Sunday, September 29, 2013

Dis Blog Moving!

The roots of Latin dance are difficult to pinpoint, as they are broad and varied depending upon which dance style you are focusing on.

Some people make their dance decisions by the book. Even though
they don't know who wrote the book - or even what book!" 

In Kapolei? Dream On!
However, as much as the Colonists wish to put down the Indians, the facts remain, all of Latin dancing is derived from the original indigenous dances. All of them, and there were approximately ten million inhabitants in the Americas when the first illegals arrived.

The predominant Brazil native dances used the chassé and coincidentally, the Portuguese also had several dances with the chassé. No one has ever had a patent on the chassé and it is danced in thousands of dances throughout the world. So what could have been more natural than to have the "low class" Portuguese assimilate the Indian dances and make their own changes in the process. It evolved into the Samba but this was long before the slaves arrived.

"Cuando Eschuches Este Valse" by Vicente Fernandez

All the native inhabitants had a three count dance. When the Europeans arrived with the Waltz, it was nothing new to them, they took to it easily and absorbed whatever they liked. It has since evolved into two different Waltzes. the American style, with the Even Rhythm and the Viennese with a chassé.

"Morir Por Tu Amor" by Xavier Solis


For those that dance to the music and the words and not for the dance movement itself.
Translated from the Spanish:

"Songs are born from memories, from our own pains and from others; joys that we did not live but someone that lived with us did; tears that we did not cry but someone cried near us. A song is a piece of life; a suit that is looking for a body to fit together well. The more bodies to be for that suit, the more success will have the song. Because if everybody sings it, it is a signal that everybody has lived it, feels it, and it suits them well."
~ Enrique Santos Discepolo


Friday, September 27, 2013

This blog covering more

Now I dropped into Kalealoa information and they don't believe in the rail. The proof for them is the failure of the Ferry from the station at Kalealoa to town. The Present Rail Party was not in charge but they know now. The users had a choice. Much better to take the bus, (right around the corner) than get to some station like Kalealoa to take the Ferry to town.

"Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement."

The Present Rail Party has another solution. The users will be "forced" to take the rail. They are going to make it as difficult as possible for the users to use the bus. They proved they could do it a few months ago. The C bus will be retired and the other express buses too. So instead of getting home in an hour, it will take you that long just to get onto the Rail Disaster. Auwe.

But few people live in this section of the Island. For too long it has been controlled by the Military. But they do have some bedroom communities and too many find that they take too much time every day just to get to work and back. Now if they could find a job close by, they would truly be living in Paradise.

"I Saw Her Standing There" by the Beatles


The Present Rail Party has voted down every proposal for an Industrial Park. The residents are of no interest, it is in the big profits of the Rail Calamity. Most of our Universities are now teaching students how stealing from the people is done by the experts. Even on the West Coast Universities on the Mainland.

Blogger's Law No. 26D: When in doubt, predict that the trend will continue.

The Military? of course. we all know that.
Even with all this, there are dancers in this section of town just has never been a place to dance. Now something is going to be done. People are not going to ride the rail, they have find something else. So if we all want to dance we have to find a place around here where we live to avoid the hassle of going to town.

Sometimes people will find a way to get into the military places, but we shouldn't have to count on that. We have some good Community Centers but not enough money, and worse now with the Rail Fiasco.

The Golden Rule according to The Present Rail Party:
"Those who have the gold, make the rules."



Wednesday, September 25, 2013

How The West Was Won

All of sudden this blog is showing importance. Just with Sea Country blog being deleted and Ewa Bus Stop inheriting the territory.

"If we could get just one thing straight, in our minds and our hearts, it should be
that we speak kindly of others. To bless is the greatest gift, to speak positively
into our lives and into the lives of others is to extol great power."

At Ko-Olina Resort
And I have been inquiring on Honokai Hale. It has been an important bus stop destination for the #93 bus. First stop from downtown  The fastest service we have ever had. And no way the rail is ever going to beat that. I can make it from Alapai Transit Center at 3 pm and get home in Nanakuli before 4 pm. And home is right around the corner.

The Rail Crisis will cost $400 per month just for parking at the station and with worse traffic it will take an hour just to get on the Rail Tragedy. And the plans of the Present Rail Party are to force the users of Public Transportation to using the Rail Mess. And more people are beginning to "hate" it.

