41 YEARS & Countless Awards,


Trophies, Certificates &
Titles of Distinction
Since 1971

 

Paul Tavai-Latta is Canada's only
Masters Degree holder and
Certified Kumu Hula / Ra'atira Pupu OteaTahiti.

He was awarded 3 Certificates from
Grand Master Kumu Hula -
George Naope of Hilo, Hawaii
in JUNE 1983.

 

 Students Certificate
Teaching Diploma
"Na Kumu PalaPala" - Hawaiian Hula Masters Degree
Ra'atira - Ori Pupu Tahiti
Tahitian Dance - Master Director

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Tavai-Latta
"First Place Solo Champion!"

The 4th Annual "Heiva I Honolulu"
- Tahiti Nui International - all Tahitian Dance Competition
Hawaii - March 2006

 Paul Tavai-Latta - 1st Place Male Solo's - Hawaii 2006!

 Paul Tavai-Latta - 1st Place Male Solo's - Hawaii 2006!

 

 3rd ANNUAL
"HEIVA I HONOLULU"
TAHITI NUI INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

 

 'Miss Tahiti Nui International 2005' Rhea Bessette & Mr. Coco Hotahota

"Miss Tahiti Nui International 2005"
Rhea Bessette
Mr. Coco Hotahota of "Te Maeva"
Tahiti's most famous
Tahitian Dance Master & Historian
with "Miss Tahiti Nui International"
"LIVE!" in Hawaii

March 2005

 

 1st PLACE WINNER!
Solo Tahitian Dance - Mandy Lam
(in black)
 

with semi finalists
Rhea, Tasha & Eleyna

Ori Contestants

 

2nd Place Champions 'Live!' at the 3rd Annual 'Heiva i Honolulu' Tahiti Nui International Dance Competitions - March 2005

2nd PLACE!
Paul Latta Tahitian Dancers
"Otea Hokule'a!" - Voyage of the Canoe
Paul Tavai-Latta Dancers
2nd Place Champions
"LIVE!" at the 3rd Annual
"Heiva i Honolulu"
Tahiti Nui International Dance
Competitions

MARCH 2005 

 

Hawaii - March 2005

 

1st ANNUAL
KA OHANA HULA FESTIVAL
Seattle, WA, USA
September 1 - 2

 

 "CONGRATULATIONS!"
to the Paul Latta Polynesian Dancers
2nd Place Hula Auana
"Nani Hanalei"

Paul Latta Dancers
"LIVE!" in Seattle

 
Paul Tavai-Latta with his mentor
Uncle George Naope Judge for
1st Ka'Ohana Hula Festival
AUGUST 2002

 

  Head Judge/Master Kumu Hula - George Naope
Awards Nani Hanalei a 100% perfect score!
(This makes the 16th 100% perfect score in the studio!
Good for you girls!!!)

 

  KAUAI BEAUTY KA'I
Seattle, WA, USA

 
 Kalai Beauty Ka'i - Seattle, WA USA  Nani Hanalei - Seattle, WA USA

 SAN JOSE "TAHITI FETE 2002"
"OTE'A"

 
2nd Place!
"OTE'A"
San Jose Tahiti Fete 2002

 "CONGRATULATIONS!"

Paul Latta Dancers of Canada
"2nd PLACE WINNERS!"

Hura Ava Tau Division (score 921)
 

THE LEGEND OF
'HIRO AND THE HOKULEA'

 "CONGRATULATIONS!"
NATASHA JOHNSTON
SOLO CHAMPION!
"ORI TAHITI" (Adult) 
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO:

Denise Michelle, Natasha Johnston, Melanie Sandeen,
Rhea Bessette, Jacky Bessette, Michelle Bessette,
Jerrica Santos, Eleyna Gomez, Stephanie Santiago
& Director Paul Tavai-Latta

  
Natasha Johnson &
Paul Tavai Latta
"1st Place!" Ori Tahiti (Solo Champion)

 'Otea Hokuiea!' 2nd Place, San Jose, 'Tahiti Fete' 2002

 "OTE'A HOKULEA!"
2nd Place
Ote'a
Aparima
P'A'O'A &
Hivinau
...The smallest group to ever compete in
The San Hose Fete!

San Jose "Tahiti Fete" 2002

COQUITLAM DISTRICT MUSIC FESTIVAL 2000

  OTEA - "Te Va'a" 

Highest Mark of the Festival
(out of 4,152 entries)


Highest Mark of the Year!
(100% Perfect Score)

  


5-6-7-8 SHOWTIME!" Dance Competition
Complete shut-out
1st PLACE WINNER IN EVERY CATEGORY ENTERED

"TEACHER OF THE YEAR!"
"5-6-7-8 SHOWTIME!"
Dance Competition

 

RAROTONGA, COOK ISLANDS DANCE COMPETITION

 Paul Latta & student Danita
"BEST DANCERS OF THE YEAR"
1st Place Champions

NOVEMBER

SAN JOSE "TAHITI FETE" 2005

 Grand Champion - Ori Tahiti!

GRAND PRIZE
1st Place - TOP OVERALL
"GRAND CHAMPION" ORI TAHITI
San Jose Tahiti Fete July '95
1st Place Tane Masters
Top Overall Tane
Grand "Top Overall" Ori

 


Surrey Festival of Dance - three 100% Perfect Scores
UNDEFEATED HIGHEST AWARD WINNERS
1969, 1979 & 1980

Surrey Festival of Dance
Named "MOST ENTERTAINING OF THE YEAR!"