Monday, December 10, 2018

Pan Pacific Ballroom Dance Society Christmas Ball

T'is the Season to be jolly but it's been two nights in a row without my side-kick to a dance at the Ala Wai Palladium. Yeah! the cold bug bit my main squeeze. Thanks to all the nice people who asked about her and hope she gets better soon.

I got to the Palladium a little before 8:00. Enough time to go paparazzi before the show program began.  It was pretty quiet on the lanai except for a hand full of dancers having a chat and drinking coffee. But inside the ballroom.was filled with dancers burning the floor to the music from the library  of Ed Felix,.
Everyone had already checked in at the Reception Table and picked up their snack (pork manapua bun). So it was pretty quiet at that end.

Thought it best to get a shot of the DeeJay and EmCee before the program got underway. Emcee for the evening was Marsha Ninomiya who was coordinating the program with the DeeJay. Then scooted to the two couples who were going to perform in the dance exhibition part of the program. But bumped into two old friends (Stanley and Annie) on way. Captured a few snips of the happy dancers who clearly came to dance, and a shot of Ed Felix without the Santa costume..
The Music DeeJay, and EmCee Marsha

Annie and Stanley Nakamura

The first couple to perform were Atlas IV and Helene dancing the International Foxtrot.

Then followed by Derek and Debra Kam performing the International Cha Cha.

Santa and Mrs Claus (Ed and Matilda) concluded the exhibition part of the program with performing the International Waltz.

Roxanne Kaino was called on to lead in the Electric Slide dance. That got nearly everyone off their seats to participate in the dance. General dancing continued as I left the Palladium. Stopped by the kitchen to pick up my manapua buns that Jeff held for me. And Lucy was there to package them for me. Nice people!

Jeff in the kitchen

That's Lucy! She said, "Like the TV show "I Love Lucy"

A Mighty Mahalo to Ed and Matilda Felix for inviting Lani and me to the Pan Pacific Ballroom Dance Society Christmas Ball 2018.  
Matilda and Ed Felix
Aloha for now and Happy Dancing!

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Divino Ritmo Dance Christmas Dance Social

Photo courtesy Divino Ritmo Dance

Whether you've been naughty or nice, this is your last chance to make it up to Santa! The last social of the year will be Our Traditional Christmas party with Divino Ritmo Dance. 
Join us for lots of fun and a surprise guest, you know who.
It's a secret Santa social so bring a small gift to give out.
Lots of dancing with exhibitions and some surprise performers!
Potluck buffet with free refreshments and Sweets!

Aloha Dancesport Center
350 Ward Avenue  Suite 200
Saturday,  December 15, 2018
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Admission $25.00 Teens 12-19 $10.00 under 12 FREE.
To reserve your table contact us. Table of 6 get one Free.
Aloha Dancesport Center

IBDI Inaugural & Christmas Dance 2018

"Heard your car broke down!" said one of the guests to me. Boy! news traveled really fast. Yeah! my 2004 Saturn called it quits after 14 years of good service. It was no time to go hu hu, 'cause I was selected and scheduled to conduct the Installation of Officers & Directors of IBDI part of the program Friday night. Thanks to the support of my three sons who came to my rescue, provided the ride, and attended the dance event at the Ala Wai Palladium. Number 2 son drove me to the Palladium and got there with 15 minutes to spare before the Program got underway.
Guests were still checking in at the Reception Table while others were picking up their bento from the kitchen. There were more guests dining in the lanai.

