Saturday, April 21, 2018

Weekly, Over and Out.

The interest is sorely lacking and I have no choice, I am running out of time. I will delete it before the end of the month. We have two bottom blogs that need feedback. Latin Rhythms and Dancing Nights.

“You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday
you'll join us. And the world will live as one.”  ― John Lennon


These two blogs still have a chance when they get a little feedback from the readers. Patience. You got a computer? Use it for our dance information on Oahu. If you don't see what you want, email something you are willing to share with the reader/dancers. There will be the "Fabulous Five" blogs left to choose from.

"Morning Dew" by Melveen Leed


Three steps to get in, just to see how your words look in the blog but anyone can skip whatever and go to the top. First is comments at the end of every blog. Second is information and photo contributors. Email, items of interest to the dancer and photos of the dance occasions. And the number one spot is for the Guest Bloggers, who in effect have their own blog within the blog of their choice. The can get in, post, publish, save and get out without saying "boo" to anyone. And they will have ready made readers anxious to read their pearls of dance wisdom.

“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The New Midweekly

This is the first mid weekly with a new format which will change according to the readers. So what's doing this weekend? I still have made little contact. I don't know much but the biggest and the best is the Anniversary dance Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club at the Halemano Camp 808.

“Social dancers know that life is too short to waste any amount of time
on wondering what other people think about them."


I need more information of any scheduling the Week, Sunday through Saturday. And we all know that on the week ends everybody making so much money, no need to inform the dancers. For sure no one has ever done this before and some have told me that it will never work. So what do I know? But I am going to find out soon. Meanwhile if you got something you want in, just email it in. I will put in whatever.

"What a wonderful world" by Bruddah Iz
 

Da Weekend: Nothing much for now.

Friday, April 20th.
At the Plantartion Tavern. Live 4 peice Band, Kevin Okimoto.

Friday, April 20th.
The Pineapple Showroom, Live at Dot's in Wahaiwa

Saturday. April 21st. Live Music at The Shack, Mililani

Saturday, April 21st, Da Big one at Helemano Plantation Camp 808.

"Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho

If the week is about buckling down and earning enough money to buy a pair of jeans and wraps that contain avocado, the weekend is about trying hard to actually live. This is the type of energy that infiltrates every Friday; an energy that can power even the most bah of humbugs to an unexpectedly memorable evening. Friday night is the night when people are out to prove themselves. Let's dance, clear eyes, full hearts and let’s booze. And then there is Saturday, an old standby that never fails.

"How do you make a tissue dance? Just put a little boogie on it."

Saturday, April 14, 2018

New Weekly

It is not working out, I made the mistake in not including any dance group. I said West Oahu and I did not get enough feedback to spread the word. Those that have web sites are getting packed houses, so they do not need additional public relations from any blog. They certainly have a right to their opinions. I have changed the date to publish on Saturday and use the calendar week, with Sunday being the first day. Any one that wishes to get on the calendar can email the information. I will also have a midweek blog to flower up some of the weekends.

“Dancing doesn’t give rise to anything in us that isn’t already there.
It simply stirs our curious consciousness and sparks a fire
that illuminates who we have always wanted to be.”


Wots Doin'? Week Ending Sunday, April 21st.

Sunday, April 15th.

Monday, April 16th.
Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club, Ballroom dance classes at the Wahiawa Recreation Center.
Teachers, Felipe Repollo and Carmen Mendoza

Monday, April 16th.
Cholo's Homestyle Mexican in Haleiwa,
featuring Eddie Ortiz and the Son Caribe band.

Monday, April 16th.
Dot's in Wahiawa, Night Nostalgia ~ featuring The Bobby Ingano Trio

Wednesday, April 18th.
Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club, Line dance classes at the Wahiawa Recreation Center
Teacher, Carol Kohagura

Wednesday, April 18th.
Smooth Groves ~ featuring the Lance Orillo Trio
at Dot's in Wahiawa,

Friday, April 20th.
Night LIVE! @ the Pineapple Showroom
at Dot's in Wahiaawa


The blog was not picked up by the search engines so we must wait for that and the hits are not rolling in. Round dancing is unknown in West Oahu as far as I know. There must be some on Hawaii somewhere I just don't know yet where. Square dancing yes, plenty in town and we don't have a clue about Triangle dancing. There are plenty of good people on Oahu that like to move to the music of their choice. But we are not clones, we have our independent opinions and many will differ. No Hu Hu.

"Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there."

Monday, April 9, 2018

Week 6, late

I went to routine check up with my Doctor at the VA, Saturday afternoon. and found out the infection in my leg was not getting better with the lotions applied. I had not received the oral antibiotics and they sent me direct to Emergency at Tripler. Waited two hours and finally got a doctor, who recommended intra-venus anti biotic, immediately and would require a couple days stay. Just got out this afternoon and don't feet too bad. And the first thing I must do is catch up.

“Social dancers know that we only live once and we are not perfect
but if we do it half right, once is enough.”


Wots Doin'? Week Ending Sunday, April 15th.

Monday, April 9th.
Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club, Ballroom dance classes at the Wahiawa Recreation Center.
Teachers, Felipe Repollo and Carmen Mendoza

Monday, April 9th
Cholo's Homestyle Mexican in Haleiwa,
featuring Eddie Ortiz and the Son Caribe band.

Monday, April 9
Dot's in Wahiawa, Night Nostalgia ~ featuring The Bobby Ingano Trio

Wednesday, April 11th.
Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club, Line dance classes at the Wahiawa Recreation Center
Teacher, Carol Kohagura

Wednesday, April 12th.
Smooth Groves ~ featuring the Lance Orillo Trio
at Dot's in Wahiawa,

Friday, April 13th.
Night LIVE! @ the Pineapple Showroom
at Dot's in Wahiaawa

"Fly Me To The Moon" by Jimmy Borges.


"Social dancers know that to be a good exhibition or competition dancer
requires work. To be a good social dancer just requires you
to have an auful lot of good fun."

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Week 5a

This is the second week with the new weekend blog. So what's doing this weekend? We still have made little contact. More information available for the Week days. On the week ends everybody making so much money, no need to inform the dancers. No one will tell me anything, maybe next week. For sure no one has ever done this before and some have told me that it will never work. So what do I know? But I am going to find out soon. Meanwhile if you got something you want in, just email it in. I will put in whatever.

"Social dancers believe they must dance for as long as they can
and only then will death’s slumber become sweet.”


"Fly Me To The Moon" by Jimmy Borges

Friday, April 6th.
At the Plantation Tavern. Live Ukelele music by Richard Gideon.

Friday, April 13th.
At the Plantartion Tavern. Live 4 peice Band, Kevin Okimoto.

Friday, April 13th.
The Pineapple Showroom, Live at Dot's in Wahaiwa

"Walk With Me Through Paradise." by Melveen Leed


"Just listened to Autumn Leaves by Eva Marie Cassidy, an American singer and guitarist known for her interpretations of jazz and blues, she was virtually unknown outside her native Washington, D.C. She died of melanoma in 1996. I've heard many good singers on this song...beautifully. They sang it. This woman owned it. She took it apart, re-assembled it, infused it with her soul, her passions, her dreams and gave it to us. It was as if I had never heard it before. Her love for the song aroused my love for listening, she danced with me."
 
How many professional dance teachers does it take to change a light bulb?
Four: One to handle the bulb and three to tell him how much better they could have done it.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Week 5

It is still a struggle and I still do not know. When I am sure that the clubs are not interested I will drop the Blog. It is not dead at this point but it remains a question mark.  A weekly blog is new, not everyone knows about it yet and it may not be back in the search engines yet. And I just added another blog to the Sunday weekly, on Thursdays, specializing on the Week End attractions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. So what do I know? The readers will decide and they are pretty well informed with the other dance blogs. You want something in it, email it in.

"Some times I have a hundred ideas all at one time and
if only one of them turns out good, I am OK."


"Morning Dew" by Melveen Leed

Wots Doin'? Week Ending Sunday, April 8th.

Monday, April 2nd.
Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club, Ballroom dance classes at the Wahiawa Recreation Center. Teachers,
Felipe Repollo and Carmen Mendoza

Monday, April 2nd.
Cholo's Homestyle Mexican in Haleiwa, featuring Eddie Ortiz and
the Son Caribe band.

Monday, April 2nd.
Night Nostalgia ~ featuring The Bobby Ingano Trio Dot's in Wahiawa,

Wednesday, April 4th.
Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club, Line dance classes at the Wahiawa Recreation Center
Teacher, Carol Kohagura

Thursday, April 5th.
Just Tacos, Salsa Night in Mililani,
the place will be jumping.

