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Maori Kapa Haka – Level 1


Students will learn a waiata a ringa as well as cultural knowledge pertaining to geography, traditional items, iconic Maori and more!

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Level one- Introduction to Maori kapa haka taught by Brooke Williams

Upon successful completion of this 8 week Beginners Traditional Māori Performing Arts (Kapa Haka) course you will have learnt, the meaning associated with each body movement, basic technique and formation for each movement:

  • Takahi – Footwork
  • Wiri – Hand movement and placement
  • Kauae runga – Head-movement
  • Pukana – Facial expression
  • The difference between tribal variations of each movement
  • How to sing and dance at the same time
  • How to perform an item with precision
  • Students will learn a Waiata- a ringa (action song) and a Ngeri (haka).

This course will be engaging, educational and lots of fun.

Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa

  • 8 weeks of video lessons- released every Saturday at 9am AEST.
  • Week nine is assessment week- whereby students are required to send in video of the waiata- a ringa and ngeri and complete a quiz based on information shared throughout term.
  • It is recommended that students send in progress videos every two weeks, to receive feedback, assistance with technique.
  • Upon completion of assessment students will receive report and Certificate of Completion.


Brooke Williams

Maori Instructor

Brooke has tribal affiliations to Te Whakatōhea, Ngai Tai, Te Whanau a Apanui, Ngāti Porou and Te Arawa. His experience includes performing since a child, he performed and was assistant tutor for senior kapa haka team Tauiramaitawhiti. Brooke has also performed in a finalist team for Te Matatini Festival 2017/2018.