Name: Rebecca Tupa’i
Role: Dance Teacher
Department: The Arts
Talofa Lava, My name is Rebecca Tupa’i and I have just over 20 years experience in Dance and Performing Arts. Dance is a powerful medium to express and communicate emotions, feelings, values, beliefs and ideas. I use dance as a platform to encourage, inspire and empower our young learners to build self-confidence, self-belief to be ‘BRAVE’, and that they may use this experience and knowledge to apply it to other aspects of their lives, in the present and future.
Dance is expressive movement that has intent, purpose, and form. Students learn to integrate thinking, moving, and feeling. They explore and use dance elements, vocabularies, processes, and technologies to express personal, group, and cultural identities, to convey and interpret artistic ideas, and to strengthen social interaction.