Sunday, September 2, 2018

Dancing on Oahu

Town Dancer is still leading the pack even though stuck with SOS (same old shit.) We need feedback from the readers as to what the readers are more interested in.  So we must adjust the types of posts that we will publish. We know that the most effective use of blogging space is about 50/50 text and graphics both as closely allied to dancing as possible. Thinking about our ongoing content can help us make some educated decisions about the desired modifications of our blogs, and how the platforms available can handle it.

"Social dancers love life enough that they want to enhance its beauty, they want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.”


Ballroom dance in the last century was a set of partner dances, which are enjoyed both socially and competitively around the world. Because of its performance and entertainment aspects, ballroom dance is also widely enjoyed on stage, film, and television. Ballroom dance may refer, at its widest definition, to almost any type of partner dancing as recreation. However, with the emergence of dancesport competition in modern times, the term has become narrower in scope and traditionally refers to the five International Standard and five International Latin style dances.

"Fantasy" by Mariah Carey (1995)


The two styles, while differing in technique, rhythm and costumes, exemplify core elements of ballroom dancing such as control and cohesiveness. Developed in England, the two styles are now regulated by the World Dance Council and the World Dance Sport Federation, In the United States, two additional variations are popular: American Smooth and American Rhythm, which combine elements of the Standard and Latin styles with influences from other dance traditions. There are also a number of new dances, which may be danced in ballrooms or salons. And in this century we have seen the gradual emergence of the Social Dancer.

"It's impossible said pride - it's risky said experience - it's pointless said reason
- Give it a try whispered the heart."