Wednesday, February 27, 2013

IBDI 2013 2nd Term Dance Class Schedule

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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Divino Ritmo Monthly Social @The Cupola

Divino Ritmo's Social Dance at the CUPOLA - Tuesday, February 26th
Celebrate Red, Valentine's, Love, Friendship, Year of the Snake, Birthdays, Good Luck & Prosperity, you name it, we'll celebrate it at our Cupola dance this Tuesday, February 26th, 6:30p-9:30p.

Cupola is located on the 2nd floor of the Honolulu Design Center, 1250 Kapiolani Blvd, corner of Kapiolani & Piikoi.

Come have a fun night out and rock to the live music of Jesse Gonzales. Ono food and beverages for purchase. Discounted pupus if you order by 7p.

For more info contact Lucas Jaime: (917) 568-3173;
Yanna Samkova: (732) 499-0407;

Monday, February 18, 2013

Maui Mayor's Kokua Ball

March 9, 2013 – The Mayor Arakawa Community Kokua Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency is hosting the Mayor’s Kokua Ball, a fund raiser for the private charity on Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm at the King Kamehameha Golf Course, Waikapu. “We are grateful to have Hollywood Film Producer & Financier, Ryan Kavanaugh, CEO of Relativity Media as our Honorary Chairperson,” explains Event Chairperson, Rita O’Connor.
This elegant evening features a celebrity-style red carpet walk with complimentary portrait photographs and a champagne greeting during the No-Host Cocktail Hour with live music. Guests, along with the “beautiful people” and undisclosed celebrities attending the event will also have an opportunity to bid on stunning artwork donated by a select group of Maui’s talented artists during the Silent Art Auction, as well as purchase tickets for a deluxe luxury raffle package. The Reception is followed by Chef Munoz’s award-winning cuisine with music and entertainment by Déjà vu Band, Aloha Ballroom Dance Academy, Maui’s own “Marilyn Monroe,” Emcee Mr. Charles Cook and open dancing throughout the evening – all for a great cause! Attire is elegant (at the Guests’ discretion).
Sponsorship tables are limited – Reserve now! For more information about the Mayor’s Kokua Ball and ticket purchases, please contact Event Chairperson, Rita O’Connor: 808.344.4452 or To become a friend and support of the Mayor Arakawa Community Kokua Fund please visit their website at                                             


Sunday, February 17, 2013

Dance Magic 808 Sweetheart Ball

Aloha Everyone,

In preparation for our Sweetheart Ball - Dance Extravaganza this coming Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at the palladium, we are updating our membership list. The list will be used at the reception desk to check-in everyone. Members are free. Guest charges $5.00.
We have not passed out all the membership cards and it can be picked up at the dance but you won't need the membership card to attend our dance events, classes or practices.

If you are not a member and would like to join us, please see the attachment for the membership form. If you will be mailing the form to us, please do so by Wednesday, Feb. 20 so that we'll receive it by Friday and can add you to the membership list. It'll be faster to check-in on Feb. 23 if your name is on the list, but if you can't mail it out by Wednesday, you can also pay for membership at the Ball on Feb. 23.
We have over 150 members and many of our members are members of other dance organizations. We and some of our regular members are also members of other organizations that have dances at the palladium. We encourage everyone to support the other dance clubs at the palladium. It's a lot of fun dancing at the palladium and the clubs do their best to make it enjoyable for everyone.
Please see the attachment for the palladium schedule for the free class (Mar. 3) and free practices for Feb. and Mar. for our members. Also see the attachment for Las Vegas.(please surf to to view attachments).
We are looking forward to seeing you on Saturday at the Sweetheart Ball. It'll be a fun evening so if you want to, you can dress up as if you are going to a "Ball".
Please check our website that was created and is being continually updated by Noli Boado. He has done a fantastic job and we really appreciate all his help. Thank you Noli.
If you have any questions, please contact us via phone, text messaging, or email.
Mahalo for all your support.
Richard & Lynn Nakamura
cell phone 372-2256 (Lynn)

Monday, February 11, 2013

Hawaii Gardenia Circle 2013 Latin Festival

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Hi Frank,
How are you and Lani? Happy Belated New Year!!
Could you please post the attached flier on you blog. It is Hawaii Gardenia Circle's Annual Latin Festival held at the Ala Wai Golf Course (Palladium) on March 16th, 2013.

Thanks you and if any of your students are interest in attending please have them contact me at 223-8052 for tickets.

Have a good day and see you on the 23rd of February....Dance Magic 808 dance.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

USA Dance Latin Workshop

Get ready for two great workshops by Stephan Krauel and Denise Jordaine Krauel, coming your way this month, Saturday afternoon, February 23 and Tuesday evening, February 26.
The last workshop with Stephan and Denise was a smashing success! By request, we have invited them once again for a workshop on International Tango and International Cha Cha Cha. Stephan’s explanations for techniques are the greatest that all will be able to understand. No one else in Honolulu, gives such techniques.
See poster for information on dates and costs. Please note on the attached flyer, the special price for two workshops.
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Come on and join us and learn great techniques. We have asked Stephan & Denise to present to us the basics in movement and a ‘light’ amalgamation to work on. Be a USA Dance member, and enjoy all the savings from these great workshops. $25 per year membership, with your anniversary date when you enrolled, not expiration at end of year. You will have unbelievable savings from the workshops we present and the free social dances we have. Our mission is to promote ballroom dancing for everyone, and we are doing it by giving back to our membership, and not just taking!
See you at the workshop!
Glenn Okazaki
USA Dance Honolulu

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

USA Dance International Foxtrot Class

This Saturday, join us in our new class on the International Foxtrot. As always we will have a short basic amalgamation that will excite you. This class will be loaded with technique. We will focus on proper footwork, position and a lot of repetition for muscle memory. Join us for a fun class in the Foxtrot. You will always learn something new at our class. See attached poster for information..
Glenn Okazaki
USA Dance Honolulu.

