Our Mission 

Our mission is to foster a deep connection with the rich and diverse cultures of the Pacific Islands through the art of dance. Our commitment is to provide a transformative and empowering experience, where each participant not only learns the captivating rhythms and movements of Pacific Island dance but also discovers the beauty of self-expression, strength, and unity.

about us 

Hi, my name is Arlynda Jonas, I am a practitioner of various Pacific Island dances. I began dancing at the age of 8 years old, and in 2011 I attended an arts school in Kansas City where I learned Pacific Island Dances. 

I have lived in Northwest Arkansas since 2014, and after moving to NWA I soon began leading a hula ministry at a local church and offering private lessons to students. After connecting with local pacific island organizations, I was able to expand my teaching practice to include more students and offer more performance opportunities. 

I currently lead a group called “Ocean Wave” in Springdale, Arkansas at the Jones Center, and the group has performed in various events across NWA. Ocean Wave is a dance initiative that focuses on exploration and education of various pacific island dances. Our mission is to educate participants and audiences on Pacific Island cultural traditions, and to empower youth to build confidence through this arts specific approach. 

Classes are Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:00 - 6:00 pm