Monday, December 17, 2012

A New Way?

There seems to be a new concept in learning in West Oahu. But not really, as that is more or less the way it was done in the old days, a workshop in a garage, or some public place that could be used without too much expense. I suppose a nice District Park could help you out.

"Experts say our country is facing another energy crisis. For once us,
the seniors, are in tune with the times."

Those that are already out there, please let us know, unless you would rather keep it a private affair. Experienced dancers are finding that they can do an even better job of coaching their fellow dancers by utilizing DVDs.

You could even get a good example from the You Tube tapes in the Honolulu Dance Guide. If a group decides on the Rumba, you could check the clip in HDG, on Rumba or Cuban Motion.

"Amapola " by Jimmy Dorsey (Bob Eberly & Helen O'Connell on vocals)

Once everyone in the group has that basic movement down pretty good you could all proceed on the next according to whatever DVD you got. Just remember get the Basic, Bronze or Beginner, forget about any advanced moves. Once solid in your basics and you can enjoy the movements to the music, you can branch out whichever way you please.

It's not a brand new twist on ballroom dance lessons but it is proving to be very positive, It's free and can be learned on a small dance floor with a group of friends! You share the camaraderie and fun as you learn in any club. It would certainly help to get the largest screen laptop available.
"Shared pain is lessened; shared joy is increased."

At the beginning of the class you can all gather around to watch and dissect just one step at a time to work out the details before practicing them on the dance floor. With the combination of the seasoned ballroom dancers available, you are able to pick out the fine points, footwork, and styling. You can be learning very beautiful steps, with proper styling and having a lot of fun to boot! It is quite refreshing and a blessing in disguise.

Pub's Side Note: This refreshing idea may go through West Oahu like a forest fire. It can be perfectly done with any group on the Waianae Coast if they can find a District Park to do it in. And what do we get? Cultural dancers that dance for the fun of it. And in Cultural Dancing, the basics are still Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, Cha Cha Cha and Swing. The rest is gingerbread. When was the last time you dropped into a Night Club for a little Paso Doble? Hey we advance every day. That's the way to fly! Very important: we just need to find a place to dance on Saturday night.