It’s Time to Move with the Prince Dance Institute


The Prince Dance Institute (PDI) will offer more than twenty-five performing arts classes at the Kahilu Theatre in Waimea (Kamuela) during its Spring Semester. The semester begins Monday, January 18, and runs weekly through Thursday, April 29, 2020. 

Classes in dance, musical theatre, glee, aerial arts, and acrobatics are available during the semester. There are classes available for all ages, starting at age 2, and skill levels. Performance opportunities are available for interested students.

“We were thrilled to be back to in-person classes last semester, and I’m sure this upcoming semester will prove to be even more enjoyable,” said PDI Artistic Director Angel Prince. “Now that we know our health and sanitation practices work, we have added a few more classes like ‘Break Dance’ and another ‘Keiki Dance’ class, plus we’ve added more class options for students ages 9-13.

“It is our feeling at Prince Dance Institute that the performing arts can, and need to continue for our community and our students’ physical and mental well-being,” Prince added. “We have successfully created shows using Zoom during the quarantine and just wrapped up filming an online performance called ‘Quinceañera,’ which was filmed on the main stage at the Kahilu Theatre with makeup, costumes, and lights—the whole works. While we don’t know what this Spring Semester will look like, we know it will be great!”

Health and safety are paramount at PDI, and the school has safety protocols based on local and federal guidelines in place. Class sizes are limited and socially distanced. Everyone is required to wear a mask. There are rigorous cleaning and sanitation regimens that take place before and after every class. 

Prince Dance Institute instructors include Angel Prince, Chris “Mana” Ho’opai, Debra McGee, Elizabeth Brawner, Julie Young, Kalena Zindric, Kat Reuss, and Noelani Anderson.

Classes at Kahilu Theatre are conducted on the Main Stage and in the Mike Luce Studio and are held Monday through Thursday, between 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm. The entry is through the loading dock door in the back of the theatre.

Spring Classes
Aerial Silks, Acrobatics, Pre-Ballet and Ballet, Break Dance, Contemporary Dance, Pre-Glee and Glee, Hip Hop, Jazz, Keiki Dance, Musical Theatre, and Trapeze.

Enrollment Information
Registration is now open, with scholarships available for qualifying students. The scholarship application deadline for Prince Dance Institute ends on January 5, 2021.

For more information regarding class schedules, registration, fees, and scholarships call Julie Young at (808) 452-3837 or visit

Photos: Danny Waddell


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