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.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

I Forgot

Hi Pepe,
Here's some good news for the West Side.
Willy

Pub's Note: Unfortunately, with my accident and all I completely forgot about this.
My apologizes to all.


GOOD NEWS! NEW BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES ON THE WEST SIDE

Starting on July 9 HBDA will offer intermediate (American Bronze II/Silver level) Bolero and East Coast Swing dance classes at the Asing Community Park in Ewa Beach. HBDA dance instructors Romeo & Miriam Quemado and Esmenio & Roselily Andres will teach the two intermediate dance classes for 8 Wednesday evening sessions ending on August 27.


Esmenio and Roselily Andres and Miriam and Romy Quemado

Registration will start at 6:45 p.m before classes on July 9 and 16. The Asing Community Park is located at 91-1450 Renton Road, Ewa Beach 96706. To get there from H1, head on Fort Weaver Road towards Ewa Beach, and make a left on Renton Road. The Park is located on the right side of Renton Road about a quarter of a mile from Fort Weaver Road.

"El Ultimo Bolero" por Juan Villaseca

Please call 781-2076 for early registration and additional information. And I will have a follow up blog on Monday with additional information and photos from Willy.

Kapolei: A thoughtful mixed-use sustainable community where a neighborhood market, restaurants, retail shops and a walk-to-work office community are combined with residential living and public gathering areas creating an “Urban Village” where people will live, work and play. A Dream?

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Oldies but Goodies

By Jay Goodwin, Barber's Point:

Reliving the oldies but goodies - we associate the songs and music with events in our lives. In Hawaii, it has coming to pass and been recognized very clearly in the past decade. There is gold in those special memories for all of us.

"The secret to getting ahead, is getting started."

We fondly remember the songs that were playing when we went to our first dance, the songs the school band attempted to play during half time at the high school football games, the songs that we heard on our first date, or the songs we heard on the radio while driving our first car.

"Three Coins In The Fountain" by the Four Aces

Then the music that came right after WWII is probably the most impressive and most recognized of any era. The artists of the last half of the 20th century provided us with numerous songs we loved to dance to and sing along with.


You remember how we used to listen to the music then? Vinyl records had always been the most popular way to listen to our favorite music. But things changed and we went along with it. First we had eight track players in our cars, then we moved upward to cassette players. Now, they are mostly CD players.

"Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes" by Perry Como

Of course, there was always the radio to listen to - most of the popular channels were on AM radio and the portable radio set in. We had many styles of music to listen to and the nostalgia of the last half of the 20th century music lives on today. We can listen to it on our local radio station, on CD's, on mp3, download it on our computer, and burn it onto CDs.


Some bands in Hawaii are still performing after more than 30 years. Many dancers still think there’s nothing like seeing your favorite performers live in a dance emporium of any size. The oldies but goodies music is still popular with people of all ages – not just those who grew up with it. It never grows old. It only gets better with each passing decade. Now if they could just invent a dance place that did not have 90% of its income based on Alcoholic Beverages, somebody could make a fortune. May come to pass in the Kapolei Area, these are future thinkers.