Thursday, May 30, 2013

A Place to Dance

Manoa Chapter HBDA has classes at a nice place like the Manoa Japanese Language School. There are some dance clubs that are very fortunate. We need places to dance. Schools are raising prices to pay for the Rail Disaster. But if we have to, we shall dance in the streets.

Town Dancer Blog, running at capacity for the reader/dancers of these Islands. Calvin and Debra Ota reports sending the hits up into the stratosphere. The hits certainly prove the need for this type of information. Even with all the photos that he posts in the blog he sends many to Facebook. And Facebook is on record as receiving over two million photos per day.

"A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill requires
only our silence; which costs us nothing."

Contrary Body Movement also known as Contra Body Movement in Hawaii. When I first wrote about this in the Waha many years ago, some of the “top” amateur teachers with “real” knowledge of dance terminology flipped their collective lids. I was publicly derided. And many of them to this day, will bring it up as a good point to elevate themselves among their contemporaries.

“Many spend their time berating practitioners for not applying their method. We all need to disseminate our ideas, but most of our time should be spent applying and improving our methods, not selling them. The best way to sell the better mouse trap is to display some trapped mice.”

The Moanalua Corridor at one time was solidifying very nicely. More people were beginning to feel it. In the Dance Clubs, the Studios, the emerging Night Club scene. From Pearl City to Salt Lake and they didn’t let the Stadium bother them. Then in the last two years it has fizzled out. What happened?

Of course, the Rail Disaster has been a key factor, so apparently things are beginning to open up in the East. Two new blogs in the East. Oahu East blog and the East Ko'olau Blog. All running slow but next month should see them moving ahead. No one there is aware yet that just one Two Center in those blogs will send the hits to the high heavens.

I am so glad that we are keeping the followers out of our blogs. Followers, we don't need. There is so much extraneous crap in blogs that just screw up the works. We need readers, yeah man. not followers.

That is old hat for for those that must follow someone Else's rules, but we are not sure where we have been and we certainly don't know where we are going so don't follow us. Our dance blogs are a Work in Process.

"The World is Waiting for the Sunrise" by Les Paul and Mary Ford

Pub's Side Note: Blogs are more personal, direct and more current communication, They leave an opening for comments in each blog and they are receptive to more formal answers and opinions in the blog itself. The hits go through the ceiling. Real Social Media is much different than anything we have ever come across.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


The hits have gone up even more than last year, Calvin and Debra have done more than anyone on record to bring Blackpool into the dance scene of so many in these islands. I include the neighbor islands too, of course. Though according to my stats, Maui is causing more hits than the rest of the neighbor islands put together. I cannot find a reason for it, I just accept.

"Truth is a river that is always splitting up into arms that reunite. Islanded between the arms the inhabitants may argue for a lifetime as to which is the main river."

Blackpool Dance Festival is a world-famous annual ballroom dance competition of international significance. Blackpool is a borough, seaside town, and unitary authority area of Lancashire, in North West England. It is situated along England's northwest coast by the Irish Sea with an estimated population of 143,000.

1881 Blackpool was a booming resort with a population of 14,000 and a promenade complete with piers, fortune-tellers, public houses, trams, donkey rides, fish-and-chip shops and theatres. By 1901 the population of Blackpool was 47,000, by which time its place was cemented as "the archetypal British seaside resort". By 1951 it had grown to 147,000.

"Save The Last Dance For Me." by Englebert Humperdinck

Shifts in tastes, combined with opportunities for Britons to travel overseas, supplanted Blackpool's status as a leading resort during the late 20th century. Nevertheless, Blackpool's urban fabric and economy remains relatively undiversified, and firmly rooted in the tourism sector, and the borough's seafront continues to attract millions of visitors every year.

In addition to its sandy beaches, Blackpool's major attractions and landmarks include Blackpool Tower, Blackpool Illuminations, the Pleasure Beach, Blackpool Zoo, the Winter Gardens, and the UK's only surviving first-generation tramway. No more Rails of this type for England.

