Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Samba & Jive Fundamental Techniques Workshop by Ron Montez

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Fundamental Techniques of SAMBA & JIVE  - a WORKSHOP by Latin Champion Ron Montez at Debby Borges' Dream to Dance studio.
DATE: Monday, October 17th
TIME:  8:30p-9:15p (45 mins)
Due to limited capacity RSVP needed:
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Call: (808) 222-3721
Ron Montez is one of the most respected personalities in the dance business. He previously held title as the 7-time undefeated United States Professional Latin Champion. He achieved 4th place in the World's Professional Latin Championships held at Royal Albert Hall in London. He has reached the final of the prestigious British Championships in Blackpool, England. Ron is recognized as a World class adjudicator, dance coach and choreographer in both American and International styles.
Ron was the co-host and expert commentator for the PBS television show Championship Ballroom Dancing, which was hosted by Rita Moreno, Juliet Prowse, Barbara Eden and Sandy Duncan, Jasmine Guy. Ron is now on America's Ballroom Challenge this year with host Jean Louisa Kelly.
Ron is a national examiner for DVIDA (Dance Vision International Dance Association). In this capacity he examines both amateur and professional dancers to obtain certification. Instructional tapes plus DVDs including bronze, silver and gold levels are available to the public.
Ron is a choreographer for the FOX television show So you think you can Dance. This hit show is the first of its kind to blend and compare ballroom dancing with jazz, hip hop, lyrical and many styles of dance using national finalists.
Ron is also the recipient of the 2009 United States Dance Championships Hall of Fame Award.
Check out his Bio on this link:
(Article submitted by Marie Laderta)

Monday, September 26, 2016

Kesler & Company Presents HULAWEEN

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Kesler & Company Presents HULAWEEN 
Friday October 28, 2016   6PM-Midnight
Pacific Beach Hotel Grand Ballroom
Tickets $70 Phone 808-4363435

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

2015 World DanceSport GrandSlam Series On American Public TV

From Glenn Okazaki:

USA Dance in collaboration with the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) are bringing the six-part 2015 World DanceSport GrandSlam Series comes to American Public Television stations around the country beginning in September 6, 2016. This new DanceSport programming for America showcases the world’s best Standard and Latin dancers in a six-episode abridged series that covers the two regular legs of the series held in Helsinki, Finland, then Wuhan, China in Hong Kong and Moscow, Russia, progressing to the Finals in Shanghai. 

The following schedule features the 2015 World Dancesport Grandslam Series and shared by Sandy Kunimoto.

For your information, here are the airdates and times for the WORLD DANCESPORT GRANDSLAM SERIES (6 one-hour episodes) to be aired on PBS.
 10/22 at 9 pm Standard Series – The First Four Legs
10/22 at 10 pm Latin Series – The First Four Legs
10/29 at 9 pm GrandSlam Standard - Stuttgart, Germany
11/5 at 9 pm GrandSlam Latin - Stuttgart, Germany
11/12 at 9 pm Standard Series - The Showdown in Shanghai
11/19 at 9 pm Latin Series - The Showdown in Shanghai

Friday, September 16, 2016

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

You Go Figgah!

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Saturday, September 03, 2016