As the Dancer Turns...

Monday November 23, 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!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! We are so fortunate to be a part of this amazing dance community. And Phil & I are so blessed to have each other. Despite all of our banterings, we really do love each other. (So serious!) No classes/dance this coming Thursday; we will be having dinner with Phil's son Robert, daughter-in-law Kristen, & our two grandkids Jacob & Aiden. Maybe we will get some good stories for next time lol! Phil says, "Yes, Mindia is a grandmother!"

HOLIDAY SPECIAL on DVDs!

From now until Christmas, our DVDs are on sale for $25 each! Great for gifts for friends. You can buy DVDs from us in person, or visit our web-store!

THURSDAY UPDATES: NEW BEGINNER SERIES & DANCE TEAM PERFORMS!

Thanks to Jason Fung for teaching our Beginner WCS classes the last few months at Westchester Elks Lodge. Great job! He will be busy with some work projects the next few months, so David Amborn will be teaching the next Beginner series starting Thursday, December 3rd! Tell your friends who want to come learn.

Mark your calendars for Thursday, December 17th... our Dance team will perform! We have added new choreography to their last routine; come see the full routine for the first time! We will be starting to work on a brand new routine; very classic style with mostly pattern partner dancing. Please inquire if interested in joining!

DON'T SMUDGE THE FUDGE!

Around holiday time, Phil likes to bake goodies! He decided to make chocolate fudge the other night. I could smell it cooking, & couldn't wait to sample a taste. As soon as he poured it into the pan to cool & set, I went to steal some. He scolded me & told me to wait until it it hardened more. Did I listen... Of course not. SO GOOD! The next morning, he got up before me to go the gym (I need my beauty rest.) When I got up, & walked into the kitchen, I saw a big sign across the top of the fudge: "KEEP YOUR PAWS OFF!" Haha. Can you blame me? I'm only human (& part kitty... meow! For those of you who missed my Halloween costume, I was a wild cat!) Tonight we were choreographing for a group of amazing ladies, & Phil passed out some fudge. We then found out that one them is a chef, & when she gave the thumbs up for the fudge, & wanted more, Phil was beyond proud of himself! Go see Chef Pepper, owner of The Patio Restaurant & Sports Bar in Fullerton. 

TUESDAY UPDATE: MINDIA'S CLASSES

I will be taking a longer time out from my Tuesday classes than expected. I do have some hip issues that I am having treatment for, so I wanted to ease up my schedule temporarily. Also Phil & I found out recently that we need to move (unexpectedly), by the end of December, so there is lots to do to take care of that. I feel sad & disappointed about missing Tuesdays, but need to trust the timing of things. I had tried so hard to find a venue, but it wasn't manifesting. Finding out that I needed to make space for a few other priorities gave me more clarity about the situation. More lessons in honoring life's ripening process! Thanks to so many of you who have expressed kind words about our special Tuesday adventures. It has been a true gift to me to realize just how many of you have loved & appreciated that experience. Thank you for sharing how much you have missed it. I will re-group in January after our move, & hopefully can resume my classes then.

NEW YEAR'S EVE DANCE PARTY

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31st, 2015 at Westchester Elks Lodge! TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE... DISCOUNT PRICES if purchased in advance.

NEWSFLASH:

Two Amazing men, Steve Axelrod (my Dad) & Russ Axelrod (my brother) are in search of two lovely ladies (a mother-daughter duo would be fun, but not necessary), to accompany them at our New Year's Eve Dance! They will be flying in from Florida to join us for the festivities. Guaranteed fun! (For additional laughs, go to my FB wall & look at the post & picture about this.) And by the way, no need to be a night owl; my Dad & brother will be on east coast time. We will do an early bird New Year's toast at 9 pm haha! (We will do the real toast at midnight of course.) Phil & I have a bet on who will get tired first, my Dad or brother. Not sure if they will make it to midnight (would be 3 am for them). 

1st SATURDAY WORKSHOP & SWING DANCE, DECEMBER 5th, 2015!

SOUTH BAY DANCE CENTER in LOMITA!  LAST MONTHLY EVENT of 2015!  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!

OUR 1st SATURDAY EVENT OF 2016 WILL BE JANUARY 2nd!

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 January 2nd, February 6th, & March 5th, 2016.

NEW CLASSES NOW EVERY WEDNESDAY w/ PHIL at MEMORIES in WHITTIER!

Also New Beginner Hustle class starts in January... Spread the word!

Phil has added three classes to his weekly schedule:

6 pm Beginner Hustle starts January 6th!
7 pm Intermediate Country 2-Step
8 pm Beginner Nightclub 2-Step
No partner needed; drop-ins welcome.
Classes $10

3rd SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19th, 2015

GUEST INSTRUCTORS CCR EVENT! First timers FREE!
Phil & I will teach two Intermediate classes (must know basics): TBA & WEST COAST SWING. Details below.

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!

JOIN US EVERY THURSDAY at WESTCHESTER ELKS LODGE in Playa Del Rey for WEST COAST SWING CLASSES & DANCING! (REMINDER: No classes/dance on Thanksgiving!) 
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 David Amborn will be 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.

NEWSLETTER NOTE

Please do not forward this newsletter to your friends; you could be accidentally un-subscribed. Please tell your friends to visit our website to view the current newsletter. If they want to join, they can do so through our web submission.

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)!  We are calling out Amber! After we sent out the last newsletter, we had asked in class if everyone received it. She said that she did, but it was kind of "skimpy!" We are so sorry that we didn't give you enough fun stories to tickle your fancy! We have just spoiled you all for a long time... your expectation has become too great lol!

Tune-up Your Playlist

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

Mindia's Picks:

"Like I'm Gonna Lose You" Nightclub 2-Step by Meghan Trainer (feat. John Legend)
"Can't Sleep Love" WCS by Pentatonix
"Shut Up & Dance" WCS by Tyler Ward

Phil's Picks:

"Sorry To Interrupt" WCS by Jessie J
"I'll Sing the Blues" WCS by Tanita Gaines
"This One's For You" Nightclub 2-Step by Jennifer Nettles

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:HOLIDAY SPECIAL! DVDs are on sale now through Christmas for $25 each! Great gifts for your friends. 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, DECEMBER 19th, 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 ;-)