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...
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...
Get a gift, give a gift!

Get a gift, give a gift!

This year’s Nutcracker Ballet is sure to be AH-mazing, with not only spectacular dancing, breathtaking costumes, wonderfully classic music, but SHOPPING! – we’re having an AUCTION! It’s a chance to treat yourself or a loved one, a last-minute...