I discovered a true passion for the art of Tahitian Dancing while studying abroad in metropolitan France. Coupled with my extensive background in the ballet, I began teaching Ori Tahiti (Tahitian... Read More
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 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