Sunday, December 28, 2014

USA Dance Presents Show of The Year 2015

USA Dance is proud to present the SHOW OF THE YEAR for 2015.

Michele Yiu & Kinsey Lin
(Article and Poster courtesy Glenn Okazaki)
USA Youth and Junior II, 10 Dance National Champions and World Finalists, Youth and Junior II, Standard Champions and Latin Champions, KINSLEY LIN and MICHELE YIU.

This teen-couple will razzel-dazzle you with their youthful energy and excitement. They will present eight dances, two of which will be showdance numbers. You will absolutely love these kids. (See attached poster of American Dancer Magazine Cover featuring Kinsley and Michele)
Very matured dancing! You must see it to believe.

Tickets now on sale:
$15 presale tickets only, includes food
$15 At the door sales does not include food.
Special tickets for Kindergarden to 12 th Grade:
$10 at the door only, and does not include food.
(Please encourage any child you know, from Kindergarden to 12 th grade to come and see this!)

Get your tickets NOW!!!!
Glenn Okazaki
USA Dance Honolulu

Monday, December 22, 2014

Monday, December 01, 2014

IBDI Christmas Dance

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Hi All,


Please be sure to join us at our final IBDI dance for 2014. Come and work off your calories at our IBDI Christmas Dance on December 20th!

IBDI Christmas Dance at the Palladium
Saturday, December 20, 2014
6:00pm - 9:30pm
$5.00 at the door for all
Prizes and lots of dancing!!!
DJ: Henry Lee

Great special snack served at 6:00pm: Stir fried noodles with chicken and spring rolls.
(Thanks to Dawn Le and family.)

SAVE the DATE! Saturday, March 14, 2015
IBDI Inaugural Ball 
at Dole Cannery Pomaikai Ballrooms $65.00
Come and support our new Board and join us for an evening of delicious eats, wonderful company, fabulous exhibitions, great music and dancing on a large dance floor!

Wishing you all a Wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year! Please stay safe and healthy so we can continue to dance to enjoy the warm friendship of the dance community!

Marsha Ninomiya
IBDI President

Friday, November 28, 2014

DRD Presents Two Standard Workshop

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DRD Presents: Two Standard Workshops 
by Artem Plakhotnyi and Inna Berlizyeva 
Blackpool International Standard Rising Stars Champions

Come to see this Beautiful, Breathtaking couple
perform at DRD Annual Grand Showcase and
meet them in person and learn from them on
Sunday December 7th at 3pm. 
See poster for details.

For more info or to schedule private lessons with these young visiting Professionals, please call Yanna at 732 499 0407.

Divino Ritmo Dance,LLC

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Divino Ritmo's CUPOLA Dance & STUDIO Holiday Parties

Divino Ritmo Social Party @ the Aloha DanceSport Center:
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Saturday, Nov 22nd: 6:30-10:30p 
See Attached FLYER
Divino Ritmo Dance's last-Tuesday of the month SOCIAL Dance is ON next week.
Tuesday, Nov 25th: 6:30-9:30pm
2nd floor, Honolulu Design Center, 1250 Kapiolani.
Food & Drink for purchase, discounted pupus ordered by 7p.

Party down 2014 with us - this will be our LAST dance of the year. We will be on BREAK in December, with CUPOLA resuming last Tuesday of January 2015!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS & Save the Date: SATURDAY, Dec 20th for: 
Divino Ritmo's HOLIDAY Bash @ the Aloha DanceSport Center. 
Come dance with Santa & his helpers.
6:30-10:30p See Attached FLYER

Monday, November 17, 2014

Basic Slow Foxtrot Fundamentals Workshop with Geoffrey Fells

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Our next special workshop will be conducted by Geoffrey Fells on Monday, December 15, on basic foxtrot fundamentals (see attachment for details). The foxtrot is an elegant and beautiful dance when proper technique is used. Geoffrey is the master of fundamentals and can make your foxtrot flow and look better. His Workshop should benefit beginners as well as advanced dancers.

Mark your calendars. Hope many of you will attend.

Ed Matsuda
IBDI Dance Director

Friday, November 14, 2014

Divino Ritmo Presents Gangsters & Dolls

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Boy, do we have a Party for you!!!

This year, Divino Ritmo Dance kicks its 6th Annual Grand Ball into high gear! 

