Monday, March 17, 2014

March Message from Marie: Spring Fling @the Cupola

Hi Frank:
Unbelievable another month has gone by. Hope this finds you feeling better.
Appreciate your posting the following CUPOLA announcement for us with the attached image if space allows. Thank you so much Frank and regards to Lani:
Spring Fling, a social dance @ the CUPOLA-March 25th
Have a fling with Lucas & Yanna at their monthly social, Tuesday, March 25th @ the CUPOLA, 1250 Kapiolani, 2nd floor, Honolulu Design Center, 6:30-9:30pm.
FREE Admission for everyone, and this monthly dance sponsored by Divino Ritmo Dance is OPEN to the PUBLIC! Food and beverage are available for purchase, with happy hour discounts up to 7pm. Experience a mix of danceable tunes by DJ Lucas as you groove into the mood of Spring...
An unforgettable affair awaits you on the CUPOLA floor......Come.... be daring. ....have a fling!
Want more info, contact:
Lucas Jaime (917) 568-3173;
Yanna Samkova (732) 499-0407;

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014

IBDI 2nd Term Dance Class Schedule 2014

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Bought back by numerous requests, IBDI will be offering Paso Doble by Ernest and Karen Choy Also try the fun Nite Club Two Step so you can impress your friends at night clubs, discos and weddings where it is often played. Both are for beginners as well as experienced dancers. Also, check out the other classes, some for beginners and others for more advanced dancers.

Registration for 2nd Term classes being Monday, March 17, at 6 pm.

Edward Matsuda
IBDI Dance Director 

Sunday, March 02, 2014

The Keiki & Youth Dance Benefit

Making Dreams Come True for Tomorrow's Ballroom Stars
The Keiki & Youth Dance Benefit by Hawaii Dancesport, Inc. is COMING SOON. Tell Your Friends.~~~Saturday, April 5th, 2014~~~
When: Saturday, April 5, 2014
Time:6:00p-11:30p Where: Ala Moana Hotel, Hibiscus Ballroom
Cost: VIP Seating $80/General Seating $65
Performances by Keiki Dance Troupe, Junior & Youth Pro-Am solos, Youth Group & Special Guests
Includes Dinner & General Dancing
For reservations & more Info:
Email: or Call Yanna: (732) 499-0407
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 scholarships and donations, is not just for our students, but for ALL interested keikis and youth in Hawaii - all keikis and youth may apply for a scholarship.
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The criteria for scholarship eligibility may be found on Hawaii Dancesport's website indicated above, or may be emailed to you. A hundred percent (100%) of the proceeds from this benefit will go towards Hawaii Dancesport Inc.'s keiki and youth scholarship fund.
Many youth sports nurture only the physical needs of young people, while other programs address only the academic. Ballroom dance instruction on the other hand, provides exercise, intellectual stimulation, and teaches important social skills. And why call the non-profit program Hawaii Dancesport? what is "Dancesport?" Dancesport, as its name would suggest, is a form of competitive dancing, athletic and physically demanding, just like soccer, swimming, tennis, or running. It teaches coordination, increases stamina AND promotes good health and a healthy body image. Ballroom dance is also intellectually demanding. With four (4) styles encompassing 19 dances, mastery can take a lifetime. Each dance has a complex list of required steps, and each step has 75 years of technique behind it.
In an effort to provide such dance opportunities to the keikis and youth of Hawaii, Hawaii Dancesport Inc.'s scholarship program was created to enable those interested keikis and youth to take ballroom lessons, perform exhibition dancing and enter ballroom competitions.
COME and Join us on April 5th to help fund these efforts for our kids. COME help us mold them into future adults we can be proud of. COME help us make their dreams come true...........Mahalo nui loa.

President of Hawaii Dancesport, Inc.
Co-owner of Divino Ritmo Dance, LLC