Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Year 2015

As we move into the new year, Platinum Horseshoe seems to be the one most indicated social media in West Oahu to lead the way. More easily accessible information specially for the new social dancers that are being created every day in the West. Actually most have always been there, it just has not been easy to get into dancing. Kapolei and Ewa Beach Chapters HBDA have been doing a great job of leading the way into the West.

"For most of us, it’s has been how we deal with failure that
determines how we achieve success."


Blogging is becoming clearly the preferred method of communication for the social dancers with much more information in each blog. The accessibility is just as easy as Web sites except that the information is much more current and it invites feedback. Web sites may be updated once every quarter, blogs may be posted twice a week.

"Auld Lang Syne"

Micro blogs, such as Twitter, Google Plus, Tumblr may be posted daily but are much shorter and there may be difficulty in accessibility because to get the information requires membership in the Micro. Usually a small group works well communicating with each other by this method instead of email.


Town Dancer remains in front for the New Year and Blogging Hawaii has always hovered as a possible second. That one Information Contributor or Guest Author would make all the difference in the world. The next top three are all in the West. Platinum Horseshoe, naturally, followed by Moanalua Corridor and Dance Waianae. That one person, will decide which one goes firmly into second place.

"I Believe" by Frankie Laine

And it may come from an interested party not closely allied to anyone of the social dance clubs in the West. It would follow that the reader/dancers would see the difference and one more could make the difference of taking over first place from Town Dancer and be ready for independence. This coming year will tell. I cannot live forever and we must prepare.

For those interested in what is happening in town read Calvin's notice in Tuesday Town Dancer. USADance has something nice going in January to encourage young dancers. And we got rid of the "junk" comments so the comments are open again in all the blogs. Please submit info or you can ask questions. Mahalo.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Da Odder Side

You don't want to spend New Year's Eve in Kapolei? You still don't have to go to Waikiki to have fun. Most people that will attend this function is because they are spending the year end at Turtle Bay but they will have some people attending from the North Shore and also from the Windward Side.

NEW YEAR'S EVE BASH FEATURING NESIAN NINE


When: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 7:00 pm to Thursday, January 1, 2015

Where: Kuilima Ballroom You can ring in 2015 with your friends at Turtle Bay! Dance to Nesian Nine and a live DJ in Kuilima Ballroom. Plus, We'll be serving up your best meal of 2014. Limited Seats!

Ticket Prices start at $30. All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Dinner & Show: $80 per person, includes midnight champagne toast Show only: $30 per person,

Doors open at 7 pm - Dinner and Entertainment starts at 8:30 pm
Show from 10 pm to - featuring Nesian Nine Dresscode: Cocktail Attire,
Parking: Free

Nesian N.I.N.E. - Natives Inna New Era Has been together since June of 2008, had the opportunity to share the stage with some of the BIGGEST NAMES in the music industry like - BoyZ II Men, Midnight Star, Brian McKnight, Klymaxx, and El Debarge just to name a few. Their first CD was released in October 2009 - "Press Play" incorporates a little bit of old school vibe blended with just the right touch of island feel, 13 originals and 2 cover songs. From reggae to R&B, from soul ballads to old school ... Nesian N.I.N.E does it all.


"Sweet Someone" by Don Ho

“Let us hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes just like I will. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're Doing Something."

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Dance Hawaii Returns

Received from Maurice Morita:  I must be conscientious about what I print. The information is Maurice, the blogging is mine. I just want to help and I must try again this coming year.


WEEK OF DECEMBER 24, 2014 TO JANUARY 19TH, 2015
MAURICE T MORITA, PRESIDENT
CELL PHONE #: 808-225-0326
EMAIL ADDRESS: mauricetmorita@gmail.com
WEBSITE: dancehawaiiinc.com
MAILING ADDRESS: 808 AHUA ST. #82, HONOLULU, HI. 96819

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR
TO ALL OF OUR DANCE HAWAII MEMBERS, FAMILY, AND FRIENDS
SEE YOU IN 2015


MANNY ABUAN RETIREMENT PARTY
WIFE: VANGIE
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2015 - 5 TO 10 P.M.
EMPRESS CHINESE RESTAURANT IN CHINATOWN
FREE EVENT TO ALL DANCE HAWAII MEMBERS, FAMILY, AND FRIENDS
NON-STOP BALLROOM DANCING / CASH PRIZES
DANCE HAWAII HAS RESERVED 2 TABLES (SEATS 20) BUT
WE CAN RESERVE MORE TABLES  IF PEOPLE RESPOND EARLY
BY CONTACTING MAURICE AT 225-0326


