Class Schedule


Dynamite Crew

Ages

13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Studio

B

Interest

Day

Monday

Time3:30 - 4:15

Tuition

$295

Instructor

Katie Istvan

Requirements Dance Director's approval required

Intermediate Tap

Ages

11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Studio

D

Interest

Day

Monday

Time3:30 - 4:15

Tuition

$295

Instructor

Kathleen Schulz

Requirements Dance Director's approval required

Beginning Ballet I

Ages

6, 7, 8

Studio

A

Interest

Day

Monday

Time3:30 - 4:15

Tuition

$295

Instructor

Katie Higuchi

Ballet I

Ages

8, 9, 10

Studio

A

Interest

Day

Monday

Time4:15 - 5:15

Tuition

$295

Instructor

Katie Higuchi

Grit Crew

Ages

13, 14, 15

Studio

B

Interest

Day

Monday

Time4:15 - 5:15

Tuition

$295

Instructor

Katie Istvan

Requirements Dance Director's approval required

Swagg Crew

Ages

14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Studio

C

Interest

Day

Monday

Time4:15pm - 5pm

Tuition

$295

Instructor

Alannah Andersen

Requirements Dance Director's approval required

Jazz I/II (KPG Only)

Ages

9, 10, 11

Studio

D

Interest

Day

Monday

Time4:15 - 5:15pm

Tuition

$295

Instructor

Kathleen Schulz

Register

Returning students:

Register online, or print the Dance Schedule and Registration Form and submit it to the MAPA office in-person or via email (register@mauiacademy.org).

New students/New contact information:

If you have never registered for a MAPA class before or your contact information has changed please print and complete the New Student Form AND the Dance Schedule & Registration Form. Submit both forms to the MAPA office in-person or via email (register@mauiacademy.org).

Scholarships

MAPA offers two different scholarship opportunities:

  • Financial Aid – Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and the student’s commitment to the performing arts.
  • Master Plan – Scholarships are awarded to dance students with an unprecedented commitment to honing their craft. Enroll in nine classes and become eligible to receive free classes after the first paid nine! All nine classes must be taken by one student. Please note: Master Plan Scholarships are limited in number and are not guaranteed.

Funding comes from MAPA’s Hawaii Community Foundation Fund, Brownee Browne Scholarship Fund, Visitor Industry Charity Walk and the generosity of individual donors.

Scholarship Applicants must be:

  • A Maui resident
  • 7-18 years old
  • Or entering 2nd grade or higher (public, private, or home school)

To ensure integrity, MAPA’s Board of Directors adopted the following policies and guidelines:

  1. As respected and honored members of MAPA, scholarship recipients agree to conduct themselves as professionals, attend all scheduled classes and honor all work time commitments.
  2. Scholarship recipients may study only at MAPA sponsored classes during the scholarship period and may not study at another studio or be a member of another dance group or drama group offering the same type of classes. Exceptions are made for school and church activities.
  3. Scholarship recipients and their families may be asked to volunteer their time toward MAPA projects as designated by the office.
  4. Scholarship awards may be rescinded if a student fails to attend required classes; perform specifically required scholarship duties; comply with above guidelines, or behave properly.
  5. Payment plans and scholarships are only available through the office.

The deadline for Fall Scholarships has passed. Please check back soon for information about Spring Scholarships.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of discounts are available?

When 4 or more classes are being taken in a semester, a discount of 10% will be given on the total tuition. When you register within the “Early Registration” period and pay in full a discount of 5% will be given on total tuition.

Where can I park my car?

All parking is on the street or in the municipal parking lot between Market and Church streets. The lots adjacent to our driveway are private and off limits. See the MAPA Parking Policy.

Can I start attending classes, fill out my form, and pay later?

NO. Teachers are instructed to turn away any student not listed on their roster unless that student wishes to purchase a single class or has been notified by a MAPA staff member.

Do I have to fill a registration form if I’ve done this before?

If your child is a returning student you may complete the “Returning Student Registration Form”. Each semester the form constitutes a contract between a student (parent/guardian) and MAPA, therefore a parent/guardians signature is required. If your contact information has changed since last completing a detailed registration form please submit a Contact Information Change Form to the office with your updated information

How can I pay?

Drop by the office and pay by cash, check or credit card, mail in your form with your check or credit card number, or fax the form to us with your credit card number.

Are scholarships available?

Yes. Information and applications are available on our scholarships page. Deadline to apply for the current semester is posted in our website, office and studios.

Can I register the day classes start?

Absolutely! Just stop by our office at 2050 Main Street in Wailuku during normal business hours M-F 10am-5pm to fill out a registration form and pay.

What if I can’t register before the class I want to attend?

No problem! Along with the appropriate payment, fill out a single class form and give it to the teacher. To continue the season at a reduced rate, register at the office during normal business hours and your single class payment will be deducted from your total tuition. Closed classes will not accept single class students.

Can I register at the studio the week classes begin?

NO. All registration is handled in our business office in person, by mail or by fax to utilize our staff and resources more efficiently.

What if I’m not sure what class my child should be taking?

Our Dance Director, Kathleen Schulz, is always happy to answer any questions pertaining to dance and dance placement. She can be reached on 808-283-0375.

