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West Hawaii Dance Theatre's Nutcracker soldiers. (Photo courtesy of Megumi Kopp)

WHDT to present ‘The Nutcracker’ (Dec. 21-22)

MEDIA RELEASE West Hawaii Dance Theatre & Academy will present “The Nutcracker,” a holiday classic ballet, Monday, Dec. 21 and Tuesday, Dec. 22 at Kahilu Theatre. Curtain is at 6 p.m. both evenings. “The Nutcracker” combines the music of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky with the charming, old world fairy tale based on the original E.T.A. Hoffman […]

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One show only May 30, starring Anna Kalia Smith; silent auction benefits academy

West Hawaii Dance Theatre presents ‘The Sleeping Beauty Ballet’

One show only May 30, starring Anna Kalia Smith; silent auction benefits academy

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Dorothy, Toto and some of the 'Wizard of Oz' cast. (Photo courtesy of West Hawaii Dance Theatre)

WHDT presents ‘Wizard of Oz’ (May 24)

MEDIA RELEASE West Hawaii Dance Theatre presents “The Wizard of Oz” ballet at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 24 at Kahilu Theatre for one show only. More than 60 WHDT dance students have been working for four months to perfect their skills and are eager to present their production to a Big Island audience. Directed by […]

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WHDT presents ‘The Little Mermaid’ (May 26)

MEDIA RELEASE West Hawaii Dance Academy presents ‘The Little Mermaid Ballet’ as its spring recital at a single performance May 26 at Aloha Theatre. Featuring dozens of students and pianist Megumi Kopp, the performance is an annual fundraiser for the dance academy. The classic story tells the tale of Ariel, a free-spirited mermaid who is […]

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WHDT adds new dance classes to fall schedule

MEDIA RELEASE New teachers and new dance classes are featured on the Fall calendar for West Hawaii Dance Academy, as well as ongoing ballet classes for every level. Following a successful Spring showcase performance, West Hawaii Dance Academy is continuing to offer ballet classes for girls and boys as young as 3 years of age. […]

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WHDT presents 'Alice in Wonderland' (May 27)

WHDT presents ‘Alice in Wonderland’ (May 27)

MEDIA RELEASE West Hawaii Dance Academy presents “Alice in Wonderland” for its 2012 spring recital. Featuring approximately 80 young dancers, the show is 3 p.m. Sunday, May 27 at Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu. Everyone is invited to join Alice on a magical adventure as she tumbles into Wonderland. During the imaginative journey guided by the […]

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WHDT to stage spring dance extravaganza (June 4)

WHDT to stage spring dance extravaganza (June 4)

MEDIA RELEASE * 3 p.m. Saturday, June 4 at Aloha Theatre, Kainaliu West Hawaii Dance Theatre announces its Spring Dance Extravaganza – “The Ballet Doll” with selections from Coppelia. Coppelia is a charming, funny ballet full of humor and ballet mime The ballet is based upon a story by E.T.A. Hoffmann entitled “Der Sandmann,” which […]

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Students to present excerpts from Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" at Mauna Lani Shops, Kona Coast Shopping Center

West Hawaii Dance Academy holiday shows

Students to present excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” at Mauna Lani Shops, Kona Coast Shopping Center

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Holte earns Gyrokinesis Master Trainer certificate

Holte earns Gyrokinesis Master Trainer certificate

MEDIA RELEASE Virginia Holte, founder of West Hawaii Island Gyrotonic, and founder/ artistic director for West Hawaii Dance Theatre & Academy, recently returned from Muenstertal, Germany where she received her Gyrokinesis Master Trainer Certificate from Gyrotonic Expansion System founder, Juliu Horvath. This certificate allows Holte to conduct the Gyrokinesis Educational Courses that are required if: […]

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West Hawaii Dance Academy fall 2010 schedule

West Hawaii Dance Academy fall 2010 schedule

MEDIA RELEASE 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 […]

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A day for dancing

A day for dancing

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Contributing Editor West Hawaii Dance Academy students and teachers gathered Saturday afternoon to work up a sweat and celebrate National Dance Day. One of the studio’s newest teachers, Hannah Taylor, put the students (and a couple of other instructors) through their jazz paces as the studio opened its doors to […]

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Save the date: National Dance Day (July 31)

Save the date: National Dance Day (July 31)

MEDIA RELEASE WHEN: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 31 WHERE: West Hawaii Dance Academy, Kailua-Kona Old Industrial Area COST: $7 National Dance Day, a grassroots initiative created by Nigel Lythgoe, “So You Think You Can Dance” executive director, encourages the nation, young and old, to move. West Hawaii Dance Academy will participate in National Dance Day […]

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WHDT presents 'Jewel Box Gems' (May 15)

WHDT presents ‘Jewel Box Gems’ (May 15)

Students from West Hawaii Dance Academy present their spring performance ‘Jewel Box Gems: A Sparkling Dance Potpourri’ at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 15 in the Kealakehe High School cafeteria. The performance will feature the Chamber Orchestra of Kona, with conductor Liza Archuletta. The students will dance hula, tap, hip hop, jazz and plenty of ballet. […]

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West Hawaii Dance Academy ballet student Jeanne Kapela will spend the summer learning from some of the best at San Francisco Ballet.

Kona student accepted to San Francisco Ballet

West Hawaii Dance Academy ballet student Jeanne Kapela will spend the summer learning from some of the best at San Francisco Ballet.

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