On Saturday, December 6th, 2014 the Sheraton Waikiki Ballroom will be turned into a roaring 20s "Speakeasy" dance mecca, filled with the carefree exuberance of the Flapper era.

Blackpool International Standard Rising Star Champions featured in "GANGSTERS & DOLLS," a "Speakeasy" Showcase

In addition to student presentations, Lucas & Yanna will be introducing to Hawaii a very special show by International Standard Champions, Artem Plakhotnyi & Inna Berlizyeva.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to catch a spectacular show AND party with us!

See attached posters for details.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Divino Ritmo's Mambo Workshop

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Learn the Mambo or perfect your moves, at Divino Ritmo's 4-week- session workshop!

First session begins Tuesday, November 18th.

Check out the flyer for more info.

Monday, November 03, 2014

Dance Magic 808 Masquerade Ball & Membership Drive

Check it out! And I kid you not. This is one of the the best offer for membership by a dance organization so far. Do the math and you'll know why. And no forget, this is a Masquerade Ball and not the Halloween kine. 

1. Palladium - full ballroom - Saturday, November 29, 2014 /Masquerade Ball & Dance Magic 808's 2015 Membership Drive from 6pm - 9:30pm. For those of you who sign up on or before this dance for 2015 membership, will be able to attend this dance free as well as Dec. 19, 2014. If not signing up yet for 2015 membership, cost $3 members/$6 for non-members. This is a Masquerade Ball, not a Halloween mask dance. Ladies can wear a ballgown if they choose to but it's not required to attend the dance. Men can dress up too if they wish. Masquerade masks (not Halloween masks) are encouraged but is not required. We just want to have a lot of fun at this dance. Dance Magic 808's Tango Group formation will perform their routine. There will be a lot of general dancing so come out and have some fun.

2. Palladium - full ballroom - Friday, December 19, 2014 /Dance Magic 808's Holiday Dance / 6pm - 9:30pm /cost $3 for members/ $6 for non-members and free for Dance Magic 808's 2015 members.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Dance Magic 808 Halloween Dance 2014

(From Lynn Nakamura)

Reminder: The palladium will be closed from November 3 - 10, 2014. They will be working on the palladium during that week so there won't be any classes or dances.
Come out and have some fun before they close the palladium for a week. Join us on Friday, October 31 at the palladium. Get your dancing in before the palladium closes for a week.
Don't forget to attend Dance Magic 808's Halloween Dance this Friday night, October 31, 2014 at 6pm - 9:30pm. Our DJ for the evening will be Henry Rimas. He has been our DJ for our anniversary balls and will be our DJ for October 31.

We have the full ballroom for you to enjoy dancing.
If you plan to be in our costume contest, please register at the reception desk and get your number for the contest.

Costume Contest Categories:
$50 Overall Best Costume
$20 Scariest
$20 Funniest
$20 Most Original
$20 (this category will be left up to the judges - it could be most beautiful, best couple, etc.)
At 7:45pm we will make some announcement, start the costume contest and have a performance.
Costume Contestants will walk around the room starting from the stage.
While the judges are tabulating their selections, there will be a performance from Dance Magic 808's Foxy Ladies & Fox. Routine is choreographed by Roxanne "Roxie" Kaino, Dance Magic 808's Line Dance Instructor.
Contest winners will be announced after the performance and there will be more general dancing. We plan to have snack around 8:45pm - 9:00pm to allow lots of time for everyone to dance.
Come out and cheer on all the participants in the costume contest and the performance.
It'll be a fun evening. Even if you aren't planning to be in the contest, you are welcome to come in costume but it's not required to have fun.
See you all this Friday night, October 31, 2014.
Mahalo for all your support.
Lynn A. Nakamura
Dance Magic 808

phone 808-372-2256

Friday, October 24, 2014

Double SPOOK Double FUN! -Halloween Dances by Divino Ritmo

 (From Marie Laderta)
No, this is not a trick, but a real TREAT.... 2 Halloween dances coming your 
way, hosted by Lucas & Yanna to give you just the right jolt to send your feet 
a'dancing the night away...

CUPOLA, Tues 10/28:
FIRST Social DANCE: Getting into that EERIE Mood
WHERE: @ da CUPOLA - 2nd floor, Honolulu Design Center, 1250 Kapiolani.
WHEN: Next Tuesday,
Oct 28th 6:30p-:30p
Food & Drink for purchase, discounted pupus ordered by 7p.
We are having a Costume Contest, so come in your scariest best!
Yes, prizes for best costume....

