Coming Clean, Tehani's Sabbatical & Coming Back Super-Charged with Vision!

Greetings, friends!  Tehani here xo.  Everyone needs a break sometimes.  It's been so crazy busy here at DT Entertainment, Spirit Dancer Wellness and in my educational work in the arts that my lack of a break turned into a series of BREAKing points and BREAKdowns until I finally yelled BRAAAAKE! and took a real break.  It was time to re-evaluate the way I ran the business and how much of myself I was dedicating to self-care.  I've had a friend handle most invoices and bookings (though I still tended to a good amount of them when I had reception) and took a long camping trip with my pup.  It was the best thing ever!!! Now slowly coming back from sabbatical, focused, super-charged and full of new inspiration and vision... I wanted to share my "Coming Clean" video I recorded before leaving to hit the RESET button (below).  What a good reset this was!!!  I will be sharing all the wonderful new things here at the business once I get my thoughts together, breathe into it and organize the information for you all.  If you're not on our email list, please consider joining it on our contact page to be the first to hear about new opportunities and events!  I can't wait to share with you all the great things ahead!  Lots of love and may your day be magical, beautiful and full of serendipitous boon!  xoxo T.  BIG LOVE! 

"...and the HEAT goes on..." PAYING IT FORWARD FOR MOTHER EARTH

As my fellow SoCal residents cheer on the Dodgers, I've been at work spinning fire, throwing mermaids in pools and facilitating wellness programming for survivors virtually every night and weekend.  It's been so busy performing and teaching and writing new content that I wanted to give you all a glimpse of what this past month has been characterized by: lots and lots of fire!  So I've provided a short video for you below. 

Fire has been a theme not just in my entertainment work but unfortunately in destruction all over my beautiful State of California.  I can't help but think of all the animals affected by the record-breaking forest fires this month and have decided to donate 10% of every fire performance (or LED light performance) I book to Defenders of Wildlife This 10% donation will remain for as long as I do fire shows (which I anticipate being many many years to come).  Pay it forward and book with us today! 

Check out our video (below) for a fire show we did very recently.  OK kids (read: silly adults)... Never EVER play with fire without a fire safety professional, a fire license and fire performer's insurance.  It's standard practice.  Safety first, my friends!

Enjoy the clip!  It's not the best quality video and a very short clip, but I'm always happy when I'm gifted with a video at one of my numerous events.  I'm always too busy working the event to take videos every single weekend, but a new demo reel is on its way in 2020!  Until then, enjoy our current demo reel on the dance page! 

An APCH Comeback & Winter's Wednesdays

Yes! I (Tehani) am back at APCH providing world dance educational programs on Thursday afternoons - woohoo!  Good times and a great cause.  Visit A Place Called Home at their amazing work here.  In addition to this change, though we are in the middle of the high holiday season, I will be taking a SELF CARE day every Wednesday - meaning the office will be closed every Wednesday until 2:00PM so I can sleep in and be functional!  Yay!  Unless I have a booking or contract with you on a Wednesday (which is always available), all office work (emails, calls, new booking requests/inquiries, consultations, etc) will have to be taken after 2:00PM or the following day.  I work seven days a week, and I have finally come to the point where 6.5 days is plenty.  As we near the winter solstice, Wednesday office days will continue to be shut down for self care.  Enjoy the holidays!  xo, T. 

 Photo by Chris Garland

Photo by Chris Garland

Meet the Team: Jerry Reyes!

Hey loves!  Tehani here :)  As per my usual, I've been so busy with bookings and contracts that I haven't had a chance to update the website!  Whew!  The holiday season is upon us and we have been blessed with bookings galore!  Make sure to contact us about our new offerings - it's our best season yet! 

Our next installment of "Meet the Team" highlights our dear Jerry Reyes!  We LOVE Jerry so much here at Dancing Tehani Entertainment.  Our very own personal Master of Disguise, he is one the most versatile costuming/makeup ambience character actors we've got and he is amaaaaaazing at what he does.  He is best known for his work in Disney's first three Pirates of the Caribbean movies and is quite the swordsman onstage!  Need a pirate for an event?  A fully costumed actor (from mardi gras king to regal sheik to renaissance knight) in character for your event's ambience or themed photo booth?  Jerry's your man.  And he's fabulous!  We love you Jerry!  Check out his full bio at IMDB here

 Photo Credit: Orange County Register

Photo Credit: Orange County Register

Holiday Entertainment Booking Season is Here!

