Dance is a collective art, but there exist many different methods of instruction according to the individual needs of the students, including but not limited to age, motivation, and what they expect... Read More
There are good Tahitian dance instructors all over the world. There are also very bad teachers, to say the least. Tahitian dance instruction has become a lucrative business and many people use it as... Read More
There are two basic movements in Tahitian dance: tahiri (sometimes spelled “tairi”) and tatue, which is also called otamu. The five basic steps involved in Ori Tahiti, as they are taught in the... Read More
Tahitian dance is becoming a popular practice around the world, but the truth remains that most dancers did not learn their technique from Polynesia.
The majority of Tahitian dancers have been... Read More
Correctly executing both Tahiri and Otamu is the key to a student’s progress. Tahiri is the ordinary lateral swing of the hips, and Otamu is the pelvis retroversion. In the current Tahitian... Read More