PICTURE OF THE WEEK
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"Just one more question, Billy.
--Interviewer and Billy from the film "Billy Elliott"
* * * * THIS WEEK'S NEWS * * * *
OUR LATEST SERIES OF CLASSES
HAS STARTED AND
THIS MONTH'S FEATURED
Our latest four-week series of classes has begun, and we were thrilled when 40 people walked through the door for our Level 1 class! It's so exciting to us to see how many people continue to come along and learn swing dancing here in the South Bay in 2002!!! We want to officially welcome all our new friends and also welcome back our returning pals...it's great to dance with you ALL!
Remember, if you or anyone you know would like to join our swing dance classes this series but have missed the first week, IT'S NOT TOO LATE! We always accept registration through the second week of classes and we always spend part of that second week reviewing the first week's material, so everyone is on the same page. Go ahead and join in...we'd love to have you!!!
Everyone found our Monday night Featured Class quite appealing. We were able to take a big bite out of "The Big Apple," and we know we'll get to the core of the dance by the end of the series (puns provided by Chuck and Gina Ruth and Shadrach, applause applause). Originally, the Big Apple was a non-partnered dance done in a circle, with a "caller" shouting out steps for everyone to do, such as "Suzy-Q", "Truckin'," or "Applejack." Then in the 1940's the legendary Frankie Manning set a choreographed Big Apple routine for Whitey's Lindy Hoppers, the premier lindy hop performance group in the world. We are teaching this choreographed routine, and it is LOADS of fun.
REMINDER: SPECIAL FOR LEVEL 4 STUDENTS: If you are a Level 4 dancer, we have a great offer -- you can go through any of our Level 1, 2, and 3 classes for $10 per series! Yes, that's right, just $10 for an ENTIRE series. What a fantastic and economical way to brush up on your technique, get those little critical details you may have missed in the all the excitement first time around, and meet new dancers. You can even go through as an "opposite" (leaders, you can go through as a follow, and follows as leaders -- this is also terrific for improving your dancing, as it gives you an insider's look at the other side and helps you do your job much better).
TERRIFIC NEW PAGE UP ON
The improvements and additions continue on our website!!! Now we have a whole page devoted to weddings! On the page, you'll find out all about the great services we can provide at the event, including dance lessons, DJ'ing and even choreographing a dance for the "First Dance as Husband and Wife!" You'll also be able to read testimonials from some of our past couples with whom we have had the pleasure of working! So stop on by and check it out...it's neat!! And if you have any friends or relatives who are planning their wedding, send them our way.
To see our new page click HERE
OUR OWN RUSTY FRANK TO
RECEIVE THE PRESTIGIOUS
We are just so excited about this!!! Rusty was extremely involved with an organization called the Art Deco Society of California when she lived in San Francisco. Even after moving to Southern California, she still made it a point to support the organization and return to attend many of their great events. Now, the people in charge have decided to honor Rusty's work and efforts at preserving the vintage lifestyle! For Rusty, the award has particularly deep meaning, as only one individual is honored each year. Here's part of the letter they sent to her recently:
* * * * THIS WEEK AT THE RHYTHM CLUB * * * *
COME TO THE RHYTHM CLUB
7:30-8:00pm Beginner's East Coast Swing
This Wednesday night, the Rhythm Club swings again with another terrific night of music and dancing in the South Bay! Come down and swing the night away and help us celebrate the birthdays of some of our pals!!! We have a special birthday dance lined up for our own Clancy O'Hara and Dwayne Gurung, so make sure to be there and wish them a happy birthday!
Thanks to everyone for making Rusty's birthday so special. We think she established a new record with five cakes and a dozen cupcakes, not to mention bags and boxes of chocolate, and other gifties. She's good for chocolate for at least two or three weeks, don't you think?! Thanks to Chris "Shutterbug" Johnson for not only introducing the "Lindy Trading Cards" but also taking this picture at the Rhythm Club last Wednesday.
Rusty enjoys her birthday dance with current dance partner Peter!
So come down this Wednesday night and spend an evening among friends at the Rhythm Club.. We've got some of the best DJ'ed swing music anywhere and a reputation for being the friendliest club in Southern California! Add a 2,800 square foot dancefloor and some pretty powerful air conditioning, loads of parking and a mere $6 cover charge and you've got yourself a terrific evening. And it's open to ALL AGES!!!
Directions, click HERE
SEE YOU THERE!
APRIL 19-22, 2002
REGISTER NOW FOR THE
2002 LINDY CRUISE TO MEXICO!!!
APRIL 19-22, 2002
Join us and twenty-eight of our students!!
For more information on this incredible event, click: HERE
Hope to see you onboard!!!
* * * * LINK OF THE WEEK * * * *
SWING DANCING GETS A BOOST FROM
THE LOS ANGELES TIMES CALENDAR SECTION!!!
For those of you who may have missed it,
our favorite form of dance received a major promotion from the LA Times
recently! Every Thursday, they release a huge pull-out Calendar section...the
one that everyone looks at to plan what they'll be up to for the next three
days. Well. THIS time around, if you opened up to that pull-out, your eyes
were greeted by a FULL-PAGE, FULL-COLOR picture of swing dancing, which
led to a several-page article on how swing dancing is carrying on and growing,
regardless of the lessening in media hype after the "Swingers"/"Gap Ad"
phenomenon of three years ago. The article was brought to our attention
by our friend Tammy Munro, who wrote us this note:
Hi Rusty & Peter,
We thought we'd pass along the article so everyone could read it!!!
Click HERE to read the article ! Enjoy!!!
Click HERE for the link of page with the listings
See you soon!
*Wondering what the heck
a "gate" is? This was a phrase popularized by 1940's comedian, Jerry
Colonna, who would holler it out every time he was introduced on the Bob
Hope radio program. It was a friendly salutation to a swing cat (dancer
or swing music enthusiast).
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