Saturday, June 29, 2013

Just Barely Moving

In the movie Dance With Me, there is a scene reminiscent from the movie Strictly Ballroom. In this scene, the Cuban street dancer, Chayanne takes Vanessa Williams to a Salsa club. To her surprise, these street dancers, not "dance educated," are having a wonderful time and lots of fun. How did that happen?

"Every lie has a consequence .... you cannot escape that."

Take a moment to evaluate where your dancing leans. Are you more of a realist, pragmatist or laissez faire? We cannot all be wrong - or right. The dancers are gradually beginning to know each other and that is key, our blogs are already making it happen through our reader/dancers, our Two-Centers and what few Guest Authors we are lucky to get.

There are questions raised to be pondered. Who is having the most fun, the street dancers or the studio dancers or the night club dancers with all their rules and techniques? Obviously, dancing fun and satisfaction can be different. Our social club dancers are 80% street dancers and willing to dance in malls, gas stations, school cafeterias, district parks, community centers and occasionally at the famous Palladium and even in night clubs.

"The Glamorous Life" by Sheila E.

But places to dance are still very difficult to come by. Some flatly refuse on the grounds that they are not "dance halls." Foster Village had a nice place at the Vets, but they were not going to have a "dance hall" in their place. Would have been perfect all the way for Kalihi folk too.

A night club for our kind of dance will most likely appear in Pearl City or Pearlridge where it would be easily available to most dancers in the West. Unfortunately there will not be a Dance Pavilion in Waipio, the City has to pay for the Rail Calamity. The Rail Party hasn't done anything yet but already spending millions of dollars. Of course we haven't seen nuttin' yet. Billions and Billions of dollars are going to go down the drain and for what?

Nobody ever asked the users of Public Transportation. All decisions were made in Ivory Towers. Every bus driver on this island knows that and all are fully aware of the screw-ups by the Rail Party.

Pub's Side Note: The Dow Jones Industrial average closed on Friday at 14909.60, the last business day of the month. The winning number for the laptop computer will be 60 at midnight Sunday. If you do not have the lucky number you can buy the computer for the new stated price.


Thursday, June 27, 2013

Not too bad

We wind up the month much slower (to be expected after Blackpool) but not too bad. I have made some changes, I am still experimenting. There may be people out there that know all about dance blogging but that sure ain't me.
 
No legacy is so rich as Honesty. ~ William Shakespeare

Blogging The Pacific was just too much for our reader/dancers. So I changed it to Blogging Hawaii. Perhaps we can get some action coming from the Neighbor Islands. If the decline in hits continues, it may be the first to go. All we can say is we gave it a try.

Then Oahu East is having a tough time and we cannot blame anyone. So I made a new blog with the same name, in Word Press. I made it into a Micro Blog and it seems to be working out. Just a little bit bigger and fancier than Twitter. We shall see what the hit counter turns up. I may delete the old one next month.
 
"Here In My Heart" by Al Martino

The other blogs are congregating around the 30 average hits per day. No clear cut good or bad. So the evidence is there. The readership has been diluted, but anyone of those blogs is also wide open for a regular Two-Center or a Guest Author. No matter who it is, the different viewpoint is the important part and the hits will show it.

For sure there are plenty of dancers out there with a some experience and willing to share with their fellow dancers, along with a photo or two. And there are plenty of reader/dancers out there just waiting to hear all those different opinions and see the photos too. The hits will go through the roof and the Creative Researchers And Producers will become obsolete. Town Dancer will become the first completely independent blog and the entire island will see the difference.

"Cold, Cold Heart" by Tony Bennett

Pub's Side Note: It is slowly forming, mostly all by itself, a new dance force, for Truth, Inclusion and Innovation and made "of the dancers, by the dancers and for the dancers." It will be in separate independent blogs and we shall let it roll!

Pub's Side Note: The Dow Jones Industrial average closed on Friday at 14909.60. The last business day of the month. The winnng number for the laptop computer will be 60 at midnight Sunday.



Tuesday, June 25, 2013

You, what kinda dancer?

From Clifford Kashiwada, Pearl City.

Regardless of what dance level one is at, realists will acknowledge and accept that there will be dance arguments and mistakes. It should be expected and realists know their limitations and accept and adjust to the person, place or music. I try to do the same, let's get along.

"With lies you may get ahead in the world –
but you can never go back."

