Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Looking Better

And the hits are going through the ceiling. Now, we must find a Guest Author for Platinum Horseshoe blog, one who can get in and out of the blog all on their own. I can coach them and they will have their own blog within the blog. They will be completely responsible for the contents of their own blog. Their own unique opinion is what is so valuable to the blog and the readers in this entire dance community.

Now if we could install a nice all weather dance floor on this guy's back yard
in Kapolei, we could have a ball dancing up a storm.

And maybe HBDA could have their classes here too.

The Guest Author:

No registration or registration fees. No annual or monthly meetings or dues.
And they can blog whenever and whatever they wish. It will be their blog.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Kapolei Strikes Again

More News from HBDA Kapolei
By Willy Dionisio

   Left: Willy and MC Nora, Art and Buena and Right: Nita and Andres

Third quarter classes start on October 6 for eight Monday nights from 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. at the Makakilo Community Park, 92-1120 Makakilo Drive. We will be registering students on October 6, 13 and 20. HBDA rotating instructors Theo and Diane Behic will be teaching Foxtrot and Mambo classes. Please call 781-2076 if you want to register early and for more information.

  Left: Elsa, Alena, Willy, Nora and Jonell and Right: Pete and Nilda

Ono Grindz

  Group Photo

   Palladium volunteers Nita, Karen, Jonell, Nora and Andres
and Right: Buena and Nora

Roy and Tony with Augusto

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Kapolei Chapter Coming Through

HBDA Kapolei News by Willy Dionisio

On September 8 we held our first joint social dance along with the members of the newly formed Ewa Beach chapter. It was a fun evening, with good food and of course great music provided by DJ Augusto and Noemi Jarra.  We were glad that our friends from Aliamanu, Pearlridge and Beta chapters joined us, along with dance instructors Romy and Elsa Navares and Minnie Corpuz.   Lots of ballroom and line dancing.

During our short program we honored and thanked our current instructors for volunteering their time, expertise and encouragement.

Kapolei Chapter Instructors: Rotating Instructors Mark and Patty Dela Cruz,
Senior Instructors Martin and Leona Powell

Manny, Wayne, Cora, Charito, Leo, Roy and Esmenio

Ewa Beach Instructors: Assistant Dance Director Romeo Quemado and
Rotating Instructor Miriam Quemado, Assistant Dance Director
Esmenio Andres and Aliamanu President, Ann Osalvo.
Also Roy, Martin, Jun, Romy and Esmenio.

Martin, Patty, Leona, Buena, Willy, Mark, Herb and Nora

 News about our upcoming classes and more photos to follow!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Kalealoa in Transit

Coming down the Waianae Coast is the Ko-olina Resort and there are quite a few Cocktail Lounges there, but pricey as hell. So if you have a home in the million dollar bracket, you would find it comfortable enough. But not like getting into Kapolei, still somewhat pricey because they are in prime real estate, but much lower.

"There comes a point when you realize that you will never be good enough
for some people. The point is, is it your problem or theirs?"

The Rail Fiasco has emphasised the importance of the new Kalealoa Airport, located on the site of the developing unincorporated town of Kalaeloa and nestled between the Honolulu communities of Ewa Beach, Kapolei and Campbell Industrial Park in West Oahu. There will more affordable homes built in the community and there be more drinking places, naturally.

The name, Ka lae loa, means "long point" in Hawaiian and is the native name for what is now called Barbers Point and has a total population of less than 200 in 160/sq mi. Interesting fact is that over 2/3rds are Haoles. Nice. Plans for 1000 affordable homes and a couple of Industrial Parks. (I can walk home in 20 minutes) are in the making.

"Walk Through Paradise With Me" by Melveen Leed
The Airport had been used primarily as a commuter facility used by unscheduled air taxis, general aviation and transient and locally-based military aircraft. Now, the airport has seen the first-ever scheduled airline service which began on July 1, 2014, with Mokulele Airlines operating flights to Kahului Airport on Maui. Most flights to Kalaeloa Airport will be to and from commuter airports on the other Hawaiian islands which is going to be a lot easier for the commuters. It will also do more to establish the credentials of Kapolei as second city.

And we are on our way.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club

Email from Aunty Maile

Apparently their intent is to have a good time. Nuttin' wrong wid dat.

Now I have a slight problem; I have on hand many USB drives that are promotional items for the Town Dancer blog that is going on hold for awhile. They are one Gigabyte in size and it is all digital music, so can only be played on a computer. So you must have good speakers or good quality earphones. I have installed four complete albums of Latin music so that everyone can see how much information can be processed. Valse; Javier Solis - Vicente Fernandez. Tango; Julio Iglesias - Placido Domingo. 

