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Aloha, Talofa, and Welcome!


As the Tri-State Area's largest and longest running full-service Polynesian Entertainment Group,

the South Pacific Island Dancers have been the leaders in Live Luau Entertainment and Polynesian Dance education for over 40 consecutive years!  


We are a Samoan family coming to you straight from the village of Falefa on the beautiful island of Western Samoa. Founded by High Chief Sikopu "Scope" Savaiinaea Ulugia and his wife, the late Colleen Savaiinaea in 1982, the South Pacific Island Dancers have remained a family owned & operated business. Over the years they have continuously provided Authentic & Unparalleled Polynesian Entertainment throughout the entire Tri-State Area as well as many areas beyond the East Coast & Worldwide.

A message from the Savaiinaea Family :

As a family, we take tremendous pride in our pacific culture and we dedicate all of our time to ensure that clients, students, audiences, and prospective clients are offered the most authentic, traditional and professional Polynesian Entertainment options and Dance Education available on the East Coast! 

"All the way from the Island of Paulsboro, NJ"


Let us bring Polynesia to you!


Chief Sikopu "Scope" Savaiinaea-Ulugia

Katie Savaiinaea-Elisaia

& the Entire Savaiinaea-Ulugia Family



Founder - Chief Sikopu Savaiinaea
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