Thursday, April 26, 2018

Readers - Dancers

Our reader/dancers are more dancers than readers and have shorter attention spans. I try to limit the size of my paragraphs to five or six lines. I have gone over but they have been about dancing and can be interesting. The photos are continually hard to find. Many people send them to Photobucket, Flicker, Picasa or Facebook and they don't have a clue that those people get over 100 million photos "daily." Somebody in Angola missed one of yours? Our readers are Oahu, those are the ones we are interested in.

"Social dancers believe that you can’t write about what it
means to dance by watching from the bleachers.”


For your written pearls of dance wisdom, we very simply just ask for your point of view. POVs are just like noses, every has got one and many will differ. Ah - but that is the value of it all, none of this mass production stuff. The person from Makaha will surely have a different point of view from someone from the North Shore, simply because of where they live. In one club, many will think alike which is fine, but new and different views could be welcomed.

"Fly Me To The Moon" by Jimmy Borges


A favorite photo of you and your friends at any one of our dance occasions is of great benefit. For the photees, the blog, the reader/dancers, the club, everyone. It is a win-win situation. this is social media. In this year there will be an increasing amount of benefit dances, some times for the benefit of the dancers, sometime for the benefit of the organization that is having the dance and sometime to benefit of other worthwhile causes. You may have a preference of submitting your information to share with our fellow dancers.

Q: What do you call the two doctors at the table?
A: A paradox, (pairadocs.)

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Static

This blog is pretty steady, in second place but right up close to Platinum Horseshoe. Any feedback, a good steady information contributor or a Guest Blogger would put them back up on top. Meanwhile, the "social dancers" are readily admitting it nowadays, and with a little pride. This year they are really going to take their place in our dancing world on Oahu. Most of the town social dance clubs are accepting too.

"Social dancers believe that they must dance for themselves. If someone
understands, good. If not, no matter. They will go right on doing
their dancing,  and do it until it stops interesting them.” 


But let us not take anything away from International. Their discipline is more exact and standardized because it will be judged according to their standards. Let them be. They may call it Latin and it may not be correct according to our beliefs but it is the British style, and all of us should accept it as their style. If a couple has just spent five thousand dollars in lessons, they are not interested in social dancing. They cannot lose precious time with "junk dancers." They must work and practice their newly learned dance patterns which is the only way for them to get ahead. We must have an understanding of their position. We should not bug them. To each their own and these blogs insist that everyone has a right to their own honest opinions.

"What A Wonderful World" by Bruddah Iz


Meanwhile, we will have a new social dance club in West Oahu. I keep running into rumors, but it could be in the Central Valley, Mililani or Waipio. Kapolei is out because of the Rail Disaster, But there is the Waianae Coast and the North Shore. Yes, there is something about getting home in 20 minutes.Which was the original idea of Kapolei as second city.

"Social dancers may believe that dance exists first on a primordial level, not on an
intellectual plane. Its inmost substance cannot be reasoned, only experienced.”

Thursday, April 19, 2018

What's Doin'

My blogosphere is slowly beginning to move again. So I build anew and modify. I am adjusting the blogs all around and perhaps they may settle into six blogs. Any blog remains open to Information and Photo contributors, with the possibility of eventually being a Guest Blogger. With enough guest bloggers, "we" can plan on independence and I can resign. The counters on all blogs seem to be working again Yes, I know, this may be just advertising but we need feedback.

“Social dancers believe that every dance belongs to them. It is part of their collection
and they will want to make their next dance the best they have ever danced.”


It's gonna take time, that is all, I just have to keep working on at it. And all of us have an obligation to communicate to our fellow dancers of "what's doin'" And they can decide where to go and what they should do. I got my emails messed up and I want at least three to be available for whatever and part of this is the school of hard knocks. The International Dancers out there are also doing just fine. Now, that I have been to Palladium after all these years, I can see that most of International dancers look twenty years younger on the dance floor because of their competition and exhibition style.

"Holoholo Ka'a" by Willie K


This is not an ordinary '"social or cultural" dance. These people are, and with good reason, interested in their discipline, for it will be "judged." Check into the Town Dancer blog. Any of our blogs invites everyone even if you do not live in Honolulu as long as you know what the subjects are. This is meant to be social media, so whatever you put in here will be read by the reader/dancers. And that is the idea for if we get no hits we are just beating our gums. Hopefully the readers will increase and I must continue to try, I will not give up so easily.

