Monday, June 24, 2013

Night Clubs

Night clubs on this island of Oahu can provide music, live entertainment, and dancing for patrons of varying ages. Some clubs cater to the 18 and over set, while others are strictly for those 21 and older. There are no clubs on Oahu catering to people in their 40's and over, while 90% of our gang are over 40. So we must be careful where we can go. Not many in the evening scene have understood. That and making the overhead on the Alcoholic tab.

"Truth allows you to live with integrity. Everything you do and say shows the world who you really are. Let it be the Truth."
 
Most Salsa dancing night clubs have older people dancing Mambo while the youngsters have already gone past Reggaeton and Bachata and now dancing Zouk. The young "MUST" have change and it must be new. We cannot change that, it has always been that way.

Young people like to visit night clubs to dance, meet others, and just hang out. And most are in the bottom half of the pyramid, in ability to dance. Music can range from hip hop to jazz to pop. And the type of dancing is their meeting ground. They love the buzz from the alcohol. Most are located in Waikiki or Honolulu.

And they can still understand each other if someone mentions "never trust anyone over 30." We must accept that and the timing must be different. Some Salsa places are not opened until 11 pm and can go until 2 or 3 am easily. Older groups prefer the hours of 8 to 12 midnight.

'Tangerine" by Jimmy Dorsey

Older people tend to be Universal dancers and to dance the "accepted" dances that have been danced for a century or more. Universal dancers become more rhythmically inclined and not so much step inclined as the young. Through experience they know they do not have to be fancy to enjoy the music and the dance.
 
Night clubs typically sell beer and alcohol, and feature small bands or DJs spinning favorite tunes for teens and adults. Some clubs will feature outdoor verandas or balcony areas, overlooking beaches or city streets. And that is for older dancers (a slower pace,) and the older dancers are not heavy drinkers so there has to be a cover charge to pay for the activities offered. Juice bars may be illegal on Oahu.

Dance night clubs cannot be mainstream, they must have certain nights playing for particular style of dance and they must be flexible to new trends. There are too many different Latin dances to satisfy the clientele, so the night club entrepreneur must by trial and error, normalize by standardizing the agenda. There are no Latin Night Clubs in Hawaii.

Clubs such as these conduct business primarily at night, and usually boast a good sized dance floor and a bar. But the day, mainly mornings and afternoon must be for some other income producing item such as a restaurant business to help pay the overhead.
 
"Frenesi" by Artie Shaw

Pub's Side Note: This blogosphere is slowly forming all by itself, with more Guest Authors we will have a new dance force, for Truth, Inclusion and Innovation and made "of the dancers, by the dancers and for the dancers." Let it roll!


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