Sunday, August 30, 2015

What Is Basic?

Rudolf von Laban was a dance artist and theorist. He is notable as one of the pioneers of modern dance movement in Europe. His work laid the foundations for Laban Movement Analysis and  other more specific developments in dance notation and the evolution of many varieties of Laban Movement Study.

"The only people who are mad at you for speaking the truth are those people who are living a lie."

He is considered to be one of the most important figures in the history of dance. Laban Movement Analysis is a method and language for describing, visualizing, interpreting and documenting all varieties of human movement. It is one type of Laban Movement Study, originating from the work of Rudolf Laban and developed and extended by many others


Here are his first five basic movement for dance. In addition many derived practices
have developed with great emphasis on methods.

"Dancing is a poem, in which each movement is a word."

1.Gesture: Any movement not connected to supporting the body weight. Same as Posturing.

2. Stepping: The transfer of weight from one support to another.

3, Locomotor Movements:That move the dancers from one location to another. They consist of the Walk, Leap, Jump, Hop, Gallop, Slide and Skip.

4, Jumping: Which consists of movement without a point of support.

5. Turning: The basic dance movement of changing the position of the front.

Labans later increased the different amount of movements, But we can start from here and dance to our favorite music in sheer joy, over and over again - forever.

"Morning Dew" by Melveen Leeds 

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A Done Deal

We are getting there. This blog will now be officially The Dance Blogs and will contain just about the same information every Saturday. Da Blog MW will contain update information of the blogs for midweek. The Dance Blogs will gradually assume the duties of both and Da Blogs MW will be deleted.

"What our reader/dancers believe may prevail over the truth."

The list continues in the order of average hits per day. The blog section will include other Web and Blog sites beyond our own and we shall kokua in whatevah we can. Since we are a work in progress, we do not yet know what we are doing. Suggestions will be gratefully accepted - Comments?


The Top Three:

No. 1:Back on top is Town Dancer who had been losing ground daily. Now bouncing back and forth with Blogging Hawaii. It is wide open as to Comments and Two Centers. It will make itself. Patience.

No. 2: Blogging Hawaii has been mostly in Honolulu and with the addition of Makua Alii and Dream To Dance it has gone up in hits steadily. Of course a couple good Guest Authors could make the difference for either one of them.

No. 3: Platinum Horseshoe generally covers West Oahu. The nearest thing we have to any regular clients is Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club and Dance Hawaii is beginning. There will be more, when they are ready. We are willing to help anyone that we can.

"Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho

The Ones still in the running:

No. 4: The Dance Blogs has taken over from Moanalua Corridor and will drop in the next week. I don't really know why it is doing so good,

No. 5: Latin Rhythms still trying to define itself and the Latin scene in music and dance. It is way up because I blogged Salsa No Ka Oi and then we received a comment to boot. New Comments and then a Two Center. Wow!

No. 6: Dancing Nights started out as just another blog and rapidly morphed into a blog for the Night Clubbing crowd. I will have to find a place to visit and blog'em. Then with some comments and a regular Two Center, it will surprise everyone.

No. 7: The Rail Tragedy is mostly in protest - of The Worst Thing that could ever happen to the West Coast of Oahu. And since I don't promote it at all, it serves as a good barometer. A goal for the other blogs to surpass,

No. 8: Da Blogs MW will be just temporary while I work on the details for deleting it

No. 9: Live Music, taking the place of Sea Country and holding on very nicely.  Everyone goes to Kapolei or the Central Valley for dancing and some even go to town too. Only rumors of ballroom dancing is all. We can see what happens with this new one. Patience.

"Morning Dew" by Melveen Leed

Any dance organization that has a counter and would like to be included in our stats is welcome. We can compare to do more of what the top ones do and less of what the bottom ones do. Simple, we will please the reader/dancers. The stats are a long way from being perfect but they are a handy guide.


Valuable Dance News from Other Dance Web and Blog Sites

Dance Fever Oahu covers just about everything at the Palladium and many other venues around the island. The most read dance Web site in Hawaii. Don't miss it.

The Dance Connection and That's Dancing by Frank and Lani Sierra. Mostly covers their own private clients and we should respect. They get much dance news unavailable to us and all you have to do is tune in.

El Trieste, by Jose Jose

There are others and they are welcomed to this fold, however we will respect and not bother if that is their wish. We do state now and then, that we are here to help, not hinder.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Update on a Bumpy Road

The hits are holding up and I do not know why. Of course, the transition is just starting so it should be a couple weeks before it settles down. The devastation by the Present Rail Party is really unforgivable, but no one can do anything. It's the bread, Fred. It's the dough, Flo. And those Fat Cats in Honolulu are making millions and millions of dollars. Minimum wage on the Rail? Don't Laugh.