SECOND Social DANCE - We DARE you to come to our Dance Party at the "HAUNTED Studio," where you will be greeted at the door by our "friendly" DANCE DIRECTOR, visibly transformed by last week's heavy rain & storm.
WHERE: @ the Aloha DanceSport Center, 350 Ward 2nd Floor.
WHEN: Saturday, November 1st, 6:30-10:30p.
SOCIAL DANCING all night/ COSTUME Contest with prizes.
Lots of spine-tingling music to send those nerves on your dancing feet a'stir..
You are welcomed to bring a titillating snack to share...

Cost for da Haunted Studio Dance Party:
$15 at door or $12 pre-sale
DRD Students & ADC Members $12 at door, $10 pre-sale

For More Info:
Lucas Jaime(917)
Yanna Jaime Samkova(732)
(808) 200-5540

Monday, October 20, 2014

Dance Magic 808 Hosting Latin Workshop with Carlos Chang

(Excerpts from eMail by Lynn Nakamura, Dance Magic 808 President)

Hi Everyone,

Dance Magic 808 is offering 3 Latin Workshops by Professional Instructor/Dancer, Carlos Chang in November at the Ala Wai Palladium.

We are excited and happy to welcome back Carlos Chang to the islands. He will be here for a short stay, about 3 weeks, so we want to make sure that you have the opportunity to take as many workshops and classes while he's here.

Latin Workshops by Professional Instructor/Dancer, Carlos Chang. Don’t miss out on these awesome workshops with Carlos. He has great workshops. You learn a lot and he makes it fun. Must be a Dance Magic 808 member to attend the workshops. The workshops are for the new and also the experienced dancers. Everyone can learn something.

The workshops will be in 2 parts. The first part will be techniques, then a break, and the second part will be a short choreography of the dance.

Sunday, November 16, 2014 - Palladium (stage side)
*Registration: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
International Cha Cha 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - Palladium (kitchen side)
*Registration: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
International Samba 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - Palladium (stage side)
*Registration: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
International Jive 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost: $20 per person for each workshop or take the 3 workshops for a total special price of $45.00 per person. Must be a 2014 Dance Magic 808 member.
If you are not a member, you can become a member for $5.00 (Oct. - Dec.). The normal annual membership fee is $10 but we discounted it for the last quarter to $5.00.

Carlos will also be available for private lessons. Please contact Carlos directly to set up your private lessons.

We hope you'll take this opportunity to take as many lessons as you can while he's here since he's not sure when he'll be able to break away and come and visit us again. You'll be glad you took advantage of the workshops and classes.

Mahalo for all your continued support.
Lynn A. Nakamura
Dance Magic 808
cell phone: 808-372-2256

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

IBDI Halloween Palladium Benefit Dance

Hi All,

It's IBDI weekend again! Come join us this Saturday, October 18th and help us purchase a much needed AED (AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR) for the Palladium. Proceeds from the event will be used to make the purchase. We will provide donation receipts for those who could use a tax deduction.

$5.00 members
$8.00 non-members

Special snack:
Chicken/veggie Stir fry noodles and a piece of spring roll.

DJ: Henry Lee

Let's work together to get a life saving device that may save a dancer's life!

See you soon!

Marsha Ninomiya
IBDI President

Monday, October 13, 2014

Da Buzz @Divino Ritmo's Studio Party

What's da BUZZ @ Divino Ritmo's Monthly STUDIO PARTY??!! 
- Sunday, October 19th!

Da BUZZ: a Preview of our Students' Competition Routines as we get ready for the 
Aloha Ball in Kona.

Besides the usual merriment & lots of social dancing, come to see a dress rehearsal 
of some of the competition routines in different styles and levels as they will be 
performed at the Big Island's first NDCA Dancesport Event.

