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MARCH 25TH 2003
TUESDAY
GREETINGS GATES*!

PICTURE OF THE WEEK

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"Saint" Glenn's True Identity

Yes, finally the truth is revealed.  Our mild-mannered Glenn Parkison (birthday boy of the week), who you see each week at the Rhythm Club and behind the counter at classes, carries a deep secret -- his true identity.  We don't want to give anything away.  But perhaps you can figure it out for yourself, with the little clue of his automobile, pictured here.  Glenn, your secret is safe with us!



QUOTE OF THE WEEK

"Rusty, I think if all the members of the UN brought their significant others and had a 'steal dance'* before their meetings, then we probably wouldn't be having a war right now.  That was a lot of fun last night [at the End of Series Party]."

-- John Silva

Thanks, John.  I think there are a lot of us who agree with you that social swing dancing could add such a lot of harmony to the world.  Especially the "steal dance" (where you get to dance with everyone in just one song) --  it's friendly, it's silly, it's musical, it's fun, and it's joyful.  We'll keep on dancing, and bring a kind of peace to the world in our own way...
  --Rusty 

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

NEW SERIES
THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 30TH
NEPTUNIAN WOMAN'S CLUB

   

Click HERE for details!



Featured Class Monday Nite:

BALBOA!

That's right!  Due to overwhelming demand, we are going to do another series of Balboa. If you missed the last  one, come along and join the  fun.  Remember, in this series we learn something new each week (so you needn't  have taken the last series).   Balboa is a great dance for those faster tunes -- and you don't even get winded!


(Learn Balboa, and this will never happen to you on the dance floor!)



* * * * THIS WEEK AT THE RHYTHM CLUB * * * *
* Wednesday -- March 26th *
RHYTHM PAL GIO'S & "SAINT" GLENN'S BIRTHDAY

(Here's Gio!)

50'S NIGHT! Dress up! PRIZES!!!

Live Music -- THE HOLLYWOOD COMBO

Guest Performances -- RUSTY & HER TAP RHYTHM PAL
GREG GAST with BOBBY BARRON
and WILL RYAN ON UKULELE AND VOCALS!!
and

MC Maxwell DeMille!

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

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

Birthdays:
Ethan Levy
Giovanni Quintero
Maris
a Dirstine
Glenn Parkison


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 -- April 2nd *
DJ -- Kia
 


* Wednesday -- April 9th *
Live Music
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* Wednesday -- April 16th *
Live Music



* Wednesday -- April 23rd *
DJ -- Hilary Alexander

 


* * * * WORKSHOPS * * * *

SAVE THE DATE!
SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2003

LINDY STYLING WORKSHOP

WITH RUSTY & HER RHYTHM PAL -
RON CAMPBELL
RON


* * * * EXTRA ADDED ATTRACTIONS * * * *

TASTE OF DANCE A HIT!

Rusty with her guest Rhythm Pals
Jerry Jordan and Chandler Smith of Retroglide Dance Society

Lindy by the Sea students and guests enjoyed six dance classes with guest instructors Jerry Jordan and Chandler Smith, of the Retroglide Dance Society.  Thanks, Chandler and Jerry, for a simply wonderful day! Below you'll get a chance to see what all the fun was about.  Stay tuned for our next monthly workshop -- Lindy Styling on Saturday, April 12th.  


Jerry's class;  Chandler's class


A much-deserved lunch break;  Chandler teaching the Shim Sham Shimmy



Click HERE to see a movie of
Taste of Dance students
Waltzing



Click HERE to see a movie of
Taste of Dance students
dancing Salsa



Click HERE to see a movie of
Taste of Dance students
doing the Cha-Cha


Just goofin' around -- basically, two hams of the first order!




Click HERE to see a movie of
two hams...
that's right -- Jerry & Rusty







TRISTAN SAYS "GOO GOO"
TO EVERYONE AT LINDY BY THE SEA!




Click HERE to see a movie of
Tristan (Lovelynn & Derek's baby lead) saying
hello to you!




AT THE RHYTHM CLUB

Michael D'Angelo with birthday boy Pete Vincent; the "Stripey Shirt Gang" Karen, Rudy, Robert;

Harvey greets everyone at The Rhythm Club during Sandy's absence; the boys at the bar Michael, Glenn, and, our favorite bartender, Lou; and, some of the kids don't want to go home - Mae-Lae, Joe, Jennifer, and Gio!



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BILL ELLIOTT SWING ORCHESTRA
AT  THE SATIN BALLROOM 

Bill Elliott -- our King of Swing!; Rusty with Edna and Chuck Cecil


Gio and Mae-Lae in their Ebay-acquired Hawaiian wedding outfits; happy dancers Christy and Forrest


Jerry and Joya strike a snazzy pose in their superb vintage attire;
Cassie Miller and the Lucky Stars give out with the notes!



Two of our favorite Balboa dancers -- Sam and Barbara.  
It's great to see Sam out dancing after his heart surgery!





Click HERE to see a movie of
The Lucky Stars singing one of Bill Elliott's hit tunes -- "Swing Fever".



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Click HERE to see a movie of
the youngest of swing fans
(over 100 kids attended this Satin Ballroom!) 




Click HERE to see a movie of
Bill Elliott playing his newest composition
"A Walk In The Park"





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 * * * *

LAS VEGAS LINDY EXCHANGE: If you've never heard of or been to a lindy exchange, here's your chance.   Las Vegas is hosting this weekend, and the event is guanteed to be a winner!  If you're not doing anything this weekend, hop in your car and head out to Vegas (baby!) 

Click HERE for more info.


See you on the dance floor!

Dancingly,

Rusty & Her Rhythm Pals
Ron & Gio

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).




HAVE YOU JOINED THE SWING SHIFT RHYTHM CLUB?


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 !