Sunday, February 14, 2016

DRD Valentines Party & Lucas Birthday

It was suppose to be a half hour drive to Aloha Dancesport Center on Ward Avenue for Lani and me but we weren't so lucky this evening. It was just 6 PM on Saturday and the traffic on K Highway from Hawaii Kai was like the morning rush hour kine. The speed picked up as we entered H1 in Kahala but we hit another morning rush type traffic as we exited at Lunalilo Street off-ramp. Auwe! Getting on Ward Avenue was a snap but hitting those lane closures as we near Kapiolani Blvd. wasn't snappy.  There must be something about Kakaako that draws people and cars there. Even the homeless love Kakaako.  Street parking is at a premium and it's a happy driver if he can find one on Saturday evening.

Marie with Nick
GUESTS were dancing and the buffet was open when we got to the DRD Dancesport Center. We were greeted by beautiful Yanna  who directed us to our table. To EAT First or to DANCE? That was the question! The music played by Nick from StarPointe Productions was upbeat and awesome. Almost got my dancing feet on the big dance floor but my main squeeze said, "we eat first." Anyway, here's a pix of Nick with Marie Laderta who with husband Paul  invited Lani and me to the DRD Valentines Party and Birthday for Lucas as their guests. (left click on photo to zoom in).

Daniel with Lani

We sat at table with a nice gentleman name Daniel. Daniel has been a dancer since 2004 and his expertise showed on the dance floor. Thanks to Daniel; when he danced with Lani, it gave me the chance to go paparrazi or dance with other ladies. But when it came to Rumba, Merengue, Swing, Waltz, Bachata, and Cha Cha, it's my cue to dance with my girl.

Mustn't forget the main guy Lucas Jaime who's birthday we were celebrating.  

Photos of guests at the Celebration 

THEN IT WAS SHOW TIME! DRD has a Teen Dance Group. These young dancer came out of Studio B (second dance studio) with a routine that appears to be a mixture of Hip Hop and Break Dancing. They put on a good show.

It was time to settle down when Yanna announced that it was time to party for Lucas' birthday.

Beautifully fresh strawberry decorated birthday cake and was even more ono to the taste. Everyone sang: "Happy Birthday, Lucas!"

Line Dancing followed with the Electric Slide and other Line Dances with the Latin rhythm. Nearly everyone got on the floor.

It was time to get a piece of the delicious looking strawberry cake. Cake cutting and serving soon followed.

There were a lot of Shake, Rattle, and Roll going on with the young people as well as with the adult guests.

The studio was still rocking with dancers on the floor as Lani and I left the Aloha Dancesport Center. It was a fun night for both Lani and me and I think everyone else who were there, too, but moreso for our hosts Lucas and Yanna. We're very thankful to Paul and Marie for inviting us as their guests. HAPPY VALENTINE DAY!