"Not everything that counts can be counted,
and not everything that can be counted counts."

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Aiea Anniversary

Nice day and I got ready early. I have fumble itis and took my camera hoping I could get someone to get some photos for the blog. Also paper to get a few opinions and make it social media. I had made arrangements with the Handi Van on Friday and they got me there a little after six. The program said 6:30 but the dancers were there already jumping to that terrific music of Dj Bert Burgess.


The welcoming people were courteous but had me a little confused with the lottery ticket. Turned out nice. And I went around saying hello to my friends, many of which I have not seen in a long time. Paid my respects to Bert and Deanie and asked for help in getting some photos for the blog. Deanie recommended Vickie Hiramoto and she turned out to be one of the best photographers we have ever had. I thank her and I am sure that everyone else thanks her too. I have enough photos to make another blog in Platinum Horseshoe  

"Aiea family, good fun, let's dance." ~ Glen Hiramoto


The evening evolves into our type of social which must have dancing but it also has something else. "us." We are not clones and we all have our individual opinions. No hu hu, we can have some understanding, on and off the dance floor. It is so evident in the crowd tonight. Exhibition type dancers? Nothing wrong with that. Social type dancing? Why not? And these people are all friends. That is Aiea Ballroom Dance Association and we are fortunate to dance in this environment.
 

"Great, great people at Aiea Ballroom Dance" ~ Joyce Sakamoto


At near eight the food run began and I waited to get my piece. My pocket watch which had seemed alright was running slow. When I checked the official time, it was 9:05. My Handi Van had come at 8:30 and left without me. Cannot blame them. Walked to the bus stop, almost a mile. Got one bus going to town and then waited an hour to get the 42 bus to Pearlridge. Got home about midnight. My fault? Yes. But I am happy that I have enough photos for another blog.- Platinum Horseshoe.

"Exciting 63rd Anniversary for Aiea Ballroom, good music and friendly people."
~ Amadeo

Got another very good opinion but no name.

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz


Friday, April 13, 2018

Special Edition

Received from Deanie:
 
AIEA  BALLROOM  DANCE  ASSOCIATION – HAWAII
Aiea Ballroom is the first non-profit, organized ballroom dance club in all of Hawaii.  Founded in 1955, prior to statehood. On Saturday April 14, 2018, at the Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse [“The Palladium], we will celebrate our 63nd Anniversary.  Aiea Ballroom is one of the original five clubs sponsored by the City and County of Honolulu.


From the time of our inception, we have had weekly dance classes and continue to do so,  Currently are held at  Aiea Intermediate School.  Our founders are: Kazuo “Speedy” Nagamine,  Raymond Ching and Ralph Tsukada. In 1969  Mr. Ching founded our sister club, Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club. They will celebrate their 49th Anniversary Saturday April 21, 2018 at Helemano Camp 808.

"What A Wonderful World" by Bruddah Iz


Joe
If you want to post anything earlier, like today or tomorrow, tickets for the dance are VERY reasonable - $6 at the door which does include the half time snack and participation in the door prize drawing. There won't be a bento.  Our "program" will be short - recognize pros, private studios, club reps and a few other folks special to Aiea Ballroom. That includes you. We'll have a snowball and about 20 door prizes. The whole program will probably take less than 30 minutes. We want to have as much time for general dancing as possible. That's what we're about - dancing. There'll be music playing from 6 pm; last dance at 9:30 pm. We're expecting close to 300 dancers.

I'm glad you'll be joining us.  See you tomorrow.  Deanie

If you think positively: Sound becomes music and movement becomes dance. Smile becomes laughter, mind becomes meditation, and life becomes a celebration."

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

I Am A Social Dancer

By Jerry Adachi, Niu Valley

Apparently in the city, 18 years into the 21st century, there are already plenty of Social dancers on Oahu. Of course, there may be many that would not be happy to regard themselves as such. At about the time of the first years of famous Palladium, many used to say, "I am a social dancer" somewhat defensively but no longer. In Social Dancing, the music and our interest in expressing it binds us together as a cohesive community. It has been there all the time across a large part of the world and we have developed a little pride in our type of dancing on Oahu.

"Social Dancers don't wish for more than they are willing to work for."


