Tuesday: 3:00-4:00 (all grups)
About The Club:
Polynesian dance encompasses styles from Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, and New Zealand. These islands have used songs and chants for oral storytelling traditions, along with body movement to help convey their way of life.
With over 20 years of experience, I have studied the culture and dance of the islands. From teaching daily classes in California or specialized seminars in Mexico and Canada, to performing and competing professionally in Hawaii and Tahiti, I have learned a lot... not only about myself as a dancer, but more importantly myself as a well-rounded human being. I have taught students of all ages, from 3 year olds to 70 year olds, so I understand what techniques can be developed at each level.
There are many benefits to Polynesian dance that include, but are not limited to:
-Self expression and creativity
-Respect and discipline
-Fine and gross motor development
-Balance, posture, and flexibility
-Coordination: hand-eye, feet, hips, etc
-Cardio vascular health and body toning
-Development of rhythm and beat
-Introduction of island culture and language
-Learn how to use natural materials for costumes: lei making, grass skirts, etc
With this club, I hope to take you on a new adventure and explore the beauty of the islands. The Polynesians are people who love an respect not only each other, but most importantly nature and our whole world. In the Hawaiian language, ALOHA stands for much more than just hello, goodbye, or love. Its deeper meaning is "the joyful (oha) sharing (alo) of life energy (ha) in the present (alo)." As you share this energy you become attuned to the Universal Power that the Polynesians call MANA. I am very excited to share my mana with you.
Gracias, Thank You, and Mahalo,