Quality Dance Education for the Big Island since 1993.

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Fostering Creativity & Courage

through Mentorship, Performance Opportunities and more.


All Ages

Affordable Dance Instruction & Fitness Opportunities for All Age Levels.


West Hawaii Dance Theatre & Academy has been transforming individuals and building community by providing a comprehensive educational dance and theatre program on the Big Island of Hawaii since 1993.  Its 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.

At the Studio…

Piano Lessons are now being offered!

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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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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