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December 21st 2004
TUESDAY

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"Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music. "

--Angela Monet

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PJ NITE AT RHYTHM CLUB TOMORROW NITE! DEC. 22TH

Are you exhausted from that holiday shopping, addressing all those cards, eating all those homemade cookies and cake? Time to having a cozy night out dancing. I've been wanting to do a pajama party for a long time, and thought tomorrow nite would be perfect: relaxing, fun! See ya on the dance floor!

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HOLIDAYS AT
THE RHYTHM CLUB

It's that time of year again. Getting ready for the holidays! With all the stress awaiting you (cards, gifts, food -- yikes!), dancing always saves the day.

PAJAMA NITE, DEC. 22ND

For our last Wednesday of the year, December 22nd, Rusty and Robert "The Professor" will be battling it out once again. In order to make this a real casual nite.... we're making it a pajama nite! You've got enough to do... so just come in your jammies for this nite of dancing.


DECEMBER 22

PAJAMA NITE! DRESS IN YOUR JAMMIES!!

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DECEMBER 29

Closed for the New Year Holiday

JANUARY 5TH

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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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


Chaz Desimone
Jeff Wright
Gary Fujino

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


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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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.



I'm very happy about this "Fun" Swing Shift Rhythm Club activity. It's always nice to have a chance to get to know one another off the dance floor. Everyone is invited. Just show up!

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, Cathryn, and Norman


Scrapbooks! Click HERE




SWING-O-LOGY 'The Sweathearts of Rhythm': "We are probably the world's single DeeJay-couple in the field of "postmodern dancetunes from 1925 to 1960". We celebrate the hot-hedonism of long gone decades and are a vivid part of the continental Swing-scene. Even today our hearts beat out with almost 78 rounds per minute and as DeeJay's we give the Swing-Jazz back its natural place in the contemporary urban nightlife. Mainly the weird tunes from the Harlem-born Swing-Jazz from the 30's, celebrating the golden era of orchestral Swing from the 40's with not so well known tunes up to the jumping roots of early RnB from the end of that decade up to the early 50's. "We bring those sizzling sounds back where they were born: into the grills and bars, clubs and ballrooms. Cross-Over by the meaning of the word, for clubbers and dancers!"

HOLIDAY SHOPPING GUIDE FOR THE RETRO-LOVER

CLOTHING

Stop Staring
Revamp
Our Dancing Daughters

SHOES

Re-Mix
Dance Store

VIDEOS/DVDS, ETC

Savoy Style

MAKEUP

Besame Cosmetics


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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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