Friday, July 26, 2013

National Dance Day @ the CUPOLA

Hi Frank:
Another Cupola dance coming up.Appreciate your usual kokua to post this:
Kick Up Your Heels on National Dance Day @ the CUPOLA
Join Divino Ritmo and their gang on Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 at the CUPOLA, for a night of dancing in the true spirit of National Dance Day - an effort to motivate us to get involved with our living healthier lives by way of body movement that's fun to do, like DANCING!

By Congressional resolution, National Dance Day was officially designated to be on the last Saturday of every July in the U.S. to promote dance education and physical fitness.

Divino Ritmo wants to involve you in this National effort at its CUPOLA social dance this Tuesday, July 30th from 6:30-9:30p, located on the 2nd floor of the Honolulu Design Center at 1250 Kapiolani Blvd.

Admission if FREE and our dance is OPEN to the PUBLIC.
Food and drinks are available for purchase. Discounted pupus may be ordered by 7pm.

Get your dancing feet ready for Divino Ritmo's celebration of National Dance Day! Besides, how can you resist the upbeat music of DJay Lucas and those cool dance routines on the CUPOLA floor?

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

Thursday, July 18, 2013

SWING to the Sounds of the Harry James Orchestra - A Benefit Fundraiser for the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium

On August 11th, under the direction of band leader Fred Radke, the Harry James Orchestra will be playing at the Waikiki Elk's Club at a Benefit Fundraiser for the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium.

For $35 (or $30 if you are an Elks' member), you will have the rare opportunity not only to contribute toward the benefit of a historical monument dedicated to the memory of Hawaii's sons & daughters who served in World War I, but an opportunity to dance the night away to the sounds of a legendary Big Band with whom Frank Sinatra made his vocal debut in 1939.

For ticket purchase and more information, please visit the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium website at:

Monday, July 15, 2013

Upcoming Dance Events from Lynn Nakamura

Hi Everyone,

Don't forget that Dance Magic 808 has the entire palladium this Friday, July 19, and admission is free for all 2013 Dance Magic 808 members.  If you are not a member, you can still join.  Cost $10 and it entitles you to attend the July 19 & Aug. 10 dances at the palladium free of charge and for other dances at the palladium, you would be offered the lower admission price.

Mark your calendar:

Friday, July 19, 2013 - full palladium - 6pm - 9:30pm Free admission to 2013 Dance Magic 808 members
Lot of general dancing.  Come and Learn the Wild Wild West Line Dance and Wobble Line Dance.

Be sure to read below on all the upcoming dance events.  Please come out and support these clubs.  It's a great way to practice your steps  and to socialize.

Mahalo for your continued support.

Richard & Lynn Nakamura
cell 808-372-2256 (Lynn)

Upcoming Dance Events:
Dance Magic 808 has a few tickets left for Saturday, July 27, for USA Dance's Mock Competition at the Palladium (full ballroom).  Tickets are $10 (presale includes a delicious bento & at the door no bento). Dancing from 6:30pm - 9:30pm.  You don't want to miss this dance event.  It's so exciting watching everyone in the mock competitions.  Their outfits are so nice to look at besides their awesome dance moves. We'll be participating and hope that you can join us at this dance eventContact me, Lynn at 372-226 for tickets or Roy Hamasaki, our new ticket chairperson.

