Monday, April 27, 2015

One Dance Studio here.

Dream To Dance Studio and apparently no dance clubs either, so this sector is wide open for dance news. There are plenty of dancers in this sector. Fortunately we have many "street dancers" and they acquire basic moves which is De Only Kine. Well, anyway it is a good way.

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” - Oscar Wilde

If you can walk, you can dance. Dancing in its most basic form is simply transferring weight from one foot to the other, just like walking, except that the maximum enjoyment is to do it in rhythm and to music.

Social dancing is doing this in partnership with another, the two of you moving as one. Actually you will not always be doing the same thing. It’s not about memorizing a bunch of steps and routines. And it should not require hours of choreography and practicing to perform. No one really practices, you just dance and the more you dance the better you get. Call it practice if you wish.

"Moon River" by Dinah Shore

It’s about learning the fundamentals that will enable you to dance with any lead or follow, even if you’ve never danced with them before. Fortunately, the ladies on Oahu are the greatest in the world for following. They just know what to do. Social dancing is about being able to partner dance with anyone to any song of just about any genre, even if you’ve never danced to it before... or even heard it before.


If you can learn the simple fundamentals it will make learning new moves easier and quicker. Go slow and everyone around is a potential teacher. Look and listen, you will be ready for social dancing with grace and confidence on the dance floor. Nothing fancy, just fun. You want faster and fancier, there are social dance clubs and the max is the Dance Studio. Your choice.


Saturday, April 25, 2015

Latest Poop

Due to the recent happenings in my physical abilities there will be a slow down in all our blogging. Town Dancer will in all likely hood remain on top as far as hits go. Dancing Nights is really moving now that Richie Fun is blogging. One more Guest Author for them and I can see independence. The hits will be there and they will not need me anymore.

“Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting”


Of course, the Two Centers still remain of utmost importance for they are willing to share what is going on in our music and dance scene. I can no longer go out and about and take photos. The Two Centers are the ones that will do it and of course the hits will go thru the roof.

"It All Depends On You" by Dinah Shore

I live in Nanakuli (Paradise) and I must transfer to town to be more accessible to Tripler where I seem to be going more often. That is very hard to do in government housing. But when the choo choo train gets in it will be an all day trip from Nanakuli. Rapid Transit was never a misnomer. It was a deliberate lie by the Present Rail Party. Look what they did to Cayetano. And look what they did to the Freeway people a couple weeks back. Disgraceful. It was all the time, the bread, Fred. It is still the dough, Flo.


"Some of your most treasured heirlooms will be your sweet memories
of Dinner/Dancing with your fellow dancers." 

Pub's Side Note: There some in the dance community that do not wish to be into blogging for whatever the reason. We should and will have respect for them and try to avoid bothering. If they do not want it they shall not have it. But the sign on the door we leave open still says welcome.


Latest Notice

First Notice for all blogs, I will be disabled for a few days and cannot do much. After a week or so I will get back in but every thing will slow down. From there one of the blogs will be deleted in June. It will be one of these three, Kokohead Dancing, Sea Country or Chicharrones. All three are in solid double digits average per day but they also have too many scam, spam, robot hits.

“Our time is limited, so let’us not waste it on trying to live someone else’s life.”


"Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho

If you wish to see a blog in progress, tune into Dancing Nights blog and you can see what a fine job Richie is doing.The hits are going through the roof. And he has good Two Centers.

    
Most of the dancing will be in the West to spite the High Priced Choo Choo train. Most know how the Present Rail Party operates. Look what they just did to the Freeway going to the West. Auwe! Lucky you live in the East.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Notice

First Notice for all blogs, I will be disabled for a few days and cannot do much. After a week or so I will get back in but every thing will slow down. From there one of the blogs will be deleted in June. It will be one of these three, Kokohead Dancing, Sea Country or Chicharrones. All three are in solid double digits average per day but they also have too many scam, spam, robot hits.

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.” 

 
"The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise" by Les Paul and Mary Ford

If you wish to see a blog in progress, tune into Dancing Nights blog and you can see what a fine job Richie is doing.The hits are going through the roof. And he has good Two Centers.    


Most of the dancing will be in the West to spite the High Priced Choo Choo train. Most know how the Present Rail Party operates. Look what they just did to the Freeway going to the West. Auwe!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Tottering Along

So many nice dancers welcomed the New Year among their many friends from many chapters and dance clubs with good food and cheer and have enough left over for a few drinks. Now that spring has sprung some are finding it tough going. The Rail Disaster is not going to make it any easier. The Present Rail Party is intent on making their millions and millions of dollars in profits. Not too many complaints yet on the Tax Raises on Property but there will be.

“Its hard to wait around for something you know might never happen;
but its harder to give up when you know its everything you want."


Meanwhile dance fusion continues on the "street beat" and though slow going there never was a stopping it. For now the best case of fusion is using the Mambo basic as Rumba dance basic. A Rock Step and a slow step, looks and feels natural as hell. And what is more it will not be a fad, it is too basic and was danced maybe two or three hundred years back, maybe not exactly but somewhat. Yes, something like the International.


