Friday January 5th, 2018 WOO HOO!!!
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...
(Thanks to Steve Stingley for the great pic above!)
This new year brings many changes.
Time for resolutions to lead rearranges.
More classes, more privates & socials too.
Phil and Mindia Dance is the place for you.
Our first 1st SATURDAY of 2018... JOIN US FOR OUR MONTHLY WORKSHOP & DANCE on JANUARY 6th Woo Hoo!
Join us for our fun, monthly event. Usually 150 to 220ish (Lol!) dancers come out to share their passion. COUNTRY 2-STEP, NIGHTCLUB 2-STEP, & WEST COAST SWING WORKSHOPS (must be at least Intermediate level), followed by SOCIAL DANCING! Private lessons may be available. See link above (1st Saturday Monthly Event) for details. Ages 18 & up.
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 in front or behind studio! Both doors are open to enter the studio.
HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY DANCE PARTY LAST MONTH... VIDEO FROM WCS WORKSHOP!
Thanks Steve Stingley for the video; You captured my holiday hat.
Thanks to everybody for making our last monthly event of 2017 so great! Lots of good food for the potluck, & five happy winners with the gift bag giveaways! We may need to add another potluck to the schedule for the new year; we know we will be well fed those nights.
READY FOR SOME EXCITING NEWS???
WE SURE ARE! NEW & IMPROVED THURSDAY NIGHT SCHEDULE!
So... You are all very important to us. And we really listen to your feedback; the good & the not so good. We always appreciate the truth. Starting on Thursday, January, 18th, Phil & I will be teaching all three levels of classes. AND only one class will be taught at a time, so that we can focus on the students, & lessen distractions.
NEW LOOK for THURSDAY WEST COAST SWING SCHEDULE
STARTING THURSDAY, JANUARY 18th!
6:15 to 7:00pm Beginner WCS w/ Phil & Mindia!
7:00 to 7:45pm Intermediate WCS w/Phil & Mindia!
7:45 to 8:30pm Int./Advanced WCS w/ Phil & Mindia!
8:30 to 11:00pm Open Dancing w/ DJs Phil & Mindia!
***VERY IMPORTANT NOTES***
Please be on time, as scheduled above. Really? This is no joke. We will not have our usual 15 minute late start & break time in between classes. Looks like Phil & I will be working longer hours Lol!
Classes will continue to be $10. The dance will be $10, or just $5 if you pay for a class. The dance will continue to be free for people just taking the beginner class.
Jason Fung taught a great Beginner class last night; we are lucky to have him back again next Thursday to teach (usual schedule 7:30pm Beginner class etc.).
First timers always FREE!
MORE GREAT NEWS!
The air conditioner has been fixed... just in time for winter Lol! We are sorry that it took so long; the management was waiting for parts.
EVEN MORE GREAT NEWS!
New weekly drawing to win free entry to a future dance. To enter, just click "Going" on the Thursday FB invite (each week), be sure to not just click on "Interested." Show up & take a class or just come to the dance. You must arrive by 9:15pm. Drawing at 9:30pm. Congrats to Michael S. for winning the first drawing last night. He didn't even know about the contest; he is always supportive on FB & got good karma.
Please spread the word about all the new happenings yay!
CALL YOU OUT!
Here is where we get to pick on our readers, instead of each other! We are calling out Mary. Last month at our monthly event, her husband Jim won DVD prizes in the raffle. Steve Stingley took a sweet pic of the two of them. It had Phil & our DVDs in the background. After we shared the party pics on FB, Mary made that pic her profile pic. BUT she cropped it & cut out Phil, as well as our DVDs Lol! We still love you. P.S... Phil is calling me out too, because when I saw what Mary did, I did not notice about Phil being cut out. I just saw that our DVDs were missing. Then when I commented on Mary's FB post, Jim said that he was surprised that I didn't also give her a hard time about the missing Phil. Phil's last remark, "At least somebody cared about me."
TUNE-UP YOUR PLAYLIST!
We want to share with you our favorite songs of the week!
Mindia's Pick: "Hand on Heart" Olly Murs
Phil's Pick: "So Much More Than This" by Grace VanderWaa
Phil & Mindia's joint pick! Another version of "Perfect" by Ed Sheeran & Beyonce (Nightclub 2step)
"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.
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.)
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 floor, & of course people! Also has AC & free parking! Ages 21 & up. See Thursday Classes Elks link above for info. PHIL & I WILL TEACH ALL LEVELS of WEST COAST SWING classes (starting Thursday, January 18th), & DJ EVERY WEEK! (Click on link above for details.) We usually get between 70 & 90 people every Thursday... It has been a fun night every week.
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 for details.) **INTERMEDIATE CHA CHA class has been added on Wednesdays!**
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.
Highlights... Takin' Care of Business
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 ;-)