Friday, December 28, 2018

Review? 2018?

Most of us have had a good year and look forward to another good one in 2019. I personally lost a lot of my good health, but in my new residence in Mililani, I have also lost my depression. The blogs are still in process of evolving and getting to be known by the people in the Oahu dance scene and even in the neighbor islands. We will click this coming year when we begin to get the feedback. Those reader/dancers on Oahu willing to share their pearls of dance information with our fellow dancers.

“Whenever you smile, whenever you care, whenever you love, whenever you share,
your spirit will dance with joy because happiness is there.”


Essential questions to ask yourself before deciding to share. Take some time to think critically the benefit for our readers/dancers of photos of our friends, the photees, and the blog itself. Keeping in mind that two people in a photo are better than one. Three is even better than two. However 19 is not better than 18. The person taking the photos will make the ultimate decision. For better information, write things down, and sit on them for a little while before emailing them in.

"I Wish You A Merry Christmas" by José Feliciano


Man by Alexander Pope
Know then thyself, presume not God to scan
The proper study of Mankind is Man.
Placed on this isthmus of a middle state,
A Being darkly wise, and rudely great:
With too much knowledge for the Sceptic side,
With too much weakness for the Stoic's pride,

He hangs between; in doubt to act, or rest;
In doubt to deem himself a God, or Beast;
In doubt his mind or body to prefer;
Born but to die, and reasoning but to err;
Alike in ignorance, his reason such,
Whether he thinks too little, or too much;

Chaos of Thought and Passion, all confused;
Still by himself, abused or disabused;
Created half to rise and half to fall;
Great Lord of all things, yet a prey to all,
Sole judge of truth, in endless error hurled;
The glory, jest and riddle of the world.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Merry Christmas

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year when we celebrate faith, family, and the tradition of giving gifts and sending greeting cards. Sending out Christmas greetings is an easy way to reach friends, family, and even old acquaintances with the warmth and love of Christmas spirit. Another way is using the Internet in Email, Web and Blog sites. It’s a great opportunity to let your reader/dancers know you care about them. It is also an appropriate way to share the spirit of the season with the entire island of Oahu.

"May the blessings and happiness of Christmas season be yours
May the next year be better and happier - Happy Holidays!"

My Niece Yvonne and her son Scotty.
Our readers do not only read. Every opportunity to dance, whether during a lesson or a social event, whether with their significant other or a new dance partner, helps to improve their comfort level, confidence and communication skills on the dance floor.  As their dance technique improves, they feel more at ease with other people. Their sense of accomplishment, motivation and confidence continues to increase. And even better - they will notice these new attributes taking root in other areas of their lives as well.

"Deck The Halls With Boughs Of Holly"

Just part of the family
In the past few years, research has found that ballroom dancing improves mental acuity throughout a dancer’s life. Not only that, there are also substantial benefits to those who start to social dance as adults. Trump never danced? Heh heh,

"May this festive season sparkle and shine, may all of your wishes and dreams come
true, and may you feel this happiness all year round. ~ Merry Christmas!"

Thursday, December 20, 2018

The Latest

Social dancing has evolved over the years into what it is now. The music? Of course, and learning to move to the music and lead and follow. Food and talk story has also been part and parcel of social dancing. Many of us are satisfied with achieving a simple routine of steps and just enjoy the music and then enjoy the rest of it which is the socializing along with the dining. As we progress throughout the years many of us just naturally want to learn more and we gradually phase over into the intermediate levels. There are approximately 30 patterns in each type of dance for anyone to dance it on a social level.

“Great dancers are not great because of their technique,
they are great because of their passion. ” ― Martha Graham


Any more new movements are in the advanced levels of the dance and for OP (other people) No hu hu, anyone should be able to decide how they want to dance. Many in this more advance group can dance socially but they may become more interested in the "to be seen" categories where they may be exhibition and/or competitive dancers. If there are 700 documented steps in Salsa you can guess how many are in this advance group. But we should respect their wishes and the fact that they may dance "correctly" and they may insist that they are a quite different group. They are right and we should make an effort not to bother them.

