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Siva Afi – Beginners – Level 1


Students will learn basic steps to siva afi, routine and cultural information about the siva afi

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Course Information

On successful completion of the Siva Afi Beginners Course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of the history and origins of Siva Afi
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of how to correctly hold, handle and look after their Siva Afi practise stick
  • Understand safe dance practice, including:
    • practising in environments that hold enough space
    • practising in environments away from young children or fragile objects to avoid potential accidents
  • Confidently execute basic Siva Afi movements including:
    • Vili tasi (One hand spin)
    • Fa’aka’amilo i kua (Around the back)
    • Vili lua (Two hand spin)
    • Other

– Confidently execute Siva Afi technique and warm up drills

  • Demonstrate the correct stance, posture and alignment of the basic movements
  • Perform the learnt routine and combinations by the end of the course
  • Execute learnt movements with confidence and warrior-like strength


Moemoana Schwenke

Siva Afi & Oceanic Instructor

Moemoana Schwenke has extensive experience with various Pacific cultural arts, locally and internationally. She has placed 1st runner up in the womens category for the 2019 World Fire-Knife Competition in Hawaii, she has participated in the 2017 Te Maeva Nui dance competition in Rarotonga, 2019 Heiva I Tahiti Festival representing legendary group O Tahiti E, 2019 Teuila Festival as a guest artist and much more.