If you’ve always wanted to take dance lessons but never have – here’s your chance. Hawaii offers some of the most exciting and exhilarating dance classes available, so there’s no reason to wait to sign up. With classes ranging from ballet to swing, there is something for everyone. Dance lessons are a great way to shape your body while having a great time, so take a look at the following dance studios. You’re sure to find something that fits just right for you.
1.Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association
With over 2000 members on three islands, the Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association is the place to go if you want to learn to ballroom dance. HBDA charges an annual $10.00 fee for membership, plus a student card fee of $16.00 each quarter. Lessons are generally 40 minutes long and are scheduled in the evenings. HBDA is located at 429 Waiakamilo Road in Honolulu. For more information or to sign up for lessons, visit HBDA-Hawaii.org
Salsa classes are great for anyone who wants to lose weight and tone up while having a great time and learning new dance moves. Offered three separate times on Sunday evenings, Salsa lessons are a great way to have fun with an old friend or to meet new ones. The cost is $40.00 for a single person and $70.00 for couples for four weeks of lessons. Lessons take place at 725 Kapi’olani Blvd. No registration is required.
If you want to learn how to swing dance, the Hawaii Jitterbugs are perfect for you. Every Saturday night the Aloha Activity Center hosts swing dancing from 8:00pm to 11:00pm. A $5.00 cover fee is charged, which also includes a free beginner lesson in swing dancing. The Aloha Activity Center is located at 725 Kapiolani Blvd, Suite C101. This is a great way to make new friends and tone up your swing dancing skills.
4.Centerstage Dance Studio Hawaii
Located in Waipahu, the Centerstage Dance Studio offers classes for children 3 years old and up. Classes are also available for adults who wish to learn a new dance style. Types of dance lessons available include ballet, tap, jazz, tumbling, hip hop, and tai chi. Families and cameras are welcome at this dance studio, which is located at 94-423 Ukee Street. For more information, visit the Centerstage Dance Studio website.
5.Hawaii Dance Studio
The Hawaii Dance Studio offers classes for both children and adults. Classes available include ballet, modern, hip hop, jazz, and funk. This dance studio also offers a “dance for mature and healing bodies” class that is designed for anyone who wants to dance but in a gentle way. This class includes modern, swing, jazz, line-dancing, and folk. Classes are offered on a per-semester basis and cost $175 for the semester for one class per week. The Hawaii Dance Studio is located at 2615 South King Street, B#310 in Honolulu. More information is available on their website.