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Quality Dance Education for the Big Island since 1993.

Message from Our Founder

Fostering Creativity & Courage

through Mentorship, Performance Opportunities and more.

MISSION STATEMENT

All Ages

Affordable Dance Instruction & Fitness Opportunities for All Age Levels.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

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…

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...

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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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Upcoming Events

May 06

Regency Hualalai

May 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Kailua Kona HI
May 13

Queens’ Shops Performance

May 13 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Waikoloa HI
May 27

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

May 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kamuela HI
Aug 21

Summer Workshop with Soili Arvola

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

We Need Your Support!

DONATE TO WHDT

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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