More about Punahou 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. See program details

Other performance opportunities include:
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.

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 Co classes run Saturday mornings and include four levels of dedicated, enthusiastic tappers who perform throughout the year. Acceptance by invitation only.


All classes are held in the Josephine Flanders Dance Pavilion located on upper campus. Named after the Dance School's founder, this beautiful, state-of-the-art facility was completed in 2008. 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 sprung dance flooring.

School Year Registration

Dance School classes are offered in semesters (fall or spring). Specific course information and registration is available through After School Programs.

Courses and Registration

Summer Registration

Dance School offers five-week courses, beginning in June. Specific course information and registration is available through Summer School.

Courses and Registration


Dance School Office
Montague Hall
Hours: M – F, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.