6th Annual Nite n' Day Performers
Bio: The San Gabriel Valley Chinese Cultural Association was founded in 1968 to encourage and promote the enrichment of Chinese language and culture and to share these interests with the community-at-large. The association has a Chinese language school that offers both Mandarin and Cantonese classes. The school also teaches fine arts, Kung fu calligraphy, cooking, and history. There is also a Mommy and Me Class and adult language class.
The association has a youth group that offers lion and dragon dancing. They have been to San Francisco for the annual Southwest Airlines New Years parade. They participated in past Miss Chinatown pageants in Los Angeles as well as Dodger Stadium events, and commercials for Southwest Airlines. They have been features in America’s Next Top Model and Journey Man. Recent performances have included Staple center half-time for the Clippers, Bob Hope Charity Ball and fund raiser for Children’s Hospital.
The SGVCCA performs southern style lions at various weddings, grand opening, birthdays and New Year celebrations. Let them entertain you with their playful antics and hopefully bring good fortune to you.
Bio: Las Palmas Grupo Folklorico is an after school Mexican folkdance group open to 3rd, 4th and 5thgrade students and Community members of Palms Elementary School, located in West Los Angeles. Las Palmas dancers perform at various school and community events throughout the school year including the school’s International Day Celebration, Black History Month, Knott’s Berry farm, Downey Theater, the Loa Angeles Chinatown Firecracker Run Nite ‘N Day Festival, Fiesta la Ballona and the St Augustine’s Church carnival. Our student and community membership comes from diverse backgrounds and abilities. Volunteer co-directors Derek and Sara Spencer, who have been students and performers of ballet folklorico dance for over 10 years, teach their students traditional regional Mexican folk dances while incorporating instruction in regional Mexican cultures, the historical context of the dances, and basic music concepts with a focus on team work. Las Palmas is also very fortunate to have the support of parents, the school staff and administration and the community.
Bio: Kodama is a group of percussionists from the greater Los Angeles area who are dedicated to performing both traditional and contemporary pieces through the sounds of taiko. The group is primarily composed of working professionals who enjoy spending their free time learning and creating entertaining performance pieces. The group has performed at many events and festivals around the Los Angeles area. Some past public performances include the Japan Expo, the L.A. Tofu Festival, and Nisei Week events. Kodama also performs for private functions such as weddings and corporate events.
Bio: It may seem like déjà vu from the '80's, but much to the delight of their fans, Abrakadabra's founding musicians reunited in 2006 to perform and record once again. Well known in California's South Bay communities for its driving propulsive Latin jazz/pop rhythms, this band boasts a library of 50+ original compositions. In the tradition of War and Malo, Abrakadabra always looks forward to sharing its special brand of musical magic.
Bio: Salsa Intocable Dance Company is an award-winning Salsa & Latin dance company based out of Los Angeles. Directed by choreographer Laura Luu, the company has over 100 current & alumni members. Salsa Intocable has recieved high honors for their stellar instruction & coaching and has won numerous team & couples championships. The company provides instruction in all Latin dances, produces Latin events and is heavily involved in community events. For more info, please visit their website www.MySalsaDance.com
Bio: Hawaiian and Polynesian beauty and grace come alive as the Manea dancers take the center stage at the Chinatown Firecracker New Year celebration on February 23 and 24, 2013 at downtown Los Angeles, CA..
The event will showcase the beautiful dancers (with the entertaining musicians and exciting drummers) who will perform numbers from the island of Tahiti, Marquesas, Samoa , New Zealand and Hawaii. Authentic costume and dance highlight each number recalling the tradition and culture of each island. With the audience participation number, the audience will have a chance to learn the Tahitian Hula.
Manea Dancers is one of the biggest professional dance Group in California. It presents authentic dance numbers and costumes from the various islands of Polynesia and Hawaii. In addition, the exciting multi fire show can highlight any event. Manea has performed in many movies, such as Couples Retreat; has appeared in numerous casinos such as Pala, Pachanga, etc..It has also appeared in major television programs and city celebration from La Mirada to Santa Monica.
Bio: Rahul Nath is an actor, dancer, writer and director originally born in London, UK, transitioned over to the USA for his acting and dance pursuits. In his short time here he has managed to nab multiple national commercials under his belt including Intel and Jack in the Box, booked mulitple TV/Film credits which have included pilots for the FOX and NBC networks, and also has become the hottest and the most in demand Bollywood choreographer and dance instructor.
His staple Virgin America commercial has had over 1 million hits on YouTube and continues to play on national television and the Virgin America aircrafts
With over 15 years of experience, Rahul's passion for dancing is immense – – he has been teaching for over a decade and is eager to bring Bollywood to Hollywood with the help of other dedicated performers.
Random Voices is UCLA's premiere all-female a cappella group, founded in 1999 by Molly Jones. The group currently boasts fifteen talented ladies and is celebrating its thirteenth year in existence. Random Voices also organizes the California Acapella Festival (happening on April 6 at UCLA!), bringing in collegiate a cappella groups from up and down the west coast. RV has participated in and won many competitions and awards over the years, and is currently in the process of recording their sixth CD. In addition to putting on its own concerts, RV loves to perform at UCLA events and outside gigs including charity events, weddings, and parties. If you like what you hear, feel free to book us by emailing
-we'd love to sing for you!
Originally from Hawaii, the Los Angeles based JMD band has attracted a loyal following for their unique blend of instruments: an ukulele, bass, and drums. Get ready to Rock, Reggae, Ukulele to their inventive island fusion of reggae, rock, and blues.
USC Traditional Chinese Dance is USC's first and only traditional Chinese dance team. We aim to promote and preserve Chinese culture through performance. TCDance performs frequently both on- and off-campus and through these performances we hope to further expose the public to traditional Chinese culture. Every February, we host an annual show featuring traditional folk, modern, and hip hop fusion dances, as well as a dance drama.
Yuujou Daiko is a group of friends who have come together after playing taiko together for several years and have created a new taiko group. Yuujou means friendship. Yuujou Daiko is dedicated to share the traditional art of Japanese taiko drumming through discipline, spiritual togetherness, and fellowship.
The Manea Dancers group was founded by Judith Krenz, and has been providing entertainment for over 25 years. Judy has worked with the Tahitian Masters, who judge all competitions, directing dancers in quality and authentic dances from Tahiti. Bill Krenz teaches Male Tahitian Dancing, Samoan Fire Knife, and Tahitian Drumming, and has been trained by the best instructors from Tahiti, Hawaii, Samoa, and New Zealand.
Manea's main objective is to train all their dancers to be good performers so they can provide their customers with the best of Polynesian entertainment. To date, Manea has performed at over 5,000 shows, and together, Bill and Judy have led the Manea Dancers and look forward to many years to come. Manea is known as a very high-energy dance group and their costumes and dancers are all beautiful and talented. For more information about Polynesian Dance Classes in Torrance, visit www.manea.net