Friday, December 27, 2019

Week Ending Saturday, January 4th.

We are coming to the close of another year and closer to our "last" year. That can make all of us on Oahu think this year hasn't been so bad. We can 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 glorious future. May we reach our destination and may our journey be wonderful. We can wish everyone a Happy New Year.

 "Auld Lang Syne"


"Auld Lang Syne" is a Scots-language poem written by Robert Burns in 1788 and set to the tune of an old traditional folk song, It is well known in many countries, especially in the English-speaking world, its traditional use being to bid farewell to the old year at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve. The poem's Scots title may be translated into standard English as "old long since" or, more idiomatically, "long long ago", "days gone by", or "old times". Consequently, "For auld lang syne", as it appears in the first line of the chorus, might be loosely translated as "for the sake of old times".


 "Maui Waltz" by Loyal Garner

This blog has gone in the direction of Night Clubbing on Oahu but we don't get enough direct dancing schedules from many. Most of what I blog comes from our Facebook and Twitter Micros. This week is slow in hits and very probably all scheduled out. So we can wait until next week. Another thing this week Night Clubbing is the younger crowd and singles. Men and women find the result of the social bonding that occurs so naturally in such environments. The men are looking for girls and the girls go out to clubs to be hit on, so they are in the mood for it. People are dancing. There's alcohol. Your friends are there, so go ahead and party.

"Happy New Year" by Abba

"The New Year will be a fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written, new
 questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then
 lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. This coming year
will carve out  a quiet interlude for ourselves in which to dream, pen in hand."
 

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Big Bash at Helemamo Plantation

Nice day to prepare for the big Christmas shindig at Halemano Plantation. Camera, ready, only got one camera, paper to write notes, pencil. My medications, my Rum and Coke.and my right clothes. The Handi Van was to pick me up at 5 but arrived a little early but it was alright with me. Got to the place about 5:30 and there was already a nice crowd there, looking happy.


Nice people. Wonderful Celebration. Merry Christmas and a
Happy New Year..Wishing good health, and God's Blessings
for my wife and families, ~ Monday Verzon

It was not easy to find a place to park my Rolador and sit. I have to move around and come back to the same place. And I take my seat with me. The people are so helpful and I got a place near the DJ and fairly comfortable. I have to look around and find some who can push the button on my camera and take a few pictures. Not coming out too good which of course happens with professional photographers too. This point and shoot camera cost about 70 bucks so perhaps someone can suggest a better camera. I may have enough photos for all five blogs, if I get some by email, but so far, nothing. I make each blog with three collages and each collage with six photos.

 "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all the Dancers.
May the Lord bless us all" ~ Felipe and Madeline


"Why limit HAPPY to an hour?



- happy is at Wahiawa Dance's

Christmas Party 
Thanks for a good time of fellowship

Marie Laderta


The leisurely pace of the arriving dancers is nice. No one is in a hurry to find the place where they will spent the evening, Greeting old friends, getting your pupus and drinks, talking story, listening to the beautiful music, and some are even dancing. Hey, this is social dancing to da max, a party. Fortunately we got a lot of photos from Richard. First three blogs were, Social Dance Oahu, Oahu Dancers and Dancing Nights. Mahalo.

"Have a grand and Happy Holidays and may all be safe
and have a prosperous New Year. ~ TessC

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"Season Greetings, Aloha." ~ Patrick


"I love Christmas. I love dancing with WBDC. They are fun people~ Gloria Pfister.

My views are not enough to do justice to such a great occasion as this. On Oahu, everyone is beginning to know Social Dancers. Now we must get feedback to make this Social Media. Wha' dat?  Many of you do not know it yet but a few of you are going give me some good feedback. And you will help me get rid of my best blog. I wish all of you a very Happy Year End Season..

"Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all the
ballroom dancers on Oahu Island."
~ Rayli


Three collages is 18 photos and that is just about enough for any blog. But we are lucky and we have many more photos now than before. So even for the ones we must delete, we have enough to post to the other blogs. Why Not? And the readers on this Island will see what is going on in the Central Valley. Yes, I know, with Facebook and Twitter, I might get a reader in Nigeria, or Lower Slobbavia, but I am content with the Island of Oahu. Mahalo.

