Friday, August 16, 2013

Holding On Strong

From the beginning this blog has amazed me. It has done very well for the dancers in the vicinity and they have done very well for the blog. There must be a good Guest Author, with an honest opinion, among so many good people. That will make the definite difference from the other blogs.

"Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it."

Meanwhile, Oahu West and Central Valley are almost sure for amalgamation by the end of the month. We can then keep Central Valley open for another month and then officially delete it. Meanwhile, Oahu West will inherit any dancing in the Central Valley sector. And they can probably start right around the corner from Pearl City, Waipio and its beautiful Industrial Park. And we welcome all the possibles out there.

"Stood Up" by Ricky Nelson

The proposed Dance Pavilion in the West is looking less probable. Gotta pay for the Rail Disaster. So perhaps some Community Centers can be convinced to allow our type of Cultural Dance. We don't need a big place like the Palladium, that is from the old days when they had "ballrooms" and everyone danced "ballroom." This is now, the 21st century and things are much different.

The new one, like Tw-itter, only B-iggah and B-ettah

The Internationals have seized the name "Ballroom" for their very own. And most of us agree with them. They really dance in Ballrooms. The night clubbers have acquire some views and they would like the term "social" dancer and they seem to prefer dancing in night clubs to live music.

"If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd Have Baked A Cake"
by Eileen Barton

For us, the vast number of cultural dancers, we can accept that and seek a better terminology for ourselves, now that these two groups have insisted on separating themselves from us. We dance in Malls, Gas Stations, School Cafeterias, District Parks, Community Centers and when we find a Night Club that accepts us we will dance there too. Meanwhile we must be careful of the ones that are too rootzi tootzi.

The Waianae Coast has some readers but no news about dancing. Let's get with it!

And we shall get better organized and set up our own cultural dance clubs with the idea of enjoying the movement to music without a lot of cloning or excess individualism. And most of it based on the American Style of dance. (we can skip Bolero) We are already getting there, and we have a hellavah lot more people than anyone realized. And once more people are aware of what we are not, then they will join us for the fun of it.

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