Blackpool is often described as the "gay capital of the North" (with Brighton often being described as "the gay capital of the South"). Blackpool had its first gay pride celebration in 2006. Blackpool, like other English resorts, has had a reputation for being a safe community for gay people.

Pub's Side Note: "Not everything that counts can be counted,
and not everything that can be counted counts."

Monday, May 27, 2013

The Two Center

A year ago someone mentioned the two-center. I am getting old so I brushed it off and promptly forgot about it.  Then a couple months ago someone from the Windward side mentioned the two-center and this time it stayed with me a little while longer. Now I just heard it this week and it sounds better now. What is a two-center? Simply put, it is a person who is willing to stick their two cents in.

"Truth indeed rather alleviates than hurts, and will always bear up against falsehood,
as oil does above water." ~Miguel de Cervantes

So now we have to find a good job description for the two-center. They can develop into the heart and soul of any blog as social media. Instead of the quiet, gossipy, untruths and innuendos as we have had in the cliques, they can have an honest opinion out in public and with the person responsible clearly stated. And we have stated before, opinions are like noses, all different but everyone has got one. Once a day, or once a month, a decision that should be entirely up to the two-center.

The hits would double on all the blogs very easily. And socially it would mean that they are connecting with other dancers that may still feel uncomfortable with club rules.  They would rather do things their way and not as the rootzi tootzis say we should. Getting closer to real democratic principles.

"I Remember You" by Don Ho

Our Donation for the cause.

What do the readers want? Just a little information of what is going on in your dance world, is all. Witness Calvin's blogs from Blackpool in the Town Dancer blog. The hits are going through the roof and Town Dancer is now far ahead of whatever is in second place. The readers are ahead, of course, but so are our friends that are over there and also the participants at this spectacular. The local Dance Clubs are not losing, and even the Dance Teachers come out ahead. The entire thing is a win-win situation that in generally being underutilized and could be for the benefit of all.

Thousands of pictures are being taken daily, but they go to the big places where they receive over ten million photos every day. They feel that sharing with their fellow reader/dancers on a blog is beneath them. We will find the right ones, they are part and parcel of our own personal opinions.

Know any dancers from way out there?

From there anyone should be able to decide when they are ready to be Guest Author in the blog of their choice. That means they can get in write, post pictures, publish and get out, all on their own without saying "boo" to anyone. These blogs are a "Work in Progress." The Counters? Ah Ha! How many out there don't realize they are just beating their gums?

"Truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it and ignorance may deride it,
but, in the end, there it is."

We cannot do anything more in Wahiawa, so we must get moving into Mililani and Waipio. Anyone there? Those with Web sites already think they have everything, so we must go with the ones that really need us and the sky will be the limit.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

What am I doing?

For the folks back home.

I had a computer crash and then had to set up everything almost new. Lucky I have been doing some savings on a flash drive between computers, so much of it was still there. Then I had installed Windows 8 on my old back up computer and was forced to learn how to use it. Not too bad. Then I got a special buy at Office Depot, Windows 8 computer for less than 300 dollars. Amazing, so I took it, came up to a total of 282.71. But now I am having second thoughts, because I am working mainly my Win 7 window, so I could have done as well doing everything on Win 7. I will wait and see what happened when the crashed computer is fixed.

"You must look into other people as well as at them."

Next, I get a cold every couple of years and I am learning the use of Zinc. Not so bad anymore but I still have to go through three days of misery. Then I had my appointment with the VA on Saturday and though I am feeling just fine (after the cold) the news on my levels was not good. So I have to go back in two weeks.

Did my run arounds to get into town, and Longs had the special on candy last week. I wanted to send a birthday box to my great grandson in California. So I just sent him his check and will send the candy next week.