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You won't want to miss out on this date, Friday, August 9, 2013.  Ticket Sales are going very well and we might have to stop the sale of tickets very soon so get your tickets asap.  You don't want to miss this event. This is going to be a fantastic evening and you'll want to be a part of it.  It's Dance Magic 808's 2nd Anniversary Ball at the Pacific Beach Hotel from 6pm - 11:30pm.  There will be a delicious buffet dinner, a fun Royal Couple Dress Competition ($130 cash prize to a couple who are Dance Magic 808 members and $50 to a couple, non-members), great entertainment like Melveen Leed,  some awesome exhibitions, some line dancing, and lots of time for general ballroom dancing. Cost $65 and tickets can be purchased from Larry Arinaga (cell 347-3093), Ticket Chairperson for Dance Magic 808 's 2nd Anniversary Ball, or any of our officers, instructors, performers and staff.  Check our website www.dancemagic808 for more information. See attached flyer.
Saturday, August 10, 2013 - Dance Magic 808's August Dance at the Palladium (full ballroom) - Free for members and free to all who attends Dance Magic 808's 2nd Anniversary Ball at the Pacific Beach Hotel on August 9.  We are planning to have a small pupu plate prior to the dance to thank all the people that attended the Anniversary Ball on August 9.   Sorry, the pupu plate is only for those that attended and cannot be transferred to someone else.  We will have light refreshments later for everyone. Doors will open at 6:00 pm.
Saturday, August 17, 2013 - IBDI's 52nd Anniversary Ball at the Palladium
Time: 6pm - 9:45pm /Cost: $10 presale with bento ($10 at door no bento) - Great exhibitions, music and dancing. Dance Magic 808 has a few more tickets left.
Please see me (Lynn cell 372-2256) for tickets or  Roy Hamasaki, Dance Magic 808's new ticket chairperson.
Saturday, August 24,2013 - Hawaii Gardenia Circle's Grand Ball at the palladium
Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm /Cost $8 in advance/$10 at the door - light refreshments
Lots of dancing, performance by a professional couple and their Grand Ball.
Come out and support the dancers.  Dance Magic 808 has some tickets.  Please see me Lynn Nakamura (cell 372-2256) or our new ticket chairperson, Roy Hamasaki.
Please mark your calendar for this future date, Saturday, October 5, 2013.  Kauai Ballroom Dance Club is having their Anniversary Ball at the Kauai Marriott.  Cost $55 from 5:30pm to 11:00 pm.  Tickets purchased by August 23, 2013 will be eligible for a drawing for a free room at the Marriott. The free room will be good for the night of the Ball only. We have not missed any of their anniversary balls.  It's a lot of fun and we hope that you'll be able to join us this year.  Please contact me (Lynn) if you have any questions and for tickets.

We hope to see you all at one or all of the dance events.  Thank you for supporting the dance organizations.
Lynn A. Nakamura
Dance Magic 808
cell 808-372-2256

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Divino Ritmo Dance Workshops with Michael Chapman CANCELLED

Hi Frank: So sorry we have to cancel this weekend's workshops due to unforeseen circumstances.  Appreciate if your help in getting the word out on the cancellation. Mahalo.:
" Michael Chapman's workshops scheduled for July 13th & 14th at 404 Ward Avenue are CANCELLED. Mr. Chapman has cancelled his trip to Hawaii due to a sudden family emergency. Divino Ritmo Dance regrets any inconvenience caused."

Dance Magic 808 2nd Anniversary Ball @Pacific Beach Grand Ballroom

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Hi Everyone,
Dance Magic 808's 2nd Anniversary Ball on Friday, August 9, 2013, at the Pacific Beach Hotel is fast approaching and we are all getting excited about this fun and Royal Ball. Ticket sales are going very well and we may need to stop selling tickets soon so if you are thinking about attending, plan on getting your tickets now. You don't want to be disappointed and miss out on this fabulous and entertaining "Ball".

There will be a delicious buffet dinner, great entertainment (including Melveen Leed) and entertaining exhibitions, that all dancers and non-dancers will enjoy. You don't need to be a dancer to enjoy this "Ball". There will be a lot of general dancing for those that dance and for those that don't dance, you'll have fun socializing and will enjoy the festive atmosphere.

If you're interested in entering the Royal Couple Costume Competition, please let me (Lynn) know asap and no later than Friday, July 19. See attachment for prize.

Everyone is invited to dress up like Royalty but it's not mandatory. It's your chance to be king or queen for an evening and wear your tuxedos, beautiful gowns, crowns, and tiaras.

Plan also on attending Dance Magic 808's Thank You Dance at the Palladium on Saturday, August 10, 2013. We have the entire ballroom. We will have a mini Hawaiian plate (rice, kalua pig, chicken long rice, potato/mac salad and lomi salmon) as at thank you to those that attend the Anniversary Ball on August 9.

