As the Dancer Turns...

Friday February 3, 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!

So have you all gone shopping for the WILD SOCK CONTEST TOMORROW??? If not, there is still time Lol! Winner gets a coupon for a FREE PAIR OF DANCE SHOES!

THE PLACE TO BE: INTERMEDIATE WCS Workshop at 7pm tomorrow at our 1st Saturday Event! (But the fun kicks off at 4pm with usual Intermediate Country 2-Step Workshop; Int. Nightclub 2-Step at 6pm.) Phil threw down the challenge last month in the workshop. He has his sock plan picked out, & a back-up plan as well. Determined to get those free dance shoes!

TOMORROW!!! FEBRUARY 4th: 1st SATURDAY WORKSHOP & SWING DANCE at  SOUTH BAY DANCE CENTER in LOMITA!

Join us for our fun, monthly dance.... 180 peeps last month! Thanks everybody, for another great party!

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!

FLORIDA FAMILY ADVENTURE!

Phil & I recently went to visit my Dad & brother in Florida; Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, & Pompano Beach areas. Some highlights... My Dad learned what a selfie was. We had some great meals, shopping & dancing! Over the years, I have witnessed the WCS communities grow. Such a difference, even from ten years ago. Very inspiring. Let us know if you are visiting the area for venue info! We also had a fun get together with old family friends the Sheintochs. And we saw a gigantic rainbow while driving one day. Miracles abound. Phil adds that he loved finding cool little breakfast spots some mornings before going to the gym. (Yes, he worked out on his vacation. That's because he was strolling at the beach shirtless Lol!) See the CALL YOU OUT section below for one other highlight. Thanks Dad & Russ for another memorable adventure. Love you guys.

GOODBYE PARTY FOR MARYANN HIGGINS: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9th: WESTCHESTER ELKS LODGE (Playa Del Rey).

We are sad to be losing a fabulously fun lady; Mary Ann will be moving back to the east coast very soon. She will be missed. Come out for last goodbyes, & one last dance!

CRAZY CAT LADY... OR CRAZY CAT GUY???

Phil thinks that I have become a crazy cat lady, since adopting Jasper Cat. It's true that much of my attention these days is on cat stuff. But now when Phil goes out on errands, he often brings me home cat themed gifts (See pic posted on FB). Such as... gloves, socks, a hat, shirts, mugs, a bowl, a pen, notepads, a pillow, a vase, stickers, stamps, & the list goes on. In a way he has become my enabler haha! We are looking at Jasper right now, across from us, sleeping peaceful on top of the couch. Precious pose number 3,592!

LOOKING FOR FOLLOWERS TO SPLIT PRIVATE LESSONS!

I have a few leaders looking to share private dance lessons. Followers please let me know if interested. You will have fun, & learn stuff too!

CALL YOU OUT!

Here is where we get to pick on our readers, instead of each other haha!

While we were on our trip in Florida, we went WCS dancing at the famous Gold Coast Ballroom. Phil is calling out one of the ladies who watched us dance WCS. After we finished, she told Phil how impressed she was with his styling; I was leading. She said that Phil was a "sexy follower!" But then she told me that I got the credit, since I was the one leading everything Lol!

TUNE-UP YOUR PLAYLIST!

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

Mindia's Pick: : "Golden" by Jill Scott
Phil's Pick: "Last Text" by Jacob Sartorius

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! 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 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 ;-)