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OCTOBER 29TH, 2001
MONDAY

GREETINGS GATES!



PICTURE OF THE WEEK

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

"The main thing I was concerned about when I went in (to the Savoy) that first
time with my own band was getting those tempos together.  Because
no matter what you were playing, the tempo meant everything so far as
getting those dancers out there..."

 

--Count Basie
from Good Morning Blues
the Autobiography of Count Basie

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RUSTY AND PETER'S RHYTHM CLUB
 THIS WEEK...
HALLOWEEN PARTY!!!!

THIS Wednesday, October 31st, it's Halloween!!! So start making your plans to join us that night, in costume!!! Monika of the Satin Ballroom has contributed two free tickets to the upcoming Satin Ballroom on November 10th, so these tickets will be given away as part of our COSTUME CONTEST this Wednesday night!!!   We're lucky to have the holiday fall directly on a dance night, so this will be our official Halloween Party for Lindy By The Sea this year!  We can't wait to see what everyone comes as, this time around. Remember, we want everyone to dress up, but make sure your common sense prevails: if you wear a mask, be sure you can still see enough to dance well, and please make sure that your costume doesn't involve any accessories or other things that might poke your partner or others around you!

The Rhythm Club swings out again this Wednesday night!   This wonderful venue just keeps getting stronger and more fun with every passing week.  Come on down and see why we're known as the friendliest swing club in Southern California!  We have dancers who attend regularly, driving from as far south as Irvine and from as far north as Santa Barbara!!!  They must be onto something!

If you haven't been to Rusty and Peter's Rhythm Club yet, consider this your formal invitation to get down here and dance!   Don't forget that there is a beginner's swing class, so if you have any friends who may have been hinting that they're interested in this swing stuff, bring them along!  And then it's DANCING from 8:00pm until 11:30pm!  And with 2,800 square feet of dance floor, great air conditioning, plenty of parking (!!) and incredibly swingin' tunes, how can you go wrong???  YOU CAN'T!  Come dance with us Wednesday nights at Rusty & Peter's Rhythm Club!  (Rusty & Peter's Rhythm Club is held at the Elks Lodge; 8025 Manchester in Playa Del Rey; beginner's swing class from 7:30 - 8:00, dancing from 8:00 until 11:30; ALL AGES; $6 cover; tons of parking in rear; for more information click http://www.swingshiftontap.com/rhythmclub.asp; for directions, click NEW SERIES OF CLASSES OF TO A GREAT START!!!
AND IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN!!!

The latest series of Lindy Hop classes in Manhattan Beach have gotten off to an rousing start, with LOADS of new friends joining us!  We wanted to say hello to our new friends here and say how happy we are to have you with us!  And remember, if you have any friends who may have been making noises about wanting to learn more about this swing stuff, they can come along NEXT week and join, too!  We always allow new students to join as late as the second week of classes, so it's not too late!  We're really looking forward to this series, and we hope you are too!  For more information on classes, including location, time and more, check out our website at http://www.swingshiftontap.com/lbs-classes.asp !

RUSTY'S TAP CLASS HAS FIVE EXTRA OPENINGS
  STARTING TOMORROW NIGHT: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30TH!!!

Yes!  That's right!  If you've had a little tap (shuffles and slaps..) and want to join a small and very fun tap class with Rusty, she has five openings for her Tuesday night tap class.  The new series starts tonight and runs for four consecutive weeks.  You can sign-up online by clicking http://swingshiftontap.com/tap01-06.htm, or you can simply call Rusty at 310 606 5606 and reserve your spot.  All the details about the class can be found at http://swingshiftontap.com/tap01-06.htm.  One of the South Bay's great secrets is that Rusty is a world-renowned tap dancer. If you would like to read more about her background, click http://swingshiftontap.com/rusty.htm.

TWO TERRIFIC WORKSHOPS!!!
THIS WEEKEND!!!

THIS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD...

THE DEAN COLLINS SHIM SHAM
&
VINTAGE HAIR STYLING FOR LADIES!!!

That's right!!!  This Saturday, November 3rd, we're having TWO great events in one day: The Dean Collins SHim Sham Workshop (back by popular demand) and a Vintage Hair Styling Workshop for Ladies!!!