"Three Times A Lady" by the Commodores

Honokai Hale was looking pretty good to have a Community Center but now postponed because of the Rail Disaster. A bedroom community that has to wait another ten years. Gotta pay for the Rail. But before the Present Rail Party arrived from the mainland, Something happened in Honokai Hale. 

There was a time when volunteers turned the first spadeful of dirt toward their goal of creating a place for their children to play until the project's completion: After 30 years, Kamokila Community Park has been completed. The park, now several years old recently received its final touches courtesy of the city: Renovations to the basketball and volleyball courts, a 10-foot fence around the volleyball court, a dugout, picnic tables and water fountains.

"Nostalgias" por Placido Domingo

Check out the terrific write up by Richie Fun in Town Dancer. Our blogs lack news of Tango, now is your chance. Especially now that we know what the Argentine dancers know, you cannot engrave the methods and movements on stone.

Oahu West got a nice bunch of photos from Aunty Maile which resulted in a nice blog. Any of you in the West would be interested. Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club had people there from the North Shore.

Honokai Hale, Dance Night Club


Or as the young guy told me, "Not in your lifetime."

Pub's Side Note: For Saturday I intend to be at the Dream to Dance Studio and the Salsa Party. I intend to take three cameras and hope to get some different viewpoints. If I can get the eleven o'clock #40 bus back, I will be home by one AM.


Monday, September 23, 2013

Competition Dancing?

From Steven and Gertrude Wilson, Kalealoa:

Why do you go out dancing and what are your goals in dancing? This may or may not be something that you think about but perhaps you should. It's not something that you need to spend lots of time pondering but maybe it should cross your mind once in a while.

"Music is a friend of labor for it lightens the task by refreshing
the nerves and spirit of the worker."

So, just what kind of dancer are you? We were once competition dancers until we re-thought our goals. We moved where we did and realized we couldn't put in the time necessary to improve our dancing and keep us happy with our performance. We had to make adjustments. When we are able to work nearby we can re-evaluate our goals and may return to competing. We are still in our late forties.

"Mr. Tambourine Man" by the Byrds

If your goal is to be an excellent social dancer you need to ask yourself if you are improving in the areas necessary to becoming a better social dancer. Do you ask different men or ladies to dance? Do you work on your lead and follow when you do? Do you work on your social skills? Do you evaluate your dance frame and posture?

These are things that dancers sometimes take for granted but often overlook. Even some excellent competition dancers lack the qualities of a good social dancer. Most of us can see that in our everyday dancing.

If your goal is to compete and become the top in your level you need to set different goals and look at dancing very differently. You may need to trade off social dancing in order to become a better competitor. Being the best competitive dancer takes constant and intense training.

"That's My Boy" by Stan Freburg 

Kapolei Shopping Center with a night club, - Perfection.
Maybe you don't have any goals and just go out dancing to have fun and meet people. That is a legitimate goal! There is nothing wrong with that approach. No matter what type of dancer you want to be, ask yourself what kind of impression do you make on others.

We have seen some dancers who may be perfectly nice people off the dance floor but turn into idiots when on the dance floor. I have seen guys open doors for ladies but not know how to ask a gal to dance. We have seen women dress in outfits at a dance that they wouldn't dare wear any place else. A dance is not a place to leave your social skills at the door.


Neighbor Islands, anyone?

There are many dancers, who like the exercise gained while dancing. It's true that dancing is a great way to exercise but while you exercise, you'll be practicing your control and balance as well. No matter what kind of dancer you are or why you go out dancing, you can enjoy yourself more and leave a better impression if you take time and think about what you are doing.


Friday, September 20, 2013

Two-Centers, Guest Authors

The Eastside blog will be deleted over the weekend and the dilution will slow down. With just myself and three other Guest Authors, we are close to the point of diminishing returns at about 334 average hits per day (10000 per month) for our entire blogosphere. And the next one to go will be Central Valley, when the hits drop enough.

"In order for us to succeed, our desire for success
must exceed our fear of failure."

Yes, the following are the different Information Contributors on tap with the possibility of becoming a Guest Author. We need prose not poetry. Information about our dancing locations and our fellow dancers. Our blogs have one big advantage in that everything will be above board, much different than the cliques that have almost run Dancing into the ground.

"Stranger In Paradise"
by the Four Aces

Opinion: applies to a conclusion or judgement which, while it remains open to dispute, seems true or probable to one's own mind.

Belief: refers to the mental acceptance of an idea or conclusion, often a doctrine or dogma proposed to one for acceptance.

