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Quality Dance Education for the Big Island since 1993.

Message from Our Founder

Fostering Creativity & Courage

through Mentorship, Performance Opportunities and more.

MISSION STATEMENT

All Ages

Affordable Dance Instruction & Fitness Opportunities for All Age Levels.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

West Hawaii Dance Theatre & Academy has been transforming individuals and building community by providing a comprehensive educational dance and theatre program on the Big Island of Hawaii since 1993.  Its exceptionally diverse and family-friendly program includes daily classes in multiple dance and theatre disciplines, workshops, outreach programs, performance opportunities, guest artist residencies, and private lessons. We foster creativity, self-esteem, courage, and discipline though individual attention and mentoring, resulting in enriched human spirits and responsible community citizens.

At the Studio…

Get a gift, give a gift!

Get a gift, give a gift!

This year's Nutcracker Ballet is sure to be AH-mazing, with not only spectacular dancing, breathtaking costumes, wonderfully classic music, but SHOPPING! - we're having an AUCTION! It's a chance to treat yourself or a loved one, a last-minute gift before Christmas AND...

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Piano Lessons are now being offered!

Piano Lessons are now being offered!

Our talented pianist, Megumi Kopp, is offering piano lessons to both children and adults! Megumi has played and arranged music for numerous performances, including “Nutcracker”, “Les Sylphide”, “Don Quixote”, “Swan Lake”, “Coppelia”, “Wizard of Oz”, “Snow White”, and...

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WHDTA Holiday Schedule of Classes

West Hawaii Dance Theatre & Academy is pleased to offer this Special Holiday Class Schedule for both students and visitors. Instructors are also available for Private Lessons Monday, December 26,  5:30pm - Open Ballet Technique Instructor: Jenna Ojeda...

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WHDTA joins the “Be a Lifesaver” campaign!

We are pleased to announce that West Hawaii Dance Theatre & Academy was recently awarded an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) by Hilo Medical Center Foundation as part of their Be a Lifesaver campaign partnership with Big Island Toyota Hilo and Kona. WHDTA...

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Get in Shape for the Holidays!

Get in Shape for the Holidays!

Get in Shape for the Holidays! Hawaii Barre Class with Jenna Ojeda Lengthen and strengthen your body with a ballet inspired Pilates based core workout When: Wednesdays,October26- December 14 Where: WEST HAWAII DANCE THEATRE & ACADEMY Time: 9:00am - 9:45am Other:...

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Official Nutcracker Ballet Press Release

West Hawaii Dance Theatre and Academy lights up the holidays by presenting The Nutcracker Ballet. This delightful holiday classic is performed at the Kahilu Theatre Tuesday, Dec. 20 and Wednesday, Dec 21 at 6 p.m. and on Thursday, Dec. 22 at 2 p.m. The Nutcracker...

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Nutcracker Silent Auction – We need your donations!

We are excited to announce that West Hawaii Dance Theatre & Academy staff and instructors have started rehearsing for the 2016 production of The Nutcracker Ballet, which will be presented on December 20, 21 & 22 at the Kahilu Theatre in Waimea. Choreography is...

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Registration for Fall Semester Now Open!

Registration is now open for West Hawaii Dance Theatre & Academy fall semester of classes. The Semester begins September 1 and runs through December 17. WHDTA offers a comprehensive dance program with a focus on Classical Ballet Training. Each Ballet Division -...

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Renovations at WHDTA

Earlier this year, renovations were made to WHDTA's entrance and waiting areas. With an elegant and bright color scheme, new wood flooring, and beautiful new furniture, we noticed a little extra bounce in our dancer's step. Now, we are completing the transformation by...

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Upcoming Events

Tue 20

The Nutcracker Ballet

December 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kamuela HI
Wed 21

The Nutcracker Ballet

December 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kamuela HI
Thu 22

The Nutcracker Ballet

December 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kamuela HI

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WHDTA  •  74-5626 Alapa Street, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740  •  Tel (808) 329-8876  •  Email: info@whdt.org

West Hawaii Dance Theatre is a 501(3)C Non-Profit Educational Arts Organization and is sponsored in part by the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture & the Arts, Hawaii Community Foundation, Atherton Family Foundation, Hawaii Tug & Barge, Vance Wall Foundation, Ironman Foundation, Macy’s and our local businesses and families.

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