As the Dancer Turns...

Friday November 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!

***Great fun at our last monthly event; thanks to everyone for making more memories & for being persistent to finally celebrate my bday. Fun video from Steve Stingley at the social dance... How many people do you recognize?***

By the way, when Phil & I watched this video, his first comment was, "I look thin." Mine was, "I like my cat ears." Then we noticed the fun dancing, & all the fabulous couples with us Lol!

One of my favorite quotes came from my eye doctor's assistant. "Halloween is not just a holiday, it is a lifestyle!" I agree... Any day is the perfect day to play & go costuming out into adventure. So we decided to move our annual Halloween Dance Party to 1st Saturday (thanks to Gary for the idea)!

TOMORROW! 1st SATURDAY EVENT: HALLOWEEN COSTUME & DANCE PARTY!

JOIN US FOR OUR MONTHLY WORKSHOP & DANCE NOVEMBER 3rd.

Come get more candy, & bring all of your leftover candy to share Lol. Come see Phil & I in costume. (Costumes are encouraged but optional). Be sure to read my sign about where candy corn comes from, & then ask me for some. If you dare. Hahahahaha!

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.

***HERE IS ANOTHER FUN VIDEO FROM OUR INTERMEDIATE WEST COAST SWING WORKSHOP 1st SATURDAY, OCT. 6th. Thanks again, Steve.***

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.

3rd SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15th

GUEST TEACHERS CHRISTIAN COUNTRY DANCE at AVANT GARDE, SANTA ANA (OC): INTERMEDIATE WEST COAST SWING 7pm. Social Dance follows. No partner needed; must know basics.

WEDNESDAYS at MEMORIES 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, November 22nd... HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

SAVE THE DATE!

1st SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1st! ANNUAL HOLIDAY POTLUCK GIFT GIVEAWAY PARTY!

CALL YOU OUT!

Here is where we get to pick on our readers, instead of each other! I am calling out very young Paul... He asked me to partner with him in a Generational Strictly Swing competition. Partners needed to have at least 15 years age difference between them. First I said that I'm Forever 21, & I asked if he had assumed that I was older than him. Wait a minute... maybe he was thinking that I was 15 years YOUNGER than him. It turned out that he had signed up too late, so we did not do the contest anyway. Maybe it was just a test from the universe. Hmmm.

TUNE-UP YOUR PLAYLIST!

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

MINDIA'S BONUS SONG PICKS

"Only You" by Parson James
"Fireproof" by Vax
"Somebody Special" by Nina Nesbitt
"Fire" by Tessanne Chin
"Meant to Be" by Bebe Rexha (Country Nightclub 2-step)

PHIL'S SONG PICKS

"Sway" by Danielle Bradberry
"Written in the Sand" Old Dominion

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.

DANCE TEAM!

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.

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.

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.

Please explore our website for more info. We are also available for private dance lessons. Send us Facebook friend requests if you want to be informed/updated by our Newsfeed and Wall Posts.

Hope to see you dancing soon,

Mindia... & Phil ;-)