Wednesday, September 18, 2019

International Rally West Coast Swing Honolulu 2019

(Photo courtesy West Coast Swing Honolulu)
West Coast Swing Honolulu just posted their 2019 West Coast Swing Rally on YouTube and Facebook.. You can view the video of the Rally on Facebook (Dancers group) or on Youtube  by copy & paste the link :    The following script is from George V. Garcia's Facebook page.

Filmed in C4k on Saturday September 7, 2019 Halona Beach Cove "Cockroach Cove" Waialae Country Club Queen's Beach Jetty Duke Kahanamoku "Hilton" Lagoon "Aloha" by Risk & Sonny Boy 2016 "Monsters" Kevin Lyons 2017 "History of Kakaako" Tehrell Porter 2019 Directed & Produced by George V Garcia & Roscel Garcia-West Coast Swing Oahu Song- "Hands Up" by Mark & Kremont feat. DNCE Choreography- Virginie & Olivier Massart Drone- Nathan Carl Gimbal- Nathan Carl, Mike Vidales, George V Garcia Photographer- Roy De Leon Video Editing- George V Garcia Dance Instructor- George V Garcia, Roscel Garcia, Cathy Griswold Costume Coordinators- Selina Mattos, Tanya Tyumentseva Dance Studios- Paradise Tango & HBDA Studio

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Divino Ritmo Dance Dress Rehearsal

(Poster courtesy Aloha Dancesport Center)
Hawaii Star Ball Dress Rehearsal featuring the Divino Ritmo Dance 2019 Competition Team.
Come watch the team that will be representing Divino Ritmo Dance and Hawaii in it's Quest for Top Local Studio, Top overall Studio and Top Teacher Awards once again.
Competing students are all geared and ready to go! They will also be defending and competing for many Top Student awards. Formations, Solos, Amateurs, Pro-Ams and Juniors. all will be represented!
Admission $25.00 Juniors Under 12yrs old FREE 12-18yrs old $10.00. Refreshments and Pupus. Pot Luck
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time 7:00 PM - 1030 PM

Aloha Dancesport Center
350 Ward Avenue Ste. 200
Honolulu, Hawaii

Monday, September 16, 2019

USA Dance Monthly Dance

Lani and I were invited to last Saturday USA Dance Monthly Dance as guests of Ravi and Synthia. (Thank you, Ravi and Synthia). Our hosts wrote that there will be a Flashmob Salsa presentation at 7:45. I got to the Palladium about 7:30 and the place was jumping to the upbeat music from Ravi and Synthia. Familiar and friendly faces Delia and Lorrie were at the Reception Table. Later Candy joined them. I couldn't place the names of the couple at the next table but the lady sure looked like a lady that use to perform in solo dance exhibitions some years back. Anyway, the goodies on the table sure looked onolicious.

Pretty ladies at the Reception Table
Delia, Lorrie, and Candy

Music DeeJays: Synthia and Ravi
USA Dance President Ed said a few words before the showcase started and then he passed the microphone to Ravi who EmCeed the program. There were two performances that evening.. The first by Calvin and Debra who performed a variation of the International Foxtrot to the catchy tune, "Ball In The Jack"  Their movements were so smooth and impeccable that it was beautiful to watch.  (So beautiful to watch that I missed taking a video). Auwea!

Debra and Calvin

The Flashmob Salsa presentation came on next. There were 18 dancers led by Ed and Candy, and the group performed really good and to the delight of the audience..
FlashMob  performing the Salsa  with Ed and Candy

Flashmob Salsa Dancers (not in order) were Roy, Marsha, Robert, Jim, Ming, Brooke, Isabella, Jay, Catherine, Soren,
Tiffany, Elanore, May, Kathy, Cammy, Ed, Candy, and Ravi
Ravi explained: "The 2019 Flashmob presentation was part of the USA Dance Honolulu chapter's (early) celebration of the 2019 National Ballroom Dance Week, September 20-29, 2019
National Ballroom Dance Week is celebrated all over the United States by both Amateurs and Professionals, Studios and Clubs to promote the benefits of ballroom dance.
During this week, the Honolulu chapter will be performing at multiple locations on the island to promote and encourage ballroom dance as a hobby and exercise".
After the Flashmob presentation, general dancing resumed and that was my cue to head back home after thanking Ravi and Synthia.
That's about it for now. Happy Dancing!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Thursday, September 05, 2019