and Jean Chan (foreground) try to go dancing at the Paladium twice a
week. It is the only place in Waikiki that they go to. Eric was instrumental
in convincing the city of Honolulu to build a dance hall on the site
of the Ala Wai Golf Course. He is still a bit surprised that they did
boosts constantly that it is the largest dance hall in the US -- holding
Paladium has free ballroom dancing from noon to 4pm every Monday to
Thursday. The attendees are mostly senior citizens.
Thursday to Saturday nights, three ballroom dancing clubs organize
evening events. Members pay $2. Non-members pay $4. Eric says that
some of his friends join all three clubs so that they can save on
entrance fees. Eric and Jean did not join any of the clubs because
Jean does not trust Eric to drive at night anymore.