Friday March 2nd, 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...
READY... SET... ACTION!
Here is the West Coast Swing workshop video from our last 1stSaturday Event on February 3rd! Thanks to Steve Stingley for filming, & to our students for making things great.
SEE YOU FOR MORE MEMORIES & FUN TOMORROW
1st SATURDAY EVENT: JOIN US FOR OUR MONTHLY WORKSHOP & DANCE on MARCH 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.
CLASS & DANCE CANCELLATIONS
Due to an urgent family health situation (we are ok)... classes, dances, team, & private lessons are cancelled:
Tuesday March 6th Memories
Wednesday March 7th Memories
Thursday March 8th Elks (no classes or dance)
Saturday March 10th Torrance
Monday March 12th El Segundo
Usual schedule resumes on Tuesday March 13th.
60 YEARS & BIRTHDAY CHEERS!!!
Hope you can join us on 1st SATURDAY, JULY 7th for Phil's 60th BIRTHDAY PARTY WOW!!! He started promoting it on February 8th. No wonder he has the biggest turn-out. We can also celebrate Phil's 39th year of teaching OMG!
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! I'm making Phil call out Justin, since I think you will appreciate this story. This past Monday night at dance team practice, we were working on a new piece of choreography with everybody. Without giving too much away... let's just say that we were practicing some Can Can Kicks (Yes you can can Lol!). Phil was filling in for a missing leader. Justin called Phil out for not pointing his toes; he said that he had noticed since he had just worked on that with me. And then Justin added that Phil should take a private with me, to work on it ha! In Phil's defense, he said that he was dancing with his boots on, which is true. That would make it difficult to get nice lines. You can count on Phil for a good excuse. He says, "Just the facts."
TUNE-UP YOUR PLAYLIST!
We want to share with you our favorite songs of the week!
Mindia's Pick: "A Simple Go" by Mar
Phil's Pick: "So Much More Than This" by Grace VanderWaal
"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 ;-)