As summer slowly transitions into fall and we still feel the warm glow of a summer sky's radiance, we reluctantly say goodbye to an eventful, exciting and creatively inspiring summer.  That said, do we sit on our laurels?  Of course not!  Holiday entertainment booking season is already here!  Book your holiday entertainment with us at DancingTehani Entertainment by visiting our dance page here and sign up for our newsletter on our Contact Page to be the first to receive updates on new entertainment offerings and fun seasonal events!  Our entertainment team is ready to provide you with stellar, high calibre and unforgettable entertainment for your holiday events, corporate parties and festive functions!  Book now to ensure availability for your event and we will see you at the show! 

 These wonderful performers and more (this photo only has a portion of our entertainment team) are available for your next holiday party!  Let us bring you your best entertainment yet with  Dancing Tehani Entertainment .   Connect with us  directly for a quote and to discuss your vision for an incomparable and memorable event! 

These wonderful performers and more (this photo only has a portion of our entertainment team) are available for your next holiday party!  Let us bring you your best entertainment yet with Dancing Tehani EntertainmentConnect with us directly for a quote and to discuss your vision for an incomparable and memorable event! 

Boats, Planes and Trains!

It has been a crazy, fun, adventurous, scary, uplifting... EVERYTHING type of Summer!  We found ourselves on boats and planes and trains... with fire shows and Swedish bands and Spirit Dance empowering programming and wellness workshops and mermaids and live painters and professional development seminars and museums and corporate gigs and mindfulness meditation retreats... I love my life!  And it is an amaaaaaazing life because of YOU - my friends, my clients, my strange creative performing fam bam, my kindred souls and musicians and dancers... my corporate partners, my performance arts residency sponsors, my fellow wellness badasses... all of you!  I love you!  Thank you for a fabulous summer!  Here's to many more!  We not enter holiday booking season, annual wellness retreat season, arts education season, writing writing writing season... and so much more.  Changing gears and ready for the fall and the darker days (fire show season!!!) - let's rock it out!  I'm ready.  Are you?  ;) 

 Me, on one of my boat gigs this summer - it was so much fun!  Thank you Jaime at Fireball Whisky for having me as part of your entertainment; you are fab!  And thanks for educating me on the difference between whiskey with an E and whisky without - I learn something fun and new every single day. 

Me, on one of my boat gigs this summer - it was so much fun!  Thank you Jaime at Fireball Whisky for having me as part of your entertainment; you are fab!  And thanks for educating me on the difference between whiskey with an E and whisky without - I learn something fun and new every single day. 

Meet the Team: The Ericas!

It has been a long time since we have posted an update on this site.  It is such a busy time!  But we wanted to introduce you to two amazing women on our entertainment team (we feature one or two epic people on our team every single month!) that you can visit on the entertainment offerings found on the Dance Page of this site: Erica Tenaglia AND Erica Tortolano!  They are both fabulous performers! 

  MEET ERICA TENAGLIA!   Erica Tenaglia was born in La Boca, Argentina where she appeared at a young age in the popular shows "Carozo y Narizota", and "Telejuegos". In Los Angeles, she appeared as a S.A.G. Actor in "Charmed", "CSI:crime investigation" and was featured in a Super Bowl commercial among other well-known shows and events. This past year (2017) she was invited to dance in Carnaval, with the popular competitive group "Mari-Mari" in Gualeyguachu, Argentina. Her first language is Spanish, she is fluent in English and well-spoken in French. She loves dancing, the arts, and has a big heart for animals.  You can find her dance her heart out with us at  Dancing Tehani Entertainment .  We LOVE Erica!

MEET ERICA TENAGLIA!

Erica Tenaglia was born in La Boca, Argentina where she appeared at a young age in the popular shows "Carozo y Narizota", and "Telejuegos". In Los Angeles, she appeared as a S.A.G. Actor in "Charmed", "CSI:crime investigation" and was featured in a Super Bowl commercial among other well-known shows and events. This past year (2017) she was invited to dance in Carnaval, with the popular competitive group "Mari-Mari" in Gualeyguachu, Argentina. Her first language is Spanish, she is fluent in English and well-spoken in French. She loves dancing, the arts, and has a big heart for animals.  You can find her dance her heart out with us at Dancing Tehani Entertainment.  We LOVE Erica!

