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NOVEMBER 5TH, 2001
MONDAY

GREETINGS GATES!



PICTURE OF THE WEEK

Frankie will be coming to Southern California this month for some special workshops!
Details below...

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

"The great thing (about the Savoy) was the music policy.  When you worked
at the Savoy, you played what you played.  That made a big difference and
you felt you were really at home."

 

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

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LINDY LEGEND FRANKIE MANNING
COMING TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA!!!

We are thrilled to announce that one of the pioneers and living legends of the Lindy Hop, Frankie Manning, will be in our area this month!  Frankie Manning is one of the original Lindy innovators; he is credited with inventing the first aerial!!!  Well, this 87-year-young master is coming to Pasadena to teach some workshops through our friends and colleagues, the Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association.  Don't miss this terrific opportunity to learn some swing dancing from one of the originators!  You really can't beat this incredible man's energy, enthusiasm and style!  His classes are always a joy to be in and his infectious smile will certainly fill the room!!!  Make your plans now to take advantage of this rare Southern California appearance of this amazing man!  The workshops will be held on Friday and Saturday, November 16th and 17th.  For more information, check out PBDA's official website at http://www.pasadenaballroomdance.com/schedule.html !  DON'T MISS OUT!!!

THIS WEDNESDAY...COME TO
RUSTY AND PETER'S RHYTHM CLUB!

7:30-8:00pm Beginner's East Coast Swing Lesson
8:00-11:30 Dance!  Dance!  Dance!

Full details, click http://www.swingshiftontap.com/rhythmclub.asp;
Directions, click SAVE THE DATES:
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH
END-OF-SERIES PARTY!

Mark your calendars now for another terrific end-of-series party!  These dances are always FREE, and ALL AGES!  They are open to everyone -- students at all levels, as well as friends, family, total strangers...ANYONE!  If you haven't been to one of these dances before, make this your first time and come dance with all your Lindy By The Sea friends.  For more details, check out http://www.swingshiftontap.com/lbseos.htm

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1ST
A SWINGIN' SYMPOSIUM!

By popular demand, we are offering our Swingin' Symposium!  This workshop is one of our most popular, and we have brought it across the country and around the world.  It's a fantastic two-part package:  the first half of the workshop is devoted to showing you fantastic film clips of swing music and dancers from 1928 up to the present.  The second half is an amazing, hands-on class in understanding the structure of swing music and how to use that knowledge to help you dance more musically and "hit the breaks" in the music.  All in all, a great workshop for ALL dancers of ALL levels.  If you only plan to get to one workshop from us, make it this one!  For more details on this workshop, check out http://swingshiftontap.com/symposium.htm

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!
 
 



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FANTASTIC HALLOWEEN PARTY LAST WEEK AT
RUSTY AND PETER'S RHYTHM CLUB!!!



Top to bottom, Left to Right: The Andrews Sisters, Pimp Alex, Gigi the WAV, Costume Contestants, The Costume Contest Winners!



Boy, oh, BOY!  Last week's costume party at the Rhythm Club was an overwhelming success!  Loads of our swing dance friends showed up and practically EVERYONE was in costume!  We were so impressed with the creativity and style you all displayed.  We can't wait for next year's party!!!  The costume contest was also a treat, and we wanted to thank Lance of the Lindy Groove, Carmen of Suzy Q's and Monika and Reinhardt of the Satin Ballroom, for donating tickets to their respective venues as prizes in the contest!  And congratulations to all the costume contest winners...hope you all enjoy your free nights of swing dancing!

RUSTY AND PETER PERFORM WITH JAZZ STAR
BANU GIBSON AND HER NEW ORLEANS HOT JAZZ!
 

Rusty, Banu Gibson and Peter back stage
 
 


Rusty and Tise backstage



Last Friday night, Rusty and Peter joined Jerry Jordan and Tise Chao (of Retroglide Dance Studio) onstage at Hauge Theatre in Glendora to perform with jazz musician and entertainer extraordinaire Banu Gibson for an evening of hard-swingin' jazz music and exciting swing and tap dancing!  Banu Gibson is a critically acclaimed singer and musician who travels extensively, bringing the music of the late 1920's and 30's to fans everywhere.  Rusty, Peter, Jerry and Tise were thrilled to perform onstage with this great entertainer and her INCREDIBLE band!  They danced the "Jeep Jockey Jump" number from "Swingin' The Century", as well as a fun shag and lindy hop number to the song "Sing Me A Swing Song".  Then Rusty and Peter came out and did a tap dance bit to the song "Doin' The New Low-Down".  This was Peter's tap dance debut in front of a paying audience and Rusty says he did GREAT!  (Although Peter found a few thousand things he wished he had done better...)  The crowd loved the entire evening, and Rusty and Peter can't wait for their next chance to work with this fabulous band!!!

RECENT RHYTHM CLUB PERFORMERS "DOGPILE"
WIN FIRST PLACE AT THE
AMERICAN LINDY HOP CHAMPIONSHIPS!!!

Those of you who were lucky enough to be at Rusty and Peter's Rhythm Club a few weeks ago saw the jaw-dropping first performance of "Dogpile" a lindy-hop performance trio from Santa Barbara.  Their lively routine left the audience clamoring for more!  Well, you will be happy to know that Dogpile took first place at the Americal Lindy Hop Championships in Conneticut in the Cabaret division in which they competed!  We wanted to take this opportunity to publicly congratulate these fantastic performers and wish them luck in future performances as well!!!  Good work, Dogpile!


See you soon!


Rusty the Riveter and Peter the Pivoter

Swingcerely,
Rusty and Peter
Swing Shift
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Members of the Swing Shift Rhythm Club at
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