Hula is a
dance accompanied by chant or song. The chant or song is called a mele. The hula dramatizes or comments on the
mele. There are 2 common styles of hula that is taught, Kahiko(ancient) and Auana(modern). The hula is a Polynesian
dance by the Hawaiian people.
Tahitian dance (Ori Tahiti)
Tahitian dance is the most spectacular dance of the South Pacific and
is a cultural representation of Tahiti. Their dances are known as the tamure, ahuroa, aparima and otea.
Tahitians perform dances to drum beats as well as to string instruments that are of a slower beat.
Maori dance with poi balls and sticks
From Aotearoa(New Zealand), Men and Women flutter their hands as they tell their story. The native Maori women perform
with long or short poi "balls" to keep their hands flexible for weaving. 'Poi' is the Maori word for ball
on a cord. Here's a sample LasVegasHula performs the Maori poi dance. The Maori stick dance is a popular game that is fun to learn, click here for a sample. The haka is performed by men and is a warrior chant.
Polynesian dances are from the islands of Hawaii, Tahiti,
New Zealand, Samoa, Rotuma, Tokelau, Fiji, Rapa Nui and many more in the South Pacific. LasVegasHula teaches hula, ori
tahiti and maori dances.