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APRIL 8TH 2003
TUESDAY

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from the collection of Hal Glatzer

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Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts,
because it is no merre translation or abstraction from life;
it is life itself.

-- Havelock Ellis
(from Robert "Professor" Vangor)

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THIS SATURDAY!
APRIL 12, 2003

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CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER!



NEW SERIES

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Click HERE for details!

NEW TUESDAY SERIES START TONIGHT!

A new Level 1 and 2 Series of Lindy Hop classes begin tonight. Come and join the fun.

Everyone LOVED Sunday classes at the new El Segundo location -- Rebekah Lodge. As the students came in the room one by one, each sighed, "Parking!!". Yes, Rebekah Lodge has it's own parking lot, and plenty of street parking. Never again will you have to wander around the streets, combing for a parking spot within one mile of classes. All Sunday and Tuesday classes will be at Rebekah (including our End-of-Series parties). Mondays classes remain at the Neptunian Woman's Club. Here it all is in a nutshell:

LINDY BY THE SEA CLASSES
DAY LOCATION CLASSES
SUNDAYS REBEKAH LODGE
406 E. Grand Ave.
(corner of Arena)
El Segundo
Level 1 2:00pm
Level 2 3:00pm
Level 3 4:00pm
MONDAYS NEPTUNIAN WOMAN'S CLUB
920 Highland Avenue (corner of 10th)
Manhattan Beach
Featured Class   7:30pm
Level 4 8:30pm
TUESDAYS REBEKAH LODGE
406 E. Grand Ave.
(corner of Arena)
El Segundo
Level 1 7:30pm
Level 2 8:30pm


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*Wednesday -- April 9th *

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GUEST DJs
Nathan Eick 8:00-8:30pm
"Professor" Robert Vangor (inbetween band sets!)

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Beverly Darling is our special Birthday Girl this week!

THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Beverly Darling (age 80!!!) Sarah Buchalter
Ulla Laing
Zack Hubert
Barb Nelis
Billy Higgins

Dance Lesson on the first Wednesday of each month from 7:30-8:00
8:00-11:30pm -- Dance! Dance! Dance!
(check our calendar)

Full details, click HERE
Directions, click HERE

COMING TO THE RHYTHM CLUB
DATE GUEST ARTIST ADMISSION
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April 23 swingtet.jpg dollars-12.jpg
April 30 DJ-Kia2.jpg dollars-7.jpg
May 7
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May 14 bands-Esquires.jpg dollars-12.jpg
May 21 dj-tba.jpg dollars-7.jpg
May 28 bands-BESO.jpg dollars-15.jpg

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RUSY & JERRY JORDAN TO TEACH
SATIN BALLROOM -- SATURDAY APRIL 19TH!

In an unusual and delightful event, two teachers from different schools will be teaming up to teach the Satin Ballroom class this month -- Jerry Jordan of Retroglide Dance Society and Rusty Frank of Lindy By The Sea. Usually dance "teams" are brought in to teach, but Monika and Reinhard came up with this wonderful idea! So come and join us for another great Los Angeles event.

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LAST WEEK AT THE RHYTHM CLUB
KIDS LOVE SWING DANCING!

Last week we had a special beginners' swing class, as it was attended by a group of VERY enthusiastic kids. Click on the Quicktime Quickie below, and you'll see what they had to say about swing dancing. And they'll be back, too. The reason they came to the Rhythm Club was because one young 14-year old is going to be having her special "Quinceanero" in June, and she wants it to be a swing party. So, she invited her pals to learn along with her so they'll know what their doing come June. They'll be back, too, on May 7th and June 4th. If you see them, make sure you make them feel welcome!

RUSTY & RON PERFORM
AT EVAN'S GARAGE!