Da STUDIO: Aloha Dancesport Center
350 Ward, 2nd Floor
Da Date/Time: Sunday October 19th 6:30-10:30pm
Da Kau Kau: Light Refreshments; Bring a Dish to share if you wish
Da Price: $15 at door or $12 pre-sale
DRD Students & ADC Members $12 at door, $10 pre-sale

Friday, September 26, 2014

Keikis' Dancesport Scholarship Fundraiser

Divino Ritmo Dance Semi-Annual KEIKIS' Dancesport Scholarship FUNDRAISER
(From Marie Laderta)

Divino Ritmo Dancesport Keikis with Yanna Samkova

WHERE: @ the STUDIO, Aloha Dancesport Center, 350 Ward, 2nd Floor, Studio
 Ph:(808) 200-5540
When:Saturday, October 4th
Time: 6:30 - 10:30pm
Cost: $30
Includes Performances by Keiki & Youth Dancers
Refreshments, Pupus & Social Dancing all night
For more info & reservations:
Contact Yanna Samkova @ (732) 499-0407
Or Call Aloha Dancesport Center (808) 200-5540
Our Keiki & Youth program for ballroom dancing was established under "Hawaii Dancesport, Inc.," a non-profit registered with the State of Hawaii, pending approval of its IRS Section 501(c)(3) status. This program, supported by fundraisers and donations is not only for Divino Ritmo Dancestudents, but for ALL interested keikis and Youth in Hawaii.
The criteria for scholarship eligibility may be found on Hawaii Dancesport's website indicated above. A hundred percent (100%) of the proceeds from this benefit will go towards Hawaii Dancesport Inc.'s keiki and youth scholarship fund.

We need your continued support to help nourish & build character in our future citizens, Hawaii's Keikis, through the discipline of ballroom dancing and competition. Your contribution toward this cause will be much appreciated.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Gangsters and Flappers @Da Cupola

GANGSTERS & Flappers at the CUPOLA - Tuesday, September 30th!
(From Marie Laderta)

Our end-of-September CUPOLA dance will put you in the mood & give you a "pre-feel" of 1920s jazz, Charleston and Vaudeville. CUPOLA-Tuesday next week, September 30th will give you a glimpse into Divino Ritmo's upcoming annual Showcase/Grand Ball on December 6th at the Sheraton Waikiki by taking you into the extravagant carefree Era of the Roaring 20s, Flappers & the Great Gatsby. Come with us in music and dance to relive the glamour, joie de vivre, outrageousness and opulence of the most exciting decade of the 20th Century!
Usual Time, Usual Place:
WHEN: Next Tuesday, September 30th
6:30p-9:30p @ da CUPOLA, 2nd floor,
Honolulu Design Center, 1250 Kapiolani.
Food & Drink for purchase, discounted pupus ordered by 7p.

For INQUIRIES:Lucas Jaime (917) 568-3173
Yanna Jaime Samkova (732) 499-0407

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Dance Magic 808 Membership Drive

Dance Magic 808 Halloween Dance 2013
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Aloha Everyone,

Sign up for our 2015 Membership on or before Nov. 29 and receive free admittance to the dances at the palladium on Sat., Nov. 29 and Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. We have the full ballroom for both dances.

Don't forget our Halloween Dance on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 at the palladium. We have the full ballroom and we will have a costume contest with cash prizes.
2014 Members $3 / non members $6.00 to attend the dance.

Nov. 29 & Dec. 19, 2014 - if you will not be renewing your membership until Jan. 2015, the cost to attend the dances will be $3 for 2014 members and $6.00 for non-members. Again, if you sign up for 2015 membership on or before Nov. 29, admittance is free to you on Nov. 29 & Dec.19. Anyone who also sign up for 2015 Membership after Nov. 29 but on or before Dec. 19 will get free admittance to the dance.

Anyone interested in joining in our quickstep group routine for Dance Magic 808's 4th Anniversary Ball, please advise us asap. You must be a 2015 member and be registered for a class during the entire time we are practicing and performing the routine. If you will be taking a trip 2 months before the performance, you might want to consider participating next year. The choreographers will determine if they will accept the students for this performance depending if the students can make the practices and if they can execute the steps. It's going to be a fun routine and beginners and advance students are welcome to join the routine.

There was also a new Line Dance taught by Joshua at the
Dance Magic 808 Anniversary Ball in Las Vegas last year. 

Also, we are planning to choreograph a hustle group routine to be performed on April 26, 2015 at our Las Vegas Showcase. Please let us know asap since practice might begin as early as Nov. 2014. Same requirements will apply for this routine as it does for the quickstep routine.

If you have any questions, please contact me by email, text or phone.

