Traditional dance is above all “interpretation”. It is undoubtedly linked to a certain period of time but it is also the reflection of a constantly evolving culture. Meeting the technical requirements based on the codification of dance steps and gestures, traditional dance also calls on the personality that it helps to reveal. It encourages creative movement and non-verbal communication.
Traditional Polynesian dance transmits a direct relationship, almost primal, between men and nature, highlighting the cultural roots of individuals. It is a relationship with your body and the other’s body, and dance combines a group of gestures, following the fundamental rules of space, time and rhythm, marked by traditional percussions with which the dance, the dancer, male or female and the group, are intimately linked.
Dance can be individual as well as collective. By collective dance we mean any form of structured dance, created or transmitted while learning, in which the moves and music are consistent and where the individuals that form part of the group are associated for a collective expression.
Dance is one of the means of expression that characterizes any human group. Considered to be the firstborn of the arts, it is the fulfillment of an irresistible impulse that satisfies our artistic sense as well as our need to move.
Dance is an activity particularly suitable for children: it is a source of pleasure and brings joy from dancing together. It can be considered as an educational tool to favor the availability of our body, the enrichment of our movements, and to learn to structure space and time, to be integrated into a group, and even more importantly, to be open to traditional culture.
Furthermore, the dance class, which includes a course for girls and a course for boys, aims to train professional dancers. It links the acquisition of knowledge to the mastering of techniques and the individual practice to the collective practice.