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2022  Workshop


Ote'a and Aparima Workshop


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Thursday, June 23

  • Ote'a Workshop - 4:00 - 5:30 PM

  • Aparima Workshop - 5:30 - 7:00 PM

$65/ per class OR $115 for both

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Biography of Hirohiti Tematahotoa


Hiro is the director and choreographer of the award-winning Tahitian dance group Hanatika, Nunaa E Hau, and director of Ecole de Danse de Tahitienn e Heiva in Papeete.  He has served as a member of the jury for the Heiva I Tahiti, the Ori Tahiti Nui International Competition, and the Tahiti Fete of San Jose. We welcome him this year as one of our Master Teachers.  


2nd best male dancer Heiva I Tahiti 1996

Best couple dancer Heiva I Tahiti 1999

2nd place Mehura at Hura Tapairu 2009 

2nd place Ote’a at Hura Tapairu 2010

2nd place Overall Hura Tapairu 2010

1st place Hura Ava Tau Group at Heiva I Tahiti 2011with HANATIKA

1st place Hura Ava Tau Group at Heiva I Tahiti 2017 with NUNAA E HAU

3rd place Hura Tau Group at Heiva I Tahiti 2018 with NUNAA E HAU



Tamaroa/Tane Workshop


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Thursday, June 24

Ori Tahiti Workshop - 5:00 - 6:30 PM

$40/ per class

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Tylon Teaitū Buendia

Born and raised in the east coast of the states and now residing in California. Tylon is of Mā’ohi decent: his mother, Tekeho Porokura Hina Mariteragi, from Hikueru Tuamotus and Late Father, Delbert Dale Buendia from Pearl city Hawaii. Both parents were dancers and instilled their knowledge of the Polynesian arts into their son at a very young age.

Since 2010 Tylon has been dancing professionally for several venues, the Makahiki Luau located in Sea world Orlando, the Mai Kai restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale FL, the Festival of the Lion King at Disney world’s animal kingdom and the Spirit of Aloha dinner show in the Polynesian resort Orlando FL.

In 2012 Tylon was appointed to be the lead Male dancer and choreographer of the pupu ori, Tahiti Tamure. Since accepting this responsibility Tylon has found his true joy of life, learning and perpetuating his Tahitian culture.

Since 2013 Ori Tahiti has taken Tylon to places like Hawaii, California, Canada and his Island home Tahiti. Tylon’s motive of actively competing is to share the true mana of dancing, love

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