Second problem: How can I get one dozen of these to WBDC to include them as the Christmas presents for the members. Anybody coming by Nanakuli can pick them up.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Aunty Maile

Aloha Everyone!
You are invited to come to WBDC 12 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS DANCE!
Please read the flyer below for details.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow night at the Wahiawa Rec. Ctr - Hale Hookipa Room
from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm.
Reserve your seats NOW!!!

Wow, this notice is with plenty of time. I will post it in a Moanalua Corridor blog
next month. No one will say, they didn't know.

Excellent location, the Central Valley is out of the way of the Rail Disaster. They already have good action in this sector, Dancing in Whitmore Village, Just Tacos Salsa in Millilani and Dot's in Wahiawa. Just don't hear much about them.We are hoping for that new Damce Club in Waikele or Waipio.

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

It would be better in Waipio for they already have an Industrial Park. Then with one more good Industrial Park further North, they would be without a doubt."Central Valley." And those people could brag, "I can be home in 20 minutes."  With one good Guest Author the hits on this blog would go through the ceiling.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Filipino dancing

From the Philippine Cultural Center Clan: Manila

The definition of 'Philippine dance' is certainly mind-boggling. Pervasive influences from the West and from our Oriental neighbors have long ago redefined 'Filipino dance'. Many of our dance cultures are impure to a certain degree due to these influences.

“Ignorance can be cured, Stupid is forever.”

For example, the Silong sa Ganding, La Jota Paloana and Lanceros de Cuyo and the Sakuting are all impure Philippine dances because these dances are influences of the Hindu, Spanish, American and Chinese, respectively. With this premise alone, Philippine dance could be hard to define as we first have to establish a definition of what is Filipino.

The Philippines have been a melting pot of sorts in this part of the globe; or more specifically, a 'melting pot of "both" (Western and Oriental) cultures'. There is an undeniable fusion of the cultures brought about by foreigners to the country with the existing culture early "Filipinos" originally had. This has resulted in such a unique blend of cultures in the country that makes determining the end of native culture and the beginning of foreign cultures is so hard to trace.

 "Dahil Sa Yo" by Pilita Corrales

The Philippines has indeed become a West-tempered East. Philippine dance cultures were among the most affected by Western cultures. Filipinos nowadays, fortunately, appreciate both worlds. Whether the dance is cha-cha cha, ballroom, folk or ballet, surely the Filipinos can always dance to the beat.

There had been much International Style in the past but now we are getting more people interested only in the social aspect of dancing, The social dance based on the American is taking over with their own preferences.

 Sige Imkembot- gangnam?

That evolution is also happening on all the Islands of Hawaii. Specially through the hundreds of amateur and semi-professional teachers around. Each teacher promotes his favorites and his interpretation of the movement. They will evolve their own fun dances.

Pub's Side Note: And I just read that the driverlesss cars will continue to have a steering wheel. Somewhat like airplanes, if something goes wrong with the pilot, the co-pilot takes over. Makes sense to me. And I have heard some people on the North Shore are already experimenting on making their own dance floors. There will be more and I believe that somebody is going to come out with a dilly.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Portable Dance Floors

Gotta Do Sum Theeng - Portable Dance Floors

Portable dance floors may be a partial answer to finding a place to dance in the West. Specially that things are due to get more difficult to get to town and the traffic there is going to get worse. The Rail Disaster cannot be stopped.

"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent,
but the ones more resilient and responsive to change."

Some dance clubs could join in sharing the dance floor and the expertise in setting it up. They would be great for events where a modular, easily installed and transportable floor is required. Modular portable dance floors feature a durable and scratch-resistant, commercial-grade vinyl surface.

"The Music Of Hawaii" by Melveen Leed

The clubs could choose from a number of different wood-grain or stone looks for dance parties. The snap together portable dance floor panels could also be great for rental revenues.

Most could be designed and built on Oahu in 4 x 8 panels which could be carried easily by two men, And they would fasten to each other easily and securely. The panels would be all built exactly alike except for the fasteners. Eight panels would give you a fairly good dance floor of 16 x 16 (256 sq ft) dance floor.

"Hanalei" by Carol Kai

Many night clubs do not have a dance floor that big, most social clubs that would do this would insist on at least 12 panels, 16 x 24, (384 sq ft.) And of course the next size bigger would then come about. For added safety you could have an aluminum rail around the perimeter with an opening on two sides.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Amazing Blog

Unbelievable that this blog is holding up at close to 40 average hits per day, and with a good possibility of going into the fifties. The other blogs are in the 20s and 30s. 34 average hits per day is about 1000 hits per month, and that is communication. Many out there do not realize that they are just beating their gums. So be it, we help wherever we can.

