Thursday, February 28, 2019

Let's Blog It.


This is blog is now definitely second, in average hits per day. Understandable because of the competition. But I am beginning to know my business, we need feedback to share with our reader/dancers and get more readers. Of course all the blogs need polish and they are a work in progress. I would like to set up a photo album and some video. I have made dance posters with professional dancers and I am going to get photos of our good people and replace them in all the posters. Dance teachers, studio owners and dancers can use the blogs to recruit new dancers.

"My favorite dance is the Fox Trot. It is a proper dance
with proper music and it has class." ~ Laslo


We’d also be happy to have Information and Photo Contributors and which many will find it easier to do. We ask the dance community to share news on our friends, the individual dancers and their accomplishments. You can even send in items about local issues that aren’t directly related to dance, including things like law changes and other stories that relate to kids and families. It’s your blog, so you get to send in what you want.You don’t need any experience to get started, and it won’t cost you a thing, except a few moments of your time.

"Dancing in the Streets" by Nohelani Cipriano


With the increased interest in Latin music and dance, a blog may eventually emerge concentrating on the Latin sound and help to develop a mature group into the dances we have been dancing. We can help straighten out any the defects that may have been installed for decades.  Samba with five different basics? Unbelievable, but it is there. Bossa Nova, the music and dance overlooked by whom? We are learning, this week end alone, there is no way that anyone could go to a 100th of what is offered on this island. Most dancing is on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Some places have Monday nights. The dancers have plenty of places available to dance this coming weekend.

"Social dancers know that we build too many walls - and not enough bridges."

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

2019 Looking Good

This year is looking nice in spite of my worsening health. Fortunately for me, moving to Mililani has done wonders for my depression, Since I had spread myself too thin, cutting down to only five blogs has been a very good method of cutting down on my work. No one has complained but then I don't get much feedback anyway. Of course there are a few that are beginning to see the advantage of blogs not "instead of" but blogs as "an addition to" their public relations. The entire enchilada is still relatively new, so we all must be patient. The readers are there and they are increasing every day.

"OK, we are starting to blog. Hey, life is short. At some point, we must take our
communication to its logical extreme, and blogging is how many of us
are going to be communicating anyway. Think about it."



I am in the process of trying to find the studios in West Oahu that are into our kind of social dance and perhaps we can give them access to our type of public relations. Some have excellent Web sites and just not interested. Since there is so much out there that is only business, many think in terms of paid advertising. So we must be patient there too. All they have to do is Email an item and/or photo and I will blog it ASAP. They may be very pleasantly surprise and from there we can get some good information contributors from many and the readership will keep going up. Social Media.

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz


We just have to be patient and hope for the best.There are over 20,000 potential dancers in this area, and most are going to Honolulu to dance. And not very often because it is so far. In Mililani they believe that, "I coulda been home in 20 minutes." There many places in town it will take 20 minutes to get out in the street. And very gratifying that in West Oahu, they are settling on the American Style of Social Dance. Very acceptable and melds very easily with the night club scene. We are fortunate to have some of the best American style teachers on this island. Now we just have to find some places to dance, with some good music and a better atmosphere.

"To spread our wings and fly boldly - To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies,
our symbols of renewal and rebirth - To offer daily Thanksgiving for ourselves,
our families, our friends, our community, for the whole world."

Monday, February 25, 2019

Photographs are necessary

We are down to five blogs but all five are getting more solid everyday, only because of something as simple as, we are learning more and we are teaching less. I have been running into dance Web and Blog sites on the Mainland and they are all different. There is a sameness in a few items that remain the same such as the type of dance or dances. For us on Oahu I have had to let the readers decide. Since I have little feedback it has been slow. Photos we need and I am not a Photographer.

"Social dancers believe it is every dancer's duty to give the world a reason to dance."


On Oahu we have the only full service photography school that is open to the public and devoted to commercial photography. Hawaii School of Photography has a program/course for you whether you want to learn how to take better photographs with your phone, further develop your understanding of more advanced camera mechanics, learn basic lighting techniques, or advance yourself as a professional photographer.

"You are here.   X
If you are not here please ignore this notice.


