Regency gets tickets to the Ball

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Tomas Chavez of the Kauai Ballroom Dance Club presents tickets to the 14th Anniversary Ball to Jessie Hirano, a resident of the Regency at Puakea, Wednesday as Eunice Burgonio, the Regency’s activities director, Pam Arroyo, the Regency’s director, and Cornelia Works and Roy Tamashiro of the Kauai Ballroom Dance Club look on.

LIHUE — Alton Miyamoto of the Kauai Ballroom Dance Club said this is not the first time an anonymous donor contributed toward paying for a table for guests from the Regency at Puakea, a retired and assisted living facility, to the Kauai Ballroom Dance Club’s annual Ball.

Roy Tamashiro, Cornelia Works, and Tomas Chavez interrupted the morning exercise by the Regency residents to present this year’s tickets to the 14th Anniversary Ball that were paid for by an anonymous donor.

The Ball will be held on Oct. 13 at the Kauai Marriott Resort and Beach Club with doors opening to no host cocktails and dancing from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The event is open to the public.

Following the dinner buffet, the evening’s program of Jazz it Up! New York Style and more dancing follows at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for the event are $65 per person and are available through September.

Once a year, the Hanapepe and Lihue chapters of the Kauai Ballroom Dance Club get together to host a ball where dancers can showcase their skills, watch demonstration dancers, enjoy an excellent meal, and the company of other dancers.

The purpose of the Kauai Ballroom Dance Club, comprised of the Hanapepe and Lihue chapters, is to teach ballroom dance steps to the community in a fun and peaceful environment.

“Besides being a great form of exercise, dancing has been shown to be beneficial in a variety of areas from lowering blood pressures to enabling more restful sleep,” Miyamoto said. “Instructors are all volunteers who teach steps such as Waltz, Foxtrot, East Coast Swing, Cha-cha, and others.”

Information: 335-5823, 335-3554, or 212-9392.

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