FAQ's

Do you have questions about The Movement Center?

Find some of your answers here!

Where are you located?

The Movement Center is located in Kaimuki on the island of O'ahu, Hawai'i. Our studio is above Aloha Crepes and Pipeline Bakery in the Franklin Variety Building. Our address is 1215 Center Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816. Click the map for directions.

The entrance to the building is directly behind the Bank of Hawaii. As you are coming up Center Street, it will be the first driveway to your right. Look for the sign that says "Franklin Variety Building." Enter through the door next to Nervous Water Fly Fishers store.

Where can I park?

Parking is available across Center Street in the upper parking lot next to the Bank of Hawaii parking lot. There is free one hour parking in this lot when visiting the Franklin Variety building. DO NOT park in the spaces in the Franklin Building driveway as they are all reserved.

How do I register myself or my child for classes?

You can register TWO ways:

1) Call 808-735-8641 to reserve your spot. Class sizes are limited. THEN Click here to print a Registration Form. Once your spot is confirmed, you may drop off or Email your registration form and payment to tmc@movementcenter.org.

2) Come and visit us! We will take care of you at our studio!

What is your Refund Policy?

Tuition will be refunded as follows:

- Before first class: 100%

- Immediately after first class: the cost of a single class will be deducted from the refund amount.

- TUITION IS NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER THE SECOND WEEK OF CLASS.

What is your Dress Code?

Dress Codes vary by class. You can also visit any of our class pages to view their Dress Code.

I've never danced before. Is it too late to start?

It is never too late to begin dancing. Studies show that dance is an excellent exercise for the body and the brain at any age. Fulfill your life-long dream and join a class today!

Is my son / daughter too young to dance?

At TMC we have classes for ages 3 and up. The earlier children are exposed to movement and music, the more brain pathways are created, helping to create smarter children.

I can’t afford classes for my kids. Do you have a Scholarship Program?

TMC is a non-profit organization. Donations to our Scholarship fund enable us to offer financial aid for families who need assistance. Please call (808) 735-8641 or click here for a scholarship application.

Do I get a discount if I enroll more than one child?

First child pays full price. Each subsequent sibling is offered a 10% discount for one class.

I need to get in shape. Is dancing a good fitness program?

In addition to keeping your brain sharp, dancing helps to strengthen muscles, increase flexibility and enhance coordination. Talk to your doctor to find out if dancing is an appropriate exercise choice for you.

My kids are doing poorly in school. How can performing arts classes help?

Dance classes help children learn with their whole body. It engages both sides of the brain, develops creative problem solving skills, instills goal setting, teaches discipline, and reinforces language and math skills. At TMC we stress good sportsmanship, teamwork and cooperation.

My child has special needs. Can my child participate in TMC’s classes?

TMC welcomes and encourages differently-abled children and adults to join our classes. Many of our classes suit various abilities. We will work with you to find the appropriate class to fit your particular needs. Call us or come by to discuss your needs.

I'm not in participating in the show. What do I do?

Even if you are not preparing for one of our opportunities to perform, it is important to continue your training. Sitting out a class will cause you to lose skills and may result in your being held back a level.

All classes participating in the show will work on basic skills and technique while learning show choreography. You will continue to gain strength, flexibility, coordination and new skills.

If class time is used for rehearsal and you are not performing but enrolled in a class, you are entitled to make-up the class. See the front desk for details particular to your class.