Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Little Harold @The Horse Auction

Hello again! I think you're gonna like Little Harold. He is like many other kids...smart, observant, and say the darndest things at the darndest time.. I got this rib-tickler from a friend in Oregon. 

Little Harold attended a  horse auction with his father. He watched as his father  moved from horse to horse, running his hands up and down the horse's legs  and rump, and chest. After  a few minutes, Harold asked, 'Dad, why are you doing that?' His father replied, 'Because when I'm buying horses, I have to make sure that they are healthy and in good shape before I buy.' Harold, looking worried, said, 'Dad, I think the UPS guy wants to buy mom....'

Stay tuned..more to come later.  Fo' now, no forget Hawaii Gardenia Circle Anniversary Dance this Friday, August 17 at the Palladium. Happy Dancing!

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

The Mermaid

"Careful what you wish for!" Neva can tell what go'ng happen to you.

Three guys are having a relaxing day fishing. Out of the blue, they catch a mermaid who begs to be set free, in return for granting each of them a wish.
One of the guys just doesn't believe it, and says. "OK, if  you can really grant wishes, then double my IQ."
The mermaid says, "Done!"
Suddenly, the guy starts reciting Shakespeare flawlessly and analyzing it with extreme insight.
The second guy is so amazed he says to the mermaid, "Triple my IQ."
The mermaid says, "Done!"
The guy starts to spout out all the mathematical solutions to problems that have been stumping scientists and mathematicians for years.
The last guy is so enthralled with the changes in his friends that he says to the mermaid, "Quintuple my IQ."
The mermaid looks at him and says, "You know I normally don't try to change people's minds when they make a wish, but I really wish you would reconsider."
The guy says, "Nope, I want you to increase my IQ times five and if you don't do it, I won't set you free."
"Please," says the mermaid, "you don't know what you're asking. It'll change your entire view on the universe. Won't you ask for something else? A million dollars, anything?"
But no matter what the mermaid says, the guy insists on having his IQ increased by five times its usual power.
So the mermaid sighs and says, "Done!"

And the guy becomes a woman.

Happy Dancing, but make sure es not da guy you're  dancing with!  Aloha, you all!  

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

A Smart Dog


This is a tale of a Smart Dog who wanted to fit in with the business world. I chuckled on this one. Hope it does the same for you.

A local business is looking for office help. They put a sign in the window saying : Help Wanted. Must be able to type, must be good with a computer and must be bilingual. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
A short time afterwards, a dog trots up to the window, sees the sign and goes inside. He looks at the receptionist and wags his tail, then walks over to the sign, looks at it and whines. Getting the idea, the receptionist gets the office manager. The office manager looks at the dog and is surprised, to say the least. However, the dog looks determined, so he leads him into the office. Inside, the dog jumps up on the chair and stares at the manager.
The manager says, "I can't hire you. The sign says you have to be able to type." The dog jumps down, goes to the typewriter and types out a perfect letter. He takes out the page and trots over to the manager, gives it to him, then jumps back on the chair. The manager is stunned, but then tells the dog, "The sign says you have to be good with a computer."
The dog jumps down again and goes to the computer. He demonstrates his expertise with various programs, produces a sample spreadsheet and database and presents them to the manager.
By this time, the manager is totally dumbfounded! He looks at the dog and says, "I realize you are a very intelligent dog and have some interesting abilities. However, I still can't give you the job."
The dog jumps down and goes to the sign and puts his paw on the part about being an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The manager says, "Yes, but the sign says that you have to be bilingual."

The dog looks him straight in the face and says, "MEOW!"


Aloha and Happy Dancing with a Bit of Humor!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

She's Very Pleasant & A Gracious Winner

Aloha Dancers,
No pun intended to all you golfers but I gotta share this story that was e-mailed to me from a friend that transplanted to the mainland USA. I hope it'll at least tickle your funny bone or get you bursting with laughter like it did me.
Happy Dancing with a Little Humor!

