of instructors in teaching hip-centric movements during hula and Tahitian dance classes. Across three different dance spaces, the 45-minute classes impart basic steps in a fun, noncompetitive setting, ranging from the smooth, foot-grounded sways of hula to the energetic rhythms of Tahitian dance. The studio also puts on productions, in which professional dancers don grass skirts and colorful headpieces for special events such as weddings, luaus, or amateur competitions.
The tech-savvy staffers at Geek IT Hawaii serve as a mobile, local IT department for area homes and businesses. They'll diagnose and repair under-the-weather PCs and Macs with honest work: they report all costs beforehand and guarantee their labor and parts for 30 days. Understanding the sinking feeling that comes from losing valuable documents, important emails, blackmail photos, and other data, techs evaluate drives for free before recovering data; if they can't recover anything, there's no charge.
Pono Home's sustainability consultants assess residences to help homeowners and renters figure out ways to reduce utility bills and improve the overall wellness of their families. During a typical session, an expert sweeps the entire home and identifies specific energy-draining culprits, such as appliances or the many extension cords leading back to the neighbor's home. The consultant can also check the cupboards for unhealthy GMO ingredients and offer suggestions for healthier overall food storage.
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Brands Used: Davis programs
Pro Tip: Vickie Kozuki-AhYou who trains children, teens and adults, to make reading and learning easier with focusing tools and picture-thinking strategies with a Davis Dyslexia Correction Program.
Sponsored by Hawaii Wedding Pros, the Hawaii Prince Golf Club’s golf exhibition showcases Chuck the Hit Man's stunning trick-golfing skills served up alongside a bento lunch to benefit Waipahu High School's culinary program. Guests register at 8:30 a.m. to snag limited seating, spots on the lawn for blankets, and candid pictures of Chuck's golf clubs doing warm-up stretches. Chuck takes to the turf-carpeted stage atop his unicycle at 10:30 a.m. to send golf balls streaming through the air, employing keen hand-eye coordination and a flair for the dramatic with his family-friendly show. After the exhibition, taste buds rejoice in a light meal of Asian fried chicken, seasoned rice, and pickled Japanese vegetables provided by The Catering Connection. Proceeds from the event help the Waipahu High School culinary program collect upscale ingredients, cooking tools, and stick-on curlicue mustaches with which to award gourmand students.
Royal Party Rentals ably outfits gatherings of all sizes, supplying necessities from tents to silverware. Rent a fete-finishing touch such as a 10'x10' white canopy tent to provide shade for a pool party ($125), or choose a portable 9'x12' dance floor so up to 14 couples can safely bunny hop at the company picnic ($243). Should additional flooring be in order, options such as a 6'x8' stage ensure that the birthday boy or girl stands 12 to 24 inches above the guests as they are pelted with traditional birthday pies ($57). A 48-inch heart-shaped table ($10.25) provides a sweet resting place for Marie Louise china ($0.70–$0.75/plate) or a romantic setting for festive arm wrestling.