|It's da "Glasses"|
Photo courtesy Charlene Jay
The sweet sounds of Henry and Joanne Rimas music was echoing from the ballroom. There were at least 110 dancers and guests in attendance for this first Dance Magic 808 Christmas Party & Dance. The meat of this event was also to give recognition to all the dance instructors who volunteered to teach for this newly formed dance club. Before I go any further, I gotta thank Chris and Charlene Jay, Prez and First Lady of IBDI who were at the party for sharing the photo of me and my main squeeze. Okay, no laugh out loud. Charlene is a shutterbug and a good one too especially at dance events. The photo is priceless since I'm always behind the camera and I had forgotten wearing the glasses with blinking lights and windshield wipers at the IBDI dance in October.
General dancing continued with the sound of Christmas tunes and other popular dance music. Henry and Joanne have got the right selection of music for this seasonal occasion. EmCee was Audrey Fu who is on the DM808 Board of Directors. Like a true lady with CEO experience, she outlined the program with humor which brought good feeling laughs. The program began with Christmas tunes sung by Kim Anderson who Audrey described as a beautiful singer. Yes, she is beautiful and her singing voice is way above beauty, too.....da kine that is worth paying big bucks to listen to. Kim also treated the audience with two more renditions during the intermission. Invocation was said by Millie Chun who expressed words of wisdom, thankfulness, and blessings for all present regardless of which dance club they belong.
It was a luau style dinner.....tasty and onolicious that filled the opu comfortably. The program included a sparkling Filipino Tango exhibition dance by Andy and Monica Pascua, and an exciting International Tango by Gayle Kawahakui and Jun.
I can say that I danced with nearly all the ladies that evening. The Dance Magic 808 Christmas Party & Dance turned out to be a funfest and much kudos go to Richard and Lynn, and the support committee for making it so.