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Polynesian Drum- and Firedancing class

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Polynesian Drum- and Firedancing class

82 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
workshop

Polynesian Drum- and Firedancing class

workshop

Polynesian Drum- and Firedancing class

82 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We meet at my house and I explain the instruments (drums) we're going to play. We start with simple beats and practice as long as everybody gets it. No worries if you never have been drumming before in your life. I also explain what the drums stand for in the community and how they were used in ancient hawaii. After one hour of drumming, everybody goes outside and we start practicing the firedancing. The boys with the samoan fireknife and the girls with the mauri poiballs. We practice without fire for a while and who ever wants to light it on fire, is very welcome to try it (no worries I'll help you). You can take nice pictures and videos while performing with fire.

Your host

Learn more about Phil

Phil

I am a drummer, drum-maker and drum-teacher. I've been doing that for more than 10 years and also did a lot of shows and luaus. I make, sell and play my own tahitian drums, have a lot of experience with traditional beats and teaching kids and adults. I also teach fire-dancing which is also part of the experience.

What's included

Equipment
Drums; Practice knifes + Samoan fireknife; practice poiballs and fire poi balls

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Where you'll be

We will do the drum class inside my living room. I live up a hill so we'll disturb nobody with the noise :) The fire dancing part will be outside in my yard. I have a big tent if it rains.

Availability

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 4 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

And again, if you are beginners, never drum or played with fire in your entire life, don't worry, in my class are all levels of drummer and firedancer from 5 years to 70 years old!

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Phil
Polynesian Drum- and Firedancing class
82 reviews
From $49/person
82 reviews
From $49/person