If there is ever a Bronze or beginner division in Social Dancing it would consist of at least 30 basic moves for each dance. Since you cannot cover all in one dance there is enough to go around for the next dance. This seems to be sufficient when a man wants to dance with a relative stranger, he can lead and she can follow easily with the music. They can have the possibility of having fun in a strictly social situation. The Silver or intermediate level dancer could have at least 40 moves at that level for each dance. Easy enough when you consider that there are over 600 documented step patterns in almost all of the regular dances.

"It's A Wonderful World" by Bruddah Iz


These could be used for steady or regular dance partners. At this point they may realize they really are dancers. They may see each other often and both of them are aware of each one's dance capabilities. While stylistic differences abound in Social Dancing, the music and love for it is consistent. The realization and acceptance of the social dancers with time will lessen the impact of the use of the "correct" method in some of the disciplines. Their authorities may not be mine or yours.

"One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure."

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

updating

With the good solid news on my blogs my fog of depression is lifting. Disappointments have not been easy but they have been understandable. Depression is a different thing. Of course at the moment I am still dreaming. The figures on my stats are solidifying and I am satisfied that no one in the entire Pacific has access to the results that I have. I have a lot of perfecting to do, our blogs are still pretty raw. We. the blogs. need more feedback - opinions, those we can share with our fellow dancers. We may yet have Social Media on Oahu.

“Social dancers will tell you, do not be frightened friend,
we can dance our way to Heaven.”


So we must go over it again to distinguish advertising, publicity and information. And in the degrees in which we should accept them. Just contribute a little info now & then and a photo or two. (our kind) and I can plan on making the lead blog independent. And I am the most fortunate man on this earth that at one time I lived in that portion of the island that was still Paradise. But have I got high hopes? Even now, you can bet your dancing shoes on that. The people we need are out there, I just have to find them.

"Blue Monday" by New Order  1983


Central Valley was at one time, designated the dance center of this Island. The clincher was to be the Dance Pavilion in the Patsy Mink Recreation Park. But it has been cancelled to pay for the Rail Disaster. And it was going to be too big anyway. The District Parks and Community Center would be fine with one third the dance floor of the famous Palladium. The days of the Big Bands and the Big Ballrooms are over in this century. The social dance scene on the island of Oahu is not doing too bad.

 "Dancing is the World’s Second Most Popular Indoor Sport."


Saturday, March 31, 2018

Changes

Whatever changes are happening in our dance scene on Oahu, have been good because of the new blood coming in. The social dancers have more computers and many more are connected to the Internet. The internet has been a gold mine of free information but of course there are the usual traps by crooks. Much of this free stuff is not worth it after all. At any rate all of the stats show much less hits than we use to have - simply because we have been able to reduce the amount of scam, spam robot hits. And we spend time getting feedback and try to kindle a little fire in the thinking of our readers with the possibilities of a new Group or Night Club in West Oahu.

"Our entire life is but a moment in time. It is our duty,
therefore that we use it and not to misuse it."


The graphics - posters I include in these blogs are all Computer Generated. And I hope to make new ones for our key people and clubs. (My Hobby.) If the rail disaster does not screw us too much we may get something nice going in West Oahu. But we all know, it's the bread, Fred, and the Present Rail Party is making millions and millions of dollars daily. Our new dancing night club would be specifically for the social dancers which will usually be the over 35. This division was made by the young many years ago. "Never trust anyone over 30." It seems like a good division to apply to our people.

"Addicted To Love" by Robert Palmer 1985



The young will stick to their ever changing fads. we should let them and not try to criticize them. Slowly the night club entrepreneurs in the West are understanding that these dancing people are not inclined to drink to get drunk. If they drink alcoholic beverages it is in moderation. So the cover must go up and they must sell non-alcoholic drinks. There will be more machines selling drinks and eatable items. Some have mentioned $20 cover charge. But, whatever, there will not be a need to make "Big" profits in drink and the drinks offered can be at good prices for the consumers.

Rhythm is born in all of us. To be a desirable dancing partner, you don't have
to do all the intricate fancy steps that happen to be in vogue.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Foxtrot

By Herb Nishina, Kalealoa
What happened to Foxtrot in Hawaii? Right after the Big War it was an efficient method of travel on the dance floor.  And most of us were street dancers. Even if we were were just learning to dance, Foxtrot could teach us to walk more efficiently. Think about it, how many of the dances that you're learning have two, straight forward steps?  Foxtrot is the best dance for developing that pendulum, cross country skiing, power walking stride with your legs that will keep you cruising the dance floor to the music. Then in Hawaii it has always blended itself easily into Swing  - Like a knife through hot butter.

