As the Dancer Turns...

Saturday June 2nd, 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!

WOW... So many exciting things to share in this newsletter!

Coming attractions...

Phil & Mindia's video performance at the Spring Ball!
Teaching WCS workshop for South Bay Dance Club 7/6!
Groupon Offer. We want to be cool Lol!
2018 West Coast Swing International Flashmob!
Teaching WCS workshop at Jack & Jill O'Rama!
Dance Team upcoming performance date!
Three month extravaganza & free dance shoes!

But to start things off, here is the video from our West Coast Swing workshop at our last monthly event: May 5th! Thanks again to Steve Stingley & students for the video.

Now that you got more inspired to dance haha, see you all today. (Since it is now 1:30am, & we are not even halfway done with this newsletter.)

1st SATURDAY EVENT

JOIN US TODAY FOR OUR MONTHLY WORKSHOP & DANCE, JUNE 2nd. Woo Hoo!

Join us for our fun, monthly event. Usually 150 to 220ish (Lol!) 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.

(Btw, Phil wants you to know that he & I are arguing now about what topic we should discuss next. He thinks it should be his big Bday event... duh. But I think it's time to feed our hungry cat, Jasper, Lol! And then time to go to bed. First time ever that I needed a time-out first from the newsletter.)

THREE BIG EVENTS, THREE BIG CAKES, & THREE PAIRS of FREE DANCE SHOES to GIVE AWAY!

SAVE THE DATES:

1st Sat. JULY 7th: PHIL'S 60th BDAY PARTY
1st Sat. AUGUST 4th: PHIL & MINDIA DANCE: 7 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
2nd Sat. SEPTEMBER 8th: MINDIA'S (NOT 60th) BDAY PARTY

DANCE TEAM PERFORMANCE

THURSDAY, JUNE 7TH: WESTCHESTER ELKS LODGE (Playa Del Rey)! We are excited to share with you a revamped routine that the team has been working on. This will be the debut performance.

FRIDAY, JUNE 8th

GUEST TEACHERS FOR DANCE EVENT JACK & JILL O'RAMA, West Coast Swing workshop, Hyatt Regency Hotel in Orange County! We will be teaching an Intermediate WCS workshop at 11am Friday morning, June 8th. Come join us! (Details will be posted on our website.)

2018 WEST COAST SWING INTERNATIONAL FLASHMOB PRACTICE!

Come join the fun to learn this great, new routine (must be at least Intermediate level). Best to find a partner, but come to practice even if you do not have one yet. We will have rotation of partners the first month or so.

MONDAYS at REBEKAH LODGE in El Segundo starting June 18th. 7 to 8pm.
WEDNESDAYS at MEMORIES in WHITTIER starting June 13th. 8 to 9pm.
Classes $10 each.

GROUPON... NEVER TOO LATE

For the first time ever, we will be offering Groupon deals OMG!

Does this make us cool or what? (No need to answer that.) Great deal: Four weeks of Beginner WCS classes on Thursdays for only $15. No joke! Social dance included. Please spread the word.

FRIDAY, JULY 6th

GUEST TEACHERS FOR SOUTH BAY DANCE CLUB, WEST COAST SWING WORKSHOP at 7pm, MASONIC LODGE in El Segundo. (Details will be on our website soon.)

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST...

HERE IS OUR IMPROV EXHIBITION OF WEST COAST SWING... PERFORMED AT THE SPRING BALL, HOSTED by SOUTH BAY DANCE CLUB on MAY 18th (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, & will be uploaded to our website soon.

(UPDATE: Now 2:15am... oh dear.)

CALL YOU OUT!

Here is where we get to pick on our readers, instead of each other! A student shared our recent performance video with a non-dancer friend. The friend said that it looked like I was doing all the work. So Phil is calling out this friend who didn't appreciate his advanced footwork Lol! If you are not familiar with Phil's concept of advanced footwork, please ask him to explain.

TUNE-UP YOUR PLAYLIST!

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

Mindia's Pick: "Gravity" by Leo Stannard & Chiara Galiazzo
Phil's Pick: "September Song" by JP Cooper

ONGOING STUFF!

"LOVE FOREVER" MUSIC VIDEO

A while back, a sweet couple (former students), David & Brittany Farkas, came to our Thursday venue at Westchester Elks (Playa Del Rey), to film a music video for a song from their new album! We were so thrilled to be a part of this music video project with our inspired dance family! David & Brittany are a lovely couple; they are talented musicians as well. Thank you so much for this opportunity. Please enjoy the music video... watch until the very end for a fun-loving surprise! It was a treat to get to dance to the beautiful song "Love Forever" & share all the joy with everyone.

2017 INTERNATIONAL WEST COAST SWING FLASHMOB COMPILATION VIDEO HAS BEEN RELEASED WOW!

Such a great experience this summer teaching the Flashmob routine to our students. They worked hard, & made us so proud to witness there achievements. We chose a wonderful venue downtown at GRAND PARK in LOS ANGELES on SEPTEMBER 2nd, 2017! Bravo to everyone. We had 74 dancers in 101 degree heat! Thank you to France for putting this amazing video (& everything else) all together. 246 cities were represented throughout 41 countries around the world. The video is in alphabetical order according to city location; look for our Los Angeles dancers with the "L" cities. Watching the video is like a going on a great adventure, with beautiful scenery & WCS dancers. So here is our other video share:

If you want to join us for 2018... find your partner now. Or let us know if you need a partner. (Hint Hint.)

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.

CLASSES EVERY TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY

w/ PHIL at MEMORIES in WHITTIER!  Spread the word! (See Class Schedule link for details.)

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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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 ;-)