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We would like to thank our students for supporting our class program.  The following are the dance amalgamations covered the past quarter (Q4 2023).


1) Begin DC - Preparation Step

2) Feather Step

3) Reverse Turn 1-6

4) Three Step

5) Natural Weave

6) Change of Direction

7) Feather Step

8) Check Reverse Turn - Steps 1-4 of Reverse Turn


*Change Line of Dance

9) Switch Turn

10) Feather Step

11) Three Fallaways


1) Whisk with Spot Volta Underarm Turn 

2) Reverse Basic 4 Counts

3) Reverse Turn 4 Counts

4) Whisk with Spot Volta Underarm Turn to Promenade

5) Samba Walk & Side Samba Walk

6) Botafogos

7) Voltas

8) Samba Locks

9) Whisk To Underarm Turn to Open Promenade

10) Promenade Runs

Group Dance Classes

Our 3 month dance program (2 classes per night) is available for a flat rate of $20.


Classes are held on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 9:15 PM upstairs at the Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse.​

Registration begins at 6:30PM and is held the first two weeks of the calendar quarter.

Group Dance Class

Our class instruction places emphasis on basic ballroom dance techniques which greatly assists students successfully complete the class material.   

Class Schedule:

2 classes every Wed night:
  • 7:00 - 8:00 PM ​Beginner to Intermediate Standard

  • 8:15 - 9:15 PM Beginner to Intermediate Latin

Jan, Feb, March 
  • Tango, Jive

April, May, June 
  • Quickstep, Rumba

July, Aug, Sept:
  • Waltz, Cha Cha

Oct, Nov, Dec:
  • Foxtrot, Samba

Dance Class Workshop

2024 Social Dances

  • February 23rd (Friday)

  • April 20th (Saturday)

  • May 4th (Saturday)

  • June 8th (Saturday)

  • 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

General Public:
  • $5 at the door

Current Students:
  • FREE - Please show your student card

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
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