“Social dancers believe that dancing is inherently social,
but steps replace words and beats iron out pauses."


Foxtrot and Swing were a 1-2 punch in the Big Band era. In fact, many swing dancers would use Foxtrot around the edge of the dance floor to catch a breather before they went back to the center for more swing dancing. The music is interchangeable, and the dances are too. The dance has evolved very nicely and some of you may still think that Foxtrot is boring. Even the sound of the word itself may prompt an involuntary eye roll. Normal stuff and yet the Foxtrot, in the beginning is just a cocoon. In time, in the intermediate stages, the dance evolves into it's matured state where it gets its wings, a little sass, and covers a lot more ground.

 "Like A Virgin" by Madonna  1984


Don't let your pure hatred for the Foxtrot cloud your vision - this is a dance you can use everywhere. Whether it's at your office party, or you are giving away your daughter's hand in marriage, the Foxtrot is on standby, fueled and ready, to serve you in any suit and any dance situation. So it doesn't need to be your favorite, you don't even need to like it, but the most important item to remember is that it can be easy to lock in on a few dances, and close to the possibility of others - and if you are a social dancer, it's a piece of cake.

 “Some Social Dancers say that Dance is not something to talk about.
Dance is to dance.”

Friday, March 23, 2018

The New Wave

By Gary Shinsato, Waikele:
Ballroom - the term: At one time we all knew what it stood for and in West Oahu we were proud of it. Then, by the time I was in my twenties, we were invaded by a new style of Dance, the British International Style of Dance which came to be accepted as a style of their own. When they mentioned the "correct" way, it was implied that it was the "correct" way to dance their style, which certainly made sense. Then, came the phase over, in the eighties and nineties, no qualifications were implied. If you were not dancing "correctly" then by default you were dancing "incorrectly."

"The dancers who try to do something and fail are infinitely better
than those who try to do nothing and succeed."



A new term arose at the start of the Palladium in Honolulu, as they looked down their noses at most of us, "Junk Dancers." Then they went a step farther and officially, the Caucasian Division was renamed Ballroom, because their style was the real ballroom, after all they danced in ballrooms. They did not have a clue at this time, because of their exactness, and with good reason, - large groups of dissidents were developing against ballroom all over the US and mainly in the Night Club Dancers. These people were not interested in competing, they had a different reason for dancing.

"Call Me" by Blondie, 1987


And separately the peripherals; the line dancers, salsa dancers, swing dancers and the tango dancers were developing their own thing, They had smaller dance floors and firm anti-ballroom type attitudes. There was even a new dance club in town a while back that made the statement right from the beginning, "We are not a ballroom dance club." We cannot blame them. Honolulu Dance Guide, a blog catering to the American Style of Dance and the Night Club Live Band groups has been a leader in promoting social dancing. This largest group on Oahu now consider themselves to be the real dancers.

“Social dancers may believe that the dance floor is a place where there is
nothing to do but "be me" and let everything else fall away.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Dance Blogs

I am beginning to know my blogging after 20 years of learning. A Blog for one club is not as effective as a Web site. A large club of over 800 members could develop their own blog with the possibility of 33 average hits per day, (1000 per month) but they would not be able to do it with only one person. It’s about involving potentially many of the members, asking them to rise to the opportunity of becoming advocates of your club.

“Yes, social dancers know that they may dance differently
when they realize that they won't live forever.”  


For some leaders, this is an exciting, game-changing opportunity. But for most clubs, it’s absolutely terrifying. That kind of scale doesn’t happen overnight – it takes some serious planning, technology, and training. The first and most important step for the club to take is to see the opportunity for greater engagement. The second, and probably harder one, is to see your members workforce in a different light –people willing to share some of their dancing insight with all their fellow dancers.

"Morning Dew" by Melveen Leed


So get cracking, line up your Officers and Board Members, and get started planning how your club can be strategic with social media when your members are out there and engaged with each other and your fellow dancers. And of course, you may just decide that the easiest way is to get some of your own members into any of the other existing blogs, adding on to their existing hits and which would still benefit everyone. Could be a starter.

