Our exceptionally diverse and family-friendly program includes daily classes in multiple dance and theatre disciplines, workshops, outreach programs, performance opportunities, guest artist residencies, and private lessons. We foster creativity, self-esteem, courage, and discipline though individual attention and mentoring, resulting in enriched human spirits and responsible community citizens.

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Offering dancerwear in your favorite brands!


You’ll also find special gifts and trinkets for the dancers in your family!


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...

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...

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...

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...

Juanita Finkenberg’s Contemporary Jazz & Intermediate Tap  Value Classes return Tuesday, July 11!

You have been waiting for this! Intermediate Tap will be on Tuesdays beginning July 11 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm  This Value Class ($10 per...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Quality Dance Education for the Big Island since 1993.


WHDTA  •  74-5626 Alapa Street, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740  •  Tel (808) 329-8876  •  Email: info@whdt.org

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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