"Fly Me To The Moon" by Jimmy Borges


We can go on our merry way doing our own thing. This is not from a thorough, complete, detailed study of the dance or the social structure of these groups. It is closer to an opinion based on 40 years of experience on this island and my small statistical analysis. Others may differ? I do not lay down the laws for anyone. Whatever groups they belong to, they could very easily get their point across in these blogs. It is not like they don't have a choice. They all have two choices, they can take it or leave it. Oh?

“In dance blogging, much of what is being said has not mattered,
and much of what has mattered has not be said.” 

Sunday, December 16, 2018

West Oahu is rolling.

From Dancing USA,
Rock "n" Roll was in the early stages in 1959 when a touring group of fledgling musicians set out to set the world on fire with their music. In 1959, the troupe was on it’s fourth national tour. They filled the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa with hundreds of fans. The next morning Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and J.P. "Big Bopper" Richardson chartered a plane to Fargo, Minnesota. The weather was bad but they took the chance.

“Social dancers believe that dance should comfort the disturbed and
understand that it will probably disturb the comfortable.”


Soon after takeoff, late at night and in poor, wintry weather conditions, the pilot lost control of the light aircraft, a Beechcraft Bonanza, which subsequently crashed into a cornfield. Everyone on board was killed. The event has since been mentioned in various songs and films. A number of monuments have been erected at the crash site and in Clear Lake, where an annual memorial concert is also held at the Surf Ballroom, the venue that hosted the artists' last performance.

 "Every Rose Has It's Thorn" by Poison  (1988)


Many national brand musicians must travel far to please their fans. This is usually by plane because of the distance. It much safer now than 50 years ago but they can still crash. Fortunately most of "our musicians" on Oahu all live and play here. The only danger is a car accident and we are fortunate to have some of the best musicians in the Pacific. The Night Club scene is getting larger now that somebody knows that dancers are not drunks. Now how you gonna handle that?

“Social dancers know that there is a need to find and sing our own song, to stretch our limbs and shake them in a dance so wild that nothing can roost there.” 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Social Dancing

It has become evident that the disciplines on Oahu have been too strict in their definitions of dance. Specially from the normal evolving groups over the last 40 years. this had contributed much to the slow down in the increase in dancing interest for the last couple decades. And have been responsible for the increase in so many new dance clubs in the last two decades. In these situations, researchers are often interested in questions related to social choice, untruths, conformity, and group polarization.

"Social Dancers believe that if you love life enough that you want to enhance its
beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more dance to it.”


Many do not remember the term "Ala Wai Dancer" about a year after the Palladium Opened. You were not dancing according to the rules, ya dumb bunny. Shortly after that, another term emerged, "Junk Dancer" and for sure, you were not dancing according to the rules. And the social dancers began to realized what the elite thought about "Social Dancing." However as friendly people are likely to be, we all tried to get along and that is the way it should be.

 "Look of Love" by ABC  (1982)


Fortunately, I realized that I could not dance according to their rules. I am a failure and I just didn't have it.  Now the rules are not all downtown and the Palladium will not dictate dancing on the outskirts of Oahu or the neighbor islands. On Oahu, Kapolei is one corner, Turtle Bay is across the Island. Makaha is one corner and Makapuu Point is across the Island. We shall be friends and we shall dance with each other not according to somebody's rules but how we want to dance it and enjoy moving to the music.

"For some, life is battle, for others it’s a dance For the rich it is a party,
for the poor it is chance."


Sunday, December 9, 2018

WBDC Masquerade Ball

Terrific opportunity for me to get ready to attend the Christmas dance of Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club at  Halemano Plantation. And at noon I started getting ready for the excursion. Got to get my clothing in order and paper and pencils for any quotations I may get from the attendees. The camera was ready and hoping some people  will take some pictures for the blog. The Handi-Van was a little late but I got to the dance before six. And they had a nice crowd already going.

"It's the annual Wahiawa Dance Club party, 2018. Dancing is a gift
just like the reason for the season," ~ Pauline.


"My wife and I are grateful for what we are and have great friends."
Rod and Rosalie

Said my hellos to all the nice people there. And looking around you cannot find a better group. Diverse ethnics, ages, backgrounds and outlook, but all friends and still lovers of the kind of dancing that we do. Maile as per usual the hostess with mostest and leading the ceremonies. The terrific music by Leland Yagi was floating and we all know it as the best. The usual social dancing that is danced on this island but of course here we have a little bit more.

