Winter Recital Performance
Saturday, Dec 6
Eyes Wide Open Productions Arts Center : 3285 Waapa Rd, Nawiliwili, Lihue
10am, 12pm & 5pm


For just the second time at the new location, Kauai Dance Center will hold its Winter Recital Performance Showcase on Saturday, Dec. 6.

This annual event includes students at all ages and levels at three different performance times between 10 a.m. and 6:15 p.m., at Kauai Dance Center studio, located in the Eyes Wide Open Productions Nawiliwili Theater, 3285 Waapa Road adjacent to Nawiliwili Park.

The shows include class work exercises, solo variations, group classical repertoire, hip hop dance choreography and Spanish flamenco dance. It begins at 10 a.m. with the Keiki Dance Concert for children ages three to six.
“The children as young as three have just started learning ballet and will be doing demonstrations, exercises and expressive movement for their parents,” said dance instructor Jennifer Bell-Grey. “They will be dancing to music spontaneously in front of an audience, many for the first time and it will be a very exciting time for them.”

The Youth Dance Concert of children ages seven to 11 follows at noon with ballet, hip hop and Spanish dance. At 5 p.m., there will be a performance of ballet students in the intermediate levels of ages 11 and up.
Advanced Class Dance Concert & ensemble begins at 5 p.m.

Upper level students will perform classics works from Swan Lake, Paquita, Nutcracker as well as contemporary and lyrical dances.
“It will be an eclectic mix, with parts of Tchaikovsky’s ‘Swan Lake’, ‘The Nutcracker’ and the ‘Mozartiana’, which is Tchaikovsky’s tribute to Mozart,” Bell-Grey said. “A majority of the music we are using for the hip hop dances was written by Mel Bell-Grey, the director of Kauai Dance Center.”

Some of the advanced students began when Bell-Grey started teaching on Kauai 16 years ago. The new Nawiliwili studio, which opened in a former warehouse last February, is designed to give siblings and parents something to do while the students rehearse and attend class.

“There is a fantastic outdoor area for families to just hang out,” she said. “It is also for students who have siblings that come to the class and want something else to do so we created this with them in mind.”
Food and refreshments are available for purchase and all proceeds from ticket sales, food, raffle drawing benefit The KDC Performance & Scholarship Fund. The nonprofit fund is tax deductible and a way for community to support the youth dancers.
Purchase tickets in advance for $8 adults, $5 child, children under two are free. Call 823-9588 or visit

Kauai Dance Center’s New Home Studio Nawiliwili/Lihue Located next door to Hesse’s Flooring & Nawiliwili Park 3285 Waapa Rd, Lihue
Director Mel Bell-Grey & Artistic Director Jennifer Bell-Grey. Visit information on classes & up coming events- email or Tel: +(808) 823-9588