-- Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, 1939
" So, I think I would say, enjoy the process of learning to dance. The process of our
profession, and not its final achievement, is the heart and soul of dance."
* Wednesday -- December 11th *
8:00-11:30pm -- Dance! Dance! Dance! SEE YOU THERE!
SEE YOU THERE!
* Wednesday -- December 18th *
ALOHA HOLIDAY PARTY -- THE FABULOUS ESQUIRES
HOLIDAY BEGINNER'S SWING DANCE LESSON AT 7:30!!
Remember, this is Peter's LAST (sob sob sob....) Wednesday night Rhythm Club for now. It's his Aloha Party. Come dressed in your finest Hawaiian attire and send him off with great style and joy! This is also our "aloha" welcome to Ron & Gio, Rusty's new Rhythm Pals. And... our very own Melissa Allen is singing with the band! Let's make it the best night yet.
* Wednesday -- January 8th *
MORA'S MODERN SWINGTET
* Wednesday -- January 22nd *
WITH LOTS OF SPECIAL STUFF:
Since this a pretty special End-Of-Series Party (Peter's last -- sob sob sob), we wanted to do some special stuff. Here's where you come in:
PAST AND PRESENT STUDENTS OF LINDY BY THE SEA
COME OUT AND PARTY WITH US...ALUMNI OF 1998, '99, '00, 01, '02!
We are asking, in particular, for any of our past students from the very beginning of
Lindy By The Sea, and down through the years to today, to show up and celebrate with
us as we send Peter off to his new career and welcome in Ron and Gio to Lindy By
The Sea teaching team!!! We would love to see some of the old friendly faces again and have a
huge and grand time at this dance with absolutely everyone.
GLENN, JESSICA, AMANDA, NATHAN, JOHN!!!
We are also taking this opportunity to say a BIG THANK YOU to our incredible staff of
volunteers who are always there for us in large and small ways, making the running of
the Lindy By The Sea world easier for us: Saint Glenn Parkinson, who is the fixer of all
problems from broken car headlights to errant sound systems to working with new
students on their basics -- Jessica Densmore ever ready to run errands for us, fill in
as a leader OR a follower, and always laugh at our jokes, whether good or bad -- John
Silva, who shows up and quietly goes about taking care of anything that needs doing,
usually well before we even know about it -- Amanda McCullough, who only joined
us in the last two years, but became an integral part of the Lindy By The Sea family,
helping out in classes, recruiting and welcoming curious new students, and becoming
an ace helper at clean-up both in classes and at the Wednesday night dances -- Nathan Eick, our resident Disney authority, who joins us every Wednesday evening to play music for the first hour or so and DJ for us during the monthly beginner's class at the Rhythm Club; his great musical taste and dapper style is a source of inspiration to us all! We'll
also be giving an award to Shari Campbell, who has been with us in classes, dances and
workshops, since our VERY FIRST CLASS, and is still a wonderful, cheerful and devoted
part of the Lindy By The Sea community!!! Make sure to be at the End-Of-Series Party
as we recognize and thank these wonderful people!
BEGINNING: SUNDAYS, JANUARY 5TH
MONDAYS, JANUARY 6TH
JANUARY'S FEATURED CLASS -- COLLEGIATE SHAG
WITH RUSTY & HER RHYTHM PALS -- GIO & RON!!
For complete details on our classes, including times, location, cost and more, click here: http://www.swingshiftontap.com/lbs-classes.asp
GIFT WRAPPING A HUGE SUCCESS
Last night brought an extra-special dimension of seasonal joy as many students turned
up early for classes at the Neptunian Woman's Club to help wrap gifts!!! We were given
the opportunity to volunteer to help with gift wrapping for the Neptunian Women and
we are proud to say that many of our students happily answered the call. The gift
wrapping helped to raise funds for two Mira Costa High School scholarships (one music and one art), and we have to say that our
students did a LOT of wrapping. Thanks to everyone who showed up and contributed to
this event...you helped us show the heart and soul of the Lindy By The Sea community!!!
Here we have two pictures of our dear, dear friend, Lovelynn VanderHorst and her soon-to-be-child, along with our own Rusty Frank. Rusty and Lovelynn have been best friends since the first time they met, and Rusty went to Lovelynn's Baby Shower last weekend and these pictures were taken. For those of you who have been wondering where our pal had been lately, and why you haven't seen her out dancing so much lately...here's your answer!!
Last weekend, Rusty flew up to the Bay Area to visit her San Francisco dancing friends on the set of the new film in production "Swing". One of these friends, Cynthia Glinka, got the great job of choreographing twenty-eight (!!!) dance scenes for this new film (there are 69 scenes altogether in the movie). When Rusty arrived on the set to watch, Cynthia came rushing over, "Rusty, quick, go up to Wardrobe and get in a vintage dress; I've got a dance partner for you to be in the next scene!". And who was this dance partner? None other than Bob MacKenzie, of KTVU Channel 2 News up there. He was doing a special story on the film and thought it would be fun to actually get in the film as part of his story. After rushing through Wardrobe, Hair, and Makeup, Rusty raced back down to the set, greeted Bob MacKenzie (whom she had known years ago from him doing stories on the Art Deco Society), Cynthia placed the two right behind the stars for a big scene, the director yelled "Action!" -- and off they danced.
"The old Regency Building on Sutter Street, where
the Masons once performed initiation rites, has a
This holiday season, why not give your loved ones something they've always wanted...swing! Whether it's a series card, good for four weeks of great dance classes with Lindy By The Sea, or maybe some passes to the Rhythm Club on Wednesday nights, it's a gift that really fits all! You can even set up some private lessons with Rusty -- what a terrific present for the swing dancer in your life! Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 310 606 5606 or personally ask for any of these things at any Rusty and Peter event, and we'll be more than happy to take care of you!
If any of you would like to have a private swing dance lesson, give Rusty a call at 310.606.5606. (Photo: David Saffir)
JACQUES D'AMBOISE! -- "He makes me feel like dancing!" For more than 20 years, that's what thousands of excited children throughout the country have been saying after participating in Jacques d'Amboise's National Dance Institute.
See you soon!
*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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