  MEET ERICA TORTOLANO!   Erica Tortolano is another wonderful dancer/actor/model triple threat contributing to the ever stellar entertainment at Dancing Tehani Entertainment and so many other venues and companies always improved by her presence!  This innovative entertainer is a SAG/AFTRA-e actress with an MFA in Physical Theatre whose work can be found on the History Channel, Accademia dell'Arte and gracing notable theaters all over Southern California.  She is one of our pin up models and ambience entertainers with so many other skills up her magical sleeve (juggling, tarot reading and sculpture to name a few!).  Both our Ericas are incomparable and magnetic performers!

MEET ERICA TORTOLANO!

Erica Tortolano is another wonderful dancer/actor/model triple threat contributing to the ever stellar entertainment at Dancing Tehani Entertainment and so many other venues and companies always improved by her presence!  This innovative entertainer is a SAG/AFTRA-e actress with an MFA in Physical Theatre whose work can be found on the History Channel, Accademia dell'Arte and gracing notable theaters all over Southern California.  She is one of our pin up models and ambience entertainers with so many other skills up her magical sleeve (juggling, tarot reading and sculpture to name a few!).  Both our Ericas are incomparable and magnetic performers!

Meet the Team: Jayel!

We have some amaaaaazing people here on the Dancing Tehani Entertainment team and I (Tehani) thought it would be great to introduce some of our wonderful talent to you!  I plan to introduce a 2-3 of our people on the entertainment team once a week (that seems ambitious as I've been blessed to be insanely busy this summer season, so perhaps it may be once a month for a few months instead lol). 

Most catering, corporate and entertainment gigs are simply with yours truly... but when clients require more ambience, opening acts, and fully produced shows with all the extras to the entertainment and require the full experience.... our whole ensemble comes out to play!  And when they do, my ALWAYS fabulous team members are present to dazzle and delight you with their radiance, presence and heart-centered nature.  Good people :)  I love my job and my cohort is full of talented people that almost always transform into great and fun friends!

MEET JAYEL OUDJAT!

Straight from the South of France, now blessing our company with her heart and beauty in Southern California, is one of our dancers, Jayel!  Specializing in belly dance and brilliant themed performances, she is a versatile and wonderful soul with professional experience in makeup for film and also the healing arts.  Definitely a kindred spirit I love working with!  You will see her dancing with Isis wing fans, modeling/greeting with a smile and doing stellar make up for our gigs! 

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Spirit Dancer Wellness is a TOP PRO (in the Top 4% of ALL Service Providers) on Thumbtack!

 YAY!  Hey loves!  Tehani here :)  I have some beautiful news to share...   I've been in the Top 3 Reiki Masters on Thumbtack as a "Best of" service provider for the past few years, but just being awarded TOP PRO status puts me at the top 4% if ALL service providers... and that is a good feeling :)  I really love this work and deeply care about the well being of all my clients; this is such a wonderful little way to show it!  What I love about TOP PRO status (aside from the cute little ribbon next to my name that now shows up in quotes lol) is that you cannot buy pro status or request it... it is based on ACTUAL WORK, ACTUAL REVIEWS & ACTUAL RESULTS.  As a Capricorn Sun Sign (with a Leo Rising), that's the best little nod you can give me hehe.   Learn more about Spirit Dancer Wellness on my  Soul Page  here.  Thanks so much for all your support and awesomeness!  It's this amazing community that fuels the fire and keeps me blissfully engaged with this work every single day.   Forever Grateful to this Work that is My Life...  xoxo ((hugs!))  T. 

YAY!  Hey loves!  Tehani here :)  I have some beautiful news to share... 

I've been in the Top 3 Reiki Masters on Thumbtack as a "Best of" service provider for the past few years, but just being awarded TOP PRO status puts me at the top 4% if ALL service providers... and that is a good feeling :)  I really love this work and deeply care about the well being of all my clients; this is such a wonderful little way to show it!  What I love about TOP PRO status (aside from the cute little ribbon next to my name that now shows up in quotes lol) is that you cannot buy pro status or request it... it is based on ACTUAL WORK, ACTUAL REVIEWS & ACTUAL RESULTS.  As a Capricorn Sun Sign (with a Leo Rising), that's the best little nod you can give me hehe.   Learn more about Spirit Dancer Wellness on my Soul Page here.  Thanks so much for all your support and awesomeness!  It's this amazing community that fuels the fire and keeps me blissfully engaged with this work every single day. 

Forever Grateful to this Work that is My Life...

xoxo ((hugs!))  T.