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AUGUST 13, 2002
TUESDAY

GREETINGS GATES*!



PICTURE OF THE WEEK


Dancing from above



QUOTE OF THE WEEK

All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes
that fill the history books,
all the political blunders,
all the failures of the great leaders
have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing.


-- Moliere




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

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

Admission only $7!!

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

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

SEE YOU THERE!

Full details, click HERE
Directions, click HERE



THE RHYTHM CLUB IS OPEN ALL SUMMER!!!




* * * * UPCOMING EVENTS * * * *


LINDY BY THE SEA TO APPEAR AT POLLIWOG PARK!!
THIS SUNDAY, AUGUST 18TH

MORA'S MODERN RHYTHMISTS!!!


Coming up on Sunday afternoon, August 18th, Mora's Modern Rhythmists will be on hand with their incredible vintage swing sounds! You won't want to miss them -- they are simply one of the most talented bands anywhere. The coordinator of the Concerts in the Park rushed up to Rusty and Peter at last Sunday's event at Polliwog Park and asked them to teach a basic swing class when Mora's band played next month. They said they would be delighted, so make sure to come down and bring all your friends who might be interested in this thing called swing, and help support Lindy by The Sea while you're at it! Rusty will still be out of town (WAY out of town -- St. Petersburg, actually...) but Peter will be there, teaching the lesson as best he can, with a special guest teacher yet to be announced... So make sure to set aside the time NOW to come down for a truly great afternoon of music and dancing in Manhattan Beach as Mora's Modern Rhythmists swing Polliwog Park!!!



For more info, click HERE.



DANCING WITH RETROGLIDE
SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2002

Coming up Saturday, August 24th, Rusty & Peter will join Bill Elliott and other terrific swing scene luminaries for a day-long event filled with classes and even a great evening dance to wind up the day's festivities! This spectacular day of swing is being produced by the Retroglide Dance Studio! Chandler Smith and Jerry Jordan run the Retroglide Dance Studio with style and grace, teaching Lindy Hop as well as other ballroom and latin dances. They've had amazing success with their studio over the last couple of years and we wish them continued success in the years to come!

For full details about this terrific studio and the great event coming up, click HERE



RUSTY & PETER SPECIAL APPEARANCE!
THE ELEGANT "MAXWELL'S AT THE ARGYLE"
MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2002


Make plans now to attend the swankiest swing club in town...Rusty and Peter will be appearing with Mora's Modern Rhythmists at MAXWELL'S AT THE ARGYLE, in Hollywood! That's right, your very own dance teachers will be performing their classic song-and-dance act live at Maxwell's on Monday night, August 26th. Do plan to come down and cheer them on as they wow the crowd with their style and crowd-pleasing panache!

For full details click HERE



LINDY BY THE SEA TO APPEAR AT
MANHATTAN BEACH ARTS FESTIVAL!!
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH

WATCH OUR STUDENTS PERFORM!!!

As many of you know, the City of Manhattan Beach hosts a street-fair-styled Arts Festival in the downtown area of Manhattan Beach every year. Situated mostly on Manhattan Beach Boulevard near Highland Avenue, it's a huge party with lots of food, art activities, and...LIVE PERFORMANCES! Last year we were lucky enough to be asked to bring our Performance team down to show the crowd just what this Lindy Hop business is all about. Well, let's just say the team knocked the crowd out! This year, we are proud to tell you that we have been asked back to perform again!!! So mark your calendars now and make plans to come down and enjoy all that the Manhattan Beach Arts Festival has to offer...AND cheer loudly for your Lindy By The Sea pals as they cut loose again and wow the audience with some incredible Lindy Hop performances!!! Rusty and Peter will be joining the performers and we're sure it's going to be a ball! Come on down!!!

For more info, click HERE.


NEXT SWING DANCE SERIES STARTS IN SEPTEMBER!!!

Make sure to mark your calendars now and tell all your friends that the next great series of swing dance classes in the South Bay begin on the first three days of September! Rusty and Peter will be returning with their trademark teaching style for another four-week series of classes in Lindy Hop and everyone is invited!!! Set aside the dates and plan on joining us -- and don't forget, for those of you who have been with us for awhile, you can always come back through the classes again to brush up your technique and styling, or learn the "other side"!! For more information on our classes and online pre-registration, click HERE


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

WHERE'S RUSTY...THIS WEEK??? SAINT PETERSBURG SWING DANCE FESTIVAL 2002! Having done a spectacular job judging at the World Lindy Hop Championships, our favorite globe-trotter now heads east by bus (of all things) winding up at the St. Petersburg Swing Dance Festival 2002! That's right, Rusty will be teaching Lindy Hop at this prestigious Swing camp in the former Soviet Union, giving her ample opportunity to practice her formerly fluent Russian-speaking skills. Not having used it much lately, her Russian has gotten a bit...rusty? (loud groan from readers...) We know that she'll have a spectacular time there, visiting a city she has always wanted to see, and we wish her a safe return to the United States next week!

For more information on this great summer adventure, 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