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
Traditional rhythms are binary, which means that they consist of either two or four beats. All music that we listen to today that is in opposition to this principle represents an imported element... Read More
Dance moves are never set in stone and rather there exists an open classification that gives room for creation. There is no official classification. For educational purposes, teaches five basic steps... Read More