Some dancers take a laissez faire approach, letting things take their natural course and not really caring one way or the another. They pick up a few moves here and there and take a few lessons now and then. They still lead a good life among the rest of the "dancers." They consider themselves perpetual beginners and let the good social times roll. And they seem to be always part of the crowd.

"The Shadow Of Your Smile" by Tony Bennett

The pragmatic dancers seek and do what will work. If a given situation requires compliments or criticism, strong or gentle leads or anything else, the pragmatist will follow this philosophy. They take lessons? Sure, why not? These all develop into some of the best social dancers in our culture. They may be the real body of our dance world.

"Shakedown" By Bob Seger

The idealist dancers want everything to be as perfect as possible. They are mainly International dancers with an eye to the competitions and place great importance on adherence to accepted dance rules and techniques. They constantly strive to make things better and complain when they are not. The idealist supports education and counseling for those having problems or in need of dance floor etiquette and courtesies. They are not bad people and they do what they think is right.

Of course, all dancers don't fit in one category all the time and borrow from other approaches when it is convenient. However, many dancers clearly lean toward one philosophy or another. You, what kinda dancer?

"Shared pain is lessened. Shared joy is increased."



Monday, June 24, 2013

Dancing Strata

We have covered the similiarities of our social dance strata to the pyramid and most people understand and agree. It is just a guide and most blogging addresses the "bottom" part of the pyramid which is about four times bigger than the top half. There are a hellavah lot more of us than the rootzi tootzis.

"A lie has speed, but Truth has endurance"

But there is stilll another sample that we can use and it is used widely in social studies, the Normal Curve, which can be easily plotted on a graph. In dancing we can apply it very easily at least to give anyone the idea. The "bottom" five percent can be the ones that are only marginally interested in dancing. The Top five percent can be the expert, dancers that know most of the tricks and turns in our type of dancing. It would also include most of the professionals.

So you can already see the big bump or curve in the middle comprising of over 90 percent of the possible dancers out there, wherevah. However social studies must make further distinctions. The next portion or ten per of the bottoms will be true beginners and ten percent of the top will be true god gifted dancers. and you still have a big bump in the middle of 70 percent of the dancers.

"Vaya Con Dios" by Les Paul and Mary Ford.

Most of our blogs and many of the Dance Web sites address the lower portion of the Normal Curve. We will favor and do what we can for the "common" dancer and we will minimize the rootzi tootzis who do not need us. But there will be some in the social media that will address the more advanced dancers out there and if they establish a lot of rules and regulations that will be their prerogative.

Ah, but the good part is that you will eventually be able to see our huge group of fun people evolving and that will having fun moving to music in our way. Of course the definition of "our way" has not been publicly defined yet and can be considered in process. We had been losing fans in all of the "ballroom" groups until the Internationals seize the name "ballroom" for themselves. We find ourselves in the process of finding new terminology for what we dance.

"Green Eyes" by Jimmy Dorsey

It had been accepted as "Social" dance but the Night Clubbers have liken their dancing to Social dance. They have the right to do so. And we should understand when groups like these would like to differentiate and it should be their privilege.


New blog on the block just waiting for the right bloggers to come along.

So we must find a new terminology of our type of dance where we dance to DJ music in malls, gas stations, school cafeterias, district parks, community centers and even in the street if we have to, just for the fun of it. The basics are not that much different from their dancing but they can think the way they want to. no hu hu.  We may find the night clubs that will accept our screwy way of dancing. They will be recommended in these blogs. There will be more social dance clubs and we will dance our dance to our music.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

The West Is Moving Right Along.

There remains so much hope for Oahu West dancing. Truly we have uncovered the greatest Dance Web Site on the Island of Oahu. Check it out, Kapolei Chapter HBDA has come through like a champ.
 
"Those who think it is permissible to tell white lies
soon grow color-blind."


The latest on their Web Site reveals a large photo gallery that is being very much appreciated by the entire blogging dance community. Can we all learn from them? It is our choice and I am looking forward to some positive results. Fortunately they have a counter and they will see the hits going through the roof, just naturally. And the entire Western part of this island shows signs of moving forward.

"Unchained Melody" by the Righteous Brothers

So we find ourselves in the position of having to help the ones that do not have a Web Site. Stands to reason. This is all gradually moving into place as the recognition of blog hits is acknowledged. The biggest factor has been Town Dancer which will be going independent before year's end.

"Can't Buy Me Love" by the Beatles

Ewa is still looking to coalesce into EWA. When that happens, they will be one of the most powerful dancing components of the West. Unfortunately, the Rail Catastrophe is going to mess things up pretty badly. Whoever designated EWA as the West a hundred years ago did not know that eventually it would be something big in the West. The new huge shopping center was going to be a big big help. It was very central and would have included a Night Life. It is no longer in the plans.

