As the Dancer Turns...

Thursday October 29th, 2015

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...

 Photo Credit: Doug Silton

Photo Credit: Doug Silton

NEW STUFF!

HALLOWEEN DANCE PARTY TONIGHT, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29th at Westchester Elks Lodge!

Trick or Treat & dancin' feet,
Eat candy & groove to the beat!

Phil & I have our costumes ready... definitely worth a laugh! Come out to play. Also Greg Moon will be sub-teaching the Beginner class!

Same schedule tonight for classes, followed by open dancing.

NEW YEAR'S EVE DANCE PARTY PRE-SALE TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE... DISCOUNT PRICES if purchased in advance.

More info coming on our website & in upcoming newsletters, or ask us for details!  

1st SATURDAY WORKSHOP & SWING DANCE, NOVEMBER 7th, 2015! SOUTH BAY DANCE CENTER in LOMITA!  (Not to be confused w/ any venues in El Segundo.)

This beautiful ballroom is 4,500 square feet with lots of seating! Note schedule & pricing changes. See link above (1st Saturday Monthly Event) for details. Ages 18 & up. BYOB (Bring Your Own Beverages). ALL STAR & CHAMPION DANCERS FREE!

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!

Also we have confirmed this same great venue for ongoing 1st Saturdays! Upcoming events will be back to 1st Saturdays for awhile: December 5th, 2015 & January 2nd, 2016.
 
NEW CLASSES NOW EVERY WEDNESDAY w/ PHIL at MEMORIES in WHITTIER... Spread the word!

Phil has added three classes to his weekly schedule:

6 pm Beginner Country 2-Step
7 pm Intermediate Country 2-Step
8 pm Beginner Nightclub 2-Step
(No partner needed; drop-ins welcome.) Classes $10 each.

MY (MINDIA'S) TUESDAY CLASSES STILL ON HOLD: MORE INFO COMING SOON.

JOIN US EVERY THURSDAY at WESTCHESTER ELKS LODGE in Playa Del Rey for WEST COAST SWING CLASSES & DANCING!

GREAT: Classes, dancing, music, big hardwood floor, & of course people! Also has AC, free parking & a bar! Ages 21 & up. See Thursday Classes Elks link above for new schedule; note new pricing. PHIL & I WILL TEACH INTERMEDIATE & INTERMED./ADV. WCS CLASSES TOGETHER, & DJ EVERY WEEK! Also Jason Fung is now teaching the Beginner classes!
 
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.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

3rd SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21st, 2015: GUEST INSTRUCTORS CCR EVENT! First timers FREE!
Phil & I will teach two Intermediate classes (must know basics): TBA & WEST COAST SWING. Details below.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31st, 2015! BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: OUR ROCKIN' NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY now at the WESTCHESTER ELKS LODGE in Playa Del Rey! Stay tuned for details... 

HELPERS STILL NEEDED FOR SIGN-IN AT OUR EVENTS. BARTER OPTIONS AVAILABLE.

DON'T MISS OUT!

Make sure you read the "CALL YOU OUT"   section below every newsletter; you may be in there! Also check below in "TUNE-UP YOUR PLAYLIST" for songs picks!

ONGOING STUFF!

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.

Important Updates

*PUNCH CARDS!

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

Shameless Plugs

* We are available for PRIVATE LESSONS throughout the week; contact us to schedule. You get a $5 discount per DVD when you do a private.

*Please check the "Highlights" section below for more info.

Call You Out!

Here is where we get to pick on our readers (instead of each other)!  I am calling out everybody who assumed that I made Phil put a purple streak in his hair! By the way, it is now blue haha! Phil went to his hairdresser several months ago, & came home with a purple surprise. I had nothing to do with it. First the new wild sock collection, then the fun hair color... wonder what he will do next.

Tune-up Your Playlist

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

Mindia's Pick: "Big Ol' Game" by Joss Stone & Raphael Saadiq

Phil's Pick:  "Affection" by Ophelie

Please let us know if you have songs to add, or other ideas for our Newsletter Re-birthing. And thank you Shavonne, for suggesting to add song choices.

Takin' Care of Business

* DANCE DVD'S!

Payment & Options: DVDs are $35 each. 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.
 
* UPCOMING 3rd SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21st, 2015!

GUEST INSTRUCTORS CHRISTIAN COUNTRY ROUND-UP DANCE: ALL ARE WELCOME! FREE FOR FIRST TIMERS! THEME TBA. You can usually find us at the Clubhouse in Placentia (formerly the Atomic) on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the CCR Dance. We teach two Intermediate classes; TBA at 6:45pm, & the second class is usually WEST COAST SWING at 7:25pm. (Must know your basics; no partner needed). There is usually a theme & treats! (There are also Beginner classes.) Open Dancing is a mix of music. FIRST TIMERS FREE (except on a few special occasions). We are both available for private lessons there, but with limited space & time slots. Please schedule in advance.

Location:
The Clubhouse
733 Dunn Way
Placentia, CA 92870
COST: $20, or $15 for SoCal Christian Dance Club Members. Membership is only $20 for the entire year.

* 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. Pease forward this to friends to spread the word!

Hope to see you dancing soon,

Mindia... & Phil ;-)