Did you know that there is a little bit of Hawaii touring the Grand Strand? Last weekend I had the opportunity to check out Chief Kamu’s Fire and Hula Show at the Springmaid Beach Resort with my family and it was beautiful!
The evening started with a Hawaiian dinner buffet that included salads, sides, chicken, salmon, and short ribs. Dessert consisted of pies and cookies. Chief Kamu told us about a Hawaiian saying that basically says don’t eat until you’re full. Eat until you’re tired. And the Springmaid staff made sure that there was far more food than the crowd could tackle.
The show featured a few forms of hula – some graceful, others more powerful. The dancers were dressed in gorgeous costumes and used instruments and props. One of my favorite parts were the three youngest dancers who were members of Chief Kamu’s hula school program. Yes! There is an actual hula school right here in the Grand Strand!
The night ended with the Chief putting on a spectacular fire show. He twirled, tossed, spun, balanced, and ate flames.
What I loved most is how rich this evening was. It’s clear that Chief Kamu is passionate about his Hawaiian heritage. The show wasn’t just dancing. It was an experience in Polynesian culture. I learned Hawaiian phrases. I enjoyed the music…and a pina colada. There are plenty of other entertainment and dinner show options in Myrtle Beach, but this one was really about something. I took away so much more than my complimentary lei. The audience even got to join in and take a hula lesson. Honestly, the entire show was a joy and I left feeling grateful.
The show is scheduled for one more week but there is a possibility it will be extended. For more information or to get tickets you can call (843) 315-7100
Chief Kamu and his dancers perform at several locations throughout the Grand Strand. To keep up with his schedule and to get the latest information on upcoming sessions at the hula school in Surfside Beach, check him out on Facebook. He even does parties.
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