Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Dance Hawaii

We are getting some dance news this week direct from Maurice:

Week of June 28th, 2015
to July 5th, 2015
Maurice T Morita, President
Cell phone #:
email address: mauricetmorita@gmail.com
mailing address:
808 Ahua st. #82,
Honolulu, Hi. 96819

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

Dance Hawaii 2nd quarter dance classes will end on July 6th, 2015 3rd quarter dance classes schedule (August-September) listed below, Dance Hawaii costs Membership fee for 2015: $10.00 (one time payment) 8 dance classes / 2 classes per night / $10.00 per dance class - total of $20.00 per person / enroll in 2 dance classes - line dance class is free line dance class only - $10.00

Join the United Visayan Committee of Hawaii, cost: $63.00 per year / $31.00 initiation fee(one time payment.) Benefit: attend Monday & Thursday nights free. See Maurice Morita for more information

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Still Here

This blog, near the bottom and along with all the others is leveling off. They all need something and I know it and other people know it, but we just cannot get together. Many are interested but don't know how to get into it. There are not that many computer literate people in our dance world. It is still taking time. Slowly we move and once we get moving nothing will stop us.

"If you want to truly understand something, try to change it."

I am slowing down in my blogging because of my physical disabilities, and the hits drop.  But the blogs are slowly adjusting to each other and it is becoming quite clear that territorially the Information Contributors and the Guest Authors will ultimately make the difference and define each blog.

"Morning Dew" by Melveen Leed

I try be much less strict than originally and let each and every information  contributor make their own decisions as long as names are attached. Each will operate as if it were their own personal blog. I am sure now, from my own personal stats, that our total blogs cannot go above the current nine blogs, in the foreseeable future.

"I Can Dream, Can't I" by the Andrews Sisters

So we are getting to that point if getting the best ones into independence. First pick any blog and comment.This is known as feedback. And all of our blogs need this just to live. And the second part, of course, is becoming a Two Center and will email information and/or photos for the benefit of the reader/dancers.

“We all know now that a lie can only control a person if that person believes it.”

Let it roll

Now all I have to do is blog for a while. It will take a couple months to know which way this blogosphere is going. But it must go its own way. I can help but just a little. It will still be wide open to comments, and Two Centers. I don't have to repeat myself. Platinum Horseshoe is doing all right and with the right people, wow! The rest are up for grabs and anyone can do it.

"Every day we are gifted with a glorious sunrise and a glorious sunset,
life is happening, we are alive -  and yet we want more."

The dancers are pretty much Town Dancers. They belong to clubs in town and they dance in town. So the comments will be directed to these people. I see very few comments in all the dance blogs of this island. This will come about slowly when they find out what blogging is all about.

The Tango is developing quite well in town. There seems to be more groups and for some reason or another they do not quite accept the fact that it is Lain dance. Many do not know that there are ten different Tangos danced in Argentina and that ain't Europe.

In the rest of Latin America it is about the same for Argentine, International and American. The Finns developed the Finnish Tango which became so popular in Norway and Sweden that eventually went thru the Baltic countries over to Poland, Germany and Denmark. It is now known as the Nordic Tango.

In its heyday, China developed a Tango derived from the Argentine Tango and gradually was acquired by Korea and Japan into their own tangos. We have the Filipino Tango which is fusing very nicely with the American Tango on Oahu and may eventually evolve into a Hawaiian Tango

And there are several others developing on the mainland. The most famous for now is the Foxtantino which fusing the Fox Trot with the Tango. Personally I would have a "social tango" that we could dance easily with each other on the regular social dance floor. Call it what you want but make it all basic, very basic moves just so you can enjoy moving to the Tango music.

Friday, June 26, 2015

We may lose it.

It is looking like the Rail Disaster is making the final decision for this blog. We tried  and others have tried but the Rail Crisis will continue and get worse. At one time, this was the most heavily populated section of Oahu next to town and could have been very easily Second City. Most people can see the disaster that is happening around them now.

"Adversity is something we all try to avoid as often as possible,
but it is through adversity where true strength shows itself."

