The Nani Komohana Tutus (Pretty Western Grandmothers) is a Polynesian dance group that is under the umbrella of the Dancing Arts Club in Sun City West, AZ.  The group has been active since the mid 1980’s.  It originally started as a fitness club.  The group now performs all over the west Phoenix valley.  In addition to hula, the group does other forms of Polynesian dancing, such as “Tahitian and Maori”.  A few of the venues where the Tutus have performed are:  Benevilla; Brookdale Senior Living centers;  Peoria Community Center; and the Hillcrest Dance club.

Please contact the group’s director (noted below) to schedule a performance for your next luau, Christmas or birthday party.  

The Nani Komohana Tutus are a non-profit organization.

These lovely hula ladies are preparing to dance “Blue Hawaii”.  

Pictured from L to R back row are Jackie Reaves, Barb Stevens, Helen Baie, Sylvia McCallister, Marilyn Mulholland, Norma Laity, Bonnie Schoenig; front row is Valerie Griffin, Paulette Halle and Pat Pantea.

Hula Class Information:

Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at the Palm Ridge Rec Center’s dance studio –

Advanced Hula – 12:00 – 2:00 (12:00 – 1:00 on Thursday’s if there is a beginners class)

Beginners Hula – 1 – 2:00 (Thursday’s only when active).  Look for published information, or contact the groups director (noted below) for when another beginners class will be scheduled.

Typical class sessions run September thru May (June, July and August we are inactive)

The “beginners” hula class will start February 13, 2020   

And will continue every Thursday thru April 16, 2020.

Location:  Palm Ridge (Activities Bldg) in the dance studio

Time:  Thursdays at 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Fee:  No need to join until the second class and then $15.00 to join the club, plus $40.00 instructor fee.

For information regarding the hula class or activities related to the “Nani Komohana Tutus”, please contact the group’s instructor/director, Paulette Halle (phone 623-546-2617 or email