TAHITIAN - Ori Tahiti

Description
Tahitian dance style, also known as Ori Tahiti, comes from the French occupied islands within the Polynesian Triangle. It is often mistaken as Hula but is very distinct. For example upright wooden drums called To'ere are used to create complex musical patterns, which dancers duplicate through movement.
Fitness Level
Ori Tahiti is both a cultural dance & art form of historical value or modern expression. With that in mind be aware that it ranges from medium to high intensity. The primary muscle groups involved are core [abs] & legs [thighs]. Healthy posture & toned arms are a by product of Ori Tahiti.

LEARN TAHITIAN CULTURE

DETAILS
APRIL-JUNE 2019
Tuesday's 7:30pm-8:30pm
At Payette's School of Dance
All levels, ages 5 years +++
Bring water bottle & pareo. [sarong]
Bring a composition book.
Wear black tops & black bottoms [shorts or yoga capri].
LEARN
  • Basic Tahitian choreography/language such as directions, counting, steps & greetings.
  • Appreciation of Tahitian culture & legends through storytelling.
  • How to dance to To'ere drum beats & the Tahitian ukulele.