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ALOHA!! Since I've had alot of people asking me to teach this class again and some asking me what is Hula and they don't really know much about it or the this type of dance, therefore I decided to do a FREE class in Central Park, this one time as an introduction of the Hula/Polynesian dances, and show the Aloha spirit. I will perform two Auna (Hula dance and one Tahitian. I will also teach basics. So come and join me.
Come and join learn how to use your lovely hula hands, and sway your hips, awaken your Exotic Beauty and Spice up it with us Polynesian Style.
Hula / (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_English)ˈ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_English#Key)h (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_English#Key)uː (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_English#Key)l (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_English#Key)ə (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_English#Key)/ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_English) is a dance form accompanied by chant (oli) or song (mele). It was developed in the Hawaiian Islands (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawaiian_Islands) by the Polynesians (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polynesia) who originally settled there. The hula dramatizes or portrays the words of the oli or mele in a visual dance form.
Tahitian dance comes from Tahiti, an island located in the heart of the Pacific Ocean.
Tahiti and her other islands are known as the French Polynesian Islands. Tahitian music is based on various drums, guitar, ukulele and nasal flute which are often played accompanying songs or performances. Tahitian dance is considered as a joyful physical activity, but it is above all an art of the physical expression of emotions, especially the one of Joy.
This is going to be a 50 minutes class, with 5 minutes warm up, stretch and a little bit of intense leg muscle building exercise, 40 minutes of basic Hula and Tahitian. The Tahitian portion will be intense cardio workout, with really fast hip shaking movements. We finish off with a 5 minute cool down. Please arrive a few minutes early to change and sign in.
What to bring:
Yoga clothing i.e tights, tank top, shorts, if you have pareo which is beach wrap, if you don't have any, to improvise you can bring a scarf. Face towel, water. You may also bring any flower accessories you would like to use, or lei.
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