As the Dancer Turns...

Saturday October 1, 2016

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 AUTUMN!!! It was more than a crazy summer.... Welcome to October. We had a fun road trip in August (a real vacation, which does not happen enough haha).

Congrats to Ben & Megan Morris for entering into official coupledom, & for inspiring our trip to Mammoth & Bishop! A lovely wedding, & adventurous travels. More stories from Mindiana Jones & Grizzly Adams, just ask us.

Thanks to everyone for making my bday celebrations so great! Now that you all know I'm FOREVER 21 (see cake pics on FB), you can stop asking me my age. My brother's visit was full of laughs; hope you heard about the Brad Pitt glasses & Ariana Grande cat ears stories (see FB pics)!

Congrats to the International Flashmob performers... it was an epic show on the Santa Monica Promenade, with 34 couples & a big crowd! We also had a couple visiting from Germany & another from Switzerland who danced with our group WOW! Thanks to Rhonda & Don for supporting us, & to Steve & Marty for video & pics, & to Dennis & Carson for helping create our new banner. And thanks to Ludis for being our host at the Promenade. We had a social dance after the performance, which was high energy & definitely a party. A special shout our to the Petersons... who worked hard on Wednesday practices, but at the last minute had to go to Nebraska for family. They couldn't perform with us, so they went to a corn field, & danced the Flashmob with music & video camera! How amazing is that???? Please look up their video on youtube.

We have submitted the official (edited) video to France from the Santa Monica performance! Phil wants to add,"Sorry that I could not be at the Promenade with everyone; I was working in Arizona. Mindia was in charge, & gets an A plus for taking care of all of the responsibilities!" Good thing that I'm in charge so much of the time anyway haha! Stay tuned for more scheduled Flashmob performances throughout the year.

SPEAKING OF FLASHMOB...

Hope to see you all TODAY for our 1st SATURDAY MONTHLY EVENT: WE WILL HAVE AN INTERNATIONAL FLASHMOB PERFORMANCE, sometime during the social dance between 9 & 10pm. Lots of couples... lots of fun!

TODAY!!! OCTOBER 1st: 1st SATURDAY WORKSHOP & SWING DANCE at  SOUTH BAY DANCE CENTER in LOMITA!

See link above (1st Saturday Monthly Event) for details. Ages 18 & up. 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!

EXCITING NEWSFLASH!

New Beginner Salsa classes every Wednesday at 7pm: Memories in Whittier. (Click on Class Schedule flyer link above for details, or go to our web.)

WEST COAST SWING THURSDAYS: WESTCHESTER ELKS LODGE in Playa Del Rey! SPECIAL 1st TIMERS FREE!  (Ages 21 & up.) Classes & dance are every Thursday, unless otherwise noted.

HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27th! Venue: Westchester Elks

Phil & I have started costume shopping to get ideas for our 2016 party theme. I recently posted FB pics from the last three annual parties we had. Many great costumes. We have been... 2013: The Nascar Couple. 2014: Pregnant Mindia & expecting Phil... welcoming Baby Philindia into the world. 2015: Cat Womindia & Sexy dancer nerd Phil. 2016: ????????????

JASPER CAT NAME GAMES!

A funny thing happened when Phil went to pick up Jasper's flea medication for Costco. The jist of it: Phil has the Costco membership, so I asked our vet to put the script in Phil's name. When picking up the medication, Phil noticed the label/script order. It said, "Adams, Jasper Feline." How did that happen? I am Jasper's primary parent, "Jasper Robin" just sounds so much better, & Jasper & I have so much more in common! This led to an amusing story that I wrote (Phil added his two cents) about many ways that Jasper & I are similar! For starters, he & I both love naps, have long nails, enjoy tuna fish, are sweet/loving in general, but aggressive when necessary, are highly sensitive, & we both have many nick names. The full story is too long to add here; please let me know if you want me to email you the rest of it.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Phil & I will be GUEST INSTRUCTORS at two upcoming dance events!

Saturday, October 22nd at 12 (noon): Workshop TBA. EVENT: Paradise Country & Swing Dance Festival, Event Directors Ronnie Debenedetta & Vivian Glucksman-Weiss. See website for details: www.ParadiseCountryDanceFestival.com

Saturday, December 17th at 12 (noon): Workshop TBA. EVENT: Swing & Country, Event Director Barb DeLay. See web for details: www.MagicDanceProductions.com

3rd SATURDAYS CCR EVENT

We will be on hiatus from teaching at the CCR event for now.

CALL YOU OUT!

Here is where we get to pick on our readers (instead of each other)!

We are calling out Larry.  Recently after a night at our weekly Thursday event, he left three things... his shoes, his credit card, & his mind haha! Gues that means he & MaryAnn were having so much fun, that nothing else mattered haha! So happy to have you both coming out to play with us.

TUNE-UP YOUR PLAYLIST!

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

Mindia's Pick: : "Sexy" by Kool and the Gang

Phil's Pick: "Write on Me" Fifth Harmony

ONGOING STUFF!

JOIN US EVERY THURSDAY at WESTCHESTER ELKS LODGE in Playa Del Rey for WEST COAST SWING CLASSES & DANCING! (No outside beverages please.)

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 info. PHIL & I WILL TEACH INTERMEDIATE & INTERMED./ADV. WCS CLASSES TOGETHER, & DJ EVERY WEEK! (Click on link above for details.)

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.

CLASSES EVERY TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY w/ PHIL at MEMORIES in WHITTIER!  Spread the word! (See Class Schedule link above for details.)

DANCE TEAM!

We are still looking for a few more team people; let us know if interested. Great new routine in the works!

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! 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 PLUG

* 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.

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.

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Hope to see you dancing soon,

Mindia... & Phil ;-)