Thursday, February 13, 2020

Week Ending Saturday, February 22nd.

Most social dancers are somewhat introverted, they prefer not to be exhibition dancers. They like dance music and hanging out with nice friends, because contrary to a popular misconception, being introverted doesn't mean you're a social turkey. It actually just means that you can get your energy mainly from within yourself, rather than much externally from other people. So whereas an extrovert will get their kicks out of talking to strangers in a bar, we can get ours from what psychologists call "solitary pursuits". Like, say, writing an essay about night clubbing while listening to Salsa on our computer speakers.

"Perfidia" by Glenn Miller


Having a few drinks and talking story in a Night Club on Oahu in a table with few friends can be beautiful. You can listen to the good music and have a few dances. Two or three hours and you will feel mentally refreshed having looked at the world through alcohol tinted glasses. You sometimes have a bite to eat somewhere on the way home to extend the pleasant experience.

Wots Doin'?
Week Ending Saturday, February 15th.

Sunday, February 9th.

Drop-in Sunday Tango at Paradise Tango

Salsaloha at Haus Super Club
Free Salsa Lesson, Free Drink w/cover

Monday, February 10th.

Dragon Upstairs, 7-11 PM Noche Latina, -
DJ Fresco Spinning. No Cover.

Whiskey Dix, country dancing in Aiea, Nice Drinks,

"Morning Dew" by Melveen Leed

Tuesday, February 11th.

Bachata Lovers, every Tuesday
Aloha Dancesport Center

Buhu Cantina, Waikiki,
Agua Dulce playing, Salsa, Bachata


Wednesday, February 12th.

Son Caribe Shore Fyre,
Dinner, Drinks and Dancing

Whiskey Dix, Country dancing in Aiea
Nice drinks, plenty room and Free line dance lessons

Thursday, February 13th.

Salsamor Latin Dancing
The District Nightclub

"Morning Dew" by Melveen Leed

Friday, February 14th.

Sweet Leilani Club on the North Shore.
Social dancing for the over 30

Waikiki Yacht Club, No cover
Agua Dulce Salsa Band


Saturday, February 15th.

Paradise Tango Argentino
Wine and Tango - Downtown New Location

Latin - Flava, Every Saturday
Cover: $10, free before 10 pm.
International Market Place, 3rd Floor.

"Social dancers agree that money never made anyone really happy, nor will it. The more people have, the more they want. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one."

Friday, February 7, 2020

Week Ending Saturday, February 15th.

Demonstration: An explanation by example to show a particular pattern or style of dance. Very effective by those that are not very good teachers but have a history of being good dancers. 
Disco: Evolved from Latin Challenge position in dancing in the US. The young dancers separated and stayed that way doing their own thing. At the time Records were used in Night Clubs and Disco means Record in Spanish. It has since gone into the fads lost and no longer considered as part of our recreational partner dancing. 
Discography: The systematic study and cataloguing of phonograph records, albums, Cassettes and/or CDs. Ranges from the small collector to the Big Time DJs.

"Pearly Shells" by Don Ho


Look our dance blogs over slowly. You may want to get your two cents in too. We are not clones and each opinion is valuable just on its difference. Of course, we are not looking for fights. Email it in and I will post to the next available blog.

"Social dancers, are you looking for motivation and inspiration? With so many
great minds in our social dance scene, look for it. It may be in our blogs."

Wots Doin'?
Week Ending Saturday, February 15th.

Sunday, February 9th.

Drop-in Sunday Tango at Paradise Tango

Salsaloha at Haus Super Club
Free Salsa Lesson, Free Drink w/cover


Monday, February 10th.

Dragon Upstairs, 7-11 PM Noche Latina, -
DJ Fresco Spinning. No Cover.

Whiskey Dix, country dancing in Aiea, Nice Drinks,

"Fly Me To The Moon" by Jimmy Borges

Tuesday, February 11th.

Buhu Cantina, Waikiki, Agua Dulce playing, Salsa, Bachata


Wednesday, February 12th.

