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


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."