Dances of Tahiti for Children
TAHITIAN DANCE is the most exciting and popular of all Polynesian dances. It is the original dance of the grass skirts swishing to the rapid rhythm of drums. Imagine learning the south sea dance of paradise with breathtaking island scenery, drums beating, ukulele playing. 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.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Learn the two main types of Tahitian dance the “Ote’a” (drumbeat dancing) and the “Aparima”(musical dancing)
Authentic basic steps
– 4 Male Basic Steps
– 4 Female Basic Steps
Essential information on costuming, instrumentation & dance competition.
Learn 3 Tahitian dance routines.
– “Tamure Tamure
– “Ote’a Tamari’i
– Vahine Tahiti
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONAL FEATURES
Each song is taught by 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-image’ 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.
DVD: $24.95, Companion CD $9.99
Running Time: 57 Minutes