"Wheel of Fortune" by Kay Starr

Then I was able to get the #93 bus at 3:30 at the Alapai Transit Center. Just beautiful. About half full and then almost full by the time it got on the freeway. No one standing. Just like when Honolulu was at the top in public transportation. And I was home by 4:30, One of the guys in there said, "This beats taking the car to and from work." But with the Rail Tragedy coming in, this is going to stop soon, they have to try force the people to use the Castastrophe of the Rail.

Public Transportation has gone from bad to worse in this part of the
island too, now that the Rail people have taken over.

I have a friend who lives in Kapolei and attends classes at UH-Manoa. Gets home in an hour and a half. She knows what is going to happen when the Rail Disaster is in. It will take an hour and a half just to get to the rail station in town. Auwe, but the millions and millions of dollar in profits. Wow! Biggest con job in the Pacific in this century, what they did to the people of this state will be unforgivable and live forever.

Carrie Inaba, Dancer

Question to Carrie Ann Inaba: Why is dance so important to you?

Answer: Because it's so much more than people make it to be. The spoken word is limited and these are experiences and feelings that word can't convey. I had a speech difficulty when I was young and lived in Hawaii, my voice was raspy with no tone - a lot of people would find this surprising since I am on TV a lot. So I love dance because it is pure and simple. It's motivational, keeps you in shape, and I can get lost in it.

So many cultures have dance in the forefront and people learn how to interact socially. I think our show (Dancing with the Stars) has a wonderful format. The stars are the hook - the curiosity factor - but the dancing is what captures you. People live vicariously through our dancers. Women look at Karina (Smirnoff) and Cheryl (Burke). Men look at guys like Emmit (Smith). With all the taboos associated with men, who dance, it was great having a guy like Emmit on the show for men who are curious about learning to dance. The shows open doors for anyone. ****

To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak. ~ Hopi Indian Saying

When you consider that there are six to 800 documented steps and patterns in every dance out there, you may realize the impossibility of knowing it all. If you ever meet anyone that knows one hundred of them you can be sure they have experience. Most disciplines have less than fifty in their total syllabi's, of Bronze, Silver and Gold. Anything else is usually fancy stuff for any disciplines to do as exhibitions.

Halooo, Anybody there fo' dancing?

Basic Movements for Dance.
Syllabus, Bronze, Silver and Gold, some have extra gold, double gold or even diamond gold, whatevah. Each has about 12 to 14 movements in each category, which has you way ahead of everybody by the time you reach advance. Both the student and the instructors fault that they go too fast.

The Students in Beginner (Bronze) level are looking longingly at the Intermediate (Silver) level, they can see it close by. The Intermediates are looking longingly at the Gold level which is also close by for attainment. By the time most are in their Gold levels, it is a different story, in International they may be thinking of "competitions' and they are seriously thinking of going back to basics and really learning it right.

As Social street dancers we are not constrained by any of these rules.  We just take our time and enjoy the learning process to the music as we go along. Most of us consider ourselves pretty much beginners and perhaps a little bit intermediates. And what is more important is, we are having more fun than a barrel of monkeys.

There has got to be some dancers on that side of the Island. No?

Consequently, most of our basic or Bronze equivalents are limited to about 30 good solid basic movements in any dance. And these movements can be led and followed by most anyone. And there is where the fun of our type of dancing resides. The readership is reinforced by the hits on the blogs and Web sites.

Pub's Side Note: Calvin's Blackpool news in the Town Dancer blog coming in very nicely. I can feel the mood in the hits alone. The interest on these islands is astounding.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Going Down

I suppose it had to happen. I had wondered what was keeping the hits up so high, but then Google Analytics changed and they are now definitely going down. 34 average hits per day is equal to 1000 hits per 30 day month. They are now about 30 hits.

"Charity, good behaviour, helpfulness, amiable speech, unselfishness — these by most of our fellow dancers have been declared the elements of good people."

