"Thanks everybody... You've been a great crowd!!!!"
RAFFLE FOR DANCER'S FUND
YOU COULD WIN AN INCREDIBLE ROLL-OUT DANCE FLOOR!!!
It's the holiday season and a wonderful time to think of others. As part of a joint
club effort between The Rhythm and Suzy Q's, we are raffling off a beautiful roll-out
dance floor to raise money for the Professional Dancer's Society (PDS) -- Dancer's Home
and Transition for Dancers Fund. So here's the scoop:
Fabulous Roll-Out Dance Floor
IT COULD BE YOURS!!!
This 4x6 floor easily rolls out and is danceable on any surface. You don't need to "roll
up the carpet", instead, "roll out the floor"! The price of this floor is $450! But you
may be the lucky winner!
* Wednesday -- December 18th *
THE FABULOUS ESQUIRES!
Yep. Gulp. Sob. This is it. Peter's last Wednesday at the Rhythm Club.
RON & GIO'S ALOHA!!!
And while we're at it, let's have another "Aloha",
You read that right! Ordinarily, we only have our beginners swing dance class at the Rhythm Club on the first Wednesday of the month. But since this is a special night (it being Peter's last one and all...) we have decided to have one last class with him, so come on down, bring your friends, and be a part of the last swing dance class ever with Rusty and Peter! It's from 7:30pm until 8:00pm and we're sure it's going to be swell. The class is included in the cover charge ($12 -- live band!!!) so come along and be a part of it...we'd love to see you there!!!
Yeah! Hooray! The Lindy Chorus class, after learning an entire routine during the past four weeks, is going to perform their "Streamliner" number during one of the band breaks. Make sure to cheer them on. Wow! What a night this is gonna be.
8:00-11:30pm -- Dance! Dance! Dance! SEE YOU THERE!
SEE YOU THERE!
PETER FLAHIFF BIDS A FOND FAREWELL
Hello everybody! It's Peter here, with my last contribution to the Weekly E-Mail
update from Lindy By The Sea. I have to admit, this is a very bittersweet moment in
my life and I wanted to take an opportunity (since I have you all as a captive audience
here) to say good-bye in the way I am most comfortable with -- writing.
NO RHYTHM CLUB DECEMBER 25TH OR JANUARY 1ST
(NOW WHY COULD THAT BE...?)
We just thought we'd come out and actually say it -- the Rhythm Club will be closed on Christmas Day, December 25th, and New Year's Day, January 1st. We hope you all have a warm and wonderful holiday season, and our best wishes to you!!! See you next year...
* Wednesday -- January 8th *
MORA'S MODERN SWINGTET
* Wednesday -- January 15th *
Ladies of Swing -- DJs
SYLVIA SKYLAR, HILARY ALEXANDER, & RUSTY FRANK
* Wednesday -- January 22th *
BEGINNING: SUNDAYS, JANUARY 5
MONDAYS, JANUARY 6
WITH RUSTY & HER RHYTHM PALS -- RON & GIO!!
JANUARY'S FEATURED CLASS -- COLLEGIATE SHAG
For complete details on our classes, including times, location, cost and more, click here: http://www.swingshiftontap.com/lbs-classes.asp
WITH THE INCOMPARABLE JIVE ACES!!!
For those of you who didn't come to the dance last week and missed the Jive Aces -- well, we hate to rub it in, but you REALLY missed out. These boys put on the most incredible show in the world, giving 150% the whole night, building the excitement song by song, until the end of the night when they absolutely blew the place apart with a pulse-pounding, heart-stopping, crowd-screaming frenzy of an encore that knocked everybody out!!! Don't EVER EVER EVER miss these guys again when they're in town. Here are some pictures to give to a vague idea of what you missed...
They actually put it in their contract with us -- "Dinner at Fatburgers"!
DANCING! MUSIC! FIREWORKS! AWARDS! CAKES!
This latest End-Of-Series Party was a roaring success! Loads of our friends, past and present, came out to dance the night away to lots of great music. The City of Manhattan Beach presented their holiday fireworks spectacular (coincidence?), and we were treated to a lovely show right from the porch of the Neptunian Woman's Club! The dancing was a ball, as ever, and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves immensely. There was a presentation of a cake AND a cheesecake for Peter to celebrate his retirement, and a retirement-dance for him as well (giving a slight indication of the retirement dance awaiting him at the Rhythm Club...) We gave out certificates of appreciation to some of our great helpers, including Glenn Parkison, Jessica Densmore and John Silva!! (Amanda got her's on Monday night... and we're still waiting to see Shari Campbell to deliver hers...) Overall, a wonderful time was had by everyone there, and we can't wait to see you all at the next one!!!
They've eaten there for four years before Sunday classes!
Receive their Certificates of Appreciation
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 email@example.com, 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)
SWINGMAP -- Yes, this has been a link of the week for us in the past,
but we felt that with the holiday traveling-around season upon us, it would be wise
to put it out there again as a reminder to everyone that you can still go swing dancing
wherever you may be! So wherever your travel plans may be taking you, make sure to
check out swingmap.com first and scope out the local dancing scene. This wonderful
site gives you a map of all fifty states in these United States and all you have to do
is click on the place you're heading to and voila!!! You are instantly whisked to the
main website for swing dancing in that area. What could be simpler? Note that in
some states, there are several cities with thriving swing scenes, so click on the
specific city you are going to...and once you know the lowdown, don't hesitate to
contact dancers in the area and see if you can meet them! This swing dancing stuff is
REALLY friendly and social (in case you hadn't noticed), so take the chance and make
some new friends!!! Have fun!!!!
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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