"Truth will ultimately prevail when many take pains
to bring it to light."


Platinum Horseshoe blog is perking up pretty good as many people are beginning to see the big big advantage of a Second City. Perhaps a third? The Present Rail Party vetos every business park in the West. Yes, we all know, "we coulda been home in 20 minutes." And thousands of cars would be missing from the streets of Honolulu.

"With A Song In My Heart" by Frankie Laine

Platinum Horseshoe is absorbing Waianae dance news very easily and it can do the same for the old Moanalua Corridor down to the Stadium. Blogging Hawaii will take over from the Stadium to town and doing a great job already with the Dream To Dance Studio.


We will have to look into Woodson Dance Academy and Nix Performing Arts both in the Aiea - Pearlridge area. Then there is one in Pearl City that I have not found. Of course, if they already have powerful public relations going, no use for us. We help where we can. They can see what we are doing for Dream To Dance Studio. And the Comments is this blog are crucial.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Dancing in Hawaii

by John Hayashi, Kalihi:

Dancing throughout these islands has reflected our social needs same as anywhere else. These needs were displayed on these islands long before the arrival of the "strangers." And most primitive dances were performed by members of the same sex with little body contact, (line dancing?)  At times they may have been a little too rowdy for the newcomers.

"We must become the change we wish to see in the world."


Ballroom dancing referred to partner dances done in a ballroom to traditional ballroom music. The earliest 19th and 20th century forms of dance began with the subsequent interest of partner dancing. It became fashionable in Hawaii, even prior to WWI, for ladies and gentlemen of the high classes to dress well, dance and have polished manners. Additional partner dances done for pleasure and recreation for all classes were introduced early after the first  world war throughout all the islands.


Much of it became fads and went into history, the same as on the Mainland. The Swing Era had begun in the 1930s, when Americans were trying to forget the Great Depression. Dancing to upbeat music seemed to help. There was quite a bit of swing developed on all the islands and it became more popular as the decade went on, and after the repeal of prohibition, crowds began to outgrow the speakeasies where the dancing had started.


The Mainland led as the band performances moved into bigger halls to accommodate more and more dancers. The bands had to get bigger, too, to fill those halls with more sound. The result was the big band, a sizable orchestra built around saxophones, strident brass, and drums. And with the arrival of large military in Hawaii, there evolved a huge group of people dancing in a social ballroom style. It was a long time coming as it was essentially touch dancing and included all forms of partner dancing done primarily for recreation or pleasure to a variety of musical styles.


The entire syllabus may have had less than one hundred steps and most everyone could dance with anyone somewhat easily. But our dance world rapidly became more diverse and today, we may have over 600 documented steps in Salsa alone. The days of the Big Bands are over and the Big Ballrooms are obsolete. So we will make the effort to standardize a little and fuse more to make Social Dancing more effective to the lead and follow and probably more enjoyable.

"Til I Waltz Again With You" by Theresa Brewer

How about as dance floor of about 4000 square feet? Oh Boy, one third the size of the Palladium. But what a terrific crowd of dancers we could get.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Anybody there?

Anyway we already got some of the best dancers in the Pacific right here on this Island.  Many still training and getting better everyday. So, you think you can dance? Do you need to dust off your dancing shoes or mend the soles? Either way, you need more Dance in your life.

 “Most dancers occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.” 


A blog can evolve into Social Media if it is guided because not very many people know what a blog is. I have been in it for almost 20 years and what do I know? There are many different kinds of blogs and many are run by great people who write what they want to and have many readers interested in what they have to say. That is one extreme and for many it works very well. Some have hits in the tens of thousands per day.


However we don't have any great ones here to do that. Our best bet is to develop Social Media from all of us. Comments and the Two Centers, most needed at the moment. Just to get the information in these blogs.;What information? Our own local doings that's what. We are getting a few and we need more. People are realizing what SOS means.

"Contigo A La Distancia" by Christina Aguilera

Restarting, relocating, training, and technical development are great excuses to dance more, No matter at what level you are now, you can always get better. So go! Go on and Dance!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Mid 19

Our blogosphere has stabilized the hits during the adjustment and the blogs are holding steady. There is always some confusion and we must be patient. No comments yet so our readers are not yet part of Social Media. No formal membership is required and you can comment whenever and whatever you damn well please. The  importance is in an honest opinion.
 
