Saturday, November 27, 2010

Dance Hawaii Furlough Friday Social Dance

Appears Lani and I are getting into the marathon stride. As if the Rock & Roll nightclub dancing at the Dole on Wednesday wasn't enough, we were back at the Radford last night for the Dance Hawaii Furlough Friday Social Dance. As I mentioned in my previous blog, my main squeeze has got dancing feet that won't quit. Trying to keep up with her is like tempting cardiac arrest. But then she allows me to take a 20 second breather between dances. And now on with dance scene.........

DeeJay for the evening was Mike Chinen who's got a KAPU on the best music for social dancing this side of West Oahu. He's like the old commercial "When _______speak, everyone listens." In this case "When Mike Chinen spins his music, everyone dances". (Okay, the same goes for Andy Pascua and Paul Lee). I don't think Mike did any dancing but wife Diane was there by his side.

Most of the dancers who were at the social were from West Oahu with a sprinkle of East Honolulu folks. Quite a bit of mileage to travel from East Honolullu to the Radford but a couple of my students (Ben and Sandra Hung) from Dance Hawaii Kai came. My main squeeze got to introduce them to nearly all the Dance Hawaii members who were scattered around the dance area. Ben and Sandra came to practice their dance steps and they did fo' sure.

One of the main features of Dance Hawaii Socials is the variety of Line Dancing and last night was no exception. Kevin and Margarite Yee lead the whole spectrum of the Line Dances.....Waltz. Foxtrot, Mambo, Cha Cha, Swing, Merengue, and more.

There were 60 or more dancers who attended this social dance. Gilda said the prayer of thanks and then it was time to dig into the ono potluck. DeeJay Mike had the music playing continuously, so the Line Dancing and Partner Dancing was still going on strong during the grindz break.

Jo Cassidy setup a mini store of shoes but had time for a little dancing. Pan Pacific Ballroom Dance Society Prez Rudy Luat, who is a staunch supporter of Dance Hawaii, was on the scene and so were members of other dance clubs. As fate had it, my little Sony camera ran out of energy (like me) and it was time to packup our belongings and head back to the East with swirling in my mind...the Bolero, Waltz, Tango, Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Mambo, Foxtrot, Merengue, Nightclub 2 Step, Salsa which I danced with my main squeeze (with dancing feet that never quits) and the lovely ladies who gave me pleasure to dance with them.

Just a few photos of dancers who came to the Social to support Dance Hawaii and the Radford High School Athletic Program.......

There's more photos and blogs of this event at Jimbo Blogging on Moanalua Corridor.

Next Dance Hawaii Social Dance is at the Aliamanu Middle School on Saturday December 4th at 6:30 PM.