As the Dancer Turns...

Wednesday February 22, 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: Doug Silton

Photo Credit: Doug Silton

NEW STUFF!

SURPRISE AGAIN! Pretty good timing since the last newsletter. Thank you very much! Here is our quick check-in. (We plan to have our usual, full story newsletter once a month before our 1st Saturday Event.)

Great classes last week... old faces (not meaning age-wise), new faces, & lots of laughs! We had one of our biggest beginner classes on Thursday night with Larry. Shout out to Jason for so often bringing your young & lively friends. (And the rest of you are not old & boring haha!) It was inspiring to see Int. & Adv. dancers going to ask the Beginners to dance after classes. You are good role models. Reminder when dancing with beginners, or anybody else, please no critiquing or teaching. Just positive energy. We also had a few couples visiting from out of town... Chicago & Colorado. They will be back tomorrow; please ask them to dance!

ESCAPE ARTIST CAUGHT!!!

In case you don't follow our FB posts, Jasper Cat hurt his eye (unknown trauma outside). We had to take him to the animal hospital to get checked out. Treatment was eye drops, staying indoors, & the heart-breaking e-collar for the week. Oy vey! Not one of our better weeks. Jasper tried everything to get that collar off. On the 3rd day, while Phil had him trapped with his "clever eye drop administering technique", Jasper backed out between Phil's legs, & was able to pull the cone off  & escape! He was soon caught & had to wear the cone until we had a follow-up with our vet two days later. Fortunately Jasper's eye has healed quickly & is doing well. Thanks to everyone for your loving support. When I later read the discharge instructions from the animal hospital, the report checklist showed all very good findings (other than Jasoer's eye issue)... heart, lungs, vitals, coat, abdomen, etc. Jasper is lucky to be a very healthy cat. Except for one thing that was mentioned, "Mild dental tarter." That was all that they could come up with remarkable haha! Must be from his outside diet, & not the healthy food that we feed him. I asked Jasper if he wanted Daddy to start brushing his teeth. Jasper's Grandpa (my Dad) said that Jasper needed to start flossing.

OUR NEXT MONTHLY EVENT!!! MARCH 4th: 1st SATURDAY WORKSHOP & SWING DANCE at SOUTH BAY DANCE CENTER in LOMITA!

Join us for our fun, monthly dance. See link above (1st Saturday Monthly Event) for details. Ages 18 & up.

*ATTENTION JOE*

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!

CALL YOU OUT!

Here is where we get to pick on our readers, instead of each other haha! Phil is calling out Harry & Joyce for stealing his VIP parking spot last Wednesday night. Also George & Janie for taking his back-up parking spot Lol!

TUNE-UP YOUR PLAYLIST!

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

Mindia's Pick: : "Shave Yo Legs" by Keb Mo
Phil's Pick: "Rockabye" by Clean Bandit

ONGOING STUFF!

LOOKING FOR FOLLOWERS TO SPLIT PRIVATE LESSONS!

I still have a few leaders looking to share private dance lessons. Followers please let me know if interested. You will have fun, & learn stuff too! Mondays, Thursdays, or Saturdays. I may have a 5pm or 5:30pm opening available on some Thursdays before class at Westchester Elks in Playa Del Rey. Prime time! Sometimes a 30 minute private is an option as well on the days mentioned.

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! 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.)

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! 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 DVDs 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 ;-)