"There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth;
not going all the way, and not starting."


The Top Three are holding at well over 33 average hits per day which is good enough for any blog at present. (1000 hits per month.) So I have to work on the bottom blogs and get them into the 20s. Patience and wait for the Comments. The reader/dancers of this community are not accustomed to talking back except through the Creative Researchers And Producers.


 Get those comments in here!

As we dance all over, Night Clubs, Community Centers, District Parks, School Cafeterias, and Malls, our dance is becoming more standardized into real Social Dancing. (No Gas Station?) In partner dancing it is crucial that the lead can be follow with reasonable assurance, so that the follower will shine brightly.


So, it remains, the need for all the blogs for Comments. From there it will be relatively easy to become a Two Center, contributing your 2 cents of information for the benefit of our fellow dancers. The blogs are still too much SOS and I must do something to reduce that.

So he took her after the dance for a bite to eat. When they were seated he asked, "Do you know the difference between caviar and hamburger?" She said. "No, I'm afraid not." He said, "Good, - Walter, Two hamburgers here."

Monday, August 17, 2015

Latin Pop

All of it based on the music and dance cultures that were here in the Americas, four or five centuries ago before the arrival of the first illegal aliens.

“The belief that there is only one truth, and that oneself is in possession of it,
is the root of all evil in the world”

Most of the Latin music and dance elements interact in different ways and very often a combination of only two or three of these elements is enough to place a given production into the Latin music genre. A Japanese band singing Salsa in Japanese language would be missing most of the elements needed except for the most important one: The music style, which would be enough to place their music into the Latin music genre.

"La Media Luz" por Julio Iglesias

Latin music encompasses hundreds of styles and rhythms including mainstream genres such as Salsa, Tango, Merengue and Brazilian music, as well as traditional rhythms like Andean music, Puerto Rican Bomba, Cuban Son and Musica Llanera.

"Abrazame" por Alejandro Fernandez

Latin Pop is one of the most popular Latin music genres today. However, before the arrival of artists like Shakira and Ricky Martin, Latin Pop first reached a global audience through the work of bandleader Sergio Mendes in the mid-1960s; In later decades, was defined by the romantic ballads that legendary artists such as Julio Iglesias or Roberto Carlos produced back in the 1970s. Latin Pop became the most popular form of Latin music in the United States during the 1980s and 1990s, even achieving massive crossover success among non-Latino listeners during the late 1990s.

:Contigo A La Distancia por Christina Aguilar

Cuban songwriter, Cesar Portillo de la Cruz, whose Contigo en la Distancia (In the Distance, With You) became a huge success in the entire Latin Section of the Americas. He was the king of the Latin romantic song style called "filin" (derived from "feeling" and the ballad.

While not restricted to America by any means, Latin pop was profoundly affected by production techniques and other styles of music—both Latin and otherwise—that originated primarily in the United States. Tejano music, centered in Texas and the U.S./Mexico border region, had begun to introduce synthesizers, slicker production, and a more urban sensibility to formerly rootsy styles like norteño and conjunto.

"Frenesi" por Linda Ronstadt

Moreover, New York with Puerto Ricans and Miami with Cubans were home to athriving Latin club scenes, This music and dance, which during the 1980s,  led to the rise of Latin freestyle, a club-oriented dance music that was rooted in Latin rhythms but relied on synthesizers and drum machines for most of its arrangements. Both of these sounds influenced the rise of Latin pop, which retained Latin rhythms in its uptempo numbers but relied more on mainstream pop for its melodic sense.

Latin pop's first major crossover star was Gloria Estefan, who scored a succession of non-club-oriented dance-pop hits during the mid- to late 1980s, but who eventually became known more as an adult contemporary diva with an affinity for sweeping ballads.

This blend of Latinized dance-pop and adult contemporary balladeering dominated Latin pop through the 1990s; most of its artists sang in Spanish for Latino audiences, although Latin pop's similarity to the mainstream helped several performers score crossover hits when they chose to record in English. Jon Secada landed several pop hits during the mid-1990s, and Tejano pop star Selena's album Dreaming of You actually debuted posthumously at number one on the album charts upon its 1995 release.

 "Contigo A La Distancia por Luis Miguel

In 1946 a housepainter and amateur songwriter named César Portillo de la Luz, who passed away recently. with the romantic song Contigo en la Distancia. Heartfelt and passionate, the lyrics ("There can't be a beautiful melody, unless you're in it/ and I don't want to hear it, unless you're listening too") poured out rapidly like all the young man's compositions. Still being performed all over the world as a classic.

