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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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Piano Lessons are now being offered!

Our talented pianist, Megumi Kopp, is offering piano lessons to both children and adults! Megumi has played and arranged music for numerous performances, including “Nutcracker”, “Les Sylphide”, “Don Quixote”, “Swan Lake”, “Coppelia”, “Wizard of Oz”, “Snow White”, and...

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WHDTA Holiday Schedule of Classes

West Hawaii Dance Theatre & Academy is pleased to offer this Special Holiday Class Schedule for both students and visitors. Instructors are also available for Private Lessons Monday, December 26,  5:30pm - Open Ballet Technique Instructor: Jenna Ojeda...

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WHDTA joins the “Be a Lifesaver” campaign!

We are pleased 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 Kona. WHDTA...

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Get in Shape for the Holidays!

Get in Shape for the Holidays! Hawaii Barre Class with Jenna Ojeda Lengthen and strengthen your body with a ballet inspired Pilates based core workout When: Wednesdays,October26- December 14 Where: WEST HAWAII DANCE THEATRE & ACADEMY Time: 9:00am - 9:45am Other:...

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Official Nutcracker Ballet Press Release

West Hawaii Dance Theatre and Academy lights up the holidays by presenting The Nutcracker Ballet. This delightful holiday classic is performed at the Kahilu Theatre Tuesday, Dec. 20 and Wednesday, Dec 21 at 6 p.m. and on Thursday, Dec. 22 at 2 p.m. The Nutcracker...

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Nutcracker Silent Auction – We need your donations!

We are excited to announce that West Hawaii Dance Theatre & Academy staff and instructors have started rehearsing for the 2016 production of The Nutcracker Ballet, which will be presented on December 20, 21 & 22 at the Kahilu Theatre in Waimea. Choreography is...

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Registration for Fall Semester Now Open!

Registration is now open for West Hawaii Dance Theatre & Academy fall semester of classes. The Semester begins September 1 and runs through December 17. WHDTA offers a comprehensive dance program with a focus on Classical Ballet Training. Each Ballet Division -...

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