Alexander Academy of Performing Arts is a dance studio that offers quality instruction in ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip hop, tap and more to the Maui community. We believe that no one committed to the art of dance should be turned away due to a lack of funds.
AAPA strives to encourage an appreciation for the history and art of dance to fuel the inspiration for our dancers' training. We provide a nurturing dance class environment where students may obtain their maximum potential. It is our mission to build confidence to children and adults through dance.
We believe that performance is an important component of any dancer's education. Because of this, Alexander Academy has its own nonprofit performing company, Alexander Academy Performing Company, so that Maui's student dancers have the opportunity to share their talent and skill onstage. Alexander Academy Performing Company presents a full-length production each spring, the in-studio performance Holiday of Dance in December, and various other performances throughout the year.
Our teachers have professional dance experience, excellent training and knowledge, and have the passion to teach that keeps the art form fun for our students. Our teachers inspire confidence and a positive self-image within our students, treating them as expressive individuals, while emphasizing the importance of a supportive community that cares for all of its members. In return, we expect cooperation, discipline, respect and dedication from all our students, parents, staff, and volunteers.
We are very proud of the studio we are today. We give immense credit to all members of our dancing 'ohana. Mahalo nui loa!
Keeping it in the Family: Many of our students are mothers and daughters/sons dancing together, bonding together and creating a family-friendly environment.
Photo: Megan Baker
Please enjoy our video to see what makes Alexander Academy special and unique!
Video: Shawn Coad
10 Years of Performance Magic! 2009-2019
Video: Chelsea Fine