As a service to our community, Tau Dance Theater proudly offers Hula classes in the style of George Kananiokeakua Holokai and Modern Dance classes for youth ages 9-21 with a focus on Pōhuli, the Tau style of movement. Scholarship opportunities are available with preference given to underserved, at-risk, native Hawaiian youth and families adversely affected financially by the global pandemic..
Announcements: There will be no Tau Y2 Company Classes until the March 6th audition. Once the Tau Y2 Company is selected, full in-person classes will begin but limited to only (16) sixteen students per in-person class. A rotation system is in effect to allow the remaining students to participate through a live Zoom interface.
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We offer three levels to accommodate dancers of all ages and experience.
Tau Y2 Jr. Company
Tau Y2 Company
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Community Classes (All Ages)
No experience or audition necessary. In-person classes are available for up to 16 people.
Virtual classes are also available through Zoom.
$100.00 for both classes
11 AM - 12 PM
12 PM - 1 PM
Tau Y2 Jr. Company (Ages 9-21)
No experience or audition necessary. In-person classes are available for up to 16 people. Tau Y2 Jr. Company will perform dances learned in the Hula and Modern classes and will not be required to attend the Choreography sessions. Dancers must commit to the entire year to be considered for the program.
Our Tau Jr. Company or beginning intermediate level technique classes are held at Page Academy of Dance each Sunday from 11 AM to 1 PM.
Tau Y2 Company (Ages 12-21)
Accepted by audition only. All dancers will have to commit to the entire year. Tau Y2 Company is the official representative of the Tau Dance Theater youth program. Tau Y2 Company is the highest level of performance possible for the program. Tau Y2 Company has the opportunity to perform with the professional company, Tau Dance Theater, including an invitation to Tokyo, Japan in November 2022 for the E Hula Kākou Concert. The Jr. Company has the additional opportunity to learn original choreography of the professional company and it also serves as the selection pool used as alternate dancers in performances should the need arise.
Next audition: March 6, 2022 from 11 AM - 2:30 PM
(Audition fee: $75 – Fee will be applied to tuition for the first month.)
Modern Dance classes taught by Artistic Director, Peter Rockford Espiritu in the Limón technique after founding member Betty Jones.
Classes are held in-person and on Zoom at Page Academy of Dance.
Sundays from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Hula) and 12:00-1:00 PM (Modern Technique)
Tuesdays from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Modern Only)
No experience necessary, all levels are welcomed.
Pay as you go IN-PERSON ($20 per session)
Pay as you go VIRTUAL ($15 per session)
Class pass for 10 in-person classes ($175 per pass)
Class pass for 10 virtual classes ($135 per pass)