   And why were you late for golf?????
A group of men live and die for their Saturday morning golf game. One transfers to another city and they're lost without him.
A new woman joins their Club. When she hears the guys talking about their golf round, she says, "I played on my college golf team. I was pretty good. Mind if I join you next week?"
No one wants to say 'yes', but they're on the spot. Finally, one man says. "Okay, but we start at 6:30 a.m." He figures the early tee-time will discourage her.
The woman says this may be a problem and asks if she can be up to 15 minutes late. They roll their eyes, but say, "Okay". She's there at 6:30 a.m. sharp and beats all of them with an eye-opening 2-under par round. She's fun and pleasant, and the guys are impressed. They congratulate her and invite her back the next week. She smiles, and says, "I'll be there at 6:30 or 6:45."
The next week she again shows up at 6:30 sharp. Only this time, she plays left-handed. The three guys are incredulous as she still beats them with an even par round, despite playing with her off-hand. They're totally amazed. They can't figure her out. She's very pleasant and a gracious winner.
They invite her back again, but each man harbors a burning desire to beat her.
The third week, she's 15 minutes late, which irritates the guys. This week she plays right-handed, and narrowly beats all three of them. The men grumble that her late arrival is petty gamesmanship on her part. However, she's so charming and complimentary of their strong play, they can't hold a grudge.
This woman is a riddle no one can figure out. They have a couple of beers in the Clubhouse, and finally, one of the men asks her, "How do you decide if you're going to golf right-handed or left-handed?"
The lady blushes, and grins. "When my Dad taught me to play golf, I learned I was ambidextrous," she replies. "I like to switch back and forth."
"When I got married after college, I discovered my husband always sleeps in the nude. From then on, I developed a silly habit. Right before I leave in the morning for golf practice, I pull the covers off him. If his willie points to the right, I golf right-handed; if it points to the left, I golf left-handed."
The guys think this is hysterical. Astonished at this bizarre information, one of the guys says, "What if it's pointing straight up?"


She says, "Then, I'm fifteen minutes late."

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Monday, June 04, 2018

Aloha Dance Club Hosting A Dance Party This Friday


               Please contact Aloha Dance Club for more info. Mahalo!

Monday, May 28, 2018

Thursday, May 24, 2018

May Havana Nights Open House Dance Party

Are you ready to put a little fun into your life?!?

May Havana Nights Open House Dance Party
May 25, 2018 7:30 PM-10:00 PM
Arthur Murray Dance Center
770 Kapiolani Blv.
Honolulu, HI

We are excited to open our doors to welcome you to the magical world of ballroom, latin and social dancing! Dancing is great for your health, and a fun way to meet people in your community or make new friends! This event is FREE for everyone and includes dance demonstrations, group dance lessons, and a professional show!
Light pupus and wine will be provided for your enjoyment. Bring all your friends and we'll see you on the dance floor.
We'll be dancing everything from waltz, foxtrot, tango, swing, salsa, bachata, cha cha, rumba, and more!

Please surf to Arthur Murray Dance Center Facebook for more info.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Aloha Dancesport Center 4th Anniversary Gala

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Join us for Aloha Dancesport Center's 4th Anniversary Gala.
We're planning a full night of Dining and Dancing.
With Special performances and Guest appearances.
They will be announced soon!
A wonderful Buffet Dinner and refreshments! 
Admission $40.00 per person (in advance ) 
At door $45,-
Under 12 yr old Free. 13-19 yr old $15.00
Call for reservations.
Studio 808-200-5540
divinoritmo@aol.com

Fuego y Agua Saturday Social

Finishing off May with a BIG SPLASH of Salsa!
Plus, the return of Mr. Moreno!
DJ Rod will be back in house after a much needed vaca! 
He's rested and ready to keep you dancing ALL Night! 
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Photo courtesy Fuego y Agua  Dancers
$10 Cover 
Plenty of parking at the Ross Shopping Center (across the street).
Free Salsa lesson from 8pm - 830pm.
This event is BYOB so feel free! 

Eagle Pride Dancers Appearing At Ala Moana Centerstage

Come to Ala Moana thisThursday, May 24th at 5 pm Centerstage to see the Eagle Pride dancers once again take the stage. We've been practicing hard to put on "The Greatest Show". Hope to see you there. Come join us.
Photo courtesy Roxanne Kaino

Monday, May 14, 2018

Back To The 50's Dance Social @Aloha Dancesport Center


Divino Ritmo Dance Presents a Night back to the 50's, with lots of Swing dancing, social and ballroom dancing to all the songs of the era!
Featuring "Talent Night"! Come Perform any Talent you have. There will be Prizes for 1-3 placements.
Dance performances and other surprises!
Pot Luck. BYO Pupus to share. 
$15.00 Admission Advance sale, $20.00 at door.
Table of 5 $60.00
$10.00 for 13-19 Year old
Free for under 13 Year old
Free Refreshments and Sweets with Adm. Price


