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HOW TO HULA
A dance set to poetry. Learn the difference between Hula Kahiko (Ancient Hula) and Hula Auana
(Modern Hula). Storytelling in dance form. Learn the various types of Hawaiian dance: Hula Kahiko and Hula Auana and the costumes used for each. Then learn the basic foot and hand motions, and complete choreographies. Hula Kahiko (Ancient Hula) is performed with a chanter, who plays the Ipu Heke (double gourd drum) and the dancer(s) who dance to the beat of the drum. Chanting is a form of Hawaiian mele (song) to honor a person, place, or event. Chanting is performed at funerals, weddings, graduations and just about for any occasion.
Dress: Pa'u or skirt (for females) and/or wear comfortable clothing.
Additional Information about Chants: All music from all over the world started
out as chants-
religious chants; then, it emerged into secular (non-
ORI: THE DANCE OF TAHITI
The most energetic of all the Polynesian dances and widely known for very fast hip movements
(Remember the dancer during the Hawaii 5-
Dress: A pareo or scarf for the hips, wear comfortable clothing.
NEW ZEALAND MAORI POI DANCE
Learn the art of twirling Poi balls (soft white balls at the end of bright, braided yarn which Maori women twirl in their dancing). The Poi dance was originally used by the Maori women for keeping their hands flexible for weaving and by the men for strength and coordination required during battle.
Dress: Wear comfortable clothing.
OTHER DANCES TAUGHT
FYI: Samoan and Tongans perform the Money Dance, it is a tradition for the audience to give the dancer money, by either placing the money on the stage near her or tucking the money into her clothes. Some throw the money on the stage. The purpose of this dance is to show appreciation and support for her dancing, as well as the dancer. (Samoan it is called Taualuga; Tongan it is called Fakapale)
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14801 N. 83rd Ave.
Peoria, AZ 85381
I teach the enrolled preschoolers at the Arrowhead Montessori, as well have adult classes in the evenings.
(PLEASE NOTE: There is a resident cat and sometimes a dog(s) will be at the Montessori, if you do not like animals/pets and/or allergic to them, please attend the Surprise location)
Please call first regarding dance lessons 623-
PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AND ENCOURAGED!!
Classes will be held first 3 weeks in November and 1st week in December. There will be no classes for the remainder of December due to the Holiday season. Classes will resume Friday, January 6, 2018.
CLASS FEE AND POLICIES
4 Week Session -
Classes: All ages, men, women, boys, and girls welcome!
Classes are on Fridays evenings, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM (always ongoing at the Montessori).
Prepayment is required to guarantee your spot in any class and is due first Friday of the month.
No refunds or make-
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before class starts to allow time to sign in, make payments, etc.
New classes start the first Friday of every month.
DANCE COMPANY CLASS
8:30 pm to 9:30 pm
1 Class Session -
BENEFITS OF LEARNING POLYNESIAN DANCE
It helps builds self esteem
Improves social skills
Helps overcome stage fright
Excellent for burning fat and calories
It also helps exercise the mind by memorizing the words, music, and dance routine
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOLS/GROUPS
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DANCE WITH US!
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