Maori Courses
Nau mai, Haere Mai, Welcome to Aotearoa. Join our Kapa Haka courses to be immersed in Māori culture, learn traditional Māori performing arts and cultural information about Aotearoa

Choose the course and level you wish to enroll in. Videos are pre-recorded and released weekly so you can complete course at your own pace.

All our dance courses include;

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9 Week course (week 9 assessment week- students have up to three weeks to complete assessments)

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8 weeks of video lessons

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Strengthening technique

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Choreography

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Cultural knowledge

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One zoom session (Cultural arts dance, Language classes are every week)

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Certificate of completion awarded at the end of course upon completing assessment.

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Progress videos and feedback every fortnight

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Virtual classroom

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Practical and theory (quiz) assessment in week NINE

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Access to our Facebook portal and community

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Regular updates on cultural knowledge and information

Level 1

This is the introductory level. Tailored for students who have little to no experience in pasifika style dance.

Level 2

This level is for students who have some knowledge in pasifika style dancing or who have completed level 1 in previous terms.

Level 3

This skill level is reserved for people who have danced in this style before or who have completed level 2 in term 3.

Maori Kapa Haka

Students will learn about Maori Culture through Kapa Haka, each level learning songs and elements of Kapa Haka such as pukana, the meaning associated with each body movement, Māori Myths and Legends that relate to Kapa Haka, Basic technique and formation for each movement and more.

Gender: All | Ages: All | Term Length: 9 weeks
Price: $104.05
Instructor: Brooke Williams

Level 1

 

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

 

Level 2

MAORI LEVEL TWO– this course is for students who completed the level one course successfully. Upon completion of this course students will learn a waiata a ringa as well as cultural knowledge pertaining to geography, traditional items, iconic Maori and more!

 

Level 3

 

MAORI LEVEL THREE- this course is for students who completed the level two course successfully. Upon completion of this course students will learn a poi dance as well as cultural knowledge which includes Social Hierarchy, Cultural protocols, costume making, sustainable practises and more.

 

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.