Thursday last, Rusty & Ron took a motor trip down the Coast to San Diego to perform at a corporate party at the amazing Evan's Garage. This privately owned garage houses the most amazing collection of vintage cars, some dating back to 1903(!) and all in pristine condition. Rusty and Ron got to dance to a really terrific jazz combo throughout the evening, did two wild Lindy Hop displays, and even got the guests "swinging" out on the dance floor. Surrounded by wonderful music and sensational cars... well, it just keeps getting better. Backs up our motto: "You never know where your dancing shoes will take you!"

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MARINA DEL REY YACHT CLUB
SWINGS THE NIGHT AWAY!

Saturday night, a few Lindy By The Sea gang invaded the Marina Del Rey Yacht Club's '50's Rock 'n' Roll night. Mae-Lae, Gio, "Professor" Robert Vangor, Michael and Cheryl, and Rusty really challenged the band. They got the biggest compliment of their lives when, at the end of the evening, the band leader came up to the group and said, "Usually we wear out the dancers. But, tonight you wore us out trying to keep up with you!" Hooray for Lindy Hop! Everyone had a great time; just another example of dancers and musicians propelling each other onward and upward.

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BEVERLY DARLING GETS A SURPRISE
BIRTHDAY PARTY FROM HER DAUGHTER!

Sunday morning, Beverly Darling got the surprise of her life when she walked in to Il Fornio restaurant in Manhattan Beach. A mob of her friends from line dancing, swing dancing, boating, and more hollared "Surprise!!" When her daughter, Sherry, got up and made a speech, we learned more about Beverly then we could have imagined... including that she used to visit prisoners to give them "hope" and even survived several prison riots! What a gal. Happy birthday, Beverly! You really are an inspiration to us all with that energy and amazing smile! Not to mention the twinkle in your eyes!

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RUSTY PERFORMS AT THE ARGYLE
FINDS SOME SURPRISE FRIENDS!

Last night, Maxwell's At The Argyle celebrated it's one year anniversary, and Rusty was on tap, so to speak, performing to "Swing Fever" (pictures next week). She was in for a big surprise when a lot of her friends from the "outside" showed up to cheer her on including: Benny (sensation jazz violinist from Janet Klein and Her Parlour Boys), Keith (the paramedic who nearly three years ago saved her life after her catasrophic accident), Dave (from the Liquid Radio Players) and more. She was also delighted to see actor and band leader Johnny Crawford, and they stopped to pose before the cameras. Johnny got up and crooned a tune with the fabulous Mora's Modern Swingtet. Our own Will Ryan got up and played ukuele and sang his own composition "When the Cat's Away." Chester Whitmore sat in on drums and then lead everyone in an improvised dance. Pal, Richard Halpern, sang with the band in his unique 1920's style. So, if you missed it, aren't you sorry now?!

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l-r: Benny, Will, Rusty, Keith, Dave
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Rusty with Johnny Crawford (sorry Jessica!)
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(Johnny, back in the days of "The Rifleman")
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with Hilary, Corinna, and Minn

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Click HERE to see a movie of
the kids at the Rhtyhm Club

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

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RUSTY GOES TO AUSTRALIA: That's right. Rusty will be on the road again, but this time, instead of Europe, she'll be heading Down Under. Last year, when she was in the Swedish dance camp Herrang, she met two Aussie swing-addicts Cheryl Glasgow and Matthew Riddle at one of the camp's parties (that very meeting is pictured above!). As they were shooting the breeze, Rusty told them how much she loved Australia from her visit over ten years ago, and they said how much they'd love to have her come down and teach. So they all got to work on a "Rusty Festival," and now it's just a few weeks away.

First she'll be teaching in Melbourne, and then in Perth. (The trip will be from April 22nd - May 6th. Lindy By The Sea classes will take a short break, but the Rhythm Club will still be open!)

So this week, our Link of the Week is Rusty in Melbourne. Enjoy!

Click HERE for more info.


Swing Shift
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
the Manhattan Beach Arts Festival

For more information about the Swing Shift Rhythm Club and what it's all about,
check out our Frequently Asked Questions Page.