Son Caribe Shore Fyre,
Dinner, Drinks and Dancing

Whiskey Dix, Country dancing in Aiea

Nice drinks, plenty room and Free line dance lessons

Thursday, February 13th.

Salsamor Latin Dancing

"Morning Dew" by Melveen Leed

Friday, February 14th.

Sweet Leilani Club on the North Shore.

Social dancing for the over 30

Waikiki Yacht Club, No cover

Agua Dulce Salsa Band


Saturday, February 15th.

Paradise Tango Argentino
Wine and Tango - Downtown New Location


Latin - Flava, Every Saturday
Cover: $10, free before 10 pm.
International Market Place, 3rd Floor.

"Social dancers know that you cannot tailor-make the situations in life but
you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations."    

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Week Ending Saturday, February 8th.

What are the basic steps of cha cha cha? For those that are not social dancers. Get Music, Shoes, and a Partner - Dance Position - Break Step (Counts Two-and-Three) - Cha-Cha-Cha (Counts Four-and-One) - Another Break Step (Counts Two-and-Three) - Another Cha-Cha-Cha (Counts Four-and-One) - Technique. For most of us, we just get out there and move to that music and we got it.

"Tiny Bubbles" by Don  Ho 


Wots Doin'?
Week Ending Saturday, February 8th.

Sunday, February 2nd.
Drop-in Sunday Tango at Paradise Tango

Salsaloha at Haus Super Club
Free Salsa Lesson, Free Drink w/cover

Monday,  February 3rd.
Dragon Upstairs, 7-11 PM Noche Latina, -
DJ Fresco Spinning. No Cover.

Whiskey Dix, country dancing in Aiea, Nice Drinks,

"Social dancers may learn to regard the souls around us
as parts of some grand instrument."


Tuesday, February 4th.
Buhu Cantina, Waikiki, Agua Dulce playing, Salsa, Bachata

Wednesday, February 5th.
Son Caribe Shore Fyre,
Dinner, Drinks and Dancing

Whiskey Dix, Country dancing in Aiea

Nice drinks, plenty room and Free line dance lessons

Thursday, February 6th.
Salsamor Latin Dancing

"Molokai Woman" by Willie K

Friday, January 31st.
Sweet Leilani Club on the North Shore.
Social dancing for the over 30

"Crazy" by Melveen Leed

Waikiki Yacht Club, No cover
Agua Dulce Salsa Band
"Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means
that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections."

 

Saturday, February 1st.
Paradise Tango Argentino
Wine and Tango - Downtown New Location

Latin - Flava, Every Saturday
Cover: $10, free before 10 pm.
International Market Place, 3rd Floor.

"I Will Dance For You" by Willie K

One of the beautiful things about social dancing is that it is without a focus on tricks and choreography. We can often observe more authentic dancing and styling. This can help grow dancers, both by observation of experts doing basic moves and by having large blocks of time to practice with lots of different partners. Are we having any fun?



Thursday, January 23, 2020

Week Ending Saturday, February 1st.

Rumba introduced the US in 1920. One hundred years ago and the distinctive hip movement, called Cuban Motion, is still a very important element of the Rumba. These hip movements and characteristic sways of the Rumba are made not so much by intentionally moving the hips. They are generated by the bending and straightening of the knees. The intensity of the Rumba is increased by sharp eye contact that is maintained between the man and the woman. The stillness of the upper body, while adding dramatic intensity, also emphasizes the strong, sensuous leg and foot movements. Throughout the world. dancers have accepted it easily.

"Sweet Someone" by Don Ho.


Wots Doin'?
Week Ending Saturday, February 1st.

Sunday, January 26th.
Drop-in Sunday Tango at Paradise Tango

Salsaloha at Haus Super Club
Free Salsa Lesson, Free Drink w/cover

"Night And Day" by Jimmy Borges

Monday, January 27th.
Dragon Upstairs, 7-11 PM Noche Latina, -
DJ Fresco Spinning. No Cover.

