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'Ori Tahiti Online Classes

Learn the art of Tahitian Dance & beauties of Polynesian Culture in the comfort of your own home! We have classes for all levels of dancers, no experience needed. 

Each class will focus on the basic steps/ technique of 'Ori Tahiti. We will begin class with warming up our bodies, a break down of the steps or choreography, and run through exercises to enhance our skills. All classes are recorded live via Zoom and made available to you via a private link with unlimited replays for the duration of the course + 30 extra days.

 

Read below to find the perfect class for you!

Click below for a peek into what Zoom class looks like.. 

ENROLLMENT CLOSES MAY 26, 2024 

CLASSES BEGIN JUNE 3, 2024

MOANA COURSE

Ages 12-110!!

COURSE DATES: June 3- July 24, 2024 

CLASS TIMES: 5-6pm PST Monday & Wednesday​

  

WhAT TO EXPECT: Beginner level class is perfect for dancers with little to no experience in Tahitian Dance. This class is also great for those who are getting back into dance and need a reminder on how to move their bodies. We will cover the basic steps & fundamentals with detailed exercises to grow strength both physically and mentally. You will learn a simple choreography to put all of your new skills to the test! Each 8 week Beginner's course is different from each other. You are able to take this class multiple times to grow more comfortable in your body. 

 

HOW THIS WORKS: All classes take place live via Zoom.com. Once you sign up, you will be sent a private code to enter the zoom meeting as well as further details to better your experience. Each class is recorded live and made available through a private youtube link. All class recordings, music, and extra details will be available in your class Google Doc for the duration of the course + 1 extra month. You may take each class at your own time if you can not make it live. 

WHAT DO YOU NEED: A phone, laptop, or tablet that can access Zoom.com + a good WIFI connection. If you join live, it is preferred to keep your camera on so your teacher can see you and help give instructions to better your experience. You may wear an athletic top & Pareo(sarong) tied around your hips. 

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Pupu Here

Advanced Level 

Ages 12- 110!!

COURSE DATES: June 4- July 25, 2024 

CLASS TIMES: 4:30-5:30pm PST Tuesday & Thursday

WHAT TO EXPECT: Pupu Here is an advanced based class focused on intricate choreography, solo competition training, and lessons on how to be a better creative. In this class, Kanani will push you to be your best! Her goal is to break your walls and help you reach your 'Ori goals! Pupu Here was created to better a dancer's ability to create and innovate! This class will challenge you to step out of the box and become the dancer you have always wanted to be. On top of the creative side, this class will strengthen your body! We work on stamina & advanced level basics at a faster pace. Pupu Here has brought many dancer's to new limits, award winning performances, and more! 

HOW THIS WORKS: All classes take place live via Zoom.com. Once you sign up, you will be sent a private code to enter the zoom meeting as well as further details to better your experience. Each class recorded live and made available through a private link. All class recordings, music, and extra details will be available in your class GoogleDoc for the duration of the course + 1 extra month. You may take each class at your own time if you can not make it live. 

​WHAT YOU NEED: A phone, laptop, or tablet that can access Zoom.com + a good WIFI connection. If you join live, it is preferred to keep your camera on so your teacher can see you and help give instructions to better your experience. You may wear an athletic top & Pareo(sarong) tied around your hips.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can join
this class?
What do I wear to class?
What can I expect with a Zoom Class?
Do I have to be live on Zoom in order to purchase the course?

The short answer is, everyone!! Polynesian dance is a space open to both those native to and lover's of Polynesia. It is important to understand that 'Ori Tahiti is a cultural dance and not just a fitness class. We touch on the basic cultural concepts of Tahitian dance, music, and language.

You will want to wear a lightweight athletic top paired with a rayon or cotton Pareu (sarong tied around the hips). Once signed up, I will provide links to online stores where you can purchase a pareu but you can always go to your nearest fabric store as well. 

Being that the classes are live, the video will be in a lower quality. We may also encounter wi-fi and connections issues but I make a point to always make- up for whatever may happen. Please make sure the connection on your end is also strong in order to receive the best live class. For the students live with their camera on, please note you will be seen in the class recordings. If you do not want to be recorded, you may turn your camera off.

No! The best part of online classes is that you can take class at your own convenience. You may catch up with live classes via the recording, This works perfect for those with conflicting schedules or time zones. Class recordings are posted with 24hr of the live class. 

Do I need to have my camera on if I join class live on Zoom?

No, you do not. If you join us live, your camera is not required to be on BUT it is such a huge help to me, as your teacher, if you do. I am able to give advice to the students live and help make corrections. If you only take class via the recordings or with your camera off and desire feedback, you can always reach out to me via email or Facebook Messenger and I can help you out!

What do I wear for class?

You will want to wear a lightweight athletic top paired with a rayon or cotton Pareu (sarong tied around the hips). Once signed up, I will provide links to online stores where you can purchase a pareu but you can always go to your nearest fabric store as well.

Important Things To Know

Once you sign up, you will be emailed an invoice + an additional email detailing your class and Zoom information. This email is important in order to get into class as well as receive your Google Doc which will hold your class recordings. If for any reason, you do not receive this email, please check your spam folders. If you still do not see it, please reach out to kananilokelani@gmail.com requesting your document.  Double check you have entered the correct email when signing up to avoid any mishaps. 

Please keep in mind, you will not be sent an email for every class recording. After every live class, the recording will be uploaded to your Google Doc within 24hr. You may check back to your document to find your recording. 

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