"Jingle Bells"

I apologize to those that I could not read the names to post their opinions. I am old and I make many mistakes. However, it any of you wish to have their good wishes posted, email it and I will squeeze it in some place. Mahalo everyone.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Week Ending Saturday, December 21st.

The holiday season is upon us on Oahu. For Social Dancers, it usually begins with Thanksgiving, and it ends with New Years Day. It's a time to reflect on the past year and make plans for the upcoming year. Family and dancing friends frequently get together for dance parties or attend holiday events and church services together. We try not to think too much of the things we cannot stop and help to do what will do good for our fellow dancer/friends. Early Christians did not celebrate his birth, but we do. We cannot get too nitty gritty with the past. We got it where it is now, let us do the best we can with it in just being better human beings.

“Social dancers will always honor Christmas in their hearts,
and try to keep it there all year.”


Wots Doin'?
Week Ending Saturday, December 21st.

Sunday, December 15th.
Drop-in Sunday Tango

"My Molokai" byWillie K

Monday, December 16th.
Dragon Upstairs, 7-11 PM

Noche Latina, - DJ Fresco Spinning. No Cover.

Whiskey Dix, country dancing in Aiea, Nice Drinks,
Free line dance lessons. Line dancing needs more men.


Tuesday, December 17th.
Buhu Cantina, Waikiki, Agua Dulce playing, Salsa, Bachata

Shore Fyre, Latin Tuesdays
Dinner, Drinks and Dancing

You want something in a blog, just email: joemar25@gmx.com

Wednesday, December 18th.
Lava Rock, Ladies Night, DJ Rafael

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

"Sweet Someone" by Don Ho

Thursday, December 19th.
Salsamor Latin Dancing Every Thursday night.
Now at District Nightclub!

"Fly Me To The Moon" by Jimmy Borges

**Friday, December 20th.

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

Waikiki Yacht Club, No cover
Agua Dulce Salsa Band


Saturday, December 21st.
Paradise Tango Argentino
Wine and Tango - Downtown New Location

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

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Week Ending Saturday, December 14th.

December and the Christmas Season on Oahu is our thing. Christmas, the holiday commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, is celebrated by a majority of Christians on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar. But early Christians did not celebrate his birth, and no one really knows on which date Jesus was actually born. We cannot worry about that now. We got it where it is and let us do the best we can with it in being better human beings.

“Social dancers will always honor Christmas in their hearts,
and try to keep it all the year.”


Wots Doin'?
Week Ending Saturday, December 14th.

Sunday, December 8th.
Drop-in Sunday Tango

Monday, December 9th.
Dragon Upstairs, 7-11 PM

Noche Latina, - DJ Fresco Spinning. No Cover.

Whiskey Dix, country dancing in Aiea, Nice Drinks,
Free line dance lessons. Line dancing needs more men.

"Night And Day" by Jimmy Borges


Tuesday, December 10th.
Buhu Cantina, Waikiki, Agua Dulce playing, Salsa, Bachata

Shore Fyre, Latin Tuesdays
Dinner, Drinks and Dancing

You want something in a blog, just email: joemar25@gmx.com

"City Lights" by Loyal Garner

Wednesday, December 11th.
Lava Rock, Ladies Night, DJ Rafael

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

Thursday, December 12th.
Salsamor Latin Dancing Every Thursday night.
Now at District Nightclub!

"Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho

**Friday, December 13th.

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

Waikiki Yacht Club, No cover
Agua Dulce Salsa Band

“Social Dancers may believe that a journey of a thousand dances
begins with the first step.”


Saturday, December 14th.
Paradise Tango Argentino
Wine and Tango - Downtown New Location

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

Monday, December 2, 2019

Not Honolulu?

Honolulu wants everyone to think they cannot live without Honolulu, but the residents of West Oahu  are learning to do quite well without them. Now with a few more Business Parks in the area, this will be Paradise. "And I coulda been home in 20 minutes." We are going to get a Night Club in Waianae, one on the North Shore and perhaps one in Waipio. More Social Dance Clubs? You'd better believe it. Many groups are already establishing themselves as residents of West Oahu, they live, work and play in West Oahu. And it is da berries.