The Dean Collins Shim Sham workshop was such a success last time, we have been flooded with requests to do it again...so we are!  This is a fantastic dance based on and expanded from the traditional Shim Sham Shimmy!  This choreographed, non-partnered routine begins with a wonderfully stylized version of the original Shim Sham and is followed by whole new sections of classic swing movement to challenge and delight even the most seasoned dancer!  This is a terrific addition to your dancing repertoire, and will be a source of inspiration in your Lindy Hop for a long time to come!   For more details, click on http://www.swingshiftontap.com/workshop01-11.htm

Then at 8pm, we will be having a special workshop for the girls with renowned vintage hair specialist Christine Hensley!!!  Christine will demonstrate many different 1940's hair styles.  She will create them step-by-step so that you can learn, and then recreate them on yourself at home.  She will show you want tools you'll need, such as specific brushes, combs, blow dryers, pins, etc.  She'll divulge those secrets that dancing ladies have known for years. If you go dancing after the workshop, or in the weeks and months to come, you'll always have a glamorous hairdo to top off your fabulous ensemble and your stylish dancing feet! For more details on this great event, click on http://www.swingshiftontap.com/workshop01-11%20hair.htm !

Both workshops will be held at the Neptunian Woman's Club, 920 Highland Avenue in Manhattan Beach.  We hope to see you all there!!!

SAVE THE DATE:
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH...
THE SATIN BALLROOM IS BACK!

RUSTY & PETER PERFORMING!

Make sure to mark you calendar NOW to attend the next Satin Ballroom!  Rusty & Peter will be performing The Big Apple along with their dancing collegues Tise & Jerry, Lovelynn & Chandler, and Marcus & Baerble.  The featured band this time around will be the Mike Henebry Orchestra, spotlighting the dazzling vocals of Cassie Miller!  Most of you are familiar with Cassie as the terrific singer with the Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra...now's your chance to see and hear her again!  The Satin Ballroom is the largest regular swing event in the WORLD, regularly attracting around a thousand swing dancers from all over to come out and dance the night away to the sounds of some of the best swing bands anywhere!  Come down and check it out...seeing so many dancers together in one place is downright intoxicating, and you won't believe your eyes!  For more information on the Satin Ballroom, check out their official website at http://www.satinballroom.com!

GOT PLANS THIS FRIDAY NIGHT?
RUSTY AND PETER ARE PERFORMING LOCALLY
WITH THE LEGENDARY BANU GIBSON!!!

If you're searching for that nifty something to do this Friday Night, something a little unusual, why not come down to Haugh Performing Arts Center at Citrus College in Glendora and see Rusty and Peter performing live onstage with Banu Gibson & the New Orleans Hot Jazz!  http://www.haughpac.com/eve8/bgibson.htm  It's bound to be a terrific evening of entertainment with your own swing dance instructors performing with one of the most critically acclaimed vocalists in jazz music!  For details on this amazing entertainer, click on http://www.banugibson.com !!!

CAN'T MAKE IT TO SEE RUSTY AND PETER ON FRIDAY NIGHT?
HOW ABOUT THE SWING SESSION AT SUZY Q'S?

Another great event going on this Friday night is the return to Southern California of the inimitable Swing Session!  The boys will be swingin out at Suzy Q's in Westwood this Friday night, November 2nd.  If you haven't seen this outstanding swing band live, you haven't seen ANYTHING!!!  We've been playing a lot of music from their new CD, "Whispering Grass" and we can't get enough of it!  So make sure to take advantage of the chance to hear these guys in person.  (Suzy Q's is located at 2244 Westwood Boulevard, Los Angeles (just south of Olympic; free street parking)



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TWO TERRIFIC DISPLAYS AT THE RHYTHM CLUB
LAST WEDNESDAY NIGHT:
NICK AND ERIN
&
THE PERFORMANCE CLASS!!!


We had two great performances last week at the Rhythm Club!  First, our friends Nick and Erin showed off their incredible routine which they used in competition over the weekend at the American Lindy Hop Championships in Connecticut (no word yet on the results of the competition...we'll keep ya posted...).  Their routine was simply breathtaking, performed in high style with great costumes and loads of personality!!!  We hope that the judges and audience at the ALHC were as impressed as we all were!

Then our own Performance Class came out and showed their stuff with the choreography they have spent the last six weeks on to the song Jeep Jockey Jump!  They really swung out, giving the crowd at the Rhythm Club a thrill with their great skills and style!  Everyone did a terrific job, and we couldn't be prouder of them!


See you soon!

Swingcerely,
Rusty and Peter
Swing Shift
http://www.swingshiftontap.com



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