Friday, February 01, 2013

Dance Magic 808 News

Aloha Everyone,

There is a lot of information for you so please read this email. We don't want you to miss out on some dance events.
If you haven't joined us yet, it's not too late to become a member of Dance Magic 808for 2013.

Annual membership fee is $10 (Jan. - Dec. 31, 2013). See attached membership form.
Members will be able to attend some dances, classes, and practices at the palladium free of charge.
For non-members, future event (after Feb. 23, 2013) charges may range from $5 - $10 at the palladium.
Our first free social dance for members will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. See info below.
Dance Magic 808's Sweetheart Ball "Dance Extravaganza" - Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 6pm - 9:30pm
Dance Music by Henry Lee - 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 want to 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) via email, text, or phone is Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 by 11:30pm.
Mahalo for your participation.
If you are free on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, the City & County of Honolulu is having their annual Valentine's Ball at the palladium. Advance Purchase Cost: $10 with bento / there will be exhibitions and lots of general dancing.
We will be performing our new quickstep routine and we hope you'll be able to come and support us.
Contact me (Lynn - cell 372-2256) for tickets. We still have some tickets available and will be at IBDI's dance on Feb. 1
if you would like to purchase a ticket. Please wear your purple Dance Magic 808 shirt.
This Friday, Feb. 1, is IBDI's Social Dance at the palladium (full ballroom) - 6:30pm - 9:45pm
If you are a member of IBDI here is the cost for the social dance. Members' fee: $3.00 / Non-Members: $6.00
This is a birthday dance so if you have a birthday this month, you can attend this dance free of charge.
Come and Join us at IBDI. We'll be there practicing and enjoying everyone's company.
Dance Magic 808 would like to help the sell tickets for the following dance events.
If you would like to join us, please contact us via email, phone or text (see end of email for contact information).
Friday, March 15, 2013 - IBDI's Inaugural Ball - Pacific Beach Hotel - 6pm - 11:30pm - Cost: $60.00
Delicious Buffet, Exciting Exhibitions, and lots of general dancing. Please see me (Lynn) for tickets.
We will be making a table or two for this event. Let us know asap if you would like to join us. We will be performing for IBDI.
Saturday, March 23, 2013 - Ilima Ballroom Dance Club's 30th Anniversary Ball
Palladium (full ballroom) - 5:30pm - 9:45pm
Food served from 5:30pm - 7:30pm / Presale $8.00 /At the door $10.00 /Exhibitions & General Dancing.
Please see me (Lynn) for tickets. We will be performing for Ilima.
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, April 26 ($5.00) & Saturday, April 27 ($10.00) at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). For the Las Vegas package with Vacations Hawaii, please contact Roy Hamasaki at (808) 220-9785. He might still has a few more seats available. See attached Las Vegas flyer. (Please surf to Dance Magic 808 Web on side bar).

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. It's going to be a fantastic evening. We will have the Belle of the Ball contest again and only Dance Magic 808 members are eligible to enter.
Don't forget. Sign up and become a Dance Magic 808 member so you too can attend some of our dance functions at no charge. Just fill out the attached application form, sign it, and either email or mail it back to me. (Please surf to Dance Magic 808 Web on side bar).
We plan to offer more free practices, some free classes, and a few more free social dances.
See you all at one of our classes or dance event or at another dance organizations' event.

Mahalo for your continued support.

Richard & Lynn Nakamura
1676 Ala Moana Blvd. #1101
Honolulu, HI 96815
cell 808-372-2256 (Lynn)

USA DANCE HONOLULU February 2013 Schedule


Friday, February 22, 2013 B-2 (Kitchen Side) 6:30p to 9:30p
FREE FOR MEMBERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Non-Members $5.00
CLASSES: International Foxtrot
Saturday, February 9 and 16 B-1 (Stage Side)
12:30 Registration. Class starts at 1:15p – 2:45p (1 1/2 hr)  

PRO-WORKSHOP: Stephan Krauel and Denise Jourdaine.
Saturday, February 23, B-1 (Stage Side) International Tango
12:30 Registration. Class starts at 1:15p – 2:45p (1 1/2 hr)     
Members……… $25

Tuesday, February 26, B-1 (Stage Side) International Cha Cha Cha
6:30 Registration. Class starts at 7:00p 0 8:30p (1 1/2 hr)
Special Package for two classes. Must pay for two classes on Saturday.

*Look for our email for the workshops, coming out soon.

Tuesday Evenings, February 5 and 19 B-1 (Stage Side)
Saturday Afternoons, February 2 12:30p – 4:00p
Saturday Afternoons, February 9 and 16 B-1 (Stage Side) 3:00p-4:00p

FREE FOR MEMBERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Must join membership for entry to practice)
Become a USA Dance member, with all of the free benefits and discounts to members throughout the year.….membership is practically FREE!!!! (Plus More)