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!

July 2021
The Loos Family

We are the Loos family - Rich, Erin and Emily – plus two grown children who live on the mainland.  We moved to Oahu in 2017 from Colorado and have been loving all that Hawaii has to offer.  It has been such a blessing finding Pas De Deux Hawaii where Emily has enjoyed all aspects of the performing arts classes.  

Emily has been dancing, singing, and acting since she was old enough to walk and talk, so when we found PDD in 2018 we were ecstatic for all the opportunities they had to offer.  Our first year at PDD she was selected for the Junior dance team, received the role as Peter Pan in the Musical Theater annual show, and even recorded her first song for a CD.  She continues to dance, act, and sing, helping to develop her craft as she aspires to succeed in the capital of performing arts – NYC and Broadway.   Emily will be a freshman at James Campbell HS, class of 2025.  She is excited to become an Auntie and Sister-in-Law this year thanks to her siblings.   

As parents, we appreciated the staff and other parents in helping to navigate a new studio and the Hawaii dance life.  My advice to fellow dance families is don’t be afraid to ask questions as we have all been new, explore everything that PDD has to offer, and get involved where you can.  You don’t have to be a dancer or actor to help, trust me Emily’s talent is not from her parents, but we do what we can behind the scenes.  Dance and the performing arts are a roller coaster of emotions, all of which are good life lessons. Stay positive, be supportive, and make sure to always try to have FUN!