"Morning Dew" by Melveen Leed

 
Of course, but the section from Pearl City to Aiea is still in very good developing stages. Perhaps that will be the place. Waikiki is a very nice place, but no use getting into all the traffic near midnight on weekends all the time. Not if "I coulda been home in 20 minutes."




Thursday, June 20, 2013

Competion Dancing

We have always had competition dancing in Hawaii. Perhaps not the formal, strict rules of National and International Organizations but competition nevertheless. We all know the John dances better than Fred and everyone also realizes that either one them is a far better dancer than me. These are well known assumptions that are made in everyday social dancing.

"I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing was to add to the sum
of accurate information in the world." ~ Margaret Mead

And most of us constantly try to get better. If you like more serious competition dancing, you’ll want to know there are two “flavors” — amateur and pro-am.

Amateur only means the participants don’t make living by teaching dancing. An amateur dancing with a teacher is pro-am. Amateur couples are scored by their performance and, in a pro-am competition, the amateur is the one being judged. Some competitions result in only one winner, and at those comps some folks don’t place or win anything. Other, less “serious” competitions may award everyone a first place, because you’re judged alone (and not against the field of other dancers in your category.

"I've Been Loving You Too Long" by Otis Redding

At one time we had a very well qualified person to critique the dancing and he may have been a little rough at times but it was very enlightening for all. His intent was not malicious, but to help you correct your mistakes as he saw them Unfortunately, the Creative Researchers And Producers won that one.


This blog used to be in solid second place. Now it is still in second place but
just barely in front of all the rest of the bottom blogs.

Now we will be discussing the truth in these blogs and some of you may still wonder what we are doing. But blogging is relatively new and in Hawaii’s blogs we will be developing some of the best bloggers in the dance world and there will be more, I promise you. Just one more Guest Author in Town Dancer and everyone will see the difference and I can prepare to retire from that blog and let it evolve on its own. Should be before year’s end.

I will  have my hands full with the Other Eight, and working like hell to get rid of the next one that shows championship form. It will not be a piece of cake but I will have something to do in the short time I have left and I will feel that I have done something.

"A magician was driving down the road in Manoa ... then he turned into a drive way ..."

Blogs are more personal, direct and more current communication, Many leave an opening for comments in each blog and they are receptive to more formal answers and opinions in the blog itself. The hits go through the ceiling. Real Social Media is much different than anything we have ever come across before.







Monday, June 17, 2013

You Got Two Cents?

The Two-Center continued:

In the case of blogging for practice and skill development, it’s fair to utilize a personal blog for this purpose. However it is much easier to just compose a paragraph or two and include your favorite photo, send it to the blog of your choice and it will be very probably posted under your name.

"A society committed to the search for truth must give protection to, and set a high value upon, the independent and original mind, however angular, however rasping, however socially unpleasant it may be; for it is upon such minds, in large measure, that the effective search for truth depends."
 
You can then see it in print and more than likely everyone will be pleased including yourself. I wouldn’t recommend a private blog for practice–that’s what your word processor is for. As an active Two-Center, you can still interact with others and generally participate and receive feedback from your readers. Nothing else required.

"Alley Oop" by the Hollywood Argyles

A Two-Center is perfect for developing your various skills and techniques in getting the information across. When you get used to flexing your blogging muscles you may decide at your convenience to become a Guest Author. Then you can get into the blog, write, include photos, publish and get out, all without saying "boo" to anyone. And you can also include data from any Two-Center friends too.

To be a Guest Author, there is, no registration or registration fees, no annual or monthly meetings, or dues and you can blog whenever you damn well please. Blogger can just email the invitation and you can accept or not. That's it. Everyone benefits, mostly the reader/dancers not just your club members but anyone that wishes to tune in, the neighbor islands and the world too.

"How do you make a tissue dance? Put a little boogie in it !"
 
 

B.F.Skinner - Control

Excerpted from Beyond Freedom and Dignity
By B.F. Skinner

Rousseau could take this line because he had unlimited faith in the benevolence of teachers, who would use their absolute control for the good of their students. But we soon saw that benevolence is no guarantee against the misuse of power, and very few figures in the history of the struggle for freedom have shown Rousseau’s lack of concern.
 
"Truth is completely spontaneous. Lies may have to be taught."

