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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