Monday, September 1, 2014

Kalealoa

Kalealoa Shore, the bottom part of the Platinum Horseshoe is certainly coming into prominence. First the Kalealoa Airport which is going good already with Mokulele Airlines planes leaving for the neighbor islands regularly. There are plans for a low cost hotel in the vicinity that could mean three of four bars in the next year and some with live music. Terrific beginning for Night Life in the West.

"Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being."


The mostly arid, undeveloped land in this area of West Oahu, which encompasses 3,700 acres, seems to have a lot of potential. No one has ever used it for agriculture in five thousand years. Currently, there’s about 700 residents in the area. But in the master plan for the area they expect to have about 10,000 new residents to Kalaeloa in the next decade.  Hopefully they will include plenty of Industrial Parks. "I coulda got home in 20 minutes." Lotta potential dancers.


Kalaeloa could be developed into a small airport town with aerospace jobs and related-businesses. The Airport Hotel, the Best Western Plaza Hotel and the Castle Pacific Marina Inn will all be DOA, in the next few years due to the Rail Disaster. No one will stand the noise for blocks around. The new and inexpensive Hotel will be in Kalealoa, with a Ballroom? Somebody already suggested, "why not two Hotels?" All right by me.

"Stranger in Paradise" by Tony Bennett

The entire shore from Barber's Point to Ewa Beach is being looked over for development with Industrial Parks to avoid the Rail Catastrophe. The idea is an old idea. Live,Work and Play in the same place and you can call it Paradise. Honolulu? Oh yes, we visit every year or so. It is not that bad, now.

Friday, August 29, 2014

The Granada

The Magnificent Night Club, Banquet Facility, Restaurant, Bar, Latin
and Ballroom Dance Studio in California. No such thing?

"We cannot travel back in time to correct our mistakes, but we can learn from them
and forgive ourselves for not knowing any better."

Available for all occasions, from wedding receptions, quinceaneras, formal banquets, birthday parties, and so much more! The Granada located in Alhambra at a three-story entertainment venue decorated in tasteful and timeless 1930′s style. Elegant ballrooms available for rentals for receptions or other formal events.

The Granada is the home to a Ballroom, Latin Salsa dance studio with Los Angeles hottest dance instruction. They have 25 classes a week and private lessons. They also offer several nights with live entertainment and dancing to show off all you have learned.

Tuesdays is Salsa & Latin Nights, Thursdays is Bachata Tropical Nights, Friday and Saturday nights the main dance floor becomes Los Angeles Best Live Salsa Club! with Saturday an extra room for Bachata. Also Sunday They offer live music for their Ballroom Dinner Dance with Two’s Company with all your favorites

"Abrazame" by Julio Iglesias

Group Classes & Private Dance Lessons go on throughout the building but it is important to remember that the beautiful Granada LA has other activities and groups sharing the space day and night. The restaurant is open Thursday thru Sunday for dinner, in addition to being the caterer for rentals. Just as most clubs in Hollywood have different theme nights, so does The Granada LA. Their Friday and Saturday night Salsa dance club, Sunday night Ballroom Dance, Thursday night Bachata dance club, Hustle tea dance, Concert nights & Special events throughout the week and on weekends.


Perhaps by Next Year 2015 there will be something like this in Kapolei. 300 thousand people live in the West and now with the Rail Disaster they don't want to contribute to that mess in town. Not when you can have a ball in the West. No way, Jose.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

From Maurice Morita

He sends news now and then but I do not know how much his advisors will permit. It has been a while and I will try this. We can hope we don't get any objections.


AT “THE HOMECOMING DANCE”
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014
HAWAII SUITES, BLAISDELL CENTER
5:30 TO 10:30 P.M.
SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY THE BAND “MADISON”
$65.00 INCLUDES A BUFFET DINNER
LIMITED TABLES FOR TEN WITH FRIENDS - $600.00
($60.00 PER PERSON x 10 PEOPLE)
CONTACT 256-6815 OR AT JELLY’S HAWAII LOCATIONS
AT 484-4414 OR 587-7001
HEAR MUSIC SAMPLES AT KRUISINKLASSICS.COM

IF DANCE HAWAII MEMBERS WANT TO ATTEND
AND GET THE SPECIAL PRICE OF $60.00
CONTACT PAM SUN WO AT 366-0650 AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
BEFORE IT SELLS OUT

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz


Nuttin' doin', dis blog losing hits.

And from Aunty Maile:

HUMONGUS GARAGE SALE!

The Party Hearty WAHINES, chapter of the Red Hat Society, will be having a garage sale to help to defray the cost of expenses for the 12th Annual Hawaii Red Hat Convention 2015!
Many various types of items will go on sale donated by most of the 25 ladies in our chapter membership. Large items! Small items! All kinds of items! Just come and check it out!

