FAQs

How do I join HBDA and how much does it cost??

All dance students are required to be members of HBDA.  Membership fees are $20 per year ($15 if joining in the fourth quarter of the fiscal year, which is from January through March).  All memberships expire on March 31.

Class fees are $35 per quarter, per student and includes two separate classes (different dances) per session.  There are eight sessions per quarter.

For example, a new student wants to become a member of the Kapolei Chapter in April that is offering Tango and Rumba. This student needs to show up at the Kapolei Chapter location on either the first or second week of the quarter.  Fees due are:

  • Membership fee of $20
  • $35 for each student and entitles that student to take both Tango and Rumba
  • for a total of $55.
When is open registration for classes??

Registration for classes are during the first two weeks of January, April, July and October.

Please see the individual chapter for location and times.

What dance classes are currently being offered??

Each quarter dance classes offered are rotated.  You can see each chapter’s current schedule by visiting their individual page.

You can also see a list of our upcoming dances at the Dance Studio and the Palladium on our events page.

How do I contact HBDA??

If you are looking for general information you can fill out our online contact form.

Or: benny.agbayani@hawaiiballroomdance.com

Phone: 808.753.8673

If you have specific questions about a Chapter or classes being offered visit the individual chapter page for current schedules and contact information.

What types of dances does HBDA offer??

HBDA offers classes in both American Social and International styles.  Please visit individual chapters for types of dances offered.

Note: Only the Dance Studio Wednesday class offer dances in the international style.

Note: types of dances change quarterly.

American Social:

  • Waltz
  • Viennese Waltz
  • Fox Trot
  • Peabody
  • Tango
  • Paso Doble
  • East Coast Swing
  • Jitterbug and Lindy Hop
  • West Coast Swing
  • Swing Hustle
  • NiteClub Two Step
  • Cuban Rumba
  • Bolero
  • ChaCha
  • Samba
  • Merengue
  • Bachata
  • Mambo
  • Salsa

International:

  • Waltz
  • Viennese Waltz
  • Fot Trot
  • Quick Step
  • Tango
  • Paso Doble
  • Rumba
  • Samba
  • ChaCha
  • Jive
What is the experience level of our instructors??

All dance classes are taught by trained volunteer Telemark instructors who have many years of experience.

What should I wear to dance class??

Please wear proper attire to dance class. No shorts or tank tops. Dance shoes, leather or hard soled. No rubber shoes, sandals or slippers.