Thursday, April 5th
Smooth Groves featuring  - Tymeless at Dot's In Wahiawa

Thursday, April 5th.
Faith Ako at the Turtle Bay Resort

Friday, Saturday and Sunday,
All the places are going to be packed this weekend. Some have had to hire part time help to shovel the money in the Safe as it comes in. No need for help from us.

"Welcome To The Jungle" by Guns N' Roses 1987

There are many Webmasters for the many dance clubs, studios and night clubs out here on Oahu that are aware of this but they have a world of their own and we must respect it. Meanwhile I have my work cut out for me. I must rustle the bushes for Information Contributors, Photo Contributors and a few Guest Authors for all the blogs. According to my stats we are at the point of diminishing returns with mostly SOS, (Same Old Shit.) So come one, come all, the readers are awaiting and need whatever information you may wish to share.

"Social dancers are sure that this country is just fine. But there is mounting
evidence that some of our leaders are completely screwed up."

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Real Four B

Introducing the new weekend blog. So what's doing this weekend? No one will tell us. maybe next week. For sure no one has ever done this before and some have told us that it will never work. So what do I know? But I am going to find out soon. Meanwhile I will put in whatever.


Meanwhile there are many dancers, teachers, and clubs that I will end up helping and of course I may ignore others. Fortunately those that ignore me, will probably appreciate it if I ignore them. Easy to understand? No hu hu

"Fly Me To The Moon" by Jimmy Borges

Wots Doin'? The Week End

Friday, March 30th
Honolulu Club, Latin Dance Party
at Mambo Friday

Friday, March 30th
Surfer Bar - Son Caribe
Salsa Night at Turtle Bay

Saturday, March 31st.
Just Tacos, Salsa Night, maybe

Sunday, April lst
Easter, everybody go to church.

"Dancing in the Dark" by E Street Band  1984

Our entire enchilada of blogs show signs of improving even with the dilution of the readers available for the six blogs. The different blogs do provide a kind of synergism in attracting more readers so that the total hits keep going up. The secret is to find the Information and Photo Contributors willing to share their pearls of information with their fellow dancers. They are crucial and may eventually be the Guest Bloggers that will take over when the time comes.

 “Social dancers feel that when they dance, they can forget all the bad things
and only remember the good things."

Sunday, March 25, 2018

The Real Four

With an average hits per day going lower, this weekly blog is not doing so good. But a weekly blog is new and not may not be back in the search engines yet. But I have had a suggestion to add another blog to the Sunday weekly on Thursday specializing on the Week End attractions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Sounds good enough to try. So what do I know. The readers are pretty well informed with the other dance blogs.

“Social dancers know that music is what moves the body,
soul and spirit into a dance.”


Wots Doin'? Week Ending Sunday, April 1st

Monday, March 26
Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club, Ballroom dance classes at the Wahiawa Recreation Center.
Teachers, Felipe Repollo and Carmen Mendoza

Monday, March 26
Cholo's Homestyle Mexican in Haleiwa,
featuring Eddie Ortiz and the Son Caribe band.

Monday, March 26
Dot's in Wahiawa, Night Nostalgia ~ featuring The Bobby Ingano Trio

Wednesday, March 28
Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club, Line dance classes at the Wahiawa Recreation Center
Teacher, Carol Kohagura

Thursday, March 29
Just Tacos, Salsa Night in Mililani, the place will be jumping.

Sunday, April lst
Easter, everybody go to church.

 "Here I Go Again" by Whitesnake  1982


There may be a few Webmasters out there that are aware of this but they have a world of their own and we must respect it. Meanwhile we have our work cut out for us. I must rustle the bushes for Information Contributors, Photo Contributors and a few Guest Authors. According to my stats we are at the point of diminishing returns with mostly SOS, (Same Old Shit.) So come one, come all, the readers need your information.

"Social Dance will never be endangered - dancers
will always find a way to express it."


Sunday, March 18, 2018

Week Three

This is the third week and I must face it. Tough going and I was told that a weekly blog would not work because it had never been done before. Makes Sense. Most people do not see this blog for advancing their public relations. No Hu Hu, I understand that this has never been done before with a blog so I don't know but neither does anyone else. So I have no choice but to try it and I intend to publish every Sunday for West Oahu and including the North Shore until I know what I am doing. The dance highlights of the week - and as always I am open to suggestions. I will ignore the one that says, "dump it."

"Social dancers believe that love is a song, dance a celebration, - a song of
gratitude, a dance of thankfulness, a celebration for no reason at all."