JOIN THE UNITED VISAYAN COMMITTEE OF HAWAII
COST: $63.00 PER YEAR / $31.00 INITIATION FEE(ONE TIME PAYMENT)
BENEFIT: ATTEND MONDAY & WEDNESDAY NIGHTS FREE
SEE MAURICE MORITA FOR MORE INFORMATION

"I'll Be Home For Christmas"

MONDAY NIGHTS

FEBRUARY 5, 12, 19, 26
MARCH 5, 12
INTERNATIONAL INSTRUCTORS: REGGIE GASCON & JOSELINE SANGALAN
7:00 P.M. PASO DOBLE
8:00 P.M. INTERNATIONAL WALTZ
9:00 P.M. DANCE CLASS ENDS

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Ballroom Dancing

What ever happened to Ballroom Dancing? We are all accepting other dances which is just fine. Other people should have the same right that we do and dance whatever they wish. On the Leeward Coast we are slowly getting into all the dances and this Christmas seasons offer many dance parties in various places including some Cocktail Lounges with a small space to dance in. Line dancing and Salsa Bachata coming in strong.

"Merry Everything and Happy Always"

I just found out that line dance consists of a number of walls. A "wall" is the direction the dancers face. During a sequence that commonly lasts for 32, 48 or 64 beats of the music, dancers may change direction several times. In a "one-wall" line dance, the dancers face the same direction from the beginning to the end of a sequence.

"The Loco-Motion" by Little Eva

In a "two-wall" line dance, the dancers rotate 180 degrees to face a new wall in a set. In a "four-wall" dance, they end up facing the wall that is 90 degrees to the left or to the right of the direction in which they faced at the start and have faced each of the four walls. The basic line dance has focused mainly on the movements of the legs and feet, but now they are gradually adding movements of the arms and hands.

"Hanalei Moon" by Melveen Leed

Line dancing was danced mostly to country-western music giving it a cowboy image. However, this has been evolving since the 1970's with the popularity of the hustle line dance. In the 1990's, this type of dance became more popular with a wider range of music. Today, line dances are being performed to accompany many popular music styles including pop, swing, rock and roll and other musical genre with a regular beat. Famous songs that are performed with line dances are Macarena and the Chicken Dance.

"More Today Than Yesterday" by the Spiral Staircase

More Twitters and Facebook too, coming out about the poor people that will have no choice but to ride the Rail Catastrophe to Honolulu daily. Auwe.

"To be or not to be, that is the question. Whether ’tis nobler in the mind
to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,"

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Night Club Dance Studio

There are many on the mainland, and there has been the most beautiful one for many years in, Alhambra, California. "The Granada," and it is a combination, Dance Studio, Restaurant, Night Club and Ballroom. In Honolulu, we have several that are borderline but usually just have a dance party at the Studio.

"We may cultivate vibrant surroundings and commit ourselves to making choices
that will help us release the expression of our unique purpose."


But in Kapolei, We have no need for such a big place. I  would say one fifth as big as the Palladium would be large enough. With as much machine as possible, pop machine, juice machine, nectar machine, snack machine and anything else machine. Just available to quench the thirst, add to the stomach and involving as little human factor as possible. Sublet the combination Juice and Alcohol bar service if you must have Alcohol and top it off with a small cover.


Latin Dance Friday Night - Social Dancing on Saturday and Sunday, would be perfect and would be sold out every week end. Might even have to add an extra night for dancing, either Thursday or Monday. And of course, there would also be the Pau Hana Dance every Wednesday evening starting at 5:00 PM. - Ideas, ideas and more ideas. Many people are just kicking them around, but for now, they're just ideas. The Rail Disaster has sure brought out the "Independence from Honolulu" factor.

"The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise" by Les Paul and Mary Ford

Pub's Side Note: Comments sections are opened and closed when we get too much spam comments. Those programmers are a uncivilized lot, they just don't care. At this moment they are all open again. Anyone can comment.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Line Dancing

What a novel idea. Anybody not dancing with a partner can join in the line dancing. Why didn't anyone think of that before. Sounds perfect to me. Specially in West Oahu, we are not here to dance according to some organizations rules. We are out to enjoy the music the way we want to. We got excellent music so no one is getting upset about that. Everyone is having fun and the crowds seems to be getting bigger. Dis is "Social Dancing" to Da Max.