"Aiea Ballroom Dance Association members are enjoying ourselves at the Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Christmas Party. Lots of happy people and sharing joy together,"
~ Stephanie and Monday Verzon


Some of the group dances were not from routine disciplines. But if I had never seen them before, I knew that everyone was enjoying the occasion including the participants and the viewers. The line dancers are in vogue which seem to me just fine. Wahiawa seems to be leading in West Oahu. Only one well known defect, not enough men and everyone can tell that the men line dancing are enjoying it. Stands to reason.

"Enjoyable dance with Aiea and Wahiawa Dance Clubs. The buffet had an
excellent selection of buffet items. And a precision performance by
Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club." ~ Herb


"The First Noel"

Batteries, I forgot to bring extras, but fortunately I was able to get a couple from Leland and our good friends continued to take pictures. I got enough for this blog and for Dancing in the Dark tomorrow. Being a Crab dinner, the crab was good, however need we say, the rest of feed was delicious too. My teeth are not working so good and Maile always manages to get some for me to take home. Lucky me, I was hungry when I got home. What more can we say about a fine bunch of people?

"We're enjoying the party of Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club" ~ Linda


"May this evening be enjoyed by all." ~ Augustina

This blog contains almost all about the structure of every social dance and about how understanding this structure can benefit our dance and especially our fun-factor. We will include blogging and feedback as an aspect of dance in our dances and we will find that more people will see happy and relaxed faces on our dancers when they dance. We can also thank our many good fellow dancers that were willing to take these photos that we can share with our fellow reader/dancers in this blog. I have enough left over to go into Dancing in the Dark blog tomorrow. 

“We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
 

Thursday, December 6, 2018

New Readership, dancers

Waianae seems to be the perfect place for a new dance club dedicated to the social dancer only, Most of it based on the American Style of dance syllabi and with the introduction of some peripheral dances, such as Bachata, Salsa and the Latin Waltz. With a DJ that will play Latin music to Latin dances. Unfortunately, the rulers of this islands have kept Waianae and the North Shore separated for their own money making deals in town.

"Social dancers feel that every detail of the music, is like there is something
in them that responds to the rhythm in a way that only they can."


The North Shore is showing some interest in music and dance. Cholos Homestyle is leading the way. The others have some good sporatic musical presentations but they don't last long. Honolulu turned down the building a new tract of houses on the North Shore as something about "Agricultural Lands" which have never been used for Agriculture in 5000 years. Paradise is close at hand when people can live, work and play in their own kuliana. No - they gotta make you deal with Honolulu. Honolulu gotta make the Big Bucks.

"Under Pressure" by Queen and David Bowie (1981)


Anyway, nice to know that Line Dancing is holding on very nicely in spite of the lack of interest from the men dancers. You don't have to have a gun in holster for a man to dance. Makaha and Kapolei but has mostly women. I just read that is against the law for men to dance Line Dancing and it may be close to a ten year sentence, I don't know. But what the hell we are going to find out what we can do. And in our social dancing we can see some very good "men" line dancers.

 “Social dancers know that they should stop doing what is easy or popular -
and start doing what is right.” 

Saturday, December 1, 2018

The West Shore

The Rail Disaster is forcing a lot of people to see what a mess it is going to be. Most every one is gradually becoming aware of what the Rail Catastrophe is already doing to the citizens and businesses along the way. They haven't come across the noise yet and it will be unbearable. This is only the beginning but the Present Rail Party is already raking in millions and millions of dollars.

"Complaining about yesterday will not make make tomorrow any better.
But we can work at it and make it better that way."


But the residents of Kapolei are not that dumb and things are beginning to evolve - the South West Shore of Oahu. The geographical name, Ka lae loa, means "long point" in Hawaiian and is the native name for what is now called Barbers Point on Oʻahu. The area was known as Barbers Point because Captain Henry Barber wrecked his ship on a coral shoal at this location on October 31, 1796.


Barber's Point at Kalealoa, harbor now in second place to Honolulu.
Will become even more prominent in the near future.

