Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Things Change

At one time Dancing Nights was headed for the top three. Then most of us know what happened, little night club dancing news from anyone. Now at the bottom of the pile in hits. Of course, I must tell everyone that over 60% of the hits on Extrava Danza and Ritmo Mestizo are scam, spam robot hits. They are not doing that much for us. All of you will learn to read the hit counters.

"In truth, the real opportunities for building good buzz through blogging have
only just begun. We simply have to look and see where things have
been and be able to see where things are going to be."


So just a couple of dancers that are willing to share a few items with our reader/dancers will enable Dancing Nights to get back in and and be noticed on Oahu. The only thing we insist on, is that no one should have a "commitment" to the blogs. You may have a commitment with your readers, but that is between you and them. None of you have to do anything, with the blogs. We offer a platform and you can use it whenever you like. Easy? It will take time and most dancers on Oahu will learn what to do. We should avoid pressure on anyone.

"Fly Me To The Moon" by Jimmy Borges

On Oahu a nightclub is an entertainment venue that usually operates late into the night. A nightclub is generally distinguished from bars, pubs or taverns by the inclusion of a "dance floor" and a DJ booth, where a DJ plays recorded music. The busiest nights for nightclubs on Oahu are Friday and Saturday nights.  The music in nightclubs is either live bands, which is preferred by some, or more commonly, a mix of songs played by a DJ through a powerful PA system. Most clubs or club nights cater to certain music genres so that a Latin Music and Dance venue will emerge on Oahu shortly.

"Beautiful Kauai" by Don Ho

Dancing has always been a social and fun way to bring people together as well as create beautiful displays of movement to music. Today, on Oahu, we continue the dance craze, even if it may no longer be called ballroom. More then ever, we bring it to new levels like history has never seen before. Fads may creep into nightclubbing a little, but not in our steady kine social dancing.

Who was that dancer who said,
 "Wine improves with age and the older I get, the better I like it.”
 
 

Friday, December 2, 2016

Daytime Dancing?

In the United States and Canada, the American Style of ballroom dance exists. The dance technique used for both International and American styles is similar, but International Ballroom allows only closed dance positions, and was completely and uniquely constructed by the British in England. Whereas American Smooth allows closed, open and separated dance movements which allow the melding into the Social Dance style. In addition, different sets of dance figures are usually taught for the two styles. International Latin and American Rhythm have different styling, and have different dance figures in their respective syllabi.

"Dancers know that sometimes we cannot start the next chapter in our lives,
if we keep on re-reading the last one."


In the modern era we have danced only in the evening because we were all working and it was mostly the daytime shift. But in this century, specially on Oahu, we are discovering a different kind of dancer, one that can and does dance in the daytime. And who are these people? Most of the fans are the retired but they are reinforced by many that can take the time off to enjoy a little moving to their favorite music. It is Social, so we sure need a place in West Oahu for this kind of dancing. We can eliminate the kids, no hu hu.


With new dances or folk dances being added to or removed from the social ballroom repertoire from time to time, we have no list of subcategories or dances that are any more than a description of current practices. There are other dances historically accepted as ballroom dances but Social Dancers seem to prefer no more that one half dozen different dances to enjoy in any dance session, day or night.

At a current night club: This young guy told the girl that those were
fantastic moves she had been making in the dance. She replied,
"Who's dancing? Where's the restroom?"

Monday, November 28, 2016

Men Dancing On Oahu

By Penelope Cruz, Aiea

It has been found that young women rated young male dancers higher when they performed large, variable movements of their head, neck, and torso. Male dancers were also considered "good" dancers if they displayed fast bending and twisting of the right knee. They have used motion-capture technology to record different males dancing in different ways. To avoid bias, when the females were asked to identify which dancers showed strong dancing ability, they only saw plain grey avatars.

"Most dancers know that honesty is an expensive gift.
So don't expect it from cheap people."


In humans, dance is a set of intentional, rhythmic, culturally influenced, non-verbal body movements that have been considered to be an important aspect of sexuality and courtship attraction. Dancing ability, particularly that of men, may serve as a signal of male mate quality in terms of physical strength, prenatal androgenization and symmetry, and thus affect women's perceptions of men's attractiveness.

"Little Things Mean A Lot" by Kitty Kallen


Case in point: Patrick Swayze in "Dirty Dancing." Of course, there's absolutely no guarantee that a guy swinging his head around and twisting his right knee will make him more attractive, but the rhythmic use of these types of moves could help a young guy with two left feet seem much more skilled. So guys, if you plan on cutting up a rug this weekend, consider adding a few of these moves into your repertoire.


And the best place to learn and develop these moves is in line dancing. You don't have to worry about a partner and you can develop your moves according to the way you feel the music. And we all know they need more men in Line dancing. So git wid it. And by the way, what is the difference in the over forty, more experienced dancers that are dancing in a different way?

"Social Dancers know that we do not have to dance better than anyone else.
We just try to dance a little better today than we did yesterday." 