Also the "protagonistas" have Web sites or access to Web sites so they feel no need for the additional Blog site public relations. However, we just got a nice poster from HBDA, Manoa Chapter and they may be appreciating the additional public relations. I am certain our readers will find it interesting.

I can almost guarantee a packed floor. It has been slow going and most of our non-readers are not aware of what a blog does or the results (which is what counts.)

"Any Time" by Eddie Fisher

Then there is the new club in Central Valley that is waiting in the wings. I hope that when they are ready to make their move, they will contact me and they will see the results in public relations from a good blog. And the hits will tell us if we are doing good or not.

Oahu East blog is the new kid on the block and not even crawling yet. With the Rail Disaster looming even worse in the West, the East is looking better all the time. So far, nothing much here.

Pub's Side Note: The slide show in the "Bailando" blog had gone over 40 photos. I received only one suggestion, "hold it." Perhaps I should put a top number, people definitely don't want too many photos. So I must gradually get rid of the old ones and I have to do something about getting some new ones.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


The Benefits of Dancing Light
by Jemadean Dobrosielski, Founder of Salsa Pasión in San Diego

For the Follower: Dancing Light and moving herself (instead of making the Leader move her) creates an environment of independence coupled with agreement. When the Leader invites her, she accepts, and then moves herself to the correct amount of time.

This instills his confidence in her and he doesn't feel that he has to force her. This gives him the freedom to lead without having to support or struggle with her weight. It also creates an environment in which she is asked not told. She controls her own energy and momentum and doesn't have to contend with the extra energy from a heavy lead.

She creates an environment of consistency and leisure in which she has space to throw in that elegant arm styling she learned in class, or be playful and sexy without worrying about being thrown off balance.

For the Leader: Leading Light and inviting the Follower to move herself creates an environment of cooperation and respect for the fact that she does have a choice in accepting the invitation. It establishes that she accepts the invitation by moving herself in the correct amount of time and that she is responsible for carrying her own weight.

He controls his own momentum and energy, and doesn't have to contend with extra energy and momentum from a heavy follow, thus allowing him to execute more complex patterns if he chooses. He creates an environment of consistency and confidence in which he has the space to relax, enjoy the music and express what he hears through the dance.

"Hey There" by Rosemary Clooney

And I just received by email from Paul Billington. Beautiful Poster. Gotta get it in here.

Next time perhaps we can get a few words from somebody, to make it a little more social media. Everyone is aware of "To whom it may concern" but this is a blog and it will take awhile but we shall all pick up on the action. I keep forgetting to get quotes. And since there is not much doing in Oahu East blog I will post it there too. Take a peek.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Valse, (the Latin Waltz)

Only one other waltz vies with the "Blue Danube" for the privilege of being played around the world every day, every hour. It is "Over the waves", the most universal piece among those produced by the Mexican arts.

"Let us believe neither half of the good people tell us of ourselves,
nor half of the evil they say of others."

The world was conquered by this Mexican waltz around the end of the 19th century: Over the Waves, (Sobre Las Olas) written by a little known Mexican composer, Juventino Rosas and its melody filled the air in dance halls, parks and fairs throughout Europe where it delighted listeners who danced and cheered it as if it were their very own.

What is a Latin Waltz? The native inhabitants of the Americas danced many dances in a three count measure. And some were danced with a three count chasse. When partner dancing was introduced from Europe (not from Africa) They took to it slowly. But when the Waltz was introduced they had done those counts for millenniums and it was readily accepted.

Sobre Las Olas, by Juventino Rosas 

There are many different Valses and a few are the Peruvian Waltz (Called and recognized in Peru as Valse Criollo). The Mexican Waltz (Valse Mexicano) follows the same basic rhythmic pattern as the standard waltz, but also has the chasse used in country Valses, but the newer melodies reflect a strong Spanish influence. Tango valse allows the dancers to dance one, two, three, or no steps to any three beats of waltz music, and to vary the number of steps per bar throughout the song.

Did someone say it was illegal to Waltz in the Eastern part of Oahu?

