Monday, January 28, 2013

IBDI Schedule of Events for February

Hi Frank,
Please post these on your blog. Please add that tickets for the Inaugural Ball can be bought from Dana Morey at Monday night classes or from any IBDI board member---Chris Jay, Marsha Ninomiya, Eugene Shen, Robert Diana, Dawn Li, Beverly Mau, Arnold Lee, and at the February dances.
Thank you, much,

Friday, January 25, 2013

Kicking Off Another Year at the CUPOLA with Divino Ritmo!

Kicking Off Another Year at the CUPOLA with Divino Ritmo!

Now that the holidays are over, the eating orgies slowing down, we are back in gear to start up our last Tuesday of the month social dancing at the CUPOLA!!

Yay yay we're back on the CUPOLA floor, this Tuesday, January 29th from 6:30-9:30pm. CUPOLA is on the 2nd floor of the Honolulu Design Center, 1250 Kapiolani Blvd. (Corner of Kapiolani & Piikoi).

Jumpstart the New Year with us and dance the night away to an amalgamation of specially hand-picked and very catchy tunes DJ'ed by our very own Lucas Jaime and live music maestro Jesse Gonzalez.

Our social dance is OPEN to the PUBLIC, admission is FREE, and no partners necessary! Food and beverage are available for purchase. Great wine bar! Discounted pupu menu if you order before 7pm!

For more info, contact:
Yanna Samkova, ph: (732) 499-0407;

Monday, January 21, 2013

Dance Magic 808 News and Freebies for Members

Hi Everyone,

There will be no ballroom dancing this weekend at the palladium. The Square Dancers are having their annual Square Dance Event on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25 & 26 at the palladium. They have the entire ballroom.

We and some of our Dance Magic 808 members will be attending the Narcissus Coronation Ball this Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. There will be a lot of ballroom dancing at the end of the formal program. The dance floor is 36 feet by 60 feet. If you are interested in attending, you might still be able to attend but will need to contact the Chinese Chamber of Hawaii directly. If you will be attending, you might want to advise them to seat you near the dance floor. Cost is $68 and includes the Chinese sit-down dinner, formal program (coronation of the Narcissus Queen), and lots of general dancing. Dancing usually starts around 8:30 pm - 12 midnight. You can contact me if you need more information. We've been attending the ball and helping the Queen, her court, and their escorts to learn the waltz for over 10 years.

The students that attended the free quickstep class on Sunday, Jan. 20, did very well. It was a lot of fun and we hope they'll continue to practice their quickstep.

Next week Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, we have the palladium from 9am - 1:00pm for Dance Magic 808 members to use as practice time. If you are interested in learning the Gangnam style dance, Roxanne "Roxie" Kaino will be teaching it on from 10:30am - 11 am. For those of you who will be attending the Dance Magic 808 Las Vegas Showcase on Sunday, April 28, 2013, we encourage you to learn the Gangnam style dance as we plan to have the participants perform this in Las Vegas. We are starting to collect the $55 for the dinner tickets which includes a buffet dinner, some exhibitions, and lots of general dancing. See our Las Vegas flyer on our website:

Invite your friends to become members of Dance Magic 808 as we plan to have some free social dances as well as free practices and classes. The 1st free social dance for 2013 is Saturday, Feb. 23 at the palladium. We have the full ballroom and admission is free for all members. Right now, only members can attend.

For more info on classes, dance events, and membership, please check our website at

If you need additional information, please contact me by phone, text, or email.

Lynn A. Nakamura
President, Dance Magic 808
cell 808-372-2256

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Recapping Dance Magic 808 Coming Events

Hi Everyone,

There is a lot of information on this email so be sure to read all the information and scroll all the way down. You don't want to miss out on something that you might be interested in.

Mark your calendar for the following Dance Magic 808 events and other dance events. Be sure to see the attachments especially the Dance Magic 808 - 2013 membership form since many of our dance events will be free to members. (Please go to for Membership Form)

Sunday, January 20, 2013 - Quickstep Class from 10:30am - 12:30pm at the Ala Wai Palladium (stage side)
Class is free for all 2013 Dance Magic 808 members.
You must be a member to take the class. Instructors: Richard & Lynn Nakamura

