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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…

Delivering Joy and Dreams through Tap

Here at West Hawaii Dance Theatre and Academy, we offer many different genres of dance for both adults and children. While many of our students are budding young dancers, instructor Juanita Finkenberg was in for a treat with the latest session of her Adult Tap Class. ...

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Relive the Nutcracker on Nā Leo TV

Relive the Nutcracker on Nā Leo TV

Mahalo to all those who came to experience the wonders and joy of our Nutcracker Ballet at Kahilu Theatre in Waimea. It was our best show yet, and the tremendous amount of hard work by many, many individuals did not go unnoticed, and the performance developed into...

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There’s still time…

There’s still time…

Nutcracker tickets are selling out fast... ...but there's still time to get seats for this week's Nutcracker performances! Not only will you witness the artistic growth and progress of our long-time students, our budding younger dancers, whose charm and adorability...

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Upcoming Events

Sat 25

Tap Class with Pauline Hagino

February 25 @ 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Kailua-Kona 1
Mar 23

Life Care Center of Kona

March 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kailua Kona 1
May 06

Regency Hualalai

May 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Kailua Kona 1
May 13

Queens’ Shops Performance

May 13 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Waikoloa 1
May 27

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

May 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kamuela 1

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DONATE TO WHDT

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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