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Prince Dance Institute Celebrates a Decade of Dance in ‘Deca:Dance’

April 15, 2016, 10:19 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 5:45 PM
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Prince Dance Institute will celebrate its tenth anniversary of performing at the Kahilu Theatre with two weekend performances, bringing together nearly 100 local performers from the institute for “Deca:Dance.”

Ranging in ages from five to adult, PDI performers range from amateur to professional. The dancers will come together for a multi-media dance performance, bringing popular dances pieces from the past nine years back to life.

PDI was founded in 2006 by Angel Prince with the goal to teach a wide range of dance and movement classes. The institute began with just two students and has since grown to over 100 students of all ages.

Contemporary dance, hip-hop, and break-dancing, along with hula and other styles, are taught in after-school classes.

The past 10 years have included nine PDI original theatrical dance shows, with the majority centered around environmental topics.

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“The idea of using art as a platform for greater good is not a new concept, but is something that I think that still holds great importance in our world today,” said Prince, PDI’s Artistic Director. “Using dance and theatre as a medium for this cause is both educational and entertaining.”

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During the anniversary performance, PDI will welcome back former dancers from past shows to reprise their rolesAmong the returning dancers are Mimi and Brian Kerley, Kanoa Withington, Lia Cain, Erin Kawakami, Angel Prince, and Elizabeth McDonald.

Everett Knowles will perform the music for the show on the Theatre’s new Steinway piano.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. for Saturday’s 7 p.m. performance and at 3 p.m. for the Sunday 4 p.m. performance.

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Tickets cost $32 / $27 / $22 / $16 and can be purchased on the Kahilu Theatre website, by calling 885-6868, or at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Prince Dance Institute courtesy photo by Evan Bordessa.

Prince Dance Institute courtesy photo by Evan Bordessa.

Prince Dance Institute courtesy photo by Evan Bordessa.

Prince Dance Institute courtesy photo by Evan Bordessa.

Prince Dance Institute courtesy photo by Evan Bordessa.

Prince Dance Institute courtesy photo by Evan Bordessa.

Prince Dance Institute courtesy photo by Evan Bordessa.

Prince Dance Institute courtesy photo by Evan Bordessa.

Prince Dance Institute courtesy photo by Evan Bordessa.

Prince Dance Institute courtesy photo by Evan Bordessa.

Prince Dance Institute courtesy photo by Evan Bordessa.

Prince Dance Institute courtesy photo by Evan Bordessa.

Prince Dance Institute courtesy photo by Evan Bordessa.

Prince Dance Institute courtesy photo by Evan Bordessa.

Prince Dance Institute courtesy photo by Evan Bordessa.

Prince Dance Institute courtesy photo by Evan Bordessa.

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