This fall, Prince Dance Institute (PDI) is offering more than twenty-five performing arts classes at Kahilu Theatre in Waimea (Kamuela). Registration for classes is now open. The semester begins Tuesday, September 8, 2020, and runs weekly through Thursday, December 17, 2020. Represented in the offerings are the disciplines of dance, musical theatre, aerial arts, and acrobatics, with classes available for all ages and skill levels. Performance opportunities are available for interested students.
In addition to regular PDI favorites such as “Hip Hop” and “Aerial Silks,” the school is branching out with some fresh new classes like “How to Make a Podcast,” and “Yoga and Anatomy for the Performer.”
“I know everyone has missed the in-person learning experience, and we can’t wait to be in the theatre together again,” said PDI Artistic Director, Angel Prince. “We are living in unprecedented times, and now more than ever—creativity, positivity, self-expression, and connection are the tools we need to navigate our world.”
So how does that look in the current COVID-19 world?
Well, for starters, PDI class sizes have been reduced, and everyone must wear masks. They are also implementing a rigorous cleaning and sanitation regimen to provide the safest environment possible for students and staff.
“While we feel it is important to get back into the studio, we are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our community of performers to come together to express ourselves,” stated Prince. “Health and safety are paramount, and we have created new policies and procedures based on local and federal guidelines that we will update as needed. We will do whatever it takes to keep the arts alive while also keeping everyone healthy and safe—dancers are nothing if not flexible!”
Prince Dance Institute Instructors
Angel Prince, Becca Barrett, Chris “Mana” Ho’opai, Debra McGee, Elizabeth Brawner, Julie Young, 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 3:00 p.m and 8:00 p.m. The entry is through the loading dock door.
Aerial Silks, Acrobatics, Preballet and Ballet, Breakdancing, Contemporary Dance, Glee, Hip Hop, Jazz, Keiki Dance, Musical Theatre, Trapeze, How to Make A PodCast, Yoga, and Anatomy for the Performer
Registration is now open, with scholarships available for qualifying students. The scholarship application deadline for Prince Dance Institute ends on August 28, 2020.
For more information regarding class schedules, registration, fees, and scholarships, call Julie Young at (808) 452-3837 or visit princedanceinstitute.com.
Photos: Steve Roby and Sarah Anderson