September 1ST 2004
Q: "What do you do for a living?"
- Rusty Frank
RUSTY & ROBERT HAVE A FRIENDLY "BATTLE"
& OCTOBER 13
|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)
This Week's Celebrations
If it's your birthday this week, just let us know at the Rhythm Club so you can get your birthday dance!
The wonderful Argonaut article that appeared a couple of weeks ago about Rusty and The Rhythm Club is online. If you missed it, here's a chance to take a look:
We had such a great response from that article on our USO 1940s nite, and since then. Thanks to the Argonaut, and especially writer Rahne Pistor for his fine work on the story.
I thought I would just pull three all-nighters last week, what the heck, and now have the complete "Lindy Hop with Rusty & Peter" series on DVD. That's right, all three of the wonderful instructional videos are now also available on DVD. You can get them in class or on the website HERE.
Thursday, 16 September, 2004 - 7pm to 8pm
Little Company of Mary Hospital/Del Webb Center for Education
4201 Torrance Blvd, Torrance
Basic instruction on history and variety of swing dances for the Association (a lay order of the convent) to encourage participation by Association members in the dance program for patients at various LCOM facilities.
Saturday, 25 September, 2004 - 2pm to 3pm
Artesia Christian Home
11614 E. 183rd St., Artesia
One of our favorite places, especially since THEY keep asking for US. Simple program which will hopefully include a sample of ballroom as well as our usual audience and employee participation.
RSVP or questions, contact Jes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 310-372-4821
Augie finally surfaced and sent over a couple emails. Here's one I received a few days ago:
What's up Rusty!
Today was my day off but I still had to work. I wonder if you ever get a day off. You're so busy. lol But all of my tasks are over so i gotta go back to missions tomorrow. The good thing is I get to go to swing night this week. So that is going to be awesome. I can't wait. I need to get some dancing in. Too much stress, not enough swing out here. lol I am starting to look towards what I am going to do once i get back. I bought some tickets for me and a friend to go to the lindy exchange in Phoenix when November rolls around. It's going to be awesome I think. I went to a few of the events at the binge this year but we had a lot of training and I couldn't go to all of them like I wanted. So this will be fun. I am trying to get my friend who is going to move out to LA and become my dance partner. She is so cool and a great dancer but she is mostly ballroom. So she would need a lot of advice from you, Rusty. The Marine Corps ball is going in Nov., too, so we are going to go, but once the ball is over in Vegas, we are heading out to LA the next day for a weekend of swing. I can't wait to show her the swing scene in LA. She is "the girl" that got me into swing in the first place. She has no idea how awesome LA is when it comes to Lindy Hop. She will fall in love with the place I know it. It's too exciting. Then I think I will try to go to the Fall Festival at PBDA. I went to one of the dances last year and I got to meet Frankie Manning. That was awesome so I think I'm going to do it this year since I'll have the money. I am only going to be able to take lessons with you sundays though because it's too far of a drive during the week. But believe me, when I get out, my body is going to be there during the week too!!
Other than that I am only spending a week at home in El Paso and to see my folks and then I am coming back to California so I can pick up where I left off. I am so excited Rusty. All I gotta do now is finish up out here. And with all of the encouragement that you and your friends have given me, I am feeling good. Thank you again. I heard from Pete Jacobs again and I look forward to meeting him. You have helped me make so many friends Rusty that I can't thank you enough. You are great, and you can't help it. That's awesome. Nothing else is new though right now though. Take care and I'll talk to you again soon.
your swing son,
AUGIE FREEMAN: For those of you who are new to our list, Augie Freeman is a young swing dancer from Lindy By The Sea who is currently serving with the Marines in Fallujah, Iraq. We have basically "adopted" him as our "swing son". Several months ago, we all chipped in and sent over the coolest package to him... but it never arrived. We had cookie, swing t-shirts, baseball caps, cds, books... all sorts of goodies. He was injured while on tour, but is doing great.
If you want to email him, click on this address and a composer window will pop up:
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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).
JOIN THE SWING SHIFT RHYTHM CLUB TODAY!
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.