Bringing the Hawaiian Islands to the Midwest and the Mainland for 50 years, the Barefoot Hawaiian is your source for Hawaiian, Tahitian, and Polynesian entertainment in the Chicago area and beyond and locally with expert dance instruction.

Entertainment Hula & Polynesian Dancers, Tahitian Dancers, a Samoan Fire-Knife Dancer, a Small Hawaiian Band, Lei Greeters, Show Emcee, Live Tropical Parrot, and much more.  Whether you need a single entertainer or a small show, whether yours is a family affair or a large corporate event, whether private or public, whether right here in the Chicago area or located elsewhere, we are ready to perform for you and your guests. Visit our Entertainment page for full details.

Dance Classes From basic hula for fun to advanced and professional Polynesian dance training, we have been teaching the Hawaiian arts longer than any other company in the Chicago area.  Our students have ranged from 3-years old to seniors. Visit our Dance Classes page for more information.  Note that after 2-1/2 years on hiatus due to the pandemic, dance classes reopen in September 2022 with adult classes.

Music Licensing - Legal Notice

All music performed live by our band or pre-recorded (CD or digital) music played at performances or used during dance classes are properly and legally licensed through the National FastDance Association.   The Barefoot Hawaiian, by being properly licensed, supports and believes all musicians and artists be deservingly compensated for their artistry and for the use of their music.  


Stop music piracy by hiring only properly licensed musicians and dance performers

For more information, call The Barefoot Hawaiian at (847) 699-7336
Bringing Hawaii to the Mainland for 50 Years