Aloha Style teaches Hawaiian Hula and Ori Tahiti to students of all ages. Our mission is to provide a place in the Philadelphia area where anyone who has the desire can learn Polynesian dance, share the “aloha” that comes from within and respect the Hawaiian and Tahitian traditions and culture.
This class is great for those who are new to hula as well as for those who want to brush up on technique and review dances. Warm up to basic hula steps and review proper technique. Class will concentrate on Hula Kahiko (ancient) and Hula ‘Auana (modern) song meaning and choreography in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Ori Tahiti Foundations (Beginner/ Technique)
Instruction in Ori Tahiti (Tahitian Dance), Otea (Drum beats) and Aparima (kiss of the hands/or story telling). Basic and advanced Tahitian dance steps and hand movements broken down into basic components. Instruction for those new to Tahitian Dance or building skills at a more advanced level. Concepts will be broken down in this class and will be reinforced in the General Tahitian Class. This class builds a strong foundation for the dance and is also a terrific workout for all! Choreography may be used with repetition in this class to reinforce skills and movement but will not be taught as the focus is on fundamental steps and hand/ arm movements.
General Ori Tahiti
Instruction in Tahitian Otea (Drum beats) and Aparima (kiss of the hands/or story telling). Basic and advanced Tahitian dance steps and hand movements. This builds a strong foundation for the dance and is also a terrific workout for all! In addition to steps and hand movements, choreographed dances will be taught.
Don’t be shy! Just come and have fun! Learn hula steps and hands in choreography suitable for all ages and dance abilities. Learn all the basic hula steps with easy to follow instructions. Emphasis will be on learning the basic hula steps, posture, and use of hands. You’ll be dancing before you know it, while burning calories and toning your hips, thighs and abdominals!
Adult Intermediate Hula
More complex hulas, implements and some Tahitian Aparima are taught in this class. Emphasis on footwork, hands, and facial expression.
Keiki Intro to Hula
Hawaiian and Tahitian dance instruction for keiki (children) ages 5 and up. This is a beginner class geared to young girls interested in learning Hawaiian Hula and Tahitian dance. In addition to dancing, they will learn culture along with vocabulary, games and other educational activities.
SERVICES/CLASSES WE PROVIDE
Mixed Polynesian studio
Polynesian service business
Performance for hire
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