Left turn, right turn, easy as pie. Cross body lead and Underarm turn just as natural as ever. What is changed is the basic step. Arthur Murray's big mistake. Used in over one hundred Caribbean dances. Beguine, Calypso, Rumba, Salsa, Mambo, Son, Montuno etc. etc.

"Y Volvere" by Lucero

If adopted by the Fred Astaire group and the Arthur Murray group, dancers will probably be dancing it two or three hundred years in the future too, in sheer joy of moving to the most beautiful Latin music in existence. Then there is some fusion already of the Filipino Tango into the American Tango. It will evolve to be something beautiful and comfortable. You ain't seen nuttin' yet. And Argentine Tango also on the rise. Someone mentioned a Night Club in Kalealoa featuring Argentine Tango and Tango Valse. Watzzat?

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Latest

OK, the news is in, I have Dry Eye and there is no cure. I have to cut back on my blogging and perhaps one of the blogs may have to go. Not to independence as I had planned but into oblivion. This one is at the bottom of the pile in average daily hits. Just one good Two Center with a little dancing news and a photo now and then would do it. Just email it in with a name of even pen name.

Think about it.
"Things are more like they are today, than they ever were before."
Huh?


With a nice club like Dot's in Wahiawa, Kokohead coulda been a contendah.

Swing has its fans, the ones that love the dance and socialize as people with the common interest. I may not be a fan but I certainly approve of it, they have every right to do as they please. They are not harming anyone. On Oahu we have the Swing Dance Club. And there are plenty of Swing Dancers in East Honolulu.


On the neighbor islands it seems that a large type of ballroom dance is Swing and mostly a Haole group, with the slow absorbency of Orientals and Islanders. Nevertheless they are growing. Only most people don't know about it. Our blogs are getting some information out and about.

Pub's Side Note: Social media in dancing is not about technology, it is about pschology. The tools are always changing but the concepts -- the engagement, transparency, sharing and entertainment?? They are all still there and they still work.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A Struggle

The hits are there but they are misleading. Too many end in ru (Russia) and su (Soviet Union.) All scam, spam robot hits. I cannot stop them and neither can Blogger or Google. We don't have good enough programmers. So we must take all of the hits with a grain of salt. Stats are just not that important anymore because we cannot get accurate stats from anyone.

 "The only time you run out of chances is
when you stop taking them."

Anyway, I have enough blogs to compare with each other and it helps a little. And I will be slowing down a lot because of my physical disabilities. I cannot get out often to gather the information pertinent to the readership and my eyesight is giving me trouble and I must cut down on my computer work. Amounts to the same thing all over, I need Two Centers and Guest Authors to take these blogs over, starting from the best ones with the most hits.


Fortunately we have Aunty Maile of Wahiawa Ballroom
Dance Club willing to share information with our
friends, neighbors, relatives and fellow dancers.

In this sector the private clubs wish to remain private and the studios send out copyrighted stuff so I cannot use it. Tough for them too. So there it is, I will be slowing down and I need help. Fortunately, I just received a nice note from Mr. Doug Kesler who has resumed his teaching at the famous Dream To Dance Studio. Perhaps he can send me occasional news to share with our reader/dancers. Would be great for everyone.

Pub's Side Note: All of these Blogs claim no credit for any images posted on our sites unless otherwise noted. Images on this blog are copied daily by many on the Internet  We try to respect copyrights. If there is an image appearing on this blog by mistake, belongs to you and do not wish for it to appear on this site, please E-mail with a link to said image and it will be promptly removed.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Dancing on Oahu

This island doing pretty good all over. Taking it slow but that is all right too. No news from Kokohead, everybody goes to town for that. They should do as they please.

"It is still true that you cannot bring yourself up
by bringing someone else down."

Meanwhile the rest of the island is jumping. We just got some news from Aunty Maili, (Wahaiwa Ballroom Dance Club) and it is all good news. The beautiful poster for those wanting to drive. This is your great opportunity.


Now that is getting the information to the dancers. These people are developing into the most important people in Dance Blogging on this island.

Paniolo Country by Melveen Leed

Also just received from Aunty Maili:
A nice way to spend a Friday evening from Deanie Bates, President of Aiea Ballroom Dance Assoiciation.

Aiea Ballroom Announcement.
Hope you guys can be with us this Friday, 4/10, at the Palladium for our dance. Time is 6-9:30 pm; color theme is PINK w/ any other color you want. Refreshments at half time. Full ballroom. Bert will dj. Deanie


Pub's Side Note: On the Internet, and people do say what they think.
"The property taxes and sales taxes will go sky high, now that the people got fooled into this dumb choo choo train that goes nowhere. Do like any intelligent human being would do, who doesn't want to go broke and end up homeless. Sell your house and move."

