Sunday, January 31, 2016

2016 HBDA Valentine Ball

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USA Dance-February 2016

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February 2016 
Monthly Dance:
Saturday, February 20
6:30p to 9:30p
Half Ballroom (B-2) Kitchen Side

Non-members $6.00

Gotta Dance?

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Upcoming DRD Social Dance Schedule

From Marie Laderta......
Friday, January 29th at 7:00pm -10:30pm
DRD Social Dance Party
Ballroom music by DJ Lucas 
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and Live entertainment by Augie Ray
Cover Charge: $25,- at door, $20 pre-sale
Complimentary soft drinks and Pupus, BYOB
at Aloha Dancesport Center 
350 Ward Avenue 2nd floor 
Honolulu, HI 96814
808 200 5540
Social at CUPOLA Thursday, February 4th, 
FREE event, open to the public. 
2nd Floor of Honolulu Design Center (Kapiolani/Piikoi).
Latin Band Social Party on Saturday February 27th 
Please see attached flyer.
Social at CUPOLA Thursday March 3rd featuring Augie Rey!

Friday, January 22, 2016

There's Only One Reason To Learn Jitterbug

If there is one dance that Lani and I really enjoy on the dance floor, it's the Swing, Whether it be the Jitterbug (Single Time Swing) or the East Coast Swing (Triple Time Swing). Of course, the music and the beat of the music has nearly everything to get us in motion. As Dr. Jitterbug says, "It's the Potion that gets you in Motion." The Golden '50s era produced a whole lot of upbeat Swing music. That's when Swing was Golden and partners danced touching each other. Then in the '60s came the Twist which then showed a steady decline of Swing dancing. The style of dancing changed. People didn't touch each other anymore. NOTHING wrong with dancing the Twist. Lani and I enjoy dancing it, too. The Rock & Roll of the 70s revived Swing dancing due to the TV shows American Grafitti and Happy Days. Today Swing dancing is very popular among the younger generation and the Senior Teenagers. Lani and I have a good mixture of those generations in our Jitterbug and East Coast Swing dance class and they are "rocking" to the upbeat Golden '50s REET PETITE. Other tunes that will put you in the groove are TRICKLE TRICKLE and ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK to name a few. Main thing is to have have fun dancing.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Show Only Tickets

From: Marie Laderta:

Yanna announced SHOW ONLY tickets for $45 for Showcase. Need to PRE-Reserve by contacting Yanna @ Yannajs@gmail .com
Or call Yanna phone (732) 499-0407

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

IBDI Inaugural Ball Tickets

It might be late to purchase tickets to the 2016 IBDI Inaugural Ball by mail but tickets can be purchased at the dance hosted by IBDI at the Palladium on Saturday January 16.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

DRD Sponsored Workshop With Visiting Professionals


Our Divino Ritmo Dance 7th Annual Grand Ball & Showcase is coming up this Saturday (Jan 16) and we have an exciting young professional couple coming to perform for us - US & WORLD Smooth Finalists, YEGOR NOVIKOV & ALEXANDRA SMIRNOVA.
WORKSHOPS on Sunday Jan 17th @ Aloha DANCESPORT Center, 200 Ward Ave., 2nd Floor (across from Sports Authority):

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There will be Smooth and International Latin Workshops by YEGOR & ALEXANDRA held on Sunday January 17th only at Aloha Dancesport Center. Take this opportunity to meet them and learn, before they return to the mainland.

3pm American Smooth- technique and styling
4pm International Latin- technique and principles. YEGOR will be available for coaching/private lessons as well.

Please direct your inquires for private lessons to
Aloha Dancesport Center 
Phone: (808) 200-5540:

To sign up for workshop(s), just come in on Sunday January 17th at 3pm.
1 Workshop $30 per person
For both Latin and Smooth $50 per person

Sunday, January 10, 2016

"The Potion That Will Set You In Motion)

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Friday, January 08, 2016

IBDI Hosting Free Dance and Registration

Monday, January 11
6 TO 8:30 P.M.
Palladium Ewa (kitchen) side
1st term class registration starts at 6 p.m.
Palladium Ewa (kitchen) side.
First term classes begin on January 18, 2016.
Albert Franz will be teaching Quickstep I & II starting on January 18. The cost is $25 for seven weeks of instruction. 
Full ballroom dance Saturday, January 16th. Members $3.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

DRD Cupola Canceled This Week

Divino Ritmo's monthly Dancing @ the CUPOLA  will continue as usual in 2016, 
first Thursday of the month, But NOT in January. 
We will start our 2016 CUPOLA social dancing on Thursday,  February 4th!
Right now we are getting ready to give you a SHOW at our 7th Annual Grand Ball 
@ the Sheraton Waikiki on Saturday, January 16th.
Happy New Year!
Lucas & Yanna

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

United States & World Smooth Finalist on DRD Pro Showcase

Divini Ritmo Dance 7th Annual Grand Ball will feature Shirley Ballas'  protege Yegor Novikov with Alexandra Smirnova in the Pro Showcase. See poster for more info.

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Saturday, January 02, 2016

Mahalo and Happy New Year!

To our Dance Students at IBDI. Thank you for allowing us to share our experience in Ballroom Dances with you during 2015. We were able to do it because you were there for us! To the Dancers, and Readers of our Blogs, a Big Mahalo for tuning in, and especially to those who contributed photos and articles to enhance our two blog sites.

Friday, January 01, 2016

IBDI 2016 Inaugural Ball

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