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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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West Hawaii Dance Academy welcomes Cooney (April 11)

West Hawaii Dance Academy welcomes Cooney (April 11)

MEDIA RELEASE West Hawaii Dance Academy is hosting a musical theatre and Broadway dance workshop 5:15-7:15 p.m. Monday, April 11 with Jim Cooney. Workshop fee is $25 in advance; $30 on the day.   Class size is limited, so reserve a space early. Call (808) 329-8876 Jim Cooney has taught jazz, tap, and musical theater […]

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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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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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A slew of events, shows and performances in West Hawaii brought out ghosts, goblins and at least one Konawaena High School graduate

Making the Halloween scene in Kona

A slew of events, shows and performances in West Hawaii brought out ghosts, goblins and at least one Konawaena High School graduate

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'Back to School Boogie' at Kealakekua Ranch Center

‘Back to School Boogie’ at Kealakekua Ranch Center

Story and photos by Karin Stanton/Hawaii247 Contributing Editor  Families gathered Saturday for a some fun as the new school year kicks off. Kealakekua Ranch Center hosted ‘Back to School Boogie,’ a morning of activities, games, entertainment and ice cream treats to celebrate heading back to the classroom.  In addition to free airbrush tattoos and free […]

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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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West Hawaii Dance Academy presents concert May 9

West Hawaii Dance Academy presents concert May 9

  West Hawaii Dance Academy present its spring concert, “Famous Fairy Tales, Princesses and More!” this weekend, featuring young dancers from the Kona and Waimea studios, special guest dancers from Maui Academy of Performing Arts and the Chamber Orchestra of Kona. The show is 2:30 p.m., Saturday, May 9 at Kahilu Theatre in Waimea. Tickets […]

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Dance students to perform at book fair

Dance students to perform at book fair

  MEDIA RELEASE West Hawaii Dance Academy is offering a special “Mixed Plate” dance performance 1 p.m. Saturday, April 25 during the Kona Coast Shopping Center Book Fair. Academy students, coached by  WHDT artistic director Virginia Holte and academy instructor Midori Satoh, will perform selections from the classic ballet “Sleeping Beauty,” including the famous “Garland […]

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West Hawaii Dance Academy presents 'Sleeping Beauty'

West Hawaii Dance Academy presents ‘Sleeping Beauty’

      MEDIA RELEASE West Hawaii Dance Academy is pleased to offer a  special “mini performance” of the Classic Ballet “Sleeping Beauty” for the Kona Coast Shopping Center Book Fair at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 With music by Peter Tchaikovsky,  choreography adapted by WHDA’s Artistic Director Virginia Holte and instructor Midori Satoh and […]

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