But the whole area is now being looked over for development. The Kalealoa Airport is already in and functioning nicely. The Affordable Hotel is in the plans. More Dance Clubs will begin to form in the entire area. The Cocktail Lounges are looking at live music and dancing at Kalealoa. And now the possibility of Boat Passenger Service, Barber's Point - Honolulu.


Bike Racks, I don't know.

We all know of what they tried before and the Ivory Towers just never had a clue. The users had a choice. The buses were providing good service. Some people living in Makaha were leaving their cars home and taking the express buses to town. Much easier than taking a feeder bus to the boat station and then waiting for the boat to go to Honolulu. No one mentions Rapid Transit anymore because it is going take longer.

"Stranger In Paradise" by Tony Bennett


Now, the Present Rail Party is not about to give anyone a choice. Either it is the Rail Disaster or you hit the road, Jack. The same feeder bus humbug to get to the Rail Stations. Gotta do sum teeng! It may get easier to get to the boat station than the Rail station. Once on the boat it is non-stop to Honolulu. Whatevah, everyone is going to avoid that Rail Mess like poison. Rapid Transit it is not, that was part of the con job.

"For the Social Dancer, dance while you can - dance, for the figure is
easy, the tune is catching and will not stop - dance till the stars
come down from the rafters - dance, dance till you drop.” 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Advertising

Politics.
The republicans have been on a "trickle down theory" for over one hundred years. Give it to the rich and it will trickle down to the poor. In over thousand years it has never been proven anywhere. We have records dating hundreds of years that revolutions were caused because it never trickled down. It trickles up. Give it to the people at the bottom and they cannot bank it. They cannot invest it. They use to buy food and drink, pay rent, get clothes and all things that they need. The sellers of these items in turn spend the money on what they need and in a short time it ends at the top. But it will have passed through the poor on its way up. Ya Dumb Dodos.

“Social dancers are almost totally aware of themselves on the dance floor and
dance their way, in a manner that is decided by their hearts."


The Information and Photo Contributors have been difficult to find. Many simply do not understand what blogging or hits are all about. Or they think we are making lots of money on their good looks, talent, fame and good fortune. What they could do for their clubs, their friends and fellow dancers has not entered into their thinking. Come on somebody, email them in, so we can share with our reader/dancers.

"Burning Down the House" by Talking Heads  (1983)


There seems to be more line dancing in town. But the usual thing, somebody thinks men should not dance line dance. Whereas in the beginning it was men only with cowboy boots and a gun in holster, (very manly.)  Paradise Tango night club in town doing good for Tango fans. And there is also a group that specializes in Swing dances and there are plenty of different ones. Any fans want something in these blogs, just email it in.

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God,
which is why we call it the present.” 

Friday, November 23, 2018

The Central Valley

The Paradoxical Commandments

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the
smallest men and women with the smallest minds. Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs. Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.
People really need help but may attack you if you do help them. Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you may get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.”


This blog like the others does not have a photographer, So not many photos of the participants of a dance club appear in the blogs. So the first part of the solution is simple, a few photo contributors that would find it easy to email a couple of photos now and then. It would do wonders for the photees, the readers of their club, and the reader/dancers in general.   It would certainly do no harm to the picture taker or for the blogs. The photos would go into the next blog to be publish or you can specify the blog of your choice.

“Social dancers believe that dancing is more than the just the locomotive movement 
of the body because of the rhythm in the music that they love."

Monday, November 19, 2018

Meheula Vista II in Mililani

Moved in a few days ago but just got my phone installed today. Nice place and what seems to be a lot of nice people here. Making all my changes necessary, such as a change of address with the post office. I think I did it on line but at the end they tried to sell me things and just cut it. I will get the bank on Monday. Fortunately most items are tied to my Internet and not my address. A few other things and I can now get back to work on these blogs.

"Social dancers know that if you love life, you want to bring a little more music to it,
a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.”


"Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper (1984)

This blog will continue to cover music and dance mainly on the Island of Oahu. You want to get anything in it about music and dance, email it and I will blog it. You may like your comments in print and whenever you are ready you can get in as a Guest Blogger. Your own blog within the blog. You can open, post text and pictures, save and publish and close it without saying boo to anyone.

