As the Dancer Turns...

Thursday September 9th, 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!

Of course the big news is that this coming Saturday is my BDAY PARTY! And we better have more peeps than at Phil's Bday in July, so I can feel more popular haha! I already got a great surprise... Phil made plans for my amazing brother, Russ, to fly out from Florida to celebrate with us! They decided to tell me ahead of time, so I could schedule stuff. Phil thinks he deserves a thousand points for planning & treating for my brother's trip. I do admit, it was very thoughtful. And by the way, I had nothing to do with the purple in Phil's hair. He had it touched up yesterday, just in time for the festivities.

INFO FOR 1st SATURDAY WORKSHOP & DANCE & MINDIA'S BDAY PARTY, MOVED TO THE 2nd SATURDAY... THIS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th, 2015 at SOUTH BAY DANCE CENTER in LOMITA! Not to be confused w/ any venues in El Segundo area.

We bought a brand new sound system, & are excited to share it!

Note schedule & pricing changes. See link above (1st Saturday Monthly Event) for details. Ages 18 & up.

VENUE LOCATION: NOTE: There was an incorrect zip code in the last newsletter. The correct address is:

SOUTH BAY DANCE CENTER
24817 S. Western Ave., Lomita, CA  90717
FREE PARKING! 

Our next monthly event will also be on a 2nd Saturday, October 10th (Venue TBA).

THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES... DAY 3 & 4 w/ MINDIANA JONES & GRIZZLY ADAMS! 

We have shared stories with you in the last few newsletters about our trip for Phil's bday in early July. Time to wrap that up quick, or else new people getting this will think it is still his bday, & Phil will get all the attention on Saturday at my party!

So Day 3, we went to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon (Phil's actual bday). We had lunch at the North Rim Lodge, & had a magnificent view of the canyon around us. Then we went on a light hike, & encountered a bridal path with flowers (don't get any ideas), mule deer, & a lovely German couple to stroll with along the way. When leaving the park, Phil slammed on his brakes, & we were stopped by probably the biggest buck we have ever seen, standing in the middle of the road! His antlers seemed a mile high.

On day 4, we went to Bryce Canyon, our favorite place on our journey. Each day was filled with unique land formations/shapes, colors, & life forms, but we loved the creatures & magical scenery best in Bryce Canyon. We saw the Grand National Staircase Escalante (sounds pretty fancy, but we didn't actually climb it, we just saw it), Uintah Chipmunks, Mule Deer, & Pronghorn Antelopes.

Our 5 day road trip must have worn Phil out... The morning after we got home, he offered to make me oatmeal for breakfast (remember that he is the chef in this family). After a while, he whizzed by me & said, "Love you, bye. I'm going to the gym." I asked what had happened to my breakfast. The look on his face answered my question. I peeked in the kitchen, & saw that the stove was on, with a pot of water on it, boiling away. Guess that's why they say that sometimes you need a vacation after your vacation!

JOIN US TONIGHT (& 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, September 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.

OCTOBER 2nd through 4th, we will be Guest Instructors & Judges at Barb DeLay's Swing & Country Challenge Dance Event in San Bernardino! More info coming...

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29th: HALLOWEEN DANCE PARTY: COSTUME CONTEST & CANDY! WESTCHESTER ELKS LODGE in Playa Del Rey. Usual class schedule. Details coming... 

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! WE ARE LOOKING FOR A FEW PEOPLE TO HELP US WITH VENUE SET-UP, CLASS SIGN-IN, & CREATING FB FLYERS etc.(Illustrator program). Please get in touch with us ASAP. We can discuss barter options.  

*NOTE* PRIVATE LESSONS:
I have some guys looking for ladies to split privates; please message me if interested!

*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. Also 45 or 30 minute privates may be available if you can't find somebody to split one with.

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!

REMINDER for Mindia's WCS TUESDAY CLASSES AT POPS DANCE STUDIO w/AC in MANHATTAN BEACH! NOTE CLASS TIME CHANGES!

Beginner West Coast Swing class now at 6:30 pm
Intermediate WCS now at 7:30 pm
Cost is $10 per class.

No partner needed & no experience needed for beginner class. Drop-ins always welcome. Please spread the word! This venue is ages 18 & up. Nice studio w/ & FREE parking lot in front of the studio. LOCATION: Pops Dance Studio (Puttin' On Productions), 2010 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA, 90266. (Behind Rubio's Restaurant.)

UPDATE: LANCASTER WEDNESDAY DANCE CLASSES DISCONTINUED at High Desert Dance Company.

With great sadness, we are announcing that we will no longer have classes at our Lancaster venue. Since our move to Long Beach, it was an even longer trek, & we have been considering starting classes at a venue closer to home. It has been a very difficult decision; so many amazing people in the Lancaster dance family over many years. We love you all, and thank you for all the fun & memories!

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)!

Phil is calling out Phil from my Tuesday night classes... he heard rumors that there was another "Phil" in my life haha! I wonder if he might set up hidden cameras to keep an eye on things!

Tune-up Your Playlist

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

Mindia's Picks:

"I Don't Like It, I Love It" by Flo Rida feat. Robin Thicke & Verdine White
"Happiness Is" by Big Head Todd & The Monsters

Phil's Picks:

"Bad Habits" by Maxwell
"Cold Woman with a Warm Heart" by Albert King

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, SEPTEMBER 19th, 2015!

GUEST INSTRUCTORS CHRISTIAN COUNTRY ROUND-UP DANCE: ALL ARE WELCOME! FREE FOR FIRST TIMERS! 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; the first class changes every month  (TBA soon) at 6:45 pm, & the second class is usually WEST COAST SWING at 7:25 pm. (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 ;-)