Pacific Music and Dance


Practical and theoretical introduction to performing cultures of the Pacific with emphasis on Polynesian cultures. Basic music and dance skills are taught in practical instruction. Consideration of commonalities and differences among Pacific cultures. Academic discussion of styles, instruments, performer categories and the place of the performing arts in Pacific cultures.

For full course information see the Digital Course Outline for PACIFIC 110.

Digital Course Outlines are refreshed in November for the following year. Digital Course Outlines for courses to be offered for the first time may be published slightly later.

This course is not available for students studying remotely, outside Auckland or offshore in 2023.

Availability 2023

Semester 1


Coordinator(s)  Julia Gray


Polynesian Music and Dance, Richard Moyle. Centre for Pacific Studies, University of Auckland.


Coursework only


PACIFIC 110: 15 points