THURSDAY July 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...
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 it's my birthday party this Saturday... you all better come LOL. Mindia just left the room, now you know who the writer is!
But I am back from checking my laundry... Mindia here. Sneaky Phil. We took the night off from our Thursday event at Elks, just so we could work on this newsletter. Not exactly. We did have some time off today. Phil wanted to go to Chili's for dinner. After we finished eating, he requested his free birthday dessert. Chocolate molten meltdown. With an extra scoop of vanilla ice cream. And the staff sang to him. Phil said that this was the start of his bday celebrations for the month. But I questioned that, & asked if there was something sooner. Guilty as charged. Phil looked at me & said, "You mean that half gone half gallon of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream in our freezer??? The thing that is hidden under my ice pack for my shoulder???" Hmmm. Good thing I am not big on ice cream. Phil just chimed in that we need to tell the chasing of the ice cream truck story next month. Will do.
Here is the video link from last month's 1st Saturday Intermed. WCS workshop, June 1st. Thanks to Steve Stingley for video-taping, & to all the fun students!
1st SATURDAY WORKSHOP & DANCE EVENT
JULY 6th: PHIL'S BIRTHDAY PARTY w/ TWO CAKE OPTIONS!
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
OUR THREE MONTH EXTRAVAGANZA w/ CAKES CONTINUES AUG. & SEPT....
AUGUST 3rd: PHIL & MINDIA DANCE 8 YEAR CELEBRATION
SEPTEMBER 7th: MINDIA'S BDAY PARTY & RALLY/FLASHMOB
ALSO OCTOBER 5th, NOVEMBER 2nd, & DECEMBER 7th, 2019
DANCE TEAM PERFORMANCES
Bravo to our dance team for three entertaining performances at Pasadena Ballroom Dance Assoc., Westchester Elks, & 1st Sat. at South Bay Dance Center! Video coming in the next newsletter; stay tuned.
*NOTE* We are starting a brand new routine soon; please let us know if interested in joining. This is an ideal time to begin.
2019 INTERNATIONAL FLASHMOB/RALLY WCS
We are having a lot of fun with everyone learning this great routine. Big turnouts on Mondays & Wednesdays. We are only taking new people at this point IF you know parts A & B well. Honestly.
MONDAYS at Rebekah Lodge in El Segundo
7 to 8pm.
WEDNESDAYS at Memories in Whittier
8 to 9pm.
*NOTE* NO CLASSES WEDNESDAY, JULY 10th at Memories in Whittier. Why not? Phil is taking the night off for his actual Bday!
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.
PHIL'S MONTHLY SUNDAY WORKSHOP: JULY 21st
Beginner East Coast Swing: TIME: 12 to 2pm
COST: $25 per person (no partner needed)
I Am Dance Happy Studio
2201 Amapola Court, Torrance, CA 90501
CALL YOU OUT!
Here is where we get to pick on our readers, instead of each other! I'm calling out the entire Intermediate WCS class from Thursday, June 27th at Westchester Elks! I was sharing about the evolution of WCS, & how it has changed over the years. Then I mentioned that I began WCS in 1996, in the Philly area (where I'm from). Nobody stopped me & said, "Hey, wait a minute. You are too young; that's not possible. You are supposed to be Forever 21." Lol Lol.
TUNE-UP YOUR PLAYLIST!
We want to share with you our favorite songs!
MINDIA'S SONG PICK
"Be Nice" Black Eyed Peas (feat. Snoop Dogg)
PHIL'S SONG PICK
"Money" by Leikeli47
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.
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.
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Hope to see you dancing soon,
Mindia :-))) ..... & Phil