Monday, January 25, 2016

The Waianae Coast

There are many dancers on Oahu that are also patrons of the arts and thankfully many are with us. And they realize what they could be for, and don't have to be against anyone else. I am really thankful that many think we should classify all of us as dancers. Whatever additional adjectives we want to attach to that later will be our prerogative.

"Dancers can be standing right in front of the truth and not necessarily see it,
and most may only get it when they're ready to get it."

Waianae Coast has about 50,000 residents now, and taking the 4%, we have approximately 2000 potential dancers. And what do we mean by "potential" dancers? We mean the wannabees that think they would like it, the beginners who try and the beginners who take regular classes outside the area.

"I'll Remember You"
by Don Ho

Also included are the intermediates that dance regularly outside the area and the very few that are tried and true social dancers. But for sure there are enough to start a small dance club of people that want to dance for fun and in their kuleana.. None of this competition stuff. We have to have the people that have the contacts with Waianae District Park. There is no other way.

"Maka Hilahila" by Carol Kai

The best dance floor in the West exists at present at the Wahiawa District Park so there may be something brewing very soon. It can evolve into one of the best Ballroom Dance Clubs on the Island of Oahu.  Perhaps even having a few couples going into the competition type dancing.

"Here's to Life" by Jimmy Borges

They are very gradually coalescing in the area and with the best dance floor in the West they can't lose. As far as we know that floor has never been used for dancing. Same as many Oahu Hotels. They all build big, beautiful "Ballrooms" but only a very, very few permit dancing of any kind on them. It may be illegal on Oahu.

"Movement to music never lies. It is a barometer telling everyone,
the state of the soul's weather to all who can read it."