Whiskey Dix, country dancing in Aiea, Nice Drinks,

"A night club dance critic is a person who leaves no turn unstoned.”

Tuesday, January 28th.
Buhu Cantina, Waikiki, Agua Dulce playing, Salsa, Bachata

Wednesday, January 29th.
Son Caribe Shore Fyre,
Dinner, Drinks and Dancing

Whiskey Dix, Country dancing in Aiea



Nice drinks, plenty room and Free line dance lessons

Thursday, January 30th.
Salsamor Latin Dancing

"The Music of Hawaii" by Melveen Leed

Friday, January 31st.
Sweet Leilani Club on the North Shore.
Social dancing for the over 30

Waikiki Yacht Club, No cover
Agua Dulce Salsa Band

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment
before starting to improve the world."

Saturday, February 1st.
Paradise Tango Argentino
Wine and Tango - Downtown New Location

Latin - Flava, Every Saturday
Cover: $10, free before 10 pm.
International Market Place, 3rd Floor.

"I Will Dance For You" by Willie K

One of the beautiful things about social dancing is that it is without a focus on tricks and choreography. We can often observe more authentic dancing and styling. This can help grow dancers, both by observation of experts doing basic moves and by having large blocks of time to practice with lots of different partners. Are we having any fun?

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Week Ending Saturday, January 25th.

Oahu is a place of many pleasures. Plenty of stuff to stimulate the mind and offer fascinating knowledge of the immediate world around us. There are plenty of restaurants so eating out is almost a religion in this food-crazed island. And the temperate climate and natural beauty of the area out here in the middle of the Pacific offers year-round hiking and exploring. Whether you prefer to be inside or out, there's no end to activities on Oahu. But few pursuits tap into all the senses like dancing. Giving yourself over to the rhythms, the lights, and the energy is a total release. When you want that feeling, you will find some of the best dance locations in Hawaii. Top DJs get things moving, and we have some terrific Social Dance Clubs, Dance Studios and Night Clubs to ensure that there's plenty to see along the way.


Wots Doin'?
Week Ending Saturday, January 25th.

Sunday, January 19th.
Drop-in Sunday Tango at Paradise Tango

"Molokai Waltz" by Amy Hanaialii

Monday, January 20th.
Dragon Upstairs, 7-11 PM Noche Latina, -
DJ Fresco Spinning. No Cover.

Whiskey Dix, country dancing in Aiea, Nice Drinks,


Tuesday, January 21st.
Buhu Cantina, Waikiki, Agua Dulce playing, Salsa, Bachata

Wednesday, January 22nd.
Son Caribe Shore Fyre,
Dinner, Drinks and Dancing


Whiskey Dix, Country dancing in Aiea,
Nice drinks, plenty room and Free line dance lessons

Thursday, January 23rd.
Salsamor Latin Dancing E

"Adoro" por Graciala Susana

Friday, January 24th.
Sweet Leilani Club on the North Shore.
Social dancing for the over 30

Waikiki Yacht Club, No cover
Agua Dulce Salsa Band

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery but today is a gift,
which is why we call it the present.”

Saturday, January 25th.
Paradise Tango Argentino
Wine and Tango - Downtown New Location

Latin - Flava, Every Saturday
Cover: $10, free before 10 pm.
International Market Place, 3rd Floor.

 

One of the beautiful things about social dancing is that it is without a focus on tricks and choreography. We can often observe more authentic dancing and styling. This can help grow dancers, both by observation of experts doing basic moves and by having large blocks of time to practice with lots of different partners. Are we having any fun?

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Week Ending Saturday, January 18th.

Well finally got the good info from Aunty Maile: Happy New Year WBDC Members
and Friends! Just a few updates to let you know that the first dance of
2020 for WBDC is happening. THIS FRIDAY AT 7:30 PM!

Wots Doin'?
Week Ending Saturday, January 18th.

Sunday, January 12th.
Drop-in Sunday Tango at Paradise Tango

"Fly Me To The Moon" by Jimmy Borges

Monday, January 13th.
Dragon Upstairs, 7-11 PM Noche Latina, -
DJ Fresco Spinning. No Cover.