Mahalo for your continued support.
Lynn A. Nakamura
President, Dance Magic 808
cell 808-372-2256

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Kesler & Company Presents Fractured Fairy Tales

Doug and Selina in "Masquerade" Monster Mash
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Doug Kesler and Company presents "Fractured Fairy Tales" in October at the Pacific Beach Hotel Grand Ballroom. His production of "Masquerade" last October was entertaining, flashy, and splashed with excitement. For more info, please contact Mr. Kesler at:

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Pan Pacific Ballroom Dance Society 40th Inaugural Ball

Mark you Calendars and reserve your place for:
Pan Pacific Pacific Ballroom Dance Society's
        40th Inaugural Ball
When: Saturday, October 11, 2014
Where: Ala Wai Palladium
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Cost: Pre-Sale $10.00 which includes a delicious Bento
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At-The-Door $10.00, no Bento
Tickets are available, but going fast!
See one of our Officers or Directors "or" call Luby at 255-2247 to reserve your place.

Monday, September 15, 2014

IBDI 5th Term Class Schedule

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Aloha, IBDI Members
Registration for IBDI 5th Term starts on Monday, October 6. Attached are the schedule of classes and the calendar for the 5th Term. For beginner and novice dancers IBDI, will be offering International Cha Cha, Merengue and American Rumba. For the more experienced dancers, Jimmy Matsumoto will be continuing his popular International Samba class, and Ed and Matilda Felix will be teaching International Rumba and Foxtrot. The Felixes teach many patterns that are new to many dancers. You can add to these patterns to your dancing and impress.
At the same time during registration and free dancing in the Ewa ballroom on October 6, IBDI will be offering a Tango workshop with Glen Okazaki and Anne Ho in the Diamond Head ballroom. 

Ed Matsuda
IBDI Dance Director

Frank's note: Please surf to IBDI Web for application form (click on Dance Fever Oahu on the side bar and click on IBDI), and scroll to previous blog for info on the Tango Workshop.

Dance Magic 808 Las Vegas Showcase

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From President Lynn Nakamura: 
Dance Magic 808 Las Vegas Showcase

Hi Everyone,

Come & join us for some fun time and dancing at Dance Magic 808's 4th Las Vegas Showcase on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Sam's Town Hotel & Casino. There will be a buffet dinner, some exhibitions, and lots of general dancing.

Every year has been so much fun and next year will be even better. The banquet tickets are $58.00 per person.

Roy Hamasaki is arranging a Vacations Hawaii package for 5 nights which begins on 4/22/2015 and returns to Honolulu on 4/27/2015. The package includes 5 nights lodging, roundtrip airfare to Las Vegas, transportation and baggage handling to/from airport to hotel, and meal coupons. Cost from Honolulu is $759.00 per person for double occupancy and for single about $80.00 more.

If you are interested in the Las Vegas package, please contact Roy Hamasaki right away as seats are limited. To reserve a space you will need to submit a $150 deposit to Roy asap. You can contact him for more information at (808) 220-9785.

You are also welcome to join us at the college competition on Friday & Saturday, 4/24 & 4/25 at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). They have some general dancing between the competitions.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Special Workshop with Glenn Okazaki & Anne Ho

IBDI is presenting a Special Workshop in the International Tango featuring Glenn Okazaki and Anne Ho on Monday October 6. Please see poster for more info. 
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hot! Hot! Hot! Divino Ritmo Summer Dance Line-up

HOT SUMMER Dances Brought to you by Lucas & Yanna!
(1) END-of-da-Month Tuesday at Da CUPOLA - Aug 26: "Lucas & Yanna's Black & White Dance"
At da CUPOLA next Tuesday, Aug 26th, Lucas will be cranking up Sinatra PLUS all your favorite social dance tunes : It's time to trip the light fantastic and dance it all!
We dance all styles on the CUPOLA floor - Swing, Jitterbug, Salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha, Rumba, Hustle to Waltz, Foxtrot, Night Club 2- Step & many more. ..
The heyday of ballroom dancing may have ended with Truman Capote's famed Black & White Dance, but TV shows like Dancing with the Stars are giving the ballroom social dance trend a mighty boost! You can keep the scene going @ Lucas & Yanna's end-of-the month CUPOLA shake-down!
Black & White attire encouraged but no need. .. ...or throw on a mask to take yourself back to Truman Capote's Plaza Hotel masquerade floor. ..
SAME Time, SAME Place:
6:30p-9:30p @ da CUPOLA, 2nd fl. Honolulu Design Center, 1250 Kapiolani.
Food & drink available for purchase, discounted pupus ordered by 7p.
FREE Admission & open to the PUBLIC!
(2) HUSTLE Workshop by Hall-of-Famer Lucas Jaime CARRIES OVER by Popular Demand!
WHERE: Aloha Dancesport Center, 350 Ward, 2nd floor
WHAT: First 4-week Session ended last week. ... this popular HUSTLE Workshop is being CARRIED OVER for another 4-weeks by POPULAR DEMAND! !!
WHEN: Second 4-week session starts THIS THURSDAY, August 21, 7-8p
COST: $15@ person, or $50 for 4-week session; Divino Ritmo Students $40 for 4-week session
(3) Saturday, AUG 30th STUDIO SOCIAL Party
WHERE: Aloha Dancesport Center, 350 Ward, 2nd fl.
WHAT: Our Aug 30th party is 70's NIGHT! Social & ballroom dancing to all the music of the 70's featuring the NY Hustle. Mini lesson in hustle & dance exhibitions. Light refreshments.
WHEN: 6:30-10:30p
COST: $15 @ door/ $12 Pre-Sale; Divino Ritmo Students & ADC Members $12 @ door/$10 Pre-Sale
Lucas Jaime (917) 568-3173;
Yanna Jaime Samkova (732) 499-0407;

