Saturday, May 13, 2017

Line Dancing in West Oahu

by Franklin Yamasaki, Nanakuli

Sick to death of indoor cycling? Bored to tears with the Stair Climber? Or the walker looking at TV? Oh Boy! Try Line Dancing No need partner and you can find a beginner’s class fairly easy in West Oahu. Then in your own home, you can make your own fitness program with your own music. Some call it practice but you are just having fun and enjoying life. Line dancing out on the town you will meet new friends and of course there is the main feature of the whole thing, the joy of moving to your favorite music and among your friends.

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Most of us know that moving to music is not an unnatural function. You can see it any day of the week, some person, usually young, with a wire to their ear, finding themselves moving and then stopping when they think they may look crazy. They will be trying hard not to move but they know the body is calling. It has been there since the beginning of time or at least from the time music began. Nothing strange about it.

"Fly Me To The Moon" by Jimmy Borges

In line dancing your ear becomes accustomed to the same music that is danced in most social dance venues. You learn the rhythm and the timing of Smooth and Rhythm dances, you develop your own style of movement, that's it. You can let yourself go and move to this same music but in the prescribed social and accepted manner of partner dancing. What could be more natural than to gravitate slowly into Social Dancing for the fun of partner dancing?

"Morning Dew" by Bruddah Iz

Most of the basic moves in partner dancing have been there for a few centuries and you don't have to do any of them in too precise a manner. In social dancing  the differences in dancing can be appreciated. Adjudicators will not be there in an official capacity. And men: You will be overwhelmed with the ratio of women to men. But don't feel intimidated, the mix is very acceptable to most. And, you will meet some of the best ladies on this island. And of course, you can convince your buddies to join you in part of the good life.

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