Wots Doin'? Week Ending Sunday, March 25th.

Monday, March 19
Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club, Ballroom dance classes at the Wahiawa Recreation Center.
Teachers, Felipe Repollo and Carmen Mendoza

Monday, March 19
Studio 808 Dance Project in Waipahu, - Adult classes, Intermediate and Advanced
18 years plus. They have classes for kids too.

Monday, March 19
Dot's in Wahiawa, Night Nostalgia ~ featuring The Bobby Ingano Trio

Wednesday, March 21
Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club, Line dance classes at the Wahiawa Recreation Center
Teacher, Carol Kohagura

Thursday, March 22
Lance Orillo Trio @ Dots in Wahiawa.

Thursday, March 22
Just Tacos, Salsa Night in Mililani, the place will be jumping.

Friday, March 23
MY OL SKOOL at Dot's in Wahiawa, - everyone welcomed.

"From Here To Eternity" by Englebert Humperdinck


The basic moves are the regular moves made in most dances. regular even step walks, rock step, chassé, slow and quick step and the different music beats that will be followed. We don't even have to speak the same language verbally because we can communicate through the rhythms of the music. The Gold or advance division are definitely for people interested in exhibitions and competitions. If there are at least 600 documented steps in each dance, that leaves over 500 for their use. And we all agree that they do very well indeed. For our partner social dancing we don't need. We want to enjoy moving to our favorite music.

“Social dancers are not afraid of death, they are afraid of an unlived life.
You don't have to live forever, you just have to dance and live.”

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Week Two

This is the second week and we must face it. Not much interest in this blog for advancing anyone's public relations. No Hu Hu, we should just understand that this has never been done before with a blog. I don't know and neither does anyone else. So I have no choice but to cut it short for now.  I intend to publish every Sunday for West Oahu and including the North Shore until I know what I am doing. The dance highlights of the week - and as always I am open to suggestions. I will ignore the one that says, "dump it."


Wots Doin'? Week Ending Sunday, March 18th.

Monday, March 12
Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club, Ballroom dance classes at the Wahiawa Recreation Center.
Teachers, Felipe Repollo and Carmen Mendoza

Monday, March 12
Studio 808 Dance Project in Waipahu, - Adult classes, Intermediate and Advanced
18 years plus. They have classes for kids too.

Monday, March 12
Dot's in Wahiawa, Night Nostalgia ~ featuring The Bobby Ingano Trio

Wednesday, March 14
Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club, Line dance classes at the Wahiawa Recreation Center
Teacher, Carol Kohagura

Thursday, March 15
Aiea Ballroom Dance Association, may have dance classes but we don't know.

Thursday, March 15,
Just Tacos, Salsa Night in Mililani, the place will be jumping.

Friday, March 16
MY OL SKOOL at Dot's in Wahiawa, - everyone welcomed.

Saturday, March 17th. St. Patrick's Day
Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club, Social at the Wahaiawa Recreation Center. Hale Hookipa Room. Come one, Come all, it is going to be a blast with DJ Leland on the music.

"Fly Me To The Moon" by Jimmy Borges


This blog is just starting a new journey. Actually none of our blogs have been properly defined because we get little feedback. Hopefully we can get some feedback here so that we can give the readers what they want. Feedback, in the form of comments at the end of every blog. Then we have information contributors emailing a little more information and photos too. This builds readers and that means hits on the counters. Mahalo.

“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

Sunday, March 4, 2018

The Dance Weekly

The new half Web and half Blog will be published every Sunday for now. We must limit it to dance venues in West Oahu only until I know what I am doing. And as always I am open to suggestions. I will ignore the one that says, "dump it."


Week Ending Sunday, March 11th.

Monday, March 5
Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club, Ballroom dance classes at the Wahiawa Recreation Center.
Teachers, Felipe Repollo and Carmen Mendoza

Wednesday, March 7
Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club, Line dance classes at the Wahiawa Recreation Center
Teacher, Carol Kohagura

Thursday, March 8
Aiea Ballroom Dance Association, Registration/social/potluck at Aiea Intermediate School 
DJ, Burt Burgess

Friday, March 9
LIVE!  SOULZ & RT & the Music Express at Dot's in Wahiawa

"Fly Me To The Moon" by Lisa Ono


This blog is just starting a new journey. Actually none of our blogs have been properly defined because we get little feedback. Hopefully we can get some feedback here so that we can give the readers what they want. Feedback, in the form of comments at the end of every blog. Then we have information contributors emailing a little more information and photos too. This builds readers and that means hits on the counters. Mahalo.

