"How much you know is not as important as what you do with what you know."
Sometimes gliding smoothly into tradition after their "newness" has faded, and sometimes simply fading away into oblivion, as other new fads would appear. This has happened even before the evolving partner dances set in and will continue in the future.
The Novelty dances would usually last a little longer but also eventually died down as other dances would appear. However, many novelty dances have remained even after they have become obsolete. How about the Polka? Just good fun. How about the Twist? Still around now and then. I expect the "Macarena" to surface one of these days. Our Dance world!
"At Last" by Glenn Miller
The standard dances are the ones that will be playing in West Oahu in the near future. It will involve mainly the recreational, cultural dancer. The Pau Hana dance is coming, instead of a Happy Hour. The Pau Hana Dance will have less drink, more dancing and more talk story with friends and relaxation in the middle of the week than any other form of entertainment.
"Sentimental Journey" by Les Brown
Music inherently depends on silence in some form or another to distinguish other periods of sound and allow dynamics, melodies and rhythms to have greater impact. Most music scores feature rests denoting periods of silence.
Accomplished composers don't take all their best ideas and muddy the listener's experience by rattling on and on. These artists know how to communicate their ideas clearly. Listen to the space between the phrases. Listen to how silence is used as a color, and not simply as the lifeless backdrop of compositions. Silence, when used effectively, is a color.
There will gradually be the acceptance of silence of 30 second intervals or more, which will be a welcomed respite for all. The same as the ole days when the band had a little time between tunes.This will be relaxation. The non-stop is for the kids, let them enjoy theirs.