View: is an opinion affected by one's personal manner of looking at things.

Conviction: is a strong belief about whose truth one has no doubts about.

Sentiment: refers to an opinion that is the result of deliberation but is colored with emotion.

Persuasion: refers to a strong belief that is unshakable because one wishes to believe in its truth.

"Sometimes tradition is the way of doing things that keeps us
from doing them better."

There you have it, these will be our Information Contributors and each contribution will be identified by the name of the contributor. We all have two choices, we can take it or leave it. Rather simple, isn't it? You can contribute whatever and whenever you please.

Of course some of our reader/dancers are beginning to realize that there is something else, in blogging, everyone can stick their own two cents in too. And everything will be more current.

"During one disastrous Cha Cha Cha, he treads all over the lady's feet. He apologises, saying, ‘I’m so sorry, but I’m a little stiff from badminton.’ His partner replies, ‘I don’t care where you’re from. Just be careful with your feet."

Pub's Side Note: They have just had the last Salsa at the Vice Night Club.
Salsa may be slowing down in Honolulu.






Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Central Valley Repeat

So I tried, North Shore is not interested. Windward Oahu, very little and none in South East Shore. So I should respect their wishes and never darken their doors again. The Eastside blog will go at the end of this month, it never got to even 10 average hits per month.

"If you do what you’ve always done, 
you’ll get what you’ve always gotten."

I am running out of time, I have a lot of places yet where I may help and I must be on my way. Ten blogs was my experiment of over dilution. And the total hits did go up, just kind of slow. Then I deleted the first blog at the beginning of the month. There was a pause, then the total hits on all blogs went up. So it seems as though the total reader/dancers increased and they will concentrate on their favorites which is happening now.

"I Want To Hold Your Hand" by the Beatles

Then for now, we can be patient and wait for Central Valley to fizzle out. Now under 20 average hits per day. Most of the hits are going to Oahu West and the Ewa Bus Stop blogs. So those two are still in good standing. Blither, the new Micro blog is moving ahead very nicely and just got on the first page of Google search engines.


Whatever, Dancing in the West is looking good in spite of the Rail Disaster. And yes we have heard the Rents are going up. Gotta pay for the billions on the Rail Catastrophe. And the worst is yet to come. This blog in a duplicate of the one in the Central Valley, just so you can see the difference.


Saturday, September 14, 2013

Kapolei Dancers Get Around

I see them at the Ohana as pretty steady people. And that is very good for everyone all around. The Ohana gets the pleasure of a good dance group. The group get an opportunity to dance not only with their fellow members but also the other dancers present. A good solid group of dancers.


And now I saw many at the Pearlridge Chapter Social. Terrific. All for the same good reasons. It doesn't take anything away from anyone. It gives to all. And their counters probably record twice as many hits as any other dance web site.

"Sixty Minute Man" by Billy Ward and His Dominoes


You can spot the Kapolei dancers in this collage from
the Pearlridge Chapter Social.

Perhaps we can get another invite from Paul Billington to the Ohana and I can get it in next week with a nice poster. It is getting better, lately. I plan on going and see if I can get someone to help me get some pics Their view point is very important. Hopefully we can get more of the five or six people in each photo. Goes into our slide show very nicely.

"Dancing is the World’s Second Most Popular Indoor Sport."



Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Rearranging

With Pearlridge having such a positive effect on Oahu West blog, and the possibilities of a guest author somewhere in Oahu West, second place is assured. That is second place to Town Dancer which is hard to beat but who knows for sure.

"Whatever the mind of a person can conceive and believe,
it can achieve."


Oahu West seems to have inherited whatever was or is in Central Valley. And Ewa Bus Stop has gone steadily down in average hits per day. And they seem headed for the territory West of  Ewa and Ewa Beach. This is not bad considering that Oahu West could include Kalihi.

"Light My Fire" by the Doors


Now the first thing to worry about is what to do about Sea Country. I started with Nanakuli Ridge but everyone thought I was trying to sell something, that was going to cost them money or they got the Private Party Syndrome. And even now it is not doing very well.


And Dancing in the Dark, what do they do?

This should take a while to decide but perhaps I just don't have enough time to develop Sea Country and anything that happens should be included in the Ewa Bus Stop blog. This would include everything to Makaha. Nice territory.

Central Valley is taking its time whittling down so I imagine Sea Country would also take some time to whittle down. So it is just a matter of being patient and don't make any sudden decisions. Steady as she goes.


