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Part of a student's commitment to Alexander Academy includes volunteering to support the studio and our dancing 'ohana's culture of collaboration. The collective contribution of our registered families to care for our studio space and participate in our fundraisers is as vital to the stability of the school as is paying tuition in a timely manner.


Every registered family with AAPA is expected to volunteer to help keep tuition costs low for everyone. We are grateful for all our registered families who respect this policy, as it is what makes us unique and fosters the warm and welcoming environment our students and families enjoy.

Examples of volunteer activities include:

  • Cookie Sales Fundraiser 

  • Car Wash Fundraiser

  • Studio building maintenance

  • Donation of supplies for fundraisers and year-round studio operations (car wash tools, concessions, paper towels, water, etc.)

  • Cleaning sessions

  • Costuming

  • Washing and organizing costumes

  • Publicity

  • Finding sponsors for productions

  • Selling program advertisements for our annual productions.

  • Spring Production help: including ushering, set up/break down, selling tickets, concessions, concession donations, selling t-shirts, backstage help, etc. 

Volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year; stay tuned to the monthly Footnotes newsletters (via email), the studio white boards, or the Volunteer Needs page to sign up!

Want to give more? Work-Study participants work hand-in-hand with AAPA staff to support studio operations and achieve studio goals. We truly value the time, talent, and resources of our registered families as valuable contributions that strengthen our dance school. 

Volunteer Commitment

Respecting our studio space is everyone's kuleana.

There are small tasks anyone can do in 5 minutes before or after class to help keep our dance home tidy:

  • organize Lost & Found bin

  • pick up litter

  • wipe down a surface

  • dry mop the dance floors

  • put away toys

  • pick up water bottles or left items


No need to sign up: if you see it,  help out!  We appreciate your contribution to our dancing 'ohana!

Visit our Volunteer Needs page to see where we currently need assistance!

Holiday of Dance 2019


Sunday, December 15th 

4 Shows


We look forward to another intimate, ohana-style holiday show! 

•    All dancers should arrive at the studio with hair and makeup completed 30-45 minutes before show for preballet - level 2 and jazz/tap/ hip hop classes. 9:15 warm up class for Ballet levels 3-5
•    Costumes will be at the studio, dressing rooms are assigned in studio 2 and 3.
•    No eating in costumes

•  Tickets are $10 for adults (a $3 discount is given to adults viewing their second/third show), $5 for keiki (3-17) and will be sold at the door.  
•    We ask that each family attend only one show, unless the family has dancers in multiple shows.
•    Seating is limited, please arrive on time.  We will allow for standing room if there is a full house.
•    Parking will be available in the lot across the street, near the Pau Vodka distillery.  Use caution while using the crosswalk in front of the Hali’imaile General Store.  Crossing the road in front of the studio is extremely dangerous and not advised.

Who's in What Show, Hair/Makeup/Costume Notes, and Volunteer sign ups are all posted on the Studio Bulletin board

Kindermusik March 5th-April 16th 2020

  • Birth-1 year-Thursdays 9:30-10:15

  • Ages 2-3.5 years-Thursdays 10:30-11:15 am 

March 7th-April 18th 2020

  • Ages 4-6 years old- Saturdays 9:30-10:15 am

  • Ages Birth-3 years-Saturdays 10:30-11:15am

  • Register HERE

Alexander Academy

Studio Updates

Beginning Tap

Incorporates basic tap steps and traditional style techniques.

Break Dance

Uses urban dance styles to appropriate music choices.


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

NEW!!! Adult Contemporary & Modern Dance Sessions



A new series of modern and contemporary dance classes for adults. The remainder of the Wednesday 9am classes this semester will be comprised of four sessions: Intro to Modern + Contemporary Dance, Intro to Release Technique, Intro to Floor-work Technique, and Intro to Improvisation. These sessions are designed to help build upon skills and find more progressions within the class. The hope is to discover more growth, development, and confidence in this dance form after each session. 


1st Session

Modern & Contemporary Dance Basics

2/19, 2/26, 3/4, 3/11


Session 1 will be an introductory 4-week session on the basics of contemporary and modern dance.  This session will focus on the building blocks and foundation of this art form in order to better prepare the dancer for other styles of contemporary dance. We will develop our contemporary dance technique, learn new tools for picking up choreography, and practice self-expression through movement. 




2nd Session

Intro to Release Technique

3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15


Session 2 will be an introductory class on the principles of release technique with an emphasis on Laban/Bartenieff Fundamentals. This dance technique focuses on the use of gravity and momentum to find the most efficient ways of movement. We will explore these concepts in addition to connecting our breath to movement, finding ease within movement, and using metaphors as an impetus for movement. 


3rd session

Intro to Floor-Work

4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13


Session 3 will be an introductory class on floor-work technique within contemporary dance. We will learn to find efficiency and fluidity in movement on the floor. We will practice moving in and out of the floor, finding the most functional and efficient way of moving, and shaping our movement with the floor as another element. We will build upon all the skills and concepts each week and add to an accumulating phrase. 


4th session

Intro to Improvisation 

5/20, 5/27


Session 4 will be a 2-week introductory session on improvisation for beginners. We will learn what improvisation is, how to move from a place of honesty and intuition, how to improvise in a group, and we will learn about improvised scores. We will build upon an improvised score and the final session will be a culmination of what we have learned. 

For more info on how to sign up please ask our office staff or email

Fall 2020 applications will be available on our student only page soon.

Alexander Academy of Performing Arts  

870 Hali'imaile road

Maui, Hawai'i


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