Thursday, February 26, 2015

Recovery

As physically handicapped that I am now I still get around and plenty on the Internet. I am gradually getting some help and my dream remains to see one of my best blogs go independent. I reserve the "junk" blogs for me. Patience.

"When a well packaged web of untruths has been sold to the masses over generations,
truth may seem preposterous and the writer of truth, a raving lunatic."


Jason Wulf of Swing Maui used to come closer than any other communication from Maui for the reader/dancers of this blog. But of course, most people are used to flyers and that kind of communication. This is not a Web site, this is a blog site and I would like to make it Social Media if I can. It will take time.


We are beginning to exchange views on the Island of Oahu and many good blogs with many good points. I would like to see it spread to the Neighbor Islands. We, the Social Dancers of Hawaii have needed that, to make the proper decisions that will benefit all of us.


Many are picking up on the "comfortable" basic for the American Rumba that is neither Arthur Murray or Fred Astaire. Also many are picking up on the "Bronze" division (beginners) that should have at least 30 basic movements that would allow most people to dance well with that limitation.


You wanna get good, go into the Silver division with another good 30 basic movements and you have it made in the shade. The Gold could be strictly for exhibition and competition dancers. There is plenty room there. There are close to 700 documented steps (patterns) in Salsa alone for an example.

"You Are The Sun, Hawaii" by Loyal Garner

Foreign Signs translated - almost to the English:

In a Budapest Zoo; Please do not feed the animals. If you have suitable food, give it to guard on duty.

On a menu in Swiss Restaurant; Our wines leave you nothing to hope for.

In an East African newspaper; A new swimming pool is rapidly taking shape since the contractors have thrown in the bulk of their workers.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Divino Ritmo's Cupola, monthly social and New Live music socials! V-Day dance review.

Aloha Dancers,

Exciting news that DR Dancesportcenter will be offering live music on a monthly basis. I had the pleasure of attending Divino Ritmo's Valentine's Dance featuring Rolando Sanchez and the Brown Sound Orchestra.  It was awesome!

Link to Dancing nights for my review: http://nikaawa.blogspot.com/

R
Via Marie:

Continuing and NEW Additional Divino Ritmo SOCIALS

CONTINUED:  

FREE monthly Socials at the CUPOLA, the next one coming up Tuesday, March 3rd, 6:30p-9:30p.   Honolulu Design Center 2nd floor, 1250 Kapiolani. FREE admission and FREE validated parking.  Food & drink available for purchase. Discounted pupus ordered by 7p.  OPEN to the PUBLIC.

Divino Ritmo's regular monthly DJ'd Socials at its studio, the Aloha Dancesport Center, 350 Ward 2nd floor (across from Sports Authority). NOTE: Next regular monthly studio Social: Saturday, March 7th, 6:30p-10:30p. (Dates vary @ month, check website: www.alohadancesportcenter.com 

$15 at door/$12 pre-sale, includes light pupus. DRD Students & ADC Members, $12 at door/$10 pre-sale.

ADDITIONAL SOCIAL:  Divino Ritmo's Monthly LIVE BAND Studio Dance Party @ the Aloha Dancesport Center, 350 Ward 2nd floor (across from Sports Authority). 

Next Month, March 21st, 6:30p-10:30p featuring "LIVE HOT Dance Music with Rolando Sanchez."  Cover Charge: $25, with complimentary soft drinks & light snacks. You are welcomed to bring your own pupus.  See ATTACHED FLYER for more info on our LIVE BAND Social March 21st!

***SAVE THIS DATE for April's LIVE Band Studio SOCIAL - Saturday, April 11th.
Inquiries:

www.AlohaDanceSportCenter.com   (808) 200-5540
Lucas Jaime:     divinoritmo@aol.com  (917) 568-3173
Yanna Samkova:      Yannajs@gmail.com   (732) 499-0407 

Mahalo,

Marie


Saturday, February 21, 2015

Overhaul

My computer just got too slow and too much virus junk so I had little choice. I use only Microsoft Defender, and it does just about the same as the others. They all let something through and if they are able to stop them they will always leave something behind goofing up the works. I reinstalled the original Operating System after carefully saving all my data. Then it takes a good five hours to get everything up to date again and wait a good day for everything to settle down.

"Music, Music, Music" by Theresa Brewer


"To most people, the beginning of the years is not a time or a season but a state of mind. To cherish peace
and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, to start to live a better life not only for our own benefit but for
others too. If we think on these things, there will develop the right thinking and over us will shine
many stars sending their gleam of hope to the world."


"Sentimental Journey" by Les Brown

I must begin to attend some dances around town, even though I cannot dance. I could take a couple cameras and with five or six pics from each one and a few items of interest to quote, it could evolve into a nice blog. I went to Makua Alii and did not stay long but no photos at all. I ran out of battery, my mistake.


"Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho

Anyway, I haven't felt too good so I am glad I took a couple days off of this daily blogging. The hits are  just holding on for dear life. But the solution is clearly in the Two Centers and the Guest Authors. Platinum Horseshoe, Blogging Hawaii and/or Dancing Nights is the one that will overtake Town Dancer and we can all prepare for the independence.

