Dance Lessons

Editors’ Pick

Whether you took ballet when you were a kid, or haven’t picked up your jazz boots since high school, it’s never too late to start dancing again. Here’s a list of beginner-friendly classes to take, recommended by peers and students. Best of all, they’re for adults!

 

Argentine Tango

George Garcia
The Honolulu Club, 932 Ward Ave., www.islatango.com, 721-2123.
 

 

Ballet

Kamakoa Page
Adults with a beginning to intermediate background in ballet can benefit from the small class sizes at this new studio. Page Academy of Dance, 3478 Waialae Ave., www.pageacademyofdance.com, 222-6642.
 

Ballroom

Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association
Be your own dancing star, by learning the cha cha, foxtrot, rumba and other social dances in your own neighborhood. Local chapters around Oahu, www.hbda-hawaii.org, 848-7789.
 

Bollywood Dance

Willow Chang
Heaven on Earth Fit Studio, 2346 S. King St., www.willowchang.com, 292-0820.
 

Broadway Jazz

John Rampage
Who better to learn from than a multiple Pookela Award winner who teaches dance styles as seen on Broadway? Picture jazz walks jazz hands and “All That Jazz” in this fun class. 520 Makapuu Ave., www.diamondheadtheatre.com, 733-0277
 

Flamenco

Vanessa Chong
Diamond Head Theatre, 520 Makapuu Ave., www.diamondheadtheatre.com, 733-0277.
 

Hip Hop

Jonathan Sypert
The Movement Center, 1215 Center St. #211, www.movementcenter.org, 735-8641.
 

Hula

Halau Ka Liko Pua O Kalaniakea
Not just for keiki, adults can take hula, too, at a casual—and, even, beginner—pace, at this Merrie Monarch Hula Festival-placing h-alau, taught by Miss Aloha Hula 1991, Kumu Kapua. 46-018 Kamehameha Highway, #208 Kaneohe, 284-4886.
 

Modern

Jennifer Shannon
The Dance Space, University Square, 2615 S. King St. #B310, www.dncspace.com, 542-9442.
 

Salsa

Greg Henry
Hot Salsa Hawaii, Dance Space Studio, 2615 S. King St. Suite B310, www.hawaiisalsa.com, 256-7556.
 

Tahitian

Tunui Tully and the Royal Polynesian School of Tahitian Dance
Recommended by peers, this school teaches adults with classes from introductory to advanced, with drop-ins welcome. Aloha Activity Center and Kahala Elementary School, 725 Kapiolani Blvd. Suite C101, 737-7659.
 

Tap

Jim Hutchison Ballet
Hawaii, Dole Cannery, 650 Iwilei Rd., www.ballethawaii.org, 521-8600.