“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”
― Oscar Wilde

Monday, November 5, 2018

Da Latest

The Chinese symbol for the word “crisis” is written using two strokes of a pen. One stroke stands for danger, and the other for opportunity. In other words, in a crisis, beware of the danger, but also recognize the opportunity. Life always balances itself out. Everything that happens is neither positive nor negative; it just depends on your perspective. And all of us are going to dance.

"Social dancers think that all dancers are creators, and
all dancers create their own world in a dance.”


At one time,  I thought for sure there would be a new dance club on West Oahu dedicated to the social dancer only. And most of it based on the American Style of dance and with the introduction of many peripheral dances, such as Night Club 2 step, Bachata, Hustle, Salsa and Latin Waltz. Fortunately many groups have been way ahead of me. With terrific DJs that will play the music that the social dancers want to hear. In fact I have heard of one near Makapuu Point in Southeast Oahu. Gotta look into this when I get my new digs.

"Like a Virgin" by Madonna  (1984)


Now that I am moving to my new location in Mililani, I must accept that I can only go so far by myself.  So the next step is getting the most important Two Center. Finding the right keyword keeps eluding me and I somehow believe it it is not that important. I use Oahu and Social Dance and I will stay there for now. I am going for the dancers not the search engines. There are bloggers in the mainland that seem to have the right keywords and have been able to generate some incredible traffic from search engines and they make thousands of dollars. That is not my goal.

"We need more people who do not read with the intent to understand,
they read with the intent to reply." ~ Social Media.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

The Fairy Tale

A Chinese boy, last name of Yong, was born about 1900 or shortly thereafter in China. He was early on dissatisfied with his life and always thought there must be a better place to live. The family thought of him as an oddball. So there came a time when he was in his teens, that some relatives came to visit and they worked the Pacific Ocean as sailors. By luck they needed a cabin boy and this kid jumped at the chance.

"If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes."

He liked the Philippines, and he thought Hawaii was great but plantation work not what he was hoping for. He liked San Francisco and he figured that this might be the place. However the ship was going to Los Angeles and then to Mexico and then go the same route back. He could wait. He though L.A. was terrific, so at that point, it was San Francisco or L,A. At the seaport in Mexico his group happened to run into some Chinese that spoke the same Chinese that they did. They explained that the Revolution in Mexico was just over and everyone was going to make money, about 1919, and they had a "car." He "jumped" ship with his meager belongings and went with them to Guamuchil in the State of Sinaloa.

"Tu Lo Decidiste" por Ana Gabriel

They got him a job in the local Chinese restaurant and worked 10 hours a day six days a week. He had never learned to read and write in Chinese very well but now he made a special effort to learn the Spanish language. He learned how to go without to save a little money. He worked his way into the kitchen and join a group of same age boys that hung around together. Eventually he met a nice Mexican girl, from the lower economic classes. Got married and settled down. He became a good cook and through one of the good customers, he was able to buy a nice lot with beat up shack for a good price. He developed a nice partnership with his wife and they worked together to make it a home for the family's sake and eventually arose to the job of Chief Cook.

"Eres Todo En Mi" por Ana Gabriel

Now he realized that this was a much better life than he had envisioned before. He had several children and one of his daughters was born right about the time that I was born. And she in turn married a nice middle class Mexican guy and they in turn had several children and a special daughter, named Maria Guadalupe Araujo Yong. Latin Style, first name, middle name, fathers last name and mother's last name. She was born in 1955, and is now 63 years old. She learned music and singing and eventually became the reigning queen of Mexico singers.

"Historia De Un Amor" por Ana Gabriel

And her stage name was now Ana Gabriel. Before he passed, when she had concerts in the vicinity she always made arrangement for her Chinese grandfather to attend her concerts. He could have gotten front row but he always insisted on sitting on the side of the theater. Her favorite introduction always included her Big shot friends in the audience and there were many. And as always she would notice, "and that old Chinese man over there on the side, I know him. "Hola Abuelito" Oh, Hi, Grandpa! and of course he would beam. He had come a long ways. It was always a touching scene.

"The last of the human freedoms - to choose one’s attitude in any given set
of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” 

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Halloween in Wahiawa

Started preparing for the day about 1 PM, and there was plenty for me with my physical difficulties. But I was ready for the Handi Van by six, and it was only 20 minutes late. I don't complain, they are doing much for me. Got there before seven and things were already looking good. Said hello to all my friends and I was lucky and found a young lady to get some photos. She did very well indeed.


