Wednesday, February 7, 2018

West Oahu Dancing

By Franklin Chin, Pupukea

Not very much difference, after all we live on the same island. However, there is slight distinction between Honolulu and West Oahu which consists roughly of Kapolei, the Waianae Coast and the North Shore. It may be centralizing in the Central Valley which is pretty natural. Geographically it is central to the rest of them. And we already have Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club for social dancing and we have Dot's In Wahiawa and Just Tacos in Milani for a night club environment. And Waipio? I know they are thinking about it. Waikele will not be far behind.

“Social dancers believe that dance is their style, dance is their fashion
and dance is their happiness.”


The residents of West Oahu are finding it easier to enjoy dancing, take lessons to get better at it, and have the confidence to use it in public.  This resolution is about taking that final leap and throwing caution to the winds and embracing any chance to dance. This is completely normal.  There are accomplished singers who still fear Karaoke, golfers that are still nervous teeing off in front of others, and dance students who may still sit on the sidelines when the dance floor is empty.

 "Living Without You" by Nohelani Cypriano


Consider this, single male dance students have one huge additional challenge in dance venues - finding a partner. For you, it's not an issue. There is strength in numbers, and taking the leap out onto a dance floor could be the beginning of seeing your dance classes in a whole new light. Dancing, yes but being more in social environment. Okay, maybe this sounds a bit dramatic, but commit yourself to trying a few dances that you've never done. The fact is, you won't die in the process, and you may actually enjoy it.

“Social dancers believe that truth is a beautiful and terrible thing,
and should therefore be treated with great caution.”

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