It’s time to move with Prince Dance Institute

  • Dancer Aria Wiley. (Danny Waddell/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Prince Dance Institute will offer more than 25 performing arts classes at Kahilu Theatre in Waimea during its spring semester running Jan. 18 to April 29, 2021.

Classes in dance, musical theater, glee, aerial arts, and acrobatics will be available during the semester. There classes are available for ages 2 and up, and skill levels. Performance opportunities are available for interested students.


“We were thrilled to be back to in-person classes last semester, and I’m sure this upcoming semester will prove to be even more enjoyable,” said PDI Artistic Director Angel Prince. “Now that we know our health and sanitation practices work, we have added a few more classes like ‘Break Dance’ and another ‘Keiki Dance’ class, plus we’ve added more class options for students ages 9-13.”

Health and safety are paramount at PDI, and the school has safety protocols based on local and federal guidelines in place. Class sizes are limited and socially distanced. Everyone is required to wear a mask. There are rigorous cleaning and sanitation regimens that take place before and after every class.

“It is our feeling at Prince Dance Institute that the performing arts can, and need to continue for our community and our students’ physical and mental well-being,” Prince said. “We have successfully created shows using Zoom during the quarantine and just wrapped up filming an online performance called ‘Quinceanera,’ which was filmed on the main stage at the Kahilu Theatre with makeup, costumes, and lights — the whole works. While we don’t know what this spring semester will look like, we know it will be great!”

Prince Dance Institute instructors include Angel Prince, Chris “Mana” Hoopai, Debra McGee, Elizabeth Brawner, Julie Young, Kalena Zindric, Kat Reuss, and Noelani Anderson.

Classes at Kahilu Theatre are conducted on the Main Stage and in the Mike Luce Studio and are held Monday through Thursday, between 3 and 8 p.m.


Registration is now open, with scholarships available for qualifying students. The scholarship application deadline for Prince Dance Institute ends on Jan. 5, 2021.

For more information regarding class schedules, registration, fees, and scholarships call Julie Young at (808) 452-3837 or visit

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