Our Enthusiasically Unimpressive Ote’a

Yesterday in our online class we met Tahitian ote’as, energetic Polynesian dances that often tell a story. Tahitian dancers who know what they’re doing are incredibly impressive. When I try Tahitian dancing, I’m incredibly not. When we dance the Tahitian ote’a with tiny kids we start at the very beginning, with the most basic hip-shaking and circular moves. It’s not quality dancing, but we’re all in. Trying Tahitian dancing gets us moving, we hope in the right direction. So let’s go!