Drill Team Hawaii performs regularly at Hawaii’s top sporting events and many other local and national special events, including the University of Hawaii’s homecoming games, the NFL Pro Bowl, the USA-China Volleyball Classic at the Stan Sheriff Center, and at Brigham Young University-Hawaii basketball games.
We have been selected to represent our island community in parades including the Aloha Bowl Parade, the Hula Bowl Parade, and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in New York and the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California.
Our dancers have won both team and individual championships at local, national, and international competitions. To provide our girls with opportunities to compete and demonstrate all that they’ve learned, we’ve traveled as far as California, Utah, Texas, to the ESPN Dance competition in Florida, and even to Japan. Most recently, we took home top awards at the 2016 Showstopper Regional Competition held in Anaheim, California.
Teams are set up according to age, height, maturity, and ability:
Our Show Team is a select group of dancers chosen for their exceptional performance ability. Girls from each level combine as an elite dance troupe and perform all year at special functions.
High school girls in grades 9 - 12 or advanced younger dancers. We expect the First Priority team to lead by example and mentor the younger girls to become better dancers and better people. Girls are expected to work independently and as a team toward their goals, as well as creatively explore dance and choreography.
Grades 7 - 10. Our juniors are committed to excellence and are confident in performing with showmanship and precision. Girls learn to dance out of their box and work to perfect their technique.
Grades 4 - 6. At this age, our 'tween girls are growing physically, emotionally, and artistically. Girls build upon a basic foundation in ballet and will be challenged with more advanced techniques in jazz and hip hop. Other forms of dance are introduced to expand their repertoire.
Grades 2 - 4. Our Super Minis continue to work on the fundamentals of ballet, jazz and hip hop while incorporating gymnastics and tumbling, such as aerials and front walkovers. The precision required at this young age is impressive and teaching discipline is as important as teaching dance.
Grades K - 2. We set high standards from the beginning and demonstrate the value of being responsible, respectful, compassionate, loyal, and honest. Although we are an all-girl team, we love to dance with everyone in our family -- especially with our dancing dads!
Dance and gym classes for beginners on Saturdays to prepare for the Drill Team Hawaii tryouts -- or for girls who just want to begin a love for dance! In Prep Class, new dancers develop flexibility, coordination and strength while learning basic dance technique and gymnastics. Prep dancers will learn a dance routine and perform in two Drill Team Hawaii shows each year. Girls should be four years or older to register for classes.