Saturday, November 05, 2016

IBDI 2017 Inaugural Ball

International Ballroom Dance Incorporated
INAUGURAL BALL 2017

Please come and enjoy the festivities!

Thursday, November 03, 2016

IBDI November Dance


Monday, October 31, 2016

Kesler & Company Hulaween

It's been a couple of years since my main squeeze and I started to go to dinner and dance showcases organized by Kesler and Company. We heard big time that the dance showcases were very entertaining and a lot of fun and exciting. This year's production of HULAWEEN on Friday, October 28 was very well orchestrated with a magnificent array of ProAm exhibition dancers appearing in the Four Acts of the program with a total of eighteen performances. Yes! there were General Dancing from 6 PM, and during the intermission between Acts and till closing at midnight.
But first, Lani and I got to the Pacific Beach Hotel early to be sure that we find a parking space. The showcase dancers were practicing on the Grand Ballroom dance floor when we got to the 7th floor. Checking in at the Reception Table was easy enough since there were only a few guests waiting in the lounge. There was only one "lovely" (Toni) at the "R" Table and she was later joined by her son, Naoki who was wearing a DarthVader costume. It was HULAWEEN and some guests came wearing costumes, too.

NAOKI & TONI


The Grand Ballroom was decorated with floating black and orange balloons. Most of the tables had plastic kind pumpkins as decors. And at the far end of the ballroom and floating high up was the theme of tonight's celebration..

The music guys were Nick and Willie from Star Pointe Mobile Disco-Music and Video. Talk about music that entice couples to burn the dance floor, these guys got them.
Nick and Willie

Lani and I got to our assigned table shortly. The showcase dancers were still practicing on the dance floor. So we got a good preview of some of the acts. The guests who were assigned to our table slowly drifted in. Three couples came in smiling as they pulled out the chairs to sit. Lani and I knew one couple; Mel and Susan, who are dance instructors for HBDA. Roy and Sandra came next and soon followed by Jon and Nancy. With only eight on our table, it was comfortable with the extra room to stretch out and chat with good company, too..
MEL & SUSAN

JON & NANCY

ROY & SANDRA

During General Dancing time between Acts, as usual I went paparazzi with my little point and shoot camera. Caught on camera a few guests I knew from long time ago. Got some big smiles when I assured them that the photos will not be posted on PLAYBOY magazine.


Okay, it's time get to the fun stuff......The Lady EmCee for the evening was the vibrant and energetic Shari Berinobis. who opened the program with introducing our host, Mr. Doug Kesler and with a short bio of Mr. Kesler. A SPECIAL MAHALO acknowledgement for the hard working "Company" volunteers who helped put together this rip roaring HULAWEEN event....Reception: Diane Wack and Toni Matsuo, Programs/Tickets/Flyer: David Iwamoto, Hair & Makeup: Venus, Robert's Vogue Costume: Diane Wack, and Koko Head Dance: Joe Shorba. Special Mahalo for the super dance music went to Star Pointe Mobile Disco-Music & Video, too.
Mistress of Ceremony Shari Berinobis
Shari Introduces our host, Mr. Doug Kesler
                                                                SHOWTIME

ACT ONE:






DAVE & CONNIE CARROLL of KESLER'S
danced the SWING to "Boot Scooting Boogie"




CLAIRE GANIKO & MR. KESLER of KESLER'S
danced the RUMBA to "All I Ask Of You"

KAY HAMPTON & MR. KESLER of KESLER'S
danced the WALTZ to "Tennessee Waltz"

DAVID IWAMOTO & CORALEE HARAI  OF KESLER'S
danced the VIENNESE WALTZ to "Time In A Bottle"

JANE ROLAND & MR. KESLER of KESLER'S
danced the BOLERO to "Somos"

HAMI DRAPER & MR. SHORBA of KOKO HEAD DANCE
danced the EAST COAST SWING to "X's & O's"
                                GENERAL DANCING

ACT TWO:

CONNIE CARROLL & MR. KESLER of KESLER'S
danced the TANGO to "Phantom of the Opera"

CLAIRE GANIKO & MR. KESLER of  KESLER'S
danced the WALTZ to "Dancing Like Lovers"

KATHY SULIEMAN & MR. KESLER of KESLER'S
danced the CHA CHA CHA to "I Need To Know"

DEE DEVERS & MR. KESLER of KESLER'S
dance the RUMBA to "Autumn Leaves"

ROBERT TIMOSKO & MR. KESLER of KESLER'S
danced the CHA CHA CHA to "Vogue"
                               GENERAL DANCING

ACT THREE:


KAY HAMPTON & MR. KESLER of KESLER'S
danced the TANGO to "Hernando's Hideaway"
FUKAMI THOMPSON & MR. KESLER of KESLER'S
danced the FOX TROT to "Everybody Wants To Be A Cat"

MYRA GRIST & MR. KESLER of KESLER'S
danced the RUMBA to "Quizas, Quizas, Quizas"

LYLA BERG & MR. KESLER of KESLER'S
danced the CHA CHA CHA to "Love Potion #9"
A Special Treat by Vocalist CLAIRE GANIKO 

                                  GENERAL DANCING

ACT FOUR:


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DEE DEVERS & MR. KESLER of KESLER'S
danced the PASO  DOBLE to "Put Your Grafitti On Me"

LYLA BERG & MR. KESLER of KESLER'S
danced the WALTZ to "He Was Beautiful"

KATHY SULIEMAN & MR. KESLER of KESLER'S
danced the BOLERO to "Mi Tierre"
      AWARDS PRESENTATION

GENERAL DANCING
(TO MIDNIGHT)

Next: KESLER & COMPANY PRESENTS MARCH MADNESS COMING IN MARCH 2017

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