The 1st Annual


A fundraiser for the Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women and Children

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Basic Information

Date December 6, 2013 / 7pm – 10pm
Venue Pomaika’i Ballrooms at Dole Cannery (Hokulei Room) (directions)
Ticket $75 General Admission
$175 Dinner Package
$225 VIP Dinner Package
Benefit The purpose of the “Dancing with the Hawaii Stars” event is to raise funds for the Kapiolani Medical Center and to provide a delightful and entertaining evening for all our guests.
What to expect Expect a fun and entertaining ballroom dancing and latin dancing competition with local stars and celebrity judges. Attendants will also enjoy a sit-down dinner, general dancing, silent auction, door prizes, live entertainment, and each dinner attendant will receive a voucher for a FREE private dance lesson at Arthur Murray Studios located in both Honolulu and Kailua.
Contact For more information, please contact Gisella or Rodney of Arthur Murray Studios Hawaii at 808-944-0606 or contact Amanda Price, Associate Director, Corporate Giving and Annual Fund of Hawaii Pacific Health 808-535-7157.



 NOTE   The night of dancing and entertainment will include door prizes and drawings… VIP guests will receive a copy of the fabulous book, Becoming Ginger Rogers.

Becoming Ginger Rogers is the story of one woman’s inspiring and uplifting journey to reclaim her life during the dispiriting days of New York City post-9/11, the unraveling of a successful business she co-founded with 12 other colleagues, and the death of her beloved husband after a long illness. Patrice Tanaka shares her very personal story of how at age 50, she started ballroom dance lessons to satisfy a lifelong dream of dancing like Ginger Rogers and, in so doing, found her way to unimaginable joy.

“Becoming Ginger Rogers…How Ballroom Dancing Made Me a Happier Woman, Better Partner and Smarter CEO.”  


The Stars



  • profile-ari-south Ari South

    Ariyaphon Southiphong, also known as Ari South, is a fashion designer and Project Runway finalist.

    profile-ari-south Ari South
  • Unknown Duncan Kamakana

    Singer/songwriter who has also made an appearance on The Voice, season 4.

    Unknown Duncan Kamakana
  • 601924_459303714164328_1759396505_n Makani

    Country 97.5 FM DJ

    601924_459303714164328_1759396505_n Makani
  • 1452566_10153391990405048_2080760058_n Moani Nabarro

    Moanike’ala “Moani” Nabarro is the wonderful, KITV4 weather woman.

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  • images Amos Kotomori

    Amos Kotomori is a renowned fashion designer and Pageant coach.  His clothing line includes a Men’s aloha wear collection exclusive to Neiman-Marcus.

    images Amos Kotomori
  • 534692_264502366976776_137323365_a Kymberly Marcos Pine

    Kymberly Marcos Pine s a member of the Honolulu City Council representing District 1.

    534692_264502366976776_137323365_a Kymberly Marcos Pine
  • 601046_505913406151955_1856515954_n Tristan MacManus

    Tristan MacManus is an Irish dancer and choreographer who has appeared multiple times on Dancing with the Stars.

    601046_505913406151955_1856515954_n Tristan MacManus



  • imgres Emcee- Dita Holifield

    Dita Holifield is a singer/songwriter and radio personality on 97.5 Hawaii’s Hot Country.  She is also the local sales manager at Salem Media of Hawaii.

    imgres Emcee- Dita Holifield
  • images Emma Slater

    Emma is currently a Pro on DWTS season 17; dancing with comedian Bill Engvall.

    images Emma Slater
  • sasha-3442619272113484135 Sasha Farber

    Sasha has been most recently showcased on DWTS season 17… paired up with Snooki.  He is an Australian Youth Latin Champion and represented Australia at the World Latin Championships.

    sasha-3442619272113484135 Sasha Farber
  • profile-streetlight-cadence Streetlight Cadence

    A violinist/vocalist, acoustic guitar player, accordion player, and upright bass combine to make beautiful music as “Streetlight Cadence.” Their music can be described as “contemporary meets classical.”

    profile-streetlight-cadence Streetlight Cadence
  • profile-x-static-dance-studio X Static Dance Studio

    X Static Dance Studio,  a local dance studio for youth, focuses on creating a fun, family-oriented environment to help people cultivate their dancing skills.

    profile-x-static-dance-studio X Static Dance Studio

Press Release

  • Posted Oct 24, 2013 First Annual Dancing with the Hawaii Stars Event

    Dance, Love, Sing, Live – December 6
    “Dancing with the Hawaii Stars” Comes to Honolulu

    Honolulu …. Dancing in the rain, dancing on the ceiling, any way you like to dance – even if you just enjoy watching others dance is what Dancing with the Hawaii Stars is all about. The first Dancing with the Hawaii Stars, sponsored by Hawaii’s Arthur Murray Dance Centers, comes to the Hokulei Room, Dole Ballrooms, Iwilei, on December 6, 2014 from 7 – 10 p.m.

    A fundraiser for Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women and Children, the event will feature only Hawaii celebrity contestants. Revealing the lineup to date: Ari South, fashion designer and Project Runway finalist; Dita Holifield, singer and 97.5 FM DJ; Duncan Kamakana, singer/songwriter (“The Voice” and local Burger King commercial); and Moanaike`ala (Moani) Nabarro, KITV weather anchor/meteorologist. More star contestants still to be announced. “We are so fortunate to have such wonderful stars come out to support Kapi‘olani Medical Center. We are looking forward o giving them some dance tips so they will shine on stage,” says Gisella Anelle with Arthur Murray Dance Centers. “We invite everyone to come out and support them – to experience the energy involved in such a competition to dance, sing, love and live with us and help to ensure a future for Hawaii’s keiki.”

    As a nonprofit hospital, Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children relies on philanthropic support to fulfill its mission of providing high quality, family-centered care for Hawai‘i’s women and children, especially the most critically ill. Proceeds from the Hawai‘i Dancing with the Hawaii Stars event will support vital programs and services of Kapi‘olani and help to purchase new life-saving equipment so the Center can offer cutting-edge medical care, and ensure that no one is denied care, regardless of their ability to pay.

    Judging our Hawaii stars on their footwork will be Tristan MacManus – direct from coaching and choreographing Valerie Harper for the 2013 DWTS fall season. Watch for two more guest judges to be announced very soon.

    You will be able to participate in this exciting event while helping to support Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children. For a $200 donation (all proceeds go directly to Kapi‘olani), you will sit down to a fabulous first- class dinner; watch the competition and see if you agree with the judging of the stars dancing prowess; and be entertained by the music of Streetlight Cadence and the keiki hip-hop dance troupe from X-Static Dance Studio. Have your photo taken with the stars by Isle Media, get some super silent- auction buys, and dance the night away. Afterwards, you will be able to brush up on your dance steps because each guest who purchases the $200 ticket will receive a voucher for one free private dance lesson at either the Honolulu or Kailua Arthur Murray Dance Centers (a $145 value).

  • Posted Sep 15, 2013 Arthur Murray Dance Centers to Raise Funds for the Kapiolani Medical Center

    It’s officially underway! Arthur Murray Dance Centers of Hawaii has begun preparation for the making of the first annual “Dancing with the Hawaii Stars” event!

    See the full article at Pacific Business News here.