a female polynesian dancer mid movement as she dances

'ORI TAHITI WORKSHOPS

with Ora Nui Tahitian Dance Troupe

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

KALAMA HERITAGE FESTIVAL

Friday - Sunday, August 6 - 8, 2021

Kalama Marina Park | 246 Hendrickson Drive, Kalama WA 98625

$30/CLASS | $75/ALL CLASSES

Ora Nui Tahitian Dance Troupe will be teaching three different 'Ori Tahiti workshops at this year's 10th Annual Kalama Heritage Festival. Join our award-winning instructor, Mika, as she guides you through the movements of 'Ori Tahiti and teaches both the 'ote'a and 'aparima styles of 'Ori Tahiti.

FRIDAY:
BEG. 'OTE'A

( 2 HOUR CLASS )

The 'ote'a is the traditional dance of Tahiti. Known for its fast hip movements done to rhythmic drum beats, the 'ote'a is one of the harder dance styles of Polynesia. During our Beginner ‘Ote’a workshop dancers will learn a simple choreographed ‘ote’a that will work basic ‘Ori Tahiti (Tahitian dance) movements, build stamina, and help body coordination. All skill levels are welcome, however, having previous ‘Ori Tahiti experience is recommended.

SATURDAY:
INT. 'OTE'A

( 2 HOUR CLASS )

This workshop is recommended for those that have ‘Ori Tahiti training and a strong understanding of the ‘Ori Tahiti basic movements. During the Intermediate ‘Ote’a workshop, dancers will work intermediate/advanced movements as they learn a fast-paced choreographed dance that will put their strength and stamina to the test.

SUN:
'APARIMA

( 2 HOUR CLASS )

The ‘Aparima style of dance in Tahiti is often mistaken for Hula since it also centers around the hands telling a story to song. The movements in ‘Aparima are often slower and softer but still require great skill to achieve the necessary grace and poise. During this workshop dancers will move through a choreographed dance that will work the basic ‘Aparima movements, help body coordination, and posture. All skill levels are welcome, however, having previous ‘Ori Tahiti experience is recommended.

Registration

To register for our upcoming workshop, please fill out the dancer information below. If dancer is under 18 years of age, please click the box at the bottom of the form to allow your child to participate.

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