Taste Of Tahiti
November 23 and 24, 2018 | At AGUA CALIENTE CASINO RESORT SPA, Rancho Mirage

OUR FREE WORKSHOPS

You can register for as many free workshops as you want during the 2-day festival on November 23 & 24, 2018. 
Registration is required for crowd control capacity.  Workshops are subject to change without notice.

He'i and He'i Po'o (aka Lei & Haku) workshop. You are required to bring your own greenery if you want to participate. Our guest teacher Marilyn will show you some of her techniques and extraordinarily fast pace in order to make you a He'i and He'i Po'o. Some art work will be displayed for purchase but will be in a very limited supply. 

Must be 10 years old or older.

Location: Agua Caliente Casino,  Ballroom area assigned under "PALM SUITE"
Date: Nov. 23 & 24, 2018
Time: 10:00am (45 minutes)
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Ukulele workshop. The Tahitian ukulele is a short-necked fretted lute with eight nylon strings in four doubled courses, native to Tahiti and played througout French Polynesia. The best way to learn ukulele is to pack your bags and head for Tahiti, but no worries, Tahiti is coming to you.  Come and learn the basics and special techniques. 

Open to all ages,  genders and levels.

Location: Agua Caliente Casino,  Ballroom area assigned under "PALM SUITE"
Date: Nov. 23 & 24, 2018
Time: 11:00am (1 hour)
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Aparima workshop. Learn the art of the graceful and exotic Tahitian Aparima: using your hands, arms, facial expressions and slow, sensual hip movements to tell a traditional Tahitian legend or love story. 

Open to females of all ages and levels.

Location: Agua Caliente Casino,  Ballroom area assigned under "PALM SUITE"
Date: Nov. 23 & 24, 2018
Time: Noon, 12:00pm (1 hour)
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Toere & Pahu workshop. This workshop will be taught by all-time-award-winning drummers Matahi from Tamarii Tahina in Raiatea.  He will help drummers understand the basic technique, rhythms and terminology used in Tahitian drumming. 

Open to all ages, genders and levels.

Location: Agua Caliente Casino,  Ballroom area assigned under "PALM SUITE"
Date: Nov. 23 & 24, 2018
Time: 1:00pm (45 minutes)
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Otea workshop. This iconic, fast-paced, exotic and rhythmic style of dance utilizes the body to tell a story through choreography, requiring coordination and a command of basic steps. 

Open to all ages, genders and levels.

Location: Agua Caliente Casino,  Ballroom area assigned under "PALM SUITE"

Date: Nov. 23 & 24, 2018

Time: 2:00pm (1 hour)

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