Monday, July 30, 2018

Wahiawa is jumping.

Aloha Everyone! From Maili Yagi
Monday Night Beginners Ballroom Dance Class STARTS A NEW CLASS SESSION!
July 30, 2018 7:30 pm until 9:30 pm.
Wahiawa Recreation Center Hale Hookipa Room
1139-A Kilani Ave. Wahiawa, Hi.


The dance instructors, Felipe Repollo and assistant, Carol Mendoza, will be teaching an American Rhumba routine to prepare each student for the WBDC's "A Christmas Masquerade Ball", to be held at Helemano Plantation Camp 808, on December 8, 2018. Each class will consist of a 2 hour long American Rhumba lesson. Having a partner is recommended. However, if you just want to come to just learn the dance steps, you are not obligated to perform or have a partner and you are still welcome to come and join this class!

Within the "Break Period", after the first hour of American Rhumba, Leland and Maile Yagi will be teaching a quick 15 minute "Basic Beginning Nightclub Two Step Lesson" . It is optional if you would like to participate or just watch and relax. This will take place every week in-between each American Rhumba Classes.

The 3rd week of Line Dance Class at Wahiawa Recreation Center's Hale Hookipa room is still going on every Wednesday Night from 7:30pm - 9:00 pm. There are still 3 more weeks to do and it is not difficult to learn at all so come! Cost for both class session: $10.00 per person per each class session x 6 weeks on each scheduled date. day and time. $5.00 per person for annual Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club membership, if you are not an active member. The membership is good for one calendar year.

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!

RESERVE SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2018, FOR WBDC'S A CHRISTMAS MASQUERADE BALL! RESERVE SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2019 (NEXT YEAR), FOR WBDC'S 50TH GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION DANCE!  IT IS GOING TO BE TWO VERY SPECIAL DANCES FOR YOU TO ENJOY TO THE FULLEST! DETAILS TBA!

Also, please prepare for this fun dance coming up on Friday, August 3, 2018! Here are the wonderful details! SEE YOU THERE!!!  Maile for WBDC


“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion
against injustice and lying and greed.


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Waianae

It is said the Waianae Coast has the most beautiful beaches and the sweetest mangoes. The area is rich in scenic beauty, Hawaiian culture and history. With its pristine ocean, world famous surfing contests, white sandy beaches, captivating mountain ranges and ancient heiaus, the Waianae Coast is sure to warm anybody's heart. The problem in Honolulu has been that it has been considered "too far." Waianae residents say, "Too far from where?"  This blog still trying to communicate to Waianae Coast living, which is living closer to the spirit of true Hawaiiana.

Hawaiian men don't dance, do they?

But it is irrevocably tied up with the rest of Oahu and things like the bus can sure mess up the works. For those on the Waianae Coast less buses has always meant very uncomfortable riding. If they had replaced all #40 buses with articulated buses and plenty of them to minimize standing, you would have heard few complaints.

"Maui Waltz by Loyal Garner

In spite of the Fat Cats, at present, you can take the #93 express in Makaha at 6:00 am and be at Honolulu Hale at 7:30 am. The Rail Disaster will never beat that in a million years. Downtown does not have a clue, they just want to make sure you work and buy everything from Downtown business. It's the bread, Fred.

"Fly Me To The Moon" by Jimmy Borges

There is plenty of room for low priced housing to get "residents" of the community, not long time visitors buying 10 million dollar homes. And with it, comes the building of a few business parks. Can you imagine getting home from work in 20 minutes? At present, with the Rail Catastrophe, many are figuring 14 hour work days. The Present Rail Party couldn't care less, they are making millions and millions of dollars daily on the "Gravy Train." This has also been referred to at Honolulu Hale, as "Easy Money." The original estimate went from 5 Billion to 7 to 9 and now at 12 Billion dollars. Will it go higher? You'd better believe it.



And of course, we need something else local, local, local on the Coast. A few good places for a happy hour. And there are many nice places now. Next the only distinguishing feature between a bar and a night club is the fact the a night club has a dance floor. Ten by Ten, Ha! but it is a dance floor, and it is a place that qualifies as a Night Club. So we will come inevitably to a few good Night Clubs along the Waianae Coast with good sized floors. Rome was not built in a day. Many lucky people will someday live in Paradise, and also work and play in Paradise.

“Social dancers, live your truth - express your love - share your enthusiasm.
Take action towards your dreams - walk your talk - dance and sing to your music.
Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.”

Friday, July 20, 2018

Down Shift.

There will be a general slow down on all the blogs because the videos in Facebook are doing so good. Perhaps videos is all our reader/dancers need. So we should stand back, let it evolve to what ever they want. We should know by next month. And of course there may be other clubs that can use a blog. Right now there may be something in Makaha and something in Haliewa. Any body need our help, let us know.

 “Social dancers know that there is only one of them in all time
 and their dance expression can be very unique" 


Salsa, Bachata and Merengue moving solid the Latin Night Clubs on Oahu. All are referred to as Salsa. To each his own. Salsa started as a Fad dance and zoomed like rocket in many countries of the world. Lately it has been getting crowded with Bachata, - and Merengue will always be there.  I like to dance Merengue, single. The step pattern is very solid and I don't lose my balance unless I turn. I can enjoy moving to the music and it is a movement needed by my hips to keep walking.

