Best of HONOLULU Family: Learn
Best Place to Learn to Dance
Pas De Deux Hawaii
Learning to sing, dance and perform has never been more fun! Former Disney Imagination Movers star Wendy Calio is at the helm of this popular Waipahu dance studio. What to try… Ballet? Hip-hop? Jazz? Voice? Acting? The possibilities are endless. 94-450 Mokuola St., Suite 102, Waipahu, 671-0350, pasdedeuxhawaii.com.
Sylvan Learning Centers
Sylvan takes a proven four-step approach to helping children. Assess: Uncover a child’s individual talents and needs. Plan: Build a customized learning plan. Teach: Experts put the plan into action. Apply: The child puts his or her skills and confidence into action. Two locations, firstname.lastname@example.org, 735-8811, email@example.com, 623-0808.
Best Summer Program
Convenience and affordable pricing make this program attractive to families. Children explore nature, participate in games, go on excursions and create cool arts and crafts. Eight island-wide locations, ymcahonolulu.org.
Best Piano Lessons
Sanders Pianos Readers' Pick Web Exclusive 1500 South King St., Honolulu, 946-6500, sanderspiano.com.
Best Swimming Lessons
Leahi Swim School
When you live on an island and are constantly near the water, it is essential to know how to swim. Founded 39 years ago by Lori Komer, Leahi Swim School is where to go to learn to love to swim at your own pace. Two locations, leahiswimschool.com.
Best Soccer League for first time players
AYSO Readers' Pick Web Exclusive hawaiiayso.org
Best Way to get down and dirty with good, clean fun (and a little learning, too)
Hawaii Nature Center SNAP Programs Editors' Pick Web Exclusive
Don’t drive too fast up Makiki Heights Drive, past Hanahauoli School, or you might miss the entrance to this wonderful nature oasis. You can bet your kids will get their fill of clean air, exercise and an appreciation of nature. 2131 Makiki Heights Drive, Makiki, 955-0116, hawaiinaturecenter.org.
Best Way to Learn a Second Language Together
Little Ambassadors Editors' Pick Web Exclusive 725 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite C106, 256-4861, littleambassadors.com.
Best Way to Turn Your Child’s Fear of the Ocean to Love of the Ocean
Na Kama Kai
Imagine being introduced to the water and taught how to paddle board, canoe and surf by top-notch, friendly, passionate water experts and even a Hawaii surf legend or two. Ocean safety and conservation awareness is reinforced at clinics around the island. nakamakai.org.