As the Dancer Turns...

Thursday June 2nd, 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 JUNE!

PIZZA RATIO STORY...

Phil decided he wanted to get pizza delivered the other night. I tried to change his mind, but eventually yielded to his strong request, since it was a holiday. He just added that it wasn't a strong request. It seemed like it was to me! (Now we are arguing about what really went down.) Anyway, I suggested that we share a large pizza (with each of us picking what toppings we wanted on half), as opposed to our usual 2 medium pies. My intention was to eat less. We waited our 30 minutes (of course we were overly hungry an hour before we even ordered the pizza), & it arrived with that enticing smell, as the pizza made its way into our kitchen. As soon as I opened the box, things went downhill quick. I had never seen a pizza cut so unevenly "in half", in his favor of course. We each had 4 slices (pepperoni for him, & green pepper/mushroom for me), but his pieces were gigantic & mine were tiny. Maybe he called back when I was in the bathroom & tipped them extra to do it that way haha! So out of fairness, I figured the only solution was to steal one of his pieces. He still is looking at me now with an angry face. Don't you think I did the right thing??? Survey says...

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

PHIL'S NEW WHEELS!

Phil recently got a new car; I must say that it looks quite good on him! (You can ask him about it when you see him. He jazzed it up with a few things.) We were out driving in it the other day, & Phil had the air conditioning on. It was a beautiful, sunshiny day... so I asked him to turn off the AC so we could put the windows down, & get fresh some air. His response? "But then my hair will get messed up!" Isn't it usually the ladies who have that concern?

(Can you tell that we are trying to make things more interactive? Hehe.)

WEST COAST SWING THURSDAYS

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

NEW BEGINNER WEST COAST SWING SERIES STARTS JUNE 9th! ONLY $50 FOR 8 WEEKS; No partner or experience needed.

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 THURSDAY, JUNE 9th!

CALL YOU OUT!

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

Since we moved at the end of December, we have had a neighborhood cat spending lots of time at our garden house. His name is Jasper; we call him Jaspurrrrrr! He is calling out Will haha! We posted pics of this precious kitty on FB... look on our wall. Japsurrrrr has a message for Will, "I am not a Flame Point Siamese; my eyes are green. And I have the trademark "M" on my forehead, which shows that I am a Tabby Cat. The "M" also shows that I am related to Mindia haha!"

3rd SATURDAY, JUNE 18th, 2016: GUEST INSTRUCTORS CCR EVENT! THEME TBA. First timers FREE!

Phil & I will teach two Intermediate classes: DANCE STYLE TBA & 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: "GUST OF WIND" by Pharrell Ft Dft Punk
Phil's Pick: "Southside" by Thomas Rhett

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.
 
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.

*UPCOMING 3rd SATURDAY, JUNE 18th, 2016! THEME TBA. 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: 6:45pm CLASS STYLE TBA & 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 ;-)