"Dancing is not about how good you are. It's about how good you are
going to get when you keep it up and keep having fun."


A dance that is not just for two, everyone can line dance. It is a dance that is choreographed with sequences of steps that are repeated and a group of people dance in one or more lines called rows, all facing the same direction and performing the steps at the same time. However, there are variations to this type of dance. There are 'lines' where the dancers face each other or it can also be a circle. No matter what the 'line' may be, this is a dance to music that can truly be enjoyed.


Line dancing is usually associated with country western music, but it is said to have evolved from folk dancing because of their many similarities. A form of American folk dance called Contra dancing, in which the dancers form two lines that are parallel and they execute a sequence of dance movements with different partners, is said to have probably influenced the line dancing we have today.

"What a Wonderful World" by Bruddah Iz

Much of the music is identical to the music played for social partner dancing. And naturally most of the movements are made the same as in social partner dancing. So the transition from one to the each is very natural and many dancers enjoy both types to increase their fun of moving to music.

Pub's Side Note: Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes, the ones who see things differently. They are not fond of rules and they have no respect for the status quo. You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them, disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you cannot do is ignore them, because they change things.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Social Media Defined

We are still a work in process. But the reader/dancers are getting more akamai. They are becoming more aware of the different species of social media available. And Blogging is coming out way ahead of all the rest. Frank doesn't have a counter on his blogs but you can be sure that every time he reports on a dance function with photos and all, the hits go through the ceiling.

 "Great dancers are not great because of their technique,
they are great because of their passion."


We have the original Web sites which have evolved into electronic newsletters. For most practical reference purposes they do their job very well. You want to know the wheels involved, their purpose, dance schedules, photo albums etc. It is all there. It can be updated once a month, or even once per quarter.

"Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bruddah Iz

Blog sites are of course more current. Some are daily, some weekly, and very few for longer. In our dance scene, things are changing constantly and the reader/dancers want to know. The advantage of the Web and Blog sites is that no one has to join anything. Anyone that wishes to see what is in a Web or Blog site can just tune in.


Then we have the Micros which are mini blogs and you must join each micro before you can see anything. Many people post five or six times daily, for instance Twitter. You must be a member then you can look around in Facebook, Google+, Instagram and all the rest of the photo gatherers. Together they get more than one billion photos per day. They missed one of yours? Ha!

"By the Shack, By the Sea" by Don Ho

The whole world is the dancer's oyster. Entering the dance community extends way beyond the walls of the classroom or the ballroom. Our blogs try to share the knowledge of the entire dance scene for the benefit of all the dancers. If we can also benefit the club or organization, that is just fine with us too.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Dance Clubs

La Rumba Party Cruise in Puerto Rico is one of the great nightlife entertainment options that Old San Juan offers. It is a party boat with a full bar and dance floor for the lively crowd. The great thing about La Rumba is that it can give you a tour while providing you with an entertaining atmosphere. Guests are encouraged to take pictures of the panoramic views of the bay while on the go.


La Rumba Party Cruise is open to the general public on Fridays, Saturdays
and Sundays. Cost: Adults - $14; Seniors (65+) - $10

"We are fortunate to have dancers who can see the beautiful things
in humble places where others see nothing."


In Honokai Hale?
A nightclub in Oahu (also known as a discothèque, dance club, or simply a club or disco) is an entertainment venue which in the big city operates late into the night. A nightclub is generally distinguished from bars, pubs or taverns by the inclusion of a dance floor.

"Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho

The music in Oahu nightclubs is either live bands or, more commonly, recorded music played by a DJ through a Public Address system. Most clubs or club nights cater to certain music genres. Salsa, Hip Hop, Social etc. Tango? Unfortunately we do not have so many options in West Oahu, but we gonna git theah.


A recent trend in the North American, Australian and European nightclub industry is the usage of video. VJs ("video jockeys") mix video content in a similar manner that DJs mix audio content, creating a visual experience that is intended to complement the music. You can dance to Artie Shaw's Begin the Beguine, but you can also see the video of the Band playing the music.

"Maui Waltz" by Loyal Garner

The beginning of the 21st century saw financial growth of the nightclub industry in the United States. However, the number of nightclubs and employees has been decreasing. There are less drunks. In 2010, there were nearly 45,000 bars and nightclubs across the country. In the West the Night Club scene will increase and perhaps be the new entertainment center of Oahu.