“Social dancers may believe that their lives have been some steps forward, some
back, some to the side... maybe it hasn't been a path, but more of a dance.”

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Can Bounce Back?

By Jason Ching, Turtle Bay

Well into the month of March and the time for Town Dancer to accept second place to Platinum Horseshoe blog. They had two decades of first place, mainly readers establish by Calvin a long time ago when he was doing some terrific blogging. The main contributors of information for Platinum Horseshoe have been Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club and Aiea Ballroom Dance Association. One person blogging is SOS (same old shit) and they can just keep it going but not like good outside feedback to share with reader/dancers.

"For some, life is a battle, for others, it’s a dance.
For the rich it is a party, for the poor it is chance." 


The young all over Oahu seem to be doing pretty good in their type of dancing and many do not know they will grow out of it. And many with a computer are beginning to use it for dance information. And the exchange of dance information with their fellow dancers will make quite a different dance scene on Oahu. Waianae and the North Shore are getting ready.  Posters are usually colorful and easy to post. It goes into these blogs even if it is advertising. Being colorful and short on text, it is easy for the reader. And for us, the reader/dancers should be numbah one.

"Fly Me To The Moon" by Lisa Ono


Guest Bloggers are the preferred ones, next to the readers they are the most important. They have special privileges - they can open, write, and close the blog on their own. There are certain parameters but as a rule they write whatever they want and whenever they want to. Of course it has happened that some people have blamed the administrator for something that the Guest Blogger wrote. Read carefully and you will see the responsible person for the blog.

"As I have grown elder, I've learned that pleasing everyone is impossible,
but pissing everyone off is a piece of cake."

Sunday, March 11, 2018

NIghtclubbing

The Night Club is not quite there in many places. Why aren’t there so many millennials patronizing night life venues nowadays? We know that millennials aren’t frequenting nightclubs often, but why? What are their reasons? Surveys have set out to find the answers. Millennials who were not regular nightclub attenders were asked for their reasons for not attending and they found millennials can go elsewhere to discover and listen to new music. And that they can’t have a decent conversation with people at nightclubs. Then there is the music for the particular dance crowd.

"Social dancers, hope that every dance they do reveals something
of themselves or some wonderful thing a human can be.” 


Bachata and Salsa have established their customers with the type of  music offered and do quite well. There are no Tango or Swing night clubs but they are there in the big cities on the mainland. And that leaves us with social dance music which includes a large part of Latin. Older more experienced millennials will gravitate towards this.Younger ones will remain in the more athletic type dancing such as hip hop and popping. They are all dancers in that they move to the music with their own interpretations.

"Aloha No Kalakaua byAmy Hanaiallii


Technology has played a tremendous role in how we source our entertainment and choose to communicate, which is a major change from the past. Generation X was highly depended on nightclubs to dictate what was worth listening to, hear new releases, and dance to those catchy beats. With advancements in technology and music streams at their very fingertips, the more experienced millennials discover the Oldies but Goodies. This music is the one they prefer to dance to and it provides much value for socialization.

“The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone,
but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.”

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

First Place No More.

It is pretty certain now that Platinum Horseshoe blog will establish itself firmly in First Place with the opportunity of blogging Aiea Ballroom Dance Association.  After 20 years, the champ will go into semi retirement. Additional competition may come from the new Dance And Live weekly. At this time we come across the fact that there are many that decided many years ago that they did not wish to participate in our endeavors. They have the absolute right to do as they please as long as long as everyone understands that they made the decision, we did not exclude them.

“Social dancers know that when it has been the perfect song and
you have danced with the perfect partner, you must have
been the greatest dancer who has ever lived." 


They must be respected for having their own opinions. I have met so many new and good people in this new year alone. that I am still puzzled as to where we are going. The seeds for possible contribution of ideas are forming ever stronger. We need them for these blogs. I cannot do it by myself and we are fortunate to have so many good thinking people among the readers with common sense and an honest opinion. We have over 30 thousand dancers on Oahu.

"Walk Through Paradise With Me" by Melveen Leed


There are at least two more dance clubs in the plans.Why? I don't really know unless it is pure distance. The convenience in having a dance club in Waianae or the North Shore sounds good to me.There are some that do not understand that the readers of these blogs may be considered dancers, maybe not in the same style, but we love moving to music. You don't understand that, then we are sorry that you are out. but it was your choice.

