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Comprehensive

Professional Ballet Education

Maui Ballet was borne from the idea to support young dancers on Maui in unique ways during the Covid-19 pandemic. As 2020 spring performances were cancelled across the globe, young artists were unable to showcase their work for live audiences, leaving them with unfulfilled dreams. 

Traveling to Maui weekly for over 27 years offering her expertise in training and choreography, Virginia Holte has both a long history in classical ballet, and love for the Maui dance community. As the founder and artistic director of West Hawaii Dance Theatre & Academy on the Big Island, she envisioned a way to continue teaching her Maui students thru virtual instruction. “Passing it down to the future generation” is what keeps classical ballet alive.

Following up a successful inaugural performance, Selections from Don Quixote, and the subsequent Summer Intensive, Maui Ballet’s next effort will be the 2021 Fall Sessions of Ballet Education.

Exciting News!

Our Mission

Our mission is to transform individuals and build community by fostering creativity & courage, offering mentoring and performance opportunities, nurturing self-esteem and relationships, and empowering through dance & theatre education

Maui Ballet™ is an outreach program under West Hawaii Dance Theatre & Academy,

a 501 (c)3 Non-Profit Educational Arts Organization.

In dedication to the safety and comfort of our dancers, Maui Ballet is building out a NEW dance space in Makawao for the Maui Dance Community! 

The 840 square foot space will include a state-of-the-art sprung dance floor with non-slip Marley covering, wall barres, mirrors, and fresh air flow for optimum health benefits. With ample parking, close proximity to schools, restaurants and shopping, Maui Ballet is the ideal spot for dancers of all ages!
 

A Holistic

Educational Experience

Maui Ballet’s unique project-based model serves Maui's community through a comprehensive, graded curriculum with a focus on Classical Ballet for dancers Age 3 to Adult.

Our program includes...

Technique  

Be Versatile

Today’s dancers need to be versatile. We provide a blended version of Cecchetti, Russian and French ballet technique in our classes.

Terminology  

Speak the Language

The specific language of ballet is imperative to success.

Understand the language of ballet is empowering, dancers are more confident and more easily grasp the meaning behind the movements which results in proper execution.

Anatomy  

The more you know...

Our body is our instrument. We educate students on body parts and systems, and how they interrelate to improve technique and make our body move more efficiently.

Injury Prevention​

Be Safe

The combination of cutting edge complementary movement systems such as Yoga, Pilates, BodyCode®, Zena Rommett Floor-Barre®, and the GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Methods are studied to give dancers the edge they need for today’s demanding choreography. 

• Dance History ​​ 

Learn from the Past

Ballet traces its origins from the Italian Renaissance in the 15th & 16th Centuries. In order to move forward in art, one needs to trace back to its roots. By exploring these traditions, and the composers that were responsible for the music, we get a better sense of interpretation of the roles in ballets that we learn and perform. 

Performance  

Express Yourself

Dancers learn, rehearse and perform selections from some of the most endearing classical ballets of all times. Performances empower dancers through active participation, strengthening their confidence, self-esteem, and artistry.

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YAGP

Coaching

The Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP) is the largest international student ballet competition and scholarship program. Specific Classical Ballet variations are required to enter the competition. Maui Ballet is well-versed in preparing students to successfully enter the competition.

2021

Fall Sessions

Experience exacting attention to detail with a holistic approach. Join Maui Ballet for world class instruction with aloha, taught by Virginia Holte & Marisa Montany

Starting September 6th!

8-Week Sessions

Classes* include:

 

  • Classical Ballet Technique - All Ages + Levels​

    • Creative Pre-Ballet (Ages 3-5)​

    • Primary Ballet I (Ages 5-7)

    • Ballet Technique (Ages 8-10)

    • Pre-Pointe / Beginning Pointe (Ages 11-13)

    • Intermediate / Advanced Technique

    • Intermediate / Advanced Pointe & Variation

    • Open Teen / Adult Ballet 

  • Zena Rommett Floor-Barre®

  • Injury Prevention + Strengthening

  • GYROKINESIS® + GYROTONIC® Methods

  • Private & Duet Lessons by request

* All Classes will have a ZOOM option available thru your registerer dancer's student portal.

Additional
Information

Who may Enroll?*

Ages 3 and up!

Limited Enrollment!

To provide individualized attention, class size is limited to 8 dancers.

!!COVID DISCLAIMER!!

All Dancers must follow the current CDC and Maui County COVID protocols. Temperatures are taken upon entry to the studio and hands sanitized. If your dancers is feeling ill, even slightly, please do not come to class. 

STUDIO POLICIES         2021 FEES          DRESS CODE

Enrollment is now OPEN! Classes begin Monday, September 6th.

 
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Founder & Artistic Director

Virginia Holte

Founder and Artistic Director Virginia Holte has been sharing her love of ballet and movement with the Hawaii community since 1986. A graduate of the Academy of the Washington Ballet under the late Mary Day, Ms. Holte enjoyed a long professional dance career with Indianapolis Ballet Theatre, Chicago Ballet, Washington Ballet and various guest appearances with Ballet Internationale, New Jersey Ballet, and Indiana Ballet Theatre N.W. 

 

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