The Viennese custom is to slightly anticipate the second beat, which conveys a faster, lighter rhythm, and also breaks of the phrase. The younger Strauss would sometimes break up the one-two-three of the melody with a one-two pattern in the accompaniment along with other rhythms, maintaining the 3/4 time while causing the dancers to dance a two-step waltz, a chasse.

The metronome speed for a full bar varies between 60 and 70, with the waltzes of the first Strauss often played faster than those of his sons. The modern Viennese Waltz has few step patterns because of its speed but the Latin Waltz have many because of the two different basic step patterns.

Ten of the top Waltzes danced throughout the World.

1. An der schönen blauen Donau
(On the Beautiful Blue Danube

2. Coppélia, Act 3: Valse des heures
(Waltz of the Hours)

3. Waltz No. 1 in D-Flat Major, Op. 64,
"Minute Waltz"

4. The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66,
Act 1: VI. Waltz

5. Les Patineurs Valse (The Skater's Waltz),
Op. 183

"The Maui Waltz" by Loyal Garner
Anyone every hear this one?

6. The Nutcracker,
Op. 71a: XIV. Waltz of the Flowers

7. Waltz in E-Flat Major,
Op. 18, "Grande Valse Brilliante"

8. Swan Lake, Ballet Suite, Op. 20: II.

9. Valse Triste, Op. 44

10. Mephisto Waltz No. 1,

When the Latin Nightclub is established in the East or the West  side of Oahu they will play the Latin Waltz and most of it will be danced in a chasse. (Viennese style.)

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Thinking Dance

Vertical and Lateral Thinking

These terms were coined by the theoretician Edward de Bono who wrote:

  • Vertical thinking is selective, lateral thinking is generative.
  • Vertical thinking selects a pathway by excluding other pathways (leading to the jokes about "illegal moves" in strictly ballroom dance).  Lateral thinking does not restrict, but seeks to open up new pathways.
  • Correctness is what matters in vertical thinking.  Richness is what matters in lateral thinking.
  • Vertical thinking moves only if there are directions on how to move.  Lateral thinking moves in order to generate directions.
  • Vertical thinking depends heavily on the rigidity of definitions.  It often depends on identifying something as a member of some class or excluding it from that class. (Our Rootzi-Tootzis)  If something is given a label or put into a class, it is supposed to stay there.  With lateral thinking, classifications and categories are not fixed pigeonholes, but signposts to help navigation.
  • Lateral thinking welcomes chance intrusions.  With lateral thinking one welcomes outside influences for their provocative action.
Welcoming chance intrusions is one of the fundamental components of creative thinking.  Lateral-thinking dancers see differences from what they expected to happen as opportunities, not mistakes.

Any dancers over in that part of the Island?

"Stifling an urge to dance is bad for your health - it rusts your spirit and your hips."
~ Adabella Radici

In his study of American politics, historian Alexis de Tocqueville praised the openness of our democratic system, but warned that "There will come a time when the rich and powerful try to kick the door closed."

We've seen it happening this year in Honolulu. The steel-toed boots of special interests like the Rail Crisis Party, Caldwell, PRP and Boylan are working hard to kick that door shut, inch by inch. That door could be kicked shut, nailed closed and bricked-in by this time next year and the only force that can stop them is you.

"I Can Dream, Can't I?" by the Andrews Sisters

Pub's Side Note: Not too many interested in blogging over on this side of town. I will have to try the odder side. East Ko'olau Blog and Oahu East moving very slowly. But not yet in the search engines, another month may do it. Who knows? With a new Guest Author, new clubs, new people, new places to dance and out of the way of the Rail Tragedy, the place will be jimping in no time.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Agonizing Reappraisel

Oahu West and Central Valley have plenty doing but most feel that it should be private and I think we should respect. I have tried repeatedly with little effect. So I have now introduced the new blog Oahu East to see if I can arouse some interest on that side of town to our kind of dancing and willing to share with their fellow reader/dancers.