Garage Sale Day: Saturday 30 August 2014 from 7:30am - 2:00pm
Place: Gloria Pfister house
95-206 Auhaele Loop
Mililani

Across the Mililani Golf course! Look for the signs!

Pub's Side Note: I try to help everyone in the dance environment but if I am not helping I will butt out, immediately if not sooner. Meanwhile these blogs need that valuable Guest Author and the hits will go through the roof. Mahalo.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Wahiawa Is Jumping.

From Aunty Maile:

HALIKA!
COME ONE! COME ALL!
COME AS YOU LIKE BUT IF YOU WANT TO DRESS IN FILIPINO ATTIRE,
THAT WOULD BE GREAT TOO!
WE ARE PLANNING TO HAVE A GREAT TIME!


SALAMAT!
MANANG MAILE


Maui Waltz by Loyal Garner

Pub's Side Note: Mahalo to Willy for the blogging on Kapolei and Ewa Beach Chapters. The hits have gone through the ceiling. One guest author and I can see it emerging as a clear competitor to the famous Town Dancer blog. So Rome was not built in a day.

Friday, August 22, 2014

HBDA Ewa Beach

By Willy Dionisio


The newly-formed HBDA Ewa Beach chapter started classes on July 9 at the Asing Community Park. With over 20 students signing up for the American style Intermediate (Bronze II/Silver) classes, it looks like the chapter is really off to a very good start.


The Ewa Beach chapter is unique in that we have two sets of instructors, one for each dance. Romy and Miriam Quemado teach the first class, Bolero. Esmenio and Roselily Andres follow with East Coast Swing.


Even though we are a very new chapter and are still feeling our way, we are trying to learn a short dance routine for the Masquerade Ball which will be held at the Palladium on October 4. It would be great, as it would be the first (of many) Ewa Beach chapter performances! Esmenio and Roselily are working with us on an East Coast Swing routine.

FYI, we will be moving from Asing Community Park to another location in October. More news to follow!


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Looking Good

In the reorder, Platinum Horsehoe came out on top in the second tier of blogs. Town Dancer doesn't count because they are so far ahead they don't fit. Anyway, Blogging Hawaii is in third place with Moanalua Corridor in fourth place. And Moanalua has got a tough row to hoe, what with the Rail Disaster messing up the entire section.

"Once you stop rushing through life, you may be amazed
at how much more time for life you have time for."


HBDA has seen the future and started Ewa Chapter which many consider a very smart move. It will rapidly gain members and come close to Kapolei. in members and functions. Hell, the more the merrier. And with some photos and a little information, they will help run the hits on this blog, already at better than 36 average hits per day. That is over 1000 hits per month and that includes the Neighbor Islands too. And when we get that Guest Author, Wow!


Some of the top ten blogs in Hawaii do not get 1000 hits per month. Most web and blog sites average single digits per day. That is why they never carry counters.That's 9 or less average hits per day. The best ones will go into double digits average per day. Anyway you are getting an idea how well your blog is doing.

"Morning Dew" by Melveen Leed

Pub's Side Note: Fortunately, I am meeting more people that have good speakers on their computers. With some good speakers you can play music that may sound better than your high class stereos. Or a good set of Earphones. I can give them some of my music on one of our promotional USB drives. Aside to Willy, that's Calvin and Debra in the "transparency" below.


Monday, August 18, 2014

Kapolei, catch up

By William Dionisio

It is hard to believe that our second quarter is almost over. Time seems to go faster when you are having fun. See photos!


Our Kapolei dance instructors Mark and Patty DelaCruz along with Martin and Leona Powell will teach our last Samba and Waltz lessons on Monday, August 25. Kapolei's social dance and pot luck is scheduled for September 8 at the Makakilo Community Center, and we expect a larger group as the newly formed Ewa Beach chapter will join us. DJ Augusto Jarra will provide us with great ballroom and line dancing music. We will have a short program recognizing our dance instructors to include Ewa Beach's Romeo and Miriam Quemado and Esmenio and Roselily Andres.


Before Mark and Patty move on to another chapter, they will teach us another short dance routine that we will be performing during the October 4 Masquerade Ball. A lot of interest has been generated and hopefully we have a sizable group performing the routine. BTW, Ewa Beach members are already practicing an East Coast Swing Routine for the event.



FYI, our next quarter starts on Monday, October 6. Dance instructors Theo and Diane Behic will teach Fox Trot and Mambo for 8 Monday sessions. For more info, visit our website kapoleihbda.wordpress.com or call 781-2076.