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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.
 

 

 

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Mar 5, 2010 02:00 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

Best kept secrete in Honolulu. Establish since 1990 after the construction
of the 2nd floor dance ballroom at the Ala Wai golf course in Kapahulu recreational dancing(waltzs ,tangos,cha chas,etc)has been offered free of charge to the general public,tourist mainly from Canada & Japan, and
members of ballroom dance clubs.The dance palladium is mordern,air condition,and constructed with a wooden floor and .attended by 60 to 100
social dancers Monday thru Thursday ,daily, from 12 noon to 2pm.Built by Mayor Fasi and supported by Mayor Hanneman, the Parks & Recreation of Honolulu allow daytime users the use of the ballroom for free.Other users are line dancers, karaoke,bridge players,dance clubs,city retirement conferences.bon dancers,etc.Dr Walter Wong ph,5953134

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