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

On Hold, Pending

Sorry folks but this blog has been invaded by Russian scam, spam, robots. Blogger programmers are a a complete loss. They cannot do anything about them. I will put it on hold for a couple weeks, meanwhile there is Dancing In Hawaii. Platinum Horseshoe and Blogging Hawaii blogs are in the near vicinity. Mahalo.

Try:


Or:

Mahalo

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Just Cruising

Town Dancer staying comfortably in front of the other blogs, even though many are already gaining hits through my promotion in the microblogs such as Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest and Facebook. And I am looking into Tumblr as soon as my dry eyes improve.

"Don't go around thinking the world owes you something.
The world owes you nothing, it was here first."


Microsoft has, as they say in politics, "high negatives". That is, a substantial percentage of people very much dislike Microsoft. They used to be too pushy. They have learned their lesson and slowing down on that scam. Now the highest negatives is Adobe Flash Player. At one time Adobe used to be one of the most respected names in the Computer world. Talk about junk comedowns, dis is dem. Their old "simplifier" programmers have been replaced with the new "circus barker" school of complicator.

“Hey There” By Rosemary Clooney

Now they are even interfering with You Tube. You Tube has always made the effort to make it easy for the user. Whereas people have gone to considerable efforts to avoid buying or using Microsoft products as alternative products, now they are doing the same with Adobe. Boycott them!


"Some Enchanted Evening" by Enzio Pinza

There seems to be evidence that we are getting back some of the dancers that we had lost in the last couple decades. And of course, getting new ones. The night clubs have been doing a good job of creating the fun atmosphere and the kids have done the rest, most starting from the "street dancer" group of just moving to music. The entire enchilada looking good.

It has been explained to me. On the bus: The signs in the front section of the bus are in plain sight and in plain language. "Seats for the elderly and the handicapped." I just found out. It is not that these kids can't read the writing on the walls. They cannot read!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Digital

We do not have too many in this sector that are into the digital technology. Most that are in have cell phones and a few have computers. As per usual I always put them into the small, medium and large categories. Always three. You want more? You can do as you please.

"The dance is over, the applause subsided, but the joy and feeling
will stay with you forever." ~An Exhibition Dancer. 


First of course are the ones that get along just fine with none of it. People have lived for ages very nicely without. So I think these people can do as they damn well please and we should respect their wishes.

"Paniolo Country" by Melveen Leed.

Second is most of us, that have access to the commodities and use them regularly throughout the day. The cellphone, with email and text is the easiest to use. Then the computer, with with Search Engines, Blog and Web sites available, is quite handy and it may take three or four hours daily.


Then you are in trouble when you use a device for more than five hours per day. Some people find they have to check updates in the middle of the night and even experience withdrawal symptoms when separated from their digital companions for too long. It has led some analyzers to describe this type of behavior as an "addiction."

"Sweet Someone" by Don Ho

Each one of us should determine the impact of this stuff on our lives and do something about minimizing its negative influence. How about a little more dancing. Hey, Hey.


Pub's Side Note: Dance Clubs and other Dance Organizations are already coming to terms with the need to integrate their social media efforts with their content strategy, and are seeing the impact of blogs in terms of lead generation, referral traffic, and membership.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Dancers. Where?

I know they are here, all three classes. The mainly music lovers that would rather go to a Night Club in town to listen to live music. Our kind is there too, the lovers of moving to their favorite music in a social atmosphere.  And we also have the kind that are dancers in which dancing is the main thing. They may be Exhibition or Competition Dancers and the music may be secondary. But make no mistake, they can dance.

"You can accept responsibility for your life and realize that it is you
who will get you where you want to go, no one else.”

Dancing in Kokohead? Of course not!

News from Asia:
In China, people can be seen hopping from their bicycles on the way to work to do a few dance turns among early-morning practitioners of Tai Chi in Beijing parks and on the Shanghai Band. The China Daily recently suggested that dance classes could be a healthy way to channel the interests of young people away from premarital sex.

"La Bamba" By Los Lobos

Millions dance in Japan, where ballroom dancing has been regimented into a 12-tier ranking system. Many are inspired by a sentimental Japanese movie, "Shall We Dance?" about a drab office worker who finds meaning for his life on the dance floor. Dancing comes with dim sum at Ocean City Restaurant in Hong Kong and draws celebrities to Paul Bishop's Academy of Dance.


In Thailand the venue is Lumpini Park in Bangkok, where there is already talk of competitin for Olympic medals at the Games coming up, where ballroom dancing is a new event.

"Rock and Roll is Here To Stay" By Danny the Juniors

And in Singapore, the authorities have added ballroom dancing to wine tasting and tennis as an appropriate activity for Government-run matchmaking clubs. That place is jumping.


But nowhere is ballroom dancing bigger than in the Philippines, where ''people power'' and coup attempts are things of the past. Morning, afternoon and evening, in discos, living rooms and stadiums, Filipinos are dancing. They gather under the palm trees in Luneta Park when the born-again Christians are not holding a rally. Plenty of others are dancing up a storm.