“One of the greatest journeys in life is overcoming the insecurity
around us and learning to truly not give a shit.”
Waltz comes from an old German word walzen to roll, turn, or to glide. The weller, or turning dances, were danced by peasants in Austria and Bavaria, three hundred years ago. Many of the familiar waltz tunes can be traced back to simple peasant yodeling melodies. Waltz as an American ballroom dance is in 3/4 time with a strong accent on the first beat and a basic pattern of step-step-close.
"Maui Waltz" by Loyal Garner
For most Disk Jockeys, the Waltz has been on its way out for the last few decades. And they are always looking, searching, after the new. They are very knowledgeable of music and they put up with the Waltz but only if they have to. They are very good on this. On Oahu, the rest of the more experienced dancers really care of the differences in the regular every day waltz of the common people and the Viennese rhythm which is danced differently.
"Tennessee Waltz" by Patti Page
In the Latin countries they are more closely related. So they can be danced alternatively all night long and the dancers understand the musical beat. And many bands on Oahu understand that too. This is where the knowledge of dancing comes in for so many of the experienced dancers, whether young or old. I will state here and now, that the Waltz as a social dance is here to stay for another hundred years, Da Boda Dem.
"The Last Waltz" by Englebert Humperdinck
I am much better today. I went to Tripler and they cleaned up my ears for the third time, two much wax. This time not so bad, less pain and I am hearing much better. My foot is getting better so I hope to be able to get out to some dancing places. The Handi Van is the greatest invention of all time. They got to be the greatest. I may not be able to dance but perhaps I can say hello to some good friends and I can get some photos and some information to make a good blog.