Where We Dance

Elks Lodge
The Elks Lodge is at 150 Kinoole St., in downtown Hilo; convenient parking is on the mauka side, off Ululani Street.  This is the site for the Hilo Hep Cats' Swinging Saturdays--a dance lesson at 7 p.m. followed by swing dancing from 8-11 p.m. on the first, second, and third Saturdays of each month.  The Hilo Hep Cats also often host dance parties or weekend workshops at this popular location.  For more information about the Hilo Hep Cats or weekend workshops, please phone 808-959-8216 or email hilohepcats@gmail.com
Island Dance Academy

Classes are held at the Island Dance Academy, 27 Haili Street, in downtown Hilo (across from Palace Theatre) on Monday evenings.  Six-week sessions include Lindy Hop, Balboa, Charleston or other swing styles at both beginning and intermediate levels.  For more information, phone 808-959-8216 or email hilohepcats@gmail.com.


Hilo Town Tavern
The Hilo Town Tavern, Hilo's hottest getaway for live music, hosts Jazz Mele every 2nd Friday and 4th Saturday and the Hep Cats are always there!  No cover, full bar, light menu.  Jazz Mele plays jazz, swing, jump blues, boogie woogie, latin and other danceable tunes from 6-9 p.m. at 168 Keawe Street, 935-2171.