Founded in the Spring of 2008 and incorporated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in Fall of 2016, the Tekniqlingz came about through the Tinikling Filipino bamboo dance workshops held by the Katipunan Filipino Club of the University of Hawaii at Manoa. They operate as a traditional and modern Filipino folk dance program which preserves and perpetuates the Filipino American youth culture through creative arts and entertainment. With its foundation based on modernizing traditional Philippine folk dances, the Tekniqlingz is an organization which seeks to inspire and influence new innovations to the world of hip-hop and dance. As a dance crew, they have opened for and shared stages with artists such as Filipino American comedians Augie T and Rex Navarette, and performers such as Mikey Bustos and Apl. De. Ap.

The vision of the Tekniqlingz is to have an ongoing environment to preserve the use of Filipino cultural art forms to activate cultural pride in one’s racial and ethnic heritage through the participation and practice of creating art and entertainment.

Over the years, the Tekniqlingz have supported and continue to support many private and public organizations. Below is a list of these organizations:

Performance Presentations
– Makiki Christian Preschool
– Maunalani Nursing and Rehab
– Lanikila Senior Center
– Island Pacific Academy
– Voyager Charter School
– Relay for Life Leeward
– Kama’aina Kids
– Hawaii’s Plantation Village
– Hawaii State Public Library
– Waipahu Public State Library
– East West Center of Hawaii
– Pan Pacific Festival
– Binhi at Ani Maui Filipino Community Center
– Kona Visayan Club
– Kalayaan International
– Seafood City Supermarket Waipahu
– Parents and Children Together
– Moanalua Preschool
– Likeke Elementary School
– Farrington High School
– Jarrett Middle School
– Kalakaua Middle School
– Saint Francis School
– University of Hawaii at Manoa: Nursing School
– Saint John the Baptist School
– Seagull Schools
– Hawaii International Young Artist Festival
– University of Hawaii: Leeward Community College Waianae
– Honolulu AIDS Walk
– Read Aloud America
– Rice Festival
– Kalihi-Palama Health Center Health Fair
– Ewa Craft Fair / Ewa Bird Show
– United Visayan Community
– Sussanna Wesley Community Center
– University of Hawaii at Manoa Filipino and Philippine Literature Program: Timpuyog Organization
–  Children and Youth Day

Cultural Dance Workshops and Presentation
– Kids Hurt Too Hawaii
– Waimanalo Elementary School
– Waipahu High School Filipino American Club
– Moanalua High School Filipino Club

Combination of Workshops and Performances
– YMCA of Honolulu: Boys and Girls Club Spalding Clubhouse
– Palama Settlement
– Hawaii Jaycees
– Keiki O Ka Aina
– Filipino Community Center
– University of Hawaii at Manoa Filipino and Philippine Literature Program: Katipunan Club
– University of Hawaii: Leeward Community College
– Sariling Gawa Youth Council, Inc.
– University of Hawaii: Pamantasan Conference

2 thoughts on “About Tekniqlingz

  1. I am seeking a tinikling dance group for a small funeral (100 people)
    About 20 min show to honor my Mom
    Juanita DeVera Nelson
    July 13 2018
    8pm during dinner to follow service
    Please ket me know.


    1. Aloha Trini, thanks for your inquiry and interest in our dance crew for your small funeral. Unfortunately, we regret to inform you that we will be unavailable due to not enough dancers being able to perform. Thank you again for your invitation.


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