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.

Friday, August 21, 2015

From Aunty Maile


Aloha!

Just in case you are interested and looking for a place to dance,

here it is!

Don't pay attention to the deadline registration date,

I got word that there are still seats available.

The first copy is the flyer and the second copy is the sign up sheet

for a table of ten.

I have 1 or 2 openings on my table of ten at this time.

You are welcome to start your own.

See ya soon!

Maile Yagi


Sign up flyer:

"What A Wonderful World" by Bruddah Iz

Pub's Note: I would go but I am on a walker and have my own seat. My teeth are not in working order so I cannot eat in public.My hands fumble, but I could make a nice blog out of it just by passing the camera around.

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

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

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.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Steady As She Goes

Anybody know what is holding this blog up in hits? Plenty of search engines but why? Anyway, I can do what I can and hope for the best. The Comments are still the most important starters. And this is the only blog that has never had comments. Maybe, it is illegal? You can get in by yourself without asking permission from anyone. Just write it in and a name, which could be your pen name.

"I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish
to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal."
~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche


The second step could be as a Two Center. You just contribute your 2 cents in photos and/or information to be published by a Guest Author and to the blog of your choice. The biggest value of it all, is that it not SOS. Once you know what SOS is in dance blogging is, you got it made.


"Till I Waltz Again With You" by Theresa Brewer

The area north of Moanalua Road is getting plenty of attention now. Far enough away from the Rail Disaster to make it the going area of yesteryear. But it will take years to recover from the Rail Catastrophe while Caldwell, Souki and the Present Rail Party run things. Ask anyone, and nobody knows what happened to the billion and half dollars in Pork by the US Government.


"Maui Waltz" by Loyal Garner

They have reason of course. One of them said in February, "We got it rough too, some of my kids are still riding around in last year's Mercedes." Hey, things are rough all over. And then they have to postpone the vacation trip to Europe until next year.