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FEBRUARY 11TH 2003
TUESDAY

GREETINGS GATES*!


PICTURE OF THE WEEK

The Rhythm Hot Shots
(next week at the Rhythm Club!!!)



QUOTE OF THE WEEK

"If we all did the things we are capable of doing,
we would literally astound ourselves."

-- -- Thomas Edison


* * * * WORKSHOPS * * * *

1920'S CHARLESTON THIS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2003
WITH RUSTY & HER RHYTHM PAL -- RYAN ROEMER

By popular demand, we are offering a two-hour workshop devoted entirely to 1920's partnered Charleston. You've probably been seeing the occasional couple break out in this great vintage dance and been yearning to learn it yourself. Well here's your chance!

We'll be starting at the very basic with the unique footwork associated with '20's Charleston. Then we'll move on to a series of fun moves, all sociable, to lead/follow on the dance floor.

Our special guest Rhythm Pal for the afternoon is Ryan Roemer. You've seen him Charleston with Rusty at the Rhythm Club, but now here's your chance to see what he's got to share!

You can read more about this workshop and even register on line by clicking HERE

This workshop will be held at our new workshop location -- Rebekah Lodge, 406 Grand, in El Segundo (IT'S GOT A PARKING LOT -- HOORAY!




TASTE OF DANCE
SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 2003
WITH RUSTY & HER RHYTHM PALS - RETROGLIDE'S JERRY AND CHANDLER

It's been over three years since we did our last Taste of Dance. So mark your calendars for this one!

How many times have you had to leave the dance floor when a Mambo came on? How many times have you dreamed of dancing with that great Salsa dancer? What about those fabulous Lindy Hop character steps, such as the Minne Dip, Johnnie's Drop, Groucho? Do you leave the floor when everyone else runs on to do the Shim Sham? Well, here it is -- A Taste of Dance! One full day dedicated to getting you on the dance floor all night. We're offering 50-minute classes in a wonderful array of dances from which to choose. Take the entire day, or just sample four of your choice, or maybe there's one or two for which you've got time. it's up to you. All we ask is that you ENJOY! And feast to your heart's content!

And it's all with the fabulous Jerry and Chandler from Retroglide Dance Society

You can read more about this workshop and even register on line by clicking HERE


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

* Wednesday -- February 12th *
VALENTINES DANCE -- WEAR RED AND WHITE!
DJ -- RHYTHM PAL -- RON CAMPBELL!


VALENTINES AT THE RHYTHM CLUB: Hooray! I bet you didn't know you have over a hundred valentines? Well, you do! And they'll all be at the Rhythm Club waiting to dance with you this Wednesday.

You bet, we'll have the vintage candies. And let's make it even more festive by dressing up in red and white!

RUSTY'S RHYTHM PAL, RON CAMPBELL, TO DJ AT THE RHYTHM CLUB THIS WEDNESDAY: You've seen him dance, but, wow, wait till you hear his collection of swing music! Ron Campbell has been amassing a great array of danceable tunes for years, and now, it's our turn to enjoy them!

So, come along and dance the night away with your all your "valentines."



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

Admission $7 on dj nights, $12 when live band

Birthdays:
Jane Comitz
Gretchen Beck
Ilya Lie-Nielsen
Christy Wilhelmi
Damien Kam
Scott McNabb
Robert Vangor
Joyce Yamamoto

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 The Rhythm Club!

SEE YOU THERE!

Full details, click HERE
Directions, click HERE



* * * * COMING TO THE RHYTHM CLUB * * * *

* Wednesday -- February 19th *
DJ - HILARY ALEXANDER
AND SPECIAL ADDED ATTRACTION -- THE RHYTHM HOT SHOTS FROM SWEDEN!





* Wednesday -- February 26th *
SAVE THE DATE
BILL ELLIOTT SWING ORCHESTRA
for Rusty's Birthday!

We guess it pays to have friends in high places. And you can't go much higher in our swing world than the Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra. So guess which one of Rusty's Rhythm Pals is going to be playing on her birthday at the Rhythm Club? Okay, not much of a surprise -- but, wow! what a coup. Yes, indeed, and hi-de-ho, The Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra. Make room dancers, because this is going to be a night for the books. Mark your calendars -- that's Wednesday, February 26th 2003.



* Wednesday -- March 5th *
DJ




* Wednesday -- March 12th *
Live Music



* * * * EXTRA ADDED ATTRACTIONS * * * *

PRIVATES WITH RUSTY

If any of you would like to have a private swing dance lesson, give Rusty a call at 310.606.5606.
(Photo: David Saffir)


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

NECCO. Okay, I couldn't resist. As many of you know, NECCO Wafers are some of my favorite food. But did you know NECCO is also the company that manufactures the little Valentine heart candies with the "hep" sayings???? You didn't! Well, now you can learn all about NECCO by going to their fun site (and the first person who emails me what NECCO stands for gets a free ticket to the Rhythm Club).

Click HERE


See you on the dance floor!

Dancingly,

Rusty & Her Rhythm Pals
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


For more information about the Swing Shift Rhythm Club and what it's all about, check out our Frequently Asked Questions page at:
http://www.swingshiftontap.com/faqs.htm#23 !