As the Dancer Turns...

Saturday March 4, 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!

WILD SOCK CONTEST WINNER!

So last month at our 1st Saturday Event, the WILD SOCK CONTEST was a big hit! We had lots of contenders, but the top three picks by our highly qualified judges were Cindy, Beverly, & guess who???? Miss Mindia! Cindy had the most applause, & was our chosen winner. Her socks were from Beauty & the Beast... the character Belle! Cindy already got her free dance shoes, & was dancing up a storm the last few weeks. (See "Call You Out" section for more to the story.) Perfect segway for...

SEE YOU TODAY for OUR 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.

REMINDER THAT NEXT MONTH WE MOVE TO 2nd SATURDAY, APRIL 8th (just for April).

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!

SUPPORT PEOPLE NEEDED!

We are needing more helpers with door sign in at our weekly Thursday event, as well as at our monthly events. Bartering options available. Please contact us for details.

GLASSES + SALSA = ???

On Friday, I had my annual eye exam. Phil (my limo driver) came with me, since I had to get my eyes dilated. The vision tech was examining my eyes to get preliminary measurements. He told us about his four year-old son. I told him that Phil had four grand kids. He was quite surprised, & thought that Phil was about forty three. (Phil is trying to argue now that it was forty two. Excuse me.) Phil got excited & said, "This is going in the newsletter!" Meanwhile, the tech found out we were dance teachers, so my appointment quickly shifted into a salsa & swing discussion. The tech is planning to go to class on Wednesday for salsa at Memories (shameless plug). Ten minutes later, there was a knock at the door. The optometrist wanted to know if everything was ok; she was waiting for us to finish the measurements, but we forgot where we were. We tried to finish, but got sidetracked again with dance. After some time, there was another knock on the door from the irritated ophthalmologist. He wanted know why we weren't done yet. He waiting for us as well. We found out that I was the last appointment of the day, & that we were keeping them over-time. No wonder they were getting impatient. Anyway... tip for growing older: Find the settings on your cell phone, click on display, & then you can adjust the font size to huge! (Thanks Phil, for this gem.)

CALL YOU OUT!

Here is where we get to pick on our readers, instead of each other haha! We are calling out Cindy, from the wild sock contest. What really happened was that John bought several pairs of wild socks for the contest. He let Cindy pick the pair she wanted (Belle), & he wanted to wear pink & gray Dumbo socks with big floppy ears. But Cindy told John that he couldn't do that. I bet they were surprised when they saw that I was wearing the same exact Dumbo socks! I found them in the kids department on our Florida trip in January. John & I could have been twin-zies. And he could have been tied with me in the top three. Oh well.

TUNE-UP YOUR PLAYLIST!

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

Mindia's Pick: : "How Would You Feel " Ed Sheeran (Nightclub 2-Step)
Phil's Pick: "Back to Beautiful" by Sophia Carson (West Coast Swing)

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 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 ;-)