Tahitian Dance

Rapidly growing and more popular worldwide, Ori Tahiti (Tahitian Dance) consists of fast rhythmic hip shaking, slow sensual hip movements, and storytelling with hand and arm gestures, it is an alluring and exciting style of Polynesian Dance. During this course, you will explore and drill the core basics, learn new footwork variations, practice leg weight shifts with hip motion.

This class designed and instructed by L.A.’s premiere ori Tahiti dancer Leolani Gallardo will advance your dance with outstanding choreographies and technical training.  Leolani will give a breakdown of the primary motor skill movements to help you realize and harness the power within your hips, abdominal center, arms, legs, and buttocks! In addition to getting your weekly cardio work-out, experience the art and culture of French Polynesia!

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* Academy Cards Accepted

* $15 Drop-in rate

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Ori Tahiti Instructor

Leolani born and raised in L.A., Leolani Gallardo has 20 years of dance experience in competing and performing internationally throughout the U.S., Tahiti, Mexico, New Zealand, and Japan. Leolani teaches Ori Tahiti Dance and Zumba in the L.A. area and continues to hold workshops in the US and abroad….Read more…

Performance Opportunity


Join in the dance.  The L.A.B.A welcomes all students who are in regular attendance to choreography classes and or specialty sessions to perform in our public events.  Interested in finding out more?  You can by speaking with your instructor, or by sending us an email.  Do you have a dance to share? Sign up TODAY by filling our registration form.

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