Tuesday, May 28, 2019

DAL Midweek, May 28th

Well, I am going through another "agonizing appraisal." One of my blogs has got to go. Either by a couple of people interested in taking it over or by deletion. I have to find at least two people from at least two different organizations to take over one of these blogs. And they can take their pick. I am trying to have patience but I may not have enough time. If I cannot get these two in the month of June, then I will delete, Dancing Nights blog. That will leave me four blogs. The Web sites do not have many hits and I don't want to get into that territory.

"Most of the more experience dancers are not fond of some of the commercial
 “club scenes” with ear-deafening and mind-numbing music that
seems intentionally to sound the same."


This blog is doing pretty good only because I am able to get a little information of  "Wot's Doing" from some of my friends. If I can get any dance information from anyone, it has value. Just because I can share it with our reader/dancers and that keeps everyone happy. Feedback, opinions, whatever you are willing to share with our fellow dancers. Photos? Email them in. Icing on the cake. Seems like it should be a rather simple matter but the opinions out there are very varied. I have had people, that really had no bad intentions, offer me their libraries of photos to use whenever I needed.

"Pearly Shells" by Don Ho


I can see myself spending days going through thousands of photos to find the "right" ones for me. Our blogs are current. A blog with hundreds of photos is not the answer. There must be a balance between text and photos and even other graphics. I haven't found much information on this but I have gone through a little experience in this century with several blogs. One, two or three people is mainly of interest only to the photees, and it very possible that the need is somewhere. A very large group does not do much for blogging either. But a carefully prepared photo of four to eight dear friends is a gold mine to everyone concerned.

"Social dancers believe that life isn't about getting and having,
it's about giving and being." 

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Week Ending Saturday, June 1st, 2019

Had a nice two weekends with invitations from Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club and Aiea Ballroom Dance Association, on their Anniversary dances. I got nice kokua and was able to get information and photos and make some nice blogs. Got some nice feed back from the readers too. At my age I have a nice peaceful hobby that helps to minimize my depression. This weekend I get my helper back. Something at HMSA about some new red tape and needed more information from me.

"Generally social dance on Oahu was organized in the Central Valley,
Aiea and Wahiawa within the community by volunteer leaders
rather than by professional engagement and management."


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

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

Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club,
Ballroom dance classes at the Wahiawa Recreation Center.
Teachers: Felipe Repollo and Carol Mendoza, Line dancing on Wednesday,

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

"My Molokai" by Willie K


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

Shore Fyre, Latin Tuesdays
Dinner, Drinks and Dancing

Wednesday May, 29th.
Lava Rock, Ladies Night, DJ Rafael

Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club, Line dance classes at the
Wahiawa Recreation Center - Teacher, Carol Kohagura,

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

"Waikiki" by Amy Hanaialii

Thursday, May 30th.
SALSAMOR Latin Dancing Every Thursday night. Now at District Nightclub!


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

Infinity Movement Studio
Every Friday, Mambo Night.

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

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

  "Original dancing was to beat and we have evolve to dancing to music.
Music activates the cerebellum, at the base of the brain, which
is involved in the coordination and timing of movement.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

DAL Midweek, May 22nd

I am finally getting across to some people that we need the photos in our blog and I cannot take them. A well organized slide show allows a presenter to fit visual images to an oral presentation but in our blogs we have little oral presentation so we must rely on the photos of these beautiful functions. Then the old adage "A picture is worth a thousand words" holds true, in that a single image can save us a whole slew of descriptive details. The best fact that has just come out is that two people in a photo are twice as good as one in our blogs.

"Social dancers know that the best part is… literally anyone can do it. With the
kind of teachers we have on Oahu, it’s fun, quick and easy to do." 


What are dance blogs used for?
Use it right, and a blog can be the main tool used to advertise itself to its readers. A blog can do that job very well if you just tell a few people. I use Twitter and Facebook to spread the word. For our dance community it is just another opinion. "Just?" The greatest value in dance blogging on Oahu is the availability of various opinions. We then have Social Media, resulting in more educated dancers in our existing dance world on this island. Wow!

