Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Proper Terminology

It was been firmly established from last years blogs, that the entire dance structure on this Island is misunderstood by the various factions in it. Each in their own little niche thinks that they dance, which may be true. The sad part is when they see any one from what they consider a different group moving to music, "they" decide that the other party does not know what dancing is all about. He, He, He.  Dumb Dodos.

"It’s not whether you get knocked down,
it’s whether you get up again."

An awful lot of Club dancers don't even know what an International dancer is, but "they" can judge. They sometimes accuse us of being International dancers. At the same time that the Internationals are referring to us as "junk dancers." Ha, we are stuck between a rock and a hard place. Fortunately there are a helluva lot more of us than "da bodah dem."

Honolulu Dance Guide has stated their intent on avoiding the International groups which is just fine with us, they have a perfect right to that. However, to lump us in with the Internationals is not the right thing to do, specially because we are "cultural dancers" and proud of it. And if they don't wish to be a part of us, they have the perfect right to do that too. And they have really racked up the average hits per day so they have an awful lot of fans, putting them way ahead of Oahu And Beyond blog which used to be in second place.

So we have to do something to revive Oahu And Beyond and the new Guest Author will be the solution. One that will find the clubs that accept "cultural dancers." Gradually we are asserting our rights and will develop public (not private) social clubs for our kind of cultural dancing. The new nightclubs in the West will be the ones to set the precedents. A cover charge, fine, but the drinks will not carry the overhead. And since dancers, (any kine,) will get thirsty, then there will be an assortment of juices to choose from.

The Pau Hana dance will develop.  Like a Happy Hour but much less alcohol and more dancing, eating and socializing. We have the counters and that helps. We already have some of the best musicians on this Island living in the West. And we are developing the right DJs, for our kind of dance. Then because the quality of Latin Dance music is lacking, there may be a Latin Dance Palace in the future and in the West if the rail doesn't keep screwing it up. But we all know, it's the money, Sonny.

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