Aloha! Welcome to the colourful & engaging dances of Hawaii, Tahiti, The Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga and New Zealand. Our Polynesian incursions draw on the friendly welcoming nature of these cultures with an array of traditional dances like the Hula from the Hawaiian Islands and Fa’ataupati from Tonga. The workshops are facilitated by fun & friendly performers keen to share their cultural heritage, an ideal way to lean about other traditions whilst having fun, developing co ordination & being active!
- Choice of 1 hour or 2 hour workshop program
- Sydney & Perth Workshops. Sydney Perth & Brisbane Performances
- At least one male & one female Polynesian dancer
- A traditional Polynesian dance performance by (appropriately) colourfully costumed performers
- An introduction & warm up exercises
- Learning popular dances like the Hula
- Sustainable costume making, weaving
Did you know?
Polynesia mostly refers to the Island nations of the Pacific such as Hawaii, Tahiti, The Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga and New Zealand. These cultures have rich dance traditions to celebrate most aspects of life. Dances that depict everyday activities (such as weaving, paddling, cultivating crops and fishing), to celebrate the conclusion of a monumental task such as building a house, to welcome guests , tell the story of an ancient myth and to prepare for battle. Over time the dances have evolved & changed with nations borrowing ideas from each other.
ES1 & Stage 1 – 30 to 45 minutes
Stage 2 & 3 (Ages 8 to 12) – 45 to 60 minutes
Stage 4, 5, 6 (Ages 12 —>) – 60 to 120 minutes
What to Wear?
Loose fitting/PE clothes & sports shoes (flat rubber soles)
School to supply a CD Player/Sound equipment with an ipod plug in
Hall or empty classroom with enough room for the children to move
For bookings & other information contact us on
1300 189 187