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Ra'atira Pupu Ori

On this page you will find check-in time and location; as well as, REMINDERS!!!

Thursday NightCheck-in/Pick-up-JUNE 25, 2020

(address below)

-Check-in starts @ 6 pm (Leaders may pick up their soloist's numbers, leader packets, and entertainer tickets.)
-Workshop information will be posted soon!


The Holiday Inn Express

7000 Beach Blvd

Buena Park, CA 90620


RA'ATIRA PUPU ORI competing in Group competition are requested to meet with all the

judges, Thursday, June 25th at the Holiday Inn Express.  Please bring 6 copies of your FACT SHEETS.  Each Ra'atira Pupu Ori will be given a designated time to meet with the judges. Leaders will have 25 minutes to present their theme, discuss their costume choices and allow time for judges to ask questions. We will send out this schedule as we get closer to the event.


Friday Morning Check-in/Pick-up - JUNE 26, 2020

- Check-in starts @ 7:30 AM and will close @ 8:30 AM

Outdoor/Backstage Entrance
Dressing areas will be open to any dancer/ group on a first come first serve basis. Due to the number of soloists competing we recommend arriving early to designate your area. You are more than welcome to bring your own tents, chairs, and tables. Again we will provide some tables for both days.

***We will only allow LEADERS backstage where leaders may wait with their dancers prior to competing. We request that all parents; after changing their child(ren), allow their leader to walk them backstage. We will keep the backstage area closed to non-competing students, parents, family, and friends. After the dancer has finished their solo, they will exit to the general seating area. We thank you for your understanding in this matter. ***

Saturday Morning Check-in - JUNE 27, 2020

All Ra'atira Pupu Ori must check in between 7:30 - 8:30 am.

Dressing areas will be marked off accordingly - each group will have space to set-up their costumes. In past years some groups have requested to move to a bigger space or grass area, set-up tents, banners, and tables- and that is perfectly fine with us. Please let us know if you would like to move or if you would like to choose your own area so that we can alert our Back-stage team

Our staff will review the schedule of events with you and confirm the order of your program.  If you have any questions please feel free to email:


1) Overall soloists will compete on Saturday, June 27 AFTER group competition.  Please read the rules and regulations regarding what age categories will compete for OVERALL vahine & tane.


2) Due to the number of groups competing this year, our staff will help each group set-up and remove their drums; as well as, help their dancers set up and remove their costumes backstage.  We ask that your exit after your group performance be quick so that we may keep with our schedule.  We appreciate your understanding.  IF there are any questions or concerns, please let me know.


3) Lastly,  each year we have the symphony of drums and we invite all drummers to participate.  This year we will also have a parade of groups.  After our last performing group and during the break before the awards ceremony our MC's will announce that all leaders and dancers meet backstage and we will guide you on-stage.  We will have chairs for the leaders, but all dancers must be seated on the floor.  

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