Pub's Side Note:
"Member satisfaction does not have to be a goal.  It's the by product of a well run dance club." 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

What Snew?

Town Dancer, being number one in average daily page views, was a natural to have become the first independent as soon as we would get a couple steady Information Contributors. However, it does not look like part of the plans, the reader/dancers make the decisions even if they don't know it. With the probability of getting additional Information Contributors and Guest Authors also interested in the "upper crust" of dancing, they would have done very well. But that may be in the future. I personally guarantee it and we must be patient. Later, much later.

"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing --
that's why we recommend it daily."


Blogging Hawaii, Platinum Horseshoe and Dancing Nights are the ones going into contention for the social scene. A few more steady information contributors and/or Guest Authors and we will have these blogs moving with plenty of hits to enable us to know we are communicating. Then it is only finding the one with the most average hits per day and they can go independent. That is what I want to see.


Do you want to look like you could dance with the stars? Or do you want to just put a little extra fun in your life? If so, do not hesitate to contact any of the many social clubs on Oahu. With plenty of locations on Oahu, we make it easy for Hawaii residents to get extra pep in their step. From ballroom to Latin dancing, most of our instructors make it easy for you to walk in and dance out!

 
Pub's Side Note: So Rome was not built in a day. I will continue to try to help wherever I can. However, there are some who think I am receiving too much from their "good looks, talent, fame and good fortune." It is their decision and I will respect. Meanwhile, I have to find those I can help and I do not have too much time. I have work to do and I must be on my way. Good luck to all.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Party Time

Wow, dance parties all over the place. Unfortunately mostly in Town. Nothing in the outskirts. Oh, well, we must be patient. The Rail Disaster is having a bad effect on the entire West Oahu and everyone is scrambling to find ways to avoid it. A place to work nearby is of the utmost importance. There will be no stopping second city.

"If Plan A doesn't work, Stay Cool, the alphabet contains 25 other letters."

The dancers don't say much even in the Micros like Twitter, Google Plus and Facebook. We need their information in our blogs. The Two Center is still important with us. Just a photo of the gang and a few comments would do wonders. Share with your friends, neighbors, relatives and fellow dancers. Rolando Sanchez hitting Facebook pretty good.


Pub's Side Note: Perhaps someone can email us some photos of the occasion. The reader/dancers would eat that right up. Most of what we get is communication to our reader/dancers. Technically advertising is out. Posters lend color to our blogs, which will in time evolve into Social Media. Take your time.

"Rumba Motion is the same as Cuban Motion, and it gets lost the faster the rhythms."

Saturday, February 7, 2015

What Hoppened?

I cleaned out the scam spam robots that were running up useless hits, rearranged and opened new blogs and gave the entire blogsphere an overhaul. Results are nine blogs and definitely an over diluted readership. The entire enchilada is way down but starting up again slowly. And there are more changes due depending on the "hit parade."

"Real Leaders have no need to lead - They may be content to point the way."


Dancing has been rolling along very nicely in town in most ramifications. There are other very nice dance blogs with different views and different presentations. Should be just fine for all of us, they are getting dance information that is not available to us. We can all avoid the "rubber stamps." And that is my prime aim in our blogosphere. So the most indicated solution is the information contributor.

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”


The blogs are all increasing in hits except that it is very slow. They show little signs of the Law of Diminishing Returns. However there is always a plateau for any blog when I change the name. I don't know many factions in blogging but learning this enchilada has been fun. And another thing that I suspect is that this will not be the first blog that will go independent. It will be Platinum Horseshoe or Dancing Nights, they will get the Guest Authors necessary.

Blogger's Law #38D: Some errors will go unnoticed until a day after publication.

Pub's Side Note: I have forgotten to thank the VA for all they are doing for me during my health difficulties.
It sometimes seems as though they are doing too much and I don't really deserve it. Though the prognosis
is not that good from what I have experienced with these people, I feel that I will dance again and
my appreciation has no bounds.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Update: Rolando Sanchez and the Brown Sound Orchestra @ Aloha Dancesport Center on Valentine's Day!

Via Marie,

A Valentine Dance Feb 14th - "LOVE IS IN THE AIR"  Rolando Sanchez and the Brown sound orchestra @ Divino Ritmo Studio!

********************************

Where else can you dance & cuddle, rock & rumble, & be enraptured by the AMAZING sounds of a world class live band?!!!!  Certainly a FIRST of its kind at a private dance studio. 

It's happening on Saturday, February 14th, a Valentine bash hosted by Divino Ritmo.

Aloha DanceSport Center @ 350 Ward, 2nd floor, 6:30-10:30 pm.
(across Sports Authority on Ward).

Admission: $25 to include refreshments, performances, live music & lots of social dancing.
For Inquiries/ reservations/tickets:
Call Yanna (732) 499-0407 or (808) 200-5540;
Email: yannajs@gmail.com

Mahalo,

Marie

Rolando has put together top musicians to entertain. Danced to them before and they are guaranteed to please.

So nice that dancers are being offered the special treat of live music for V-day! Nothing like live music for dance and romance. Take your special sweetie or come and find her/him!

Chance 'em,

R