As the Dancer Turns...

SATURDAY, May 4th, 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...

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Thanks to Steve Stingley for the great pic above! It's from our WCS Intermediate workshop in March, 2019. Our 1st Saturday Event at South Bay Dance Center in Lomita.

NEW STUFF!

I sent Phil off to work a little while ago... I am home having a sick day boo hoo! I will miss all of you tonight at our 1st Saturday Event. At least Jasper Cat is here to keep me company. He is a good influence for taking naps & resting. I thought I had strained my throat (from a few things) on Thursday. I felt fine, so I went to work hoarse. I tried to talk less while teaching (& at home; Phil was happy Lol). A few students asked if I was hoarse from yelling at Phil (since he was a bad shoulder surgery patient? Etc.?) Quite a pair: Phil was the one arm wonder, & I was trying to rest my voice. The Potluck Party was great, as was the newly finished Elks floor (our group was the first to test it out), & the fixed AC yay! But yesterday I got more symptoms, & started feeling sick. What a bummer. Please join Phil today & support at South Bay Dance Center in Lomita.

***Here is the video from Steve Stingley of our Intermediate WCS workshop, from APRIL 6th, 2019.*** Enjoy.

TODAY... 1st SATURDAY EVENT

MAY 4th, 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.

See link above for printable flyer.

***SAVE THE DATES*** for upcoming 1st SATURDAYS!

JUNE 1st: OUR DANCE TEAM PERFORMS

JULY 6th: PHIL'S BDAY PARTY

Thanks Isaiah & Rachel

4th SATURDAY, APRIL 27th: GUEST INSTRUCTORS, SOUTH BAY SWING! Int./Adv. WCS workshop.

We had fun teaching... it was about 10 days after Phil's shoulder surgery OMG. He was actually back to work after 5 days, using only his left arm. Good thing he leads & is left handed. His right arm in a sling made for some new joke material. We taught a pattern where he told the leaders they had to keep their right hand in their pockets the entire class haha! I said that was to have compassion for the teacher.

PHIL'S SHOULDER UPDATE

Phil is doing much better than the first few days after surgery (see my three FB updates from mid April). Many great posts & comments from peeps; thanks for all the love & support. Mary Jo had one of my favorites. She said something like feeling bad for me, because I had no pain meds to help me through hahaha! Phil tends to be a difficult, non-compliant patient. I have known that many years. But karma comes back around. He asked me to help him button his shirt yesterday, so I bottoned it uneven. Lol. Also now that I'm trying to rest my voice, he had to be my secretary & make calls for me. I had to cancel some private lessons, one of which Phil was able to take. I had Phil text the woman scheduled, to tell her that I am sick & cannot teach. So sorry. I had him ask her if she would be willing to have him as a sub. And I said to tell her that Phil is decent. Hahahahahaha! She said ok.

3rd SATURDAY, MAY 18th

GUEST INSTRUCTORS MARTIN PARKER DANCE, DANCESCENE STUDIO (Costa Mesa)

Int. West Coast Swing class (No partner needed; must know basics.)

Venue:
2980 McClintock Way
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

SUNDAY, MAY 19th: BEGINNER WALTZ w/ PHIL!

12 to 2pm $25 per person. No partner needed.

VENUE:
I AM DANCE HAPPY Studio (Switzer Learning Center)
2201 Amapola Court, Torrance, 90501

SUNDAY, MAY 19th

GUEST INSTRUCTORS INT. WCS WORKSHOP, PASADENA BALLROOM DANCE ASSOCIATION (Pasadena). OUR DANCE TEAM PERFORMS WOO HOO!

6:30pm Intermediate WCS (No partner needed; must know basics) 7:30 to 9pm Social dance w/ DJs Phil & Mindia!!!

8/8:30pm: OUR DANCE TEAM PERFORMS!

VENUE:
PBDA at Grace Hall, 73 N. Hill Ave.
Pasadena, CA, 91106

SEAGULL VIDEO FUN w/ JOHN LODIN!!!

There have been a few delays this week in getting our email newsletter out, & now I am sick. I got this funny video from John Lodin in a text yesterday. It made me laugh, & gave me big smiles. I am so grateful for the things people say & do to appreciate the fun result. The newsletter takes a lot of prep, organizing, work, & time to do every month... But I really enjoy writing it, & Phil often does put his two cents in. (I make notes all month long about ideas for stories etc.) I posted this video on FB; it has 271 views already, & it's not even been 24 hours. 20 views are probably from me (if it counts the same person more than once). This seagull video could be getting more views than our workshop videos hahaha! Maybe better for our biz promo! And thanks to Justin for saving the day... he helped me just now to figure out how to upload this tricky video. Just-in time.

FRIDAY, MAY 24th

PRESS BOX! WE ARE BACK FOR MORE FUN. TEACHING & DJing. (Westminster, OC)

7:15pm Int./Adv. West Coast Swing

8pm Beg. WCS

8pm Social Dancing starts.

Let us know if interested in a private lesson before classes.

VENUE:
6471 Westminster Blvd.
Westminster, CA 92683

THURSDAY, MAY 30th

DANCE TEAM PERFORMS AT WESTCHESTER ELKS (Playa Del Rey)! Team members have been practicing very hard to entertain you soon... Come join the fun! Usual schedule of classes & dancing.

(See link above for printable flyer & details.)

2019 INTERNATIONAL FLASHMOB/RALLY WCS ROUTINE BEING RELEASED VERY SOON!

GREAT TO GET YOUR PARTNER NOW. We will teach again on Monday nights in El Segundo... stay tuned. Let us know if you are looking for a partner.

WE WILL BE TEACHING OUR ANNUAL WCS WORKSHOP

At JACK & JILL O'RAMA DANCE EVENT in JUNE! Details coming... stay tuned.

CALL YOU OUT!

Here is where we get to pick on our readers, instead of each other! Although this time, I'm calling out myself! I'm supposed to be home having a sick day today (boo hoo)... need to take it easy. But I am working on getting this newsletter out. Only because I enjoy doing it so much. And I just got a text from John Lodin; he is having trouble keeping the seagulls calm... they are all still waiting Lol. See the funny video!

TUNE-UP YOUR PLAYLIST!

We want to share with you our favorite songs!

MINDIA'S SONG PICK

"Lost in Space" by Emmit Fenn (Thanks DJ Ruby!)

PHIL'S SONG PICK

"Automatic" by Exenia (Thanks DJ Helen!)

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. 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.

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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