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Alert All Readers

We just got a whole slew of scam spam robot hits from all over the world. In Platinum Horseshoe they are coming mainy from Poland and Bosnia. I am still not sure what they are getting from us, but I think they have made a mistake if they think I am going to look them up. So Platinum Horseshoe is now averaging over 133 average hits per day. That is 4000 hits per month. So don't be fooled with the stats on our blogs.

Now we know for sure, "Politics is too serious a matter to be left to Politicians."

Dear Lord:
So far today, I am doing alright. I have not gossiped, lost my temper, been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish or self-indulgent. I have not whined, complained, cursed, or eaten any chocolate and I have charged nothing on my Credit Card.
But I will be getting out of bed in a minute and I think I will really need your help then.

"I Believe" by Frankie Laine


I keep receiving news about possibles in Night Club dancing in Waianae and Ewa Beach. But not enough so that I can go and see for myself. Plenty of news on the building in progress in the Kapolei shopping area but nothing on the developing of a social night life and most places roll up the streets by nine. But it has always been that way in the West. And the West will come into its own but perhaps not in my time. The Present Rail Party is doing every thing it can to slow down Second City. Million and Millions of dollars in profits in the Gravy Train.

A neutron walks into a Pearl City bar and orders a drink. When the neutron gets
his drink, he asks, "Bartender, how much do I owe you?" The bartender replies,
"For you, neutron, no charge."


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Going Out?

Whether by yourself or with someone. When it comes to preparing your stomach for a little imbibing in the evening, carbs are your best friend. And when it comes to carbs, there is no dish that goes down easier than a simple plate of pasta. If you’re prone to acid reflux or heart burn, avoid too much tomato sauces in favor of one that is cream-based. A classic carbonara is a great option as the egg and cheese fortify along with the noodles.

Dancers know that, "When people cut you down or talk behind your back,
they took time out of their pathetic lives to think about you."


"Fly Me To The Moon" by Jimmy Borges

Of course, we also have heard advice on eating "while" you drink and dance. That requires some small pupus that can be eaten with chopsticks,.  Would be dandy. Gradually we are going to incorporate dining, dancing and nightclubbing into one big social environment. We just gotta avoid the Rail Catastrophe as much as we can. Though we cannot avoid the cost of the Rail Mess and that means all the islands have to pay too.

"Wine can be a passion. it's family and friends. It's warmth of heart
and generosity of spirit. Wine is art. It is culture. It is the essence
of civilization and the heart of living."

Friday, November 18, 2016

The Best NIght Club

Well we finally have the best night club on the Island of Oahu. And they give the dancers all they can give. Of course, they do have a strict dress code and it makes for a nice looking dance group wherever it is done.

(MEN) Collared shirts, long dress pants, dress shoes.
(WOMEN) Fashionable attire, heels.

Sorry, no baseball hats, tank tops, shorts, logo tees, slippers, baggy clothing, athletic wear, athletic sneakers or skate shoes will be allowed into the venue. All the clubs thank the dancers for their understanding and "we" hope the clubs will be more forthcoming with dance news to share with our readers.

"The essence of philosophy is that a person should so live that their happiness
shall depend as little as possible on external things."


Many dancers are moving more into the night club circuit, if only because so few rules on how we dance. If you talk to enough people at any club you're bound to run into some who share the same reasons as you. There are several positive benefits - socializing, letting loose, blowing off steam, listening and dancing to music you enjoy, and potentially finding temporary and perhaps permanent hookups. Of course, none of the clubs tell us anything.


The good thing about music in night clubs is that many are understanding the value of the "Oldies But Goodies. The classics that have sounded good from many years back. That have some connection to our own private lives, that can remind us of joy/or sadness. It is a emotional kick only recently being understood. Easier to find in Live Music. The DJs are very up to date with the latest hits. There are so many opinions on music, we would be interested in what you have to say. Dis da place.

"Life may be like a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polishes us up depends
- on us."

Monday, November 14, 2016

What Snew?

This blog is in a plateau like most of the others. Blogging is still not for anyone so it will take time for it all to rub in. The Two Centers remain the most important ingredient in these beginning stages. Their contributions in information are very important and not SOS and so are naturally very interesting to any of our future readers. Think of information from just one more dance location.

"All dancers can be the architects of their own fate."


Of course, as they become accustomed to seeing their prose in print, the Two Centers may want to go one step farther and be Guest Authors and do it all themselves. They would have a blog of their own within the blog, with ready made readers. They could open, write, save, publish and close their blogs without saying "boo" to anyone. With three or four Guest Authors, this blog would no doubt go to numbah One in hits and be ready for "Independence."

"I'll Remember You" by Don Ho


At any rate these blogs are evolving into the berries and they have something that I feel we must cover in future blog write ups. The different reader classes, which the new "to be seen" divisions in the last couple of decades have made into a new ballgame. The music that most dancers have enjoyed for so long has been relegated to a lessor importance.

"Stranger In Paradise" by Tony Bennett


The importance in dancing for this "upper echelon," has been in how it looks, it is to be seen, and everything else is minor. And they are right for their kind of dancing. It has influenced much of the younger groups in the fad dances. With the Cultural Social Dancer, music is tied to dancing and must be of prime importance. In social dancing, it is a Big, Big Difference.

"Rome was not built in a day."