Saturday, March 21, 2015

Solid, Jackson

This blog is getting solid as a rock. Started out as Kapolei but soon took over the Central Valley. Waipio, and up through Wahiawa and all the way to the North Shore, because not much doing over there. At least enough to post as a separate blog. That section now coming in a little stronger with Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club and Dot's In Wahiawa and an occasional blip from the North Shore.

"Be who you are, say what you feel, cuz those who mind don't matter
and those who matter don't mind."

Latest to go is the devastated Moanalua Corridor (with the Rail Disaster) that is no more and the section all the way to the Stadium will be included in Platinum Horseshoe. The new blog will be West Honolulu, and cover the area from the Stadium to Chinatown, hopefully we can do something with that if we can keep far away from the Rail Catastrophe.

"The Music of Hawai'i" by Melveen Leed

Meanwhile, there is more action in the bars and cocktail lounges in Kapolei. Many are already getting live music. What makes a Night Club? Simply a dance floor. Of course, not many in Kapolei really understand anything about dance floors. A ten by ten is not a dance floor, call it what you want. You must have enough room to dance Waltz in American Style bronze steps.

We are not going to get there overnight. There is a possible dance club near the Kalealoa Airport, that area is developing very nicely. Then there is the Kalealoa Harbor and Honokai Hale, not to mention Kapolei itself. The new shopping center will have two economically price hotels and there is a big opportunity there. There is going to be some social dancing in the area.

Fortunately there is a recognition that International is a competition format and is to be "judged." There are many in town that go for it and they know they will never enter a competition in their entire life. The have their rights, don't knock it. In American Style, we don't have to worry about that because it is social dancing and does not have to be judged. Bronze and Silver is social. Gold and you are going for competition.

 "I'll Remember You" by Don Ho

Social dance will be danced in the streets, in malls, school cafeterias, district parks and community centers. And how about night clubs? It will not be concentrated on dancing technique, the main thing will be to enjoy moving to your favorite music.  Most everyone is already aware of this, we just have to come out with it. And the big problem remains. Where we gonna dance? Dancing in Hawaii.