"Wahiawa is a wonderful ballroom dance club filled
with love and the joy of dance." ~ Pauline

Dressing to find the best Halloween decoration costume for a dance is rising. But in a social dance club it is just lending the Holiday spirit to the dance and finding the perfect outfit doesn't have to be stressful, expensive nor left to the pre-made costumes at your local party store. There's still plenty of time to make use of your creativity and get a mask, a cape or a special hat whipped up as a part of your costume. The main thing is socializing at a dance.

"Hungry Like the Wolf" by Duran Duran (1982)

"Our first time to attend Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club, so enjoyable and friendly people. We love all of them and we got to meet the President. Thank u all."
~ Vicky Visoria.


"Trick or Treat: I know someone who has the witch stick - be safe."
~Jess and Georgie

Even not dancing I can enjoy myself working on the blog like finding someone new to take pictures of their people. Then the quotes from some of the attendees are well received. The reader can better understand the enjoyment of life these people are having. Some could not attend and in a social club you have no obligation or commitment. You wanna come to dance, have fun with your fellow dancers? Fine. You cannot for whatever the reason? That is your business. No hu hu.

 "Born in the U.S.A." by Bruce Springsteen  (1984)

"So much fun with ballroom dance friends. We enjoy ourselves every time." ~ Paulette


A fun loving crowd, a real "social" with dancers dancing whatevah. Some nice line dances to mix up the music and dance and only one set back. Gotta get more men in there, they can enjoy that fun dancing too. The microphone was on with President or others making announcements now and then. The Ring of Prayer was very nice and I found myself standing pretty steady holding hands with my fellow dancers. And everyone got ready for the Kau Kau.

"We are having a wonderful time at WBDC Halloween dance.
Lots of good food, dancing and great music by Leland."
~ Stephanie, for Aiea Ballroom Dance Association


Everybody lined up to what looked like some Ono Grindz and some were even dancing in line. It looked to me like the members were enjoying the eats. I have a tooth problem and the Prez was gracious enough to got me a little to take home. They went through the process of judging for Costume Prizes. I figure more people will join the costume department just to help everyone get in the spirit of the holidays. And I got ready for my Handi Van at nine and it was a little late, but I got home before ten and first thing was eat up the goodies. I hope everyone had a good  time.

“Social dancers cannot give you a sure-fire formula for success, but they can
give you a formula for failure: - try to please everybody all the time.”


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

It is Rolling

The love of your life isn’t perfect and you aren’t either - and the two of you will never be perfect.  But if you can make each other laugh once in awhile, cause each other to think twice about the sweetness of life, and both admit to being human and making mistakes, your relationship is something special.  No, you two may not always choose the most poetic words, and there will likely be inconsiderate slip-ups on occasion, but that’s what makes your bond real.  Smile when they make you happy, speak up when they make you mad, and miss them when they’re gone.  Love hard when there is love to be had.  Perfect love doesn’t exist, but true love does, and it’s worth the effort.

"Social dancers think that we should be joyful, dance,
and bring pleasure into our lives deliberately.”


The Legacy Ballroom in Waipahu is a fully air-conditioned, multi-functional auditorium/theater. It is has a banquet hall, featuring a 40 foot wide theater stage, a professional lighting and sound system and a large projection screen that drops from above the stage. It is a smaller Palladium with a good sized dance floor. The Ballroom can accommodate up to 800 guests for a sit-down banquet or up to 1,200 guests for a stand-up reception or in a theater style sitting configuration. We have no record of it ever having any ballroom dancing.

"Love is a Battlefield" by Pat Benatar (1983) 


Music on Oahu is taken much more into consideration in this century. In the past we were lucky to get what we got. Now, many are preferring live music and the goodies but oldies kind where they recognize and re enjoy their favorites. The DJs are doing fine in acquiring the latest hits, world wide. We are accepting more easily those that wish to be separate and we are amalgamating an awful lot of people into "our" social dance environment. So Rome was not built in a day.

Some have said that "a mistake is the first step of success." - But the truth of the
matter is that "the correction of a mistake is the first step of success."