Wednesday, January 18, 2017

WBDC Shindig

Received from Aunty Maile and first posted to the Platinum Horseshoe blog. I thought it would be nice to post it to a downtown blog. With good blogging this club is getting to be well known even in the neighbor islands. They have a good crowd and they are getting more, naturally. Along with their sister club, Aiea Ballroom Dance Association.

"Volare" by Domenico Modugno

It has been noted that there is structure to partner dancing as it is learned in American and International styles of ballroom dancing. Social dancers on Oahu are beginning to realize that Social dancing is not a sport or a science rather it is an art form. The people in West Oahu seem to know this very well. I am sure many of you have read it before "the dance floor is your canvas, your feet the brush and the dance is your painting."

"Yes, dancers know that not everything that counts can be counted
and not everything that can be counted counts."

Saturday, January 14, 2017


The stats from Blogger are not that good, but they are good enough to use for making some decisions. In the past I have automatically deleted a blog that could not get into double digit average per day hits. Now I am watching my low ones, floundering around 20 average hits per day and not going up fast enough. I may have to delete one of them, and the decision will be made by the reader/dancers by the end of this month.

"Excellence is not a destination -
it is a continuous journey that never ends."

Received from No Ka Oi
In the East, I deleted, Oahu East blog and renamed Makapu'u Point to The Eastside blog and was moving nicely but it was also eventually deleted. Since I live in West Oahu and am limited physically, I thought to concentrate on West Oahu. Arthur Murray and HBDA are heavy on the Windward coast and many have been accustomed to going down town to dance. "I coulda been home in 20 minutes" is used only in West Oahu.

"Sabor A Mi" por Luis Miguel

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley

Pub's Side Note: Fortunately, I am meeting more people that have good speakers on their computers. With some good speakers you can play music that may sound better than your high class stereos. Or a good set of Earphones. I can give them some of my music which I put on storage disks.

"The best wines are the ones we drink with friends."

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Dance Appeal Studio

Received from Maile Yagi
Aloha Everyone!

This is a great opportunity and a service given from the hearts of Paul and
Marie Laderta, and Renna and Sergio Villanueva for your Keikis to learn
Ballroom Dancing from none-other than the world renown ballroom
dance champion / professional dance instructor, Ron Montez!
Don't delay as you can see, the class is THIS SUNDAY!

Paul & Marie Laderta are sponsoring another Keiki Workshop. Your Keiki students are welcomed to attend. Renna & Sergio, once again are donating the use of their studio & not charging the floor fee.🤗 It takes people with a heart like Renna & Sergio to make this work. To the Future Dancers of Hawaii, we hang our dreams.🤗 Mahalo, Marie.
This FREE WORKSHOP is sure to stimulate your Keiki, whether they want to have fun, or just polish up their social graces on the dance floor.

Come join Renna & Sergio's Keikis at their Dance Appeal studio for a
NIGHT CLUB 2-Step Workshop by Dance Icon, Ron Montez.

DATE: Sunday, January 15th
Time : 11:30am

Place : Dance Appeal Studio (Waipahu)

This KEIKI WORKSHOP is a sponsored event, and OPEN TO ALL Keikis. Due to limited capacity, RSVP is required.

Please contact Renna Villanueva at:
Cell: (808) 284-3619

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Slowly We Move Forward

For the beginning of the year 2017 our averages have been pretty well established, even with all the extraneous crap in our Blogger Statistics. All the blogs remain pretty much in the same relation to each other and Platinum Horseshoe is way out in front. There will be some changes and that will depend on the Two Centers and the dance clubs that we can add to our blogs. The amalgamation of Oahu West, the Central Valley and the North Shore is almost there. The phasing continues and we will move slowly.

"Blogging is hard because of the grind required to stay interesting,
relevant and that need for that extra opinion." 

Dancing Nights is at the bottom of the totem pole. The blog just doesn't get enough information on night clubbing to share with our reader dancers. The other blogs are amazing and coming up pretty fast even without much search engines yet. But there will be further adjustments. And the reader/dancers will make the ultimate decisions even by just ignoring any one of our blogs, it is still communication. So the search continues for the Two Centers and the Guest Author, and that will make a big difference in whichever blog they pick.

Meanwhile, if anyone of you has been interested in Twitter, we have four under the name of our blogs. Check them out and if you are interested you are very welcomed. Twitter holds you to 140 characters. In our blogs we have no limit but we recommend beginners to using only four lines (about 400 characters) which is 3 times bigger than Twitter. Send email first and if you like it you can get in easy, and become a Guest Author, You will have your own blog within anyone of our established blogs of your choice and with ready made readers.

"Social dancers don't have to try to dance better than anyone else.
They just try to dance better than themselves."

Monday, January 2, 2017

Da Rail Disaster and Da Bus

Excerpted from Hawaii Free Press
Still time to turn rail woe into bus way

Rail was supposed to cost $3 billion … then $4.6 billion … then $5.2 billion. The latest official estimate is $8.1 billion … but the city reportedly is thinking about raising it to $9.5 billion. This has been called "Easy Money" by Caldwell's Fat Cats making millions and millions of dollars in profits. The city’s latest upper-bound estimate is $10.8 billion. As that term is defined, there is only a 10 percent chance of costs reaching upper-bound estimate. Two years ago, that estimate was $7.6 billion.

You can get 100 of these bi-articulated buses for less than 100 million.

The Federal Transit Administration advises against building rail unless money is set aside annually to ensure safety and reliability in future years. Based on experiences elsewhere, the minimum annual contribution should be $100 million. Good thing our property owners are rich and can afford the huge increase in property taxes. Not only that but you have noticed the price on your groceries. Takes longer to make the deliveries and it is going to get worse.

And the Present Rail Party stops the building of business parks in
West Oahu. "I coulda been home in 20 minutes."

"Dancing may be like dreaming with your feet.
Just keep calm and keep on dancing." 

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Big Island

Because of the Rail Disaster, more people are moving out of Oahu and to the Big Island. There is plenty of room there and second city is developing very nicely in the Kona -Kailua area. There will be a third city on the North Shore. Fortunate too that they are building a very good bus system similar to what Frank Fasi had in mind when Honolulu had one of the best in the land.

On the West Side of the Island which is building up very good.

"Maui Waltz" by Loyal Garner

On the East side of the Island in Hilo

"Dance is your pulse - your heartbeat - your breathing.
It is the rhythm of your life."

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Makua Alii

On Thursday, the 22nd I took the #53 bus from Pearl City at 5:12 pm and arrived at Ala Moana Center a little after six. Took a nice leisurely walk to Kaheka and bought a chocolate cake at Don Quijote and from there is a short walk to Makua Alii.

"Jingle Bells"

The people were already having a feast. They were soon at the dessert table helping themselves to the goodies.  By 7 pm they had general dancing and even a nice line dance. Christmas tunes were in the music fitting in very nicely with the occasion. They had a good solid crowd and the floor was adequately filled. Whatevah, they sure have a fine group here. Terrific.

"Deck The Halls With Boughs Of Holly"

"Wishing you a Merry Christmas to everybody,
Aloha, Lulu

Mele Kalikimaka from the senior dancers.
Happy New Year to all. by Anonymous

Merry Christmas to all the dancers and teachers.

I got several people to take some pictures and they will do better next time. This blogging is an ongoing thing. They had a lottery for Christmas gifts, plenty of dancing. And they even had a couple of exhibition dances. I left early because the Handi Van was to pick me up at 8:30. Got there only five minutes late and I was home early.