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JULY 2ND, 2002
TUESDAY

GREETINGS GATES*!



PICTURE OF THE WEEK


Rosemary Clooney

-- Legendary Big Band Singer 1928-2002
Obituary



QUOTE OF THE WEEK

The best things happen when you dance.

-- Irving Berlin




* * * * SPECIAL NEWS * * * *

LAST LINDY BY THE SEA CLASSES
BEFORE SUMMER BREAK

FEATURED CLASS -- MORE BALBOA!!!

TUESDAY CLASSES START TONIGHT! JULY 2ND!


SUNDAY AND MONDAY CLASSES: It's hard to believe, but our JULY series of swing dances classes is HERE. Sign up now!!! This is the last series before our summer break. Fall classes wont resume until September. Don't wait! Don't procrastinate! Don't hesitate! (Get the picture?!). Sign up now!

TUESDAY CLASSES: Our Level 1 and Level 2 Tuesday series starts tonight. Remember, if you are Level 4, you can take one of the series for just $10!! This is a great chance to brush up on the basics, go through as "the other side", and help beginners! Why not?!

FEATURED CLASS: Everyone loved our recent Balboa series, so we are gonna carry on with some more wonderful Balboa as our Featured Class this month. YOU DON'T need to have been in the last series to join (if you don't know your basic Balboa, come to the 7:00 Balboa/Shag class on Monday on July 8th-- and you'll be fine). Come along and join the fun -- for MORE BALBOA.

If you have questions about class schedule, check our calendar by clicking HERE or call us at 310 606 5606.


* * * * THE RHYTHM CLUB * * * *


COMING UP AT THE RHYTHM CLUB

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10TH
LIVE MUSIC RETURNS

THE FABULOUS ESQUIRES BIG BAND!!!

Make sure to mark your calendars NOW to join us at the Rhythm Club on July 10th as we bring more incredible live music to the night. The Fabulous Esquires Big Band will take the stage with seventeen pieces swingin' out all night long. We know from personal experience that this band swings with the best of 'em, since they were the band that played the wedding reception of our own recently married students Doug and Melissa Allen (nee Schilder!) And student and friend, Dave Andrews is himself a member of the orchestra, holding down a chair in the reed section! They really do swing like MAD. For more information on this band, Click HERE.



THIS WEEK AT THE RHYTHM CLUB

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3RD
SPECIAL GUEST DJ -- TONY QUACH



Tony, Lindy Groove's house DJ

We are thrilled to tell you that we will again have the pleasure of the incredible DJ'ing skills of Tony Quach this week at the Rhythm Club! Yes, Rusty and Peter will be among the missing again this week -- this time they are performing as part of the Last Remaining Seats festival at the glorious Orpheum Theater on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles (sorry, event already sold out). This is an annual event with classic films being shown in the beautiful old movie palaces of Los Angeles. The show this Wednesday is being produced and directed by none other than our own Stanley Sheff aka Maxwell DeMille! So make sure to wish Rusty and Peter (and Mr. DeMille too, of course!) well in their performances. And make sure to be at the Rhythm Club for another spectacular night of music from one of LA's hottest swing DJ's! The place was jumpin' last week and we're sure it'll be nothing less this week! Come on down!!!

AND, there IS a dance class this week at the club -- hosted by none other that our very own Ron Campbell. So if you want a beginner's East Coast Swing Class, or know someone who does, send 'em on down to the club for the 7:30-8:00pm class.

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

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

Dance Lesson on the first Wednesday of each month from 7:30-8:00
(check our calendar)

SEE YOU THERE!

Full details, click HERE
Directions, click HERE



* * * * A NOTE FROM BILL ELLIOTT! * * * *

Thought you'd like to know: John Lithgow, Bill Elliott at the piano, and a bunch of kids will be performing John and Bill's song "I GOT TWO DOGS" on the Today Show on NBC this Wednesday July 3, at approximately 9 AM. A few minutes of silliness to start your day!

best,
Bill


* * * * ONE MORE THING! * * * *

SWING SHIFT RHYTHM CLUB WANTS YOU!


It's been awhile since we shone the spotlight on the Swing Shift Rhythm Club, so we thought it was high time!!! For those of you who are not familiar with this organization, the SSRC is a volunteer group made up of students, dancers, and other friends of the Lindy By The Sea community who get together a few times a month to bring the joy and inspiration of swing music and dancing to elder care homes, childrens' hospitals and other such venues in the Southern California area. This group is coordinated by Mike Klug and Jessica Densmore, who do a terrific job putting together lively groups of dancers to help spread Lindy Hop around with smiles to spare! There are no requirements to join this group, just a willing heart. Dancing level is the last concern on the list -- we just want everyone to have a chance to be a part of this wonderful "club". If you are interested in joining up, check out our website FAQ for all the details, by clicking HERE


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

For those of you looking for a great swing camp to attend, may we highly recommend the Indian Summer Swing Camp, brought to you by our pals Rob and Diane VanHaaren! It looks like a great time!!!

For more info, click HERE.


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