Saturday February 3rd, 2018!
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...
SEE YOU TODAY: 1st SATURDAY EVENT
JOIN US FOR OUR MONTHLY WORKSHOP & DANCE on FEBRUARY 3rd. 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.
*NOTE* Sorry that we did not include the video from our last 1st Saturday WCS workshop. We had some technical issues with the filming. Stay tuned for more videos.
NEVER TOO LATE TO GROW
Phil's favorite story lately is that he had a full physical (last week), & lo & behold, he grew an inch! Phil claims that he was always measured at 5'8"... all his years as an adult. Four years ago at his last complete physical, Phil was happy that his weight was 169 pounds; a weight he had not been at in ten years. But then he got the news that he had shrunk a quarter inch. The shift from happy to depressed happened in a flash. At Phil's recent physical, he weighed 172 pounds, but he grew a full inch. I figured it was his purple hair wave, or maybe his new orthotics, or even his swollen forehead from the day before at the gym, when he hit himself (ask him later about that one)... But Phil shot down all of my theories for his taller status. He is convinced that new STRETCHING he started about a year ago is the explanation. Hmmmmm. (Btw, Phil is sporting a stylish gray vest today, that I bought for him, of course. He just looked at himself in the mirror, & buttoned it up, as he commented that it makes him look thinner. Mike is sitting here as I finish writing at the studio during the C2step workshop. He observed that buttoning the vest may have made Phil grow another inch, since it compressed everything up!)
As for me, I was always measured at 5 feet tall in my adult years. Over 20 years ago (when I was one Lol), I started WCS & partner dancing on the east coast (I'm from the Philly area). A few years after, I was measured for the first time at 5'1"! I was convinced it was from the new posture, frame, & dance technique training. Phil has no theories to add about my story. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.
Moral of the story: Do lots more dancing & stretching! My first career I was a Physical Therapist, so this all makes so much sense.
NEW THURSDAY CHANGES & REARRANGES!
The good news: Hope u heard what the excitement is about... Phil & I are now teaching all three levels of WCS classes. AND only one class is taught at a time, so that we can focus on the students, & lessen distractions. It's going well, & our numbers are up from last year for January attendance. The not so good news: Our Thursday night venue management has increased our rental fee by a third (as of last week. Ouch. Please come out & support, bring your friends! Social Dancing continues at 8:30pm after classes. First timers always free!
NEW LOOK for THURSDAY WEST COAST SWING SCHEDULE:
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 & paying for the beginner class.
SPECIAL CONTINUES: 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. Ish.
Please spread the word about all the new happenings yay!
PROMO & ADVERTISING HELPERS!
If anybody wants to help us with promoting & advertising resources, please let us know.
TUESDAYS in WHITTIER: UPDATE
Beginner classes are now $10 each. Phil had been overly generous for many years; he was due for a raise Lol!
***First time beginners are FREE!***
CALL YOU OUT!
Here is where we get to pick on our readers, instead of each other! Phil is calling out John Lodin. This last Thursday the ladies helped more with clean-up & breakdown than John Lol! But... John has a good excuse. I'm sending u healing energy for your knees. I am cancelling Phil's "Call You Out" ha!
TUNE-UP YOUR PLAYLIST!
We want to share with you our favorite songs of the week!
Mindia's Pick: "When it Comes to Us" by Frances
Phil's Pick: "The Middle" by Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey
Phil & Mindia's joint pick! "Say Something" by Justin Timberlake
"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.
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Hope to see you dancing soon,
Mindia... & Phil ;-)