A Taste of Tahitian
Sunday, August 17, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CDT)
Oak Park, IL
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Students will learn basic fundamentals of Ori Tahiti (Tahitian dance) in this class. We’ll practice routines that are age appropriate and fun! Students will also learn about Tahitian culture and history. Be prepared to get a good workout.
Instructor: Lori Murphy has been studying dance since college. She turned to Bellydance over 20 years ago and has been studying and performing Polynesian dance since 2007.
Ages 15 and older. Dress comfortably.
Cost: $30 / $25 for Halau i Ka Pono students
38 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60302
When & Where
Halau i Ka Pono - The Hula School of Chicago
Halau i Ka Pono is a Hawaiian hula school in Chicago based in Oak Park, IL. June Kaililani Tanoue, Kumu Hula (master teacher), established the school in 2009. She is a student of Kumu Hula Michael Pii Pang who is in the hula lineage of Maiki Aiu Lake and Mae Kamamalu Klein.
Hula is the art of Hawaiian dance expressing all that we see, hear, taste, touch, and feel.
Halau translates as “meeting house or place of learning,” and i Ka Pono means “of goodness, well-being, righteousness.” Another way to say this is “place to cultivate the goodness.” Our purpose is to teach indigenous Hawaiian culture and stories through the joy of dance.
Hula and healing go hand in hand. The dance is a wonderful way to strengthen and get energy moving in the core muscles of the body. It connects us to the grounding energy of the earth and opens us to the warm spirit of Aloha. There are elements of mindful centering, flowing and breath-work involved in this Native Hawaiian dance form. All ages can benefit.