Meet our Owners / Instructors

Sergio & Renna Villanueva

Dance Appeal Studio is owned by Sergio & Renna Villanueva, who have been married for over 40 years.

They have extended their love for one another by way of ballroom dancing - "Two hearts beating as one, in unison with the emotion of dance and music."


Friendly, knowledgeable Professional Ballroom & Latin Dance Instructors with a goal to inspire dancers to positively transform their lives and reach their full potential through the journey of ballroom dancing, they are thankful to have the opportunity to teach Group & Private lessons to aspiring dancers of all ages.

They have a passion to train performers and competitors alike, as well as choreograph both group and solo routines.

They are NDCA approved and licensed. 

Together, they continue to perform and compete with their students, and have achieved many Top Studio and Top Teacher Awards.

Their goal is to teach dance to all those who have a desire to learn, offering the most affordable price possible.

Together, they can help you fulfill your dream of Ballroom Dancing.

Meet Our Instructors

Geoffrey Fells

Professional Ballroom and Latin Dance Instructor

Geoffrey is the only certified Highly Commended Fellow of the Imperial

Society of Teachers of Dancing in Ballroom and Latin American Dance

in the State of Hawaiʻi. He teaches and coaches professionals and amateurs 

and has trained many professionals for their ISTD Associate, Licentiate,

and Fellowship degrees. 

Kale Kingsbury

Professional Ballroom Smooth & Rhythm Dance Instructor

Kale rediscovered his childhood love of dancing after college when he took a chance ballroom group class in 2010; since then it has been an ever-present part of his life. Prior to joining Dance Appeal, he studied with the Arthur Murray Dance Center and Doug Kesler School of Dance. He also spent several years as part of the Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association, where he later served as a volunteer instructor. A student of the American style of ballroom dance, Kale specializes in teaching beginners and social dancers, hoping to help them find the same joy in dance that it has brought him.

Faith Villanueva-Moats

Professional Ballroom and Latin Dance Instructor

Faith found her love for music and dance at the early age of 4. She has studied many forms of dance, such as Jazz, Hula, Tahitian and Hip Hop. She has loved singing, dancing and performing on the stage since the age of 5. As an adult, she has been employed as a singer/dancer at Paradise Cove, the Star of Honolulu and at several venues in Las Vegas. She has chosen to follow the path of her parents (Sergio & Renna) in Ballroom Dancing and hopes to continue their legacy. She is the 2nd of 3 generations of family Ballroom Dancers.

Meet Our Dance Assistants

David Matsumoto

Assistant Ballroom & Latin Dance Instructor

Lyn & Ted Sodaria

Assistant Ballroom & Latin Dance Instructors

Barbara Kaneshiro

Assistant Ballroom, Latin, and Ballet Instructor

Meet our Helpers/Coordinators

Eleyne Fia, Susan Hiwa, Barbara Kaneshiro

Keeping everything together with a smile!

Dance Appeal Studio could not operate efficiently without these precious helpers!