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Dance School

Program

Contact

Dance School Office
Josephine Flanders Dance Pavilion
danceschool@punahou.edu
808.944.5829
Hours: M – F, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Our Program

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  • Program Details

    Punahou Dance School is one of Honolulu’s largest dance studios for K-12 students, offering a broad range of classes in ballet, jazz, tap, street dance and musical theatre. All classes are open to the public.

    Our comprehensive program cultivates a student’s love for dance while providing a solid technical foundation for further artistic pursuits. Students develop skills such as discipline, creativity, perseverance, adaptability and empathy, which serve them throughout their lives, both in and out of the classroom. Our alumni have gone on to become professional dance artists and educators, as well as lifelong dancers and supporters of the arts.

    All of our classes emphasize dance technique, musicality and performance quality. Beginning levels are designed for students with little or no prior training, introducing basic dance vocabulary and combinations. Students can remain at the beginning level for two or three years before progressing to intermediate levels where they focus on body placement, conditioning and more complex choreography. Advanced levels are intended for more serious dance students, and enrollment is by permission only.

Other Performance Opportunities

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  • Punahou Dance Team

    Punahou Dance Team: PDT rehearses Saturday mornings and performs at ILH games and local competitions. Punahou Academy and middle school dancers may audition in late September for October-February season.
  • Tap Company

    Tap Company: Tap Co classes run Saturday mornings and include four levels of dedicated, enthusiastic tappers who perform throughout the year. Acceptance by invitation only.
  • The Nutcracker: Hawaii Ballet Theatre

    The Nutcracker: Hawaii Ballet Theatre’s production of everyone’s favorite holiday tradition, first premiered in 1984. Auditions are mid-September for performances in late November/early December.

Dance School Schedule

Quarter 1 - Livestream Schedule: August 24 - October 15, 2020

For Zoom Virtual Class instructions, please refer to the details sent by the Dance School or contact your Dance School teacher.

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  • Monday - No classes on Labor Day (9/7), Discoverers' Day (10/12)

    TimeClassGradeTeacher
    3:30 – 4:30Musical Theatre 33Chang 
    4:00 – 4:45Tap 11 - 2Uchida 
    4:30 – 5:30Musical Theatre 44Chang
    4:30 – 5:45Fast Int Jazz *7 – 11Lum 
    5:00 – 6:30Int Adv / Adv Jazz *8 – 12Yasunaga 
    5:30 – 6:30Musical Theatre 5 *5 – 8Chang
  • Tuesday

    TimeClassGradeTeacher
    3:30 – 4:15Musical Theatre 22Chang
    4:15 – 5:15Jazz 33 - 5Chang
    4:15 – 5:45Int Adv Ballet A *6 - 11Aune
    5:15 – 6:15Jazz 44 – 8Chang
    5:45 – 7:15Int Adv Ballet D *8 – 12Aune
  • Wednesday

    TimeClassGradeTeacher
    3:30 – 4:15Ballet 11Duong
    3:30 – 4:15Jr Street 23 - 6Kitaguchi
    4:15 – 5:00Ballet 22Duong
    4:15 – 5:00Jr Street 35 - 7Kitaguchi
    4:15 – 5:45Int Adv Ballet B *7 – 12Aune
    5:00 – 6:00Ballet 44 - 6Duong
    5:00 – 6:15Jazz 65 - 10Lum
    5:45 – 7:15Adv Ballet *8 - 12Ing
  • Thursday

    TimeClassGradeTeacher
    3:30 – 4:15Jr Street 12 - 3Kitaguchi
    3:30 – 4:15Musical Theatre 11Chang
    4:15 – 5:00Jr Street 47 - 8Kitaguchi
    4:15 – 5:15Street Dance 2 - 39 - 12Oda
    4:15 – 5:45Intro to Int Adv Ballet5 - 9Ing
    5:15 – 6:15Street Dance 17 - 10Kitaguchi
    5:45 – 7:15Int Adv Ballet C *7 - 12Aune
  • Friday

    TimeClassGradeTeacher
    3:30 - 4:30Ballet 33 - 4Aune
    4:00 - 5:15Ballet 55 - 8Barbour
    4:15 - 5:30Pointe 1 *7 - 12Ing
    4:30 - 5:30Jazz 1 - 22 - 5Chang
    5:15 – 6:30Ballet Foundations5 - 12Barbour
    5:30 -  6:45Pointe 2 *8 - 12Ing
  • Saturday - No Classes on Labor Day weekend (9/5), Discoverers' Day weekend (10/10)

    TimeClassGradeTeacher
    9:00 - 9:45Tap 22 - 5Uchida
    12:00 - 12:45Tap 33 - 7Chang
    12:45 - 2:00Ballet Foundations5 - 12Barbour
    2:00 - 3:15Jazz 55 - 11Chang
* Invitational course