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Monday, May 25, 2015

Not A Ballroom Dancer?

By Everett Lin, Kaimuki (a repeat)
from a Blogging Hawaii blog.

This term is easy to come by. First there is the top group that would be the most qualified to judge. And they would be most sincere about it, officially ballroom dancing is what they do. They considered it an art, they study long and hard and no apologies need be made for that. What is hard to swallow is terms like, "Ala Wai Dancer" or "Junk Dancer." With those words, they have definitely established a big big difference in them and us. And they had no idea that we would eventually glory in that difference.

"Anything in life worth having is worth working for it."

We Can Dream, Can't We?
If I join a line dance group, I would not be considered a ballroom dancer, that's easy. And if I joined a swing dance group I would not be considered a ballroom dancer. The same applies to Salsa and Tango, Country dancing and any other peripheral dance group. These specialty groups are very definite in not wanting to be "ballroom." And there have been dance clubs that have formed with the proposition of "not" being a ballroom dance club. For a reason? Yes! And many have chosen to ignore the reason. Ballroom belongs to somebody else.

"Wheel Of Fortune" by Kay Starr


How about a Night Club dancer? You have read enough already in these blogs that they definitely do not want to consider themselves ballroom dancers. Their reasoning is slowly coming to everyone. In the latter part of the last century, a far bigger group has emerged and has been very conveniently overlooked from any one's reasoning. And for want of a better word they have classified themselves as "social" dancers. This is to distinguish themselves from those who are in the "deluxe" categories and considered what they do as art.


Now, only 15 years into this new century, it is becoming very apparent that this, bigger group than all of them put together, definitely do not consider themselves ballroom dancers. They are still in the process of acquiring the most appropriate terminology for their very important group, social, recreational, cultural, universal. It will not be decided from those up on top, but by the dancers in this group themselves.  They are just beginning to feel cohesive and therein lies the secret of what is coming. 

La Camisa Negra* por Juanes

We are overdue for some Happy Dancing in our places of dance and together with our people. Will everyone be welcomed? Of course, just don't go looking down your nose at me.


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Test #2

From Maurice:

WEEK OF MAY 18TH, 2015 TO MAY 24TH, 2015
MAURICE T MORITA, PRESIDENT
CELL PHONE #: 808-225-0326
EMAIL ADDRESS: mauricetmorita@gmail.com
WEBSITE: dancehawaiiinc.com
MAILING ADDRESS: 808 AHUA ST. #82, HONOLULU, HI. 96819

"Morning Dew" by Melveen Leed

WELCOME TO DANCE HAWAII 2ND QUARTER DANCE CLASSES
FOR MAY, JUNE, JULY
DANCE CLASS INFORMATION IS LISTED BELOW
JOIN THE UNITED VISAYAN COMMITTEE OF HAWAII
COST: $63.00 PER YEAR / $31.00 INITIATION FEE(ONE TIME PAYMENT)
BENEFIT: ATTEND MONDAY & THURSDAY NIGHTS FREE
SEE MAURICE MORITA FOR MORE INFORMATION
DANCE HAWAII COSTS
MEMBERSHIP FEE FOR 2015: $10.00 (ONE TIME PAYMENT)
8 DANCE CLASSES / 2 CLASSES PER NIGHT / $10.00 PER DANCE CLASS - TOTAL OF $20.00 PER PERSON / ENROLL IN 2 DANCE CLASSES - LINE DANCE CLASS IS FREE LINE DANCE CLASS ONLY - $10.00

2ND QUARTER - MAY, JUNE, JULY
MONDAY NIGHTS
WAIPAHU UNITED VISAYAN HALL
DATES OF DANCE CLASSES
MAY 11, 18, (25-NO CLASS HOLIDAY)
JUNE 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
JULY 6 (SOCIAL POTLUCK WITH WEDNESDAY NIGHT)
6:30 P.M. LINE DANCE BY MEL & ROSE CALPITO
INTERMEDIATE BALLROOM DANCE CLASS (NOT FOR BALLROOM DANCE BEGINNERS)
SENIOR INSTRUCTORS: CRIS & VICKY VISORIA
7:15 P.M. INTERMEDIATE VIENNESE WALTZ
8:00 P.M. BREAK
8:15 P.M. INTERMEDIATE FILIPINO TANGO
9:00 P.M. DANCE CLASS ENDS

