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November 30rd 2004
TUESDAY

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"Don't look at your feet to see if you are doing it right. Just dance."

--Kobi Yamada

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ONE MORE MONTH OF FUN IN 2004

I always love this time of year. First of all, there are so many really good movies! Secondly (and much more important) everyone is in a GREAT mood. Despite some of the holiday stresses, or maybe because of them, people are in a celebratory mood all month. I love it. The Rhythm Club always has such a good feeling about with smiles abounding.

I've planned a wonderful month for all of us, starting tomorrow nite with Dean Mora's Swingtet. I'm a Mora fan from way back; as many of you know, he was the first band I heard during this "resurgence" back at the Monday nite Derby nites of 1998. (By the way, mark you calendars for next year, as I've booked his orchestra (!) for Valentines.)

Tomorrow nite at The Rhythm Club is a "first Wednesday" so we also have the beginner's swing dance lesson from 7:30-8:00pm. Spred the word.

I love having theme nites, so we've got two in December: On the 8th, with The Fabulous Esquires Orchestra, it's "Hawaiian Nite," and on the 15th, our special Holiday Party with The Jonathan Stout Orchestra, it's "Dress Up Nite" (vintage style 1940s, if you've got it!)

So, on with the fun!

PRE-REGISTRATION ENDS TOMORROW.

SIGN UP TODAY! OR BRING YOUR REGISTRATION FORM TO THE RHYTHM CLUB TOMORROW NITE

click on the image below to pre-register!

click on the above image to pre-register!

LAST 2004 TUESDAY SERIES
FEATURED CLASS -- SWING OUT VARIATIONS

You can join at any time. We have over thirty Swingout variations up our sleeves to teach in the this Level 3 and up series. Stock up on loads of cool variations to spice up your variation. Step step triple step step step triple step!

Remember, we are back to our regular 7:30pm and 8:30pm start times!


CALLING ALL MEN!
OVERFLOW OF WOMAN AT LEVEL 1, SUNDAY

It happened once again, that rarity when we have crazy off-balanced numbers. We had so many more women than men, that it would be wonderful if any of you men out there would like to come back to Level 1 and help balance things out for these wonderful new students.

Remember, Level 4 students, you can come back through any Level 1, 2, or 3 classes for $10/each for the entire series!


HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS!
GIVE THE GIFT OF DANCE!

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HOLIDAY GIFT CERTIFICATES

What a great holiday gift idea -- Swing Dancing!
We have gift certificates for:

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holly.jpg LINDY-BY-THE-SEA SERIES (One Adult $40)

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AND... don't forget about all our wonderful items available in the On Tap shop!
Click on On Tap logo for ideas.

contact us by Email or 310 606 5606.

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Yes, it's that time again, "The First Wednesday of the Month" when we have our Beginner Swing Dance Class at the Rhythm Club. We offer this super easy class for those who just want to check out the scene. Maybe they're not sure enough about swing dancing to sign up for a full 4-week Lindy By The Sea course yet... This class is just meant to give them a "taste" of the dance and the people, the environment, so to speak. Let all your co-workers, friends, relatives, and others (?) know about it.

HOLIDAYS AT
THE RHYTHM CLUB

It's that time of year again. Getting ready for the holidays! We've got a superb line-up at the Rhythm Club to make your holidays sign with joy. With all the stress awaiting you (cards, gifts, food -- yikes!), dancing always saves the day.

Make sure to mark all the December dates in your diary! December 1st, our lesson AND Mora's Modern Swingtet! December 9th The Fabulous Esquires with Rusty's singing debut with the band and her Swing Shift Fliers. December 15th -- The Rhythm Club Holiday Party, a real dressy-uppy affair.


DECEMBER 1
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DECEMBER 8

DRESS HAWAIIAN!
Performances by
Rusty Frank (singing debut with band!)
Swing Shift Fliers

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DECEMBER 15

HOLIDAY PARTY!
Dress Up!!!!

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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


Robin Campbell
Thomas Rice
Tracey Larson

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


MOVIE NITE THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9TH

Mark you calendars for a SSRC Movie Nite. If "Shall We Dance" is still playing, we'll go see that. If not, we'll go see "Polar Express", which has many of our swing and tap buddies as models! Just mark the date for now, and we'll find out what is still playing and where.

ANNOUNCING TWO NEW COORDINATORS FOR THE SSRC!
CATHRYN SAYRE & NORMAN KAJIKAWA

L-R Cathryn with Augie Freeman, Norman dancing with Jessica

We welcome aboard two new coordinators for the SSRC. Cathryn Sayre will be our "Fun Coordinator" and Norman Kajikawa will be our "Photo Coordinator." Take a look at the photos he's loaded up on the site from previous SSRC events.

Jessica Densmore is our "Philanthropy Coordinator." She's been doing an amazing job these past years, bringing swing dancers and happiness into senior homes and hospitals.

Check it out here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SwingShiftRhythmClub/

JOIN THE FUN!
BUT, WHAT THE HECK IS IT?

Many of you still don't know about our Swing Shift Rhythm Club. It's one of our best kept secrets. Now is the time to get the SSRC "above the radar."

THE SWING SHIFT RHYTHM CLUB (SSRC), founded in 2000 by Rusty Frank's swing dance students, The SSRC has two missions:

1. Having fun! (Fun) 2. Doing good deeds! (Philanthropy)

1. Having fun: Events where swing dancers can socialize and get to know each other outside of class (vintage clothes shopping, going to a dance-related movie, dancing in the park, eating at retro restaurants before a dance, etc.).

2. Doing good deeds: Events where we bring swing dancing to hospitals, senior homes, and community events for the purpose of good deeds, entertainment, and education in the Los Angeles area.

The SSRC is a volunteer club open to the public and the events are organized by its members. There are no dues. Members can attend as many or as few events as they wish.

"How do I join?"...
Right now, fill in your email address
and click the Yahoo log (that's it!):

Subscribe to SwingShiftRhythmClub

Then you will receive updates of activities (or you can organize one yourself!). Check the yahoogroup "Swing Shift Rhythm Club" calendar here for postings of upcoming events.

Join us in making the world a better place through dancing!

Thank you for joining!

Rusty & Jessica


"Pirate" Dan dips birthday girl Jessica Densmore

More photos up! So take a look, and enjoy!

Scrapbooks! Click HERE




Rhythmic Arts Festival: Many of you have been asking us what to do over the new year's holiday. Here's a nice festival that might be just the thing for those of you wishing a close little getaway. The Rhythmic Arts festival features some of our very good friends (The Campus Five and Hal's Angels) on the music side, and loads of good teachers on the dance side. Take a look.

If you want to stay local, check Margie's page at LindyHopping.com, she always has a very thorough list! We know that Stompy Jones will be at Disneyland, and that place is always fun over New Years.




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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).


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!

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