Quality Dance Education for the Big Island since 1993.

Fostering Creativity & Courage

through Mentorship, Performance Opportunities and more.

All Ages

Affordable Dance Instruction & Fitness Opportunities for All Age Levels.

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…

Workshop with Richard Gibb, MD

When dance is your career, you are lucky to meet and become friends with people all over the world. Later, when you become a dance teacher in Hawaii, you get the benefit of using these connections to have fabulous people visit your studio to share their expertise (and...

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A Splash of Success!

A Splash of Success!

Glowing with an array of multi-colored lights, West Hawaii Dance Theatre and Academy recently lit up the night by opening up its dance studio for an after-hours fundraiser event, A Splash of Dance. Organized by instructor Juanita Finkenberg, the event...

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Summer Camps!


Upcoming Events

Thu 22

Contemporary Jazz Class with Mary Lou Sanelli

March 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Kailua-Kona 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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