As the Dancer Turns...

Wednesday June 3, 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


We have the perfect story to continue from the last newsletter about kitchen duty...

Phil had a tiny skin thingy removed from his finger recently. So when he was home getting our lunch ready, he actually asked ME to help him in the kitchen with making a salad. Shocking! Being the caring & compassionate girlfriend that I am, I said ok. While peeling the cucumber (not the easiest job for an amateur), Phil complained that I should do it his way, without the peeler, & use the knife instead. Well, if you ask for help, you are not supposed to criticize the helper haha! Phil says that he got tired of me whining about the peeler not cooperating. This is exactly why I don't belong in the kitchen. One of my main roles in our relationship is taking care of our business. I take care of many things, including this newsletter, our website, all of our promoting (Facebook invites & posts, flyers etc.), our data base on Constant Contact & gmail, & our business emails. I also get a lot of our new music; although Phil is trying to catch up since I have been back in school! He wants to count how many songs he got to prove he makes a difference. We should have a DJ battle to settle it. (This is only a partial list of all that I do.)

Don't forget that our 1st SATURDAY WORKSHOP & DANCE is this weekend, JUNE 6th, at the Hacienda (Double H Club)! (See link above for details.) Also mark you calendars for SATURDAY, JULY 4th... we will be celebrating PHIL'S BIRTHDAY also at the Hacienda!!! (He requested an early plug:-) He is accepting presents anytime.

We have two THURSDAY DJ NIGHTS in JUNE: Tomorrow JUNE 4th, & June 25th.

Go check out our DANCE TEAM'S PERFORMANCE from FRESNO; it's on our Facebook wall (either mine or Phil's). They did awesome! So much acknowledgement & great feedback from so many people. We are adding more choreography, & will schedule more local performances soon. Stay tuned...

By the way, have I mentioned that I don't do housework either? (It kinda goes along with no kitchen duty). For some reason, I made the bed the other morning; maybe because of Phil's finger? I'm too good to him. So I noticed that his pillow weighed a ton! That night when we went to bed (don't worry, this is not a TMI story), I asked him why his pillow weighed 50 pounds. His response, in an extra deep voice "To support my massive brain." Well, that does simplify things. Did he forget that we write a newsletter, & that that would make for perfect material? (Yes, Alan R., I am using the "P" word again haha!)

I finally found out that I am getting an "A" in my ballet class also! (Phil just offered to loan me his pillow, since my brain is getting bigger by the minute.) At the end of my last semester, I did get to perform in the Spring Showcase at school. My jazz teacher, Jenny Stevens, put the show together & did a great job. We danced a classic jazz routine, & also a more lyrical, contemporary routine. I now have a well-deserved rest this summer.

Phil & I are GUEST INSTRUCTORS at JACK & JILL O'RAMA SWING DANCE EVENT in Orange County! Come to our INTERMEDIATE WEST COAST SWING WORKSHOP: FRIDAY, JUNE 12th at 12 (noon). (Must no basics; no partner needed.) EVENT DIRECTORS are the FABULOUS BEN MORRIS & JOHN WHEATON!!! Go to (opens in new window) for more info.

*NOTE* We do have our usual classes & dancing Thursday, June 11th at the Hacienda.

We will teach at CCR DANCE 3rd SATURDAY, JUNE 20th. See below for more info. FIRST TIMERS FREE!


FREE for 1st timers (Beginner class)

GREAT DANCE FLOOR! EASY, FREE PARKING: In lot next to the building (enter from the drive way off of Mariposa Street), or street parking, or public parking lot across Main Street. Location is near the intersection of Mariposa & Main Streets (very close to Masonic Temple). You will see the building easiest from Mariposa Street (the side street that the Hacienda is on). It is next to the United Methodist Church, close to Main Street. No partner needed for classes. No bar, bring water. Ages 17 & up.


FYI: PRIVATE LESSONS: *We are available for private dance lessons throughout the week; contact us about scheduling. You can also split privates with another person for the same cost. Let us know if you are looking for somebody to share a lesson with; we can help you. We have a few guys looking for ladies right now. Also 30 minute privates may be available if you can't find somebody to split one with.

*You can now use the same punch card for my classes, or Phil's classes. See below for details about punch cards.


THURSDAY DJ NIGHTS at the HACIENDA (Double H Club): JUNE 4th & 25th, 2015! Upcoming DJ nights for us on Thursdays at the Hacienda for the Swing Dance after our usual classes. (See link above for details.)

*Next 1st SATURDAY WORKSHOP & SWING DANCE at the HACIENDA (Double H Club) JUNE 6th, 2015! We are your DJs. We are having our usual 1st Saturday Workshop & Swing Dance Event at the Hacienda. (See link above for details.)

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!


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


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!

*1st TIMERS FREE for my Beginner WCS class on Tuesdays at 7:30pm at the EL SEGUNDO WOMAN'S CLUB... bring your friends!

*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)! Phil is calling out Jack Smith & Martin Parker for referring to him as "Mr. Phil Robin" haha! Of course I wasn't bothered by that; I was quite happy!

Tune-up Your Playlist

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

Mindia's Picks:

"Sometimes" by Michael Franti & Spearhead (WCS)
"Details in the Fabric" by Jason Mraz (WCS)
"Sugar Honey Ice Tea" by Charlie Wilson (WCS)

Phil's Picks

"Dark Side of Love" by Calvin Richardson" (WCS)
"Heartbreak Heard Around the World" by Jacob Latimore (WCS)
"Just Because" by Body Language (WCS)

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


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:  Please use this contact for any future communications.


WE ARE YOUR DJs! (Click link at the top for details.) (Must be at least 21 years old to attend any Hacienda workshops. classes, or dances.) SAVE THESE UPCOMING 1st SATURDAY DATES: JULY 4th PHIL's BIRTHDAY PARTY, AUGUST 1st, & SEPTEMBER 12th MINDIA'S BIRTHDAY PARTY, 2015. NOTE* 2nd Saturday for the month of September. We are always your DJs, unless otherwise noted.


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, & WEST COAST SWING at 7:25pm (must know your basics). 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.)

* Come out for classes & dancing on THURSDAYS at the HACIENDA! (For details click link at the top: Weekly Classes Hacienda.) I teach a FREE Beginner 1 West Coast Swing (Intro) class at 6:30 pm every Thursday.

* 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 ;-)