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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

End Of Year

Live music is not set in stone, like recorded music, so within a set song there may be changes of nuances according to the mood of the situation.  Most experienced social dancers are prepared to improvise and are ready to adapt and move to the music.


But even if you are prepared by listening to Latin Music and knowing the most popular songs, you will still need to adapt your dance to suit the mood of the occasion. After all, this is the beauty of live music and dancing to it, as every performance is unique and it will depend on the mood and energy of the dancers and the musicians, as well as the rapport they create with the audience.

"Here In My Heart" by Al Martino


Last but not least, relax and enjoy! Dancing is fun and this needs to come across in your performance. Smile and do not worry too much about making small errors that the audience will not even notice as long as you keep smiling and look relaxed. Also, by relaxing you will be more able to tune in to the music and let your musical intuition take over and translate into comfortable movements. That's Dancing!

"There are short cuts to happiness and dancing may be one of them."

Thursday, December 22, 2016

It is Christmas time.



This blog has some of the most scam, spam, robot hits in our blogosphere. In the audience section of the Blogger report, the normal is about 100 hits from the US, then 50 hits from France, then 25 hits from Germany. Now, all of a sudden there are 200 hits from Russia. He He. Somebody is trying to screw us up. I really don't know what they hope to accomplish with that crap.

"May this Christmas burn away all your sadness and bury all your tears so
that your life will be perpetually filled with happiness and joy."


Looks like this Christmas will be having a little more dancing to live music in town - but also in Kapolei, the Central Valley, the Waianae Coast and the North Shore. Oahu is getting to be the Dancing Island of Hawaii. With the biggest group of social dancers - it will be a good example for the rest of the Pacific.

"Dancers enjoy a glass of wine each night for it's health benefits. The other glasses are for their witty comebacks and their flawless dance moves."

 

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Live Music Update

We are gradually getting a good glimpse of the dancescape on Oahu and we can see a lot of good people enjoying the moving to their favorite musical arrangement and most of it to Live music. This island is just loaded down with dancers of all kinds. Take a good look, you all know it and lucky for us, that few will inform us that we are dancing "incorrectly."

"Never let it be said, that to dream is a waste of time. Dreams are our realities
in waiting, and in dreams we plant the seeds of the future."


Fortunately we are stuck with what we enjoy and do best. The social dance based on the American style of dance with all the variations pertaining to the island of Oahu. Lucky too that we have some of the best teachers of American dance in the Pacific right here on Oahu. I look forward to the acceptance of the alternative basic in the Rumba. There appears to be enough changes in our social dancing that we will realize the fact that a  "Hawaiian Style of Social Dance" will eventually emerge.

"Stranger In Paradise" by Tony Bennett


For our dance blogs our needs are still very basic.  The most important at this time are Information Contributors that are willing to share there knowledge of the dancing scene with their fellow dancers. And we will make connections to Dance Groups, Community Centers, District Parks, Night Clubs and anything else that has to do with our kind of dancing. Readers? With the right info, we will phase over into the new methods and the hits will go into the stratosphere.

"In our world, please feel free to dance anyway you want to dance."