Saturday, September 28, 2013

IBDI 5th Term Dance Schedule 2013

5th Term Registration is on Monday October 7,   6:00 PM at the Palladium (Ewa Ballroom) First dance class starts on Monday October 14, 6:30 PM at the Palladium. Here are the dance instructors and the dance they will be teaching.
International Cha Cha I

American Waltz II


International Rumba I & II

International Quickstep I

International Waltz

Friday, September 20, 2013

Divino Ritmo's END of SUMMER Social Dance@ the CUPOLA

Hi Frank:
It's time again for another dance at Cupola! Thanks for your kokua in posting! Here it is:
It feels so hot, it's been so warm, can it be the End of Summer already!!????? YUP, it's here, summer's wrapping up and we are back on the CUPOLA floor, next Tuesday, September 24th, 6:30-9:30p, 2nd floor of the Honolulu Design Center, 1250 Kapiolani Blvd.

Admission is FREE and our dance social is open to the PUBLIC. The more the merrier! Food & drink are available for purchase. Discounted pupus available for order by 7:00pm.

It's a good time to throw on your favorite beach attire, or wear what you want....have a drink, a few dances, chat it up with your friends, or meet a few new ones at our free & easy summer social. Danceable tunes by DJay Lucas to shake those booties loose!:)

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

More Doings In October

Saturday, Oct. 5 - Kauai Ballroom Dance Club's 9th Anniversary Ball - Kauai Marriott Resort Hotel / Time: 5:30 pm - 11pm /Cost $55.00 /delicious buffet, exciting exhibitions, and lots of general dancing /For those of you coming in on Oct. 4, the Kauai Ballroom Dance Club will be hosting a get-together for the out-of town-guests at the War Memorial. It's going to be a lot of fun. Come & join us if you have the time. Please see me (Lynn) for the banquet tickets. We have just a few more tickets left. Please let me know if you would like to attend by Sunday, Sept.22. All unsold tickets will be returned on Monday, Sept.23.

Saturday, Oct. 12 - Pan Pacific's Inaugural Ball at the palladium - full ballroom
Cost: $10 bento if purchased in advance/exhibitions and general dancing
Please see Roy Hamasaki, Dance Magic 808 ticket chairperson for tickets

Message from Lynn Nakamura 
Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 - Dance Magic 808's Masquerade Ball/Mock Competition

Full ballroom at the Palladium /Cost: $10 mini-Hawaiian plate (1st 300 tickets purchased in advance). After 300 advance tickets have been sold, the remaining advance tickets that are sold will be served a bento. Serving time from 5pm - 6pm/ Doors open at 6pm for general dancing. You can dress up in your finest wear as this will be a Royal Masquerade Ball. For tickets, please see Dance Magic 808 instructors, Roy Hamasaki, and any officer/board member of Dance Magic 808. Dance Magic 808 is planning it's first Masquerade Ball at the palladium and we are planning to set it up like a mock competition with everyone dressed in their dance outfits to compete. It's going to be a lot of fun.
Date: Saturday, October 26, 2013
Place: Palladium (full ballroom)
Time: 6pm - 9:30pm
Program starts at 7:45pm

We would like to invite you to participate in our Masquerade Ball Mock Competition. If you would like to accept our invitation to participate, please advise Richard Nakamura by email ( or by phone at 220-8175 or contact me by Wednesday, September 25, 2013. Please advise us on what dances you will be participating in.

We plan to have 4 Latin and 4 ballroom dances for the mock competition. The Latin dances are samba, rumba, cha cha and jive. For the ballroom, we'll have the waltz, , foxtrot, tango, and quickstep. We haven't decided yet as to what order the dances will be.
We will be issuing comp. tickets to all the performers so please let us know asap and no later than Sept. 25 since we want to make sure we set aside the mini Hawaiian plates for our performers.
We hope that you'll be able to join us in this fun event.
Lynn A. Nakamura
Dance Magic 808
cell 372-2256
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Thursday, October 31, 2013 - Dance Magic 808's End of Class Halloween Dance

Palladium (stage side) 6:30pm - 9:00pm General Dancing/ Costume Contest
More info forthcoming.


Monday, September 09, 2013

Da Gals of Can Can Dancing -Part 2

Please scroll down for Part 1 on this blog.
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There were more gals in the Can Can exhibition showcase choreographed by the late Eugene Ichinose, Founder (together with wife Harriet) and Dance Director of HBDA. As I remember them, Harriet was the cool one and Eugene was the "tough as nail" one but together they were like Ying and Yang that worked harmoniously well together.

I'm not sure if the Can Can exhibition was one of his legacy but fo' sure he was very proud of presenting the Can Can showcase and the gals who faithfully participated in them at more than one HBDA event. 

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Divino Ritmo Dance 5th Annual Grand Ball 2013

A bit early for this announcement but if you're planning to attend Divino Ritmo Dance "World of Music" come this November 30 at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, here's your chance to get some tickets early before the SOLD OUT! sign goes up. Last year's Annual Grand Ball was a smashing hit. Just Smashing! (there I go again using a British Isle lingo). But that's cool because there's gonna be a dance exhibition by Blackpool Semi-Finalists Asta Sigvaldadottir and Andrei the showcase, and a special performance by Divino Ritmo Dance professionals Lucas and Yanna. This 5th Annual Grand Ball promises talents from students of Divino Ritmo, colorful array of costumes, terrific musical scores, plenty of general dancing, a formal gourmet dinner, and props to compliment the "World of Music". For more info check the attached poster or bettah can contact Lucas Jaime at (917) 568-3173 or or Yanna Samkova at (732) 499-0407 or