How do I know what level to apply my child for?
How do I sign my child up for classes?
Students ages 3-4 are placed by age into Creative Movement or Creative Dance.
Students ages 5-7 with ballet experience are required to take a placement class.
Students ages 8-16 with or without ballet experience are required to take a placement class.
Please schedule an appointment with the School Administrator to observe or take a placement class. Online registration is required. Registration may be found online under “School & Classes” – “The School of Ballet Hawaii” – “Honolulu Studio” or “West Studio” – “Complete Online Registration”. If there is a wait list for the class your child will be entering you will be contacted when an opening is available.
When do classes begin and end?
Application for classes may be done in person or by mail once the class-level is determined. Class tuition plus a non-refundable registration fee must be paid to confirm class placement.
At what age do you begin to offer classes?
Please go to “School & Classes” – “The School of Ballet Hawaii” – “Honolulu Studio” or “West Studio” and look under 2019 Session Information.
For Summer Intensive dates, please go to “School & Classes” – “Summer Intensive”.
What types of dance, other than ballet, do you offer?
We offer our regular school ballet classes to students ages 3+. There are Open Adult classes for students ages 13-Adult.
Do you offer scholarships?
Ballet Hawaii is primarily a ballet studio. We offer Musical Theatre, jazz, tap, and Contemporary dance as well. We frequently host Master Teachers for Ballet Levels 5 through 8 that are occasionally open to outside students.
How many classes must my child take a week?
We offer work exchange-scholarships based on financial need. These scholarships are offered to students who have attended Ballet Hawaii for 1+ years. Please contact Pam Taylor Tongg, Artistic Director at email@example.com
for more information.
Is there a deadline for applications or are they ongoing?
Students ages 4-7 take one class per week.
Students ages 8+ take at two to four classes per week depending on level.
All students are required to take all scheduled classes for their level.
Do you have performance opportunities?
Applications are ongoing. Current enrolled students are strongly encouraged to apply early to reserve their spot as we do have wait-listed students.
When are auditions for The Nutcracker and what are the requirements?
Students enrolled in Fall, Winter & Spring Sessions are considered for roles in our annual The Nutcracker and Spring Showcase.
Students who enroll in the Summer Intensive are cast in an end-of-session performance either in-studio or onstage.
All performances have a performance/costume fee.
When do you hold auditions for summer intensive?
Auditions for The Nutcracker are held at the start of Fall Session in August. Students must be 6+ to audition and participating in the Fall, Winter, and Spring Sessions. Auditions are held in class. There is no pre-registration. All paperwork is available at the audition. If a dancer is chosen for a role, dancer AND parent/guardian are required to sign a contract confirming their commitment to the rehearsal and performance schedule. It is important to understand the demands and rewards of participating in a professional production. Performance/costume fees applied.
What classes do you offer for adults?
Summer Intensive auditions are held January through March at our studios. If you are unable to attend class in person, please submit a video audition, dance resume, and photo in arabesque and tendu a la seconde along with an Audition Form.
Audition forms may be found under “School & Classes” – “Summer Intensive”. The audition video must be no longer than 10 minutes and must include barrework and centerwork (Adagio, Pirouettes en dehor and en dedan, petit and grand allegro) and pointework for ladies. You may include production excerpts as long as you are clearly visible.
For more information call: 808-521-8600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If a student is accepted and enrolled, the audition fee will be applied to tuition.
What age do you start Pointe classes?
Adults may take any of our Open Classes. Please refer to “School & Classes” – “The School of Ballet Hawaii” – “Open Classes”.
A student is allowed to go en pointe at the discretion of the Artistic Director and teachers. Typically, at Ballet Hawaii, we look at students in Ballet Level 5B or around the age of 11-12. Acceptance is based on the student’s ability to pass a pre-pointe test, the receipt of a doctor’s note, age, strength, and commitment. It is important to understand that going en pointe unprepared may affect the health and longevity of a student’s physical development. If a student is not ready, they will not be allowed to go en pointe.