SATURDAY, June 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 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.
So I heard through the grapevine that I missed about 180 of you last 1st Saturday Lol! I was so sad to have to miss our last monthly event, but even Wonder Woman gets sick sometimes. I realized that in almost eight years, I've only been absent from a handful of our 1st Saturdays. Only one person has never missed a 1st Saturday event. (That's ninety-six events just in the last eight years. WOW!) Any guesses who?????????? Hint: The guy with purple on his head. By the way... surgery update. Phil has transitioned out of his sling. His shoulder recovery is going well. Other than his moans & groans about over doing things. (Like gardening this afternoon for a few hours. After Phil came in, he ran for the ice pack & hit the couch.) Did somebody mention a 1st Saturday party? Hope to see all of you TODAY YAY!
TODAY... 1st SATURDAY WORKSHOP & DANCE EVENT: JUNE 1st: OUR DANCE TEAM PERFORMS!
Our dance team has had a few great performances recently... at Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association & Westchester Elks Lodge! We almost shared one of the videos in this newsletter, but decided that you need to come see it live instead! We are very proud of the team's commitment & hard work. They are ready to entertain.
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.
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*** UPCOMING 1st SATURDAYS!
JULY 6th: PHIL'S BDAY PARTY
AUGUST 3rd: PHIL & MINDIA DANCE 8 YEAR CELEBRATION
SEPTEMBER 7th: MINDIA'S BDAY PARTY & RALLY/FLASHMOB WCS PERFORMANCE
2019 INTERNATIONAL FLASHMOB/RALLY WCS PRACTICE STARTS NEXT WEEK!
MONDAYS (starting June 3rd) at Rebekah Lodge in El Segundo
7 to 8pm.
WEDNESDAYS (starting June 5th) at Memories in Whittier
8 to 9pm.
Let us know if you are looking for a partner. Classes will rotate for now. Must know WCS basics. International performance on 1st Saturday, September 7th (venue TBA). Here is the video of the fun 2019 routine! Thanks to choreographers in France, Olivier & Virginie Massart. Song is "Hands Up" by Merk & Kremont.
FRIDAY, JUNE 7th
GUEST INSTRUCTORS JACK & JILL O'RAMA DANCE EVENT: INTERMEDIATE WCS WORKSHOP at 11am. ORANGE COUNTY HYATT REGENCY HOTEL (No partner needed; must know WCS basics.)
SUNDAY, JUNE 23rd
BEG/INT. CHA CHA w/ PHIL!
12 to 2pm $25 per person. No partner needed.
I Am Dance Happy Studio
(Switzer Learning Center)
2201 Amapola Court, Torrance, 90501
CALL YOU OUT!
Here is where we get to pick on our readers, instead of each other! Last month, as I mentioned, I was home sick & missed our 1st Saturday event. So I called Phil during the WCS workshop, to say, "Hi" to everyone. And I wanted to remind him to promo the newsletter, & to tell the funny toothpaste story. While I was on the phone with Phil, Justin (who was in class) texted me, to tell me to stop interrupting class Lol! So I told Phil, he told the class, & everyone laughed! Great moments, even though I was home & not feeling well.
TUNE-UP YOUR PLAYLIST!
We want to share with you our favorite songs!
MINDIA'S SONG PICK
"I've Never Seen" (Xavier Naidoo & RZA)
PHIL'S SONG PICK
"Out of My Head" by Loote
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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