Dance at Alexander Academy of Performing Arts AAPA  870 Hali'imaile road, Maui Hawai'i 808-878-8970

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Class Schedule & Descriptions

Registration for dance classes at Alexander Academy of Performing Arts is open year-round; classes are organized by Fall/Spring session and Summer session. Read the class descriptions below to see what would be a good fit for you, and then click the 'Register for Classes' button to get signed up!

If you are not sure what dance class would be the best match for you, read the Placement Guidelines to get to know the ages, ability levels, and time commitments for each class type.

 

Be sure to visit the Policies Page to be prepared for your first dance class!  

Beautiful Beginnings
Classes for Keiki

 

Mommy and Me 

Class focuses on socialization, basic class structure, developmental motor skills in dance and basic tumbling, props, music, creative movement and obstacle courses.  This class will open if we get enough interest registered on our waitlist.

 

Pre-ballet- Elementary 1

Class focuses on basic ballet vocabulary and positions, song and dance, basic tumbling, musicality, creative movement, dance games, developmental gross motor skills within a nurturing, fun environment.

Tap/Ballet Combo

Class splits work on both beginner tap and ballet styles/skills. 

Elementary 2

Ballet technique is introduced with a fun creative curriculum. This is for the experienced young dancer, or the new keiki. 

Character Dance

This class focuses on musicality, rhythm, and posture to bring different characters to life from traditional ballets. 

Ballet 1A 

Geared for the experienced young dancer.​  Dancers need to take placement class to be eligible for this class

Acrobatics

These classes teach beginner-level tumbling, which develops flexibility and acrobatic skills. 

 

Jazz 

Focuses on classical jazz technique, using dynamic pop music and also incorporates hip hop, contemporary or classical jazz styles.

Tap/Jazz Combo

Class splits work on both beginner tap and jazz styles/skills.

 

Hip Hop

Class uses appropriate hip hop music and hip hop dance styles.

Contemporary

This class used modern, improv, and lyrical techniques. The students will be encouraged to push new boundaries, discover versatility, and minimize tension in the search for clarity and fluidity. This class has a ballet requirement.

 

Alexander Academy Performance Opportunities, Musical Theater
Graceful Attitudes
Classes for Ages 10-adult

Jazz 

Focuses on classical jazz technique, using dynamic pop music and also incorporates hip hop, contemporary or classical jazz styles.

Beginning Tap

Incorporates basic tap steps and traditional style techniques.

Hip Hop

Class uses appropriate hip hop music and hip hop dance styles.

Break Dance

Uses urban dance styles to appropriate music choices.

Lyrical

For the level 3 and up dancer who has dance experience.  Class uses jazz and contemporary styles to lyrical pop music. 

Contemporary

This class used modern, improv, and lyrical techniques. The students will be encouraged to push new boundaries, discover versatility, and minimize tension in the search for clarity and fluidity. This class has a ballet requirement.

Ballet level 1-5

Beginner-advanced level or for students working their alignment, strength, and flexibility. Please see class requirements for each level.

 

Pointe/Variations

Beginner & Intermediate: by teacher placement only. Learn classical variations​

Body Conditioning

This class is designed specifically for dancers and dancers rehabilitating from injuries to strengthen and prepare their bodies for the rigours of dance. With a strong focus on core strength, students will be taught a series of exercises to be done mostly on a mat. 

Pilates 

 Body strengthening class for dancers or adults wishing to develop core strength body workout. 

Summer Camps

Camps for Ages 3 and up

2019 Summer Intensive

Ages 11+

June 10th-June 14th

9:00am-2:00pm

This intensive camp will involve an informal performance on Friday that will demonstrate some choreography learned. Classes will include ballet technique, pointe, partnering, contemporary, improvisation, jazz or hip hop styles. Bring water and snacks/lunch. 

2019 Summer Camp

Ages 3-5

June 17th-June 21st

9:00am-12:00pm

 

This camp will involve an informal performance on Friday. Classes include ballet, creative movement, tumbling, jazz, crafts, dance games. Bring water and snacks/lunch. 

2019 Summer Camp

Ages 6-9

June 24th-June 28th

9:00am-12:30pm

 

This camp will involve an informal performance on Friday. Classes include ballet, creative movement, tumbling, jazz, crafts, dance games. Bring water and snacks/lunch. 

Ladies, it's Groove Time!
 
Ms. Hallie's Contemporary 4/5 class, Spring 2019
Choreography by Hallie Hunt
Watch the video by pressing Play on the image above, or on YouTube.

 See more videos of Alexander Academy performances on YouTube.

Photo credit: Sacha Webley, Trish Barker, Scott Drexler

video credit: Tatiana Camit (camp); Chelsea Fine (contemporary)