“Social dancers believe that if you cannot do great things,
do small things in a great way.”


A new automobile is being accepted by most and it is not really here yet. There will be more traffic on the freeways, And Gas Stations were looking forward to it. A few cars are already here, the EV (the electric vehicle.) The promotion is coming from all sides. The latest being Hawaiian Electric and their recommendations of charging your batteries in the "off peak" hours of 9:00 PM to 7:00 AM. That certainly means that night spots are going to be promoting charging stations at all parking lots. You can be charging your batteries at a very low cost while having a ball dancing up a storm. And some shopping centers are already setting up free charging stations because they are fully aware of what is coming. People are going to do everything and anything they can to avoid the Rail Mess.

"Walk Through Paradise" by Melveen Leed

Sorry Folks but already sold out.
Entering the year 2020, we are about one million people on the Island of Oahu and 350,000 in the City of Honolulu. The outskirts is almost two to one over Honolulu and we are here. According to information from Wikipedia, Hawaii’s residential breakdown is as follows: 20% Haole, 15% Filipino, 14% Japanese, 6% Hawaiian or part Hawaiian, 4% Chinese, 3% Samoan, 3% Mexicans, 3% Puerto Ricans, 2% Korean, 2% Blacks and 1% Tongan. We are not going let Trump come over here with an attack group of ICE and the KKK. He wants to send some people back to their "Shit Hole" countries, concentrating on the two largest groups.

“Social dancers believe that the difference between ordinary
and extraordinary is just that little extra.”

Friday, November 29, 2019

Week Ending Saturday, December 7th.

NATIONAL PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY
On Saturday, December 7th, we will observe the anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, It will also be observed across the nation this day in honor of all those who lost their lives serving this nation at Pearl Harbor. There were more than 3,500 Americans who lost their lives or were wounded on that solemn day. National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is also sometimes referred to as Pearl Harbor Day. For this year's anniversary, organizations across the country will honored the memory of Pearl Harbor with tributes; survivors will be sharing their stories and joining in reunions. Traditionally the Flag of the United States is flown at half-staff until sunset to honor those who lost their lives serving this nation at Pearl Harbor.

“Social Dancers know that music and dances produces a kind
of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.”


Wots Doin'?
 Week Ending Saturday, December 7th.

Sunday, December 1st.
Drop-in Sunday Tango

Monday, December 2nd.
Dragon Upstairs, 7-11 PM

Noche Latina, - DJ Fresco Spinning. No Cover.

Whiskey Dix, country dancing in Aiea, Nice Drinks,
Free line dance lessons. Line dancing needs more men.

"My Molokai Woman" by Willie K

Tuesday, December 3rd.
Buhu Cantina, Waikiki, Agua Dulce playing, Salsa, Bachata

Shore Fyre, Latin Tuesdays
Dinner, Drinks and Dancing

You want something in a blog, just email: joemar25@gmx.com

Wednesday, December 4th.
Lava Rock, Ladies Night, DJ Rafael

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

Thursday, December 5th.
Salsamor Latin Dancing Every Thursday night.
Now at District Nightclub!

Friday, December 6th.
Sweet Leilani Club on the North Shore.
Social dancing for the over 30

Waikiki Yacht Club, No cover
Agua Dulce Salsa Band

"Fly Me To The Moon;" by Jimmy Borges


Saturday, December 7th.
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 believe that there comes a time when they have to choose
between turning the page and closing the book.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

It is working out

Social dance on Oahu is a type of art that generally involves movement of the body rhythmically to music. It is performed in many cultures as a form of emotional expression, social interaction, or exercise, in a spiritual or performance setting, and is sometimes used to express ideas or tell a story. Dancing may be entertaining and a passion for some people. On Oahu at any social, whether you can or you can’t, - everybody dances.  Dancing is a whole-body workout that's actually fun. It's a good for your heart, it makes you stronger, and it can help with balance and coordination.

"Some social dancers believe that dance may be the timeless interpretation of life.”