“Please note, people occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them
pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.”

Actually we started another one for the Windward Shore a month ago. East Ko'olau Blog. It seems to be arousing some interest. Hopefully we can get a few contributors of information and photos that would be of interest to the readers.

For some reason Sea Country on the Waianae Coast is doing very well in hits. Perhaps we will be lucky there and get a contributor of info and photos. That will swing it head and shoulders over all the other blogs.

"Sh-Boom, (Life Could Be A Dream)" by the Crew Cuts

The dance blog Honolulu Dance Guide is firmly in first place with over 120 average hits per day. Town Dancer is second with over 110 hits. Web site, 70s Nightclub Reunion is third, with Rock And Jazz Hawaii coming in fourth. Town Dancer use to be in first place for so long but still losing hits.

I am hoping some one in our gang will look into these social dance sites and perhaps use some of their ideas in our blogs. Whatever our readers will like. For now the simplest solution is the addition of a Guest Author in whatever blog they choose and blogging whatever they like. The important thing is their honest opinion. That is the value in our kind of blogging.

At the UH West Oahu Graffiti Board: E = MC2     and Below:

Good Albert. Next time please submit your work papers.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Young People Dancing

Saturday night block party right around the corner of the Dream To Dance Studio with plenty of young people wanting to have a good time. There seems to be an awful lot of "young people" dance evolving all over the world. The thing that matters is that they wish to move to their music, the most natural thing in the world.

“Beginnings are usually scary and endings are usually sad, but it’s the middle that counts. You have to remember this when you find yourself at the beginning.”

In this case I really don't know what they were doing. The band played a terrific "La Bamba" in the style of the Beatles and it was still perfect for a Mambo but no one was partner dancing. They were all moving to the music and they were obviously enjoying their own particular movements to the music.

I am not an expert but I certainly think they could enjoy it a little bit more if someone could teach them the basic movements. Just the slow and fast step, the rock step and the chassé would be enough to start. They could have been dancing in a more structured manner and perhaps enjoying the same rhythm together.

"La Bamba" by Richie Valens

But most of those that take lessons learn movements by rote. Dictionary: mechanical or unthinking routine or repetition, a joyless sense of order, rote, and commercial hustle. And that is if they learn at all. Put your left foot here and put your right foot there. The music usually is introduced much later. And only then do they try to do what is taught originally without music. This is the method most used around the world, so it is not a sin.

The only thing missing is the rhythm, so it just ain't da reel teeng. Of course, most eventually will find the rhythm because humans tend to go that way. But it is a round about method. The old indian way (street method) is the music first and the rhythm that goes with the music, and only then moving to that music, a far different method. Like those kids at the block party, if they learn there it is called street dancing.
"Don't Worry Baby" by the Beach Boys
Pub's Side Note: Parking problems on Oahu are increasing all over as more people are leaving public transportation. The bus system as taken over by the Rail Disaster people on Oahu continues to deteriorate. Auto sales are going up, naturally and the traffic in town on a weekend, day or night is terrible. Da Rail gonna fix that? Dumb Dodos. We need buses, each one can take 60 - 80 cars off the road. if you have comfortable seating,


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Journalism and Blogging

By Grace Muramoto, Kunia:

If all media reports are accurate, then journalism is dying. It seems to be on the way out. But are these reports actually accurate and is the issue really only about journalism? It is looking more interesting when you look what happened to the Star Advertiser when they were bought for the Rail Disaster, they are now definitely on their way out.

"With will, one can do anything - dream big and dare to fail."

And there are several new agencies on this island for the distribution  of information within the Internet and as Alternate News. Of course, the Web sites are coming in but they are too static and the Blogs seem about to inherit the earth. For all the blogs on this island, we just have to rustle the bushes to find more readers that do care for our particular brand of information distribution.
"Green Eyes" by Jimmy Dorsey

When the boom first started, it was driven by investors who saw the potential for big profits and the new frontier of the web. As companies started pouring money, other companies quickly followed suit in an attempt to stay even with their competitors.

