Wednesday, October 26, 2016


This is not for the fans of Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club, they are already prepared to go to the shindig on Saturday. This is for the readers that are going to miss it. But let us try to have an understanding of it all. No hu hu, and hope to see more of our good friends next time. And there is no truth to the rumor of a keg of beer.

They have some good Halloween Parties in town but no one has mentioned anything to me. Hopefully, someone will have some nice dance news to share with the reader/dancers. The valuable information contributors are also known as the Two Centers. Willing to contribute their two cents for the benefit of their fellow dancers. We await them and the more the merrier.

"Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)" by The Delfonic

There are many groups that are dead as a door nail for our type of public dancing, they seem to be semi private and we should respect. Oahu needs another public dance club, another dance class and another dance studio and some line dancing included. And we will have more dancers. Just an opinion? Of course, like noses, everyone has got one. How about in Makaha?

"Social Drinking is beginning to be understood and accepted.
Getting drunk is still out of it."

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Kapolei, Second City

A city trying to create its own future:
It may be a new way of life in Kapolei but it has been a great place to live and work, not only because it offers superior education opportunities, a strong economy and progressive local leadership but because of the drive and determination of the people. Of course the Rail Catastrophe has messed up the works in most projects that were intended for the good of the people. And everyone knows, "It's the bread, Fred." Millions and Millions of dollars in profits from the Gravy Train.

"If you don't fall down now and then, you are playing it too safe."

The residents of Kapolei are unified in their efforts to make this Second City the best it can be through a wide variety of religious, recreational, work and business opportunities. Hopefully more people are going to find a place to work in Kapolei. The Present Rail Party has tried to stop any business parks in the area. And we all know "I coulda been home in twenty minutes."

 "Only Yesterday" by the Carpenters

So, while Kapolei has come a long way since the beginning, do not be surprised to see it getting better in the future. If the Rail can be stopped, Second City can prepare for its best days yet, So in spite of the Rail Crisis and instead of moving to Maui, you are invited to become a part of it all.

"Morning Dew" by Melveen Leed

Our blogs continue to prune, and we are slowly evolving a good group interested in enjoying a good dance without getting too technical about it. We will also respect the wishes of those that want to be included out. For now we must find someone who lives, works and plays in Kapolei. Their viewpoint is priceless, and it will help make this blog into one of the best on this or any other island.
"Dancers know that in dancing, our purpose is not to get to a certain
  point on the floor. It is to enjoy moving to the music on the way."

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Looking Good

We are fortunate to be getting some good information to share with our fellow dancers on the Island of Oahu. Direct from Aunty Maile,

Aloha Everyone!
Just a few reminders for you not to miss!

While I have your attention, the NEW MONDAY NIGHT DANCE CLASS SESSION begins (Next week ) on October 24 - November 28th. Instructors are Felipe Repollo and Carol Mendoza.

"Maui Waltz" by Loyal Garner

WBDC's November "TURKEY TROT" Monthly Dance, is scheduled to happen on Friday, November 18, 2016, and to kick it up a notch, let's all dress come in Turkey Colors!

Mark your calendars and reserve the date for Saturday,, December 10, 2016, for WBDC's JINGLE BELL ROCK DANCE at Helemano Plantation, Camp 808! More details, exciting news, and ticket sale information will be coming to you soon for this event!

WBDC begins a New Year on Friday, January 6, 2017, when the first dance of the year kicks off with, "THE BIG BAND ERA!" Optional dress attire from 1920's - 1950's!

By the way...get moving for next week's WBDC's Halloween Costume Contest, happening at the Halloween Dance! Three Categories, Most Scariest, Most Creative, and Most Comical. This contest will be won by three lucky individuals, winning CASH PRIZES! Contestants must wear their costumes during the dance, and will be judged throughout the night by a judging committee.

See you soon!
Maile Yagi for WBDC

Saturday, October 15, 2016


Latest And Greatest Syndrome:
It exists in all dancing and much of it for the good of the dancers and the dance. However, for the Social Dancer it may not be beneficial. If you just want to enjoy an evening with friends and moving to some of your favorite tunes you are a social dancer. And you are probably familiar with most basic movements that are in most of the dances world wide.

