Friday, November 27, 2015

Solid Blog

The end of the year shows very well for the West. January should gives us some very good news. It is shaping up to be a different ballroom in the West. The sexes are pretty evenly divided up. And most are in pairs, partners of any kind. Not like in town where the ladies outnumber the men sometimes two to one.

"Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again,
this time more intelligently."

I am hard of hearing, the name could be different.
In town it has bred a different kind of man dancer, that evolved from the old time Beach Boys. Referred to in Waikiki as, "Cha Cha for Cash Creeps, Dally for Dough Daddies or the Play For Pay Partners. Quite common in the Philippines under a different name.

"Siboney" by
Placido Domingo

So it seems to be a more wholesome environment in the West with the idea of everyone moving to the music of their choice. Along with it the camaraderie and socializing that you can have at a party of friends. We have a different kind of dancer here and we don't need an acre of dance floor. We just need more places with good dance floors.

"La Distancia" by Luis Miguel


The Line Dancing has a much bigger proportion of men than town. So it seems very probable that more men in the West will be convinced that they can dance well, not just dance. And Line dancing can be fun which is the name of the game. We are going to see the best dancers on this Island develop and all for fun. They seem to be particularly adept at the Latin dances. Rumba, Cha Cha Cha, Mambo, Samba and specially the Tango, both American and the Filipino. It looks good for an amalgamation of the best of the two. And we have some terrific tango teachers out here.

"La Comparsita" by Julio Iglesias


I am waiting for the first Dance Night Club in Pearl City, the most densely populated area next to Waikiki. That will tell the tale if it is done right. No excuses about Ballroom Dancers not being drunks. We already know that. They are interested in dancing not in getting stoned. Now let's get on with the work at hand.

Pub's Note: What ever happened to the topless singing trio from Las Vegas? They were to perform in Pearl City and were billed as “The Swinging Six.”

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

This blog is getting pretty solid in hits compared with the other blogs. It has a good territory to cover. The left side of the Horseshoe comes down from Makaha to Kapolei. Kapolei and Kalealoa is the bottom and going up to the North Shore is the right side of the Horseshoe. The territory is developing into a good dance territory which will be including Night Clubs.

“Computers have enabled people to make more mistakes faster than almost any invention in history - with the possible exception of whiskey and hand guns”



The biggest problem is that not too many people are aware of the functions of Web sites and Blog sites. But dancers are not stupid, they can and are learning daily. They can address the Webmasters and the Blogmasters with the same question. What can you do for me.? And there is another factor to take into consideration. There are five times more Blog sites created every day than Web sites. Anyone care to differ with me?


We are all learning that it going to get worse with the Rail Debacle. Many of us believed it some time ago. Makaha residents fully realize now that at one time they could take the #93 bus at six in the morning and be at Honolulu Hale by 7:30. The Rail Disaster will never beat that in a million years and they will never see that again, ever, Rapid Transit? Big Joke Now!

Thanksgiving and I'm alright.
"I own a Bank full of faith and trust
I have a Mine of golden memories.
I have many Shares of Love, Hope and Charity
And I still have a million dreams for tomorrow."

Monday, November 16, 2015

WBDC

"What a person believes is not as important as how a person believes."

The invitation for Nov. 20, 2015. - AuntyMaile@aol.com



YOU ARE INVITED TO A WBDC THANKSGIVING DANCE!

WAHIAWA RECREATION CENTER
HALE HOOKIPA ROOM
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2015
7:30 P.M. – 9:50 P.M.
POTLUCK OR SMALL DONATION APPRECIATED.


ATTIRE COLORS: ORANGE, YELLOW, GREEN, BROWN.

WAHIAWA BALLROOM DANCE CLUB INVITES YOU TO BE THANKFUL WITH US FOR ALL THE FUN TIMES, OUR MANY FRIENDS, OUR DANCING LEGS, GOOD DANCE MUSIC BY DJ LELAND, AND GOOD EATS ALWAYS!



 "If the world seems cold to you, make the effort to kindle fires to warm it."

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Rumba?

There seems to be a greater number of dancers dancing the American Style Rumba on the Waianae Coast and all the way doiwn to Kapolei. But of course, the DJs in the West know the good music very well. And there is plenty of good danceable Rumba music around.

“We cannot undo anything we have already done, but we can face up to it. We can tell the truth, we can seek forgiveness - and then let God do the rest.”

Ten years ago World Music released CDs called Forbidden Cuban Music, and one of the series was the Rumba. The brilliant Cuban musicians featured did not know of or cared about Arthur Murray -- Fred Astaire or any Dance Council's concept of what a rumba is. They played the rumbas as the energetic son music of their ancestors.


 "The Meaning of Aloha (Aloha Oe)" by Loyal Garner

Some of the material in these CDs have been given critical acclaim. In some cases they have confused the world more. But it really has asked the world to take a second look at the music and their interpretations of the music. If dance is a physical expression of music, some review by Hawaii Rumba dancers is long overdue.


"Begin The Beguine"  by Artie Shaw

So if everyone uses the Rumba - Mambo - Salsa basic (known for centuries in the Caribbean) instead of either one of the other two schools of dancing, the rest of the step patterns remain the same. Solution is at hand for the American Style Rumba and that is new alternative method which is actually the old original basic.

"What did the ocean say to the beach? Nothing, it just waved."