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JUNE 24TH 2003
TUESDAY

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"The real reason I dance is because I want to explode."

Bill Evans


NEW SERIES STARTS JULY --
NEW MONDAY NIGHT LOCATION STARTING JULY 7TH

Our new Lindy By The Sea swing dance series of classes begins July 6th, 7th, and 8th. And, as you already heard, there's a new location for the Monday classes -- The El Segundo Masonic Lodge! We swing dancers care about many things: smiling partners, happy dancers, a great dance floor, wonderful music, and adjoining parking lots! Well, now every single one of our Lindy By The Sea class locations has it's very own parking lot!!!

Remember, Sunday and Tuesday classes remain at the Rebekah Lodge, and The Rhythm Club remains at the Elks Lodge. Don't get confused now! But if you do have any questions, don't hesitate to email: info@swingshiftontap.com or call 310-606-5606.

Click HERE for details!

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 MASONIC LODGE
520 Main Street
El Segundo
(enter parking lot from alley off Mariposa - you'll see the huge wall mural at the entrance)
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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Great South West Club Swing Off Jack and Jill Contest! - JUNE 18TH


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In addition to having the fabulous Hilary Alexander as our guest DJ at the Rhythm Club this Wednesday, we also will be hosting a very special event: The Great South West Club Swing Off Jack and Jill Contest! This contest has been roaming throughout the clubs for the past few weeks, and this contest will be the last chance for people to compete in Los Angeles! You bet it's gonna be fun -- either to enter or to watch! We've got great social dancers in Los Angeles, and this will be a wonderful opportunity for you to jump in the fun either as a participant (don't be shy!) or as an observer. The judges (your very own Rusty included) will be looking for "connection" and "musicality," among other things. Why not bring a pencil and paper along and do your own private judging and see how your opinion compares with the final results!

For more information on the event, check http://camphollywood.net

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photo: Lisa Johnson

Plus...GUEST DJs
Nathan E. 8:00-8:30pm
& Professor Vangor at suprise intervals!

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THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

David Stockin
June Hamilton
Judy Brill

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

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DATE GUEST ARTIST ADMISSION
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June 11th's Trivia Quiz #3 Results:

Question: What do the next 3 songs have in common?

"Eagle Rock Me Baby" by Roosevelt Sykes,
"A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square" by Bobby Darin,
and "Rockin' Robin" by Bobby Day.

Answer: All 3 had birds in the song title.

Winner: Glenn Parkison
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LAUGHLIN LINDY DANCE CAMP
AUGUST 14-17TH

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The ever-fun Laughlin Lindy Dance camp is comin' up this August. Rusty'll be on hand as one of the teachers (wait till you see the list of instructors!). This camp is probably the most "affordable" of all the swing dance camps, as the $219 includes transportation, three nights in hotel, three meals, all classes and dances! Why don't we see if we can get a Lindy By The Sea gang for this one. Email: john@dancefun.com, call 310-530-0500, or check out their website HERE. Tell them, "Rusty sent me".


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JUNE 21ST

The Satin Ballroom, our favorite monthly swing dance, is this Saturday. Not only will you have hours of dancing pleasure, but you'll also have an opportunity to watch the finals of the Great South West Swing Off! Go to http://satinballroom.com for more info.


JUNE 21ST
THE BILL ELLIOTT SWING ORCHESTRA
ON CATALINA ISLAND!

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Dance to the fabulous Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra and bid on exciting items at a Catalina and Hollywood memorabilia silent auction - a rare opportunity to own history! All at the Art Deco masterpiece -- the Avalon Casino Ballroom (pictured above). Enjoy gourmet desserts, coffee and tea (no host bar also available). You are encouraged to come in vintage dress (1930's-50's). Rumor has it that a few celebrities might be offering a private lunch as a very special auction item. This is a very special fundraiser for the Catalina Island Museum. 7:30 p.m. Casino Ballroom. Your very own Rusty and Rhythm Pal Ron Campbell with be dancing with their pals Chanlder Smith and Jerry Jordan, just to name two. Check out the website http://www.ecatalina.com/calendar.asp



SUMMER CONCERTS AT POLLIWOG PARK!

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The Manhattan Beach Concerts in the Park series is an annual, Summer-long event held each year at Polliwog Park. It runs from the last week in June, through Labor Day weekend, and has featured such artists as the Doo-Wah Riders, Lisa Haley and the Zydekats, and the Fab Four, as well as a host of other talented musicians. We always have a good showing of swing dancers at many of the dates. So bring a picnic and join the fun.

Concerts run from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. For information, call 310-802-5400 Here's their schedule of concerts that might be fun for swing dancing:

June 22: Hyperion Outfall Serenaders -- Dixieland
June 29: Scot Bruce -- Elvis
July 20: Jumpin' Joz -- Swing
August 3: Orchestra Charangoa -- Cuban Jazz

Check out their website HERE


JULY 4TH
STARLIGHT BOWL -- BILL ELLIOTT

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The 2003 Starlight Bowl Summer Concert Season begins with the July 4th Independence Day Celebration featuring patriotic music, spectacular aerial fireworks, and fun for the entire family. The Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra will be performing exciting swing music in the style of the 30's, 40's, and 50's including works by Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, and Duke Ellington. In addition to Bill Elliott, there will also be more entertainment: Tight harmonies, universal humor and unbelievable a cappella energy have made the Alley Cats America's premiere Doo-Wop group. The Jokesters are sure to amaze you with their outrageous antics, good humor, and plain old fashioned family fun. July 4th gates open for picnicking 6:00 p.m. Live music and entertainment 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Fireworks at 9:00 p.m. Seating is limited http://starlightbowl.com/


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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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Catalina Island Museum: We've already mentioned that The Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra will be playing this Saturday on Catalina Island as part of a big fundraiser for the 50th anniversary of the Catalina Island Museum. We had a chance to wonder through this museum over Swing Camp Catalina, and believe us, it's just filled to the brim with the wondrous history of this romantic island. Photographs going back over 100 years. The unique history of Hollyood on the Island. Check out their website http://www.ecatalina.com/museum.asp




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* 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.