"Old Devil Moon" by Jimmy Borges


The main issue for us on Oahu isn't, "to blog or not to blog;" but whether or not to develop the changes necessary to keep our blogsites alive and interesting. If any of us are not world famous, then we offer different opinions for our blogsites to be effective brochures. If there’s one thing we truly value here in our blogoshere, it’s the opinions of others. At this moment the opinions we desperately seek are from long standing social dancers. They have the experience to give the reader/dancers of all our blogs an education. With that being said, we proudly open our blogs for guest bloggers who have something to say.

"May you always have - Courage when the way gets dark - Laughter to kiss your lips -
Patience when you need to wait - Hugs when your spirit sags - Friendships to
lighten your being - Dreams, just because and the Spirit to carry you on."

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Week Ending Saturday, May 25th, 2019

Yes, Tonight is the Night and I hope to see you all there.


"Social dancers do not need to dance to acquire a sound mind and body. So there
must be more reasons why we do so. There must be something glorious about
dancing that is more than just intangible. Could it be the extra enjoyment
of moving the body to our favorite music?

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

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

Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club,
Ballroom dance classes at the Wahiawa Recreation Center.
Teachers: Felipe Repollo and Carol Mendoza, Line dancing on Wednesday,

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


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

Shore Fyre, Latin Tuesdays
Dinner, Drinks and Dancing

Wednesday May, 22nd.
Lava Rock, Ladies Night, DJ Rafael

Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club, Line dance classes at the
Wahiawa Recreation Center - Teacher, Carol Kohagura,

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

"Hanalei Moon" by Loyal Garner

Thursday, May 23rd
SALSAMOR Latin Dancing Every Thursday night. Now at District Nightclub!


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

Infinity Movement Studio
Every Friday, Mambo Night.

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

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

"Social dancers realize that teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible.
Learning is making it possible for themselves."

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

From Maile Yagi

Aloha Dancers!
Are you wondering where to go this week?

This Thursday, 5-16-19 - Aiea Ballroom Dance Association’s Monthly Dance, 7:30 - 9:15 pm. Location: Aiea Intermediate School - Potluck social and if anyone wants to register for a dance class, you may do that at the same time. No color theme.

This Friday, 5-17-19 at Dance Appeal Studio, 94-307 Farrington Highway,
Unit A11, Waipahu, Hawaii 96797
May Special!!!
Friday Social Dance
Party with D.J. Leland Yagi!
May 17
6:00-10:00PM
$12.00 per person.

https://danceappealstudio.com/

This Saturday, 5-18-19 - Aiea Ballroom Dance Association 64th Anniversary Dance, 6-9 :30 pm at the Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse 2nd. Floor. Theme colors for attire are Gold, Silver, Copper. Tickets on sale: contact Deanie at jusjo2u@yahoo.com


Also, please enjoy this fantastic video, taken and put together by Craig Abing, who captured the special moments of the Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club's 50th. Golden Anniversary event. Thank you Craig Abing, for all your time, effort, and hardwork into putting this video together and we truly appreciate your support and gift to us. Please enjoy everyone!

https://gopro.com/v/LvoXB7nq0w13v

Mark your calendars and please come to WBDC's next monthly dance, happening on June 15, 2019, as we look forward and get ready for WBDC's FILIPINO FIESTA DANCE!

Please insert this date in your WBDC Dance Calendar and reserve this date for YOU! SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2019. We look forward to seeing you at WBDC'S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DANCE AT HELEMANO CAMP 808, 5-10 PM!

Keep on Dancing and See You Soon!
Maile Yagi for Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Week Ending Saturday, May 18th, 2019

Yes, Tonight is the Night and I hope to see you all there.
The Central Valley is going to be jumping.


Social dance is a category of dances that have a social function and context.
They are generally intended for participation rather than performance
 and can be led and followed with relative ease.

