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West Hawaii Dance Academy fall 2010 schedule


West Hawaii Dance Academy is pleased to offer a variety of classes for all ages and abilities, with your favorite instructors, including Midori Satoh, Megan Chapman, Hannah Taylor, Lynn Barre and Artistic Director Virginia Holte.

Also returning Thursday, Sept. 16 is hip hop teacher Lee Vinson.

Private lessons are available in any dance modality with any of the instructors.

West Hawaii Dance Theatre is a non-Profit Educational Arts Organization and is supported in part by the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Hawaii Community Foundation, Target, Vance Wall Foundation, and our local businesses and families.

KONA SCHEDULE (effective Sept. 20)

* Monday
8:30-9:45 a.m. Adult Ballet (By Appointment)
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Gyrotonic/Gyrokinesis (By Appointment )
3:15-4 p.m. Beginning Primary Ballet I ages 7-8
4-5 p.m. Ballet II for ages 9+
5-6:15 p.m. Ballet II/III ages 11+ /Pointe
6:15-7:15 p.m. Performance Group (By Invitation)

* Tuesday
5:30-7 p.m. Contemporary Dance

* Wednesday
6:30-7:30 a.m. Vinyasa Yoga
3:45-4:30 p.m. Primary Ballet ages 5-7
4:45-5:45 p.m. Classical Jazz
6-7:15 p.m. Ballet Technique

* Thursday
3:15-4 p.m. Ballet & Tap ages 5-7
4-5 p.m. Street Jazz/Hip Hop ages 7-11
5:15-6:15 p.m. Hip Hop Teen/Adult

* Friday
8-10 a.m. Gyrokenesis/GYROTONIC (By Appointment)
10-11:15 a.m. Adult Ballet

* Saturday
8:30-9 a.m. Pre Ballet ages 3-4
9-9:55 a.m. Primary Ballet ages 5-7
10-10:55 a.m. Beginning Ballet I ages 8+
11-12:30 p.m. Intermediate/Advanced Ballet
12:30-1:30 p.m. Intermediate Ballet/Pointe
2:30- 3:30 p.m. Performance Group (By Invitation)
3:30-5:30 p.m. Gyrotonic by appointment


* Friday
12:30-3 p.m. Private Pilates Reformer/Gyrotonic Sessions (Call to schedule)
3:30-4:15 p.m. Creative Pre-Ballet ages 3-5 (Miss Kitty)
4:15-5 p.m. Creative Primary Ballet ages 6-9 (Miss Kitty)
5:00-6:30 p.m. Ballet II/III Teen/Adult
6:30-7:30 p.m. Pilates Mat Gyrokinesis


Berg will teach Classical  Ballet Classes and Pointe on Friday, Oct. 8 and Monday, Oct. 11.

Classes will be held at West Hawaii Dance Academy studio on Alapa Street in the Old Industrial Area.


* Friday, Oct. 8
10-11:30 a.m.  Classical Ballet Technique
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.   Pointe

* Monday, Oct. 11
4-5 p.m.  Ballet I/II
5-6:15 p.m.  Intermediate/Advanced Ballet
6:15-7:15 p.m.  Pointe and Variations

Paid In Advance:    $20   Per class
Paid On The Day:   $25   Per Class


Henry Berg

Called “one of San Francisco’s leading dance teachers,” Henry Berg has, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, “carved a strong artistic niche as a teacher.”

With a career that spans over three decades in dance, film, television, theatre and academia, Berg has established himself as one of the foremost dance teachers in the country.

His guest teaching engagements now include annual seminars for the Boston Ballet, the Academia Anna Pavlova in Bogata, Colombia, Joffrey Ballet, Dance Educators of America, Oregon Dance Academy, and the Village Dance Arts in Los Angeles.

Berg traveled to Japan where he taught seminars in Tokyo and Nagoya, staging “American Ballet Selections” in 1994 for several companies there. Berg began his dance career in Hollywood, California, appearing in such films as “State Fair,” “How The West Was Won” and “Babes In Toyland.”

In 1962, he joined the San Francisco Ballet. Subsequently, he danced for over seven years with the Joffrey Ballet and assisted choreographer Twyla Tharp in New York City.

In 1975, Berg created the Pacific Ballet Company with co-founders John Pasqualetti and Sue Loyd. He also joined the faculty of the San Francisco Ballet.

The list of directors, dancers, and choreographers Berg has worked with include: George Balanchine, Robert Joffrey, Gerald Arpino, Lew Christensen, Ann Sokolov, Kurt Joos, Jon Hart, and Margaret Jenkins.

Additionally he has worked with skaters John Curry and Peggy Fleming, cartoonist Charles Schultz, and has appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show.

For further information, call West Hawaii Dance Academy at 329-8876.

One Response to “West Hawaii Dance Academy fall 2010 schedule”

  1. Aloha!
    I would like to know if you could use a guest ballet teacher over the summer. I teach all levels including workshops on pointe, variations and pas de deux.
    I look forward to your reply.
    Susan Manchak


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