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