Saturday May 19, 2018.
7:00 PM-10:30 PM

Aloha Dancesport Center
350 Ward Avenue Suite 200
Honolulu, Hawaii 

Call to reserve seats and Discount price.
Aloha Dancesport Center
Studio 808-200-5540
Email divinoritmo@aol.com

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Pan Pacific Workshop with (Pro) Akiyoshi Sugino


Fuego y Agua Second Saturday Social on May 12, 2018

Fuego y Agua Second Saturday Social on May 12, 2018


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Photo courtesy Fuego y Agua Honolulu
The Second Saturday of May! 8 PM-12 Midnight
This is the TRUE NYC Style SOCIAL! 
This week we're going to have some exciting performances from Stefan &Emily 's Linda Melodía teams! 

$10 Cover 
Plenty of parking at the Ross Shopping Center (across the street).
Free Salsa lesson from 8pm - 830pm.
This event is BYOB so feel free! 

Aloha Dancesport Center
350 Ward Avenue #200
Honolulu, Hawaii

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Monday, April 23, 2018

Aloha Dancesport Center Spring Dance


Divino Ritmo's Spring Dance Celebration
Friday April 27, 2018  7:30-10:00 PM
Aloha Dancesport Center
350 Ward Avenue #200
Honolulu, HI 
Come and dance the night away. Lots of Ballroom and social dancing with refreshments! Bring some pupus to share!
Dance Performances and Talent Night! If you have a talent you want to showcase, let us know. 1st 2nd and 3rd Prizes.
Adm $15.00 advance sale $20.00 at door. 

Under 12 yrs old Free!
12-18 yrs old 10.00.

For more info phone: 808-200-5540

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Arthur Murray Open House Event



APR27
Fri 7:30 PMArthur Murray · Honolulu, Hawaii

It's almost time to take off for the San Francisco Dance-O-Rama and we have several dancers representing Hawai'i! Come share in the excitement and cheer us on at our Open House Dress Rehearsal! Dancing is great for your health, and a fun way to meet people in your community or make new friends! This event is FREE for everyone and includes full costume dance demonstrations, group dance lessons, and a professional show! Light pupus and wine will be provided for your enjoyment. Bring all your friends and we'll see you on the dance floor. We'll be dancing waltz, foxtrot, tango, swing, salsa, bachata, cha cha, rumba, and more.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Belly Dance Rags @Ala Moana Centerstage April 21, 2018

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I am so excited to announce the date for our semesterly showcase at Ala Moana Centerstage! Belly Dance Raqs is made up of two sister student organizations at UHWO (2 years old) and UH Manoa (in its second semester). Both organizations are made up of both student and non-student members, all with a love for the art of belly dance and led by Sammie in Hawaii (Samantha Giridhar). Lilikoi Dance is Sammie's advanced troupe - now in its second semester as well, Lilikoi Dance is made up of dancers who are committed to challenging themselves and pushing to the next level excelling in technique, complex choreography, and prop work. Admission to this troupe is by audition only. Special guests to be announced soon! Stay tuned!

Hosted by Sammie in Honolulu
Ala Moana Centerstage
Saturday April 21, 2018
3:00-4:00 PM

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

USA Dance 25th Anniversary Dance

Aloha,
Please join us on April 21st 2018 for our Silver, 25th Anniversary Dance.
Performing for us will be Tyler Li and Anjelica Lowe (ages 15 ½ and 14 respectively) an amazing youth couple from San Francisco.  They have already danced 9 years together. Tyler and Anjelica currently hold 14 USA National Championship Titles in International Ballroom & Latin. They are also Finalists at World Championship events. Don’t miss out on the most exciting show to come to the Palladium for 2018.  


