About Us

HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY

TAHITI DANCE FITNESS (TDF)

was founded in 2009 by Tahitian sisters Lila Evrard & Beatrice Heitiare Caisson who are both passionate about sharing their extensive experience & knowledge in Dance, Fitness & Health.

TDF is a complete physical training program based on beautiful Tahitian dance / “Ori Tahiti” moves combining all the fitness components of a cardio workout, muscular preparation, strength building, balance and flexibility, with grace, femininity, energy and absolute wellbeing after each session.

TDF is for women of all ages and backgrounds, excited to look, feel, and live better.

Tahiti Dance Fitness is the very first Tahitian Dance School to pioneer both the traditional “Ori Tahiti” dance and a new program “Tahiti Fitness” in South East Asia, now in various locations worldwide.

TDF’s philosophy is based on the values from the “Aloha Spirit” from Hawaii and Polynesian islands. The Aloha Spirit carries out the following values: Kindness, Unity, Humility, Respect, Responsibility and Perseverance. Aloha being the essence of relationships in which each person is important to every other person. Considering each person as equal.

Our motto is based on these beliefs: “Beyond Dancing, Towards a Better Self, One Step at a Time.”

OUR LOGO

The TDF Logo was designed to reflect the values & philosophy of the school with elements of Tahitian culture & symbology.

The Moon is symbolic of a pure mind. The crescent moon is synonymous with “rebirth”. In many cultures around the world including Tahiti, lunar symbols are related to both water & women. 

The Tahitian ‘Tatau‘ is the symbol of the Tahitian culture that imprints upon our heart and marks us like a Tattoo.

The Sun is eclipsing the moon and is symbolic of a pure spirit.

The Colors of the logo: Black & White: Ying/Yang, Red Fire: Life & Passion

The ‘Tiare‘ is the National Flower of Tahiti. In days past, it was a flower that only kings & princes would have the privilege to wear. Later it became a symbol of love & welcoming for all.

The 7 petals of the tiare represent the 7 chakras.

OUR TEAM

BEATRICE CAISSON
Founder
(TDF HQ Singapore)
LILA EVRARD
Founder
(TDF USA)
MEGUMI TOYOSAWA
(TDF Japan)
KIM JI YOON
(TDF Korea)
MICKY JIANG
(TDF Australia)
ANA MARIA VILLARROEL
(TDF Norway)

 

OUR COMMUNITY

Conservatoire

Conservatoire Artistique Territorial de la Polynesie Francaise (Artistic Conservatory of the Territory of French Polynesia), Tahiti – the official Tahitian Dance “Ori Tahiti” training in Tahiti.

ori-tahiti-by-joelle-le-concept-1 Joelle Berg, Tahiti – Tahitian Dance “Ori Tahiti” Icon & International Organiser (since 1984)
LorenzaLogo Te Oko O Te Henua Enana, Tahiti – Marquesian Dance & Musical Group from Tahiti lead by Lorenza Changuy and her lovely family.
afaacertified AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) Certified Instructors – recognized as the world’s top Aerobics and Fitness program.
CPR CPR Certified Instructors – providing a safe training environment.
223383_168848329840299_1606264_n SINGAPORE RED CROSS – our partner since 2010.