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Dance your cares away! Big Island ballroom dance scene taking off

| | Feb 24 2017 - 12:30am | Comments

Legendary playwright George Bernard Shaw described dancing as a vertical expression of a horizontal desire. This is especially apparent in ballroom dancing, sometimes called partner dancing, which has recently taken the Big Island by storm. From Kona Ballroom Dance Club to the Blue Dragon Restaurant, and the newest venue, Gertrude’s Jazz Bar, locals are filling up their dance cards and lacing up their ballroom shoes.

  1. | Posted: Feb 24 2017 - 12:30am

    Legendary playwright George Bernard Shaw described dancing as a vertical expression of a horizontal desire. This is especially apparent in ballroom dancing, sometimes called partner dancing, which has recently taken the Big Island by storm. From Kona Ballroom Dance Club to the Blue Dragon Restaurant, and the newest venue, Gertrude’s Jazz Bar, locals are filling up their dance cards and lacing up their ballroom shoes.

  2. | Posted: Feb 24 2017 - 12:35am

    Kona Stories is hosting a special panel featuring young adult authors this Thursday in Keauhou in a new effort to get young adults reading.

  3. | Posted: Feb 24 2017 - 12:45am

    Printmaker Andrea Pro can spend months on a single piece, bringing the natural world to life at her studio on a 5-acre coffee and macadamia nut farm in Kahaluu.

  4. | Posted: Feb 24 2017 - 12:05am

    Nonfiction book club meets Tuesday

  5. | Posted: Feb 24 2017 - 12:05am

    Shows &events

  6. | Posted: Feb 24 2017 - 12:05am

    FRIDAY

  7. | Posted: Feb 17 2017 - 2:05am

    Albert Einstein said dancers are the athletes of God. After watching the dancers of Ailey II perform, audience members will have no doubt this is true. Known globally for fusing together the strong performances of young dancers, with the creativity and spirited devotion of today’s up and coming choreographers, Ailey II brings its artistic vision to Kahilu Theatre at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

  8. | Posted: Feb 17 2017 - 1:35am

    Heiva I Hawaii returns to Kailua-Kona this weekend for three straight days of competition and festivities showcasing Tahitian dance and culture.

  9. | Posted: Feb 17 2017 - 1:05am

    Kona Oceanfront Gallery hosts Vanleeuwen

  10. | Posted: Feb 17 2017 - 12:05am

    FRIDAY

  11. | Posted: Feb 17 2017 - 12:05am

    Travel book club plans meeting

  12. | Posted: Feb 13 2017 - 9:35am

    FOLK book sale Saturday

  13. | Posted: Feb 10 2017 - 12:45am

    For more than 40 years, the timeless musical, “Jesus Christ Superstar” has entertained audiences with a theatrical presentation of the last week in the life of Jesus Christ. Although the story is well-known and familiar to most people, the play dramatizes the events through the eyes of an unlikely character, Judas Iscariot.

  14. | Posted: Feb 10 2017 - 12:25am

    Kahilu Theatre’s Solo Exhibits 2017 exhibition featuring work from artists Eli Baxter, Jean-René Leblanc, and Margaret Shields opens on Thursday.

  15. | Posted: Feb 10 2017 - 12:05am

    FRIDAY