Sunday, January 13, 2019

Smash Hit in Wahiawa

Went on Friday evening, the wonderful Handi Van taking me there and bringing me back home. So many nice people there having fun dancing to the excellent music laid down by DJ Leland Yagi. So many of the steady members willing to help out. Makes one feel good to see all that goodwill and friendly atmosphere.

 “At sunset, the blue sky paints itself with dark colors and
joyfully dances to the music of the evening breeze.”


Vocals: A musical selection with one or more people singing, along with the Harmony and the Melody. This, of course, is of no interest to beginners. This is appreciated by social dancers with some experience dancing for fun for then, they have their favorites. They are able to use the right side of the brain when dancing. May be a little ways down the road. Meanwhile, dance your own way, you are not breaking any laws.

"Fly Me To The Moon" by Jimmy Borges


"Blogging may be hard for one person when it becomes the grind required
to stay interesting and relevant. So the Guest Bloggers are a must."

"Rum And Coca-Cola" ... Andrews Sisters


The dances of the natives of Latin America put emphasis on the movement of the dancer’s body and not the feet. In the first century after the arrival of the first illegals, rumba tune was considered to be less significant than the intricate cross rhythms offered by a striking of bottles, spoons and pots. In the 20th century it included card board boxes. The music mixed very slowly with the European more than the African.

 

“Social dancers know that there are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true;
the other is to refuse to believe what is true.”

Thursday, January 10, 2019

And Introducing

This blog seems to be picking up hits very nicely, only they are not all legit hits. Over 50% are search engines and scam, spam robot hits. Well, it keeps the hit count up. But we need feedback from our fellow dancers. Any dance item and of course photos. We can share with our fellow reader/dancers and maybe get more hits.

“Social dancers may believe that dancing is the most basic and relevant of all
 forms of expression. Nothing else can so effectively give outward
form of moving to an inner experience of hearing music.


Woody Allen; "I went to my parents 65th Anniversary and they danced. They can’t dance.
But it had more feeling than two people who go to dancing schools for fifty years."

"The Tennessee Waltz" by Patti Page


Eventually we may have a going blog here. I won't really recognize it as such until it hits 33 average hits per day. (1000/month.) Flesh it out with news and photos from the reader/dancers and you have a blog. Then all I have to worry about is getting the Guest Authors to eventually take over the entire enchilada covering the Night Club circuit. By that time they will be known all over this island.


"We cannot hold a torch to light someone's way, without brightening up our own."


Monday, January 7, 2019

Starting Good

We shooting crap here, 7 - 11, today's date is the 7th and we look forward to the big party on the 11th. Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club. Meanwhile we have much to do. I am seeing more men use the alternative basic in Rumba. It looks like they start to dance International, but then they lead the lady into the cross body lead and the ladies are wonders at doing the follow so gracefully. Try it just for the sport, you don't do a "one" count with the right foot. You break wherever the accent is and most of the Rumba music in the US is accented on the one count. A simple rock step (quick, quick) and slow step and just go with the rhythm and dance American Style.

“Social dancers believe that our bodies are a sacred temple A place to dance and connect with people. We are not getting any younger, we might as well keep the body stronger.” 


Social dancing contributes to the build-up of muscle strength because the act of dancing forces a dancer’s muscles to resist against their own body weight. Dance will help you develop more muscle strength in your arms, legs and core as your learning continues. Endurance is the capability of your muscles to work harder and longer without succumbing to fatigue. Social dancing for fun and as exercise is particularly effective at building up your endurance. As you work on your dance steps, you are conditioning your muscles to perform these feats with less and less fatigue. And the added benefit is that you’ll look and feel stronger and toned.

"Stranger In Paradise" by Frank Sinatra


We are getting better at contact with possible dance groups that we can help. I just personally do not want to interfere. Anybody that wants some blogging, just invite me and I will make every effort to blog'em. Anyone that does not have a web site will be more than welcome. And if you have a Web site you should find out the difference with a Blog site. We do not offer an "instead of" your regular public relations. Blogging is usually an "addition to." I know I repeat myself but in blogging the reader/dancers are the ones that make the final rules and we try to be very current.

Political Parties
"However they may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled
men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves
the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have
 lifted them to unjust dominion." ~ George Washington


Thursday, January 3, 2019

Rolling

Just the beginning but the hits are coming in. However less than 40% are legit hits from our readers. More than 60% are from search engines, Twitter and Facebook and scam, spam robot hits. Anyway they keep the blog rolling. The entire blogosphere is starting off very well. It will come down because the outsiders are not interested in daily contact.

“Social dancing is a feeling, less like chemical intoxication than being drunk on life. Moving
to the music, they experienced absolute bliss - unadulterated and unconfined.”