THURSDAY NIGHTS
WAIPAHU UNITED VISAYAN HALL
DATES OF DANCE CLASSES
MAY 14, 21, 28
JUNE 4, 11, 18, 25
JULY 2
(MONDAY, JULY 6TH - SOCIAL POTLUCK)
6:30 P.M. LINE DANCE WITH MEL & ROSE VISORIA
BEGINNERS BALLROOM DANCE CLASS
SENIOR INSTRUCTOR: SALLY FORGES & LORI CADIZ
INSTRUCTORS: HECTOR & PING CENTENO / AMOR CABANIT
7:00 P.M. BASIC SAMBA
8:00 P.M. BREAK
8:15 P.M. BASIC MERENGUE
9:00 P.M. DANCE CLASS ENDS

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Slow Week

Well what are we going to do? The Present Rail Party still doing their damnedest to con people into the benefits of the Rail Disaster. All over the world, organizations are gathering to find ways to get people off their cars and onto public transportation by making it more comfortable and faster for all travelers, including commuters. The Rail Catastrophe is very long way from that goal.


From John Prichett book, Honolulu's Big Mistake, One of the best books out there.

Just check out the #94 bus going from Kapolei to UH Manoa. In today's schedule it should get there in one hour. The Rail Crisis will never be able to beat that in a million years. Even if that choo choo can go 500 miles per hour. Check it out, minimum two hours and with all the discomfort thrown in for free. Biggest con job ever perpetrated on the citizens of this Island.

 They are thinking Third City and avoid a Rail Disaster like the West.

Meanwhile the Present Rail Party is still trying to stop any building of Industrial or Business Parks in the Kapolei area. It would mean thousands of cars missing from the freeways to and from Honolulu. It would mean thousands of cars missing from downtown traffic. And "I coulda been home in 20 minutes."

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah

And the people in the West are determined to make Kapolei the reality of Second City. They can dance in West Oahu. They can live, work and play in their own kuleana and let the rest of the Island pay for their mistakes. Millions and millions of dollars in profits. It's the money, Sonny.

"We may encounter many defeats, but we will not be defeated."

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Amtrak Derails

5 Dead, 50+ Hurt After Amtrak Train Derails and Rolls on its Side in Philadelphia

An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, mangling the front of it, killing at least five people and injuring several more. Some passengers climbed out of windows to get away. When it happened ten years ago they guaranteed that it could not happen again.



Mayor Michael Nutter, who confirmed the deaths, said the scene was horrific. "It is an absolute disastrous mess," he said. "Never seen anything like this in my life." Train 188, a Northeast Regional, had left Washington, D.C. The front of the train was going into a turn when it shook.

An Associated Press manager, Paul Cheung, was on the train and said he was watching Netflix when "the train started to decelerate, like someone had slammed the brake." "Then suddenly you could see everything starting to shake," he said. "You could see people's stuff flying over me."

Cheung said another passenger urged him to escape from the back of his car, which he did. He said he saw passengers trying to escape through the windows of cars tipped on their side. "The front of the train is really mangled," he said. "It's a complete wreck. The whole thing is like a pile of metal."

The cause of the derailment was unknown, but Amtrak said it was investigating. The area where the derailment occurred is known as Frankford Junction and has a big curve. Police swarming around the crash site, in Port Richmond, a working-class area, told people to get back, away from the train. They pleaded with curious onlookers: "Do NOT go to scene of derailment. Please allow 1st responders room to work." Roads all around the crash site were blocked off. Waves of firefighters continuing toward the train cars, taking people out.

Several injured people, including one man complaining of neck pain, were rolled away on stretchers. Others wobbled while walking away or were put on city buses. An elderly woman was given oxygen. Dozens of people were hospitalized. Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy was on the train and said he helped people. He tweeted photos of firefighters helping other people in the wreckage. "Pray for those injured," he said.

Amtrak said the train was carrying 238 passengers and five crew members. It said rail service on the busy Northeast Corridor between New York and Philadelphia was stopped. The National Transportation Safety Board said it was gathering information about the derailment. It said it was launching an investigative team, which would arrive at site Wednesday morning.



It has been guaranteed by the Present Rail Party that it cannot happen here. And we all know how truthful they can be. Unfortunately, when it happens here it will be a lot worse because it will fall on a lot of people. What matters is the millions and millions of dollars in profits. It's the Dough, Moe.

