Tahitian Dance Workshop

Adults workshop (13 yrs old and up):

This workshop will include a breakdown of the 8 basic dance steps in Ori Tahiti, emphasizing proper techniques. Leolani will break down the primary motor skill movements to help you realize and harness the power within your hips, abdominal center, arms, legs, and buttocks. Leolani will drill you on your Tahitian dance basics and help you to strengthen the muscles that make every great Ori dancer stand out. Learn new techniques, footwork, transitions, and choreography while improving your speed and stamina for the stage! Experience a unique style of Tahitian dance expression that Leolani has developed over years of training with different Tahitian troops and studying diverse forms of movement. You will leave her workshop feeling empowered within your body and enlightened within your soul.

about your insturctor


Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Leolani Gallardo has 25 years of dance experience competing, performing, and teaching internationally. Leolani is a freelance performing artist specializing in Tahitian dance, Hawaiian Hula, and fire performance. Leolani is especially known for being a touring artist teaching Ori Tahiti workshops around the U.S., Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, Indonesia, and just recently in Barcelona, Spain!