Wednesday, December 26, 2012

USA Dance Quickstep Class

Thinking of weaving around the dance floor like a speedster? Well if you are gamed in learning or polishing your Quickstep, USA Dance have the offering in Januray 2013.  More info follows with Prez Glenn Okazaki's e-mail............

Get ready for two weekends of serious QUICK STEP!

We will make you ‘move like a butterfly and sting like a bee’

HA ha, not exactly, but we will keep drilling you over and over and make you move till it’s imprinted in your muscle memory!

Come on and enjoy a great work out and get a new look on quickstep using proper footwork and great techniques to make your dancing easier.

Beginning on Saturday, January 5 th and continues on Saturday January 12. Registration starts at 12:30pm and class begins at 1:15 pm. Classes are 1 1/2 hr each Saturday. USA Dance Members - $15 and Non-members are $25. See attached pdf file for more information.

Become a USA Dance member. Join us for free dances, discount classes and professional workshops. If you are not a member, you don’t know what you are missing.

Happy Holidays,
Glenn Okazaki
USA Dance Honolulu

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Dance Magic 808 Roars Into 2013

Not quite two years old and Dance Magic 808 under the capable guidance of Prez Lynn and VP Richard Nakamura is roaring into 2013 with a bite in the Palladium schedule. That's a very good sign for this dance club and its growing membership. Here's what's in store for the coming days and into the new year. (email from Prez Lynn Nakamura)............................................

To all of our friends, students, and members of Dance Magic 808,

We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy & Prosperous New Year.

We hope you get to spend the day with the ones you love and/or with your friends.

This year, Christmas came very fast for us. We were so busy working and teaching that before we knew it, it was Christmas but we haven't forgotten to share the spirit of Christmas with you and all of our friends and families.

This year we were blessed to have so many friends, students, members, and family participate in Dance Magic 808's classes and/or dance events. Our success is mainly to you. You are so caring, giving, and very supportive of Dance Magic 808.

Next year, you can expect to see Dance Magic 808 grow and do more for the community. We want to be of service to teach or help out wherever and whenever we can. We will continue to promote the other dance organizations' dance events by helping them sell tickets to their dance events, by making announcements in our classes or by emailing the announcements, and by attending their dance events whenever possible.

This Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at the Salt Lake District Park, we will be conducting registrations for the upcoming dance classes that will begin in January 2013. Registration will be from 5:30pm - 8:00pm. We will have some line dancing (no charge) from 6:30 pm and Roxanne Kaino will also teach the Gangnam style line dance. For those of you who will be attending Dance Magic 808's Las Vegas Showcase on Sunday, April 28, 2013, and would like to perform the Gangnam line dance, this would be a good time to learn it.

Membership Fee is $10 for Jan. - Dec. 2013

Tuesday classes: Jan. 8, 15, 22, Feb. 5, 12, 19, & 26
6:45pm - 7:35pm - International Foxtrot - Lester & Henrietta Muramoto (cost $7.00)
7:45pm - 8:35pm - International Tango - Richard & Lynn Nakamura (cost $7.00) - Group Tango routine dancers should take this class.

Thursday classes: Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24 & Feb. 7, 14, & 21
6:45pm - 7:35pm - Line Dancing - Roxanne Kaino (cost $7.00)
7:45pm - 8:35pm - Bachata - Ed Ho & Veronica Munez (cost $7.00)

Registration & Liability form will be sent out later today or tonight so check your email.

For this Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, we were thinking of having a little holiday cheer first before doing the line dancing. Everyone is welcome to bring a holiday snack if they want to. Dance Magic 808 will provide the paper plates, forks, & napkins. It's just something simple where we can snack, register, do some line dancing, and just have fun.

We plan to have some free dancing at the palladium for our members and in the future, hopefully starting in May, we plan to have some classes at the palladium. We will keep you informed of all our activities and classes.

On Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at the palladium (kitchen side), from 12:15pm - 3:30pm, we'll have a daytime social dance and there is no charge for members and their guests. Paul Lee will again be our DJ. We hope you can make it. We had a lot of fun this past Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012.

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, Dance Magic 808's Sweetheart Ball will be held at the palladium (full ballroom) from 6pm - 9:30pm. No charge to all Dance Magic 808 2013 members. We are planning to have a Dance Extravaganza where certain couples will be dancing the latin and/or ballroom dances all at the same time. Right now we are planning on 4 latin and 4 ballroom dances with each dance being 90 seconds. To participate the couples must be a Dance Magic 808 2013 member by February 1, 2013 and there will be some dress requirements. Please contact me (Lynn) if you are interested in participating in this Dance Extravaganza. We might need to limit the number of couples so let us know right away.

We hope you'll all be able to join us at either one of our classes or at our dance event.

We hope you'll have a beautiful Christmas Day and a wonderful New Year.

Mahalo for your continued support!!!

We love you all,

Richard & Lynn Nakamura
cell 372-2256 (Lynn)


Tuesday, December 04, 2012

IBDI Dance Workshop with Carlos Chang

Due to the success of and favorable response to our Geoffrey Fells workshop on November 12, IBDI will be sponsoring another workshop on Monday, December 17, 2012, on International Rumba with professional Carlos Chang. Carlos will be leaving the Islands to further his career, so this may be your last opportunity to take a class from him before he leaves. See attachment for details.