As the Dancer Turns...

Saturday December 2nd, 2017

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: Steve Stingley

Photo Credit: Steve Stingley

NEW STUFF!

SEE FOR YOURSELF...

Last newsletter we entertained you with some new video links! Hope you enjoyed that. Our first share for this time...

"LOVE FOREVER" MUSIC VIDEO

A while back, a sweet couple (former students), David & Brittany Farkas, came to our Thursday venue at Westchester Elks (Playa Del Rey), to film a music video for a song from their new album! We were so thrilled to be a part of this music video project with our inspired dance family! David & Brittany are a lovely couple; they are talented musicians as well. Thank you so much for this opportunity. Please enjoy the music video... watch until the very end for a fun-loving surprise! It was a treat to get to dance to the beautiful song "Love Forever" & share all the joy with everyone.

TODAY: 1st SATURDAY... JOIN US FOR OUR MONTHLY WORKSHOP & DANCE on DECEMBER 2nd! HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY PARTY WOO HOO!

Time for holiday celebrations. We hope you all had a sweet Thanksgiving. Throughout the many challenges of 2017, we try to remind ourselves how blessed we are to be a part of such a loving, supportive, & fun dance family. Thank you for creating life memories with us.

Join us TODAY... We are feeling the holiday spirit, & will be giving a way a bunch of gifts! You could be the winner of dance DVDs, or a coupon for a free pair of dance shoes, & one lucky person will win FREE ADMISSION TO OUR 1st SATURDAY DANCE for the entire year of 2018 WOW! Such a generous mood we are in ha!

***PLEASE READ THE FINE PRINT DISCLAIMER Lol!***

All prizes non-transferable. No sharing of prizes. All leftover food goes home with us. If you bring our favorite foods, there may be some bias in the drawing. There is a $100 fee to enter this contest. (Or more if you are feeling generous. We would prefer more; we are planning our long overdo vacation.) Cash only. No refunds. All payments final. No rebate offered. All contest results are final. But all rules are subject to change (our dance team peeps know how we are!). If you have questions or concerns about the contest, talk to the boss. And that's not Phil. Mindia makes the rules, Phil breaks them. Wait a minute... Jasper Cat just interrupted us with a few meows, because we are late to feed him his last evening snack. Yes, it is 2am now. We have been forced to clock out. Guess who is really in charge these days???

***SO HOW DO YOU WIN SOMETHING? Bring a small side dish, snacky thing, or dessert to share, & your name will be entered into a drawing. There will be 5 winners in total yay!***

Join us for our fun, monthly event TODAY! Usually 150 to 220ish (Lol!) dancers come out to share their passion. COUNTRY 2-STEP, NIGHTCLUB 2-STEP, & WEST COAST SWING WORKSHOPS, followed by SOCIAL DANCING! Private lessons may be available.  See link above (1st Saturday Monthly Event) for details. Ages 18 & up.

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!

***HOLIDAY SCHEDULE & UPDATES***

*THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21st... SAVE THE DATE!

We will have a potluck holiday party at our Westchester Elks venue in Playa Del Rey. You are welcome to bring a dish to share (side dish, snacky thing, dessert, etc.). 1st timers always free.

*We have our usual schedule of classes & dancing every Thursday through to January, 2018.

*1st SATURDAY, JANUARY 6th, 2018... SAVE THE DATE! We have our usual monthly event at South Bay Dance Center in Lomita! Come join us to celebrate the NEW YEAR!

*DANCE DVDs on sale for $20 each for the month of December. Order through our website store, or see us in person. They make great gifts Lol!

*We have Gift Certificates available all year. This is a perfect time of year for giving the gift of dance.

2017 INTERNATIONAL WEST COAST SWING FLASHMOB COMPILATION VIDEO HAS BEEN RELEASED WOW!

Such a great experience this summer teaching the Flashmob routine to our students. They worked hard, & made us so proud to witness there achievements. We chose a wonderful venue downtown at GRAND PARK in LOS ANGELES on SEPTEMBER 2nd, 2017! Bravo to everyone. We had 74 dancers in 101 degree heat! Thank you to France for putting this amazing video (& everything else) all together. 246 cities were represented throughout 41 countries around the world. The video is in alphabetical order according to city location; look for our Los Angeles dancers with the "L" cities. Watching the video is like a going on a great adventure, with beautiful scenery & WCS dancers. So here is our other video share:

If you want to join us for 2018... find your partner now. Or let us know if you need a partner. (Hint Hint.)

CALL YOU OUT!

Here is where we get to pick on our readers, instead of each other! We are calling out any person who did not read the fine print disclaimer above (regarding the contest drawing). So you better go back & read it; otherwise you are missing out on too many jokes.

TUNE-UP YOUR PLAYLIST!

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

Mindia's Pick: "What Lovers Do" by Maroon 5 Feat. SZA
Phil's Pick: "It's Gotta Be You" by Isaiah
Phil & Mindia's joint pick! "Perfect" by Ed Sheeran (Nightclub 2step)

ONGOING STUFF!

PRIVATE LESSONS!

Private lessons may be available with Phil or myself. You will have fun, & learn stuff too! Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays. Various venues. Let us know if interested. Privates may also be split between 2 to 4 people (maybe more). Ask for the $5 discount per DVD when you schedule.

JOIN US EVERY THURSDAY

At WESTCHESTER ELKS LODGE in Playa Del Rey for WEST COAST SWING CLASSES & DANCING! (No outside beverages please.) Ages 21 & up. GREAT: Classes, dancing, music, big hardwood floor, & of course people! Also has AC & free parking! Ages 21 & up. See Thursday Classes Elks link above for info. PHIL & I WILL TEACH INTERMEDIATE & INTERMED./ADV. WCS CLASSES TOGETHER, & DJ EVERY WEEK! FUN BEGINNER SERIES w/ LARRY WINTER. (Click on link above for details.) We usually get between 70 & 90 people every Thursday... It has been a fun night every week.

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 page for details.) **INTERMEDIATE CHA CHA class has been added on Wednesdays!**

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.

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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 ;-)