Kahilu Performing Arts Classes Fall Semester Registration

Opens August 18

Kamuela, HI – Registration for the fall semester of Kahilu Performing Arts Classes (KPAC) opens Thursday, August 18. The semester begins Wednesday, September 7 and classes run through Thursday, December 15, concluding with a music and theatre showcase on Saturday, December 17.  There are a total of 26 classes on offer for the fall semester, including the addition of three new classes – Dance Improv & Choreo, Backstage Tech, and Conditioning.

Formerly Prince Dance Institute and smArt Academy, these two programs have merged into the Kahilu Performing Arts Classes (KPAC). Directed by Angel Prince, former Artistic Director of Prince Dance Institute, this newly renamed Kahilu Theatre education program will continue to offer excellence in training in the performing arts with many of the same teachers and classes returning for the new semester.

New Classes:
Dance Improv & Choreo is a fun and explorative class, which will use interactive games as a tool to create movement, enhance creativity and inspire new ideas. Basic composition lessons will aid in developing individual creative expression in a relaxed and supportive environment. Backstage Tech is a hands-on, audio-visual class for those who are interested in theatre production experience. Students will learn the basics of lighting, sound, set building, and various technical performing arts world skills. There is noexperience needed to join this class.

Conditioning class optimizes neuromuscular connections, alignment, strength and flexibility. It supports dancers in training or anyone wishing to move with the skill and grace of a dancer. An ideal after-ballet class, all levels of experience are welcome to join to lengthen, tone and reconnect.

Acting the Song is a musical theatre class that will teach students a technique for working on and performing songs from musicals. The same method acting technique that Beth Dunnington teaches in acting class will apply to this musical theatre class. Students will work on individual songs and one group number, both of which they will have the opportunity to perform in the December 17th showcase at the Kahilu. Students will be welcome and encouraged to audition for the June Kahilu Theatre Youth Troupe production of 13: The Musical.

Complete List of Fall Semester Kahilu Performing Arts Classes:

Trapeze 1, Trapeze 2

Contemporary 1, Contemporary 2, Contemporary 3,

Aerial Silks 1, Aerial Silks 2, Aerial Silks 3, Aerial Silks 4

Keiki Dance

Ballet 1, Ballet 2

Hip Hop 1, Hip Hop 2


Hula 1, Hula 2

Dance Improv & Choreo

Theatre Games


Acting the Song

Acting Technique & Improv

Circus Arts


Backstage Production

KPAC Faculty

Angel Prince (Director of KPAC): Contemporary, Improv and Choreography

Noelani Anderson: Theatre Games

Lynn Barre: Ballet and Conditioning

Paul Buckley: Backstage Tech

Beth Dunnington: Acting Technique and Acting the Song

Graham Ellis: Circus Arts

Chris “Mana” Ho'opai: Hip Hop and Break Dancing

Leia Lawrence: Hula

Elizabeth McDonald: Contemporary and Trapeze

Kat Reuss: Aerial silks

Victoria Roos: Aerial silks

Val Underwood: Singing

Class Enrollment Information:

Classes will be held Monday through Thursday, between the hours of 3:00pm

and 7:30pm, and will be held on the main stage and in the Mike Luce Studio.

Scholarships are available for qualifying applicants and will be accepted from

August 18 through September 1. A panel will review applications and notification

will be sent to all applicants before classes begin on September 7.

For more information regarding class schedules, registration, fees, and

scholarship information, call the Kahilu Theatre Box Office at 808.885.6868 or

visit http://www.kahilutheatre.org.

Additional Resources:

Website: http://kahilutheatre.org/Arts-Ed/Kahilu-Performing-Arts-Classes