Tuesday, October 1, 2013

New Kine Dancing?

Apparently some people on the mainland are picking up on the action and I have heard of it in West Oahu. It is just like street dancing only easier, because you have complete control of your DVD player and that becomes your teacher.

“Dancing is a very living art. It is essentially of the moment, although a very old art. A dancer’s art is lived while they is dancing. Nothing is left of their art except the pictures and the memories —  when their dancing days are over"

In the Waianae Coast, the Windward or the North Shore, where there are few dance studios to teach ballroom dancing and where there are too few of the dance clubs available, it becomes a necessary thing to find another way and perhaps an easier way of learning to dance.

For some reason or another, some people would like to avoid traveling long distances to learn to dance even though there is plenty of money for gas. In the Western part of this Island, no matter how you slice it, it is still "I coulda been home in twenty minutes."

"Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho

So it can be in your own home, husband and wife with two or three couples, or in finding a District Park or a Community Center, where you can gather 10, 15 couples and take the Player with a large screen with you.

Lessons on DVDs cost less than $20 and it is a one time cost. You can loan them out and have them used by other like minded groups. The timing and rhythm can be picked up easily by concentrating and enjoying the kind of music you will be dancing to. The music is Numbah one.

Then the movements can be learned relatively easy from the DVDs and can be played over and over again. With each others help, you can all have fun learning to dance in no time. And that is the name of the game. Of course then the real trial is on the dance floor nearest you. For some, you must go to downtown Honolulu. Eventually it will be more local and you will have your own clubs, all over the Island. Can we visit with each other? It will be one of the additional benefits..

"Of the dancers, by the dancers and for the dancers"
All the dancers? Of course not, they do not all want to be
involved and we must respect.