I have Fumbleitis and have difficulty taking photos. So I pass my "point and shoot" camera around to anyone that can aim and press the button. I am getting photos that are the very varied and interesting. Maile Yagi emailed some dillies from the last social and the hits went through the roof, The most efficient photos seem to be in the three to five people group size.They give the distinction of having more than one person at the dance function. Too many people in one photo is difficult to get in a collage. We just want to show that people were there and the people, of course, want to see themselves there.

"Social dancers know that the Truth is heavy, therefore few care to carry it."

Sunday, February 24, 2019

The 21st Century is here.

I can see the dance scene a lot more clearly these last couple of months and I feel that we are now firmly into the 21st century. There are many dance groups on Oahu and most go through the motions but they are not democratically run. They are oligarchies but fortunately they are "benevolent" oligarchies. The want to do good for the dancers. The "normal" curve seems to be there except that the availability of computers is still in doubt.

"Social dancers know that most of the people who had Rumba ambitions
at the beginning had minuet bodies. But eventually they got it."


The top 20 percent are "Gung Ho" for blogs and any type of communication with the entire island including advertising. They are able to see the advantages of public relations and are willing to kokua to Da Max. Then there are about 70% "fellow travelers" that feel that all of that is nice, - now let's get on with the dancing. Still a great group in the molding. Then on the bottom are the ten per cent that simply are not for any outside intrusions and blogs are not needed. We will do our utmost to respect their wishes.

"Be My Love" by Mario Lanza


We are making some contact with feedback. Most of our readers still think of a "large" commitment and we cannot blame them. Some have had experience in newsletters and know that it can be be quite a commitment. But blogs are not newsletters.It is much like advertising, but it is really a more direct communication to the reader/dancers. And you write only when you damn well please. we just provide the platform. Slightly different way of looking at it and it lends itself easily as Social Media. So somebody email it in. A sentence, two sentences? Three? Why not? - and it is your choice.

“Social dancers know that in theory, - theory is the same as practice,
but it is not the same in practice.”

Saturday, February 23, 2019

West Oahu will lead the way.

Our best example is still Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club in which group opinions are essentially standardized and they may come to a head through one person. And at times that person may be involved with what they think is a commitment.) These are usually very well accepted opinions. The results are still for the benefit of the dancers.

"My kitchen linoleum is so black and shiny that I waltz while I wait for the kettle to boil.
This pleasure is for the old who live alone." ~ Marilyn


Dare to Be

When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.
When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.
When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.
When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.
When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.

When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.
When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going.
When times are tough, dare to be tougher.
When love hurts you, dare to love again.
When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.

When another is lost, dare to help them find the way.
When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.
When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.
When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.
When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best.

Dare to be the best you can – At all times, Dare to be!”

 "Save The Last Dance For Me" by Englebert Humperdinck

Friday, February 22, 2019

The Dance Party

It is coming out quite clearly that the most important reader/dancers, at the moment, in our type of blogging on Oahu are the information and photo contributors at a dance party. These people help to solidify the blog with just a few words at the function. They can be very helpful in taking a few photos using my camera at the function. There are others that can email items of dance interest and additional photos the next day, that I can post. We get a wide range of views and opinions, And most of it is interesting, not only for the people that were there, but also for the people that were not there.

"The Exhibition Dancer creates a sculpture that is visible only for a moment.” 


Then there is a different view from their part of the ballroom that is not the same as from my part of the ballroom. The differences on everything that is reported on dancing is what make a blog into Social Media. And we certainly are getting there.The increase in hits has slowed to a crawl. I already have seen the proof. SOS (same old shit) just provides the basic. The real Social Media is when we get different points of view. And opinions are just like noses, everyone has got one and they are all a little different.

"When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" by Bing Crosby  1939


Every time I get a couple of sentences from the outside or a paragraph, I can guarantee the hits. Reference material, I have plenty of - I have access to the best dictionaries in the entire world on my computer through the Internet and a Thesaurus equally accessible. How about quotes, perhaps 50000 of them available on the Internet, divided into perhaps 300 different categories., Jokes. the same, 100 thousand and also divided by categories. This is for most reference material. Photos, I have people that have offered my use of their photos in Flicker, about 10000 and/or Photobucket, another 10000 photos. That is all reference material.

"Social dancers know that no one is listening until you make a mistake."

