Monday, December 16, 2013

2014 Classes at Aloha Activity Center


In 2014 Wednesday evening classes will continue starting January 8th at the Aloha Activity Center, 725 Kapiolani Boulevard. (Imperial Plaza on the corner of Kapiolani Boulevard and Cooke Street with validated parking in the building – enter from Kawaiahau Street)

The first class from 6:30 pm to 7:25 pm will be basic principals, timing, techniques and groups in the International Rumba
The second class from 7:30 pm to 8:25 pm will be International Quickstep, basic principals, technique, footwork, and groups. 

Notes will be provided for each class.

The cost per class per person is $10 and for both classes the cost is $15.
The cost per class per couple is $18 and for both classes the cost is $25.
(A couple is a leader and follower)

There is also a new “Ladies Only” Tuesday morning class starting on January 7th
The time is 10:00 am to 11:00 am. The cost is $10 per hour class.
The dance will be International Waltz. We will cover the basic techniques and groups and help you to understand how to let your partner think that he is leading you!!!!

As the great Bobbie Irvine once noted “A good lady dancer allows per partner to lead her but a great lady dancer allows her partner to THINK he is leading her” 

These classes will continue for 6 weeks and will be taught by Mr. Geoffrey Fells.

Lincolnshire Champions

Mr. Fells is the only Highly Commended Dual Fellow of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) in Ballroom and Latin American Dancing in Hawai‘i. He is also a Life Time Member of the Society.
From England, Geoffrey started dancing in 1945 and was an amateur competitor for 18 years. He was a member of the James Stevenson Cleethorpes 4-couple Formation Team that won at the Blackpool Dance Festival for 8 years and was also a member of the 8-couple Formation Team that won for 7 years.1963 he turned professional and took his first Associate examination with the ISTD. 1965/67 he was Manager and Head Teacher at the North20 Dance Studio in Barnett, North London. 1967 Geoffrey moved to the United States with the Fred Astaire Dance Studios in Washington DC. 

Al Franz, Geoffrey Fells, Ron Bennett
1968 he opened up an independent studio with Albert Franz and Ron Bennett – Danceland II (now Chevy Chase Ballroom). 1968/69 he qualified at the Fellowship level (Highly Commended) in Ballroom and Latin. For 12 years he was Chairman of the East Coast Committee of the United States Branch of the Imperial Society and introduced the closed syllabus division in Pro/Am and amateur novice competitions. As Ballroom Department Chairman of the NCDTO (now the NDCA) he created registration of professional competitors, competitions and championships, and created the first NDCA Rule Book.

He has represented the United States as a Judge at four World Championships – Munich, Germany; Tokyo, Japan; London, United Kingdom; and New York, United States.

He coaches professionals and amateurs and has trained many professionals for their ISTD Student Teacher, Associate, Licentiate and Fellowship degrees.

As a Certified Scrutineer, Geoffrey has been Chairman of Judges at many major events in the United States.

He now resides and teaches in Hawai‘i.

To be the best you must learn from the best but let us all have fun with our dancing

Further information call 955-3134 or 371-8042 or email


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