The new slum district of Oahu is already developing south of Farrington from Pearl City to Town. Kalihi north of King street will be more class.  As it will also be north of Moanalua Road. If we must dance, we have to go elsewhere and Kapolei and Kalihi are getting ready.

"Stranger In Paradise" by Tony Bennett

Pearl City to Salt Lake will be a part of the Platinum Horseshoe blog. Kalihi will be in the Blogging Hawaii blog. And we will still publish whatever information and photos we can get for the benefit of all. Comment, Two Centers, Guest Authors are all welcome. The phase out will be slow, perhaps to the end of August and give it the benefit of the doubt all the way.

 "These blogs will remain, of the dancers, by the dancers and for the dancers."

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Finally Equals

Or pretty close to it and it was easy. At the same time I am finding out a lot of facts uncovered in my spreadsheet data. Seven Guest Authors that could blog once a week would send the hits up through the roof. I have just let all of them go (Guest Authors and Blogs) as they wanted to go, Yesterday was the first time that Blogging Hawaii passed Town Dancer is average hits per day. Now I can match them and blog each with the same amount of days omitted.

"The first step towards our success will be taken when we refuse to be a captive
of the environment in which we find ourselves in."

Platinum Horseshoe and Moanalua Corridor will be part of this top group because either one of them could be a good number one with a good steady Two Center and a good steady Guest Author. The rest will remain in the possibles and with the same criteria.

"Maui Waltz" by Loyal Garner

Comments are still needed at the end of each blog, but there the reader/dancers have not been accustomed to talking back. The Two Centers couldl be willing to email information and/or photos will determine which of the blogs will stay.

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

The reader/dancers are sure to respond with hits where there is information to be had. I have found that the biggest myth about modern blog tactics is that you need a huge list of followers to achieve your goals. I do not believe that to be true.

Most of what we need is information and photos to share with our friends, neighbors, relatives and fellow dancers. Every one is accustomed to advertising "before" the fact. Very nice and we consider that information. Whereas the most important part is the public relations "after the fact" in our dance groups and let everyone know what happened at the shindig, photos and information.

"Stranger In Paradise" by Tony Bennett

In my experience, most dance web and blog sites are selling their club or organization as a social service. Although there is a small obstacle, it does not seem to be that many dancers are computer literate enough to surf the dance web and blog sites. However many seem to be learning very well. Once they become aware of the pot holes in the internet and learn to avoid them, then they can get a lot from just surfing the net and getting the best information on dancing and of where to enjoy your dancing. 
"They don't require proof, so if their minds are already made up,
do not confuse them with facts."

Monday, June 22, 2015

Waking Up?

There seems to be few dancers that can see the need for a place to dance in this area. The traffic in Honolulu is very bad and due to get worse when the Rail Disaster is in. There are many places to dance in town and the only reason they are losing people is because of the traffic on Kalakaua. On Saturday night, Wow! - it is worse than Los Angeles,  

"We do not have to wait; the time will never be 'just right.' We must start where
we stand, and work with whatever tools we may have at our command,
and know full well that better tools will be found as we go along."

So what can we, as citizens of this community do to help? Yes, we just need a place to dance and we mean in West Honolulu. You gotta go downtown - fine with us. But the outskirts are wanting more independence from the Fat Cats in town. Nobody wants another Rail Catastrophe in their back yard. Auwe.

"Green Eyes" by Jimmy Dorsey

Perhaps even the first Latin dance club in Hawaii. Latin Waltzes (two of them,) Rumba, (naturally,) Cha Cha Cha (a must.) Also there is Samba, Tango and even Mambo. Most of the social dances of the last century. Anyway, there is enough variety there to please most social dancers. If they want to throw in Fox Trot, why not? Perhaps the two dance studios in the vicinity could help.

Saturday, June 20, 2015


At least now we know. People still accept Web sites a lot easier than Blog sites. For some reason or other, there seems to be more "class" attached onto a Web site. We use to hear it quite often, "Oh, we have our own Web site now." as if that established that they had "arrived." There is more to it than that.

"Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge."<

Now in our blogs sites, we are concerned with communication to the vast dance audience out there and much of it has ignore us. We have ample evidence that graphics (photos) have a definite tendency to increase user engagement on Web or Blog sites. Therefore, we need to include as many visual attractions as possible to promote our content. If we can get the people to learn how to email a photo, we can post and share with our fellow dancers.

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

And though the counters are pretty badly done, we can still use them as a guide. Mine were pretty well screwed up with scam, spam robot hits that did something for somebody but certainly not for me or the reader/dancers of this community. I have been gradually reinstalling the counter on our blogs. Not the gospel but they help to compare in many ways and I can install my own methods into my spreadsheet program. And I am learning all the time. Anyone out there knows it all? For sure the more information that comes in and is published, the more readers we will get. It is taking time.

"Follow your dreams and the universe will eventually open doors
whereas before, there were only walls."

We still have Twitter, Word Press, Tumblr and Linkedin to help spread the word. Many of them with my Pen Name. We just dropped Facebook, they are just too much. You can have them.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Bright Lights on Broadway

There were over 100 thousand albums published in the last decade. With an average of 10 songs each, that is over one million songs in the last decade. We can say safely that less than ten percent will be memorable, which is still over 100 thousand songs.

"When we look to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves."

No one that puts on their earphones when they get up in the morning and take them off in the evening to go to sleep can hear that many songs. And hearing music in that fashion just isn't "da reel teeng,". why? Think it over. Music is to be appreciated and too much is, well, too much.

"How High The Moon" by Les Paul and Mary Ford

Anyway we received a postcard from Doug Kesler with this nice poster of
the Extravadanza Of The Year in Just One More Month.

You will have time to dine and dance to good music, enjoy the terrific
entertainment but also time to digest the splendor of it all with
your friends, neighbors, relatives and fellow dancers.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

There is hope

Apparently not all the dancers in East Honolulu are tied irrevocably with downtown. There has been some interest in dancing in the East. They have a couple of good dance studios though we don't know where and there has been interest in social dance classes in schools and community centers. So they have needed a little more publicity? We are willing to help.

"Motivation may be the art of getting people to do what you
want them to do because they want to do it."

Of course, most of the dancers are social dancers and not that interested in exhibition or competition dancing, nothing strange about that. Most of the dancers in our entire dance world are just social dancers and enjoy moving to music. And most of us are also certain that many of the existing social dancers could with time become proficient enough to go for exhibitions and even competitions.

Just make sure they get their basics, which are not stressed enough in professional circles. And we have the existence of LAGS. The Latest And Greatest Syndrome. A simple collusion between the student and the dance instructor to get them on the dance floor with the latest gimmick that looks flashy and calls attention from their fellow dancers.

"Maui Waltz" by Loyal Garner

There is still a chance of a good dance club in the East and they can certainly get a good group together. Dance Hawaii had a good class program set up but not enough publicity. Patience. Anything to avoid the terrible traffic in town. that is due to get worse.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

The Waltz

There are almost 7 billion people on the planet Earth. Fans of rap do not reach a hundred million, so we have the other 6.9 billion available for Waltz. And the fans of Waltz are still growing.

Peaple who never alter their opinions are like standing water,
and breed reptiles of the mind."

"Maui Waltz" by Loyal Garner

It began to evolve almost three hundred years ago and is still going strong with perhaps, 10 different styles of the one, two, three count. For instance, in Mexico they like the Viennese type and in the rest of the Americas more like the American or Country styles. In Japan they are very much into the International style.

"The Last Waltz" by Englebert Humperdinck

There are several types of Waltz in the US and American Social style Waltz is a different dance from International Standard (Slow) Waltz, both of which are different from Country Waltz. And there will be an amalgamation of the Country with the American. They are practically interchangeable at present.

International Waltz (both bronze and silver) are progressive dances that move not only down the line of dance. They also move diagonally (3/8th turns according to the syllabus) across LOD, and include both straight tempo steps and syncopated steps (dbl. reverse spin and syncopated chasse in the bronze syllabus).