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Tango

Tango is a dance that evolved from the Indian Cat dances of the Incas before the arrival of the first illegals. Usually six to eight steps and then a pounce. Similar to the first Fox Trot, five hundred years later, six to eight steps and a sudden stop. It acquire the name Milonga when it began to be used by the natives in Argentina and Uruguay. The arrival of the slaves helped shape the Milonga because the movements were simple and the dance became definitely low class when it was taken over by districts of ill repute in Buenos Aires Aires and Montevideo,

"I love Tango. I use to dance it when I was young." ~ Pope Francis

 

The music continued to evolve from the fusion of various forms of music from Europe in the1800s, Initially, it was just one of the many dances, but it soon became popular throughout society, as theatres and street barrel organs spread it from the suburbs to the working-class slums, which were packed with hundreds of thousands of European immigrants. The name Tango was picked by the top performers of the song and dance in the 1890s. But the name Milonga -Tango remained for decades and it was introduce into Europe in the early 1900s. Argentine is basic but which Argentine Tango? Nordic Tango is beautiful, but so is American Tango.

"La Comparsita" por Placido Domingo

Street Dance Tango
In Hawaii, the Filipino Tango is emerging and it is more like the original Milonga than many of the others. Step, step, step! And of course the International is fantastic for its Competition and Exhibition qualities. Fortunately we have the biggest help to all of dancing on these islands with Dance Fever Oahu and Franks Blogs, We hope they will have a statement to make in here when the time comes. For all of our fellow dancers, exercise your writing muscles, the more you practice the more you improve. Comments should be short, fast, to the point and make a nice impact. They are excellent exercises for your writing skills.. Any other dance blogs interested, we welcome them.''

"Opportunity is sometimes hard to recognize when
we are only looking for a lucky break."

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Central Valley

Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club remains a beacon of light for the entire dancing scene in the Central Valley and overflowing to Waipahu and the North Shore. They have some information contributors, the main one being Maile Yagi. She emails me the beautiful posters which are appreciated by all the readers and I am invited to the socials. I pass my camera around and I can get some photos, and she emails some photos of the occasion. the following day and the hits go through the ceiling;

“For the social dancer, dance is a game of extreme emotions and
freedom of the soul, where nothing is ever the same.”


They have always had some recognition as the third oldest dance club on Oahu and now they are already getting recognition in all of Hawaii. I had never heard of Halemano Plantation before as a dinner/dance location. Now more people in West Oahu feel more acquainted. Then there Dot's in Wahiawa who has a beautiful Web Site but have no idea what a Blog Site can do for them. Not instead of but "in addition to." Then there is the coming information contributors willing to share their pearls of dance information with our fellow dancers

"Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho


All of our blogs claim no credit for any images posted on our sites and we should understand that images on this blog may be copyrighted by the respected owners. If there is an image appearing on this blog that belongs to you and you do not wish for it to appear on this site, please E-mail  me and it will be removed immediately if not sooner. Wow, the people are slowly picking on the action of living in West Oahu, and we are going to live, work and play in our own kuleana.. We can always visit Honolulu every year or so and it may be easier than going to the neighbor islands.

"Sometimes you have to accept the fact that certain things
will never go back to how they used to be."

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras on March 5th marks the end of the Carnival season in New Orleans, a period observed by many Roman Catholics that starts at Epiphany on January 6 and ends on the "Tuesday" before Ash Wednesday (Mardi Gras). Since Mardi Gras is the last day before lent (a solemn period observed by prayer, repentance, fasting, and moderation), it is often associated with lavish Carnival - like celebrations. Ash Wednesday is always 46 days before Easter.

"Social dancers believe that dance can be a game of extreme emotions and freedom
of the soul, where nothing may ever be the same.”


Easter can fall on any Sunday from March 23 to April 25, with the exact date to coincide with the first Sunday after the full moon following a spring equinox.The Mardi Gras is not just a day, not just a festival. In New Orleans, Mardi Gras is the most colourful, most insane culmination of the carnival season! Being all about music, parades, alcohol and self-expression,—this event is prepared really thoroughly for months in advance. Everyone is going to enjoy the time.