Aloha Dancesport Center: (808) 200-5540
WEBSITE: www.Alohadancesportcenter. com

Monday, August 11, 2014

IBDI Dance Classes On Tonight

Hi Everyone,

It is a blessing that Oahu was spared from disastrous effects of Iselle and Julio but our hearts go out to those on the neighbor islands who were affected.

Our classes are on tonight and we look forward to seeing you there. Just a reminder, tonight is the last night of registration for our 4th term session so make sure you arrive early to add or make changes to your classes.

LAST CHANCE TO PURCHASE TICKETS for our IBDI 53rd Anniversary Ball to be held this Saturday, August 16th at the Palladium.
Tickets are $10.00 pre-sale with bento, $10.00 at the door no bento.
Do join us for a fun evening and help us celebrate 53 years of ballroom dancing!

Marsha Ninomiya
IBDI President

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Palladium Closed Thursday thru Sunday

Hi All,

FYI, we have received word from the Palladium workers that the Palladium will be closed from 4pm this Thursday (tomorrow) thru Sunday, due to the upcoming storm.

For those of you who registered for the Country 2 step and West Coast Swing class with Joshua (workshop cancelled), if we cannot find an alternative date, we will be refunded you if you have already paid.

Thank you for your understanding.

Lynn Nakamura

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

IBDI August Birthday Dance

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Hello to All,

Join us in wishing the IBDI Ohana born in August, a very Happy Birthday, this Friday, August 1st at the Palladium! August babies, please sign in upon entry!
Remember to pick up your tickets for our special event!
We would love and appreciate your support in celebrating IBDI's 53 years of dancing and making memories. It'll be a fun evening of great music, dancing, exhibitions and can't forget the food!

      "Love to Dance"
Ala Wai Palladium, 
Saturday, August 16, 2014
6:00pm - 9:45pm
$10.00 with bento pre-sale * $10.00 at the door (no bento)

See you on Friday!

Smiles *:x lovestruck,
Marsha Ninomiya
IBDI President

Monday, July 28, 2014

Divino Ritmo Dance Monthly Social Parties

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We would like everyone to know that DJ Lucas will be playing a wide variety of danceable tunes to meet the needs of all our dancers - there will be a mix of Nightclub, Ballroom, Latin, you name it, he'll play it! If he's not playing enough of your favorite tunes, just go up to him and let him know...DJ Lucas aims to please...:) AND, our new studio has a seamless, competition size floor where you can dance it all! Come give it a try!
Please save these dates for our next 4 Studio Socials:
August 9th & 30th
September 13th & 27th
Admission Fee for the Socials:
$15 at Door, 
$12 Pre-Sale
Admission for Divino Ritmo Students & Aloha Dancesport Center Members;
$12 at Door, 
$10 Pre-Sale
[Price INCLUDES Light Refreshments, Social Dancing all Night and short dance program]
**Please NOTE: Pre-Sale PAYMENTS can be made DIRECTLY at the Studio
 (The Aloha Dancesport Center,
350 Ward Ave, 2nd Floor), or, if AFTER HOURS and NO ONE IS IN THE STUDIO, a Pre-Sale CHECK PAYMENT, made payable to "Aloha Dancesport Center", can be dropped off in the mailbox located to the right of the studio's front door.
MAHALO, and look forward to partying with you ALL at our socials!