"Detalles" por Roberto Carlos

Within a few years the song would be recognized as the first great hit of a new genre of Latin romantic song and the composer became one of the style's greatest stars. The son of a cigar-roller, Portillo taught himself the guitar in his teens while devouring North American jazz on the radio and coveting the Ella Fitzgerald and Glenn Miller records brought over by the crews on American ships stopping at Havana docks.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Let us face it.

It may be tough, but I have to face it. The next blog to leave will be Moanalua Corridor. The Rail Disaster has wreaked everything around this area. At one time one of the most promising in the entire Hawaiian Islands.

"What is truth? Truth doesn't really exist. Who is going to judge
whether  my experience of an incident is more valid than
yours? Can anyone be trusted to be the judge of that?"


The new slum area is already developing just South of Farrington. And the city counsel already is looking to build low cost housing in the area. Those tenants will have nothing  to say about it. Kapolei may be able to save itself if it can continue to go in the direction of Second City. That means, we can live, work and play in our own kuleana.


Meanwhile I will continue to help the blogs at the bottom. Now all the blogs at double digit average per day hits. Getting them into the twenties will not be easy. There are not enough computer literate people in our Oahu dancing world. In all the blogs, the people that can make comments and the Two Center will make the difference. And the Two Centers can pick any blog they want, whenever and wherever they feel more comfortable. Attempts will be made to keep the readers informed on all the blogs.


Just introduced the new Live Music blog and it is holding steady with the others.  Some people tell me that few people know what a blog is which is an interesting revelation considering that I am not that sure either. Meanwhile there must be many aficionados of the Latin Music and Dance willing to share a little dance experience and a photo or two for the Latin Rhythms blog and help make it into real social media.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Dance Blog 15

The Dance Blog moving along very nicely Saturday and so is the Midweek blog on Tuesday or Wednesday. We are still making the attempt to differentiate every blog and allow it to develop its own interests, depending on the Comments, Two Centers and Guest Authors. They will create the unique differences and evolve our blogosphere into real Social Media.
"What our reader/dancers believe may prevail over the truth."
There will be a list in the order of average hits per day. The blog section will include other Web and Blog sites beyond our own and we shall kokua in whatevah we can. Since we are a work in progress, we do not yet know what we are doing. Suggestions will be gratefully accepted - Comments?


No. 1: Blogging Hawaii. Mostly in Honolulu and with the addition of Makua Alii and Dream To Dance it has surpassed Town Dancer. Of course a couple good Guest Authors could make the difference for either one of them.

No. 2: Town Dancer has been losing ground daily. Now bouncing back and forth with Blogging Hawaii. It had been leaning more towards the International Style of Dance and Exhibition Type dancing. Patience.

No. 3: Platinum Horseshoe generally covers West Oahu. The nearest thing we have to any regular clients is Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club and Dance Hawaii is beginning. There will be, when they are ready. We are willing to help anyone that we can.

No. 4: The Rail Tragedy is mostly in protest - of The Worst Thing that could ever happen to the West Coast of Oahu.

No. 5: The Dance Blog is doing very well and out of single digit average per day hits and in fifth place but it cannot stay there for long. I am looking for Latin Rhythms or Dancing Nights to get in here.

No. 6:  Latin Rhythms and trying to define Latin in music and dance. Everyone has an opinion and all different but they will not put it in writing.

No. 7: Dancing Nights started out as just another blog and rapidly morphed into a blog for the Night Clubbing crowd. Just waiting for those comments and a couple Two Centers.

No. 8:: Moanalua Corridor has dropped drastically and at one time had a terrific territory, Now disappearing in importance because of the Rail Disaster. Patience.
     
No. 9: Live Music, taking the place of Sea Country. Everyone goes to Kapolei or the Central Valley for dancing and some even go to town too. Only rumors of ballroom dancing is all. We can see what happens with this new one.

Any dance organization that has a counter and would like to be included in our stats is welcome. We can compare to do more of what the top ones do and less of what the bottom ones do. Simple, we will please the reader/dancers. The stats are a long way from being perfect but they are a handy guide.


Valuable Dance News from Other Dance Web and Blog Sites

Dance Fever Oahu.covers just about everything at the Palladium and many other venues around the island. The most read dance Web site in Hawaii.