If you attend the Anniversary Ball or are a member of Dance Magic 808, you will be able to attend the dance on August 10, free of charge but the mini Hawaiian plate will only be given to the people that attend the anniversary ball on August 9.

Come and join us for 2 fabulous and entertaining evenings.

Thank you all for your continued support.

Richard & Lynn Nakamura
Co-Founders of Dance Magic 808
cell 808-372-2256 (Lynn)

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Dance Magic 808 Memo from Lynn

Hi Everyone,

Dance Magic 808's 2nd Anniversary Ball on Friday, August 9, 2013, at the Pacific Beach Hotel is coming up fast.

If you plan on attending, you should try to get your tickets asap as we plan to stop selling tickets around July 20.  If you don't want to miss out on this fabulous fun and exciting evening, get your tickets now.

Also, if you are planning to stay at the hotel and haven't made reservations yet, call asap.  If there are any rooms left on the block it will be return to the hotel's inventory on July 8, 2013.  If the block is sold out and there are still rooms available at our group rate, you must book it by July 8 to receive the group rate.

Thanks to Connie Laderta, we will have a mini Hawaiian plate at our dance at the palladium on Aug 10 for the people that attend our anniversary ball on Aug. 9 at the Pacific Beach Hotel. It's our small way of saying "Thank You" to all the people for their support.  Tickets will be given out at the palladium for the mini Hawaiian plate.  We will have the name list of all the people that attended the anniversary ball.  Sorry, but this is only for the people that attended the ball, no substitutes.

Come and join us for 2 beautiful and fun evenings.

Mahalo for your continued support.
Richard & Lynn Nakamura
Co-Founders of Dance Magic 808
cell 372-2256 (Lynn)

Monday, July 08, 2013

IBDI 4th Term Registration, and West Coast Swing Workshop with Debbie Borges Barboza

Aloha IBDI Members,
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Debbie Borges Barboza, long time local professional and owner of the Dream To Dance Studio, will conduct a one hour West Coast Swing Workshop on Monday, July 22, 2013, in the Ala Wai Palladium Diamond Head Ballroom. Emphasis will be on syncopation timing, styling, whip variations, and groupings for dancing. Workshop registration will start at 7:00 pm. Cost is $5.00 at the door for members and $8.00 for non-members.
Also on the July 22, registration for 4th term classes will take place from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Ewa Ballroom.

During registration and for those not attending the workshop, there will be FREE dancing in the Ewa Ballroom from 6:00 until 8:30 or 9:00 pm.
See you there,
Chris Jay
Acting Dance Director

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Divino Ritmo Dance Workshop with Michael Chapman

Hi Frank!
Appreciate your kokua to post the following: (thank you so much):
Workshops by Michael Chapman

Divino Ritmo Dance is proud to bring to Hawaii, two workshops by MICHAEL CHAPMAN on July 13th & 14th. Reserve your space now!

When: Sat, July 13, 2013 4:30-5:30pm
Where: 404 Ward, 2nd Floor
What/Topic: International Rumba
Cost: $25 per person

When: Sun, July 14, 2013 4:30-5:30pm
Where: 404 Ward, 2nd Floor
What/Topic: "What a Judge Sees and Looks for In Competition"
Cost: $25 per person

(Check payments should be made payable to "Divino Ritmo Dance.")

Michael Chapman is an International adjudicator, award-winning choreographer and former World Professional Exhibition Champion.
In 2004, Michael began working with formation teams in China, bringing them to the British Championships; he also coached the BYU formation team who placed first at Blackpool this year.

Michael has organized one of the premier ballroom events in North America, the Millennium Dancesport Championships, since 1997, and is co-organizer of the Hollywood Danceport in L.A., as well as of the Venice Dance Festival which is the largest pro/am competition in Europe, and the Florida Superstars Dancesport Championships, which gives out the largest pro/am and professional cash purses in America.

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