"Let's Dance" by Benny Goodman


Let the vivacious and outrages of Mardi Gras New Orlean captivate all your senses for two weeks by participating in this international carnival and number one extravaganza in America. Perhaps we can celebrate here in Hawaii too. There are traces on the Big Island, Maui and Kauai. Mardi Gras may be an ancient celebration but there's always some place new to discover.

"There is one studio that consistently puts out the best International dancers on this Island." Yes, I put it in quotes. What do I know?

Sunday, February 17, 2019

There is no West Oahu

The entire view of Oahu dancing is looking better all the time. Because of and in spite of the Rail Disaster. The prominent section in the next decade will be in the corridor running from Kalihi and all the way to Makaha. You can follow the rail for now but when the noise becomes too much, the Night Clubs will move at least a mile away from the noise. Not only social dancing but most other dances too which include the specialties. The North Shore has always had some good thinking people but the canceling of housing units in the vicinity is according to Downtown Interests.

“Experienced social dancers know that they should dance while they still can.”


Everyone knows that everyone does not agree with all opinions on these blogs. Blogs are meant for feedback. You have a right to your opinion like everyone else. and it can be included but only if you wish. Comes under information contributing, Check out the latest from anyone on our blogs. It should be of interest to all our reader/dancers. Comments no longer work on our blogs. Better to email any communication.

"Morning Dew" by Melveen Leed


I offer our Public Relations whenever they are ready. the cost is zip, zero, nada. Then they can match the news that goes into our blogs compared to any that are out there on a Web site. Each type has its own contribution to the PR scene.The ultimate decisions are made by the reader/dancers. And that is why we have a counter, we want to know, maybe we are just beating our gums.

"Calm in Chaos: In the midst of the flurry - clarity. In the midst of the storm - calm.
In the midst of divided interests - certainty. In the many roads - a certain choice."

The Blog Marches On

Since we lost the best Blogger on the Island the hits have been going down while the newer blogs are increasing in average hits per day. But it has always been that way it takes a little time for the reader/dancers to realize that they will find a dance blog better to their liking. Meanwhile, I have been making some changes in design slowly and I am learning. I am still hoping for the Two Center and possibly a Guest Blogger. As long as I have this blog I may as well experiment. what do I know? But I could still teach those people some of what I learned so that when and if they go independent, they can make their own changes as they see fit.

 "Social dancers believe that their visions begin with their desires.
They fly life on free wings, dance and sing to its glory."
 

There is so much to getting this blog sphere ready for independence. I would like Town Dancer to be first because they are still ahead in hits compared to my other blogs. Hopefully we will have no more than two blogs with the same Guest Author. I want to stress the independence of each blog which is no guarantee. They can do as they damn well please after their independence. We don't have room for everyone and our blog sphere has been developing for some time. It requires only one thing, the desire to help our fellow dancers.

"I'm Your Baby Tonight" by Whitney Houston 1990


Blogging is what we do best and we are not journalists. We don't have any registration fees, or annual or monthly meetings or dues. And everyone does pretty much as they damn well please. Those that are excluded will understand that it was their choice. It is pretty simple. And the total hits on our blog sphere keep going up and as our people have more access to the internet and get more knowledgeable on its use, they will tune in and tell their friends too. Town Dancer is no longer on the front burner of going independent

"The hardest math to master is that which enables us to count our blessings."

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Returning Confidence

I am getting some good new from Kalealoa, Makaha and the North Shore all from the little "word of mouth" I get, something new in dancing. Someone has gotta let us know of something that we can share with our fellow dancers.. Email anything that may be of interest to our reader/dancers and I will post it. Almost the end of the month but my data analysis tells me much. In spite of losing all those junk hits, the legit hits are holding up pretty good. Waiting for the Two Centers.

"Social dancers believe that dancing has made them more focused, brought better discipline and positive energy. They can cherish every moment of their life because of dance.”


All I have to do is ignore the scam, spam robot hits. The blogs are not doing that bad in hits from the beginning of the year. The coming month should have us pretty clear as what is going to be modified. This year we are seeing some of the junk hits recede from the Blogger records. Hopefully we will soon be on solid ground with the submission of photos so that we can set that pace for the others to follow. And that one good solid Guest Blogger.

