Punahou Dance School offers a broad range of classes in ballet, jazz, tap, street dance and musical theatre. 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 simple movement combinations. Students usually remain at the beginning level for two or three years before progressing to intermediate levels, where they concentrate on body placement, control, conditioning and more complex movement.

Intermediate-advanced and advanced classes are intended for more serious dance students and enrollment is by permission only. Students in upper-level dance classes receive more intense training in longer sessions, which emphasize technique and concepts associated with performance.

Program Dates for 2019 – 2020  
Fall semester 8/19/19 – 12/18/19
Spring semester 1/13/20 – 5/16/20

For 2019 – 2020, there are NO dance classes on all school holidays, including all K – 12 and Junior School intermission and professional days. 

Registration and waitlists: Due to heavy interest in our program participation, registration priority will be given to students who have been enrolled at the Dance School during the 2018 – 2019 year. Students may be placed on a waitlist if enrollment exceeds class capacity.

Days, Times and Fees

Each dance course consists of one class per week. See the course catalog or registration application for specific times and fees.

Escorting K – Grade 3

Parents enrolling K – grade 3 students should review the information about escorting.


The Dance School features an outstanding, professionally-qualified faculty with years of local and national experience in dance choreography, performance and teaching.

Kristin Aune

Wendy Shimamoto

More about Dance School


Co-Curricular Programs Office
Bishop Hall
Hours: M – F, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The admission of any student in the School's after school programs is at the sole and absolute discretion of Punahou School in accordance with applicable laws. Admission criteria may be modified from time to time without notice by the School. Furthermore, students with past due billing accounts may not be eligible to enroll in these programs until their accounts are brought current. All payments made to the School will be allocated first towards unpaid Punahou tuition.