Just picked this up from a dance blog on the Mainland. "We are all here,
because we are not all there." - - Howzat again?

Monday, February 26, 2018

Keep Trying

It comes regularly that I make an offer like asking for contributing dance information for our blogs. So I recognize "yes." which of course is terrific and I am happy as a baby bird. And I must recognize "No," as a definite communication that has been made and I can accept it. And with "maybe," not so good but there is always hope. And I thank everyone for that. Ah, but to be ignored is a horse of a different color and the silence may be deafening.

"The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music. Bodies never lie."


Specially for someone that went through the Big  Depression as a young kid in the U.S. shining shoes. "Shine, mister?" I will never forget that look. You wanna be ignored? Once I have been ignored I then feel that I must never, ever bother them again.  With some contacts in social dancing I am able to leave the door open and it will still have the sign that says "Welcome." With the rest I accept that they all have the right to ignore me, No hu hu. But I certainly have the right to ignore them.

"Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho


I do not have to talk stink about anyone, they are simply no longer in my kuleana. Meanwhile, I must be on my way, with six blogs I am much too busy. I have an awful lot of work to do. In my blogs I have few parameters. No porn, no wild politics, all the usual goop that other blogs have. The contributors of information can write whatever they damn well please. I do wish to minimze the ones that have continued to lie about me and have done me great wrong. I just hope they will not honor their commitments by compromising my principles.

Pub's Note: This blog is going to be posted on Sundays only. May be phasing out.
Slowly but we must make it the way the readers wish to make it.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Our Evolving Dance Culture

By Jason Miyashita, Waipio

As dancers, we are musically way ahead of the academics. Long before the academics knew enough to either condemn or condone Blues or Jazz, musicians had developed a culture around parties, speakeasies, juke joints and da kine. A culture that had its own codes of behavior and slang. Dancers, like musicians, have always rebelled against the intellectualized “norm” - those folks who sifted through their culture and categorized, labeled and interpreted their culture to the rest of the world.

"Social dancers believe that in moving to music, its inmost substance
cannot be reasoned, only experienced.”


How do you define music or a dance when it has no pedigree like Latin music in Hawaii? This question can be answered in a few ways and the first thing that is important to understand is that definitions change over time as musicians or dancers – and the general public – grow used to “what is” – and get used to the process of evolution towards “what will be.” And for a good example, we have Latin music. We can all agree that Latin music exists but we must remember that there was a time when it didn’t exist as it does now in Hawaii.

"Morning Dew" by Melveen Leed


Obviously we can observe that Latin music on Oahu has evolved over time. After the war there was only Puerto Rican music and that was just accepted as music for the Puerto Ricans. And there were other flashes in the pan but it not until HBDA was formed that they categorized Rumba, Cha Cha Cha, Samba and Tango for the Hawaii Islands  Take a good look around, we have come a long ways, Baby. And West Oahu is picking up on this action.

“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those
who will not admit they are wrong.”

Sunday, February 18, 2018

The Disc Jockey

There have been many around this island bent on entertaining the guests. They have good intentions, they are good people and they intend to do good not bad for the dancers. But of course, too much entertainment in a dance program can be bad. And many dance venues (such as the famous Palladium in New York city) became aware only after it was too late. Why? Because social dancers don't come to see the show, they come to dance! We could all agree that we are a simple folk!

“Social dancers, dance with hopes and sing along with all the possibilities.”


DJ? One of the most important elements in our dance scene. "WOW that was the most fun I've had all week." If that's what you want to hear, then finding and keeping the best DJ is the most important job in any dance group. This is because the DJ has one of the biggest roles in creating the social dancer's perfect evening. You need to place a lot of trust and confidence in this person. The social dancers want to take over the dance floor and dance the night away. They want to lose themselves in music and feel like they are on top of the world because this is their night.

"Some Enchanted Evening" by Perry Como


Our dancers want to take this time to feel every beat, dance to every song, smile with everyone, and have somebody there to play the music that we love. Someone who can read us and the crowd and make us jump, shout, slow down, come closer, and show off. We want somebody who wants to make our night awesome and is willing to stay until the party is over, not end the party themselves. We are so fortunate that we have some of the very best on Oahu.

 "New Year's Day now is the accepted time to make our regular annual good year
resolutions. This month we can begin paving hell with them as usual."

