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Dance Finale

Nearly 500 students in grades K – 12 showcased their talents in the Dance School’s year-end “pau hana.”

In May, nearly 500 students in grades K – 12 showcased their talents in ballet, jazz, tap, street dance and musical theatre in this year’s Dance Finale, the Dance School’s year-end “pau hana” production.

Inspired by the school year’s theme, “Every life is a story,” dance faculty reflected on their own artistic inspiration and the dance experiences that shaped them as they designed and choreographed pieces that wowed audiences across four performances.

From left: Keila Wong ’19, Kyler Sakamoto ’18 and Grace Bartell ’20 entertain the crowd in "Fascinating Rhythm" with the Sr. Tap Company.
Sarah Kwak ’28 is a graceful dove as she performs with Intermediate Ballet IA.
Kaimana Spear ’25 dances to “The Big Time” with Keiki Tap Company.
Gabrielle Biersach ’19, with her Street Dance II class, performs “Soldiers of Fortune.”
Henry Frutchey ’30 delights the audience with “I Love a Piano” with Beginning Musical Theatre.
Kaitlin Hennessey ’18 gracefully takes the stage in “Dvorak Serenade” with Intermediate/Advanced Ballet D.
From left: Taryn Nakamoto ’29 and Marlowe Lai ’29 are enchanting as Wizards with Tap I.