Family of the Month (FOM) is awarded to parents that go the extra mile to help other families at Pas De Deux Hawaii! This family will receive a free month of tuition, compliments of owners Wendy and Jeremy Gilbert. Want to nominate a deserving family? Email us!

May 2022
The Cuevas Family

Aloha, we are the Cuevas family! JR, Kathy, Jayden (11) and Emma (9). 

JR and Kathy are currently both teachers at Kaimuki Christian School. JR teaches Math, Science and Bible in the high school. He is also the pastor of Grace Church Kalama Valley and adjunct professor at the Bethlehem College and Seminary as well as the Bible Institute of Hawaii. Kathy teaches 4th grade this year, which has been fun having Emma as a student! 

Our family recently moved to Wahiawa from the Bay Area, California last summer. While Kathy is originally from Seattle, Washington, JR was born in the Philippines and grew up in Hawaii. After moving away to the mainland as a teenager, he had always desired to return. The opportunity for our family to move to the island finally came last year after having lived in San Diego and San Jose for the last fifteen years. We couldn't be more excited!

Jayden is in the 5th grade and has always taken an interest in baking and cooking. He one day dreams of opening a bakery in Paris. In the meantime, he hopes to learn how to cook and bake at home with his mom over the summer. He is also a very supportive dance brother!

Emma joined PDD last August and it instantly became her new home away from home. She has been blessed to be part of this amazing, sweet and supportive dance family from her peers, to the mentors she so looks up to, the kind and dedicated staff, talented teachers, and the wonderful owners, Wendy and Jeremy who make it all possible. We are so grateful for all the opportunities she's been blessed with to grow in her passion for dance. We are so excited to support her in her first competitive dance season with the PDD Company! 

Our advice to new PDD families, being one ourselves, is mainly to have fun and enjoy the journey! Everyone has been so kind, welcoming and helpful. I appreciate all the advice and tips the more experienced dance moms have been willing to share. And the staff is always so helpful. Volunteering to help out any chance I get also helps me to feel more connected to the common goal of helping our dancers be their best selves and reach for their dreams. 

Thank you for this honor of being chosen as PDD Family of the Month! We are grateful to be part of this wonderful ‘ohana!