Saturday, April 4, 2015

The Dance Floor

Let us face it, that we are going to need a lot more dance floors in West Oahu than we have available now. They have tried for years to have some kind of dance club mainly in Ewa Beach but they all fizzled out. They never got much help from their "political leaders."

“The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running
up and down the field and never scoring.” 

So there has been no "great" need up till now. The Rail Disaster has made it imperative to avoid going to Honolulu. We can learn to live, work and play in our own kuleana. And let Honolulu wallow in their own messes. Kapolei will be Second City in spite of the Present Rail Party. There will be plenty of exchanges between Kapolei and the Waianae Coast and also between Kapolei and the Central Valley leading all the way up to the North Shore. Hey, this is West Oahu and everyone knows we never needed the Rail Catastrophe.

This sounds like real fun in West Oahu, and fortunately with
one of the oldest dance organizations in Hawaii.

Dance Flooring - Not Da Reel Teeng?
Hard Wood flooring costs lotsa money. Laminate boards are a lot cheaper.  Laminate planks are usually installed over a moisture barrier, which does double-duty by leveling any uneven areas of the floor. The planks snap together, and do not require glue or nails. The type of traffic a floor will be subjected to is a main factor to consider when choosing a flooring material. Durability is laminate flooring's biggest asset. Because of the high-density backing board,

"Wheel Of Fortune" by Kay Starr

Laminates are resistant to gouges and punctures. Stains and scuffs have a hard time penetrating the high-pressure laminate coating. Sliding chairs and dropped pots and pans that will quickly add “character” to wood floors have little affect on laminates. The West has possibilities?

Many community centers on the Mainland have had good dance floors installed by the local dance club. The easiest method has been to borrow, in increments of $100, from the members, and perhaps even a small loan from the bank. After the floor is built it only takes a couple of fund raising dances to pay back the bank and the club members that loaned the money. Of course we have also heard of some community centers that have then raised the rental rates. After all, now they offer is a good dance floor. Sounds chintzy to me.