Aloha DANCE CONVENTION 2024 Announced

Details of the Aloha DANCE CONVENTION 2024 (sponsored by the Honolulu Festival Foundation) to be held on March 9, 2024, on the eve of Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN 2024, have been announced.

 Creating Opportunities and Inspiration in Hawaii

The Aloha DANCE CONVENTION started in 2015 with the aim to "creating opportunities, excitement and inspiration in Hawaii". Its 5th convention was held in March 2019 with 12 teams, 7 from Hawaii and 5 from Japan, and put all of their efforts into the limited show time of 3 minutes to compete in a heated and exciting competition. 

In March 2020, the 6th competition was scheduled to be held but was unfortunately cancelled due to the pandemic. Since then, the competition has been unable to be held due to the prolonged implementation of pandemic control measures. Finally, after 4 years, the event will be back again in March 2024.

This event will be held on the eve of the Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN, and will be an official event of the Honolulu Festival, one of the largest "cultural exchange events" in Hawaii. The Aloha DANCE CONVENTION aims to promote dance social interactions in Hawaii and to continue to provide a venue that will inspire and resonate with our guests.


Aloha DANCE CONVENTION Event Information

■ Event Title Aloha DANCE CONVENTION 2024
■ Event Date Saturday, March 9, 2024
■ Event Time

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm (depending on number of participating teams)

■ Venue Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawaii (500 seats)
■ Organizer Honolulu Festival Foundation
■ Co-Organizer Diverse Art Center
■ Support Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN (*Sister Event)
■ Teams Up to 30 teams
■ Fee Free for the first 10 teams, $150.00 per team thereafter.
■ Awards Grand Prize, Runner-up, Judges Award, etc.


Aloha DANCE CONVENTION2024 Rules and Regulations

*As of November 1, 2023, the rules are subject to change depending on circumstances.

■ Dance Style  All genres
■ Dancers per team No more than 30 dancers per team. Dancers are limited to one team.
■ Time Limit Within 3 min per team 
■ Stage Size 48’(L) x 40’(W) x 3’(H)        [TBD]

* Floor material: Hard surface [TBD]

■ Judges Host, Sponsor, and several dance professionals from Japan and the U.S. (and possibly other countries).  (4-6 judges total)
■ Judging Criteria

Each judge will be given a total of 50 points:

Technique/Dance Skill  10 pts
Impression/Presentation  10 pts
Composition/Staging 10 pts
Teamwork/Synchronization  10 pts
Specialty/Entertainment  10 pts
■ Music Format  MP4 file format
■ Rehearsal   To be held at the venue on the day of the competition from 9:00 to 9:50 a.m. 


*Entry:Click Here

  *If you have any questions, please contact
the Aloha DANCE CONVENTION 2024 HQ Office