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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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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...

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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

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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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 charm and adorability...

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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 gift before Christmas AND...

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Upcoming Events

Aug 21

Summer Workshop with Soili Arvola

August 21 @ 4:30 pm - August 26 @ 2:45 pm
Kailua-Kona HI

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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