There is quite a bit of activity on the neighbor islands, the Big Island, Maui and Kauai. Don't hear much about Lanai and Molokai and of course Honolulu is jumping. Yes, the rumors are there, a new dance club, a new dance studio and/or a new dance night club. Fred Astaire? If there is one let me know and I can go and blog'em. Unless they want to charge me, for then they are just looking for another customer.


The Salsa scene in Hawaii going strong in night clubs. On Oahu they are doing very well with Bachata and perhaps even surpassing the interest in Salsa. Being a Latin group, they also have Cha Cha Cha and Merengue. Like all the others once the music stops, it can be a pick up bar just like any other. Once the music starts a lot of men are looking to give lessons on both dance and lessons in something else. Most dancers pick up on the action, know what they want to do and have a terrific evening doing it.

 “Social dancers don't lie to themselves. The social dancers who lie to themselves come
to a point that they cannot distinguish the truth within them, or around them,
and so lose all respect for themselves and for others.” 

Monday, December 31, 2018

Happy New Year

Nice quiet day and my disabilities are not bothering too much. 7 PM and I am having my first Rum and Coke, looking forward to all the happy times in 2019, for the dancers, all of them.


"Here's a toast to the future, a toast to the past, and a toast to our friends, far and near. The past is a bright dream; may our friends remain faithful and clear. May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live! As we start the New Year, let's get down on our knees to thank God we're on our feet. Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better person." — Benjamin Franklin



“Auld Lang Syne” is the title and key phrase of a 1788 Scots poem by Robert Burns, typically sung on New Years Eve around the world. The phrase “auld lang syne” literally translates to “old long since,” and basically means, “days gone by.” The original, five-verse version of the poem essentially gets people singing, “lets drink to days gone by”—an appropriate toast for the New Year.

"Should old acquaintance be forgot and never brought mind ..."

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Christmas in California

Among Tokyo's bustling streets, there has been an underground collection of audiophile venues, sound-obsessed restaurants and clubs building for years. Following in the footsteps of that model, this year some new hi-fi bars have opened in Honolulu from some notable members of the city's music scene. More emphasis on the music this Christmas Season leads to more wishes of moving the body to this beautiful music. The North Shore is getting ready for it.

"Jingle Bells"

"From my family to yours, have a magical, marvelous, and Merry Christmas!"

Lynette, Ronald, Lia, David and Denise
This year more people seem to realize that Social Ballroom Dance can be a great work out. They can burn fat, lose weight and increase metabolism. Social dancing is a low-impact aerobic activity that can be fun and in just thirty minutes of dance, you can burn between 200-400 calories. That’s roughly the same amount as running or cycling! Burning an extra 300 calories a day can help you lose between ½-1 pound a week (and THAT can add up quickly)

"The First Noel"

My sister Bea in the center
In fact, a study in the Journal of Physiological Anthropology found that dance as exercise is just as effective for weight loss as cycling and jogging. Regular dance lessons along with your weekly dance party is also an excellent form of maintenance exercise, to stay healthy and toned once you’ve reached your goal weight. And since social dancing is so much fun on Oahu, you’re getting these benefits without feeling like you’re working out!

"O Little Town of Bethlehem"


Three most likely to evolve the "dance floor" in West Oahu are Just Tacos in Mililani, Cholo's Homestyle Mexican on the North Shore and Tacos and More on the Waianae Coast. All have had music and people like that. However we are talking dance and you need a "dance floor" A ten by ten is not a Dance Floor. Merry Christmas to everyone, we are going to have good year.

"Christmas can be many things or it may be a few, but all we wish
on this holiday is the best for you. ~ Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 21, 2018

Night Clubbing Oahu

We are getting a very good night club scene on Oahu. I haven't been able to get around much in the last two years due to my physical deficiencies, change of residence and not making the right connections. Most clubs have beautiful web sites but limited in direct contact. Any information that is Emailed to me may be posted. I may get many good enough to blog'em. After some research , I have tracked down some great dance floors that don’t require absurd lines or begging someone to shell out for bottle service.

Social dancers believe that they may defeat all negativity
by the Creative Expression of dancing.”


The theme (and crowd) at a few might change every night, but most have regular set ups with dependable dance floors. The younger crowd will go for the DJ music which usually more up to date. The dancing may be a symposium of middle school-level grinding and the music is non-stop. The more experienced dancers will go for the live bands which will usually have a playlist with a large portion of the "oldies but goodies." How about a beautiful Rumba?

"From Here To Eternity" by Englebert Humperdinck


And with some intermission time with opportunity to socialize with their fellow dancers, they may treat these clubs like a church - sacrilegious. And an average night can suddenly become unexpectedly great. A dancing night club on the Waianae Coast and one on the North Shore? And a ten by ten dance floor is not a dance floor. Most akamai owners already know and should make the proper adjustments that accept the fact that social dancers drink in a more mature manner. They will provide more chopstick snacks and even a Juice Bar. West Oahu?

“Every social dancer chooses how much truth they can stand.”