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NEW location 29 Shipman st. #202, Hilo, Hawai'i, Because of COVID19, the YWCA, where we have held our classes at for the last 8 years, is no longer able to accommodate N2 Dance. We are so blessed to have found a beautiful new location with mirrors and dance floor already installed at 29 Shipman st #202, in downtown Hilo. Street parking is available.
Sept 2 - Dec 5, 2020 N2 Dance Fall Semester. Hip-hop, Jazz, Voice, B-boy, Ballet Barre Theory, Technique, Group Voice Ensemble (Song/Dance), Private Voice, Hula, and Acting classes. We have a tentative outdoor performance scheduled for Sat, Dec 12, 3:30p
1. We expect students to remain at home if they have a fever or are feeling sick or if someone in your household has COVID-19
2. Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow enough time to follow new procedures.
3. Students (and parents - if escorting student) should arrive with a mask on (students under 6 do not need to wear a mask)
4. Students must bring a water bottle
5. B-boy students will need to bring their own yoga mat
6. As soon as you arrive you should go straight to the bathroom to wash hands with soap and water. If there is a line please remain 6 feet apart.
7. Before you enter the studio you will need to remove your shoes and place them outside lined up against the wall 6 feet apart from others.
8. You can either dance barefoot or bring inside shoes (that are never worn outside) to put on after you remove your street shoes. For Jazz and Ballet class you should have either Jazz or Ballet shoes. Just socks are also fine for Ballet.
9. Parents/family members are not allowed to enter the studio (unless there is an emergency or special circumstance)
10. As soon as students enter the studio they should find the next available marking in numeric order against the wall and place their water bottle and mask down. Students are welcome to wear their mask while they are dancing but we will not require it because we are doing physical exercise. Instructors will not wear a mask while teaching the class but will try as much as possible to face away from the students and maintain a 6 foot distance.
11. They will then find the corresponding mark on the dance floor and sit down in their spot. For instance if they put their things on pink #1 then they will find pink #1 on the dance floor and sit there. Students should do their best to remain on their mark through out the class. FYI, the jazz and ballet class will need to vary some from this because of the structure of the class, but we will still do our best to maintain good spacing.
12. We have put a cap on each class with a maximum of 12 students. Classes that are full will have a wait list in case their are drop outs within the first 2 weeks.
13. At the end of class students will be excused one by one to retrieve their things, put their mask and shoes back on then go to the bathroom to wash their hands before they leave.
14. All families must fill out a COVID19 Waiver form before the first day of class.
Now on Facebook and Youtube! N2 Dance Spring musical Production "Holomoana o ke Aloha". A spectacular theatrical production with dancing, singing, and acting. Because of the COVID19 quarantine we finished up our Spring Semester virtually online. Those students that completed the semester with us were filmed/photographed one by one, outside, on a green screen, different times of the day, on separate days then compiled together. Voice recordings were done by individuals in their own home and then digitally combined. There are a total of 17 scenes in our musical production. In June we began sharing a new scene every few days on Facebook or as soon as the editing was done. When all scenes were completed we compiled the entire show on youtube. Here is the link: N2 Dance Spring Musical Production: Holomoana o ke Aloha (Voyage of Love). A lot of thought, time, and energy went into putting this production together: We felt really drawn to continue forward to share all of our hard work. We hope that our production is a blessing to our community to uplift and inspire.
Highlights from "Alice Finds Wonderland (Once Upon a Christmas Eve)" our Fall 2019 N2 Dance musical production. To see more amazing pictures from our production go to our Facebook page: N2 Dance. During the COVID19 lockdown we posted a link for this show in it's entirety on our N2 Dance Facebook page. DVD's of the show are available for purchase for $25. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Highlights from "Anianiokala (a.k.a. Annie)" our Spring 2019 N2 Dance musical production. Live acting, singing, dancing. DVD's are available for purchase for $20. Contact us at email@example.com
About N2 Dance
N2 Dance (pronounced "in to dance") is a performing arts school specializing in Hip-Hop, Jazz, and Voice. N2 is also an abbreviation for the performance compound No-Limits and Na'au (heart and soul). N2 Dance was started in Honolulu August 2001 by Maika and Angela Woods, Husband and Wife dancers, choreographers and Teachers. After moving to the Big Island in 2005,
for 6 years N2 Dance was based at a Hawaiian Immersion School in Kea'au.
N2 Dance classes are now located at the YWCA of Hawai'i Island. No YWCA membership is required for classes.
N2 Dance Mission Statement
N2 Dance will maintain high moral values in music, choreography, and costumes while providing high quality instruction in a fun atmosphere. We commit to perform with our Na'au (heart and soul), and to put No-limits on what we or our students can accomplish as we are continually reaching for perfection.
Meet the Owners
Director: Angela Woods
Angela Woods has been teaching dance professionally for over 30 years. She has won many 1st place as well as Diamond and Judges choice awards for both her choreography and dancing. Her first formal dance training as a child was in hula but she later also received training in Hip-hop, Jazz and Ballet at various dance studios and dance conventions in Honolulu, California, and Utah. In high school, before receiving formal training in Hip-hop, Angela was a freestyle hip-hop dancer and a choreographer for her High School Cheerleading squad in Honolulu. She received scholarship all 4 years in college by using her talent of dance- Freshman year winning the BYUH talent show, Sophmore year winning the "Miss BYUH pageant" (also placing first in the talent section of the pageant), and her Junior and Senior year dancing on the first official BYUH Dance team. After graduating from college she danced professionally here in Hawaii with a few local groups. She was formerly an assistant Director at the Kamehameha Schools dance program, and directed the TMC Hip-hop Company in Honolulu. She created N2 Dance in 2001. While receiving her Bachelors Degree in Math Education (as well as Minor in Hawaiian) Angela also studied music through both private and group vocal and piano classes at BYUH. After graduating from College she continued to study voice for 4 years with several different Voice teachers on O'ahu.
Assistant Director: Maika Woods
Maika Woods, originally from Hilo (graduate of Waiakea High), having grown up with both parents being professional dancers, learned to perform at a young age, and had the privilege of touring Europe in a show with his family. Also a Freestyle Hip-Hop dancer, Maika has won numerous freestyle contests both formal and informal. As a Freshman at Ricks College, his group won over-all first in the "Dance Out" dance competition, and he also placed first in a Dance Competion between all the Junior Colleges in Utah and Idaho. He danced for 4 years with Derek Daniels Productions in 2 regular shows in Waikiki and was featured as a dancer in the television show "Touring Hawaii" and "Bridging the Gap between Japan and Hawaii". Using his ability to pick-up choreography quickly as well as performance skills he was featured as an Actor/Stuntman in a choreographed fight on the National Television series "Hawaii". Maika has a bachelors degree in Hawaiian language from UH Manoa, and a Masters in Kinesiology with emphasis in Dance from Fresno Pacific University and also graduated from the Kahuawaiola (indigenous teacher certification) program at UH Hilo. He is currently the Performing Arts Teacher at Kea'au Elementary School