The Dance Connection and That's Dancing by Frank and Lani Sierra. Mostly covers their own private clients and we should respect. They get much dance news unavailable to us and all you have to do is tune in.

Perfidia by Tony Bennett

There are others and they are welcomed to this fold, however we will respect and not bother if that is their wish. We do state now and then, that we are here to help.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Second Place

Well it has been pretty well established by now, Blogging Hawaii has taken over first place. Unfortunately, there is only me. The comments and the Two Centers will be the deciding factors. Of course, a regular Guest Author would clinch it.

"There has really been no secret, - hard work and discipline is needed for success"


Our blogosphere is filling very nicely. People are getting married everyday and want to make their first dance memorable. They can awe their guests with a beautifully choreographed Waltz. Wedding dance lessons for all in the wedding party is the perfect way to prepare for the big day! And then get it in a blog like ours.

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

Fall in love again. Rekindle your love through the intimacy of dance. Feel the thrill of rediscovering your feelings in the arms of each other. Mesmerizing, romantic, and exciting - dance is the ultimate aphrodisiac. We are getting many more married couples that wish to have good clean fun together, maybe even compete for fun.


Use these blogs as you wish. For Social Media they cannot be beat.  Comments are easy to enter, try it. Of course, as a Two Center you can email more information, a photo or two and pick the blog of your choice. Will probably not be seen in Finland, or South Africa or Pakistan. You gotta get Facebook for that. 50 million members! But it will be seen by your freinds, neighbors, relatives and fellow dancers.

I am looking forward to Blogging Hawaii being the first independent blog (from me.) Come on everyone.

Dancing In Town


I am very pleasantly surprised at how well this blog is holding on in spite of the fact that I have over diluted the readership with too many blogs. One has been deleted and Blogger will officially delete it in 60 days. And no news from this sector.

“The truth, of course, is that a billion falsehoods told a billion times
by a billion people are still false.”

Meanwhile, Makua Alii is waking up very nicely. Several years back they had people from the Moanalua Corridor attending but many were lost lost to old age.


I intent to go and pass the camera around like I do all the time. Three or four people usually do an excellent job. I just need more comments from the attendees to make the blog more Social. My promotions with Pinterest, Word Press, Google+ and Twitter have been making some contact.The search engines have done a good job of finding them.


Perhaps I can get some hits for the bottom blogs which I am also testing. I am still waiting for comments on any of our blogs, that's Social Media. Fortunately DJ Tad is playing some of the best of our favorite oldies at Makua Alii. What more could we ask for? So what's doin' at the Moanalua Corridor?

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Midweek 11

The entire blogosphere is at a stand still. I have been making too many changes and not blogging enough. At least now I know what I have to do. We receieved only two comments in the entire week. I am looking forward to at least 20. then we can learn what the reader/dancers want from us.

“People are least themselves when they talk in their own persons.
Give them a mask, and they will tell you the truth.” 


The Two Centers are still with us and with the same conditions. They do not want any commitments. They are willing to contribute one article but the commitment is out. Understandable, but it does not have to be that way. We have Guest Authors that do not blog for weeks. They should do as they please, it is their blog. But if our blog hits are pretty much stagnant, then the Comments and the Two Center can make these blogs into Social Media. I know, - it ain't easy.


Sea Country is going down in hits. Understandable, they have never been able to come up with enough people to make a dance club. They will eventually, but not likely this year. I do not wish to delete it so I may be able to find another subject for it. The best suggestion so far is for "Live Music." And I realize that there are a lot of fans out there for Live Music.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Waltz

By Jeremy Tsu, Aiea

The defense of American waltz is not just as a money maker. By making you close your feet you learn to lower on beat 3. Later you can learn the much harder skill of lowering in open footwork. And to beat it all, American, Country and Latin Styles are much more social fun and do not require an acre of ground to enjoy.

"Every lie is two lies — the lie we tell others and
the lie we tell ourselves to justify it."


In truth Waltz had already evolved into something much different by lower class people in Europe, from the original Viennese Waltz by the end of the 19th century. And Country in the US was beginning to develop its own at about that time too. It is quite useful on dance floors where it's too crowded to travel. Later it was danced by older couples to big band music. It has further evolved into the perfect social type dance for homes, small community centers, and night clubs.


Country and American silver Waltz are very compatible in terms of floorcraft. American bronze dancers clog up the works unless they stick to the center of the floor. International Standard Waltz dancing seems to confuse or annoy the Country dancers, who are not used to maneuvering around couples which zig-zag across LOD. And to further complicate matters, there are even more different waltzes throughout the world.

