Geoffrey Fells:

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Geoffrey Fells. He was a treasure in the dance community. We offer our deepest condolences to David, the family, and all of you who know and love him. Geoffrey, as you leave for the eternal dance floor above, from all of us here, we bid you a fond aloha and farewell, Rest in Love.

City and County of Honolulu Palladium Closure:

All City and County of Honolulu indoor facilities are currently closed due to COVID-19.

Note:  Due to the Palladium closure, the class dates will be adjusted.  Details will be announced.


Group Dance Classes

Our 10-week dance sessions (3 classes per night) are available for a flat rate of $20 ($0.66 per class). Classes are held every Wednesday from 7:00 to 9:15 PM upstairs at the Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse.​

Group Dance Class

2020 Class Schedule:

3 classes every Wed night:
  • 7:00 - 7:40 PM ​Beginner Latin

  • 7:45 - 8:25 PM Beginner to Intermediate Standard

  • 8:30 - 9:15 PM​ Intermediate Latin

Jan, Feb, March:
  • Jive, Tango, Cha Cha

April, May, June:
  • Rumba, Quickstep, Jive

July, Aug, Sept:
  • Samba, Waltz, Rumba

Oct, Nov, Dec:
  • Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Samba

Dance Class Workshop

2020 Social Dances

  • May 9

  • June 27

  • 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

General Public:
  • $4 at the door

Current Students:
  • FREE

Social Dance

About Us

Friends of Ala Wai Ballroom Dance Academy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Our dedicated volunteers teach beginner-friendly ballroom dance classes


We also host social dances.


Ballroom Location:

Upstairs Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse

Palladium Ballroom

404 Kapahulu Ave

Honolulu, HI 96815

15th Anniversary Ball
15th Anniversary Board of Directors