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AUGUST 20, 2002
TUESDAY

GREETINGS GATES*!



PICTURE OF THE WEEK


Penguins

-- featured in Disney's "Mary Poppins"



QUOTE OF THE WEEK

I want my pillow!
There's nothing like water pressure!!

-- Rusty




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


RUSTY RETURNS!!!

WELCOME HER HOME!!!


Ahhhhhhhhhh!

Well, her globe-trotting duties completed, Rusty returns home to the United States and to all the things that make America great: the Bill of Rights, water pressure, ice cubes, free refills, her own bed, and spicy food! She is just downright thrilled to be home again and absolutely cannot WAIT to see everyone at the Rhythm Club! Everyone always comes up to a recent-returnee-from-travels and asks them the same questions over and over again, so just to try to alleviate the number of times she might have to repeat the following for everyone at the club:

"I had a great time."

"The dancing was terrific!"

"All the people were so friendly!"

"Stockholm/Herrang/St. Petersburg was beautiful!"

"I had a great time, but I'm a little jet lagged! Thanks for asking!"

Ahhhhh...now we can all just enjoy having her back with us and dance her feet off again!


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 * * * *


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 this 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


ONE MORE THING....

RUSTY NEEDS YOUR HELP!!!
"YOU MUST PAY THE RENT!" "I CAN'T PAY THE RENT!"

Now that Rusty's coming home, she still needs to earn a little more "dosh" to pay her rent. If any of you would like to do privates, now is a perfect opportunity for you and her! She's got the time before our new series of classes start. Give her a call at 310 606 5606.


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

RETROGLIDE -- For those of you who have friends in the Santa Clarita Valley area who may be looking for excellent swing dance instruction -- tell them they're in luck! Two of the best dance teachers ANYWHERE run a terrific studio in that neck of the woods, and they just happen to be two of our best pals to boot! Chandler Smith and Jerry Jordan are the founders and head-honchos of the Retroglide Dance Studio, teaching Lindy Hop and many other ballroom and latin dances, and doing it all with style and grace. 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!

If you would like to learn more about this great dance studio and the witty fellas who run it, 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
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