Beginner's Guide to Getting Fit Learning Tahitian Ote'a
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Beginner's Guide to Getting Fit Learning Tahitian Ote'a

Learn the basic Tahitian Ote'a moves, and create your own workout with them!
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Created by Taylor Koki
Last updated 9/2017
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will learn how to dance the Tahitian Ote'a
  • You will know how to create your own workouts dancing the ote'a
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Requirements
  • It is easiest if you have taken my course A Beginner's Guide to Learning Hula and Getting Fit Dancing, but it is not necessary.
  • You should have a pareau or skirt, but also not necessary.
  • You should be able to access this course through some device connected to the Internet such as a computer, phone or tablet
Description

This course will teach you the most fundamental basics to dance the Tahitian Ote'a, and also how to get a great full body workout when dancing. I created this course for women who are looking to take action to improve their lives and their health.You will learn the basic Tahitian Ote'a dance moves and how to maximize your movements for the most athlectic benefit. I begin by showing you the ote'a, and then I break down the mechanics behind each move. Once you learn the moves I explain how you are able to create a workout. Once you complete this course you will know how to create your own at home workout that you do at your own convenience.

Who is the target audience?
  • Any woman who wants to learn to dance
  • Any woman who wants to learn how to get fit on her own schedule and anywhere she wants
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Introduction
20 Lectures 49:34

Aloha, or Iaorana (hello in Hawaiian and Tahitian)! Welcome to my Getting Fit learning Tahitian Ote'a course. If you have taken my course on Learning Hula and Getting Fit Dancing then you are a few steps ahead. You will already know the posture, arm placements, and how to move your hips gracefully. If you did not take the course no worries!  I will teach you everything you need to know! After this course you will know how to dance the Tahitian Ote'a and how to get fit dancing!

Preview 01:13

When you combine all of the feet, hip and hand movements of the ote'a you have the finished product.You may be able to tell that I am freestyling here. Although it is a big performance I take the liberty to dance what I want to dance, and you can too! Focus on your favorite moves, or on your goals. If you want more cardio then focus on moving your hips faster for longer. If you want to work your legs more then incorporate level changes, which we will cover later in the course. Above all have fun and smile!

Preview 00:30

The pareau, also commonly known as a "sarong", is integral to Tahitian dancing. The vast majority of the time you will be wearing a pareau when you dance, especially when you dance the ote'a. You can do the course without one of course, but if you intend on performing for other people, or even for a full practice for yourself, consider purchasing a pareau. There are countless ways to tie a pareau. In this video I teach you the most common ways to wear a pareau when dancing. I will never forget being a child and the emcee of our show was teasing the audience because the women dancers wore only a pareau that was tied, there were no velcro, hooks or zippers.

How to tie a pareau
02:57

This video is a continuation of ways to tie a pareau

...Continuation of how to tie a pareau
03:29

Learn the most common arm placements 

Arm Positions
00:43

This is the last video before you get to actually start learning moves! We cover things like posture and etiquette here.

Getting Started
00:59

Now we learn our first move. This is probably the easiest move to learn, and is probably where the ka'o, in hula, came from.

Preview 01:35



This move is the epitome of grace. The entire move is soft. The varu is the same move as the oniu in hula.

Preview 02:52

Typically when you see a video/ad/movie of tahitian dancing it is of this move. This move is the most famous of all, and also the most difficult. When you master the 'ami or slow fa'arapu you can always work on increasing your speed while maintaining the size and roundness of the circle.

Preview 03:08


In case you thought the fa'arapu was easy, we add a step to it here.

Preview 03:04

One of the prettiest of all the moves. There are at least two ways to do the ope. Here we cover the ope with a circle.

Preview 04:02

Learning how to turn is the first step in becoming a more well-rounded dancer. Dancers are not complete if they are stationary. 

Preview 05:18

I explain the importance of understanding the mechanics to dancing i.e. weight distribution so you can walk while you dance.

Preview 05:39


Probably the most challenging thing to do is to dance to the ground. You get a fantastic leg workout. Add your arms out to the side and you have a total body workout.

Preview 01:53

HIIT
01:20

MAURURU! Maholo for taking this course!! Stay healthy and never get too busy to take time to improve yourself.

Māuruuru
00:24

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About the Instructor
Taylor Koki
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Hula teacher/ Personal trainer/ Nutrition coach

Aloha! I have been dancing hula for over 20 years, performing for about 23 years and first began teaching about 15 years ago. I competed and won an NPC fitness competition, and then became a personal trainer, certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. I have been a nutrition coach for about five years, and I earned a bachelors in nutrition science. I love teaching people how to make healthier choices to help them fit and be happier.