She said, "My dance partner dumped me for my best friend." - 
"Why? Was she a better dancer?" - "I don't know, I never met her."


Thursday, March 1, 2018

Second Place

After two decades of being in first place with more average hits per day than any other blog, the day is coming for Town Dancer. Sometime in the next month Platinum Horseshoe will become number one. Maile Yagi is the foremost information contributor and with dance information to share we get readers. Of course, many groups have a different outlook. They believe that the blogs are benefiting enormously on their talent, good looks, fame and good fortune. Something wrong there?

"Social dancers celebrate themselves when they dance and sing softly
to themselves. They are the song, the poem, the soil and a gem.
The can be the ocean and the voyage."


Eventually most of our "clients" will realize that they are getting the cheapest public relations in dancing circles with just a little kokua. The subject matter can vary and it will include your own unique point of view which is of real value. It will take some time before the groups realize that they coulda been a contendah! Next to the items of information are the candid photos of our dance scenes. And our friends in them of course.

"Til I Waltz Again With You" by Theresa Brewer

The Best in the West
The most important thing is that each blog will develop its own agenda, Watch what Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club is doing then do your own thing the way you want it. And the good thing is that no one on this island knows enough about blogs to make any iron tight predictions. I have been in it for two decades and what do I know?

"Social dancers just love it, when the lyrics to the song they are dancing,
totally apply to their current situation."

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Downdate

I really thought we were not due for the Law of Diminishing Returns so soon. But from the looks of the numbers for this year, it is pretty definite that we have arrived at a plateau. I am certain now that the lack of feedback is the reason. My numbers from a couple of months back pointed to somewhere this year and it may be here now.  All my love of numbers, experience and confidence for numbers have left me ill equipped to understand that some human motivations cannot be quantified or predicted.

Some social dancers say, 'Write about dancing? Dancing is not
something to write about, dancing is to dance.”


Specially that so many friends and acquaintances are perfectly capable of making their own decisions. Of course, the net result is that it makes for a more interesting readership when we get feedback from other sources. I have been too lax at getting more information contributors on dancing, They in turn are not quite sure of blogging and have been reluctant to share whatever they have. So we have our work cut out for all of us. Meanwhile you have Dance Fever Oahu and Frank's Blogs covering town and they have much dance information not available to us.

"Maui Waltz" by Loyal Garner


We need at least one Line dance source and perhaps another ballroom dance source from West Oahu to establish the fact. Clones are not needed and there is a wealth of ideas in our Guest Bloggers. For us on this Island it is Town Dancer and Platinum Horseshoe. Town Dancer has many of the readers established by Calvin a couple years back. This coupled with Search Engine hits and and some scam, spam robot hits have it first place. However feedback is the solution for all our blogs and Platinum Horseshoe shows promise because of the kokua from Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club.

"Painting and architecture are a part of space. But only the dance
lives at once in both space and time."

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Dance Blogging on Oahu

Definite after all these years and now with six blogs, the rules have evolved all by themselves. In our blog the most definite item is the SOS. (same old shit.) This is the viewpoint of the same person month after month which is fine except that we live in a much larger dance world on Oahu. So the comment space at the end of every one of blogs is an invitation from anyone who is not SOS. Very valuable but we get so very few.

“Social dancers like to watch other social dancers that are totally aware of themselves and dance their way in a manner that is decided by their hearts.


Our next category is the "Two Center," the information contributor willing to share their 2 cents, a little more with our fellow dancers by email. Perhaps a full paragraph or maybe more. A photo or two would be icing on the cake. The hits on the blog would certainly go up, specially if it is from teachers or officers of the various dance groups on Oahu. Then we could definitely plan on the next step, getting them in as a Guest Blogger of the Blog of their choice.

 "Haleiwa Hula" by Amy Hanaialii


Anyone in our dance community can volunteer to be Guest Blogger. Send me their email, which I send to Blogger. They in turn send you the invitation and the password is between you and Blogger. Once in, you can open the blog, write whatever, post graphics, delete if you wish or publish it all without saying Boo to anyone. You have in effect your own blog within our blog and you can post whenever and whatever you like. With more Guest Bloggers we do not have SOS anymore. And the hits will go through the roof. Simple?

“Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian.”