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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…

FREE AED Training on March 25th

Aloha! We are please 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...

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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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Upcoming Events

Sat 25

FREE AED Training

March 25 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
May 06

Regency Hualalai

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

Queens’ Shops Performance

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

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

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

We Need Your Support!

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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