FRIDAY, AUGUST 2nd, 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.
Welcome to August... which means Phil's bday celebrations are officially over. But such great memories from last month, especially 1st Saturday. Time to brag about 73 people in our Intermediate WCS workshop; see the video below for evidence Lol! Here is the link for July 6th. Thanks to Steve Stingley for video-taping, & to all the fun students!
FB GROUP UPDATE WOO HOO!
SOUTH BAY INTERNATIONAL RALLY WEST COAST SWING HAS BEEN BORN.
After our 4th year of teaching & organizing performances for the International Rally (Flashmob) WCS, Phil & I created a new FB group for all of our posts. (With help from Justin. Thanks.) Please join the group for class & performance info etc. Please also help us spread the word about the new group.
1st SATURDAY WORKSHOP & DANCE EVENT
AUGUST 3rd, Phil & Mindia Dance 8 year celebration w/ TWO CAKE OPTIONS! This is the second month of our three month summer extravaganza.
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
SEPTEMBER 7th: MINDIA'S BDAY PARTY & RALLY (FLASHMOB)
***REMAINING DATES FOR 2019: OCTOBER 5th, NOVEMBER 2nd, & DECEMBER 7th.***
DANCE TEAM NEW ROUTINE & PAST PERFORMANCE!
We are starting a brand new routine soon; please let us know if interested in joining. This is an ideal time to begin. Phil & I are inspired with some choreography ideas from our chosen song. Thanks to Dario for suggesting the tune. Here is our Team's most recent performance at 1st Saturday, June 1st. Thanks to Steve Stingley for the video. BRAVO DANCERS!
2019 INTERNATIONAL RALLY WCS PERFORMANCE & DANCE VENUE!!!
We are excited to announce that we have confirmed our venue for the September 7th daytime performance... It will be at the Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance, in front of Macy's. There is AC yay! ANY COUPLES THAT KNOW THE CHOREOGRAPHED ROUTINE ARE WELCOME TO PERFORM. OPEN TO COUPLES ONLY, NO LINE DANCERS.
DAYTIME SCHEDULE: FREE EVENT... Performance & Social Dance
VENUE: DEL AMO FASHION CENTER
11:30am WCS Social Dance w/ DJs Phil & Mindia
12 (noon) International Rally WCS Performance!
12:05 (ish) More WCS Social Dancing until 12:30ish
VENUE: SOUTH BAY DANCE CENTER (Lomita)
9:45pm International Rally WCS Performance at our 1st Saturday Dance. (Ages 18 & up.) Also celebrating Mindia's Bday with cakes & treats etc.
ANY COUPLES THAT KNOW THE CHOREOGRAPHED ROUTINE ARE WELCOME TO PERFORM. OPEN TO COUPLES ONLY, NO LINE DANCERS.
***NOTE***If you come to one of our WCS Rally events & need a partner to practice or perform, please let us know. We always try to pair people up, even just for the one time. We are having a lot of fun with everyone learning this great routine. Big turnouts on Mondays & Wednesdays.
ONGOING PRACTICE SCHEDULE:
MONDAYS at Rebekah Lodge in El Segundo 7 to 8pm.
WEDNESDAYS at Memories in Whittier 8 to 9pm.
***NOTE*** Classes are still rotating, as we have extra leaders. No new peeps, unless you know the entire routine decently.
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: AUG. 18th
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
3rd SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st, CCS Event
GUEST TEACHERS: WCS WORKSHOP, Avant Garde Ballroom (Santa Ana)
CALL YOU OUT!
Here is where we get to pick on our readers, instead of each other! If you have not heard about our SEAGULL NEWSFLASH, please go to my FB wall to view the 2nd video which promos our big dance. Thanks to creator of the videos John Lodin. I am calling out all of the impatient seagulls, who have been waiting for the newsletter & 1st Saturday event each month Lol! If you need a few moments of levity (I always do), check it out.
TUNE-UP YOUR PLAYLIST!
We want to share with you our favorite songs!
MINDIA'S SONG PICK
"We Don't Need to Dance" by Castelle & Nic Hanson
PHIL'S SONG PICK
"My Father's Son" by Joe Cocker
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