PDD Updates


Hi PDD Families,

We hope that everyone is enjoying their holiday break!  We wanted to send some updates for everyone as we are swamped with emails and phone calls since we have been closed for Winter Break.  Please see below:

  • PERFORMERS for HOLIDAY FESTIVUS - please email teachers or directors directly, not PDD, for any questions related to rehearsals, costumes, and/or performances. 
  • FRI-SUN CLASSES - PDD reopens this Friday 1/2 thru Sunday 1/4 for regular classes in theatre, dance, and voice.  Please attend your classes that you were in prior to our closure and not your classes that you may have been promoted to.  Non-performers for Holiday Festivus that opted to not return to class prior to the show should return to their classes the week of Jan. 12.
  • PROMOTIONS - Class changes to reflect promotions are effective JAN. 12th.  For errors in class promotions, if you previously sent an email with corrections, I will be sure to make the changes prior to January 12th and will send you a confirmation of the change.

Again, please email teachers and directors directly for any pressing questions as we may not be able to respond to your emails sent to PDD prior to our reopening on Friday.

Thank you and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
PDD Head Administrator

Holiday Festivus: Quick Change Online Request Form

PDD Dance Families!

Does your child need assistance with a quick change? Please fill out this quick change request form so we can have the correct amount of dressers backstage to keep us organized. Thank you! 

Please complete this by Saturday Jan 3rd at Midnight: 

Now accepting American Express and Auto-Pay Direct from your Checking Account!


Hello PDD Families!

Good news :)  Pas De Deux now accepts American Express, Visa, Mastercard and Discover!  You can also enter your checking account information to have your monthly fees debited directly from your checking account!  Feel free to login and update your payment information.

Friendly reminder that your balance is due on the 1st of each month.  Also, if you haven't seen the posts and emails about our new payment procedure...

Starting January 2015, we require all families to enroll in Autopay which will be processed on the 28th of the month prior to which you are paying tuition.

This is to ensure that all account questions and concerns are addressed before your child's first class of the month.  We understand that classes can be costly and that every minute of class time is precious.  By creating this new payment policy we hope to ensure a productive and stress free learning environment for all.
On another note, we have done away with the Annual Registration Fees for existing customers.  This is just another way of showing our appreciation for your support and patronage throughout the years.

Happy New Year Everyone!
Wendy and Jeremy Gilbert
Owners of PDD

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Costume Care


Hi PDD Families,

We wanted to share some important information regarding caring for your beautiful costumes!  Since these costumes are made to order, we cannot get replacements should something happen to them prior to the show.  See below or the attached document that you can print for reference.

Please keep the following in mind:

 Keep in a safe place away from food/drinks or anything that could damage it.
 Keep on a hanger.
 Steam out wrinkles.
 Do not launder your costume before the show!  This is to ensure it is not damaged.
 Change out of your costume as soon as you are done at rehearsals and wear a cover if you eat/drink with your costume on.
 AFTER the Show: Follow all cleaning directions on the tag when ready to clean your costume.  Some costumes cannot be washed so be sure to check the tag!

 Hang upside down on a hanger to help the tulle from drooping. 
 Suggestion: Hang it in a bathroom after a hot shower so the steam helps to settle the tulle.
 For tutus with fabric overlay (like the one pictured) be sure to tack it down with color matching thread
 Check costumes with straps to make sure they fit properly.  If too long, straps can easily be taken in with a simple hand stitch and color matching thread.
 If your costume is itchy, you can hand stitch a smooth color matching ribbon to the inside of the costume.
 Undergarments should not be visible.  Wear a nude or flesh colored leotard or sports bra with clear straps that doesn't show, especially for those with quick changes.  If you must wear a panty make sure it is flesh colored or matching the color of your tights or if no tights, make sure it matches the color of your costume so it is not visible from the audience. 

 Check that shoes & tights are the appropriate color and clean without any holes or tears.   If not be sure to order a new pair now to receive in time for the show.
 Layer your tights!  If you are in ballet & jazz and your first number in the line-up is jazz, put your pink tights on first, then put your tan tights over your pink tights so it's easy for a quick change.

Hair pieces:  Ballet (Bun Donut), Jazz (Fun Bun), Hip Hop (curly ponytail).
***Curly Ponytail, be sure to remove the inside banana clip for comfort.
Tights (see front desk for specific brand and shades)
 Ballet & Creative Movement - Pink
 Jazz - Tan
 Hip Hop - will be with costume if needed

If you have specific questions regarding your costume, please check with your instructor or director for assistance.

