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JULY 2TH 2003
WEDNESDAY

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"I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself."

Mikhail Baryshnikov


NEW SERIES BEGINS JULY 6TH, 7TH, 8TH 2003
JULY IS "BRING A BUDDY" MONTH

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That's right, "Bring a Buddy" to any Level 1 class and you get the Level 1 series for FREE! That means your friend can take the class with a pal, and you get to show how fast you pick up this stuff! (Not to mention that you get a review of your basics, or you could even go through the class as the other role!)

So bring a buddy in July -- and you get the Level 1 series for FREE!

See ya in class!

FEATURED CLASS - BALBOA

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Our July Featured Class (Mondays at 7:30pm) is going to be Balboa! This is one of the most popular swing dances and perfect when those dance tempos start heating up! You can dance fast and still have your legs and your wind! Balboa was born right here in California, on Balboa Island at the Rendevous Ballroom. You can get the Balboa basic right away and then just keep building up your moves (we haven't stop learning them ourselves!!). You can be any level for this class.

NEW LOCATION FOR MONDAY EVENING CLASSES

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Our new Lindy By The Sea series begins July 6th, 7th, and 8th. And now you'll have everything you want: smiling faces, friendly dancers, great music, wonderful wooden dance floors, AND parking lots at all our locations!!!

That's right, our Monday night classes will be moving to a new location starting this upcoming series July 7th -- the beautiful and historic Masonic Lodge in fantastic El Segundo. Wait till you see this hall. It's really terrific.

Remember, Sunday and Tuesday classes remain at Rebekah Lodge, and Wednesday's Rhythm Club remains at the Elks Lodge.

FIRST TUESDAY CLASS HELD AT KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS!!!
JULY 8TH (DON'T GO TO REBEKAH LODGE!)

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Just to make everything really confusing this month, the first Tuesday of this new series (July 8th) will be held at Knights of Columbus right next to the Rhythm Club in Playa Del Rey (here's the address: 8049 W. Manchester)

The good news is our Rebekah Lodge floor is being refinished! So it should stay wonderful for another two years!!

If you happen to forget and go to Rebekah Lodge on July 8th, just hop back in your car and race over to Knights of Columbus -- it only takes 5 minutes!

LINDY BY THE SEA CLASSES
DAY LOCATION CLASSES
SUNDAYS REBEKAH LODGE
406 E. Grand Ave.
El Segundo
(corner of Arena)
Level 1 2:00pm
Level 2 3:00pm
Level 3 4:00pm
MONDAYS MASONIC LODGE
520 Main Street
El Segundo
(enter alley off of Mariposa to lower parking lot -- entrance at the huge wall mural)
Featured Class   7:30pm
Level 4 8:30pm
TUESDAYS REBEKAH LODGE
406 E. Grand Ave.
El Segundo
(corner of Arena)
Level 1 7:30pm
Level 2 8:30pm


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DATE GUEST ARTIST ADMISSION
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THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

Shari Campbell
Stacy Gale
Jill Schwartzberg
Ken Kronstadt
Cassandra Bugg

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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LAUGHLIN LINDY DANCE CAMP
AUGUST 14-17TH
TWENTY FRIENDS ALREADY SIGNED UP!

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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!). We already have twenty people signed up just from our classes and club! Come along and let's get a really BIG group!

This camp is probably the most "affordable" of all the swing dance camps, and 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".


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/


SUMMER CONCERTS AT POLLIWOG PARK
RUSTY & GIO WILL BE ON HAND JULY 20TH!

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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.

Rusty and Rhythm Pal Gio have been invited to teach a beginner's swing class at the July 20th event. So why not make that the one day that we'll ALL show up! So bring a picnic and join the fun. By the way, we always have a good showing of swing dancers at the dates with swing dance-able music!

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


END-OF-SERIES PARTY LOADS OF FUN

We just have to thank Teresa Whitworth for making our End of Series Party that much more fun by bringing a fabulous array of delectibles! There was cake, veggies, chips, salsa, dip, cookies, and punch! Teresa is a Level 1 student, and she has been having such a great time in class and at The Rhythm Club that she just wanted to say "Thank you" to her teachers and all her fellow classmates for making her feel so welcome. On behalf of Lindy By The Sea, we want to thank all of you, too, for keeping the friendly and warm spirit alive!


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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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Got That Swing Now here's a site for all you summer travelers. Happen to be going to Australia, well don't miss the people in Melbourne. Here's one site, hosted by friends of Rusty's -- Vida and Peter. They are a wonderful couple who "live the lifestyle" like Rusty, and their site is full of fun photographs and information on their activities. If you were wondering where Rusty got the idea for "Bring a Buddy Month" -- well now you'll know!




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.