Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Move Starting

 “Many Social Dancers believe that dance is the art closest to nature, and because it involves socializing it is closer to real life.”

2023 and more people are getting back into dancing. Many going back to strict disciplines of International and American Styles. However the American Style on Oahu in the smaller clubs has been morphing into Social Dancing.  The DJs will sometimes play, Bachata, Salsa, Hustle and Two Step, none of which are syllabi of either of the disciplines. But Social dancers seem to accept the difference and it has been easier than in the bigger groups. By the end of the year we should have something pretty nice in all the Islands.
 "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Izzy
  "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" by Jake Shimabukuro
The Never Trump field is evolving into in several different groups and getting bigger every day. The big fear among the donors and other party players is that, like in 2016, a number of challengers to Trump will jump into the primary and linger too long, splitting the field and allowing Trump to win. So at this time, top Republicans are meeting with potential candidates and telling them that if they want to run, they should by all means do so — but that they should also be prepared to drop out well before voting begins in order to make sure that the GOP puts their best candidate forward against Biden.
 "Blogger's Law #19D: Teamwork is essential. It allows you to blame someone else."

Friday, February 17, 2023

Test Three

Social Dancing on Oahu creates our social life and it quite evident in social media the different places available for the enjoyment of socializing and the dance. It also allow us the opportunity to make new friends. It is not the same as International Ballroom Dancing which relies heavily on the exhibition and competition styles of the Dance. Being socially engaged on Oahu leads to increased happiness, reduced stress and a stronger immune system. More than an opportunity to meet new people, our social dancing has few cultural barriers.

"Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho

Socialism: is a scare word that has been hurled at every advance people have made in the last 90 years. Socialism is what they called Public Power, Social Security, Medicare. Socialism is what they called Farm Price Supports, bank deposit insurance and the growth of free and independent labor organizations. Socialism is their name for almost anything that helps all the people. For some reason or another it does not benefit Billionaires.


Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Test Two

Looking over the Island of Oahu, "our kuleana," I find Dancing Web and Blog sites from all over. Not as many as before Covid19 but they are perking up. There are still dance blogs and social media enabling hundreds of dancers to express their opinions with a reduced political risk simply because of the sheer number of like-minded opinions online. Facing these independent voices, the old clique machines were crumbling. Many of our reader/dancers have friends and/or relatives that are witnessing a new birth of reading freedom.

"Maui Waltz" by Loyal Garner

President Biden took to the House Chamber for his annual State of the Union address. His message was one of unadulterated optimism, even in the face of open hostility from the Trumpanzees. The spectacle of Biden smiling and offering a pointed riposte through multiple rounds of heckling from some House Republicans was, in many ways, an apt illustration of his presidency and a useful preview of his likely 2024 candidacy. Biden showed class, the Republicans came out like Trash.

Saturday, February 11, 2023


There are new people coming into our dance world every day and  we have accepted them quite naturally as social dancers. Definitely not the "Elite." A nice quote from the Big Island that expresses it nicely

"I became more curious than usual after I saw a dance film that impressed me. Then I tried many times to dance with some help on a Night Club dance floor. I have never been a drunk but with just a few drinks, I have found it a joy to dance with the right partner. It has given me the kind of joy I could never experience in other sports or activities. I am now taking classes in a social dance club."

Hawaiian Wedding Song by Andy Williams

Trumpanzees are getting stricter in personal control of their followers. And it all probably comes from a desire of their followers to return to the "safe" authoritarianism of their childhoods. When their decisions were made by authority figures such as their parents, who provided them with a safe and secure environment and catered for all their needs. Yeah, man, Trump will do all your thinking for you.

Thursday, February 9, 2023

The New Setup

Seventy years ago, ballroom dancing in Hawaii was created for people to learn it and the necessity to give people a space to enjoy it. Ballroom dancing has had very few ups and downs until the Covid19 arrived and brought everything to a screeching halt. But slowly, the unmatched energy everyone brings to the floor has brought us great inspiration and motivation on Oahu.The dance world has bounced back stronger than ever and we are over the moon with excitement to join everyone for an incredible year 2023.

"Morning Dew" by Melveen Leed

I have many thing on my agenda and at 97 years old I am running out of time. This Blog will be my main communication with my world. I have Twitter, Facebook, Word Press and Tumblr. And the first to go will be Word press. They are just getting too chintzy so I plan on bothering no more. On the Politics we remain Democrats for all the People.


Monday, January 16, 2023

January 16th.


It is a dish of Italian origin consisting of a round, flat base of leavened wheat-based dough topped with tomatoes, cheese, and often various other ingredients (such as various types of sausage, anchovies, mushrooms, onions, olives, vegetables, meat, ham, etc.), which is then baked at a high temperature, traditionally in a wood-fired oven. On Oahu, Pizza is usually pronounced "Peet sa" by people that believe it is a heavenly taste and eat it often. But it is usually pronounced Peezah by most every once else and no one quibbles about it. Most connoisseurs, after Fifty, cut it down from 4 slices to two. 

 "Adoro" by Graciela Susana

Social Dancers are really defining themselves in this new era of Social Dancing.The rootzi tootzis, which are different from the ordinary Club dancers are still there but for not so divine.The rootzi tootsis know LAGS (the latest and greatest syndrome) better than most dancers. They have liked to differentiate themselves from the rest of us and they have no idea that we are very willing to let them do that. That is why our Guest bloggers in all our dance blog will be needed to solidify their credentials.

 "Social dancers believe that if we danced and shared music,
we'd be too busy enjoying life to start a war.”

Friday, January 13, 2023

Not With A Bang

Music fits in quite naturally in our Oahu social dancing. And on Oahu, in our dancing, we may get carried away with perfecting our technique and our connection with our partner,  This may leave us little time to focus on the outside stimuli that our excellent music provides for us. Our understanding and knowledge of our dance music becomes somewhat limited, However in this century we will have many basic resources to understand this inspiring medium - this  beautiful music provided by our terrific Disc Jockeys.

"E Kuu Morning Dew" by Melveen Leed

The rule in blogs as social media is just a little communication for the reader/dancers in which they can see that a blog is merely larger than Twitter or Facebook. Later on there may be some sublime advertising, in which we ring bells for our favorite groups. And we do not as a rule accept advertising. I will reassert that we are not that strict in anything, and we must always do the best we can for the reader/dancer. What do we have to do to establish our blogs as social media? We must furnish  direct information from the reader/dancers to the reader/dancers on this Island via the blog. You do not know who they are? Neither do I.

"There are shortcuts to happiness and dancing is one of them."