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Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Viewers View

Has ballroom on Television lost its sheen? The Big Shots are still thinking it over. According to ABC, the "Dancing With The Stars" has been slowing down for a couple years. The other Ballroom exhibitions have also lost something. However the spectator scene in social dancing is still appreciated by all.  How much of this is apparent to the social dancers on Oahu?

"Unfortunately our dancing lives will be surrounded by a few gossiping
people who will judge us according to their standards."


All over the island of Oahu there are dances to be seen and enjoyed. The Hawaiian dances leading all the rest and not too many fancy moves. The ethnic dances are still much enjoyed all over the Islands, from Kauai to the Big Island and none of them have too many fancy tricks. And there are many other dances from outside this realm that the people have loved for decades. The natural inclination of the people in Hawaii is good feeling towards music and the dance to be enjoyed.

"My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison

The thing with the dance scene on Oahu is the the dancers are developing a keen understanding of social dancing and what dancing for fun means. They do not hear the term "junk dancer" much any more and we can have some respect for those not inclined towards our type of dances.

"Hale'iva Hula" by Amy Hanaialii

"Fortunately for us, the Internet has destroyed most of the barriers to publication. The cost of being a publisher has dropped to almost zero with two interesting immediate results: anybody can publish, and more importantly, we can publish whatever we damn well please." 

"Rock Around The Clock" by Bill Haley and His Comets

Now I will have to start flowering up the blogs a little better, and work to get steady information contributors that could possible work themselves into Guest Authors. From the entire social dance enchilada we have good prospects. We just have to find out which ones "are" and which ones "are not." And we must respect the wishes of those that "are not." Meanwhile back at the ranch.....