On the contrary, they have taken the extreme position that all control is wrong. In doing so they exemplify a behavioral process called generalization. Many instances of control are aversive, in either their nature or their consequences and hence all instances are to be avoided.

The Puritans carried the generalization a step further by arguing that most positive reinforcement was wrong, this was whether or not it was intentionally arranged, just because it got some people into trouble. The Literature of freedom has encouraged escape from or attack upon all controllers. It has done so by making any indication of control aversive.

Those who manipulate human behavior are said to be evil men, necessarily bent on exploitation. Control is clearly the opposite of freedom and if freedom is good then control must be bad. What is overlooked is control which has does not have aversive consequences at any time. Many social practices essential to the welfare of the species involve  the control by one person over another and no one can suppress them who has any concern over human achievements.
 
"All truth, in the long run, is only common sense clarified."

We see later that in order to maintain the position that all control is wrong, it has been necessary to conceal or disguise the nature of useful practices, to prefer weak practices just because they can be disguised or concealed, and - a most extraordinary result indeed - to perpetuate punitive measures.

Pub's Side Note: Yes, I know, this is too much for the Creative Researchers And Producers. But many have seen our goal of decontrol, by making this blog independent first chance we get then work on all the others to make them independent.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Two Center

Sometime ago, someone mentioned the two-center. Nice but I am too busy. Then a couple months ago someone from the Windward side mentioned the two-center and this time it stayed with me a little while longer. Then I heard it again and posted to the Central Valley blog last week. I am willing to accept it for want of a better word. What is a two-center? Simply put from a long time back, it is a person who is willing to stick their two cents in.

"The dictum that truth always triumphs over persecution is one
of the pleasant falsehoods which people repeat after one
another till they pass into commonplaces, but which
all experience refutes."

So now we are getting a better job description for the two-center. They can develop into the heart and soul of all the blogs in our social media. Instead of the quiet, gossipy, untruths and innuendos we have had from the cliques, we can have an honest opinion out in public and with the person responsible clearly stated. And as we have stated before, opinions are like noses, all different but everyone has got one. Once a day, or once a month, a decision that should be entirely up to the two-center. If you cannot once per month. Fine, we accept.

"I Remember You" by Don Ho

The hits would double on all the blogs very easily. And socially it would mean that they would be connecting with other dancers that may still feel uncomfortable with club rules. They would rather do things their way and not as the rootzi tootzis say we should. We may be getting closer to real democratic principles.

What do the readers want? Just a little information of what is going on in your dance world, is all. Witness Calvin's blogs from Blackpool in the Town Dancer blog. The hits were going through the roof and Town Dancer is still far ahead of whatever is in second place. The readers are ahead, of course, but so are our friends that are over there and also the participants at this spectacular. The local Dance Clubs are not losing, and even the Dance Teachers come out ahead. The entire thing is a win-win situation that in generally being underutilized and could be for the benefit of all.

"Fly Me To The Moon" by Frank Sinatra

Thousands of pictures are being taken daily, but they go to the big places where they receive over ten million photos every day. They feel that sharing with their fellow reader/dancers on a blog is beneath them. We will find the right ones, they are part and parcel of our own personal opinions. Our most efficient photo is still six people and just need first names.


Sooner or Later, the Dance Club on the Waianae Coast.
The best dance floor already at Waianae District Park,
nevah been used for dancing.

From there anyone should be able to decide when they are ready to be Guest Author in the blog of their choice. That means they can get in write, post pictures, publish and get out, all on their own without saying "boo" to anyone. These blogs are a "Work in Progress." The Counters? Ah Ha! How many out there don't realize they are just beating their gums?

We cannot do anything more in Wahiawa, so we must get moving into Mililani and Waipio. Anyone there? Those with Web sites already think they have everything, so we must go with the ones that really need us and the sky will be the limit.
 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Nine Blogs

I haven't been up to it for a few days but the blogs are not losing too much. I am pulling the entire enchilada back a few notches, anyway, to let them lead the way. Still looking good but it is not going stay that way. Town Dancer will be the one to remain as eligible to go independent, possibly before the end of the year.

Doesn't "expecting the unexpected" make the unexpected expected?

The hits on Town Dancer are way ahead of anything that maybe in second place. And that is because of the Guest Authors in Town Dancer, Calvin and Debra Ota and Richard Sun. All the rest of the blogs are resting comfortable in the 30 hit range because that is about as far as I can carry a blog by myself. One Guest Author that can post once a week would double the hits, guaranteed.