"Maui Waltz" by Loyal Garner


We do not see much of anything on the Windward side and I know there must be something going on there. I am specially interest in Makapuu Point because they are diametrically across Oahu from Makaha. I finally got partial results into my investigation of the Blogger Stats. It is pretty bad, and those that have decided on not having a counter have not missed that much. The stats are somewhat goofed up. widget bait, paid links, paid hits, blog spam, guestbook spam, excessive article directory submissions, excessive link exchanges and other types of link spam. Patience.

"We must accept finite disappointment and
we should never lose infinite hope."

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Holding Steady

"The sad truth is most bloggers, even those who incessantly work on monetization
strategies, end up sitting around the few dollars a day mark and find it difficult
to rise above this level. Fortunately, our blogs are not in it for the money."

There seems to be an increase in "free" advertising in many blogs and even web sites and which is accepted by everyone in the social dance scene on Oahu. No hu hu. We get some email flyers with devastating announcements and they help but they are all "to whom it may concern." That is not our social media. Our blogs will be social media and it looks like it will take a while for that to sink in. Well, what is social media? We have been trying but very few pay attention. We will go slow, I do not wish to repeat myself too often. We will be patient.

“Social dancers seem to be totally aware of themselves and dance their way
in a manner as decided by their hearts."


So far our best bet for West Oahu is the Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club.And the results are being seen, for Wahiawa will be leading the dance scene in West Oahu. But in this endeavor for social dancing there has to be kokua from every one on both sides of the street. And we are getting some good kokua from some. Patience..There will be others when they become aware of what constitutes Social Media. They will contribute very nicely to the presentation of dancing in the West. The hits will go through the roof and the membership in these chapters will increase greatly. Mililani?

"Release Me" by Wilson Phillips 1990


I don’t have the facility to go to all the places I would like to visit and blog'em. And for some reason they cannot Email me any photos either. Maybe one day soon, our reader/dancers will realize that all you have to do is email a little information and some photos to share with our fellow dancers. No commitments only when you wish and I can blog'em. The hits will go through the roof. Synergy will take care of the other two and all we have left to say is Aloha.

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit.
No use being a damn fool about it.”

West Oahu is moving.

"Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them
come true. - Blogging is becoming an art, same as any other method of self
expression but it is not a contest, some will be better at it than others."

Now that I live in Mililani, right in the middle of the entire enchilada of West Oahu, I am developing a nice viewpoint. There are an awful lot of things going in our dance circles in this section but for sure not many have been able to tell us much. There may be some blank points of view, but fortunately there are also a lot of points of view in this territory and with an opinion. That is what we need in this blog. Sooner or later they will come around to realize that we just want to help, and it is very distinctive from whatever else they have had.

"Vision Of Love" by Mariah Carey  1990


I am able to get some information from the internet and when I am invited I try to go to a party personally and get sometime to blog'em right. If I go to some function, it will be productive for all involved. I do not intend to waste my time or of any others. I am trying to get everyone to understand that our blogs are not "instead of" anything. We are "in addition to" whatever they have now. Meanwhile, we can certainly help the independent dance organizations or those that would like to feel independent. The studios and the big social dance clubs are not yet aware of the benefits of blogging,


The big dance groups have beautiful Web sites and that seems to be the solution to all their PR problems. Blogging is still relatively new in Social Dance. It is getting to be pretty certain that those that have Web sites do not feel the need of any connection with a blog site. And that is their privilege. So we must target those that do not have a Web site and help them as much as we can. A good example is a social at Wahiawa Ballroom Dance club. We have averages per day from our counter, nice. Then I post WBDC in the blog including three collages of photos and the hits go through the ceiling.

 “Bloggers find that creativity is knowing how to hide your sources” 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Looking Better All The Time

Most of us who have been in the dance scene for a while have said things that people interpreted much differently than we thought they would. These seemingly benign comments lead to the awful feeling that only comes when you’ve planted your foot firmly into your mouth. Verbal slip-ups often occur because we say things without a full knowledge of the subtle implications they may carry. Understanding these implications requires social awareness—the ability to pick up on the emotions and experiences of other people.

“Social dancers believe we are designed to dance. To use our bodies as patterns of grace,
beauty and intrigue. We are designed to stretch until we master growth. To replace
old dead cells and be physically renewed each moment of the dance."


