Saturday, June 22, 2013

"Backwards Night" Dance Party @ the CUPOLA

Hi Frank. Again appreciate your help in posting and getting the word out for us! (From Marie Laderta)    Here it is:
"Backwards Night" Dance Party @ the CUPOLA

Divino Ritmo brings you "Backwards Night" at the CUPOLA, this Tuesday, June 25th, 6:30p-9:30p, 2nd floor of the Honolulu Design Center (1250 Kapiolani).

Backwards Night is our social dance night to celebrate all things opposite or backwards! There is nothing more fun sometimes than doing everything backwards and to see how far and creative you can get turning things around.

CASH PRIZES for top 2 "MOST BACKWARD" presentations! Show us how creative you can get! Wear your clothes backwards? Dance backwards when it should be forward? Come act, dress, dance, and be as backwards as you want!!

As always, admission is FREE and our dance is open to the PUBLIC. Food and drinks are available for purchase. Discounted pupus may be ordered by 7pm.

Come for a night when the usual becomes unusual & groove to the innovative tunes of DJay Lucas!

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

Friday, June 14, 2013

Divino Ritmo Party on July 5th Celebrates Independence Day

Divino Ritmo Dance INVITES you to Celebrate Independence Day at its July 5th Party!

A Dance to Celebrate Freedom, in our Country on the Floor! It's gonna be a "Fireworks" of a party!!!

Come dance with us and spark up some "fireworks" on the floor to the great sounds of DJay Lucas! DRD Ensemble & Keiki Team's dance exhibitions will complete a fun-filled and explosive evening!

WHEN: Friday, July 5th, 2013
WHERE: Sugino Dance Studio
404 Ward Avenue, 2nd Floor
Time: 6:30-10:00pm

Cost: $20 General Seating/$25 Reserved Seating
OR Reserve one table of 5 for $115 at our Preferred Reserved sections

We promise you a night of social dancing with great ambience and great friends!

COME Celebrate the 4th of July with us in a one-of-a-kind way at another one of Divino Ritmo's dance parties.
For more information please contact:
Lucas Jaime: (917) 568-3173;
Yanna Samkova: (732) 499-0407;

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Courtesy Reminder from Wendell of Oldies Bash Sock Hop 2013

Just emailing this Important "Courtesy Reminder"! If you have not mailed in your Paid Registration form for our upcoming 7th annual Nifty 50s/60s/70s Oldies Bash Sock Hop 2013, please do so as Paid Registration is going quickly! You still have time and this email is just a reminder. If you have already registered, THANKYOU! For those of you who have Paid & Registered you still have time to "add" to your table if it isn't filled, or to fill or partially fill another table. You can help our volunteers continue to network the below networking broadcast email and to forward the attachments above.
Please remember that Paid Registration is "First Come, First Served!" Our event will, again, completely sellout and for the 5th consecutive year! But, currently, you still have time so please fillout completely and mail in your registration form. If you are waiting for a few more guest, and you have the majority penciled in, don't wait, mail in right away! Then you can spend some time tracking down the slow movers, note down and mail in the balance for your table, or two, or three, or more! We suggest that you do not allow one or two individuals hold up your mailing in your paid registration.
SAVE this email, "cut & paste", then SAVE the four (4) attachments above to all your Contacts, Friends, Relatives and Classmates. Encourage them to also SAVE everything and Network to ALL their contacts.
Here is a Reminder about the particulars:
What: 7th annual Nifty 50s/60s70s Oldies Bash Sock Hop 2013
When: Friday Nite, October 18th, 2013
Where: Pacific Beach Hotel's Grand Ballroom
Time: 5:00pm to 12:00midnite
Cost: $75 per person including our Full Island Dinner Buffet prepared by the
wonderful Chef's at the Pacific Beach Hotel
Parking will be validated. We are also continuing our support for the Hawaii Food Bank! Please bring a non-perishable food item with you and drop off when you check in at reception on Oct. 18th dated clearly on this form. We register all guest, we do not issue or distribute tickets. Banquet Tables seat up to 10 per table, and many groups reserved more than one table! Deadline for Paid Registration is
July 15th, 2013.
Don't miss out as this is the Grandest Classic Golden Oldies, Rock 'n Roll, Crusin Classics event in our town, or anywhere for that matter! This will surely bring back memories form over 55 years ago and will also create new Teenage memories for us all! Please contact me if you should have any questions and I will be extremely happy to assist you!
Wendell Kwan

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Only With Pepe's Help

Seems like it was eons ago that the mini dance mag "Dancing In The Dark" produced and published by Pepe was widely read in our dancing community. It was enjoyable just to pick it up at my convenience and read about the going on's in the dance world. Well time has changed rapidly and now the social media is by electronic means.....iPods, computers, Kindle Fire, Nook, etc. One thing fo' sure is that Lani and I got started on our Weblogs: "The Dance Connection" and "That's Dancing" with Pepe's guidance.
Mucho Gracias, mi Amigo!   

Monday, June 03, 2013

Dance Magic 808 2nd Anniversery Ball

"Time Flys" as the saying go. And time has sure gone by quickly since Dance Magic 808 successful 1st Anniversary Ball last year. Dance Magic 808 went Big Time for that event with the Showcase of exhibition dancers from their own instructional staff, the dance team of "Dance Now" from Los Angeles, CA, a dance couple from the University of Nevada Las Vegas Dance Team, and the formation dancers from Kauai Ballroom Dance Club. Topping it was the TV  video coverage by Olelo Television on Oceanic Channel 52.  Lani and I were in that showcase dancing the Club Merengue. It wasn't easy getting started in gear for us at that time since we were out of the exhibition circuit since '92. But the challenge was there and we enjoyed being in that showcase. So what's in store for this 2nd Anniversary Ball? Well it's anybody's guess but the surest thing to find out is to be there at the Pacific Beach Hotel Grand Ballroom on August 9. See more info in the attached poster. If hard to read, just left click on it to zoom in.