Please see attached FLYER for additional info.
(Submitted by Marie Laderta)

For more info contact:
Lucas Jaime at:
Yanna Samkova at:

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Dance Magic 808 Workshop with Joshua Manzano

Joshua with Jenny Lau performing the
Hustle @ Sam's Town Hotel, Las Vegas
If you are interested in learning some fun dances, come and join Dance Magic 808's Country 2-Step and West Coast Swing Workshop with Joshua Manzano on Thursday,  August 7, 2014 from 6:30pm - 8:45pm at the Ala Wai Palladium (stage side).

It's going to be a great learning experience that you won't want to miss.

Joshua is a Dance Magic 808 Instructor and is attending UNLV. He has entered many  college dance competitions and have placed 1st in most of the categories. He is an awesome dancer, choreographer and an excellent instructor. You will love the way he teaches and dances.

Cost for the workshop is $10 per person and you must be a member to attend this workshop. If you are not a member, you can become a member by filling out the membership form and submitting the $10 membership fee to a Dance Magic 808 Officer or Board Member.

This is going to be a very exciting workshop.

Mahalo for your support.
Lynn A. Nakamura
Dance Magic 808
cell 808-372-2256

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

IBDI Dance This Saturday

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ALOHA to All,

It's IBDI weekend and we look forward to seeing all of you this coming 

Saturday, July 19, 2014.
Join us for a fun evening of dance, dance, dance and come see all of 

your friends and your IBDI family!

Don't forget to pick up your IBDI Anniversary tickets as well!
IBDI Anniversary Ball at the Palladium
Saturday, August 16, 2014
$10.00 pre-sale, $10.00 at the door, no bento

Warm Regards,
Marsha Ninomiya
IBDI President

Lucas 4-Week Huistle Workshop

Hi Frank:
We have another workshop at our new studio - we will be starting a 4-week Hustle workshop taught by New York 's "Prince of Hustle," Lucas Jaime, who grew up dancing in that genre. Thank you again for posting the announcement.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

DRD Social Dance @Cupola Moved to Tuesday July 22nd

Sizzling HAVANA Nights Party on the CUPOLA Floor

Due to a scheduling conflict at the CUPOLA Divino Ritmo's end-of- the-month social dance will be moved to Tuesday, JULY 22nd!
The change of date is only for this month. We will be back on our regular last Tuesday of the month schedule in August.
Taking advantage of our sizzling & sultry summer weather, Lucas & Yanna are jumpstarting your week with a hip-shaking "Havana Nights Dance Party."
You can show off your moves in Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Reggaeton, Timba, Rumba, Chacha, Mambo, Samba and whatever you feel like shaking......
Doors open 6:30p-9:30p at the CUPOLA, 2nd floor of the Honolulu Design Center,
1250 Kapiolani.
Food & drink are available for purchase, and discounted pupus if ordered by 7p.
Admission is FREE and open to the PUBLIC!

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

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

House Warming Party @ Aloha Dancesport Center

Aloha Students of Dance,
        Divino Ritmo Dance is having a "House Warming Party" this Saturday, July 12 at the Aloha Dancesport Center 350 Ward Avenue. Please see attachment for more info or contact:...........
Lucas Jaime at
Yanna Samkova at

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IBDI 4th Term Dance Classes & Special Workshop with Al Franz

Aloha Students of Dance,
        Registration for IBDI 4th Term Dance Classes is on July 21 and 28th at the Palladium 6:30 PM. Also on July 21 is the Students Party. Students will demo what lessons they had learned during the 3rd Term and Instructors will demo the dances they will teach during the 4th Term. On July 28 there will be free general dancing, and a Special Workshop with Professional Albert Franz. Please see posters for more info.

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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Independence Day Celebration

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

A Reminder From Lynn

Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to remind the people that are coming to our anniversary ball that 
it's this Friday, July 4. We can't believe that the ball is just a few days away. 
We are still getting ready for this big event.

It's going to be an exciting and fun evening for everyone so be prepared to be 

entertained. You won't be disappointed. Don't forget to bring your dancing 
shoes as there will be plenty of time to dance.

The ball will look different this year but it's still going to look great as we've 

had to make some adjustments because of the Polynesian Show the hotel has at 
night. We plan to open the doors at 6pm and the last dance will be at 11:30pm. 
Come early so you can get some dancing in before we make the 
announcements and instructions which will be around 6:45pm.