 "You can con some of the people all of the time. and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot con all of the people all the time." Who said that?

Friday, May 8, 2015

Struggle

This blog is just coasting for now. The new studio and the new dance club will do it along with a couple of Two Centers to furnish some info and perhaps a photo or two. I went last night to Makua Alii in town and not too bad for a beginning. I passed the camera around to get divergent views but when I got home there was only got one picture on the memory card. They are learning as well as I, it is a beginning,

"Dancing is the art of getting your feet out of the way faster
than your partner can step on them."


Besides the ordinary, run of the mill dancers (bless them) we are getting some pretty savvy readers in this blog. For those of you using a word processor first and then posting to any blogs. Our advice is don't get into Microsoft Office, if you can avoid it. Wow, talk about complications! With them the days of the simplifier are gone forever.


LAGS is the "latest and greatest syndrome."
Pushed by many teachers and welcomed by the students.

When it comes to pictures, the one person photo is the worst of the lot. Two people is better but not by much. To show several people, now that is friendship, dancing, music, fun, party and lends itself much better as social media. So we are all learning that what happens at the social occasion is much better public relations than the "advertisement." With a few nice comments it is all gravy.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Dance Hawaii

Received from Maurice Morita, (caps are his)

DANCE HAWAII
WEEK OF MAY 3RD, 2015 TO MAY 10TH, 2015
MAURICE T MORITA, PRESIDENT
CELL PHONE #: 808-225-0326
EMAIL ADDRESS: mauricetmorita@gmail.com
WEBSITE: dancehawaiiinc.com
MAILING ADDRESS: 808 AHUA ST. #82, HONOLULU, HI. 96819
WELCOME TO DANCE HAWAII 2ND QUARTER DANCE CLASSES
FOR MAY, JUNE, JULY
DANCE CLASS INFORMATION IS LISTED BELOW


JOIN THE UNITED VISAYAN COMMITTEE OF HAWAII
COST: $63.00 PER YEAR / $31.00 INITIATION FEE(ONE TIME PAYMENT)
BENEFIT: ATTEND MONDAY & WEDNESDAY NIGHTS FREE
SEE MAURICE MORITA FOR MORE INFORMATION
MEMBERSHIP FEE FOR 2015: $10.00 (ONE TIME PAYMENT)

8 DANCE CLASSES / 2 CLASSES PER NIGHT / $10.00 PER DANCE CLASS - TOTAL OF $20.00 PER PERSON / ENROLL IN 2 DANCE CLASSES - LINE DANCE CLASS IS FREE LINE DANCE CLASS ONLY - $10.00

"Things work best for those who make the best of how things work out."



We are still waiting for that Dance Club in Kalealoa, somewhere between Kalealoa Harbor and Kalealoa Airport. Ideal. Free Champagne every night. Ha Ha. And if any of the "permission" people complain, I will delete this blog. Mahalo.

"Morning Dew" by Melveen Leed

Meanwhile, Richie Fun coming through like a champ in blogging. Tune into Dancing Nights blog. And I have applied for Senior Housing in Wahiawa. The shortest list and I can get to Kalihi Transit in 20 minutes on the #52, then 15 minutes to Tripler. My bad health requires visits more often and from Nanakuli where I live now, it is an all day trip.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Kapolei Continues

"From the first day I arrived in Kapolei. I believed in the vision that it would one day become a thriving city." Christine Camp. "I believe that it has already reached that status, and I feel fortunate that Avalon will be part of the growth for the foreseeable future."

"We should do what we can, with what we have, where we are.” 
 

Unfortunately too, that the Present Rail Party has thrown a monkey wrench into the machinery. A couple good sized Industrial Parks and even the Freeways would be superfluous. And Second City will really live but it will take more time. And we all know, "It's the dough, Moe." Millions and Millions of dollars in Profit on building a choo choo train that does nothing but goof up the works. Fortunately more people are becoming aware of the biggest con job on record in the Pacific.

"Maui Waltz" by Loyal Garner


The best estimates of dancers in the Platinum Horseshoe are about 3 thousand potential social dancers in all levels. Perahps 500 in the beginnners, 500 in the upper deluxe category. Which give us a comfortable 2000 social dancers as just normal. social dancers. So the new dance club will arrive and several night clubs will develop.

"Dancing is the World’s Second Most Popular Indoor Sport"