Extended Learning

Dance School

Punahou Dance School offers classes in ballet, jazz, tap, musical theatre and street dance for K - 12 students at Punahou and from the community. Classes, held in the Josephine Flanders Dance Pavilion, are taught by accomplished faculty with years of experience in teaching, choreography and performance.

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  • Dance School

    The Dance School is part of Punahou’s Co-Curricular Programs, offering nearly 50 classes a week, Monday through Saturday.

    Our curriculum is based on a three-year cycle:
    • Year One focuses on training and studio performances.
    • Year Two culminates in a “Pau Hana” showcase at Dillingham Hall.
    • Year Three offers students our highly anticipated Triennial, a large-scale production with an original story and elaborate costumes, sets and lighting.

Program Dates for 2020 - 2021

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  • Fall - Quarter 1

    8/24/20 - 10/15/20

    More information regarding second quarter Co-Curricular offerings will be provided in September.

    For Fall 2020, there are NO dance classes on school holidays, including K - 12 intermission and professional days.

Additional Information

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  • Days, Times and Fees

    Each dance course consists of one class per week. See the course catalog for specific times and fees.
  • Registration and Waitlists

    Due to heavy interest in our program, registration priority will be given to students who have been enrolled at the Dance School during the 2019 - 2020 year. Students may be placed on a waitlist if enrollment exceeds class capacity.

Josephine Flanders Dance Pavilion

All classes are held in the Josephine Flanders Dance Pavilion located on upper campus. Named after the Dance School's founder, this state-of-the-art facility was completed in 2008 and is one of the finest of its kind. There are three separate studios, two of which can be combined into one larger space. Each air-conditioned studio is equipped with the latest sound equipment and dance flooring.