Thursday, May 30, 2013

Hawaii Gardenia Circle Dance

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Boy! It's been many moons since Lani and I danced to the tunes of a live band. Goes to show that we haven't been hitting the night club circuit in many moons, too. Well, come June 7 at the Palladium, Hawaii Gardenia Circle is bringing in the Pat "King" Koh Live Band for your dancing pleasure. "Should be fun!" sez Gayle Kawahakui   who sent the attached poster and the following e-mail...........

Hi Frank,
Thank you very much for the article you wrote about Gardenia's dance, that was very nice of you and very special.

I have a favor to ask .... could you please put the attached flier about upcoming Gardenia's dance on your blog.

On June 7, 2013 Friday night we have invited a live band to play for us at the palladium...Cost of $6.00 for everyone (members and non-members) time is from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm and yes we are also serving refreshments ....

Thank you!!
Aloha, Gayle

ps....hope you and Lani will be able to attend, should be fun!!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Summerfest @the Cupola

Sizzle the night away on Cupola's hot Summer floor! Past and present, moving and grooving to the dance tunes of DJ Lucas! Guaranteed to sizzle your fizzle!

Divino Ritmo's summer dance social this Tuesday, May 28th, 6:30p-9:30p @ the CUPOLA,
2nd floor of the Honolulu Design Center (1250 Kapiolani, Corner of Piikoi & Kapiolani).

Admission is FREE & open to the PUBLIC. Food and drinks are available for purchase. Come early for discounted pupus ordered by 7p.
For more info contact:
Lucas Jaime (917) 568-3173;
Yanna Samkova (732) 499-0407;

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

IBDI Opens 3rd Term Dance Classes

IBDI opened their 3rd Term dance classes this past Monday at the Palladium. Lani and I got to the Palladium a little before 7 PM...a bit early for our Mambo class but gave us time to checkout Jimmy and Mae Matsumoto's International Samba II, and Ernie and Karen Choy's International Tango I. Both classes were in full swing with a good number of students. Our Mambo class started at 7:20 at the Ewa Ballroom and we were assisted by Kathy Uehara and Beverly Mau with music player Harold Kaneshiro. Lani and I weren't sure how the Mambo will appeal to the students since its close cousin the Salsa has been riding the waves for a long time. Much to our surprise, the Mambo drew a good number of students. In the Diamond Head Ballroom were Richard and Lynn Nakamura's Quickstep I and II. They had a good number of students also. After our Mambo class, Carolyn Noah's West Coast Swing took over the Ewa Ballroom, and Jim Prado's American Tango II occupied the Diamond Head Ballroom. Their classes drew a lot of students also. Next Monday is a no dance classes till June 3rd. Prez Chris Jay sez... registration for dance classes is still open.

Friday, May 24, 2013 is Dance Magic 808′s palladium dance. We have the full ballroom and it’s free for members. Non-members would be charged $5.00. Our dances are a lot of fun. You’ll be able to practice the dances that you are learning and be able to just social dance. Dance is from 6pm – 9:30pm.

Friday, May 03, 2013

IBDI 3rd Term Dance Classes

Aloha Students of Dance,
 IBDI 3rd Term Dance Classes starts on Monday May 20 at the Palladium. Registration for the classes starts on Monday May 13 at 6PM.
On the schedule are:

International Samba II with Jimmy & Mae Matsumoto
International Tango I with Ernie & Karen Choy
Mambo with Frank & Lani Sierra
Quickstep I-II with Richard & Lynn Nakamura
West Coast Swing with Carolyn Noah
American Tango II with Jim Prado

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Please save May 13th for a special workshop on Dance Movement by Ellen Ostler.