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 for the boy and girl 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. (57 minutes)
You will learn:
The two main types of Tahitian dance the "Ote'a" and the "Aparima"
Authentic basic steps - 4 male basic steps and 4 female basic steps
3 Tahitian dance routines: Tamure Tamure, Ote'a Tamari'i , and Vahine Tahiti
Essential information on costuming, instrumentation & dance competition