As the Dancer Turns...

Thursday June 1st, 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!

Welcome to June...

We are counting down the hours until our Dance Team's big debut of their brand new West Coast Swing routine! Great song... check. Classy costumes... check. Entertaining routine... check. Beautiful Ballroom... check. Fun Song... check. The Best Audience with Loudest Cheers... check. Two of Your Favorite Young Party Hosts... check. (Phil suggested adding the word "Young" as a clarifier.) And especially the Highest Paid Dancers in the World (or at least in Lomita for the night)... check. Lol! (Phil just chimed in that the last two items were his idea. But I made the alley-oop.)

1st SATURDAY WORKSHOP & DANCE, JUNE 3rd! DANCE TEAM PERFORMS NEW WCS ROUTINE!

Join us for our fun, monthly event. 150 to 200 dancers come out to share their passion. COUNTRY 2-STEP, NIGHTCLUB 2-STEP, & WEST COAST SWING WORKSHOPS, followed by SOCIAL DANCING! Privates 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!

TIME FOR 2017 INTERNATIONAL WEST COAST SWING FLASHMOB ROUTINE!!! START DATES & DETAILS ANNOUNCED!

Phil & I had so much fun with everybody last year; we are excited to be teaching the new routine with such a great song. We had 34 couples perform last year at the Santa Monica Promenade on the big day. Flashmob is an "unscheduled" performance of a choreographed dance routine, usually in a busy, public place (train station, park, airport etc.). Last year, over 6000 dancers around the world learned the same WCS routine, & performed it in 39 countries & 240 cities... WOW, on the same day. Such a wonderful way to share our dance with so many people. Thank you to our friends in France for creating another great WCS dance routine to share with the world. They chose another very fun song... "Kiss the Sky" by Jason Derulo. 

DETAILS
SCHEDULE: 
Mondays: Westchester Elks Lodge in Playa Del Rey starting June 19th. 7:30 to 9pm. $10 per person.

Wednesdays: Memories in Whittier starting June 14th. 7 to 8pm. $10 per person.

ODDS & ENDS:
*Try & find your partner now. If you need one, let us know. We will try & help you pair up. The first month or so of practice, we will rotate. So you don't need a partner at first. Maybe you will meet somebody there Lol!

*Must be at least Intermediate level for West Coast Swing. Must be very comfortable with basics & beyond. Check with us if unsure about your ability.

*The big performance day will be Saturday, September 2nd. Venue TBA. We are open to suggestions.

*Be sure to join the FB group: Los Angeles International Flashmob West Coast Swing for updates (make sure that you click to get notifications).

*The 2017 routine is posted on the FB group mentioned above. Or look it up on You Tube.

*Let us know if you are interested in doing a private lesson to work on the routine.

IN SEARCH OF... NEW NESTING PLACE!

If Phil & I seem to be extra busy the next few months, it's because we got unexpected notice to move (again Lol!), & are in search of a new place to live. We are looking in & near the Long Beach areas. And of course we are taking the Calendar Cat with us! Phil put a box together for me to start packing, & then Jasper jumped in the box. So I said that we were officially ready to move; the most important thing was packed Lol! We are going on a great adventure... Wonder where we will end up.

THURSDAY FUN!!!

Hope to see you tonight for classes & dancing. Details below (or click on link above) for Westchester Elks venue. We usually get between 70 & 90 people every Thursday... It has been a fun night every week.

We need to wrap up this writing session soon because Phil is getting cranky (it's late at night), & Jasper Cat is ready for his bedtime snack. Two against one, so I surrender. Will finish up tomorrow!

CALL YOU OUT!

Here is where we get to pick on our readers, instead of each other! Last month at our 1st Saturday Event, while I was DJing for the second half of the night, Mike E. came over to chat. Then all of a sudden the music went dead. I quickly realized that Mike had accidentally knocked the USB cord out, which was connecting the laptop to the mixer. Of course, people thought I did something wrong Lol! So I am off the hook, & calling Mike out instead. Fortunately we got it fixed with Phil to the rescue.

TUNE-UP YOUR PLAYLIST!

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

Mindia's Pick: "Good News" by Ocean Park Standoff
Phil's Pick: "Berzerk"  by Madilyn Bailey
Phil & Mindia's joint pick! "Love Forever" by David & Brittany Farkas.

ONGOING STUFF!

"LOVE FOREVER" MUSIC VIDEO RELEASED!

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 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... fun-loving with a surprise is at the very end! It was a treat to get to dance to their beautiful song "Love Forever,", & share all the joy with everyone. Go to our FB wall (mine or Phil's), or view the video on You tube.

2014 DANCE DOWN MEMORY LANE!

Somebody re-posted a video on FB from Phil & I dancing a West Coast Swing exhibition at the Hacienda in 2014 ha! Check us out. Many of you will recognize the song; I get credit for picking it Lol! Improvised dancing, as usual. Also on You tube ( search "Phil and Mindia").

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 some Saturdays.

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

With 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.

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.

Please explore our website for more info. We are also available for private dance lessons. Send us Facebook friend requests if you want to be informed/updated by our Newsfeed and Wall Posts.

Hope to see you dancing soon,

Mindia... & Phil ;-)