Saturday, June 13, 2015

Moving Right Along

We don't have enough dance action in this part of Oahu yet, but it is coming because of the Rail Catastrophe. However there seems to be much interest in a new dance club from Ewa Beach to Honokai Hale. Ewa Beach has had many stop and go for 30 years, that I know of, and have all fizzled out. Why? Does anyone know?

"Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory
of a beginning and all fear of an end."

Anyway, my opinion is that it will be somewhere between Kaleloa Harbor and Kalealoa Airport. Perfect as anything, since that is a possible developing area for the first good nightclub  available to all the people in West Oahu. And that is coming too. It is going to take much longer to get merchandise from Honolulu to the West. Price of eggs, bread, milk going up now. The harbor and airport will be used more.

"Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho

We have some terrific teachers of dance in the West. so just take the rock step for instance. You are usually taught that the man can go forward (break) on the left foot, then rock back on the right foot - Rumba, Cha, Cha Cha, Beguine, Calypso, Montuno and at least 50 others in Latin America. The lady dances the complementary movement. Then the man can break on the right foot back and rock back on his left. The lady dances the complementary movement. This is also used as an alternative basic in the American style Rumba.

"Beyond The Reef" by Melveen Leed

Then there is the side step. The man breaks to the left with his left foot and rocks back on his right foot. And then breaks to the right on his right foot and rocks back on his left. The lady dances in mirror fashion. The left turn follows, and then the right turn. All very basic and very useful to learn in any dance.

"Maui Waltz" by Loyal Garner

So there is more interest in dancing in the West and to do anything to avoid going to town in the Freeway mess that is due to get worse when the Rail Disaster is in. We must find more Public access to dancing anywhere in the West. And one of these days, someone will discover the best dance floor on the coast at the Waianae District Park. Just beautiful.