On the East we have Oahu East and the East Ko'olau Blog. Either one that can get the Guest Author to post once a week, will establish the future of blogging for the area. And on the West we have four blogs. Sea Country, Oahu West, Central Valley and Ewa Bus Stop. Same thing there. The one that gets the Guest Author that can post once per week, will double the hits and it will be on its way.

"Get Off Of My Cloud" by the Rolling Stones

Social Media is not well understood yet. Too many are still thinking about the big bucks that are being made blogging. They just don't know and it could be that they don't want to know. Most blogs are social media and our dance blogs will remain so. There will be more clubs and we may be able to help where it is needed. They will have to make that decision. And I intend to do everything I can to reduce my work in all the blogs. Just have to find the right people to turn it over to.

Ya lives and ya learns! Calvin has, with his blogging on the International scene, helped many of our developing International dancers to have fun with the self-discipline and strength of character to function in a competitive world. The reader/dancers too, have been interested to understand that outside world in places about as far as you can get from here.

"Twist And Shout" by the Beatles

If you read dancing club newsletters, you know they mean well. But notice how nothing ever goes wrong. Many of our web and blog sites retain the same molds. All the dancers danced perfectly. All were of championship caliber, ad nauseum.


We will get Bloggers on these blogs with their own opinions and will they differ from mine? You can bet your dancing shoes on that. Some clubs and some studios sincerely believe that you must never say anything negative about anything in writing. the results have been the Creative Researchers And Producers the most powerful clique ever developed on the Island of Oahu. So what has happened, and I quote from a mainland publication:

“We have been spoon feeding, stroking egos and discouraging intellectual
and emotional growth in our dance world.”

Now, let's dance.

Friday, June 7, 2013

The Lower Levels

By Fred Bastione, Ewa Beach

It as been gone over before but only lately has it been coming up with people that have some experience in our cultural  dance. With over 600 documented steps in each dance, something resembling reality should happen.

"Truth can make you a traitor as it often does
in a time of scoundrels."

Most disciplines have from way back established the Bronze, Silver and Gold and they did a good job way back when there was nothing else to go by. However, this is the 21st century and more people are aware of the learning process in anything.

"Runaround" Sue by Dion

If the Bronze or Beginners in most disciplines have about 15 steps at present, they could have perhaps 25 basic movements to music in the Bronze level. With these it would be possible for more people to enjoy social dancing in a common area where there are not so many rootzi tootzis around.

With an additional 25 movements in the intermediate level. It would be reasonable to suppose that most dancers would have a ball, no matter where they were at. That social interaction of lead and follow would be the fact that you could both enjoy the music, to da max and skip the "great dance moves" that others can do.

"Kiss Of Fire" by Georgia Gibbs

Anything more than that and you are into the "arts," the advanced, exhibition and competition levels. There is a place for them of course, but we should be clear that it is "their" place. They would still have well over 500 steps and patterns for themselves.

But those people would be worlds apart from us. There aim is to be seen and there is nothing wrong with that except that we could all accept the differences and accommodate each other.

These levels establish themselves no matter what group they begin from. It is a social happening in the Night Club circuit too. But we don't have to worry too much about them. We have to establish more friendly dance clubs, get more social dancers to join us and find more places where we can dance comfortable.


Got our kind dancers on that side of town?

My survey is still are not clear about who in the Rail Party said about the crowded buses. "If the Flips don't like it, they can go back to the Philippines."





Blogging

The entire enchilada looking good. I haven't blogged in this site for almost two weeks. Something I can look forward to when we get that very valuable Guest Author. The hits are still going through the roof, how about that? Just one more Guest Author to blog once a week and independence will be at hand. I can begin to phase myself out and this blog will be beholden to no one. Come on you Two-Centers,  if I work it right, this Numbah one blog will all go independent before year's end and it will be all yours.

Blogger's Law #39C: "Complex systems tend to oppose their own proper function."

The evolving definitions in Hawaii.

A dance blogger has evolved at present as someone who blogs about social dance.  A dance blogger may be a choreographer, dancer, dance teacher, dance student, dance scholar, dance critic, dance annotator, dance presenter, dance observer. Or any combination of the above that may enjoy laying down some leather to music.  If we left anyone out in our description, please let us know!

"Truth may occasionally be crushed to earth, but it shall rise again."

