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

Dance Magic 808 3rd Anniversary Ball

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Dance Magic 808 3rd Anniversary Ball
Pacific Beach Hotel
 Friday, July 4, 2014,
 6pm – 11:30pm

Tickets are $65 which includes a delicious buffet dinner, exciting exhibitions, lots of general dancing & some line dancing. Also
Belle of the Ball Contest.

 Contact Larry Arinaga for tickets
 at 808-347-3093.

New Classes @ Aloha Dancesport Center with Lucas and Yana

Good news & more action @ Aloha Dancesport Center!
by Marie Laderta
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Starting July 1st, Lucas & Yanna will be having separate group classes on Smooth, Standard & Latin technique.

Please see the attached flyer for the dates, times, & cost of these group classes.

Come and give them a try! Aside from learning good technique, it's a chance for physical & mental exercise, and/or just fellowship with other dancers. Hope to see you there.

Any Inquiries, call:
 Lucas (917) 568-3173
Yanna (732) 499-0407, or or 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014


Good Beginnings by Marie Laderta
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Lucas & Yanna are beginning to fill their new studio with activities beginning with an end-of-the month 50's theme social dance on June 21st, followed by an Independence Day Celebration dance on Saturday, July 5th, both from 6:30-10:30p.

Their Big "House Warming Party," a social dance which, in addition to plenty of general dancing, will also feature exhibitions and dance demonstrations, adding plenty of zest to your July 12th Saturday night, again 6:30-10:30p.

Aloha Dancesport Center is located at 350 Ward Avenue, 2nd floor, across from Sports Authority.

Contact Info:
Aloha Dancesport Center (808) 200-5540
Lucas (917) 568-3173
Yanna (732) 499-0407

To make your reservations for these events, you may call any of the contact numbers listed above or email:
Please see the attached flyer for details of these upcoming socials.

Please also NOTE that in addition to the socials at ADC, Divino Ritmo WILL be continuing its FREE, open to the public monthly SOCIALs every last Tuesday of the month at the CUPOLA

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Getting Hooked On Salsa

My main girl Lani and I just lazed at home this past Monday. What with all the dancing we did Sunday night at the Grand Opening of the Aloha Dancesport Center, we had to rest up for the Salsa dance class at the Palladium in the evening. IBDI has Greg the Salsaman on tap teaching the Salsa on their Monday night schedule and since Lani and I have never learned the Salsa from a professional this was a good time to get into the rhythm. I believe that this is the first time Greg is teaching this popular Latin dance for IBDI but he did perform the Salsa with Maki Mikami in a showcase at the IBDI Inaugural Ball earlier this year at the Ala Moana Hotel.

Fast forward. Lani and I got to the Palladium a bit early to register for the Salsa class. Jim Prado's Night Club Two Step II dance class was in full swing in the Ewa Ballroom. Jim has a large following in this class as he does in all his previous dance classes.
8:10 PM came around soon and it was time to head for the Salsa class in the Diamond Head Ballroom. There were many students among the sea of red shirts (all IBDI dance instructors and assistances wear red shirts on Monday night classes). The Salsaman went slow and easy for this first class teaching the basic footwork, timing and count, leading, and technique. It was easy to follow his method without music and then with music. If you want to get hooked on Salsa, it's not too late to register for the class at the Palladium next Monday night. The class starts at 8:10 PM.