Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Patience

We do have some online dance classes on Oahu but we know that it will be only temporary. And there is some classes in studios well planned with carefully picked people. No Trumpanzees admitted. Masks and social distance respected. Vaccinated or not, you can still spread the germs with your hands. Washing hands is important before and after classes. And plans are in the making for dance classes outdoors and are being led by masked Line dancers since they can dance very nicely without a partner. And when will “safe dancing” come along? We don't know. We must all accept that "It is not over 'til it's over."
"Social dancers know that existence is a kind of dancing --
an energy pattern which needs no explanation other than itself."


Dance is a great way to stay in shape. If you don’t like the gym, dancing can bring fun back into the exercise. Dancing is all about moving your body to music and moving your body is a great way to burn calories. How many will you burn depends on how vigorously you dance. In an one-hour session you can burn from 250 to 400 calories. Dance can effectively promote good health by improving cardiovascular fitness, strengthening the muscles, increasing circulation, decreasing blood pressure, lowering the risk of coronary heart disease, reducing stress, and many other positive benefits. Great for improving control over your body, timing and coordination skills. You will learn how to move with grace and poise.

"And then there was that guy who was always too smart for his partners.
He was always a step ahead."


Friday, April 9, 2021

We are stalled

A year ago, Hawaii had made plans to market itself as “the safest place in the world.” and then the Trumpanzees wanted to make some money. We opened up too soon and too much. More than 12,000 people in Hawaii have been diagnosed with the virus. Outbreaks at jails and nursing homes are challenging our ability to manage the disease in vulnerable settings even today. And the virus has established itself so firmly in the community that the federal government has had to step in to help health officials get a grip on the exploding number of cases.       

"The one thing that all social dancers have that nobody else has is us.

Our voices, our minds, our stories, our visions. So we can dance

and enjoy moving to the music as only we can."

We closed up and then the Vaccines came in and we thought it was over. And again we opened up too soon and too much. The QAnon have had a big influence on the Trumpanzees. Then the tourists have been bringing variants to complicate matters. The vaccines are only 90% effective which is still better than zero percentage. But it also means 10% will be infected. The dance populatione has been very respective of the entire dance scene in acceptance of what is necessary to stay safe and protect our fellow dancers. The schools are a big question mark.

How do you make a tissue dance?  You just put a little boogie in it!