Thursday, March 29, 2018

BDI's PALLADIUM DANCE Friday April 6th 2018


Come and celebrate April birthdays 
Dance the night away with great music by Henry Lee.  
Members with birthday in April are free if you come before 
6:30 PM.        
$3.00 for member - $6.00 for non member.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Fuego y Agua Saturday Social @ Aloha Dancesport Center

Ending March with that Fuego y Agua Bang! 
DJ Rod on the 1s & 2s spinning the best Mambo and Bachata, with a sprinkle of Cha Cha Cha. You can't help but to get on that beautiful floor and dance the night away.
**Special Announcement**
Joel Cacú Eleodoro assisted by Thyra Brody, will be teaching Round Two of the MEGA-RUEDA. If you didn't catch the last lesson that's okay, we'll get you up to speed. 
It's gonna be TOO MUCH FUN!!
See ya soon! 😉
MAR24


Sat 8 PMAloha Dancesport CenterHonolulu, 
350 Ward Ave. Suite 200

Monday, March 12, 2018

Aloha Dance Club Hosting St, Patrick Day Celebration Dance

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St. Patrick Day Celebration & Dance @Aloha Dancesport Center

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Top of the morning to you laddies and lassies!
Why don't you come Join us for an evening of Social Ballroom dancing and exhibitions.
Featuring: "TALENT NIGHT"
Open invitation to Everyone to come and preform a Talent!
Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd placement!
DRD Ensemble will be among our dance performances and a special Irish dance presentation by an Irish dance couple!
Admission $20.00 advance sale 25.00 at door. call to reserve you price. Children under 12 yrs old FREE. 12-18 yrs old $10.00
Potluck with Refreshments and sweets!
Its gonna be a great night!! More performances to be announced!
7:00-10:30 PM
Aloha Dancesport Center
350 Ward Ave. Suite 200
808-200-5540
Divinoritmo@aol.com

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

IBDI 2018 2nd Term Dance Class Schedule

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Monday, March 05, 2018

USA Dance Hosting Be My Luck Charm Dance

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Fusion Belly Dance Class

From Katie Shiroma
Hello friends! If you've ever wanted to try fusion bellydance...Haunani Mahealani will be teaching a 6 week series at Paradise Tango Studio starting March 4! She is a phenomenal dancer and I am honored to be one of her Shakti dance sisters.



Saturday, February 24, 2018

Celebration of the Feast of St. Patrick

Welcome to our Party!

                                                                          Poster courtesy Aloha Dance Club

Friday, February 23, 2018

IBDI Chinese Lantern Celebration Dance

IBDI's Chinese Dance Celebration is on Friday March 2nd Please join us, Members who wear gold / yellow will receive a ticket for a door prize

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Holiday Greetings from Richard & Lynn Nakamura

Kung Hee Fat Choy!

Happy Chinese New Year! This is the year of the Dog.

Have fun celebrating the Chinese New Year and for more fun tomorrow night, come to the Ala Wai Palladium.

Don't miss out on our exciting and fun dance on Saturday, February 17, 2018, Sweetheart Ball & Disney Dance Extravaganza.
Time: 6pm - 9:30pm (lots of general ballroom dancing before, during and after our program)

We will be opening the doors at 6pm as we will be rehearsing before then. Please be patient as we would like to give our performers time to rehearse so that the program can go smoothly and there'll be lots of time for general dancing.

Cost: $3 for 2018 members and children 5 -11 yrs. old who are not members/ $6 for non-members ages 12 years and older/
Children 4 yrs. & under are free.

Program begins around 7:30pm

Come and dance to the fantastic music of DJ, Mike Chinen. Come and support our students and instructors of Dance Magic 808 and Dance Appeal Studio in this very fun evening.

Optional - if you want to come in a Disney character costume, be our guest. It's a fun evening whether you dress up or not.

After the dance, come and join us downstairs at the L & L Restaurant. They will stay open late for us so come and join us if you are planning to eat afterwards. It's great going downstairs as you won't have to drive and find parking at another restaurant. They give a lot of food, it's delicious and the price is right.

Mahalo for all your continued support.

Richard & Lynn Nakamura
Co-Founders of Dance Magic 808
www.dancemagic808.com
cell 372-2256 (Lynn)

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Arthur Murray Sweetheart Valentine Day Open House Dance Party

Photo and Details courtesy Arthur Murray Dance Center
We are excited to share the romance of ballroom and social dancing. Dancing is not only good for your health, but is also proven to strengthen relationships and improve communication so grab your sweetheart and come fall in love with dance (AND each other all over again)! This event is FREE for everyone and includes dance demonstrations, group dance lessons, and a professional show!

Light pupus and wine will be provided for your enjoyment. Bring your sweetheart and we'll see you on the dance floor.

We'll be dancing waltz, foxtrot, tango, swing, salsa, bachata, cha cha, rumba, and more!

