The solo competition will be a one-day event and will include age categories from 5 years old to 50+ for boys, girls, men and women. Please join us for a full day of competitive fun and cultural sharing with Polynesian arts and crafts vendors on site, cultural demonstrations, as well as island style foods.

 

We will have once again have Karl Brillant from Vairao, Tahiti as our distinguished Head Judge at our event this year.  He will be joined by a panel of well-respected Ori Tahiti experts to judge and share their knowledge of the Tahitian culture with us.

 

In addition, we are pleased to announce special musical artists, beautiful sisters direct from Tahiti to share their music with us. Grace Laughlin has a newly released a critically acclaimed CD “This is Me” that has solidified her as one of the top talents in Tahiti.  With top hits Tupa’i Tupa’i and Tiare Tahiti, she continues to be a very popular and up and coming female artists in Tahiti.  Also joining us this year again is Sabrina Laughlin, the premier female artist in Tahiti releasing several top hits including Te Vai Nui and Terehe.  She is also most known for her voice in the Tahitian version of Disney’s Moana called Vaiana where she portrays the main character Moana.  Truly a special talent from Tahiti.  It will be our honor to host these wonderful performers this year at Te Ori Here.

 

 

CONTINUING THIS YEAR:

“BEGINNER AND ADVANCED DIVISIONS”

 

  • As a means of providing a positive experience for all participants, we will offer two categories for all age groups.

 

BEGINNER DIVISION CRITERIA:

  • Participant must not have made finals or placed in any Tahitian Dance Competition.
  • Participant must have their Pupu Ori (group leader or teacher) sign the application stating that they have never placed or made finals in any Tahitian Solo Dance Competition.  If the participant is an independent dancer, they will sign for themselves verifying that they have never placed or made finals in any Tahitian Dance Competition.

 

ADVANCED DIVISION CRITERIA:

  • Participants who do not meet the above criteria will be considered Advanced and must compete in the Advanced Category.
  • We will offer 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards for each age category and in both Beginner and Advanced divisions. We will also award 4 overall winners........Overall Tamahine and Tamaroa for ages 12 and under and overall Tane and Vahine for ages 13+.  These overall dancers will be chosen from 1st place winners in the Advanced Division only. There will be no Overall winner in the Beginning Division.

 

 

WHEN:  Saturday April 6, 2019

 

 

WHERE:  Century High School

  • 1401 S. Grand Ave  |  Santa Ana, California.

 

 

TIME:  Competition is from 9am – 6pm

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

 

  • Applications accepted starting:
  • January 14, 2019
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  • Applications accepted with $15 late fee:
  • March 23, 2019
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TO PARTICIPATE: Please Download and complete the following forms:

 

SOLOISTS:

Release of Liability

Solo Application-Beginner Division

Solo Application-Advanced Division

Solo Rules & Regulations

 

VENDORS:

Vendor Guidelines

Vendor Application

 

Mail your completed forms to:

 

Te Ori Here

c/o Le Polynesia Cultural Performing Arts Center

22706 Aspan Suite 700A, Lake Forest, CA 92630

 

 

TICKETS:  Doors open at 8:30a, competition starts at 9:00a. Purchase tickets here.

 

  • Adults $20 pre-sale
  • Children (4-10yrs old)
  • Seniors (65+) $15 pre-sale

 

CONGRATULATIONS
TO OUR 2018 WINNERS.

CLICK HERE FOR A COMPLETE LIST.

Le Polynesia Cultural Performing Arts Center is proud to announce the 6th annual Tahitian cultural event, “Te Ori Here 2019” Tahitian Solo Dance Competition.

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