September 21th 2004
"When griping grief the heart doth wound,
- --William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ AT THE RHYTHM CLUB
PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ AT THE RHYTHM CLUB
||PLEASE NOTE CHANGE!
PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ!
DRESS UP VINTAGE (STYLE)!
|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!
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
Now is the count down time for Augie's tour of service with the Marines in Iraq. We are crossing our fingers that he will be able to join us on The Rhythm Club dance floor October 13, 2004. Keep thinking good thoughts for this young lad.
Here's the latest:
Wow, it has been a bloody week here. I don't even wanna go there but things are starting to escalate here as the change over happens. Things are ok though. We had swing night the other night and it was simply awesome. We had more people there than we usually do and it was a blast. LT Cunif who is in the picture with me is leaving tomorrow so it was her last night there. That's too bad because she helps me teach the ladies part and is absolutely a great follow. I look forward to seeing her at the Clubs in LA when I get back. It will be fun for sure. It'll be kind of weird seeing her around and knowing that she was in Fallujah with me. I haven't had that kind of friendship with someone in the swing world yet. It's funny.
So, if you are back from your vacation Rusty I would like to know how it went. I would love to see pictures as I am an aspiring traveler and photographer as well. You have been to so many different places and I think that is awesome Rusty. It's weird to think that many people in this country haven't even ventured outside of their home state. Forget going to another country right?
Well Rusty, please tell everyone I am doing ok and that things are winding down. I appreciate the support everyone has shown and I wish I could write to everyone. I am running out of time that I can spend on these computers because you have to wait an hour in line to use them. Then you only get thirty minutes to write to people. So I haven't been able to write to a lot of people. Sorry. I will see everyone soon though. Take care though and keep having fun.
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:
MORA'S MODERN RHYTHMISTS:Our featured Big Band next week at The Rhythm Club has their own very beautiful futuristic website. Take a moment, and enjoy strolling through the past (present!) with this very vintage band.
* 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.