Thursday, March 31, 2016

The Pau Hana Dance

Wednesday Evening in Honolulu, Oahu, after work - What's doin'? Same old thing, go home or stop for Happy Hour and have a drink somewhere to wait for highway traffic to die down. Dancers are not drunks, everybody knows that. So Wednesday is a nice time of the week to take a break.

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For some reason or another we cannot have a Pau Hana dance in Honolulu or Oahu?. So be it. But rumbling around town is a little chatter of the Pau Hana Dance. This definitely does not involve "Ballroom" dancers now that another group has assumed the responsibility for Social Dancing. Sounds to me almost like the original Tea Dance, because it is in the middle of the work week and it starts right after work.

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Pau Hana Dance, a Happy Hour but with much more dancing, less alcohol and more juice drinking. And with a Live Band, Wow! The dance floor would not have to be huge because this would be for Social dancers. There are other places for your quick stepping. This would be an amalgamation of the American Bronze and Night Club Dancing. Whatta Fun Crowd they would be!

Beside the break from everyday work, (specially for Cultural dancers) it is also a respite from the every day freeway headache on the way home. And on Oahu it is going to get worse, because of the Rail tragedy. Dancing, a few drinks, a few snacks, a little talk story and it could be a very pleasant interlude in the middle of the work week. The women would find the preparation for the dance, fairly easy and a common thing. The men would also find it easy to freshen up a bit and some would even change to a fresh shirt. There shouldn't be anyone showing up in slippahs

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Down Town would be the most efficient. The working density is heavier and parking would be closer, and there are quite a few places available. The dance could be pau at eight and nine for the late comers and it could go even more if dancers would still be there. It would be a complete day and the freeway home would be a breeze. Enough time to get a good nights sleep and you would have a very comfortable next day.

You got anything more perfect than that?