Soili Arvola Workshop this August

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...
Ice Cream and Stage Presence

Ice Cream and Stage Presence

“What’s your favorite ice cream?” was recently the question posed at WHDTA’s dance studio in Old Industrial. It wasn’t an ice cream party, rather an exercise to help student’s improve their stage presence. stage pres•ence: the ability to command the attention of a...

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...

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. ...
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...