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Designing Our Blogs

By Tim Brown, Kahalui, Maui

Great designers don’t just do design, they live design. Like them, some of us can learn how to practice design thinking principles both at work and at home and blogging. As you start designing your life in 2018, there are a few ways to begin:

1. Be optimistic, collaborative, and generative. There’s something wonderfully gratifying about creating something new, whether it’s an award-winning design or a home-cooked meal. Don't hurry, enjoy the process.

“Social dancers live their truth - express their love - share their enthusiasm.
They take action towards their dreams - walk their talk -
and dance and sing to their music."


2. Think of life as a prototype. Conduct experiments, make discoveries, change as needed. Any process can be re-examined and tweaked. Look for opportunities to turn a process into a project with a tangible outcome.

3. Don't ask "what?" ask "why?" Instead of accepting a given constraint, ask whether this is the right problem to be solving. There are an awful lot of dancers with different opinions. It may be a good thing if you agree with many.

4. Demand divergent options. Don’t settle for the first good idea that comes to mind or seize on the first promising solution presented to you. Explore divergent options—and then set a deadline so you know when to move on. Just one of those ideas may hit your jackpot and "Voila!"


5. Once a day, deeply observe the ordinary. Make it a rule that at least once a day you will stop and take a second look at some ordinary situation that you would normally look at only once (or not at all). Get out in the world and be inspired by people.

Happy designing! *

"Social dancers believe that the truth is gonna set you free.
But first it is goin' to piss you off."

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Moving Right Along

In the last ten years the big clubs on Oahu have been increasing their show business outlook which is nice. At the same time they are becoming socially aware when creating group dances that the easiest is with their American Style of Dance. They have been reflecting and discussing their dances, creating dances that were also increasing student interest. HBDA has done very well in that department. They have developed problem-solving abilities and when a dance is created a problem may be solved. Terrific.

“Social dancers don't cry because it's over, they smile because it happened.”


And their imagination has been liberated - Students have had to visualize how parts of a dance will look ahead of time. In these last few decades we have increased the amount of people that have become spectators. Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club has it pretty clear. It used to be about, 10% competition dancers and 90% social dancers. But now it may be closer to 10% competition dancers, 20% viewers (a new division) and social dancers are down to 70%. The viewers are becoming more evident at the big Extravadanzas at the Hotels.

"Fly Me To The Moon" by Jimmy Borges


After the show, they leave, so it becomes confirmed that they are neither in the competition nor social dance class. They had their dinner and they saw the show, nice. We do have Creativity and when students help to create dances they learn about the creative process & become more confident with this process. There is self-esteem & satisfaction. Students gain feelings of accomplishment when they help to create a dance. We may be getting back on track and who knows, West Oahu may be leading the way in all this.

"The right to think is the beginning of freedom, and ... and speech is
the beginning of thought ... then writing in a blog is ...?"

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Living and Dancing in West Oahu


West Oahu is looking better all the time. The Rail Disaster has brought about the recognition of the West as independent entities where the residents could try to live, work and play in their own kuleanas. The Central Valley doing the best but there are big bucks trying to stop the construction of Business Parks. Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club has been the lone social club for the longest time. They are on the rise again and will have something to say about Social Dancing on Oahu.

“Social dancers believe that there may be no limit to what a person
can do that has been inspired by dancing to good music.”


They have dancers coming most easily from Waipahu, Waikele,Waipio, Mililani, Whitmore Village and even Haleiwa. With the good blogging they are providing, they will be getting some from Kapolei and Pearl City. They have a very good set up. Dots In Wahiawa is doing just fine and and Just Tacos is doing good with Salsa in Mililani. Both of them in restaurant business and dancing. Just one real nice Businss Park and the Central Valley will really bloom. Getting six to nine thousand people off the freeways to town and not contributing to the bad traffic situation coming soon.

"Maui Waltz" by Loyal Garner


The North Shore is second best and a natural. Cholos Home Style Mexican and The Turtle Bay Hilton leading the way with Son Caribe and Salsa dancing. But again, they have stopped two attempts in the last ten years for anyone to build a Business Park in the vicinity. Something about agriculture land which have never been used for agriculture in the last ten thousand years. Then there are the birds and the bees. And this never stop them from building multi-million dollar homes in other parts of the Island. And there is plenty room for another affordable residential tract. Talk about living in Paradise!

"To do more for the world than the world does for you - that is success"