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SEPTEMBER 17, 2002
TUESDAY

GREETINGS GATES*!



PICTURE OF THE WEEK


Getting 'carried away' with swing dancing!

"While the jitterbugs cheer, Fred finishes his "convention report"
by crossing his sister, Betty, lightly over his shoulder.
In swing parlance, they 'jived'."

Photo dated: June 17, 1939 -- Los Angeles Herald Examiner



QUOTE OF THE WEEK

"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane
by those who could not hear the music."

--Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche



* * * * UPCOMING EVENTS * * * *


1940'S LADIES' VINTAGE HAIR STYLING WORKSHOP
WITH RUSTY
THIS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST -- 4:30-6:30PM

For full details and registration click HERE

or give us a call at 310 606 5606.



END-OF-SERIES PARTY THIS SUNDAY NIGHT (SEPT 22)

-- ONLY $5!!! --

THE BEST DEAL IN TOWN!!!

It's hard to believe, but another four-week series of classes is drawing to a close at Lindy By The Sea...which means it's time to PARTY!!! At the end of every series of classes, we throw open the doors of the Neptunian Women's Club for a night of music and dance at the unbeatable price of only $5! This is one of our most popular events, always bringing in loads of fun dancers from all over the area and of ALL levels!!! This dance is probably our most beginner-friendly, so we highly recommend it to our levels one and two students. So make your plans now to join us for a terrific evening of dancing at the End-Of-Series party!!! For more details, click HERE!



RUSTY AND PETER TO PERFORM AT MAXWELL'S AT THE ARGYLE
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH!

Yes, indeed, you have a great opportunity to catch Rusty and Peter performing a rarely-seen act at the swankiest joint in Los Angeles -- Maxwell's At The Argyle! This coming TUESDAY (not the usual Monday night, mind you...) Maxwell DeMille is opening his venue to help celebrate the 40th birthday of one of Southern California's most beloved swing scene icons: Mr. Dean Mora, leader of that unparalleled dance orchestra, Mora's Modern Rhythmists! Loads of local swing celebrities will be on hand to give performances and tributes to this great man of music, and Rusty and Peter will be among those present!


Dean (pictured left) with his band, Mora's Modern Rhythmists

Rusty and Peter will be performing a song-and-tap dance number to the Bill Elliott song, "Swing Fever" with none other than Mr. Bill Elliott himself providing the piano accompaniment! Rusty and Peter have only performed this number ONCE before, nearly two years ago, so this is a great chance to see them doing a fresh routine!!! Lively singing and great tap dancing from Rusty and Peter with the incredible Bill Elliott on the keys...what more could you ask for?
SO...mark your calendars now and set aside time to come down to the glorious Maxwell's At The Argyle on the beautiful Sunset Strip in Hollywood, California. It will be an evening to remember!!! For more info, click HERE



LINDY BY THE SEA WILL HAVE A BOOTH ALL DAY
AT THE RICHMOND STREET FAIR IN EL SEGUNDO!
SATURDAY, SEPT. 28TH
9:00am-5:30pm



LBS DANCERS TO PERFORM ON STAGE FROM 1:00-3:15!!

WE NEED YOUR HELP STAFFING OUR BOOTH!!

We are excited to tell you all that Lindy By The Sea will be having a booth at the upcoming Richmond Street Fair in El Segundo coming up on Saturday, September 28th! And we are even more happy to report that we will be doing some performances at the nearby stage as well! The Fair is an annual event in El Segundo where local merchants get together and have a good old-fashioned time with lots of arts, crafts, activities, food, and much more! We will have a booth there so we can tell everyone about the great swing dancing to be had in the South Bay.

We would also like to ask for help from anyone who is able...we'll be there pretty much the whole day, and we'd like to invite anyone along to help us run the booth and give away flyers...generally show off some smiling faces for all to see!!! Give us a call at 310/606-5606 so we can put together a schedule. THANKS THANKS THANKS!!!

So mark your calendars now to join us at the Richmond Street Fair for some swing in the street!!!


* * * * LINDY BY THE SEA CLASSES * * * *


NEW SERIES STARTS SEPTEMBER 29TH
INCLUDING....
LAST PERFORMANCE CLASS OF 2002!

Our new series of classes begin September 29th

So mark your calendars!

FEATURED CLASS -- SWING RUEDA! We are so excited to be offering this class again! The last time we did it, we had the BEST responses from the class we've ever had...lots of comments like "This is the most fun I've ever had in a swing class" were rampant!

