Te Fare O Tamatoa
Tahitian Dancing & Drumming
Te Fare O Tamatoa holds dance classes in Seattle, WA on Beacon Hill at Skin Deep Dance Studios on the top floor of El Centro De La Raza.

Female classes are divided into three groups based on experience in Tahitian dancing: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. With the exception of the kids class, all classes are 13+ (or by permission of instructor)

VAHINE Female dance attire:
Fitted top and a pareu (sarong) to wear on the bottom (tied on the hips). No heavy jewelry. No baggy pants. If you must, bike/spandex shorts or leggings only under your pareu. You will be dancing barefoot.

TANE Male dance attire:
Shorts and a shirt. No pants. No jean material. No heavy jewelry. You will be dancing barefoot.


Drumming is open to males and females. There is a variety of drums to learn. Please email for details.

Those dancers who are a part of Te'a rama are expected to attend the appropriate TFOT class times to work on basics and technique. Exceptions can be made after talking with a director or the instructor.

Please e-mail or call us with any questions you may have, and to let us know if you are interested in taking classes.

Te Fare O Tamatoa Class Times


Monday at Culture Shakti
5:15 pm-6:00pm Kids (<12yo) FREE
6:00pm-6:50pm   Beginner 
7:00pm-7:50pm   Intermediate 
                            Beg/Intr. males
8:00pm-9:00pm   Advanced  

Saturday at Culture Shakti
12:00pm-4:00pm   Te'a rama
                            (invitation only)
Payment for dance classes:

$40 per month (due at the first class of each month)
Please make checks payable to 'Te Fare O Tamatoa'


Tuesdays in Bellevue (contact us for location)
6:00pm-6:45pm   All levels

If you would like to speak with one of the  instructors, e-mail:

Nanave (Kids, Intermediate & Advanced)

Reyna (Beginner)

Teina (Tane)

Manu (Drumming)

Class times are subject to change depending on upcoming performances or studio availability.


Culture Shakti
El Centro De La Raza
2524 16th Ave S, #311
Seattle, WA 98144
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