"Keep trying to do good, it may come back to you very pleasantly in unexpected ways."

Kalealoa Beach next year? - People would come from Barber's Point, Kapolei
and Ewa Beach, naturally. But they would also come from the Waianae Coast
and the Central Valley - Dream On, Dancers.

"Bailamos (Let's Dance)" by Enrique Iglesias

Hopefully, in West Oahu, the rest of us can join in the celebration to increase awareness of dancing by dancers and non-dancers. Waianae Coast is moving although slowly. And of course we have work to do on the North Shore it is wide open. Still in bedroom community mode of the last century.

Q: What do you call a three-hundred pound gorilla-ballerina? --
A: Whatever she wants you to call her!

We can also be helping in the organizing and promoting of dance activities, in coordination with local amateur and professional dancers. Perhaps next year we can have the first American Style dance competitions in West Oahu, just for the sport.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Definite Positive

I really don't understand it all yet, but this blog is definitely moving in front of all the others in the second tier. Town Dancer had been losing hits mainly on account of the Robot scam spam viruses that Blogger cannot stop. It has stopped its downward spiral and I may put the counter back on the blog.

"You don't have to have it all figured out, in order to move forward."

Of course a number of suburban areas in Kapolei had become too expensive for average workers to afford. The top wheels have realized now that they have been wrong. They are even thinking of an affordable hotel in Kapolei, specially now with the Rail Catastrophe looming. Would be perfect with a good sized ballroom, and we do mean for ballroom dancing.

Kapolei may be on its way to being second city after all. Live, work and play in your own home town. Paradise could be here.  Honolulu would be a nice place to visit and you wouldn't get into that horrible mess of going to it everyday. Perhaps a few people would be stuck in the trap of having to work in Honolulu but they wouldn't have the big traffic jams that they have now. There is a beautiful saying on Waianae Coast, "I coulda been home in twenty minutes."

"Fly Me To The Moon" by Frank Sinatra

Email from Aunty Maile

SEPTEMBER 6, 2014!

The Party Hearty WAHINES, chapter of the Red Hat Society, will be having a garage sale to help to defray the cost of expenses for the 12th Annual Hawaii Red Hat Convention 2015!

Many various types of items will go on sale donated by most of the 24 ladies in our chapter membership. Large items! Small items! All kinds of items! Just come and check it out!

Garage Sale Day:    Saturday 6, September, 2014 from 7:30am - 2:00pm

Place: Gloria Pfister house
95-206 Auhaele Loop

Across the Mililani Golf course! Look for the signs!

Pub's Side Note: We are fortunate to have two very good Two Centers, Willy Dionisio from Kapolei Chapter, HBDA and Maile Yagi from Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club. Just one Guest Author and this blog would rival the famous Town Dancer. I invite.

Monday, September 1, 2014


Kalealoa Shore, the bottom part of the Platinum Horseshoe is certainly coming into prominence. First the Kalealoa Airport which is going good already with Mokulele Airlines planes leaving for the neighbor islands regularly. There are plans for a low cost hotel in the vicinity that could mean three of four bars in the next year and some with live music. Terrific beginning for Night Life in the West.

"Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being."

The mostly arid, undeveloped land in this area of West Oahu, which encompasses 3,700 acres, seems to have a lot of potential. No one has ever used it for agriculture in five thousand years. Currently, there’s about 700 residents in the area. But in the master plan for the area they expect to have about 10,000 new residents to Kalaeloa in the next decade.  Hopefully they will include plenty of Industrial Parks. "I coulda got home in 20 minutes." Lotta potential dancers.

Kalaeloa could be developed into a small airport town with aerospace jobs and related-businesses. The Airport Hotel, the Best Western Plaza Hotel and the Castle Pacific Marina Inn will all be DOA, in the next few years due to the Rail Disaster. No one will stand the noise for blocks around. The new and inexpensive Hotel will be in Kalealoa, with a Ballroom? Somebody already suggested, "why not two Hotels?" All right by me.

"Stranger in Paradise" by Tony Bennett

The entire shore from Barber's Point to Ewa Beach is being looked over for development with Industrial Parks to avoid the Rail Catastrophe. The idea is an old idea. Live,Work and Play in the same place and you can call it Paradise. Honolulu? Oh yes, we visit every year or so. It is not that bad, now.