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Introducing our Guest Tap Teacher for July!

Tap your way thru July with Leah Lamden! Leah Lamden is a San Diego native who grew up dancing at North County Dance Arts and Royal Dance Academy, beginning at age 12. Leah has studied many dance forms over the years including jazz, tap, ballet, pointe,...

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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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Passion Portrayed through Nutcracker Custom Couture

West Hawaii Dance Theatre’s Nutcracker Ballet is just a month away! While the live performances last only three days, the preparations begin nearly a year in advance and involve an amazing number of passionate individuals coming together to assemble an...

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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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August Guest Artists

West Hawaii Dance is pleased to welcome Guest Artists Brett Bauer, Raissa Chazova-Bauer and Miho Tsutsumi to our studio. They will be instructing students in Ballet Technique, Pointe and Variations on select days this August. See the class list below. BRETT BAUER...

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Guidelines for Backstage Etiquette

The spring performance of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is approaching, and West Hawaii Dance Theatre and Academy is busily preparing and polishing our performers for the big day. Many of the dancers are experienced performers, while others will be on stage for...

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Join the Adventure!

Your silent auction items are needed to help support our studio. Gift certificates, physical as well as monetary donations are all accepted. So that we are able to list your item in our program, please ensure pickup or delivery to the studio by May 19th, 2017 at 5pm....

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Six Students Successfully Move on to Pointe Work

Pictured: Standing, left to right: Jessica King, Kira Kane, ReyAnne Simpliciano  Kneeling, left to right: Moe Kawakami, Maya Calilao, Luna Branum West Hawaii Dance Theatre & Academy is pleased to announce six students have successfully completed both the physical...

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Soili Arvola Workshop this August

West Hawaii Dance Theatre and Academy is honored to feature the esteemed Soila Arvola, global ballerina, teacher, and choreographer, in a workshop this August. Miss Arvola has appeared as the featured guest artist with the Finnish National Ballet, Royal Winnipeg...

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West Hawaii Dance Theatre is a 501(c)(3) 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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