Instructor: Vikilani. A brief history of Tahiti, basic Tahitian foot, hip and arm movements, how to use ii iis. Includes Otea and Aparima styles of dancing and quick costumes. 22 pages
Instructor: Vikilani. Background, choreography for "Aratai"; directions for staging a group of dancers, yelling during an otea, instructions for basic hip movements, aparima arm poses, costuming tips. 30 pages
Instrucotr: Vikilani. Otea choreographies to "Pa'ea" rhythm, "Bora Bora", and "Otamu" rhythm, hand gestures for aparima dancing, suggestions for audience participation. 24 pages
Instructor: Vikilani. How to make several styles of Tahitian headdresses, coconut bras, fabric bras, Tahitian skirts and hipbands, pareau hip wraps, and ii iis. Also a Tahitian vocabulary guide. 34 pages
Instructor: Vikilani. Includes a brief history of Hawaii, basic hula steps, overview of Hawaiian implements, quick costumes, and choreography for "Pearly Shells" using 2 cowrie shells if desired. 18 pages
Instructor: Vikilani. History and background information, pattern and instructions for simple hip wrap and bra top, intermediate hula steps, choreographies for "Blue Hawaii" and "Little Brown Gal", vocabulary guide, recipe. 18 pages
Instructor: Vikilani. Introduction and ideas, choreographies for "Kalua" (using fire coconuts), "Hawaiian Hospitality," and "Keep Your Eyes on the Hands," Hawaiian vocabulary, luau menu and ideas. 20 pages
Instructor: Vikilani. Introduction and ideas, choreographies for "Lovely Hula Hands", "The Hukilau Song", "Hawaiian Wedding Song", and "To You Sweetheart Aloha". 18 pages
Instructor: Vikilani. History and background of the implements, how to play the ipu and puili, basic rhythms, coordinating with hula steps, playing puili with partners, Hawaiian implements. 22 pages
Instructor: Vikilani. History and background of the implements, how to play uli uli and ili ili (lava stones), coordinating with hula steps and sitting, overview of other Hawaiian implements. 18 pages
Instructor: Vikilani. Pattern lay-outs for various style pareau and bra tops, how to make an artificial ti leaf skirt and pa'u dress, ideas for holoku and muumuus, flower leis, wristlets, anklets, headwreaths, etc. 24 pages
Instructor: Vikilani. Legends and history of ancient style Hawaiian dance; strengthening exercises; choreography for "Moanalua"; costuming ideas, diagrams and instructions for making a pa'u top, skirt, and bloomers. 22 pages.
Instructor: Vikilani. Introduction; choreographies for "Aia La O Pele" (kala'au), "A Ko'olau Au", "Ho'opuka E Ka La Ma Ka Hikina", "Ke Ha'a Ala Puna", costuming, tips for male dancers, and a language guide. 22 pages
Instructor: Vikilani. Polynesian dance instruction and tips especially for men: Hawaiian, Tahitian, Maori, Samoan, and Fire Knife dancing; costuming for each; choroegraphies for "Adios Ke Aloha", Otea, "Na Waka", and Fire Knife. 28 pages
Instructor: Vikilani. A brief history of New Zealand, basic Maori steps, chanting instructions, beginner choreography for "Manu Rere", poi ball movements, quick costumes and how to do Maori throwing sticks. 22 pages
Instructor: vikilani. History and background, choreography for "Manu Rere", how to use single and double short poi, double long poi, how to do Maori throwing sticks, and a stick choreography for "E Papa". 18 pages.
Instruction by Vikilani: a
teacher, performer, booking agent, costumer, and crafter of many years.
Booklets are written for beginner-intermediate students who may not be
able to attend regular classes, but want to learn Polynesian dances for
exercise, fun, or profit. Photocopied pages and easy-to-understand information,
drawings, pattern diagrams, and/or photos included. Construction techniques for Piu-Piu Skirt, Pari, Cloth Skirt, Dress, Tipare, Poi Balls. Booklet measures 8 1/2" X 7" and has 40 pages.
Instructor: Vikilani. Brief history and background of Samoa, performance and cultural information, basic Siva Siva dance steps, costuming, how to do the Taualuga (Kava ceremony), and Siva Lapalapa (stick dance). 26 pages
Instructor: Vikilani. History and background of Tonga, Tongan musical instruments, basic dance steps, choreography for "Ko E Hiva Tau" using coconut halves, and costuming for beginners. 18 pages
Instructor: Vikilani. History and background of the Philippines and its folk dances; instruction for the "Tinikling" (bamboo pole dance); vocabulary guide; costuming for men and women; plus 2 recipes. 18 pages
Instructor: Vikilani. A variety of folk dance routines for the intermediate-level dance student, including "Huricuti", "Lubi Lubi", "Pangalay", "Pahangin" and "Singkil". 28 pages
Instructor: Vikilani. For dance professionals who want to teach. Including: advertising, getting started with a beginner's class, working with various students, class structure, lesson plans, handouts, and more. 18 pages
Instructor: Vikilani. Bring the beautiful Hawaiian Islands to your state for that special wedding luau with this official Christian wedding ceremony, translated in Hawaiian and English. Traditional costuming, tips and suggestions. 21 pages
Instructor: Vikilani. Lots of easy ideas for ethnic costumes requiring no sewing. Many creative Polynesian pareau wraps, Roman and Greek togas, Middle Eastern veils, Indian saris, and much more. 26 pages
Instructor: Vikilani. Especially for dancers: no special equipment needed. Exercises for flexibility, eyes, abdomen, arms, bust, buttocks, hips, and spine; dealing with dance injuries, stress; recipes for facials. 35 pages