As the Dancer Turns...

Friday May 6th, 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.


 Photo Credit: Doug Silton

Photo Credit: Doug Silton

NEW STUFF!

WILD SOCK CONTEST: PHIL VERSUS JOHN... (and whoever else)!

Some time this last year, Phil started a wild sock collection... penguins, Superman, & zebras etc. (I think it preceded the purple streak in his hair, which I had nothing to do with!) John L. has been trying to outdo Phil's socks for a while now. Earlier this week, he texted Phil that he had the best pair for our upcoming monthly dance (plug for our big 1st Saturday Event haha!). So Phil made me go shopping with him on Sunday to get another new pair for the big day. He will soon need an entire closet just for all of his socks! So now you MUST join us today, to witness the revealing of the new socks! Are you ready, Frank??? Last month, I think my wild zebra pants over-ruled & won the contest!

MAY 7th: 1st SATURDAY WORKSHOP & SWING DANCE, SOUTH BAY DANCE CENTER in LOMITA!

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:
JUNE 4th, JULY 2nd: PHIL'S BDAY PARTY, & AUGUST 6th: PHIL & MINDIA'S 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY! 2016.

WEST COAST SWING THURSDAYS:

WESTCHESTER ELKS LODGE in Playa Del Rey! STILL OFFERING  SPECIAL 1st TIMERS FREE!  (Ages 21 & up.)

Aidan Keith-Hynes has been teaching our Beginner WCS series (drop-ins always welcome; no partner needed), & also DJing a set of great music later in the night! Phil & I teach Intermediate & Advanced classes together, & then DJ! (Click on link above for details.) NOTE: OUR THURSDAY CLASSES & DANCE ARE EVERY WEEK (UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED). SO YES, WE DO HAVE OUR USUAL SCHEDULE THURSDAYS MAY 12th & JUNE 9th!

DANCE TEAM!

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

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

CALL YOU OUT!

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

We are calling out George Michael... oops, I mean Colin haha! Phil & I always review our sign in sheet stats after our weekly & monthly events. A while back, we noticed that we had some celebrity names on our sheets. Such as Herman Munster & George Michael. Then we realized it was Colin signing in. Must be a contagious thing, since this past Thursday we also had Carley Simon (AKA Alan T.) & Alfred E. Nueman (AKA Eni) at our dance!

3rd SATURDAY, MAY 21st, 2016: GUEST INSTRUCTORS CCR EVENT! STRAWBERRY FEST & ICE CREAM SUNDAE THEME! First timers FREE!

Phil & I will teach two Intermediate classes: COUNTRY WALTZ & WEST COAST SWING (must know basics; no partner needed). Details below.

TUNE-UP YOUR PLAYLIST!

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

Mindia's Pick: : "Open Your Mind" by Bee feat. Aloe Blacc & Cradle
Phil's Pick: "Something New" by Zendaya

DISCLAIMER FOR AMBER

Since it is now 1:30 in the morning, & Phil is annoyed at me for making him work so late, please no picking on us for a "skimpy" newsletter... Amber haha! We do miss you, & hope to see you back dancing soon!

SELFIES by FLORI

Nice work! Made us miss you even more! 

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 new schedule; note new pricing. PHIL & I WILL TEACH INTERMEDIATE & INTERMED./ADV. WCS CLASSES TOGETHER, & DJ EVERY WEEK! AIDAN TEACHES BEGINNER WCS. (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.

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.

*UPCOMING 3rd SATURDAY, MAY 21st, 2016! STRAWBERRY FEST & ICE CREAM SUNDAE THEME! 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 will teach two Intermediate classes:

6:45 pm COUNTRY WALTZ& 7:25pm WEST COAST SWING (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).

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.

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Hope to see you dancing soon,

Mindia... & Phil ;-)