As the Dancer Turns...

Friday October 5th, 2018!

Hello to our Dance Family!

Welcome to Phil Adams & Mindia Robin's Newsletter: "As the Dancer Turns..."

Time to take another spin with this uplifting issue.


Soap Opera Snippets

A day in the life of...

 (THANKS TO STEVE STINGLEY FOR THE GREAT PIC ABOVE! IT'S FROM OUR FLASHMOB 2017 EVENT AT GRAND PARK IN LOS ANGELES.)

(THANKS TO STEVE STINGLEY FOR THE GREAT PIC ABOVE! IT'S FROM OUR FLASHMOB 2017 EVENT AT GRAND PARK IN LOS ANGELES.)

NEW STUFF!

The rumors are all true... I AM OFFICIALLY BACK IN SO CAL. I am so grateful to be home, after spending much time in Florida this year, helping my dad recover from a devastating surgery. My devoted brother lives nearby, so he is still in Florida taking care of things. Thanks so much for all the love & support; I had really missed my dance family here. What a blessing to simply be able to go back to work teaching, & to have a little sense of normalcy in my weekly routine. Jasper Cat was quite shocked when I finally came home. He had been doubting my return for many weeks, saying, "I'll believe it when I see it." Lol! Thank goodness he forgave me, & has been very loving & playful.

TONIGHT! FRIDAY, OCT 5th

GUEST TEACHERS FOR SOUTH BAY DANCE CLUB (El Segundo) Masonic

We teach Nightclub 2 step... Beginner/Intermediate level. No partner needed.

TIMES:

6:30pm doors open; practice music
7:00pm workshop; 8pm dance with DJ Pi-lan Chen

VENUE:

El Segundo Masonic Lodge
520 Main St. El Segundo 90245

COST: $5 Members/ $12 Non-Members

PARKING: Parking & entrance on north side of the building.

TOMORROW!

1st SATURDAY EVENT/MINDIA'S REAL BDAY PARTY! JOIN US FOR OUR MONTHLY WORKSHOP & DANCE, OCTOBER 6th. Woo hoo CAKE!

YES, WE WILL HAVE MY REAL BIRTHDAY PARTY, WHICH MEANS I WILL ACTUALLY BE THERE.

YES, WE WILL HAVE MORE CAKE.

YES, THIS IS MY "NOT 60th" BDAY. ***NOTE: If you want to know my age, please refer to the pic from last year's celebration; it's on the FB invite. The answer is on the cake. Hint: Forever ___. Click it on the pic, then click again to see the entire image. Great time to join FB, if you are not on there yet.***

Join us for our fun, monthly event. Usually 150 to 200 dancers come out to share their passion. COUNTRY 2-STEP, NIGHTCLUB 2-STEP, & WEST COAST SWING WORKSHOPS (must be at least Intermediate level), followed by SOCIAL DANCING! Private lessons may be available. See link above (1st Saturday Monthly Event) for details. Ages 18 & up.

VENUE LOCATION:

SOUTH BAY DANCE CENTER
SAVERS PLAZA, behind O'Reilly Auto Parts
24817 S. Western Ave., (cross street is Lomita Blvd.)
Lomita, CA 90717

FREE PARKING in front or behind studio! Both doors are open to enter the studio.

2018 INTERNATIONAL RALLY/FLASHMOB WCS PERFORMANCE!

We had a great International Rally/Flashmob WCS Performance at the Del Amo Fashion Mall (Torrance) on September 1st. Bravo to all the dancers, & thanks to Steve Stingley for the video & pics! Enjoy.

DANCE TEAM PERFORMANCE

WESTCHESTER ELKS LODGE (Playa Del Rey)!

Bravo to our dance team for their debut WCS performance over the summer at Westchester Elks. We are working on re-vamping one of our favorite past routines now; please let us know if interested in joining. This is an ideal time to start.

WEDNESDAYS in WHITTIER!

6 to 7pm Intermediate Hustle
7 to 8pm Intermediate Cha Cha
8 to 9pm Beginner East Coast Swing

SCHEDULE UPDATE:

No classes or dancing at Westchester Elks:

Thursday, October 25th.
Thursday, November 22nd.