Whiskey Dix, country dancing in Aiea, Nice Drinks,


Tuesday, January 14th
Buhu Cantina, Waikiki, Agua Dulce playing, Salsa, Bachata

Wednesday, January 15th..
Lava Rock, Ladies Night, DJ Rafael
Shore Fyre, Dinner, Drinks and Dancing

Whiskey Dix, Country dancing in Aiea,
Nice drinks, plenty room and Free line dance lessons

Thursday, January 16th.
Salsamor Latin Dancing Every Thursday night.
Now at District Nightclub!

"Morning Dew" by Melveen Leed

Friday, January 17th.
Sweet Leilani Club on the North Shore.
Social dancing for the over 30

Waikiki Yacht Club, No cover
Agua Dulce Salsa Band


Saturday, January 18th.
Paradise Tango Argentino
Wine and Tango - Downtown New Location

Latin - Flava, Every Saturday
Cover: $10, free before 10 pm.
International Market Place, 3rd Floor.

We don't really know but does anyone know? They want you to choose a studio with a professional “floating floor”. A floating floor is a dance floor that rests on a system of high-density foam, to absorb the shock of jumping. A high-density foam base is supposed to be superior to a “sprung” floor, which usually consists of a wood structure built on the regular floor. Dance is a very physical activity which may require a lot of jumping, which can put stress on bones and joints. Most dance footwear does not provide any cushioning or support, so the shock of dance movement can place a lot of pressure on the knees and back of a dancer. Hell, I used to dance on sidewalks when I was young.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Week Ending Saturday, January 11th.

We are just at the beginning of the year and the only change so far has been in the drop in hits on all our blogs. The holiday season of course, but also the fact that we lost most of the feedback from our reader/dancers. Most of it went to other blog sites, web sites and emails as a Happy New Year, so we cannot really blame anyone. I expect it to improve. Everyone's opinion is valuable to the rest of us. We can continue to forgive all those who have not been so nice and be open to new relationships. No one can go back in time to change what has happened, so we work on our present to perhaps make ourselves a nice future. May we reach our destination and may our journey be wonderful. We can still wish everyone a Happy New Year.

"Here Comes the Sun" by The Beatles

One of the most recognizable songs about new beginnings we know of. You cannot actually feel bad when listening to this Beatles classic? George Harrison is the angel on this 1969 favorite. It's as if you can actually see his acoustic guitar clear the sky of clouds and dry the rain. Whatever your rhyme or reason for starting again, if you put this on, you're going to be okay.


Wots Doin'?
Week Ending Saturday, January 11th.

Sunday, January 5th.
Drop-in Sunday Tango

"Maui Waltz" by Loyal Garner

Monday, January 6th.
Dragon Upstairs, 7-11 PM


Noche Latina, - DJ Fresco Spinning. No Cover.

Whiskey Dix, country dancing in Aiea, Nice Drinks,

"Sweet Someone" by Don Ho

Tuesday, January 7th
Buhu Cantina, Waikiki, Agua Dulce playing, Salsa, Bachata

Wednesday, January 8th..
Lava Rock, Ladies Night, DJ Rafael

Shore Fyre,
Dinner, Drinks and Dancing

Whiskey Dix, country dancing in Aiea,
Nice drinks, plenty room and Free line dance lessons


"Walk Through Paradise" by Melveen Leed

Thursday, January 9th.
Salsamor Latin Dancing Every Thursday night.
Now at District Nightclub!

**Friday, January 10th.

Sweet Leilani Club on the North Shore.
Social dancing for the over 30

Waikiki Yacht Club, No cover
Agua Dulce Salsa Band

“This above all: to thine own self be true.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

Saturday, January 11th.
Paradise Tango Argentino
Wine and Tango - Downtown New Location

Latin - Flava, Every Saturday
Cover: $10, free before 10 pm.
International Market Place, 3rd Floor.