Saturday, May 12, 2018

The Central Valley

By Jake Miller, Waipio

Looking good where I live in the Central Valley and the most solid group of social dancers seems to be Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club. I am tied up in the evenings but I hear good things. That same group does attend some of the new Night Clubs in the area specially those that have the right music. Dot's in Wahiawa and Just Tacos in Mililani are good bets. Many social dancers in the area still attend dance in town. The Central Valley with about ten Community Centers is just waiting for some dance organization to make contact. And if they don't have a Web site I am sure this blog can give them some help.

"Social dancers can break patterns of pessimistic thinking. They can find it joyful
to dance and bring pleasure into their lives deliberately.”

How about a another dance venue in Waipio? Wow! that would really do something for the entire Valley.We do know that the Rail Disaster is going to cancel the Dance Pavilion at the Patsy Mink Recreation Park. But there is nothing we can do. We cannot do what one person tells us to do, but we can certainly hear what many of you say and then we "must" move accordingly. It should be all right for those that the would rather not bother with a blog site. As long as everyone understands that it is their decision.

"Morning Dew" by Melveen Leed

Meanwhile, in the Central Valley, in spite of the prices going up, because of the Rail Catastrophe, many seem to be focusing on having something close to home. In this case it covers Waikele, Waipio and all the way to the North Shore. There seems to be a lot of dancers in this territory. The two night spots do good, but they have Web sites and believe that's enough. The new night spot without a Web site may find that we can help and it will do very well. The Rail Crisis will cancel the Dance Pavilion at the Patsy Mink Recreation Park, but "We Will Survive."

 “Every kind of language is... a specialized form of bodily gesture, and in this
sense it may be said that dance is the mother of all languages...
an original language of total bodily gesture."