Dancing is our passion! We are amateur dancesport competitors registered with:
We regularly enjoy dancing with USA Dance Honolulu and Ilima Dance Club as well as Star Dancers, Gardenia Dance Club and the 25 or so dance clubs and studios in Honolulu.
We like to perform at the Albert Franz Studio Showcase, usually held in early March at the Pacific Beach Hotel in Waikiki. Former U.S. Professional 10-Dance champion, World Professional Standard and Latin semi-finalist, British Open Latin semifinalist and World Professional 10-Dance Adjudicator, Albert Franz offers private, group and coaching instruction at Albert Franz Studio, 419 South St. Suite #140, Honolulu, Hi 96813 (phone 808-599-5335). The 2007 Albert Franz Showcase is scheduled for 17 March.
Setsuko is the Japanese liaison for Hawaii Star Ball which is usually held the last week of September or first week of October at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. If you are an amateur, professional or pro-am competitor, or if you like to experience the best in ballroom/latin competition, performance, and social dancing don't miss the Hawaii Star Ball. For 2007 Hawaii Star Ball information check http://www.hawaiistarball.com/
Our favorite monthly dance magazine in Hawaii is "Dancing in the Dark" published by Dandark Inc, 725 Kapiolani blvd #C101, Honolulu, HI 96813 (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: 808-591-9243). Be "in the know" and support local recreational dancing as well as competitive dancesport by subscribing!
Some of our favorite dancing places in Honolulu include:
1 - Ala Wai "Palladium" (Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse, 404 Kapahulu Ave. 2nd Floor, Honolulu, HI 96815 USA - Phone 808-733-7380 - Supervisor Scott Kamiya) - about 12,000 square feet with koa wood dance floor and a capacity of 500 couples - perhaps the most popular ballroom/latin dance location in Hawaii. Dances open to public most M-Th noon to 2 p.m. (free) and most F/S/S usually from about 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (cover charge usually $2 to $6). NOTE: Monthly schedule is posted outside door on second floor. Easy walk from the Honolulu Zoo in Waikiki..
This year we competed at the Embassy Ball in Irving California and placed third in our category. We're in the middle of the photo below
Dan is an instructor in English and English as a Second Language and Setsuko is a licensed massage therapist specializing in dancers and athletes.
Check out these other interesting websites:
1. Dan's Curriculum Vita
2. Setsuko's It's GREAT Massage Page