IA ORA NA!

 

                      KIA ORA!

 

                                NI SA BULA!

 

                                         TALOFA!

 

                                                 MALO E LEILEI!

 

ALOHA!

 

Greetings from the
Islands of the South Pacific!

 

As we present to you

Paul Tavai-Latta's

 

 

 

Local and Touring Workshops and Master Classes!
All the Islands of the South Pacific brought directly to you!

Created, instructed and brought to you exclusively by

Internationally Renowned Polynesian Dance Expert
Kumu Hula / Ra´atira

 

PAUL TAVAI-LATTA 

 

We guarantee all dances taught are authentic and appropriate for show or competition. All music is 'show quality' and recorded on CD

Each class is furnished with 'teacher quality' detailed notes and dance directions, maps and more!

Each visit also permits time for a 'question and answer' period, staging and costuming suggestions and a demonstration by Paul. Unless otherwise stated, all Classes and Routines in


are created, choreographed and taught by
International Dance Instructor, Consultant and Adjudicator
PAUL MA'E MA'E KAPUA O KAHALA TAVAI-LATTA

 

 

Paul Ma'e Ma'e Kapua O Kahala Tavai-Latta

 
Director (39 years) the Top Award Winning
Paul Latta Polynesian Dancers & Co.

"BEST POLYNESIAN / PACIFIC RIM DANCE STUDIO!"
in Canada

Canada's only Certified Master's Degree
Kumu Hula in Polynesian Dance

Kumu Hula certified by Hawaiian Master
George Lanakilakekiahiali'i Naope

Member - Polynesian Cultural Centre - Oahu, Hawaii

Member - Hui O Na Kumu Hula - Seattle, Washington


Producer / Director /ChoreographerStar
"TAMURE TAHITI's POLYNESIAN SPECTACULAR!"
Canada's largest, longest-running Polynesian Review

 

For Dance Studio / Group Owners / Directors, the Workshop(s) are complimentary with a full class enrollment.

PRIVATE LESSONS
Private and Semi-Private classes (for Teachers and Student Teachers) only are available upon special request and will be instructed following all "Workshops".

$50.00 (1-hour) for those already enrolled in "Paulynesia!" Advanced reservations required. (Please state specifically what you would like to learn!)

LOCAL WORKSHOPS
Require a minimum of 5-10 Registrants (or $200 minimum).

BC WORKSHOPS
Require a minimum of 10 Registrants registering in a minimum of 2 classes

USA/NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOPS
Require a minimum of 15-25 Registrants registering in a minimum of 2 to 3 classes.

For "OUT OF TOWN" requests, a minimum of 2 consecutive classes is required.
FEE: Local, National, USA + International . . . . . Inquire
Additional expenses can also include time, travel, meals, overnight accommodation [billets acceptable]). The "host organization" is responsible for supplying appropriate Studio space.

Assisted by

BRENDA 'NUI LOA' PRIEUR -
Assistant Director
Paul Latta Dancers & Co.


BC Director
INTERNATIONAL ETHNIC DANCE COMPETITIONS
OF CANADA


"FESTIVAL POLYNESIA / PACIFIC RIM"



Past Entertainment Co-ordinator
Club Med Mo'orea
Tahiti, Haiti, Mexico, Guadeloupe

Member
Hui O Na Kumu Hula
Seattle, Washington

As a special feature, let Paul Latta Show Productions bring one of our popular 'sell-out' Polynesian shows with us, present your own "Hawaiian Night!" in conjunction with the day's class and let us feature you and your dancers as "special guests" in our show!

Most routines can be tailored to "BEGINNER", "INTERMEDIATE" or "ADVANCED" level dancers.

"BEGINNERS"

 =

Any dancer who has studied for 2 years
"INTERMEDIATE"

 =

Any dancer who has studied for 3-5 years
"ADVANCED"

 =

Any dancer who has studied 6 years or more

NOTE: "Novice" Classes (1st year students) are offered only by special request.

NOTE: Age is not necessarily a determining factor of level placement. It is suggested that you take a class 1 level below what you are in order to be able to "take it all in".

Each Class is a concentrated and intensive 2 hours.

One complete Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced Choreography routine
will be taught in each class.

Each routine is instructed and choreographed to capture the authenticity and true feelings of the people of Polynesia and their native homelands. The choreography, music, technique and style are encompassed in each class.

Each routine will also be taught with appropriate entrance and exits and is guaranteed to be show
and / or competition ready.

Each routine will be given appropriate "staging" suggestions for show or competition.

Most of the over 150 routines we offer have placed "1st" in several competitions!

Each routine comes complete with a 'teacher-quality' detailed
"Choreography / Fact Sheet", Maps and other important
educational material at no additional charge.

Although choreography adaptations are
made to appropriately suit the specific
enrollment, the routines are instructed in such a
way that additional adaptations and theatrical
staging can be made simply and with
minimal (if any) distortion to the original
routine to accommodate your
requirements
(ie: Show or Competition, large or small group, etc.).

Each routine is choreographed to match an actual and available professional
recording and / or professional show-quality chrome cassettes are available
at each class for $5.00 per tape. No cutting or splicing is required.
All music information required is included on the
comprehensive Choreography / Fact Sheet.

Each class features an informational "Question & Answer" period.

In addition, at each class we offer a variety of appropriate costuming suggestions.

Each participant is required to bring the following items to any class:
      Audio Recorder/Cassette Deck and a blank tape
      Tape recording the entire class is encouraged, for future reference
      Please bring notebook, pen(s) and refreshments.
      VIDEO RECORDERS ARE PERMITTED ONLY FOR THOSE
         ENROLLED IN THE CLASS

For over 3 decades, Paul Tavai-Latta, Director of 'Canada's top-award winning' Paul Latta Polynesian Dancers, has proudly shared his first-hand knowledge of the Polynesians and their diverse cultures & has taught the traditional and contemporary songs and authentic native dances of Hawaii, New Zealand, Samoa, the Cook Islands and Tahiti. "Paulynesia!" Workshops and Master Classes were created by popular demand in 1984 to bring this ongoing knowledge and quality directly to you and your Studio!

Raised and trained in the South Pacific and a member of the world famous Polynesian Cultural Center, Paul teaches over 1,500 private and group classes annually, as well as sell-out local and international "Paulynesia!" workshops, including Paris, Holland, Seattle, New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Las Vegas and Japan! Workshops are offered for all ages and all levels for performances, competitions, special events or just for fun!

Paul is the Founder and National Director of the International Ethnic Dance Competitions of Canada, which feature the annual "Festival Polynesia / Pacific Rim!", one of North American's largest all-Polynesian / Pacific Rim dance competitions. In addition, Paul owns one of the largest private collections of Polynesian and South Pacific artifacts, ranging from the contemporary to priceless rare items which can no longer be found outside museums. He often brings many items from his 30-year collection as an educational display of Polynesia, past and present.