About Us

A non-profit arts organization bringing dance and performing arts opportunities to our community

Who We Are

Kona Dance & Performing Arts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization founded in March 2016 by a dedicated group of families eager to fill a gap in their community.  After securing a studio in the heart of South Kona, we began our journey to bring dance and performing arts opportunities to the Big Island Community. We strongly believe that arts education is not just a luxury, but imperative to develop the mind, body, and spirit of each individual.

Today, our team is composed of highly trained professionals from the islands and beyond hosting classes for both youth and adults.  From a humble group of committed students, we have proudly grown to serve over 200+ during peak seasons.  We are an inclusive and diverse community offering a wide variety of genres including Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Breaking, Musical Theatre, and more!

Kona Dance Founders

Mission

To provide high quality education and instruction in dance and performing arts to the local youth and the Big Island Community

Vision

Every Big Island family empowered through dance and performing arts

Values

Respect. Integrity. Positivity.

Diversity. Community

Core Values

Respect

Treat others the way you wish to be treated. Fair regard for the feelings, rights and traditions of others is expected at all times.

Integrity

We operate professionally and ethically at all times with sincerity in our actions.

Positivity

We choose to be positive. We believe in creating a supportive environment where joy and happiness is cultivated and shared between all students, staff, teachers and families.

Diversity

We commit to offering an inclusive and accessible multi-genre  dance education, while providing dance and performing arts growth opportunities for all.

Community

The community serves as our foundation and we serve our community. Collaboration is at the heart of creating a positive and meaningful social impact for our dance families and in our community. 

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