CALL YOU OUT!

Here is where we get to pick on our readers, instead of each other! I am calling out anybody who does not show up tomorrow for my bday party Lol. Just kidding. I hope to see everybody; I'm very fortunate to be a part of an incredible dance community. Let's celebrate all the LOVE! XO.

TUNE-UP YOUR PLAYLIST!

We want to share with you our favorite songs of the week!

Mindia's Pick: "A Simple Go" by Mar
Phil's Pick: "Let You Love Me" by Rita Ora

ONGOING STUFF!

OUR IMPROV EXHIBITION OF WEST COAST SWING... PERFORMED AT THE SPRING BALL, HOSTED by SOUTH BAY DANCE CLUB on MAY 18th, 2018 (Ayres Hotel)!

Thanks so much to Linda & Marie for inviting us to perform at their fun, classy event. Thanks so much to Mike Lucek for the video! More videos & pics are on our FB.

TUESDAYS in WHITTIER: UPDATE

Beginner classes are now $10 each. Phil had been overly generous for many years; he was due for a raise Lol!

***First time beginners are FREE!***

PRIVATE LESSONS!

Private lessons may be available with Phil or myself. You will have fun, & learn stuff too! Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays. Various venues. Let us know if interested. Privates may also be split between 2 to 4 people (maybe more). Ask for the $5 discount per DVD when you schedule.

PROMO & ADVERTISING HELPERS!

If anybody wants to help us with promoting & advertising resources, please let us know.

JOIN US EVERY THURSDAY

At WESTCHESTER ELKS LODGE in Playa Del Rey for WEST COAST SWING CLASSES & DANCING! (No outside beverages please.) Ages 21 & up. ***NOTE NEW CLASS SCHEDULE; see link above.***

GREAT: Classes, dancing, music, big floor, & of course people! Also has AC & free parking! Ages 21 & up. See Thursday Classes Elks link above for info. PHIL & I NOW TEACH ALL LEVELS of WEST COAST SWING classes & DJ EVERY WEEK! (Click on link above for details.) We usually get between 70 & 90 people every Thursday... It has been a fun night every week.

LOCATION:

Westchester Elks Lodge
8025 West Manchester Avenue
Playa Del Rey, 90293

PARKING: FREE lot behind the lodge; enter the building through the door w/ "Elks" sign; enter from the parking lot.

DANCE DVDs!

We have two DVDs available, Beginner & Intermediate WCS. You can purchase them with a credit card in person (cash or check is fine also), or through our web store! More info about payment & options under Highlights.

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PUNCH CARDS

We have punch cards available for purchase: ten classes for $100 w/ the eleventh class FREE! Punch cards do not expire. We do take credit cards in person or through our web-store.

Highlights... Takin' Care of Business

*DANCE DVD'S!

Payment & Options: Dance DVSs are $35 each (plus tax if credit card payment). Credit card payments are available in person, (or cash or check in person is fine also), or through our web store. If order your DVDs through our website, you have the option to click the "pick up at class" option (to avoid shipping charges), or you can have them shipped.

* Please add our joint business e-mail to your contact/address book, to avoid Spam difficulties:  info@PhilAndMindiaDance.com  Please use this contact for any future communications.

* All of our classes are drop-in (some do run in a series). No partner needed for any of our classes. No prior dance experience needed for Beginner classes. Two left feet are welcomed; we will introduce you to your right foot! (Phil wanted credit for that last comment.)

* Once you have moved up from our Beginner level classes to Intermediate and then later Advanced, you are welcome to continue taking our Beginner classes for FREE! We want to encourage you to continue working on your basics; that is most important to develop a strong foundation. The best dancers usually are the ones who have worked on their basics for years. When you keep taking Beginner classes, you are also helping the new students to progress faster, since they get to rotate & dance with more experienced dancers.


We hope that you have enjoyed this episode of "As the Dancer Turns..." I know that we have! Stay tuned for more entertaining issues.

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Hope to see you dancing soon,

Mindia... & Phil ;-)