Siva Samoa is the Samoan term for a Samoan dance. Traditional Samoan dancing is one area of the culture that has been the least affected by western civilisation. It requires the dancer to retain grace, movement of the arms & hands is done so in a subtle but delicate manner. In earlier times, high chiefs or matais performed this special dance but today it is performed by a taupou, a version of Siva Samoa. Other forms of traditional Samoan dances include the taualuga, siva afi, and sasa.