Friday, February 16  7:30 PM to 10 PM
Arthur Murray Dance Center
770 Kapiolani Blvd

Please surf to Arthur Murray Dance Center Facebook for more info.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

NC2S Class with Ed & Candy Matsuda

Aloha,
Don’t forget, tomorrow, Saturday, February 10 we start the Nite Club 2 Step with Ed and Candy Matsuda.
Class starts at 1:30p and is 1 ½ hours on Feb 10 and Feb 17.
Cost is $15 per person. Non-members welcomed also at $15 per person.
Be there for introduction of NEW STEPS!
Great Class!!!
See attached poster.
See you there, 
Glenn Okazaki

USA Dance Honolulu


Monday, February 05, 2018

Senior Citizen's Valentine Dance

Poster courtesy Roxanne K. Facebook

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Dance Magic 808 Sweetheart Ball & Disney Dance Extravaganza

Saturday, February 17, 2018 – Sweetheart Ball & Disney Dance Extravaganza
Time: 6pm – 9:30pm (lots of general ballroom dancing before, during and after our program)  Cost: $3 for 2018 members and children 5 -11 yrs. old and under who are not members/$6 for non-members ages 12 years and older. Children 4 yrs. & under are free.
Program begins around 7:30pm
Come and dance to the fantastic music of DJ, Mike Chinen.

Valentine's Day Dance Social

Photo courtesy Aloha Dancesport Center
Join Us for a Valentine's Day celebration. Featuring:
Dance exhibitions and Best Dressed for Valentine's Day Contest, Lots of social dancing!
with Refreshments and sweets.
Admission $20.00 Children under 12 Free! 12-18 years old $10.00
Don't miss out on all the fun!! Feb. 10, 2018   7-10:30 PM

Aloha Dancesport Center
350 Ward Ave. Suite #200
Honolulu, Hi 96814

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Aloha Ball 2018

Narcissus Coronation Ball

Narcissus Coronation Ball 
Date: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Place: Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom
Time: 6pm - 11:30pm
Cost: $88 per person/includes Chinese Dinner, Exhibitions, Coronation of the Queen, Waltz performance by the Queen and her court with Dance Magic 808 escorts and several hours of ballroom dancing on a big dance floor.

Come and support our Dance Magic 808 dancers, Richard Nakamura, Bradford Tom, Paul Laderta, Roy Ninomiya and Larry Arinaga, who will be dancing a choreographed waltz routine with the Queen and her court.


Please contact Lynn Nakamura at 372-2256 via text or email or phone for reservations.  Check payments should be made payable to the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii and forwarded to Lynn Nakamura. Right now we have about  4 tables.  Please let me know right away if you are interested in attending.  If you haven't attended, you should make it a must see on your list for 2018.  If you have attended you know it was a lot of fun and there was a lot of ballroom dancing until 11;30pm.

53rd Aloha State Square & Round Dance Festival

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                      For more info please go to Snow Jade Bunch Facebook page.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Dance Venue for Third Week of January 2018

                              Arthur Murray Open House Dance Party
                  Thursday Jan. 19, 7:30 PM 
                            Arthur Murray Dance Center
                            770 Kapiolani Blvd. Honolulu, HI

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We are thrilled to celebrate the magic of ballroom dancing with anyone who has ever wondered what it must feel like to glide across the floor in perfect unison with another person. This event is FREE for everyone and includes dance demonstrations, dance lessons, and a professional show! During the month of January, we are offering a complimentary 30 minute personal lesson with one of our amazing dance instructors. This offer is for our (non-student) open house guests. Whether you are a long time lurker, or just want to learn a few basics, if you have ever thought about taking personal dance lessons, this is the perfect opportunity! All complimentary lessons expire January 31st so reserve your spot before they are gone! Light pupus and wine will be provided for your enjoyment. Bring all your friends and we'll see you.

                    
                 MEDAH Bellydance @ Ala Moana Center Stage

Photo courtesy Bob McKeand
Come out and experience the various styles of bellydance at Ala Moana Center Stage on January 19th at 7:00pm! MEDAH will be presenting you the bellydance styles of Egyptian, American Cabaret, American Tribal Style, Fusion and more!

Show is free and parking is widely available at the Ala Moana Shopping Center.


                 










Monday, January 08, 2018

Aloha Ball on February 3


Your Hosts: Ron Montez, Yanna Samkova, and Tony Meredith

Friday, January 05, 2018

Latin Workshop with Tony Meredith

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