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MAY 7TH, 2002
TUESDAY

GREETINGS GATES*!



PICTURE OF THE WEEK


Donald O'Connor and Gene Kelly avoid the floor completely
in a scene from "Singin' In The Rain."




QUOTE OF THE WEEK

He who cannot dance puts the blame on the floor.

-- Hindu Proverb



* * * * THIS WEEK AT THE RHYTHM CLUB * * * *

CARMEN "MISS SUZY Q" LYNN'S BIRTHDAY!!

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8TH 2002



Carmen Lynn strikes a lovely pose

Another Wednesday is fast approaching and that means it's time for another great night at the Rhythm Club! This week, we are proud to be able to help celebrate the birthday of one of the Southern California swing scene's biggest names...Carmen Lynne! Carmen runs the fabulous weekly swing night, Suzy Q's! This venue is one of the mainstays of the local swing scene and is always swinging like mad, every Friday night! Suzy Q's recently changed locations, from Westwood over to Santa Monica, and the opening night was spectacular! Come down to the Rhythm Club this week and help us give a HUGE and wonderful birthday dance to this great woman!

So make your plans now to join us at Rusty & Peter's Rhythm Club!

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

8:00-11:30pm -- Dance! Dance! Dance!

SEE YOU THERE!

Full details, clickHERE
Directions, click HERE



* * * * UPCOMING CLASSES AND EVENTS * * * *

NEW SERIES OF LINDY HOP CLASSES HAS BEGUN

NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN!!

We'll be looking for you at the next series of Lindy Hop classes at
Lindy By The Sea in Manhattan Beach AND El Segundo!

For details on the classes, click HERE!
To pre-register online, click HERE!




NEW!! TONIGHT!!

TUESDAY CLASSES WITH RUSTY AND PETER
BEGIN TONIGHT MAY 7TH,
IN EL SEGUNDO!!!

8:00-9:00pm Level 1 - Lindy Hop
9:00-10:00pm Level 2 - Lindy Hop

- Plenty of parking!!
- Use your Golden Ticket!!
- Learn the "other side"!! (lead/follow)
- Tell your friends who've been saying,
"Gee wiz, I sure wish I could do that!"

We are so excited about our new Tuesday night classes in El Segundo (did we happen to mention it starts tonight????)! This is the first time that we have offered our beginning/intermediate Lindy Hop classes during the week, so if you or anyone you know have not been able to take our classes because the Sunday time was inconvenient, THIS IS FOR YOU!!!

Remember, this new Tuesday night offering is our Level One and Level Two Lindy Hop, a great way to learn your basics in swing dancing, or to brush up on what you know, or learn the other role (men learning to follow, ladies learning to lead...) We are hoping for a great turnout for this new night! Come along and dance with us at this beautiful hall!

For more information on these classes, check out our webpage HERE! If you'd like to pre-register online, click HERE! For a map to Rebekah Hall in El Segundo, click HERE



NEW PERFORMANCE CLASS
FRANKIE MANNING'S BIG APPLE

COME JOIN THE FUN!!!


MAY 5, 12, 26, JUNE 9, 16, 23 2002
PRICE: $80 (That's $6.67 an hour!)
TIME: 7pm-9pm
No partner required this time!

It's not too late to join this six-week series! We open the Neptunian Woman's Club at 6:30 (one half hour before the class starts) -- so you can catch up on last week's class! For info on this series, click HERE and just scroll down until you get to the description of the Big Apple.

To preregister online, click HERE



* * * * RECENT EVENTS * * * *

PETER'S BIRTHDAY PARTY AT THE RHYTHM CLUB A BLAST!



What a spectacular birthday cake!!!


The birthday boy is joined by Rusty & Lou "Elk's Lodge" Papp


1940'S HAIR WORKSHOP CREATES SOME DEFINITE BEAUTIES!



Rosies the Riveters ready for a night on the swing shift!



Look at these beautiful ladies! Hairstyles, all in a matter of minutes!


RUSTY & PETER WOW'D EM LAST NIGHT AT SWANK NEW CLUB
MAXWELL'S AT THE ARGYLE!


The Jitterbugs strike their finale pose. L-R Rusty & Peter, Lovelynn & Chandler, Tise & Nick

If you haven't been to Maxwell's At The Argyle yet, you are missing out on what is unquestionably one of the finest evenings of entertainment to be had ANYWHERE in Los Angeles. And last night, Monday May 6th, Maxwell's played host to quite a line-up of talent, with none other than the Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra holding forth with their trademark brand of hard-swingin' sounds! Bill's Lucky Stars were on hand to lend the smooth vocal stylings we all love so much.


Rusty suits up in her white tie and tails and tap shoes

Then, at around ten o'clock, the floor show began, and leading off the entertainment was our own Rusty Frank! Rusty lit up the room with a spectacular Tap Dance solo to the classic song "Steppin' Out", and the crowd LOVED it! Taking her bows amid thuderous applause, Rusty retreated to change out of her suit of tails and into her costume for the next part of the entertainment...


The Jitterbugs stop to "gaze" at the crowd

...members of The Jitterbugs (Rusty & Peter, Lovelynn & Chander and Tise & Nick) came out and absolutely knocked the crowd out with two performances: "Shout & Feel It" and "Jeep Jockey Jump"! The performances were terrific and the audience went wild at the close of each number. So make sure to plan on spending an evening at Maxwell's At The Argyle, on the fabulous Sunset Strip! It's always and evening to remember!


Joya (Maxwell DeMille's super photographer), Rusty, Lovelynn, and Robin - show off the grandeur of the Argyle

For more information on this fabulous new swing dance night, click HERE!




AVAILABLE AT CLASSES

OR ONLINE HERE




* * * * LINK OF THE WEEK * * * *

BOOGIE BAERENS: It's hard to believe it, but next week, Rusty and Peter will be traveling to Germany to teach at one of the worlds most important swing seminars, Boogie-Baerens! This annual event brings together some of the finest instructors in the world for an incredible four days of classes, dances and FUN! Top-flight teachers of Lindy Hop, Boogie Woogie and Tap Dancing assemble for this great seminar just outside of Munich, and the atmosphere is unbelievable! Rusty and Peter taught there last year and had a BALL. They are really looking forward to returning this year. Why not check out the official website and find out what the Boogie-Baerens seminar is all about?! (And remember, there will be no Lindy By The Sea Class May 19th and 20th.)


See you soon!



Swingcerely,

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

*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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Members of the Swing Shift Rhythm Club at
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