Sunday, November 11, 2012

Cultural Dancer Defined

We are still in the process, and two definite factions have been here and stated their opinions.

"If you're doing your best, you won't have any time to worry about failure."

First the Internationals, who have been completely oblivious of the status of "ballroom" among social dancers. They have now with obvious pride taken possession of the term for their sole use, and what they have presumed to be their very own.

This is been very well accepted by the rest of the dancers, the social, the recreational, the cultural dancers. It is just taking a little time. But on the island of Oahu, in the present blogs, there is an overwhelming interest in the "non ballroom." Competitions are all right but for OP (other people.)

"Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree"   ...   Andrews Sisters

A new blog, Honolulu Dance Guide has been on the forefront in the Night Club circuit, with ample proof in the hits, that there are an awful lot of non ballroom dancers there. Averaging over 150 hits per day, it is better than any ten dance Web sites put together. - - Only eight?

Now, the Night Club scene, every single one of them is hinged to the bar. The bar income has been the basis for night clubs for one thousand years. Yes, this is a WAG! And they won't change and they will, rightfully so, blame the dancers. In the West, many are already planning on an entirely new evening scene for the pleasure of the dancers.

They will minimize the alcoholic beverage bar, maximize the juice bar and have a cover charge. Sounds too simple to me but what do I know? You can drink alcohol if you wish but you are not a dirty bird if you don't. As a dancer, you want to enjoy yourself dancing and you wish your hosts would keep their requirements to a minimum.

Pub's Side Note: I heard that the Department of Transportation is planning on more punishment for the user of the bus, so I cannot get around much anymore. Standing all the way to town is a little rough when you are in your eighties. And they couldn't care less.