So you think you can dance? Good news! Dance on Kauai is alive and well. Whether it is ballroom, swing, Latin, tango, zouk or dancing with your partner on the sand, we have you covered. But, before I tell you what is happening on the Garden Island, check out this video that was created by one of the Oahu dance groups last year. The basic moves are West Coast Swing.
I have been involved with the swing dance community on Kauai for about 15 years. Our passion is west coast swing but that does not keep us from moving our hips to other forms of dance (cha cha, hustle, east coast swing, country 2-Step, nite club 2-Step, salsa). Every Tuesday evening a small group of us meet up at Rob’s Good Times Grill in Lihue for some companionship and dancing. Our leaders are really considerate about dancing with all the followers so no one gets left out. For years the owner of the grill has graciously allowed us to play our music through his sound system from 7:30 to 10:00. Many come early to eat in order to support our host. The food is yummy and relatively inexpensive. Visitors occasionally find us online and join in on the fun. Everyone is welcome.
Join the National Tropical Botanical Garden for the annual Moonlight & Music Fundraiser in the McBryde Garden on Saturday, July 21st, 2018. Kauai`s premier gala event features dinner and dancing under the stars and benefits the critical plant conservation, research and educational efforts of the National Tropical Botanical Garden.
National Tropical Botanical Garden’s network of five botanical gardens, preserves and research facilities encompasses nearly 2,000 acres with locations only in Hawaii and Florida. Thousands of species from throughout the tropical world have been gathered, through field expeditions, collaborations with other institutions and researchers, to form a living collection that is unparalleled anywhere.
The collection includes the largest assemblages of native Hawaiian plant species and breadfruit cultivars in existence. Many of the species in the collections are threatened and endangered or have disappeared from their native habitats. In their preserves and gardens, National Tropical Botanical Garden is working to restore habitats and save plants facing extinction.
At the annual Moonlight & Music event:
Sip cocktails and have dinner in one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the world.
Bid on unique garden-themed items in the silent auction.