1990 "Because I Love You (The Postman Song)" by Stevie B



So right now we need people that may need us, and the Waianae Coast and the North Shore are waiting. Wai'anae is the main town on Oahu's leeward coast. This is where leeward residents used to stock up on food and other necessities. Wai'anae Mall has a drugstore, a bank and fast food eateries, food and clothing stores. Bars and evening night clubs. Wai'anae also has a post office, public library and high school. The just need another housing tract and a business park that would make living in paradise a fact.

"Life may be like a a camera, you focus on what's important to capture the good times.
You develop from the negative and if things don't work out, take another shot."

Monday, July 9, 2018

Demographics

No worry, it is just numbers. Oahu has almost one million people, and Honolulu has less than 40% of that total. That gives the rest of the island a little strength but not what it should have. I have found this out because Platinum Horseshoe blog is doing so well with so little to offer the reader/dancers. If there are 30 thousand dancers on Oahu, (no I didn't count them) then we should have 18000 dancers on the outskirts, more than half. They are over due to live, work and play in their own kuleanas. Kapolei as Second City is a good beginning, and then there has to be the Third City.


Traffic to and from Honolulu is without question "bad" and in Honolulu it is even worse. Everyone already knows that the Rail is one big Money disaster. And some have already become multi-millionaires in a short time. The name "Gravy Train" is very convenient as is also "Easy Money." The estimates have gone from the original 5 Billion dollars to over ten now. It is costing more than one million dollars per day. And who is getting the money? No body knows and nobody is going to find out either. The Present Rail Party has made sure of that. More electric cars are coming in. When you are stuck in a traffic jam. Your gas buggy is burning up the gas. In an electric, you just stopped running. Simple?


Meanwhile, we are trying to find a group ready to make a social dance club on the Waianae Coast. Now that I am beginning to know my demographics, I can see enough dancers on the Waianae Coast developing a good dance club with some very good people. Then there is the North Shore. Not only from the North Shore but also from the Northern part of the Central Valley and from the Northern part of the Windward Side. Can anybody see that? Of course I don't know if it will be night clubs or the social clubs first. Either way there will be dancing in West Oahu. And most of the social dancers in this century understand that the day of the Big Bands and the Big Ballrooms is over.

"There is a case for telling the truth; there is a case for avoiding the scandal; but there is no possible defense for the person who tells the scandal, but does not tell the truth."

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Photos

This blog is evolving though slowly but surely and like all our blogs we need feedback. And what is feedback? Hell, we don't know either.  Part of feedback is photos and for us they are continually hard to find. Everyone sends them to Photobucket, Facebook, Flicker, Picasa and not many senders know that the Micros receive over 100 million photos daily and available for the members of these Micros over the entire world to see. We just cover Oahu and the photos are for the benefit of our fellow dancers on this island. No one needs membership to see any of out blogs. Just tune in and you got it.


There are no rules in blog photos but there are guidelines and anyone still has the right to use whatever photo they damn well please. For our blogs two people are better than one. And anyone should be able to see the advantage of having two people in the same photo being better than just one. Three is better than two and four is better that three. However, 17 is not better than 16. The photographer makes the ultimate decision and it should stand. One other suggestion for blogging is if you can avoid the peas in a pod picture, which is not easy.

 1990 "Praying For Time" by George Michael


Kapolei - Second City is beginning to roll.

I cannot take photos with my camera, I have fumbleitis. However, I pass it around and hope each person can get three of four pictures of "their friends." I now make six picture collages to get bigger pictures, so that getting 13 or 20 pictures gives me enough to get the best in the collages. Passing the camera around gives us the advantage of getting a more diverse group in the blog instead of all being the close members of the one photographer. I like the advantage - for the photees, the blog, the reader/dancers, the club, everyone. This is social media, it should be a win-win situation.

“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”
~ Mark Twain

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Getting There

Some thing sneaked into the hits on this blog on the first day of the month and ran them way up from expectations. I suspect search engines So then we must wait a few days for it to even out. Whatever, we need the steady information and photo contributors to get in on any of the reader's favorite blog and for their favorite people. The hits will just naturally go up, different people, more hits. The blogs are pretty much alike for now, (only me) but with steady Contributors, each blog will establish its own separate and distinct personality.

“Social dancers seem to realize that dancing defeats negativity
by the creative expression of moving to music.”


The dancers in West Oahu are developing a very nice territory. Kapolei's Luibueno's is now having a Saturday night Salsa dance. The residents of the Waianae Coast and the Central Valley will be attending. Sounds pretty good for the the residents of West Oahu. The ones in town will make their own decisions according to the help of their Guest Authors. And at least, now I know much more of how this thing operates and I can work to get the first completely independent blog with several Guest Authors.


I look for a new Dancing place in Waikele or Waipio. Each one is over due. But what the dancers want is not always what they are going to get. Those are the rules. I am beginning to see it, and it may be coming by next year, In our blogs, for one person (not famous) it is still going to be tough going. So I am cutting back on all blogging just one level. It may not make too much difference but I will have a little more time.

There is a wonderful law of nature that the three things we most
crave in life - happiness, freedom and peace of mind - are always
attained by giving them to someone else."