Narcissus Coronation Ball - Saturday, January 26, 2013 - Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom - 5:30 pm - 11:30pm. Cost $68.00
Coronation of the Narcissus Queen & Her Court, Lion Dances, Chinese Dinner, Cultural Program & Lots of Ballroom Dancing (big dance floor).
Come & Join us for a very entertaining and fun evening. Music selected by Richard & Lynn Nakamura. We will be turning in the names tomorrow but if you are still interested in attending, please contact or text me (Lynn) at 372-2256 asap.
City & County of Honolulu's Senior Citizen's Valentine's Ball - Saturday, February 9, 2013 - 5pm - 9:30pm - palladium (full ballroom)
Cost $10 bento included. There will be dance exhibitions and lots of general dancing. Dance is open to all dancers not just the young at heart.
We (Richard & Lynn) will be performing our new quickstep routine and invite all of you to come and support us and the other dancers.
We are helping Tad Fukumoto with the ticket sales so if you need tickets, please see me (Lynn). - Mahalo!!!
Dance Magic 808's Sweetheart Ball "Dance Extravaganza" - Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 6pm - 9:30pm - palladium (full ballroom) - Free for members.
Come & join us for an evening of great dancing. Members, join us in participating in the Dance Extravaganza. There will be 4 latin dances & 4 ballroom dances. Particpants must dance at least 2 dances. Please advise me if you would like to participate. It's open to all members. We may have to limit the number of participants but encourage all to participate, so please let us know if you would like to participate. It'll be a fun evening for everyone. Deadline to advise me (Lynn) is Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. Mahalo for your participation.
Save Friday, March 15, 2013 - IBDI's Inaugural Ball at the Pacific Beach Hotel - as soon as we get more details, we will advise you. We will be making some tables so let me (Lynn) know if you would like to attend. We will be selling tickets to this event.
Dance Magic 808's Las Vegas Showcase - Sunday, April 28, 2013 - Sam's Town Hotel & Casino - from 6pm - 11:00 pm. Cost $55.00 includes buffet dinner, some exhibitions, and lots of general dancing. Don't miss out on this exciting trip to Las Vegas. We will also be attending the college competitons on Friday & Saturday, April 26 & 27 at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). For Las Vegas package with Vacations Hawaii, contact Roy Hamasaki at (808) 220-9785. He still has a few more seats available. See the attached Las Vegas flyer. We are starting to collect the payment for the dance event on April 28 and we are taking names for those who would like to attend the competions. Friday night is from 5pm - 10pm ($5.00) and Saturday us from 900 am - 4pm (4pm - 6pm break for dinner), competition resumes 6pm - 10pm (cost $10 with in & out priviledges). We will advise you when we will be collecting the monies to attend the competitions.
Don't forget to save Friday, August 9, 2013, Dance Magic 808's 2nd Anniversary Ball at the Pacific Beach Hotel. More information will be forthcoming.
We already started our classes at the Salt Lake District Park (see schedule below and see attachment). This is our final week to register for the classes at the Salt Lake District Park.

Salt Lake District Park Classes -Tuesday, January 8, 15, 22, February 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2013
6:45pm - 7:35pm International Foxtrot - Instructors, Lester & Henrietta Muramoto
7:35pm - 7:45pm Break/announcements
7:45pm - 8:35pm International Tango - Instructors, Richard & Lynn Nakamura
Salt Lake District Park Classes - Thursday January 3, 10, 17, 24, February 7,14, & 21, 20136:45pm - 7:35pm Line Dancing (no partners needed) - Instructor, Roxanne Kaino
7:35pm - 7:45pm Break/announcements
7:45pm - 8:35pm Bachata - Instructors, Ed Ho & Veronica Munez
Note: As a member of Dance Magic 808, you can join the Hawaii USA Federal Credit Union. They are a great organization to below to.
See you all at one of our classes or dance event or at another dance organizations' event.
Mahalo for your support.
Richard & Lynn Nakamura
1676 Ala Moana Blvd. #1101
Honolulu, HI 96815
cell 808-372-2256 (Lynn)

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Not About Dancing But Good To Know Stuff

From a friend so want to pass along to you.

Please read the whole message all the way to the bottom, even if you live on the

Read all the way to the end. Some good info to know...
Friends, Male and Female, Local or Mainland,
please be sure to read the last message at the bottom.
1. Subject: Watch your purses at Costco Iwilei


I just wanted to share this very real story with you that happened recently. My co-worker had her purse stolen while at Costco Iwilei.

She reported it stolen to store security who then called the police.

It took the police a while to get there, probably cause it wasn't a high priority situation.

She filed the report then headed straight home.

By the time she got home, within two hours, her house had been cleaned out!!!

All the TVs, computers, jewelry, artwork, rugs, fishing poles, stereos, etc. were taken.

It was definitely a group effort as they recovered four walkie talkies that the thieves left behind.

It is not uncommon for purses to be stolen but honestly most people don't think to run home to protect their homes!

Most people think to just call the credit card companies and change the locks on their doors, which is what my friend did.

Her husband went to Home Depot to buy new locks, instead of going straight home.