So just what is a swing rueda you ask? Well, it's sort of like a square dance, but done in a circle, and all the passing from partner to partner is done with swing dance moves. If you were at the Rhythm Club last Wednesday, you saw a brief overview of the Rueda and a great demonstration, too. We just cannot tell you how much fun this dance is!!!

If you've never done the Swing Rueda, make sure to sign up for this class...and if you were in our Rueda classes last time around, you will want to come back again, because there have been some changes made that make it even MORE fun and lively!!! (You only have to be in our Level 2 class to join!)

PERFORMANCE CLASS -- "SHOUT AND FEEL IT!"! That's right, after taking a few months to catch our breath from working on the Big Apple in the last Performance Class, we're coming back with a terrific routine -- Shout and Feel It!!! This is an incredible, high-energy routine set to the Count Basie song of the same name from the soundtrack of the film "Swing Kids". It's been featured in the show "Swingin The Century -- The Big Band Show" with the Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra, and always knocks out the crowd!!! So make sure to pre-register today for this great class and have a chance to work on professional quality material, polish your technique, spruce up your styling, and just plain have a ball! (By the way, the original choreography was by Sylvia Skylar and Rusty Frank, and will be adapted for this class.)

The Performance Class will be Level 3 and up, and runs for six-weeks. The dates are as follows: three weeks September 29th, October 6th, and 13th, then a one week break, then three more weeks, October 27th, November 3rd and 10th. And then we do a performance at our End-of-Series Party on November 17th and at the Rhythm Club on November 20th (performance optional).

For more details on our classes, click on HERE


* * * * 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


AND Save the date: September 25th, (THAT'S NEXT WEDNESDAY!) we're gonna have another live band, Jonathan Stout and His Campus Five featuring vocalist Hilary Alexander!


* * * * RECENT EVENTS * * * *


RUSTY AND PETER VISIT THE PLAZA BALLROOM
PERFORM AND ENJOY A LINDY CONTEST


Rusty & Peter in the spotlights at the Plaza Ballroom

We had a great time at the Plaza Ballroom's first swing dance out in Santa Clarita. Well done David and Abby for organizing the shindig!

All the Plaza Ballroom pictures here were taken by David Saffir of RetroFlash Productions! Well done, David!



Kim and David winning first place!


Marshall & Kaitlin


Now here's a "Helicopter"! Kim takes Corey (sp?) for a whirl


Snappy Tom makes a rare appearance (aka Chandler Smith!)



ONE MORE THING....

SATIN BALLROOM THIS SATURDAY NIGHT
COME CHEER ON RON AND ROBIN IN THE BIG DANCE CONTEST!!!!

This Saturday night, the Satin Ballroom returns! This is the largest monthly swIng dance in the world, regularly attracting around a thousand swing dancers from all over Souther California and beyond for an evening of live swing music, great dancing and an unbeatable atmosphere! Held at the enormous Veterans Auditorium in Culver City, this is one of the best opportunities you have for a really unforgettable night of dancing! This month, the Satin Ballroom is pleased to bring you the sounds of the Alumni Orchestra, featuring members of many of the great classic big bands from the swing era!

AND -- This month, the Satin Ballroom is hosting the HUGE final stage of the Great Southwest Club Swing-Off Contest series! For those of you who don't know, this Swing-Off Contest has been going on for more than a month. All the major local clubs in the Southwest have held their own dance contest, with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners at each location. Now, all those winners will converge on the Satin Ballroom for the final competition!!! At our own venue, the Rhythm Club, our pals Ron and Robin Campbell took home top honors. So we want a HUGE show of support from the Lindy By The Sea community for them at this upcoming event!!! Let's all get together and let them know how loved they are!

For more detalis on this incredible venue, click http://www.satinballroom.com/index2.htm !


PRIVATES WITH RUSTY

If any of you would like to have a private swing dance lesson, give Rusty a call at 310.606.5606.


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

ALL ABOUT JAZZ!!! -- Describing itself as "The Web's Ultimate Guide to Jazz", this is a truly amazing site. Browse around it for awhile and prepare to lose yourself in an incredible collection of news, information, humor, biographies and so much more! AAJ has a search engine that will help you navigate your way to the subject of your choice, or you could simply wander from page to page...it is really a remarkable website, and we highly recommend it to everyone as a tool to gain a better understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the great Jazz music we all love to dance to! Click on http://www.allaboutjazz.com/ and see what it's all about!!!!


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