January 2019 - The Kepaa Family

Happy New year from the Kepaa Ohana.  We are very honored to be chosen as PDD’s family of the month. Janette is an IT analyst at Bank of Hawaii and Jaela (12) is an 7th grader attending Ilima Intermediate School.

Our dance journey with PDD started when Jaela was 4 years old.   She started with Creative movement and later moved on to Jazz. One day while she waited for her Jazz class to start, she was watching Mr. Erick teaching Hip Hop. She turned to me and asked if she could be enrolled in Hip hop too.  Well, good thing we did. 

Fast forward a few years later.  Jaela found her dance passion in Hip Hop.  She is now in Hip Hop Junior company.  She competed in Jump, Spotlight and Dance Awards in Vegas. PDD provided many dance opportunities and we were fortunate to take advantage of them. She participated in the In-house conventions with Liberate Artists. She won a scholarship to attend Phoenix Fire in New York (2016) While attending Phoenix Fire she won another scholarship, in which they paid our dance tuition for 6 months. In 2017, Liberate Artists awarded her a scholarship to attend Focus in LA where she would participate in a dance video.  In 2018, Jaela was honored to receive PDD Hip hop dancer of the year. We are beyond blessed with all of Jaela’s dance adventures and accomplishments. 

We are truly grateful for Wendy and Jeremy for all that you do for the dance studio. For providing a place for my daughter to grow and learn and continue to love her passion in dance.  Jeremiah and Zane thank you for all of the support and encouragement you continue to share with Jaela.