A love story of two people, and officially christened the "dance of love," Rumba is the forerunner of other Latin dances. Its origins are deeply rooted in the Cuban music and dance called the "Son."
"Many people can be very happy,
but are absolutely worthless to society."
"Maria Elena" By Placido Domingo
Fortunately, the social dancers are dancers and they are now using what they refer to as the Salsa or Mambo basic. All the other steps and patterns remain the same. Then we, the social dancers, can dance with each other more comfortably.
It will remain a basic, basic Mestizo dance well into the next century. The kids will make their usual "discoveries" but the Rumba will remain - perhaps forever.
"Green Eyes" By Jimmy Dorsey
Dance Hawaii at Radford High School or HBDA Ohana at Aliamanu Intermediate.
Whichever, they will be dancing to their delight and we will have a lot of happy dancers.
They are getting people from Makaha, the North Shore and with HBDA, probably getting some from the Windward side too. It is getting to be a merry crowd in a very nice place. I still think the Dance Pavilion in the West will be in Waipio.