For now we will just let it ride. There are other people that are holding their opinion in the same plateau and they hesitate to contribute an opinion to our blogs that may be misunderstood. Therefore the first ingredient lacking in our dance blogs is the feedback from the reader/dancers willing to share with our fellow dancers. The second ingredient lacking is the key photos. "Your" five to seven favorite people, with names, the dance occasion and the location. A few words for comment would be icing on the cake. The hits would go through the roof, guaranteed.

"Vogue" by Madonna  1990


We just cannot find anyone to share with our reader/dancers We do have a limit for most of our readers are residents of Oahu, And we all aware, Facebook has 50 million photos submitted daily. Can you imagine the time it would take to do them justice. We are not likely to be seen in Nigeria. We are lucky is someone reads us in Makaha or Kaonohe. I am very busy and the The Gold Mine photos still awaits our reader/dancers. Good dances coming up for Valentines Day.

    "Having been blogging for quite some time, I have come to identify that blogging is
an obsession. A blog is a site where ideas and opinions are meshed together."

Monday, February 11, 2019

Wow, West Oahu looking good.

Some of our blogs have almost been deleted several times but then get back up out of single digit average per day hits and I am always willing to try again. Many times it seems like all the others have their own web or blog sites connections elsewhere. Come on, let's hear it from Turtle Bay or Makaha. The West seems to be gravitating toward the Central Valley. If we can get Just Tacos going as a real night club and then a Social dance Night Club in Waipio and that will do it.

“Every social dancer knows that being technically perfect isn’t good enough. We need to know why we dance. It’s to be connected and be inspired by our friends.”


This restart anew will include the North Shore, the Waianae Coast, Kapolei and the Central Valley. We can give them the benefit of publicity in this blog. Too bad that the Rail Disaster cancelled what could have been the absolute greatest for Dancing in West Oahu, the Dance Pavilion at the Patsy Mink Recreation Park. For now this blog is wide open for any resident of this section to just start to share their opinion on the dancing environment. Photos? Just Email it. A very necessary part of the action and groups are much better, they signify people, togetherness etc.

"Tangerine" by Jimmy Dorsey

 

As per usual in our group of blogs on Oahu, there is no joining, or passwords and there are no registration fees or annual meetings. You can tune in to any blog via the Internet whenever you want. You may, and it is highly recommended, that you contribute whatever you wish in pertinent data for publication in the blogs and whenever you want. Photos? Terrific. Our readers are mainly residents of the Island of Oahu. You wish coverage on the Mainland and the World? We recommend Twitter or Facebook.

“Social dancers know, somehow, that only when it is
dark enough can you see the stars.”

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Dance on Oahu

By Frances Ching, Manoa

It should be an integrated pattern of human knowledge, belief, and behavior in dancing that depends upon the capacity for learning and transmitting knowledge to succeeding generations. It has been occurring for almost two centuries on these islands and the changes are happening and continuing now. It is the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a social dance group; also the characteristic features of everyday existence (as diversions or a way of life} shared by people in a place or time such as on the Island of Oahu.

“Social dancers know that nothing is more revealing than movement to music.
The body can say what words cannot.”


Our dance patterns are changing every day led by our youth. However, 99% of their new stuff is eventually relegated to the past. The 1% has value and will be absorbed. But youth is youth and they will always be that way. 100 years from now most of us will be dancing new styles but all based on the same simple principles that have always been used by humans. It can be a set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices of our dancing that characterizes an institution or organization. It is structured as a living organism and grows on its own.

"I'll Be Your Everything" by Tommy Page 1990


It has a set of values, conventions, or social practices associated with partner dancing and changing the culture of materialism will take time. Most of the dancers on this island are in the in-between groups of the strict International or the freedom of young club dancers. They may dable in any of the other peripherals of their choice and for their own reasons. And the clubs are becoming less private and more open to public membership. We have been and continue to be a Work In Progress. There will be more "public" dance clubs forming and a few dance clubs that will be calling it a day. Especially the ones that are tied to International as their theme and are holding on at present. But of course the new clubs forming will have the accepted methods of the developing cultural dance.

“You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us.
And the world will live as one.” ― John Lennon = Imagine