"Most dancers are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."

There are over 600 documented steps in Cha Cha Cha. Over half of them are unleadable step variations that do not apply to any discipline, either American, International or Country. They must be learned and practiced long and diligently with a special partner for a theatrical presentation or exhibition. These are not necessary to be a good universal dancer. Most of us can do well to avoid them!

"I Will Dance For You" by Willie K

Many experienced dancers go through several stages to get where they are comfortable. As beginners in the "Bronze" level, they look forward to doing the Intermediate moves in Silver. When they get to the Silver level they aspire to get into the advanced in the Gold level. Many take special training to get into exhibition and competition dancing. However the more they learn the more they can see the value of going back to basics.

"Yes, dancers do know, that the best wines you drink,
are the ones you drink with friends." 

Friday, October 7, 2016

Halloween Dance

Received email from Aunty Maile:

Received with plenty of time, I will try to get it also into one of the other blogs. Let everyone know that these people are having fun and doing no harm to anyone. That is the good life.

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

Monday, October 3, 2016

West Oahu?

This blog moving along very nicely. And when that new club in Kapolei forms we are here to help the dancers. HBDA has two chapters but we do not hear much from them. Of course, they probably have their own Web sites. What do they need with a Blog site? Pearlridge is doing just fine. Wahiawa Dance Club has got control of the Central Valley and doing very well.

"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or
if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we are
waiting for, we are the change that we seek."

There is Waikele and Waipio just asking for a dance club. The bets are all off on the Dance Pavilion at the Patsy Mink Recreation Center. Gotta pay for the Rail Catastrophe. Millions and millions of dollars in profits. The ex head of HART, resigned and left as a new multi-millionaire. Told everyone on the Mainland, Hawaii is easy as pie, just like taking candy from a baby.

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

We congratulate all those going to the Aloha Ball on the Big Island. More dance clubs on the Big Island and you are going to meet a lot of good people there, many coming from the Mainland. It will be an enjoyable trip for everyone.

"Stranger In Paradise"
 by Tony Bennett

Kapolei is looking better for a new Nightclub. What makes a nightclub. According to most, it is the creation of a dance floor. However, social dancers know that a ten by ten floor is not a dance floor. One of those owners is going to recognize that before he builds. And he must take into consideration that dancers are not booze hounds. They drink moderately, so the income must be shifted over to some thing else. Food? Why didn't I think of that?

"The Hukilau Song" by Don Ho

When you have a chance, look into the Dance Fever Oahu web site or any of Frank's blogs and you will be sure to come across dance information not available to us.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Dancing in West Oahu

By Mary Cheung, Waipio

I’ve never met a dance studio owner on this island who said, "I opened my business because I love sales and marketing." Most studio owners have started with a dream of owning or operating their own studio because of a love for teaching dance, choreographing, creating productions and everything that goes with it.

"Before we set our hearts too much on anything, let us examine
how happy are those who already possess it." 

That said, the success of any for profit business lies in the ability to have paying customers. And most of the dance teachers and studio owners on this island are in this business because it’s their career and profession – it’s how they make a living. And the location certainly makes a difference nowadays. Downtown Honolulu is not dying for another studio. Really!

"Fly Me To The Moon" by Jimmy Borges

Arthur Murray just discovered this recently and now has a second studio in Kailua. Brilliant move. There has always been some action in ballroom dancing there but it has never been promoted by anyone in a real sense of communicating this fact to the people. They kept it a private affair. Now with Arthur Murray, it starting to move and it is doing well.

"The Way I Want To Touch You" by the Captain and Tennille

The Moanalua Corridor is apparently now trying to break out of this mold in spite of the Rail Disaster. HBDA is beginning to do a good job of communicating to the readers of this blog.. The two dance studios now in existence in this area, do not cover ballroom dancing and can be ignored. That leaves the entire Moanalua Corridor just asking for it. And there will be a Ballroom Dance Studio there very soon and perhaps even a new dance club.

"Dancers may find out that it is good to start the day with a smile
and finish with a glass of wine."