Hilo Light Parade! Saturday, November 25th
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Hilo Light Parade! Saturday, November 25th

Here is a friendly final reminder regarding the timeline for tomorrow’s Hilo Light Parade participants! Please call us with any questions! We are so excited to see you all there and participate in this super fun event! We are SO EXCITED to be participating in the Hilo Light Parade this year!! All participating parents and...

*Acting Audition Prep Class* Ages 13+
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*Acting Audition Prep Class* Ages 13+

Acting Audition Prep Class (AGES 13+) Students will gain skills and experience in preparing and executing their best possible auditions for casting calls, community theatre, and drama school. This class will involve an array of audition preparation techniques including learning how to pick a good monologue or song selection, acting coaching for your audition pieces,...

Attention PPAC Parents! Showtime is Approaching!
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Attention PPAC Parents! Showtime is Approaching!

Attention PPAC Parents! We are really excited about our upcoming show! Here is some important information regarding rehearsal and performance dates! “How da Grinch when Steal Christmas” Location: Paradise Performing Arts Center 29 Shipman Street #104 Hilo, HI 96720   Sunday December 4th at 3:00pm: Dress/Tech Rehearsal: *Please allow at least an hour and a...

Halloween Costume Dance Party
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Halloween Costume Dance Party

Fun event for kids and adults!! Come have a spooky, screaming, good time with us at PPAC!!! Wear your costumes and bring the family! Paradise Performing Arts Center Halloween Costume Dance Party Saturday October 29th at PPAC 29 Shipman Street upstairs from Resolution gym Use the ramp to enter! 6:00pm-9:00pm Potluck! Feel free to bring...

Zoi Nakamura
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Zoi Nakamura

Zoi has been dancing since she was 4. She has been trained in a variety of dance styles at several establishments including Island Dance Academy, the University of Hawaii at Hilo, and Paradise Performing Arts Center. Her favorite styles include tap, ballet, and lyrical, though she enjoys watching all types. When dance comes to mind,...

Sarah Dunaway
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Sarah Dunaway

Sarah is a recent graduate from UH Hilo with a BA in performing arts:Dance and a Certificate in Educational Studies. She is 23 years old and is currently working at the YWCA preschool here in Hilo. Shr has been on stage for multiple Dance concerts as well as plays and choir concerts. Her favorite style...

Devon Lerma
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Devon Lerma

Devon Lerma was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan where she studied classical piano and voice. She was further educated at Michigan State University in voice and conducting. Devon currently runs a full time piano studio and teaches voice lessons out of her home in Ka’umana which she shares with her three keiki. She...

Acting
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Acting

Acting is the work of an actor or actress, which is a person in theatre, television, film, or any other storytelling medium who tells the story by portraying a character and usually, speaking or singing the written text or play.

Jenn Eng
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Jenn Eng

Jenn Eng Loves Dance! It all started with the 1980s movie version of Annie. Jenn knew immediately that she wanted to sing and dance like them cute orphans. So, she began in community, grade school, and high school productions. Jenn went on to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theater, from New York...

Ballet
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Ballet

Ballet is a type of performance dance that originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th century and later developed into a concert dance form in France and Russia.

Hip Hop
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Hip Hop

“Hip-Hop Dance” today is often known as a style of dance that is essentially a collaboration of street jazz techniques, popping, locking, b-boying, and rocking, as well as other forms of funk and street dance.

Jazz
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Jazz

Jazz dance is shared by a large range of dance styles. Before the 1950s, jazz dance related to dance styles that originated from African American vernacular dance.

Chorus/Glee Club
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Chorus/Glee Club

Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, and augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality, rhythm, and a variety of vocal techniques.

Tap
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Tap

The aim for tap classes is to teach level-appropriate tap fundamentals that can be built-upon as dancers advance in their training.