My girlfriend called the credit card company and they had already filled up their gas tank. These thieves work really, really fast.

So spread the word ladies so the next time this happens we can be one step ahead of them. Tell the police where you live so they can stake out your house as a precaution!

2. INCIDENT ON WAIAKAMILO-- good reminder to lock car doors

Just an alert and reminder to lock your car doors.

This happened in Hawaii---but it's a good reminder.

Beware .....

My sister in law experienced a similar situation as the one below...she and my niece were stopped at a light, man walked thru the lanes, stopped and looked at her on the driver side. They didn't open the window and he didn't try to open the door but he reached in his pocket and pulled out a hammer, made a motion like he was going to bash the window with it. Luckily the light changed and she drove on.

I wanted to alert you to a possibly dangerous incident
which happened at about 5:30 p.m., yesterday. After driving out of the bldg parking lot, I turned right onto Waiakamilo, heading for the Nimitz traffic light. I was in the far right lane & noticed a male walking on the road, between the cars waiting to make the left turn onto Nimitz.

The light was red, so traffic wasn't moving. While slowly walking down the road (mauka direction), he glanced at each vehicle he passed. Just as the light turned green, he casually turned to a car with 2 female passengers and tried to open the rear door (passenger side). Luckily, the door was locked. The car was able to drive off right away without the guy getting in.

It is probably worth mentioning that the guy had a very calm, casual kind of demeanor. His physical appearance wasn't at all threatening-- was clean, casually dressed, presentable. He was carrying a duffle bag of sorts, but didn't make me think he was homeless.

Anyway, just wanted to share that with you. Guess we
should remember to keep our car doors locked when driving.

3. Subject: HMM! Using Credit Cards At The Gas Pumps

Read this note very carefully. I did not know about the clear button, but I will be pushing the clear button before I swipe my gas or debit card and after just to be safe.

People are getting really desperate due to the constantly rising gas prices.

A friend just told me about something that happened to one of his coworkers.

She used her credit/debit card to purchase gas at the pump (like most of us do). She received her receipt like normal.

However, when she checked her statement, there were 2 $50 charges added in addition to her purchase.

Upon investigation, she found out that because she did not press the 'clear' button on the pump, the employee inside the store was able to use her card to purchase? his/her own gas!

To keep this from happening, after you get your receipt, you must press the 'CLEAR' button or your information will be stored until the next customer inserts their card. Be sure to tell all your friends/family so that this doesn't happen to them!

(**I had never noticed the clear button but I got gas the other day and sure enough it is there. I will be using it from now on....)

Thanks for sharing this Good To Know Info, Cherisse.

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Dance Magic 808 Membership

Just a reminder:

For all 2013 Dance Magic 808 members the following is free of charge at the palladium:

This Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, we have the palladium (stage side) for free practice time from 10:00 am - 12:45 pm. If you are planning to attend Dance Magic 808's Las Vegas Showcase on Sunday, April 28, 2013 and would like to perform the Gangnam style dance, come to this practice. If you just want to learn it, you can also come to this practice. If you just want to practice the steps you've learned in class from Dance Magic 808 or any other organizations, you can come and practice.

Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm (stage side) free quickstep class taught by Richard & Lynn Nakamura. There will a break around 11:15 to 11:30.

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 from 10:00 am - 12:45 pm (kitchen side) free practice time.

Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013 from 10:00 am - 12:45 pm (stage side) free practice time.

Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 from 9:30 am - 12:45 pm (kitchen side) free practice/rehearsal for the participants that will be in the Dance Extravaganza on Sat., Feb. 23, 2013.

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 - entire ballroom - 5pm - 6pm rehearsal for participants in Dance Magic 808's Sweetheart Ball "Dance Extravaganza".

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 - entire ballroom - 6 pm - 9:30 pm free for all members

We plan to have more free practices, classes and dances in 2013.

If you're not a member, you can still sign up for Dance Magic 808's 2013 Annual Membership Fee (Jan. - Dec. 2013). The membership fee is $10 and we accept payment in cash or check. The check is payable to Dance Magic 808. If you are mailing the membership form and check, please mail to Dance Magic 808, c/o Richard Nakamura, 1676 Ala Moana Blvd. #1101, Honolulu, HI 96815

(For membership form please click on Dance Magic 808 on the side bar then click on Classes on their Website). Be sure to sign it.

We look forward to seeing you at the palladium or at our classes at Salt Lake District Park.

Richard & Lynn Nakamura
cell 372-2256 (Lynn)

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Happy New Year in 2013

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IBDI Dance Schedule For January 2013

IBDI 1st Term Dance Classes starts on Monday January 14 with Registration on Monday January 7.