Music resonated throughout the ballroom as dancers were moving energetically to the music of Henry Lee and Jane.
Jane and DeeJay Henry
The program got started with President Diana Vo's Welcome Message and the introduction of  Renna Villanueva as the emcee for the evening. After a memo about IBDI, Renna called me to the podium to begin the Installation of Officers and Directors for the year 2019.
EmCee Renna and IBDI Prez Diana

Called to the front of the podium to take the oath of office were incoming President/Teasurer/Director: Diana Vo; Vice President/Senior Directror: Albert J. Franz (not able to attend); Membership Registration/Secretary/Director: Arnold Lee; Music Equipmenr Direcrtor: Thomas Campbell; and Ticket Chair: Kathy Uyehara. All of them raised their right hand and said, "I will" to fulfill the responsibilities of their Office to the best of their ability and in accordance with the By-Laws of  IBDI. The declaring of the Oath was  concluded with, "By the authority vested in me, I now declare the Officers and Directors of IBDI duly installed".
Diana, Arnold, Kathy, and Thomas

Fact is I knew for about a week that I was selected to do the Installation bit but on that  night I was told it was because I was (pardon me while I stroke my long beard) the most senior and oldest member of IBDI. However, my main squeeze says, "not oldest but longest time member of IBDI".  (Nice way of putting it). Which ever the case, it was an honor to conduct the Installation of Officers and Directors of IBDI.

President Diana Vo was then called to the podium to present her President's Message.
IBDI Prez Diana

A presentation of an Award for Member of The year and Volunteer of The Year soon followed.
Arthur & Joan Oda of  New Aala Bakery receiving award from IBDI Prez Diana

A group of singers entertained the guests with the songs: Silent Night, Jingle Belle, and We Wish You a Merry Christmas" led by lead singer Linda Batt.

On the program was International Waltz and International Cha Cha performed by IBDI Students Group. However, some guests got caught up with the festivities and Henry Lee's music that they joined in with the group dancing. Nice to see that.

With the program over, pastries from New Aala Bakery were served as snacks
And it was time to go paparazzi. (Some of the photos were captured on camera by my number 3 and number 4 son).

It was near closing time  (9:30) at the Palladium and it was time to hit the road for home. Also time to put on the brakes here for this blog. By the way, my number 2 son got my car fixed and I'm hopeful Lani and I will continue to have wheels for another 14 years without car break down.
Aloha for now and Happy Dancing!

Monday, December 03, 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Pan Pacific Ballroom Dance Society Christmas Ball

International Standard Workshop @ Aloha Dancesport Center

International Standard Workshops
by Professionals Iaroslav and Lilia Bieliei
at Aloha Dancesport Center 
ONE Day ONLY, DO not miss out on these two exciting, Professional Workshops and lessons’ opportunities. First time teaching and performing in Hawaii, Iaroslav and Lilia will be performing a Professional Show at DRD Grand ball and Showcase on December 2 at Sheraton Waikiki and teaching all day December 3 at Aloha Dancesport Center. 

6pm International WALTZ
7pm International TANGO

Fee: $35 per person per workshop 
        $60 per person for both
        $10 for junior and youth under 21 per workshop

Private lessons available throughout the day, contact for availability and to schedule your appointment:

Aloha Dancesport Center
350 Ward ave 2nd floor
Honolulu HI 96814

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Arthur Murray November Open House Dance Party

Arthur Murray November Open House Dance Party
Wednesday, November 21, 2018  7:30-10:00 PM
Arthur Murray Dance Center
770 Kapiolani Blvd. Honolulu

(Notice from Arthur Murray Dance Center Facebook)
Are you ready to put a little fun into your life and make November the month to remember?!?

We are excited to open our doors and welcome you to the magical world of ballroom, latin and social dancing! Dancing is great for your health, and a fun way to meet people in your community and make new friends! This event is FREE for everyone and includes dance demonstrations, group dance lessons, and a professional show!

For the month of November we are also celebrating "Dancing at the Cinema" and this night is dedicated to the amazing dance scene in Austin come dressed in your best 1960's MOD attire! Light pupus will be provided for your enjoyment. Bring all your friends and we'll see you on the dance floor!

We'll be dancing everything from waltz, foxtrot, tango, swing, salsa, bachata, cha cha, rumba, and more! You'll meet a bunch of great people and enjoy a fantastic evening. Come see what all the fuss is about...You may be walking in, but you will definitely be dancing out!

(More info at Arthur Murray Dance Center Hawaii Facebook)

IBDI Adds 6th Term To Dance Schedule 2018

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