Kauai School of Art & Academics
Monday thru Thursday and every other Friday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade Classes
Kauai School of Art and Academics is designed to inspire life-long learners, developing the WHOLE child through the five senses, project-based lessons, academic curriculum, cultural studies, movement arts and outdoor environmental awareness studies. Our academic program provides four main areas of knowledge. The first one is Montessori and Waldorf Math concepts, utilizing hands-on tactile learning. The second one, is Jacobs Ladder Gifted and Talented Students Language Arts curriculum, which is designed to deepen students understanding of their own thought processes, morals, values, ideas, and discernment. We also include other progressive language arts curriculum to cover grammar, and offer a wonderful book club to inspire students to read. The third area is science, we utilize “The Magical Garden” curriculum which includes a vast project-based thematic approach, utilizing the entire kingdom of Earth and Sky. The fourth area we cover is cultural and environmental studies. This includes indigenous teachings from cultural around the world as well as Hawaiian mele, olelo, hula, lau'lapaou and ho'o'pono'pono.
Every other Friday we offer field trips and provide enrichment activities that correlate to the seasons, solar system, agricultural and oceanic motions.
The artistic portion of our program includes: Visual arts, movement arts, music, yoga, acro-yoga, aerial silks, gymnastics, singing, instruments, creative movement, ballet, tap, hip hop, modern and lyrical dance, theater arts, painting, crafting, weaving, and more.
We function as private performing arts and academic academy and keep small class sizes to provide the highest quality education possible. Our 2-semester program requires a 10-month commitment from every family. At the end of each semester, the students provide a presentation of what they learned at our annual Winter and Spring recital.
Kauai School of Art and Academics recognizes that every child has an innate curriculum and a passion to learn what they are uniquely here to do. We strive to provide students with the the exact information for their personal expansion as well as keep them up to date on grade level academics. Subjects are designed to inspire life-long learners, independent thinkers, question askers, leaders and ultimately conscious healthy creators of a more joyful reality.
Our multiage classroom will nurture your Child’s divine intelligence and inherent gifts as it encourages social and emotional development, leadership, responsibility, a sense of caring, and the ability to build authentic relationships with self and others. Lasting friendship and a feeling of family are inherent in this type of environment.
Our patient and compassionate teachers recognize every child is unique and has an individual pattern and timing for increased awareness, growth and capacity to learn. Each day we diligently set the stage to evolve the consciousness of the student’s intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development. As a result, students look forward to attending school each day and become inspired artist, excellent communicators, confident learners and heart centered conscious co-creators.
"Stars" Dance/ Aerial Silks/ Yoga
Monday 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Level 3 Advanced (ages 9 to 14)
Advanced movement artists have participated in more than 3 years of dancing/movement and are continuing to refine their skills. In this Monday class, students enjoy a progressive, uplifting, challenging, and fun-filled, dance, aerial silks and gymnastics program! They have learned foundation dance skills and technique already. Students in this class are strong enough to complete level 1 and two aerial silks choreography, have performed confidently onstage at least six times and are ready to advance these skills.
Wednesdays 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Level 2 Intermediate (ages 7 to 11)
Intermediate movement artists are typically in their 2nd year of dance/movement (already danced for 2 semesters). This is when dancers tend to start learning more figures and begin to piece together longer routines for dancing. Students attending this class have an understanding of rhythmically, musicality, spacial awareness, fine and gross motor skills, creativity, listening skills. strength, flexibility, and memorization, and coordination.
Thursday from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Level 1 Beginning (ages 5 to 8)
Beginners are dancers who have no prior experience or less than 2 academic semester of dancing. In this class students learn foundation movement skills through improv, ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, tumbling, modern dance, gymnastics, and dancing with props such as wands, veils, fans, staff, poi balls, crowns, and dress up! We utilize a wonderful dance curriculum and provide skill level and age-appropriate lessons so students easily develop musicality, creativity, body awareness, listening skills, strength, flexibility, and coordination.
Wild Child Dance Team
PERFORMANCE TEAM - Date and Time to be Announced.
Our Performance Team is designed for students that love dance and have taken their aerial silks artistry to the next level, and would like more opportunities to do what they love. These students attend all the recitals and one loca/island competitions each year along with performing at local community events and parades. They work hard throughout the school year in classes and rehearsals to learn dynamic and entertaining choreography. We love watching out dancers grow as performers throughout the season!
Community service is another element of our Performance Team. We want our team members to be great dancers and positive members of the community. Our dancers participate in community service projects like Feed My Starving Children and The Big Serve.
Did you miss auditions for our 2022/2023 season? Contact the studio to arrange a private audition!
We are always looking for dancers ages 5+ that are enthusiastic, hard-working, and eager to perform to join our dance family! Contact the studio to arrange a private audition. We can’t wait to dance with you!
Three Exciting Summer Camps in 2023! Camp #1 June 27th -30th Camp #2 July 4th -7th Camp #3 July 11th -14th. All camps held Monday - Thursday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Each week of our fun-filled Summer camps there will be an overall theme with specific activities for the children to enjoy. Based on the weekly theme, we select related activities in dance, dance technique, gymnastics, yoga, aerial silks, singing, theater, arts, crafts, and more. We will talk about how these activities relate to our life in today’s world, we include games, books, music, singing, outside activities, water fun, and an awareness practice in the basics of ALOHA (Kindness, listening, unity/ inclusiveness, being humble, patience)
Catch our early bird registration and receive $25.00 off each week! (RSVP by June 10th!) Receive second child discounts and return student discounts as needed.