Act, Sing, and Dance Your Way Into Spring with Prince Dance Institute


Prince Dance Institute (PDI) is offering more than twenty-five performing arts classes at Kahilu Theatre in Kamuela and the Honoka‘a Hongwanji Mission in Honoka‘a during its Spring Semester. Enrollment for classes is open now at The semester starts Tuesday, January 9 and runs weekly through Thursday, April 25.

The disciplines of dance, theatre, music, and acrobatics are represented in the PDI curriculum, with classes available for all ages and skill levels. The semester concludes with the Prince Dance Institute production of “Perspektives” at Kahilu Theatre on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5.

“This year we are collaborating with the West Hawaii Mediation Center (WHMC) for our spring show, ‘Perspektives’. Once a month the WHMC has come to our school to work with students and teachers on communication skills, mediation of conflict, and problem solving styles,” said Angel Prince, PDI Director.

“Our teachers will put this knowledge, along with the students’ experiences with conflicts, into ‘Perspektives’, which will take the viewer from a micro level to a macro level of conflict, and its resolutions. The Spring Semester is always buzzing with excitement in preparation for our big performance in May, it’s a great time to be part of Prince Dance Institute,” said Ms. Prince.

Prince Dance Institute is also excited to welcome Erin Kawakami to its faculty. Ms. Kawakami was born and raised on the Big Island and educated in dance, both locally and on the mainland at Joffrey Ballet and Ballet West, at the University of Utah, the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo. Ms. Kawakami will be teaching Ballet 1,2 and 3 for PDI.

Prince Dance Institute Faculty
Angel Prince, Candie Duggan, Chris “Mana” Ho’opai, Elizabeth Brawner, Erin Kawakami, Kalena Zindric, Kat Reuss, Noelani Anderson

Kahilu Theatre Class Information
Classes at Kahilu Theatre are conducted on the Kahilu Theatre Main Stage and in the Mike Luce Studio and are held Monday through Thursday; between the hours of 1:30 pm and 8:00 pm. Entry is through the loading dock door.

Acting Technique, Aerial Silks, Ballet, Break Dance, Contemporary Dance, Glee, Hip Hop, Intro to Performing Arts, Jazz, Keiki Dance, Musical Theatre: Dance and Drama, Performance Troupe, Rhythmic Acrobatics, Trapeze

Honoka‘a Hongwanji Mission Class Information
Classes at the Honoka‘a Hongwanji Mission are held on Fridays between 3:00 pm and 5:30 pm.

Acro Tumble, Hoops, and Stunts

Enrollment Information
Registration is now open with limited scholarships are available for students. The scholarship application deadline is December 27.

For more information regarding class information and schedules, registration information, fees, and scholarships call Noelani Anderson at (808) 854-6646, send an email to, or visit


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