With dance-inspired workouts ranging from ballroom and ballet to hip hop and club dance classes, you'll never be bored! The regular programs in Night Clubs, Social Clubs And Studios will continue and we will help and blog wherever we can. We hope to visit and be allowed to blog, anywhere that we can and spread the dance news and recommend our best bets on Oahu. With enough guest authors and steady information and photo contributors, no need to count the hits. They will be up in the stratosphere. We can all plan on my gradual withdrawal and let the volunteers take one blog over at a time. Then those that take it over will be a good example and make their own rules.

"Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho


For now I  hope the first will be Town Dancer because that is the leader of the pack. With new blood they can teach the rest of us how to do better. It had been well established that Town Dancer was the number one blog in hits from the very beginning and is now number two, Honolulu Dance Guide has taken over the number one spot. With one good steady Guest Author in Town Dancer the hits would go up. The only thing wrong is that no one knows this except me, I've got da Stats. The four bottom blogs will get more hits when they get a Guest Author and the hits will go up  Like I have mentioned it before, at this time, no one knows this except me.

 "Social dancers believe that everyone could give social dance a try
and see how many of all the dance benefits could be theirs."

Friday, November 22, 2019

Week Ending Saturday, November 30th.

On Oahu, dressing for Night Clubs is fairly simple. Dress to impress. Oahu clubs run a somewhat strict door policy, with guys expected to wear a white shirt or an aloha shirt, dress pants and shoes. No ripped jeans, shorts, polo shirts, T shirts or tennis shoes are accepted. Many years ago when their were a few high class night clubs, men wore suits and ties and women wore jackets with skirts and, perhaps full gowns. Fortunately we no longer have night clubs for the Higher Classes. We now have two kinds, one for the young and one kind for the more experienced dancers.

“Social dancers believe that you can dance when you’re feeling low,
when you feeling high and  in the middle of the struggle.
You can certainly dance when you’re perfectly free.”

Wots Doin'?
 Week Ending Saturday, November 30th.

Sunday, November 24th.
Drop-in Sunday Tango

"Pearly Shells" by Don Ho

Monday, November 25th.
Dragon Upstairs, 7-11 PM

Noche Latina, - DJ Fresco Spinning. No Cover.

Whiskey Dix, country dancing in Aiea, Nice Drinks,
Free line dance lessons. Line dancing needs more men.


Tuesday, November 26th.
Buhu Cantina, Waikiki, Agua Dulce playing, Salsa, Bachata

"Shores Of Haleiwa" by Loyal Garner

Shore Fyre, Latin Tuesdays
Dinner, Drinks and Dancing

Son Caribe
Wednesday,November 27th.
Lava Rock, Ladies Night, DJ Rafael

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

Thursday, November 28th.
Salsamor Latin Dancing Every Thursday night.
Now at District Nightclub!

"The Hukilau Song" by Amy Hanaialii

Friday, November 29th.
Sweet Leilani Club on the North Shore.
Social dancing for the over 30

Waikiki Yacht Club, No cover
Agua Dulce Salsa Band


Saturday, November 33th.

Paradise Tango Argentino
Wine and Tango - Downtown New Location

"Waterfall" by Willie K

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

“Every song has it’s own heartbeat. The pulse in music and lyrics that make it alive.”

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Wahiawa Thanksgiving Dance

This is the blog to help schedule the blogging and share with the readers the best bets of the week, We do not worry about the month or other longer lengths of time. And for sure we do not have all the information available. If you can send it in, it would be a big help, of course. But for now, I just pick whatever I can.

“Social dancers don't really care if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance.
They know that great dancers become great because of their passion.”


Nice day Friday and I had enough to do. (very important when you are old.) My nurse from the VA. came in before noon and she sure knows what she is doing, She got all my physical data and will help me with more. Then I had to do some work and then get ready for the Trip to Wahaiwa. The Handi Van was right on time, and having two other passengers helped to minimize my guilty feelings of using it for my own personal use.

"Walk Through Paradise" by Melveen Leed
 

The Music set up and Leland sure knows what the people like in music. Getting a very good reputation. He knows. Classics from way back are acknowledged as something experienced dancers will love forever. Bachata seems to have been accepted very gracefully and the floor was getting heavy with dancers, The people are all friends and it shows. New people are welcome, of course.