Thank you!

PDD Holiday Photo Sale! 25% OFF

Get your PDD show and event photos for 25% off on SmugMug. Digital downloads only 99 cents! Enter Coupon Code:  PDDHS2015. Expires January 15th, 2015.

Go to: pasdedeuxhawaii.smugmug.com. See flyer for details:

Last Call - Festivus Shirts


Hi Everyone,
We were able to extend our shirt sales for Holiday Festivus thru the weekend. If you are interested in purchasing a shirt, please visit our storenvy site by Sunday to order. The sample of the shirt is attached.

Thank you!

Holiday Festivus Portraits


Hi Everyone,

We will be offering optional portraits at PDD for students performing in Holiday Festivus.  If you are interested, please see the attached flyer for details.  Also, please note the following:

  • On photo day (Jan. 3rd-4th), you must stop by the front desk before taking your photo to get your photo ticket.  Turn in this photo ticket to the photographer.
  • Walk-ins are welcomed up to 2 hours before the last appointment.  Be sure to get your photo ticket!
  • Arrive dressed in costume with hair done and make-up applied

Thank you!

Festivus Program Ad


Hi PDD Families,

Want to advertise your business or congratulate a performer?  Purchase an ad in our Holiday Festivus program!  See the attached flyer for details.  Submissions are due by DEC 15 if you want PDD to design your add or DEC 22 if you would like to submit a print ready ad.

Please complete this form using the link below.  The charge for the ad will be added to your account.



Costume Distribution


Hi Families,

Costume distribution for Holiday Festivus will begin soon.  Please be sure that your account balance is $0. Any students with a positive balance will not be able to receive their costume in class.  More information will be sent when your particular class will be receiving their costume as the costumes arrive.

Thank you!

PDD Jackets and Bags (Order by Dec. 10th)


Hi PDD Families! 
Here is the information for the PDD Logo jackets and bags we are offering. 

Order via your online PDD Account (NOT STORENVY SITE) or at the front desk:

*For bag personalization please complete one form per bag ordered using the link below.  Please do not email PDD your personalization text. PDD not responsible for spelling errors; a confirmation email of personalization will be sent prior to us placing the final order. http://tinyurl.com/bag-personalize

Questions about bags and jackets can be emailed to PDD or our front desk admins can assist you. Merchandise NOT associated with Step n Up or storenvy site.

ALL SALES FINAL.  Orders due Dec. 10th!


Holiday Festivus Shirt Order due 12/15


Hi Families,

Please visit our online store (http://pddhawaii.storenvy.com) to order our concert logo shirts for Holiday Festivus. Pre-orders only.  Extra shirts may not be available for purchase.  Order deadline is DEC. 15th.  See attached flyer for design and shirt information.

Thank you,

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IMPORTANT: No extra practices/classes for HH Tots


Hey there HH Tots Families!!!

Previously I sent somewhat of a schedule for combined practices/classes, saying that the kids come to other classes to practice more, however, with some more thought, I feel that the HH Tots division don't have to go to these extra rehearsals.  3-4 year olds have class for only 45 minutes.  Asking them to come for an extra hour or two a week is asking too much of them.  So please disregard the previous email I sent out about combined rehearsals, and just come to their regular scheduled classes.  Thanks!!!!

Mr. Erick
PDD HH Director/Instructor

Festivus Tickets on Sale Saturday


Hi Families,

Tickets for Holiday Festivus will go on sale this Saturday, November 22nd, at 12 noon online only at showtix4u.com.  Tickets range from $15-$25 plus tax depending on seat location.  Please note that tickets purchased for seats marked as wheelchair space are empty spaces for wheelchair accessibility.  Also, all students will remain backstage for the entire performance and will not be released at intermission.

Please be sure to purchase tickets for your correct show track as tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.  If you are unsure of your track, tracks are listed in the name of your class on our online schedule, on your monthly statements, and in your online account.  Please refer to past emails or look on our blog for more information (http://pasdedeuxhawaii.blogspot.com).  Email your instructor or department director with questions regarding show tracks.

Different from in the past, please note that ages 6 and under, as well as beginning level classes ages 7-11 perform in two shows for their track.  Again, please check with your instructor or department director if you are unsure of which track you are assigned to.

Tickets will be sold at the door the day of the event for $20-$40 only if seats are still available.  Our shows usually sell out quickly so please don't wait to get your tickets!

Thank you!
PDD Head Administrator