As the Dancer Turns...

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1st, 2019!

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 Mike Lucek for the great pic above! It's from our WCS performance at the Spring Ball, South Bay Dance Club, May 2018.

Thanks to Mike Lucek for the great pic above! It's from our WCS performance at the Spring Ball, South Bay Dance Club, May 2018.

NEW STUFF!

Great fun at our 1st Saturday Event last month. 120 people came out, despite the rain storm Lol. Perhaps the lightest night for us, but what a fun night. (120 is a light crowd? We are lucky). Please come support rain or shine. We are fortunate to have one of the biggest, nicest ballroom studios in LA. But it does cost a lot to rent. So we will see u TOMORROW! Also a big thanks to Randy (& Mark) for bringing healthy snacks every month.

***Here is the video from Steve Stingley of our Intermediate WCS workshop, from JANUARY 5th, 2019.*** Enjoy.

TOMORROW... 1st SATURDAY EVENT

FEBRUARY 2nd, 2019!!!

Join us for our fun, monthly event. Usually 150 to 200 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.

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 in front or behind studio! Both doors are open to enter the studio.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10th, 2019: USA DANCE

Culver City Veteran's Memorial Auditorium (Culver City)! Guest Instructors. No partner needed. A rarity that I am teaching on a Sunday haha.

6 to 7pm Beg./Intermed. West Coast Swing

7pm Social Dancing w/ DJ James

VALENTINE'S DANCE

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14th, Westchester Elks (Playa Del Rey near LAX)

Join us for a celebration of love Lol. Bring your sweetheart, or meet your sweetheart, or don't worry about the Valentine's thing, & just come have fun & get treats. Usual schedule of classes & dancing. (See Thursday link above for details.)

Is It Nap Time Yet???

If I seem very tired tomorrow, it's because I stayed up very late, again, last night... to work on this newsletter (which was after we got home from our Thursday dance). It's a lot of work, but I love to write (as you can tell). And if Phil seems more rested tomorrow, it's because he relaxed on the couch, after we got home from our Thursday dance. Good thing I have Jasper Cat to keep me company. I have never had a cup of coffee in my life, but may need to try it out Saturday Lol!!!

4th FRIDAY, MARCH 22nd, 2019: PRESS BOX

(Westminster, OC)! We will be hosting the night Teaching & DJing. Here's a Little History...

We had a great turn-out at the Press Box in January. Thanks for all the support. We are happy to be on the schedule again for March. I started dancing at the Press Box 20 years ago, when I moved out here from Philly. (When I was about 5 years old?) Kenny Wetzel was the famous DJ. I moved out here to pursue WCS dancing. I met my first WCS teacher in 1996 in Philly, who was a Skippy Blair student. I took private lessons right away; I was so excited to learn this amazing dance! I actually began dancing at the age of 3, but it was more jazz, contemporary, & improvisational/freestyle. Until I discovered partner dancing. My Philly teacher encouraged all students to study with Skippy. So in 1998, I came to Cali to do a week long intensive with her. And I decided to stay. As for Phil, he said that he started going to the Press Box about 35 years ago, & that he met the legendary Maryann Nunez there. So much history. This January was our first time teaching/DJing there. A wonderful opportunity. Join us there next month.

CALL YOU OUT!

Here is where we get to pick on our readers, instead of each other! I always like to do some freestyle dancing at our dances (weekly Thursday, 1st Saturday, etc.) Anyone is welcome to join. So when we hosted at the Press Box recently, I was freestyling with Debbie, Adam, & Tom. As the song was starting, Adam said that he didn't have any moves. I'm calling him out because he had great moves. I'll be stealing some Lol! We all really had fun.

TUNE-UP YOUR PLAYLIST!

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

MINDIA'S SONG PICK

"Another Love" by Blasko in Love (thanks DJ Khayee :-)

PHIL'S SONG PICK

"Money" by Matt Kearney

ONGOING STUFF!

OUR IMPROV EXHIBITION OF WEST COAST SWING... PERFORMED AT THE SPRING BALL, HOSTED by SOUTH BAY DANCE CLUB on MAY 18th, 2018 (Ayres Hotel)!

Thanks so much to Linda & Marie for inviting us to perform at their fun, classy event. Thanks so much to Mike Lucek for the video! More videos & pics are on our FB.

DANCE TEAM!

We are working on re-vamping one of our favorite past routines now; please let us know if interested in joining. This is an ideal time to start.

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!***

PRIVATE LESSONS!

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.

PROMO & ADVERTISING HELPERS!

If anybody wants to help us with promoting & advertising resources, please let us know.

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. ***NOTE NEW CLASS SCHEDULE; see link above.***

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 NOW TEACH ALL LEVELS of WEST COAST SWING classes & 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.

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.

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.

Phil and Mindia DVDs.jpg

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.

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 has been lazy on the couch lately... He used to contribute his two cents to writing this newsletter, about 10%. But now I get full credit Lol!)