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FEBRUARY 17TH 2004
TUESDAY

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Valentines at Rusty's Rhythm Club 2/11/04
(new scrapbooks up!
click HERE)



Herb Rosen gives Rusty a dance of a lifetime!
See video in our Quicktime Quickies below

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"To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak."
--Hopi Indian Saying

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RUSTY'S BIRTHDAY NEXT WEEK AT THE RHYTHM CLUB!

I hope you'll all be able to join me in celebrating my birthday (be kind, don't ask!) at the Rhythm Club on February 25th. It's actually my birthday day. And to celebrate, I've booked, for the their debut at the club, Jonathan Stout and His Orchestra!

I would especially love it if everyone dressed up 1930s-1940s style for this night!

I always like to have some extra added attractions... so this year I've invited some of my performing friends who specialize in the 1920s and '30s (my favorite!). They're going to put on a short show in the evening for your entertainment pleasure (and mine):


Click on any of the pictures below to learn more about these superb talents!

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Click HERE to pre-register!
Pre-registration discount ends this Friday!!!

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SAVE THESE DATES
FOR FURTHER NATHALIE & YUVAL WORKSHOPS:

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June 4-6
September 24-26

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DATE GUEST ARTIST ADMISSION
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Rusty's Birthday -- Let's have some fun!
Dress 1930s-1940s

"Rusty's Rhythm Club Parade of Talent"
Performances by:
Chester Whitmore, Will Ryan, Brad Kay, and Richard Halpern!
Master of Ceremonies Maxwell DeMille
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Dance Lesson and DJ 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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This Week's Celebrations


Dietmar Wendelin
Joe Neric
Dave Andrews

If it's your birthday this week, just let us know at the Rhythm Club so you can get your birthday dance!

WHAT A WEEKEND!

FORT MACARTHUR

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We're all still reeling from the fantastic weekend! First we all went to Fort MacArthur for an afternoon dance with the Fabulous Esquires. This event marked the 62 year anniversary of the 1942 Los Angeles Air Raid. Huell Howser was on hand to film the event for his "California Gold" television program.

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The afternoon also included a mock drill headed up by our very own John Kanaster. Take a look on our new scrapbook page for pics of the day.

"SWING!" SHOW

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Imagine 50 swing dancers dancing up a storm in the lobby of the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center Saturday nite surrounded by admiring and cheering patrons, and you're beginning to get the picture of the fun we all had Saturday night at the "Swing!" show.

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One of the highlights (aside from the superb show) was when 82-year old Herb Rosen jumped out of the crowd and started dancing like a wild man with Rusty. And when we say "wild", we mean it! He even picked her up in the air more than once with the strength of a 20-year old. Needless to say, the crowd went crazy!

James Blackman, Executive director of the theatre, sent over this note in response to a thank you note from Rusty:

Rusty that opening night with you guys tearing up the lobby was hot I had more fun that night than I have had in had in years! No... I love you! Thank you for joining me

James

And remember, you can also get 1/2 priced tickets by calling the box office and saying you are on "Rusty's List". 310 372-4477

Here's the LINK for the show.

JOIN NOW! -- click SWING SHIFT RHYTHM CLUB -- send your first and last name and email address.

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Click HERE
82-year old Herb Rosen
sends Rusty flying at the "Swing!" Show February 14, 2004
Download the latest free Quicktime Player HERE
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Check out the new scrapbooks that are up on our website!

Rusty has spent many "happy" hours updating our website with new photographs for your viewing pleasure. Here's the link:

http://swingshiftontap.com/scrapbookindex.asp


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Maxwell's at the Argyle: One of our favorite nite spots will be temporarily closing its doors at the end of March. We wanted to make sure that you knew about this sensational club -- Maxwell's at the Argyle. Our favorite master of ceremonies, Mr. Maxwell DeMille, has been bringing us the classiest of vintage entertainment for the past two years. Don't miss out on your last chance to visit this historic venue in its current form before the hotel closes down for remodeling.






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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).




JOIN THE SWING SHIFT RHYTHM CLUB TODAY!

Our Swing Shift Rhythm Club (SSRC) is the volunteer arm of our local swing dance community. Through the SSRC, we visit senior homes, children hospitals, and entertain and dance at street fairs. The purpose of the club is to do some good deeds and promote the fun of swing dancing.

Anyone can join the club. The events are varied, and purely volunteer in nature. You'll get a notice through the SSRC Yahoo Group website of upcoming events, and you can chose which one(s) you'd like to attend.

JOIN NOW! -- click SWING SHIFT RHYTHM CLUB -- send your first and last name and email address.

If you wish to unsubscribe, visit:
http://swingshiftontap.com/maillist/mail-list.asp