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Kamehameha Dance Company concert to benefit PREVENT Child Abuse Hawaii

The Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Campus Performing Arts Department presents “Balance,” a contemporary dance concert put on by the Kamehameha Dance Company.

Performances are scheduled for May 6 and May 7 at 7 p.m., and May 7 and May 8 at 2 p.m. in the Princess Ruth Keelikolani Auditorium. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door up to one hour before curtain. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit PREVENT Child Abuse Hawaii.

The hour-long dance concert features mostly jazz-based routines, with some modern and lyrical, or modern ballet, numbers as well. The Kamehameha Dance Company is comprised of about 40 dancers from grades 7-12.

Performing arts instructor Erin Morita said the concert will feature an eclectic mix of music with the theme of ‘Balance’ encompassing the performance.

“Our theme is based on the idea that in order to go up you must first go down, and with all things in balance you will be whole. It also refers to the idea that everyone is in their place and time for a reason,” Morita said.

“The students of the Kamehameha Dance Company are determined, committed, highly skilled and just about the hardest working kids I know,” she added. “This concert will not only be thoroughly entertaining but you will also have the opportunity to see these amazing students in their element, doing what they love and are passionate about, and doing what it is that keeps them balanced.”

To reserve tickets or for more information, please call 842-8973.

Kamehameha Schools is a statewide educational system founded and endowed by the legacy of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop. Currently, more than 5,700 students of Hawaiian ancestry are enrolled in K-12 campuses on three islands and at more than 30 preschool sites statewide. Kamehameha Schools also serves thousands of other Hawaiian learners each year through a range of outreach programs, community collaborations and financial aid opportunities in Hawaii and across the continental United States.