American bronze is more of a spot dance, closer to box rumba than silver waltz, and International people say that it was invented by franchise studios in order to make money by easy teaching stuff to paying students as slowly as possible. Fortunately, most of the teachers we have today are dedicated to have their students become good dancers and appreciate all the good ramifications.

Friday, June 12, 2015

The USB (thumb) Drives

Our reader/dancers are really picking up on our actions and how they will evolve for everyone. Latelty had been the introduction of our USB drives as a promotional item for this blog and actually all the other blogs too. I went to Makua Alii Dance last night and many of the people are still not sure what a USB drives is good for. What's wrong with that? We don't know everything but we can sure learn.

"Never forget the people who made you who you are today, good or bad."

In the old days, I would go to some office and need a couple pages of information. They could copy on their copy machines and I could take the copies. At home, I could then put them in my scanner and I could get the information into my computer and I could work it from there. Not necessary for me any longer and I have donated my scanner to my next door neighbor, the City Of Joy, a church organization.

":Morning Dew" by Melveen Leed

Lately I had carried on my key chain a USB drive. Wherever I went and needed information, I could stick it into their computer and download the information direct to my USB drive. At home I could merely transfer it over into my computer for further work. Just beautiful. Since I cannot get around much anymore I do not carry the USB drive.

 "Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho

I am currently getting my favorite song videos into my promotional USB drives and now I must find a way to give them away to those that have the good speakers or earphones for their computers. The first one will have two Latin bolero/rumbas from Mexico City so that you can see and hear what the upper crust listen to in Latin Music. They are free and anyone can have one, except that they have to find our how to get them. Like I said, FREE. And I don't fool around.

Then I am experimenting with the Memory card that is used in cameras. Same as a USB drive, can save digital data, and I have just received email from Calvin that he is able to see the video I sent him on a memory card. Good head start. I am working on it because, I cannot get around much anymore but I can use snail mail, and send several memory cards in one regular envelop to some people.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

So What Snew?

Town Dancer is still number one in total page views and may become the first independent as soon as we get a couple more steady Information Contributors. However, Blogging Hawaii is catching up in hits and with a good guest author would be the one to take the lead.

"What you see may depend on what you're looking for."

Blogging Hawaii is already getting some good information from our fellow dancers. The more information we get the more readers we will get. "Dat's Social Media." I would like nothing better than to see one of these blogs become independent.

In East Honolulu, there is a need for good dance space, Not anything like the Palladium with 11 thousand square feet, one quarter the size would be just fine to develop a good friendly group and not have to drive to Honolulu and get in that traffic that gets worse every day.

 "Maria Elena" by Jimmy Dorsey

Most of the dancers in this section are in the American Style of Dance, so they do not need as much room as International Dancers. Quickstep is a fine dance and is there for a reason. However the Peabody which was the American version of the quick step is now obsolete. So it will come about, we will have a place to dance in East. Even if you have to pay for the Choo Choo train that powers the Present Rail Party. Millions and millions of dollars in pure profits.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Worst Place on this Island.

This section wins first prize for the worst place to be on this Island in these times. The traffic is snarled in Farrington and also the freeway. The Present Rail Party does not care about the people, they just want them to get used to 14 hour work days. And the Fat Cats in Honolulu are already making millions and millions of dollars in profits. It cost them 200 thousand to lie about Ben Cayetano, a drop in the bucket compared to millions they have already made. It was all about the cash, Nash.

 "You can con some of the people all of the time. and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot con all of the people all the time." Who said that?

Meanwhile the dancers want to do something about dancing. And everyone knows enough to keep away from Farrington or even close to the Rail Disaster. The noise will be horrible. Steel wheels on steel rails are more profitable. Big Bucks is their name. Property taxes are going to double. Who cares?

The beautiful Pearl City Business Park. They were able to build it before the Present Rail Party was formed. Two more like this and you would have 800 less cars to and from Honolulu and 800 less cars in Honolulu Traffic. Jest da big bucks would not be there.

