Lani and I got to the Palladium a bit late this time and missed the live music played by the Royal Hawaiian Band. What a treat for those dancers who came early to enjoy some good live music to dance to. Lani and I hadn't hit the dance trail for quite a while and it was nice to see many of our long-time-no-see friends still hoofing at the Palladium. The Greeters at the door with their captivating smile welcomed each guests. The couple are dance students of IBDI and I deserve a thousand lashes with a wet noodle for not getting their names. And another thousand lashes for not getting the name of the Bento Server next to Mrs. Prado, main squeeze of dance instructor Jim Prado. Dalia and Fred were manning the Reception Table when Lani and I checked in. He wasn't there when I pulled out my point and shoot camera. Fred has been a strong main-stay for IBDI. I'll catch him next time fo' sure. Music DeeJays were Henry Lee and Jane Umeda. And of course their selection of danceable music brings a lot of dancers to the dance floor. Lady EmCee for the program and exhibition showcase was IBDI Vice Prez/Dance Director Diana Vo. A tough job for our Dance Director who is new to the task but she handled the program very well keeping it moving along from one show dance to the next. Our new IBDI Prez, Arnold Lee has been on the leadership role for less than a year and he is keeping IBDI on a steady course to succeed where the previous Board and Officers left off.
DANCE APPEAL DANCERS
Kaila Meyer, Xaeden Diott, Renna Villanueva, Kalei Silva, Abigail Garcesano, and David Matsumoto
|Abigail Garcesano, Pre-teen Dance Coach Barbara Kaneshiro, and Kalei Silva|
Ay Caramba! Fuego y Agua Dancers put on an explosive Latin Showcase with a lot of color,
heavy Latin sounds, and 12 beautiful people with hip swinging Latin moves. They thrilled the
audience with four electrifying and entertaining performances.
(1) FRAGILIDAD dancers were Becky Arakawa, Jaydene Sniffen, Ed Ho, Kirk Miyashiro,
Dario Garcia, James E. Jones Jr., and Yuki Komiyama.
(2) MAMBO MANA dancers were Ed Ho James E. Jones Jr., and Dario Garcia.
(3) MARIA CERVANTES dancers were Yuki Komiyama and Dario Garcia.
(4) MACHITO FOREVER dancers were Yuki Komiyama, Dario Garcia, James E. Jones Jr.,
Becky Arakawa, Ed Ho, Alvin Aurelio, Miki Karukaya, Chieko Kimata, Kirk Miyashiro,
Hiroko Yahata, Amber Rial, and Kiyoshi Sanada.
Professionals Dario Garcia and Yuki Komiyama will be teaching New York Style Mambo for IBDI during the 4th Term starting August 29th.
As they politely say in Spanish: Hasta la Vista!