"In a week or so, millions of American families will join their hands in prayer
to say grace. Thanksgiving is integral to American culture."


The underlying philosophy behind Thanksgiving celebration is to offer thanks to God.
We may not realize how fortunate we are to be blessed with abundant food,
and a loving family and friends. Some people are not that lucky.
Thanksgiving gives us an opportunity to express gratitude.


The entire dance scene on Oahu is evolving very nicely. We seem to accept our relative differences in dancing. Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Filipino, Puerto Ricans. hey hey, Must we look down on anyone? Can we accept the fact that we humans are not clones. Everyone has the right to dance their own way as long as they are not harming others. We are individuals and each of us has a different and unique opinion. No hu hu just acceptance and we can be having a lot of fun.

 "It ain't what you don't know that can get you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure, that just ain't so."

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Week Ending Saturday, November 23rd.

Nightclub dancing has been a favorite occupation of people all over the world for decades. Whether you are a town dancer or a disco queen, there is a club night for you to get your groove on. Oahu has most of the action in downtown Honolulu and Waikiki. Many clubs cater to one style of dance or demographic of dancers, but more and more clubs diversify their "dance night" with several different styles and themes. Of course, not every night is a theme night. The most common scene for the younger crowd at a dance club is multicolored lighting, often combined with smoke and lasers, and constant and overwhelmingly loud waves of music. The songs usually flow one into the next, often with no real break, and many DJ's pride themselves on very long sets.

"Social Dancers believe that when they dance, happiness is an inside job."

Wots Doin'?
 Week Ending Saturday, November 23rd.


Sunday, November 17th.
Drop-in Sunday Tango

Monday, November 18th.
Dragon Upstairs, 7-11 PM

Noche Latina, - DJ Fresco Spinning. No Cover.

Whiskey Dix, country dancing in Aiea, Nice Drinks,
Free line dance lessons. Line dancing needs more men.

"My Molokai" by Willie K

Tuesday, November 19th.
Buhu Cantina, Waikiki, Agua Dulce playing, Salsa, Bachata

Shore Fyre, Latin Tuesdays
Dinner, Drinks and Dancing


Wednesday,November 20th.
Lava Rock, Ladies Night, DJ Rafael

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

Thursday, November 21st.
Salsamor Latin Dancing Every Thursday night.
Now at District Nightclub!

"Old Devil Moon" by Jimmy Borges

Friday, November 22nd.
Sweet Leilani Club on the North Shore.
Social dancing for the over 30

Waikiki Yacht Club, No cover
Agua Dulce Salsa Band

Saturday, November 23rd.

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 always look forward to hearing the music
and then start to move to the rhythm."

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The Blog With Directions

We are evolving little by little and I really don't know what I am doing yet. And neither does anyone. else. What I am attempting to do has never been done in Hawaii before. I have set this blog to help in the scheduling of dance events on Oahu. And only for a short period. The current week, coming up. It will take a while for that to soak in. Seven days according the calendar, Sunday through Saturday. Easy? The issue of Dance And Live with this schedule will be published every Thursday. I will post whatever I can find and squeeze it in. If you email something that I can post, yours will be guaranteed.

"Social Dancers believe that social dancing does not need an exact definition.
We will dance as we damn well please."


I have many places that people use to communicate with me. My best bet is my emails. I have several emails, but I have only one posted in each one of my blogs. I took the comments out because I was getting too much spam. I must deal with the mainland because I get much of my dance information from their dance blogs. And there are thousands on the mainland, many with thousands of hits per day. On Oahu, it is very difficult to find a dance blogsite or dance website with a counter. Why? Guess.

"Morning Dew" by Melveen  Leed


Then our blogs will concentrate on social dance and when we have enough Guest Bloggers we will have Social Media. The social dance that will evolve on Oahu will be much different than what it is today and we may have twice the number of dancers that we have now. If I do it right I will get rid of all by blogs before I go. Needless to say it will spread to the neighbor islands and we will all enjoy social dancing among the best people in the world.

"There is no more terrible sight in dancing than ignorance in action."