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JUNE 4TH, 2002
TUESDAY

GREETINGS GATES*!



PICTURES OF THE WEEK

FROM THE BOOGIE BAREN DANCE SEMINAR IN GERMANY


With two of our favorite Boogie Woogie dancers
Hasse & Maria from Sweden



Our beginning Lindy Hop class learns their first dip!

*Next week we'll have a recap of our wonderful European adventures! Stay tuned...



QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Let us read and let us dance -
Two amusements that will never do harm to the world

-- Voltaire



* * * * THE RHYTHM CLUB * * * *

THIS WEEK AT THE RHYTHM CLUB - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2002

GIVING AWAY TWO FREE TICKETS TO
THE UPCOMING SATIN BALLROOM!

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




WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12TH
LIVE BAND!

JOHN REYNOLDS AND HIS HOLLYWOOD HOT SHOTS!



$12 THIS NIGHT ONLY

We are thrilled to announce that we will again be hosting LIVE SWING MUSIC at the Rhythm Club! Our first foray was such a hit with all of you, we couldn't resist booking one of our favorite performers, Mr. John Reynolds along with his Hollywood Hot Shots.

John Reynolds has been an important part of many swing bands, including Mora's Modern Rhythmists, and his own Palm Springs Yacht Club. He has again ventured out on his own with a fantastic line-up of Los Angeles based swing musicians playing some of our favorite vintage swing.

You won't want to miss this night! Make sure you come dressed up a bit -- we'd like to make this an evening to remember.




STARTING WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19TH
LITTLE ITTY BITTY PRICE INCREASE AT THE RHYTHM CLUB


Starting Wednesday, June 19th, the entrance to the Rhythm Club will go from $6 to $7. We sincerely hope that this doesn't inconvenience anyone.



* * * * NEW CLASS SERIES THIS WEEK! * * * *

JUNE LINDY BY THE SEA CLASSES
BEGIN TUESDAY (TONIGHT!!), SUNDAY, AND MONDAY


It's hard to believe, but our June series of swing dances classes begins TONIGHT. So, brush off your dance shoes for another fun four-weeks at Lindy By The Sea.

FEATURED CLASS -- More Balboa! Yep, it's here again, one of our most popular classes, More Balboa. We'll quickly review the basic (so if you've not yet taken our Balboa Basics class, you'll be okay), and then move on to as many Bal variations as we can cover. If you're unfamiliar with Balboa, it's a great swing dance to do to the fast tempo songs. You'll love it!

If you have questions about class schedule, check our calendar by clicking HERE



* * * * SPECIAL NEWS * * * *

SWING CAMP CATALINA THIS WEEKEND
JUNE 6-10, 2002


Rusty and Peter will be among the throngs of swing dancers from around the world converging on the little island of Catalina for a weekend of music, dancing, and fun, fun, fun. If you still don't know about this sensational local event, click HERE




RUSTY & PETER GUEST TEACHERS AT SATIN BALLROOM
JUNE 15, 2002


We're happy to announce that once again Rusty & Peter have been invited to guest teach at the world's largest regular swing event -- the Satin Ballroom. We hope to see you all there! For info, click HERE





RUEDA WORKSHOP WITH RUSTY & PETER
JUNE 22, 2002
IN HUNTINGTON BEACH!


Our swing pals, Shesha & Terra, have invited us to do a four-hour Swing Rueda Workshop on their home turf in the big OC. For all of you who have been dying to learn this awesome stuff, here's your chance.

It will be taking place Saturday, June 22, 2002, at Ballroom Is Back, in Huntington Beach, from 11-1, and 2-4. The cost is $35.00 (prepay on line -- info to follow) or at the door $40.00.




TWO-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF
RUSTY & PETER'S "BROKEN NECK"



Rusty in Northridge Hospital Spinal Cord Unit
about a week after the accident,
enjoying a visit by dance partner Peter, and best friend Lovelynn



Peter and Rusty backstage at their dressing room
Bass Hall, Fort Worth Texas, November 6, 2000
Ironically, for a dance performance for the physically challenged!



Rusty & Peter with Big Apple legend Betty Wood
and pint-sized legend Lauren Sjoblom
Camp Hollywood, 2000



Rusty in Alaska -- Top of the World!

Two years ago, on June 2, 2000, Rusty & Peter were conducting their weekly training session of Lindy aerials, when one of the moves "went wrong." As most of you know, luck was really with them that day, and Rusty survived breaking her neck in five places and an incomplete cervical cord injury. Rusty's recovery continues to move forward. She has about 70% of her neck rotation back, and about 80% of her original overall strength. She still has numbness in her fingertips, but continues to get more feeling with each passing day. Rusty suffers from neuropathic pain resulting from the cervical cord injury and is being treated by a cocktail of meds, and as a result of these and passing time her pain levels are way, way down from what they were originally. As for her prognosis, the docs say that as long as there is still improvement, her recovery continues. The good news is that she is still experiencing progress! To see photos from Rusty's hospital adventure, click HERE. To read more about the accident, click HERE. To see the aerial that caused all this mishigas click HERE


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

One of the world's greatest jazz festivals is coming to the Los Angeles Airport Marriott this coming Labor Day Weekend. We thought we would give you the headsup on this amazing weekend gathering of great jazz and swing bands. Our very own, Bill Elliott is playing at the Saturday night dance with special guest star Fayard Nicholas (of the legendary Nicholas Brothers). Click HERE for details.


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
Shriners Children's Hospital, LA