Policies & Procedures

Payment is due in full or by pre-arranged payment plan at registration. Fall accounts must be fully paid by November 1st. Spring accounts must be fully paid by March 1st. Students with unpaid balances will not be permitted to re-register until their account is paid in full and may be required to pay in full at re-registration.

Any drop/change to original registration of schedule will be subject to a $25 fee per drop/change unless the drop/change is recommended by a teacher. Any/all dropped classes will be charged at a rate of $20 per class passed, instead of the discounted semester rate.

Refunds (less fees & classes passed) may be given during the first two weeks only. Credits (less fees & classes passed) may be given during the first four weeks only. NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS will be issued after the first 4 weeks of the semester. Credits are valid for one year. In the event that MAPA cancels a class, a refund less the classes taken. Tuition may be pro-rated if you register 3 weeks after the class has begun.

Trial Class and fees should be arranged with the MAPA office in advance. If you are unsure if your child will want to take a full semester of a class, your child may take one $20 trial class. After trying the class you must officially enroll and pay if your child is to continue with the class. If the child registers for the class, the trial class payment will be applied to the total tuition. Closed/full classes cannot accept trial class students.

Punch Cards are available for those wishing to take single classes and may be purchased through the MAPA office. Either 4 or 9 class punch cards are available. 4 class cards are $100 and 9 class cards are $200 where the 9th class is free. Punch cards will not be accepted in closed/full classes.

A $35 fee will be assessed for all returned checks. After one NSF, ONLY cash or money order will be accepted.

MAPA teachers and staff have the discretionary authority to remove a student if a disciplinary issue arises. See behavior policy below.

If an injury necessitates missing classes for two weeks or more, accounts may be credited for one subsequent semester upon submission of a physician’s note.

Missed classes may be made up during the current semester ONLY. Makeup classes must be the same type of class (i.e. Ballet II makes up in ballet class – not in jazz or any other type of class unless cleared by MAPA office.)

Parents are invited to observe the class on our designated “Parent Observation days.” Take a look in our studios to see when our next Observation day will be. Viewing classes at all other times is only allowed with advance permission of the instructor or during an invited sharing. Please leave cell phones, food and drink outside all classrooms.

MAPA reserves the right to use any photos and video taken of the student(s) in all promotional material including, but not limited to, MAPA’s website, publications or advertising.

“Push Class” Policy
If a student is taking all classes at their level than they may request to take a “Push Class” which is above their current level with Dance Directors approval. Individual teachers may not decide to approve a push class without Dance Directors approval.

MAPA’s Studio Rules

  • Arrive 5 minutes prior to class time with the appropriate dance apparel and footwear. Be ready to dance and have fun!
  • Bring a water bottle for water.
  • Only water will be allowed upstairs. All food must be consumed downstairs in the lobby or outside on the deck. No gum chewing or food allowed in the studios.
  • Respect your space and clean up after yourself and others.
  • No dirty street shoes to be worn in dance studios.
  • Be mindful of other students possibly younger than you and watch your language.
  • Leave bathrooms cleaner than how you found them.
  • Never leave belongings unattended; bring all things into the studio with you and place under chairs neatly.
  • Please turn cell phones off or put on silent when in class.
  • Talking/ socializing is not allowed during class.

MAPA’s Behavior Policy
At MAPA, we believe that a safe, positive learning environment is essential for effective learning in the arts. Our teachers make every effort to create an atmosphere of trust, cooperation, and respect. With the support of home, school, and community, we believe that every student is capable of taking responsibility for their own behavior and making choices that are respectful and safe.

If a student chooses to:

  • disregard the instructions of a teacher or person in charge
  • put another student or self in physical danger
  • put another student in emotional danger
  • break any conditions in a contract signed by the student

The following disciplinary course of action will ensue:

  • first infraction verbal warning
  • second infraction meeting with student, parent or guardian(s) and MAPA staff member(s)
  • third infraction immediate removal from the program (no refunds)

MAPA’s Summer Policies

  • Placement of incoming 7th-grade students will be determined by the staff and director
  • All accounts must be fully paid before the first performance
  • All participants MUST assist with strike following the final performance
  • Parents are expected to volunteer at least 4 hours of time for the production
  • A contact sheet will be distributed with each participant’s name, email, phone number and hometown to facilitate carpool arrangements
  • In order for all participants to get the most out of this experience, we cannot allow more than 2 absences-whole or partial- per child without it affecting her/his participation in the final production. If you foresee conflicts, please list on a separate sheet and submit with the enrollment form. It is at MAPA’s discretion to accept or reject an application depending on the number of possible absences.
  • Full refunds (less a $25 drop fee & non-refundable deposit) will be given until May 20, 2019. No refunds will be given after the program begins. Students withdrawing within the first three days of the program will receive tuition credits (less a $25 drop fee & non-refundable deposit) toward other MAPA programs. No credits will be given after the first three days of the program.

Medical Emergency

  •  Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA), its employees, teachers, and certified volunteers are authorized to refer registered student(s), to the on file physician and/or medical group when the designated emergency contact cannot be reached. If no family physician is designated, MAPA, its employees, teachers, and authorized volunteers will select a physician when deemed necessary. I understand that when registering my child/children, I  shall relieve MAPA, its employees, teachers and all authorized volunteers from all liability for damages, including but not limited to bodily injuries and property damage. This excludes damages resulting from gross negligence or lack of due care on the part of the said entities for injuries to myself or my child.