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Ura Pa'u: Cook Islands' Drum Dance

This internal assessment resource is for a Cook Islands' Drum Dance. 


Ura Pa'u supports AS2.3: Perform an ethnic or social dance to communicate understanding of the style.


This resource was originally produced for the Pacifica Rhythms workshop: Ura Pa'u. Teachers were taught the ura pa'u technique with the support of live drummers. The music was composed to the Achievement Standard specifications for 2.3.


I would encourage proficiency in the teaching of this specialised cultural Taonga.




AS2.3 Unit plan

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Assessment Rubric

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Ura Pa'u: Cook Islands' Drum Dance

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