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How to dance?

So how do you dance “Awa Odori”, you ask?

Please consider  joining us on our lessons (please see schedule for details)

Otherwise, check out the following videos to teach yourself!


Onna Odori (female dance) – more elegant style enjoyed mainly by female dancers.
(Video courtesy of Tokushima-city Tourism Association)

 

Otoko Odori (male dance) – Though it is labeled “male dance”, this dance style is unisex and both male and female enjoy this style.
(Video courtesy of Tokushima-city Tourism Association)

 


Otoko Odori (Male Dance) How-to video by Akina (Simplified)

If you are new to Awa Odori, please try this first. It is much more simplified and easier. It is also suited for casual dancers to check their basic. Trust us, you look much better after this video.

Otoko Odori (Male Dance) How-to video by Akina

Onna Odori (Female Dance) How-to video by Katie, Azusa and Shoko 

Awa Odori with Fan demo by Akina


Chanting 

Chanting is part of the fun about Awa Odori.

(Leader) Yatto-sa-  

(followers)   Yatto yatto

 

(リーダー)ヤットサ~  

(皆さん)ヤットヤット:

 


Practice music  – Zomeki perfect for your practice.

Ichi Byoushi (1 beats) Suitable for everyday lesson.
一拍子:早いテンポで、踊りの動きも早くなるので、佳境、盛り上がり時に使われます
(Music is courtesy of Bikkuri-Ren of Koenji. 楽曲提供:高円寺びっくり連)

 

Ni Byoushi (2 beats) Suitable for everyday lesson.
二拍子:通常の練習時に適しています。
(Music is courtesy of Bikkuri-Ren of Koenji. 楽曲提供:高円寺びっくり連)

 

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