There will be dancing throughout dinner, during the short intermission, and lots 
of dancing after the program.

The no-host bar will be available from 6:15pm and will end at 10:15pm so be 
sure to get your drinks in before the bar closes.

For all you ladies, the Belle of the Ball contest will take place as soon as you enter
the ballroom. We will have judges that will pick the winner of the Belle of the Ball. 
When the formal program begins around 8:15 pm, the winner will be announced. 
If you didn't sign up ahead of time, this is your chance to enter the contest. You 
don't need to tell anyone that you will be entering the contest as the judges will 
pick the one the winner. The cash prize is $50.00. Good Luck Ladies!!!

See you Friday night, July 4, 2014.
Richard & Lynn Nakamura
cell 372-2256 (Lynn)

Monday, June 30, 2014

Salsa Workshop & Latin Night Party on the 4th of July

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Just got da word tonight at the IBDI Salsa class that Greg Henry the Salsaman is having a NIGHT CLUB SALSA Workshop & LATIN NIGHT PARTY on Friday July 4th at the Palladium. Heavy pupus, prizes, and HOT SALSA! Check out the poster for more info.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Dream To Dance Grand Opening Party


After a ton of work,
it is time to invite you all to a party celebrating the new home for Dream To Dance!

Live music, friends, food and fun! Featuring Son Caribe!

Monday, July 21, 2014
6:30 - 9:30 pm
1070 North King St. #202
2nd floor of Palama Supermarket
Parking lot and street parking

Eastbound on H-1 take Vineyard exit
Westbound on H-1 take Palama exit

Festivities will also include

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Rumba and Mambo

This is how I answered her inquiry. There are some similarities on the two dances. Both are Latin dances using 4/4 time music. The figures or syllabus can be shared with both dances. The difference is the Rumba is slow tempo and the Mambo is fast. The count of the Rumba is SLOW, QUICK, QUICK with start stepping forward with the left foot and than stepping to the right side with he right foot and followed with the left foot next to the right foot when dancing the Arthur Murray way.  The count for  the Fred Astaire way is QUICK, QUICK, SLOW with start stepping to the left side with the left foot followed with the right foot next to the left foot and then stepping forward with the left foot. The count for the Mambo is QUICK, QUICK, SLOW or QUICK, QUICK, HOLD or 2,3,4-1 with start stepping forward with left foot (2), rocking back on right foot (3), bringing the left foot back next to the right foot and hold (4-1).  The break step is on the 2 count. These are the Leader's basic steps in the American Latin style of dancing for the Rumba and Mambo. The follower's steps are just the opposite. Have fun dancing the Rumba the Arthur Murray way or the Fred Astaire way. If it feels good, it's gotta be the right one for you.    

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Getting Back in the GROOVE @ at the CUPOLA

Big treat coming up at the Cupola on Tuesday the 24th. Lucas will demo his Championship cool moves and  mini lesson on the Hustle. See more info by Marie Laderta.

Divino Ritmos' end-of-the month social will take you back to the 70s....the days when the Hustle was the King of the dance and Hustle Hall-of-Famers like Billy Fajardo and Lucas Jaime reigned the clubs across New York.....
Well, guess what?  Hustle never dies, and World Hustle Champion, Lucas Jaime is right in our backyard!You will get a very special treat on Tuesday, June 24th at the CUPOLA from the Champ himself, when Lucas will show you his incredible moves on the floor and in a mini lesson! Doors open 6:30p-9:30p at the CUPOLA on the 2nd floor of the Honolulu Design Center, 1250 Kapiolani. Come for food & drink that are available for purchase and discounted pupus if ordered by 7p.
Admission to our dance social is FREE and open to the PUBLIC!
Come and Do the Hustle with us! Tuesday, June 24 is the day!

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

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

IBDI Monthly Dance @ the Palladium

Hi All,

A quick reminder! Join us at our June monthly dance this Saturday! Great dancing and music and let's not forget the delicious snack!
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Ala Wai Palladium, 
Saturday, August 16, 2014
6:00pm - 9:45pm
$10.00 with bento pre-sale 
* $10.00 at the door (no bento)

Tickets will be available at our upcoming Saturday dance. See the front desk or any of our Board members.

Let's keep on dancing!

Marsha Ninomiya
IBDI President