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

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

Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club,
Ballroom dance classes at the Wahiawa Recreation Center.
Teachers: Felipe Repollo and Carol Mendoza, Line dancing on Wednesday,

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


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

Shore Fyre, Latin Tuesdays
Dinner, Drinks and Dancing

Wednesday May, 15th.
Lava Rock, Ladies Night, DJ Rafael

Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club, Line dance classes at the
Wahiawa Recreation Center - Teacher, Carol Kohagura,

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

Thursday, May 16th.
SALSAMOR Latin Dancing Every Thursday night. Now at District Nightclub!


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

Infinity Movement Studio
Every Friday, Mambo Night.

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

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


No truth to the rumor of a keg of beer and there will be no valet parking.

Attention Please: Looking for Dancer/computer Geek, I want to donate win 7 computer not working too well. Maybe fix and they can give it to a friend.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

DAL Midweek, May 8th

The first Oahu social dance club on record was Aiea Ballroom Dance Association, in 1955. which spun off the independent Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association in Town. Then we had Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club in Wahiawa and these three have had a long time standing tradition in the West. Of course, Honolulu is the capital of the State of Hawaii, so most of the dance action continued to develop in town. People joined many clubs in primary social relationships as anywhere else. Even today they spend a great deal of time together, engaged in a wide range of dancing activities.

"Many social dancers think that finally, they have a
valid excuse to learn to dress well."

 

Most steady dance members usually feel that they know one another very well. In short, they become good friends and show real concern for one another. Most of the clubs have been set up with the basic American style and later brought in the Internationals. The American style dancers have always found it easier to dance in most Night Club environments. However, some night club enthusiasts still confuse them with the International Dancers simply because they do not know the difference.

"Waterfall" by Willie K


Specially since the Internationals have recently seized the name ballroom as their very own. And with good reason, they dance in Ballrooms. Social dancers dance in parks, gas stations, malls, school cafeterias, district parks and community centers. All we can do is be patient. Social dancers are enjoying ballroom dancing in their own way, they certainly have that right and are establishing themselves firmly on the island of Oahu. On Saturday, May 11th, Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club will be having their 50th Anniversary dance at the Halemano Plantation.

"If we cannot find a place to dance, we shall dance in the streets."

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Week Ending Saturday, May 11th, 2019

May is really the month when everyone gets going. May is the fifth month of the year on most everyone's calendars. I have read that May is the time of spring in the Northern Hemisphere but in Hawaii, Spring is more like March or April. I like the Roman poet Ovid explanation of the name. He says that the month of May is named for the maiores, Latin for "elders," and that the following month (June) is named for the iuniores, or "young people" For the social dancer there are many opportunities to dance, three of the best places, Cinco de Mayo holiday. Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club and Aiea Ballroom Dance Association with their Anniversary dances.

"Young social dancers believe that dancing gives them the courage to
try new things and they might even fall in love."


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

Monday, May 6th. Dragon Upstairs, 7-11 PM
Noche Latina, - DJ Fresco Spinning. No Cover.

Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club, Ballroom dance classes at the Wahiawa Recreation Center. Teachers, Felipe Repollo and Carol Mendoza, Line dancing on Wednesday,

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

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

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

Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club, Line dance classes at the

Wahiawa Recreation Center - Teacher, Carol Kohagura,

Whiskey Dix, country dancing in Aiea,

Nice drinks, plenty room and Free line dance lessons

Thursday, May 9th.
SALSAMOR Latin Dancing Every Thursday night. Now at District Nightclub!


Friday, May 10th.
Sweet Leilani Club on the North Shore. Social dancing. for the over 30.

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

Latin - Flava, Every Saturday - Cover: $10, free before 10 pm.

International Market Place, 3rd Floor.

Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club, the smash hit of the month.

No truth to the rumor of a keg of beer.

Attention Please: Looking for Dancer/computer Geek, I want to donate win 7 computer not working too well. Maybe fix and they can give it to a friend.