Our Blogosphere is a central hub of nine blogs created by one person, but most of the blogs are destined for independence. The ones with the most hits will be the most eligible. I like to say, "the junk blogs are mine." The sites should be social media to help all dance bloggers to connect and follow the dance blogosphere, It will also allow people interested in dance and blogging to learn more about the field. There are other blogs and we should accept that we can help them too, whenever they need to do a better job for their readers.


The newest dance blog, nor much there yet. But with just a couple of
regular two-centers, the hits will go through the roof.

Our blog sites aggregate feeds from participating dance bloggers. Most bloggers will post in about the same fashion so as to be read easily. But like everything else, the bloggers have the sole discrepancy of doing as they damn well please. All participating blogs will have links in the sidebar.

A Two-Center has lately been defined as an Information and Photo Contributor willing to share with their fellow reader/dancers of the blogs by submitting the information to a Guest Author. They will be the body of all our dance blogs.

A Guest Author is one who has the permission to get in, post text or graphics, save, publish and get out, all without saying "boo," to anyone.

The Administrator is the top and doesn't have to do much but he can do anything the originator can do. The plans are to have two, so as to always have one for back up.

"Music, Music, Music" by Theresa Brewer

Benefits for everyone.
Enlarge your social dance environment. Discover and find other dance blogs, all in one place. Participate as a Two Center or as a Guest Author. Add your dance blog to get increased visibility with permanent links on our sidebars. Increase you presence in the social dance environment.

To add your blog in the links, simply contact any Guest Author you can choose the blog of your choice. With the information completed it should be approved in a timely fashion.

If you haven’t already, submit your information and/or photos that you are willing to share with your fellow reader/dancers. If you know of other dance bloggers who are not yet participating, please let them know about the sites and urge them to add their blogs.

"The Song From Moulin Rouge" by Percy Faith

Dance Blogging was started by Frank and Lani Sierra, who are among some of the best American Style dance teachers on Oahu, and he still has two of the best blogs on this Island. But we all know there are more blogs coming to the islands.

"Of the dancers, by the dancers and for the dancers"
All the dancers? Of course not, they do not all want to be involved and we must respect.


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Wow

This is a very good dancing section of the Island of Oahu for our blog coverage. However, it has been quite disjointed for a couple years while clubs are jockeying around for control. the results have not been too good for the dancers. There will be another club that will be just a little less clique and more free wheeling and allow the reader/dancers a little more freedom.

"It is of course possible to dance a prayer."
~Glade Byron Addams

Our present Reader/dancers are not all equal and can be roughly divided into three "A" classes. Using the example of one thousand readers in our blogosphere, these are all approximate figures just to get a better idea of what it looks like. Please note that all of our reader/dancers have chosen the category they wish to be placed in and they have the complete freedom to change it anytime they wish.

"Bring It On Home To Me" by Sam Cooke

AAA class: These are less than one hundred very good people. They include the Guest authors, and their fellow travelers, those that help in getting information and photos, and sharing this with all their fellow reader/dancers by means of the blogs. Hopefully, they will become Guest Author of the blog of their choice.

They recognize the publicity value to their club or group. They know that with a blog, they are getting some new kind of very current newsletter, at no cost, not only for their membership but for a larger group of dancers. They are first to notice the laptop computer for sale and are the ones that will develop these blogs into real "social media," and will eventually evolve them into independent blogs beholden to no one.

"God Only Knows" by the Beach Boys

AA class: Maybe 200 possibles. They read most blogs, most of the time. They are very busy in their own personal involvements, they like to dance, have good opinions and are able to converse about the blogs and the zine at times. They do not have much time to help anywhere else so it is very little.

A class: Maybe 400 possibles. They are readers and viewers, not necessarily dancers, of an ocassional blog and some zines. They are mildly interested in promoting ballroom dancing. They are primarily interested in their own social group and in their own dance environment. They continue in the way they have been doing it, for maybe 30, 40 years. Just wanna be members.

"Movement never lies. It is a barometer telling the state of the soul's weather to all who can read it." ~Martha Graham

B class: The remaining 300 are dancer/viewers, and just have very little interest. They do dabble but very carefully so that they never get really involved. They are not enemies. Many are fans of show business dancing. But this whole blogosphere and zine could be rather extraneous. Clubs have their own newsletters, Their members have their own reading matter elsewhere. They got along very nicely without these extraneous things for 50 years and can probably get along another 50 years without them.

C class are the rest of the dancing environment, we don't know much about them and most will remain there. None of them will ever know about the computer they could've gotten for free. And they have every right to their opinions, they simply do not count in our world. But it has been their decision and they may be stuck with it, there is nothing we can do.