But there will be a Dance Studio - Night Club somewhere on Moanalua Road that will entice enough dancers at all levels. It has to be private because the politicians are, - well, you know. What ever happened to the Dance Pavilion at the Patsy Mink Recreation Center in Waipio? Heh, heh. They need the money for Da Rail Catastrophe.

The beautiful new Tourist Buses in town. Now that is riding in
"comfort." All over, the world trying to get people off their cars 
and use Public Transportation. All Present Rail Party
manuals have had the word "comfort" deleted.

Actually we do not need Palladium sized (11000 sq ft) ballrooms One third the size would be perfect and it would be packed every Saturday night by people that live in West Oahu. The Fat Cats in Honolulu don't like that. In Kapolei it is going around stronger, "Live, Work and Play in our own kuleana." You need the Rail Disaster, you are stuck with it.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Little By Little

Received a very nice Poster postcard Doug Kesler announcing his New Extravadanza at the Pacific Beach Hotel. Unfortunately I do not have a scanner anymore, I just donated it to the City Of Joy, next door neighbors, a church. I get mostly by email, and if get it in Jpeg, it is perfect.

“Everything happens for a reason and every action has a reaction,
and what's meant to be will always find a way to come about.

Meanwhile, part of my sporting around the computer is learning to make posters, so I made this one for Doug and we have plenty time for him to send me the good one. So if you gotta go downtown for a good evening of dining, dancing and good entertainment, this is it.

Meanwhile Latin Dancing is picking up very nicely and I have not seen it but they have Latin Line dancing now. Wow!  Of course, line dancing is a good beginning in moving the body to music without a partner. You can just let yourself roll and if you like the music it will be heaven on earth.

Most of the music is the same music as in ballroom partner dancing. It is a matter of adjusting your dance with a partner as a lead or as a follow. Even though line dancing kicked off more than four decades ago, it's still being danced to today in all parts of the world. It is a great way to have fun, solo, as well as getting the usual dance exercise, Some senior centers in Hawaii offer line dance classes each week.

"Achy Breaky Heart" by Billy Ray Cyrus

And many of us can find ourselves addicted to it in a good way. The dancers also love the music, gain confidence as they master the dance and form friendships, It may be one of the best (fitness) activities you can do for total body wellness.
And many line dancers only line dance, they have all the fun and fitness exercise that need..

Dancing is a unique form of exercise because it provides the heart-healthy benefits of an aerobic exercise while allowing you to engage in a social activity that may be lotsa fun. Line dancing is especially stimulating to the mind and can reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease. So what are we waiting for in East Honolulu,

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Closing - Opening

The way of business in the Islands - I heard that Boston Basil's on the Big Island closed.  They seemed to have a nice crowd, employees and customers. I have been accustomed to getting ordinary, run of the mill flyers from everyone. But Olga Salvatorre and the Kona people really seem to know what real hype is about. For me not only did the posters look nice and lend beautiful color to our blog and were very informative and easy to copy and post it just like that.

"I Remember You" by Don Ho

If they can read this I hope they can send us more posters. Our reader/dancers appreciated it. Of course, we are also going to have a good dancing night club opening in the Kapolei area one of these days. People will come from all over the Western part of this Island. The residents of the West will no longer have to buck that heavy traffic on the freeway to town. Live, work and play in our own kuleana is the motto of Second City and applies to the entire West because of the Rail Catastrophe, that will be a real humbug for everyone.

"We did not change as we grew older; we just became more clearly ourselves."

"I Believe" by Frankie Laine

Town Dancer blog hits are dropping and Blogging Hawaii is going up. It will probably be just one Guest Author that is able to blog two or three times per month to do it. Then this may be the blog to make it to independence from me. In effect the Bloggers will have a blog of their own within the blog and the bloggers will share the hits which are sure to increase. They can blog whenever and whatever they damn well please. And there is no registration, no annual or monthly meetings, or dues. With a couple of Two Centers to help with the information, they can keep the reader/dancers well informed.

 How far that little candle throws his beams!
So shines a good deed in a weary world