Tuesday, January 19, 2021

At Home?

So in Hawaii last year, the pandemic erupted, and many good things in life were put on hold. If dance lessons were one of those good things now missing from our routines, we still have hopes. They do not have to be forsaken completely. While nothing can replace club sessions with our club instructors, setting up space at home allows dancers to keep fit, work on moves, and burn off stress. Whether you fully dedicate a permanent space or set up a flex area that can accommodate other projects, there are ways to enjoy what we do.

"With the Trump Pandemic so bad, it may seem stupid to hope.

But sometimes hope is all we've got.”

Many people have formulated plans so that they will be ready when club sessions are back in full swing. As social dancers, learning new styles and techniques can further your enjoyment when you start to dance again. But staying in the present shape is more important because of the sheer enjoyment of moving to music. Why not use this time to enhance your abilities, and if possible, do a little bit of exploring. Building your repertoire and creative sensibilities can only help that much more when you can return to your club routine.

"Fly Me To The Moon" by Jimmy Borges.

Try to establish a solid plan for your practice by talking it over with your friends. Keep up your dance moves even if you’re solo. Why not break up your routine with some line dancing? At the heart of your studio is one simple thing, mirrors and contemplate what other equipment you need and research options. Keeping your space germ-free is safe, easy, and inexpensive with homemade supplies. We should be getting back to some resemblance of social dancing by the end of the years at the Thanksgiving Dance.

"As the Great Philosopher said, "No matter where you go, there you are."

Sunday, January 10, 2021

The Latest

The Trump Pandemic is mainly spread through respiratory droplets and aerosols that are produced when an infected person talks, coughs or sneezes. Covering your nose and mouth is one of the easiest things you can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and keep your fellow dancers safe,  Wearing a mask is more to protect other people from your own respiratory droplets. That is almost as effective as social distance. Six feet is adequate however ten feet is more effective.
“Social dancers believe that hope is a passion for the possible.”

Everyone in the studios is required to wear a mask, because people can carry and spread COVID-19 without having any symptoms. The more people wear a mask, the safer everybody gets to be. Masks are particularly important when you're indoors, because there's less airflow for respiratory droplets to disperse. If you're in an enclosed indoor dance studio, for example, your droplets will essentially be confined to that room, There are a few groups now, outdoors - Dancing in the Parks.

"Morning Dew" by Melveen Leed

Not to mention, you tend to breathe heavier during physical exercise, which means that you're spreading even more droplets, Keeping your nose and mouth covered throughout any dancing comes with its challenges, but it's worth it for your long-term health. Even if you're young and healthy, this virus can do horrible things, with lasting effects that could really have a negative outcome on your dancing. We do not hear much on Oahu. They do not care to advertise to get crowds. Every one has to  get in line.

"Social dancers think that it will cost you nothing to dream and everything not to."

Saturday, January 2, 2021

What is Virtual Dance?

The Virtual Dance Sport Festival January 2021
In this difficult time on the mainland, they would like to give back to the dance community by providing jobs to the officials and letting the dance teachers and studio owners generate some extra income. They have come up with a project a Virtual Dance Festival that will take place in several virtual ballrooms via Zoom platform during January 2021. It is a way for many to share their love of ballroom dancing and show their support to the whole ballroom community from anywhere in the world.

“Social dancers know that the problem with hope is that it gets your hopes up.
But of course, hopelessness is worse.”

All the participants will be adjudicated by very qualified adjudicators from the US. It is everyone's hope that our dancers throughout the US will participate. It may be our way to support those who have been our teachers, our mentors, our coaches, and our support teams – those who have brought the joy of dance into our lives. It is our time to do this together in dance. There will be an orientation program via Zoom for all the participants and anyone who would like to consider participating in this unique event.

"I Will Dance For You" by Willie K

There will be a Zoom link for this workshop where you can ask any questions. It is everone's hope that this initiative will inspire dancers, teachers, studios, and officials around the world! The goal is to revitalize the dance industry by providing a new platform for competitive dancers during these uncertain times! Online with "Zoom" Please make sure you are familiar with the video program zoom.They will be holding the competition using this virtual, online competition. You can download Zoom if you do not have it. It’s free and will be the platform used to run this online ballroom dance competition.

"Social dancers wish to remind their competition friends,
Don't forget to be awesome."