"The Tennessee Waltz" By Patti Page

Country Waltz in also more of a progressive dance that very rarely moves diagonally across LOD (aside from partners crossing tracks), and includes lots of two-handed and cross-handed side-by-side and semi-open patterns where the lady spins or turns more than the man. The only syncopated steps commonly seen are ladies spins and hesitations.


Silver American style is more of a progressive dance, and it becomes more disciplined. It is mostly moving straight down LOD, and including more outside partner floor work than International style. Nevertheless, Waltz remains among some of the most beautiful music produced by humans in the world today and even more wonderful to move to it in dance.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Dance Blog 8

The Dance Blog will be every Saturday and we will have a Midweek blog on Tuesday or Wednesday. We will still make the attempt to differentiate every blog and allow it to develop its own interests, depending on the Comments, Two Centers and Guest Authors. They will create the unique differences and evolve our blogosphere into real Social Media.
"It's easy to find reasons for division between people. Finding common ground is harder, but a step towards happiness."
There will be a list in the order of average hits per day. The blog section will include other Web and Blog sites beyond our own and we shall kokua in whatevah we can. Since we are a work in progress, we do not yet know what we are doing. Suggestions will be gratefully accepted - Comments?



No. 1: Blogging Hawaii. Mostly in Honolulu and with the addition of Makua Alii and Dream To Dance it has surpassed Town Dancer. Of course a couple good Guest Authors could make the difference for either one of them.

No. 2: Town Dancer has been losing ground daily. It had been leaning more towards the International Style of Dance and Exhibition Type dancing. Patience.

No. 3: Platinum Horseshoe generally covers West Oahu. The nearest thing we have to any regular clients is Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club and Dance Hawaii is beginning. There will be, when they are ready. We are willing to help anyone that we can.

No. 4: The Rail Tragedy is mostly in protest - of The Worst Thing that could ever happen to the West Coast of Oahu.

No. 5: Latin Rhythms and trying to define Latin in music and dance. Everyone has an opinion and all different but they will not put it in writing.

No. 6: Dancing Nights started out as just another blog and rapidly morphed into a blog for the Night Clubbing crowd. Just waiting for those comments and a couple Two Centers.

No. 7: Moanalua Corridor has dropped drastically and at one time had a terrific territory, Now disappearing in importance because of the Rail Disaster. Patience.
     
No. 8: The Dance Blog is doing very well and now out of single digit average per day hits.

No. 9: Sea Country and it is a wonder it is still there. Everyone goes to Kapolei or the Central Valley for dancing and some even go to town too. Only rumors of ballroom dancing is all.

Any dance organization that has a counter and would like to be included in our stats is welcome. We can compare to do more of what the top ones do and less of what the bottom ones do. Simple, we will please the reader/dancers. The stats are a long way from being perfect but they are a handy guide.



Valuable Dance News from Other Dance Web and Blog Sites

Dance Fever Oahu.covers just about everything at the Palladium and many other venues around the island. The most read dance Web site in Hawaii.

The Dance Connection and That's Dancing by Frank and Lani Sierra. Mostly covers their own private clients and we should respect. They get much dance news unavailable to us and all you have to do is tune in.

"Crazy" by Linda Rondstadt

There are others and they are welcomed to this fold, however we will respect and not bother if that is their wish. We do state now and then, that we are here to help.

Friday, August 7, 2015

More Dancers?

The long decline of Ballroom Dancing has certainly stopped now. People are meeting new people everyday and you can get out and be part of the fun. A fun way to meet new people is through the universal language of dance. Dance lessons will get you out on the dance floor with your friends or maybe you'll catch the eye of that special someone. Dancing is a very social affair and you have many choices.

"People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because
they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost."


Health and exercise - be fit -. change your body - change your outlook, and change your life. Exercise routines can be boring, but it is much different when you are moving to your favorite music. Dance your way to a healthy body and happier lifestyle. Dancing is the answer to your sedentary days at the office. Make the change and be happy. Most of us in Hawaii are well aware of the benefits of social dance.

"Tangerine" By Jimmy Dorsey


Looking for a New Hobby? Discover your hidden talent. Dance is a wonderful hobby that is both enjoyable and challenging at the same time. It's a universal skill that can be learned at any age and at any fitness level. We're all dancers at heart! And in Hawaii we have some of the best that will want to help you too.

"Every truth may have two sides; it is as well to look at both,
before we commit ourselves to either of them."