Unfortunately, as we all know, this didn’t work out the way many people envisioned which led to the crash. However, there were plenty of people that learned some valuable lessons and would become part of the framework of web 2.0. This is all new and evolving very nicely, except for the new crooked selling techniques. Be very careful.

"Tangerine" by Jimmy Dorsey

That is what seems to be working now, but blogs get too much flyer kind of email which every one gets, so the reader/dancers are not interested in reading it again. I myself do not have the time for the dancing blogs, but I can see it clearly, the regular information and photo contributor is the solution. We should be patient.

"I am a non-believer, only the journey has meaning in my life,
not the destination."

Monday, May 13, 2013

Dance Floors

Ah, to find a nice one is difficult and many people do not know what a dance floor is. Too many fancy dancers insist on the perfect dance floor. Most of us are not gurus, and we either find the floor nice or not so nice. I do not like concrete. So we must go slowly and it will come out.

"Dance is the hidden language of the soul." ~Martha Graham

They have places on the North Shore where you can dance. The floor maybe only ten by ten but if it is a wood floor it may be nice. You may get two couples on it if they feel like dancing to whatever music is playing. But from what I hear there are no places on the North Shore where you can go dancing. There will be, but that will take time. For now they have to go to downtown Honolulu even if take fifteen hours to get over there and back.

"I'm A Believer" by the Monkees

There is very little in the Central Valley, and what there is we don't know much about. So most people will go to the Pearl City - Aiea section and not much there either. Even thought the dance floors are very reasonable. Most are young people jumping around, feeling good.

Perhaps the most regular places to dance in the immediate vicinities are at Aliamanu Intermediate and at Puuhale School. HBDA and Dance Hawaii share dates at Aliamanu and now Dance Hawaii has begun at Puuhale School.

Arm Waving
Used extensively in competition dancing. (Look at me, judge!) It has also been used to enhance the Latin dances in countries where they are not able to achieve the Cuban motion adequately. Dominant in the Orient where they are accustomed to using the arms and hands more than feet.

Pub's Side Note: Dancing is the World’s Second Most Popular Indoor Sport.


Friday, May 10, 2013

How to Own a Nightclub

From the Pittsburgh Night News.

Pittsburgh, which is situated on the Ohio River, is the second largest city in the state of Pennsylvania and home to several nightclubs that are located inside the city and neighboring areas. Visitors looking for nightlife attractions in the city will find several clubs scattered throughout the Pittsburgh area.
"Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant.
There is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks."

Running a nightclub can be a rewarding business venture, especially if you have a steady flow of revelers. But it takes a lot of effort to create a popular night spot with a loyal customer base. You have to play the right kind of music and provide an exceptional customer service.

Careful planning is important before opening a nightclub if you want to succeed. And you can plan the extra gimmick that might succeed. The revised Tea Club Dance. One that starts right after work about 5;00 PM and runs to about 9:00 PM. And every Wednesday to break up the week. A special Happy Hour, not so much booze, but a good juice bar, good music for your particular crowd to dance to and small snacks that you can spear with a fork.
"When I Think Of You" by Janet Jackson

And the music is becoming serialized. You can get music by the Gigabyte which is about 200 songs. You can set it up in your computer with some good speakers placed in the right places and just let it rip. With a 30 second interval between each song, it gives a nice night club ambient. Some even set up an "altar" to represent the Music, with a big speaker.

How to Become a Nightclub DJ
Nightclub DJs are important to any club with a dance floor to draw business. Without music to dance to, people will choose other clubs with live music instead. Becoming a nightclub DJ requires putting yourself out there and marketing your business. To land a gig, you need to prove you can bring in patrons and handle working under stress. You also have to inform club owners that you are out there trying to break into the scene.