Monday, September 9, 2013

Blogging

Blogging is a relatively new form of written communication that is completely internet web-based. You are not going to use it anywhere else. The term originated as a shortened form of "web logging", as blogging was originally a way for people to post personal journals or logs on the web.

"Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life."

Got it late so we missed it.
Blogging has evolved over the years into being used for many forms of personal and business communications. Some can be very long, and most have one page of information and photos, nice.

And then we have the Micro blogs, a term for a relatively new form of blogging; using very short text messages (Twitter, usually 140 characters or less) to instantly publish information. Our "Blither" Micro is set up like that only more words are easy.

"Like A Rolling Stone" by Bob Dylan

Bloggers may designate specific people to have the ability to receive their messages, usually because of similar interests or demographics. In our case, anyone with a computer has access to any and all our blogs. So besides the Island of Oahu, we get hits from the rest of the Pacific Basin, The Western Hemisphere, Europe and Asia.


Good place to start in this blog, very simple. Later on
you can blog wherever and whenever you please.

Blogging throughout the world has become very popular in recent years because of its ease-of-use and ability to carry on conversations between users, just by using the comments section. A potential Two-Center will find easy pickings in using the comments section in any of our blogs. Then progress from there to being a regular contributor whenever they feel like it.

Pub's Side Note: We cannot do what one person tells us to do. But we can certainly hear what many of you say and then we must move accordingly.





Thursday, September 5, 2013

These blogs are beginning to take form.

For us in our blogs, the North Shore will be left completely for others. We have too many places to cover where there is the possibility of interest. We do know of people that live in the North Shore that are dancers, but most are interested in dancing closer to town. It should be their choice.

"Some people will not tolerate such emotional honesty in communication. They would rather defend their dishonesty on the grounds that it might hurt others. Therefore, having rationalized their phoniness into nobility, they settle for superficial relationships."

Much of the dance action in the Central Valley is already covered by their own private communications media. And I suppose, many would rather keep it private. Which is all right with me, and understandable. However, there are some that would like to see a little public dance action in the Central Valley and if so, there is Oahu West and Ewa Bus Stop blogs ready to assist.. Get that new club going and please let us know and we will give you all the publicity we can.

"Little Bitty Pretty One" by Thurston Harris

Waipahu is still there but they have some special rules, so we must go where we can help. Any place else we are more than willing to help wherever we can. And of course, we will continue to respect the wishes of all those that do not wish to be part of our endeavors.

The entire West side is going to be aware of these dance groups. The main thing is to get Ballroom dance rolling in the West Side and when it comes to dancing they will take a back seat for no one. We will be having a sale and dropping the rate from twenty thousand dollars per month down to Ten Thousand, We are all heart.

"Goody Goody" by Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers 


Then there is the famous Dancing in the Dark blog willing to help out with some addition information. Yes, that is Theo and Diana in the dance icon, and we are looking for more icons.

The most promising territory for a new Dance Club has to be in the Salt Lake area. That section of town is just itching, just have to find a place to dance. Are we getting there?  Or can you imagine a nice community center with a 2000 square foot floor, in let us say, Pearl City? Wow, packed every weekend. And with the Rail Crisis getting worse, we can forget about the Dance Pavilion in Waipio. It's the bread, Fred.

Blogger's Law #41: All gossip at the Palladium is true.
Do not be misled by facts.



Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Gotta Find A Way

Everybody is beginning to know that the city intends to cut 90% of the bus service to West Oahu and force people to use the rail and the rail stations. Nobody is interested in using the rail humbug, so people are looking desperately for alternate methods.

The first is the car, of course, even if stalled on the freeway, you have your radio, your cellphone and whatevah to pass the time. There is an expected upsurge in traffic on the freeways. And there are other methods developing to avoid the horrible Rail Disaster.


The World's Longest Limousine and you can go in style. Breakfast served on the way to town and Bar service on the way back. Costly, but better than paying $400 per month parking at the Rail Station. And it can pick up you where the bus always did and it will keep away from streets close to where the Rail might fall on you. Terrific! Of course the Rail Party is going to try to block you off from that.


Some people are getting interested in this blog. (Name Change?) It is just like Twitter only longer and your readers will be your fellow dancers on this Island. What could be more perfect than
a dance Ohana on a local blog.

“Dance is the most perishable of the arts. Ballets are forgotten, ballerinas retire, choreographers die — and what remains of
that glorious production which so excited us a decade ago,
a year ago, or even last night?”