Tahitian dance is the most exciting and popular of all Polynesian dances. It is the original dance of grass skirts swishing to the rapid rhythm of drums. This is a fun instructional video made for both the male and female dancer. Now anyone can learn how to dance Tahitian, the "Ori Tahiti" in these easy step-by-step lessons. Each song is taught by a phrase or drum pattern that has been slowed down for learning purposes. At the end of the lesson everyone will be dancing at the performance speed. "Mirror-imaging" is used in all lessons allowing the dancer to follow each lesson in a mirror-like fashion. Each instructor has had years of cultural and professional experience in Polynesian Dance. (120 minutes)
You will learn: The two main types of Tahitian dance: the "Ote'a" and the "Aparima"
Basic steps to the advanced form - 5 Male Basic Steps and 6 Female Basic Steps
Essential information on costuming, instrumentation & dance competition.
Learn 5 Tahitian routines: Tamure Tamure, Ote'a Tamari'i, Vahine Tahiti, Ta'u Tiare Taina, and Ote'a Feti'i
Contains all the
instructional material from the DVD "Dances of Tahiti for Children",
plus additional steps and dances for adults. (Companion CD also