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January 19th 2005
TUESDAY

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One of our grand prizes for next week's Fundraiser!
Out with the Nicholas Brother!
The one in the air - Fayard Nicholas!

(see our link of the week for full details of The Nicholas Brothers)

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Here's a great quote for the followers! Made up by one of our very own students:

"Relax your brain, not your frame."

Hilja Jacknowitz

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RED CROSS TSUNAMI RELIEF FUNDRAISER
NEXT WEEK - JANUARY 26TH
AT RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB

Of course, you all know what's uppermost on my mind this week -- our January 26th American Red Cross Tsunami Relief Fundraiser at The Rhythm Club. I can't believe the array of wonderful donations that have been made for our Silent Auction and Raffle. I've listed everything we have so far, so you can start planning your bidding!

Remember, whatever donation you make is tax deductible. (Don't forget to bring your checkbook.) So have fun, bid high, and help big!

OUR DONATIONS, THUS FAR!

Here's a list of our exciting raffle and silent auction items:

Lunch with Fayard Nicholas! (Value-priceless!!!)
One Pair of Aris Allen Shoes (Value approx $80)
Re-mix $100 Gift Certificate
Besame Gift Pack (Value $110.00)
Jean Veloz Personally autographed photo (Value - priceless)
Savoy Style Blyer Shoes (Value $80)
Savoy Style Whitey's Lindy Hoppers Gift Bonanza (Value $57.90)
Frankie Manning Personally signed poster (Value - priceless)
Barbie Gift Basket (donated from Janine Tuttle and Cathryn Sayre) (Value $300)
Hot Wheels Gift Basket (donated from Janine Tuttle and Cathryn Sayre) (Value $200)
Joanell Connolly Artist Gift cards
Thomas Greenlaugh Hypnosis session /
Second City Bistro (El Segundo) 4 lunchs (Value $100)
Stop Staring 2 dresses (Value $200)
Camp Hollywood Pass - (Value $180)
Balboa Rendezvouz (Value $225)
Personally Autographed cds from Star Trek's Robert Picardo (Value - priceless)
Personallly Autograph from Star Trek's George Takei (Value - priceless)
Maxwell DeMille "Maxwell DeMille's Big Show" DVD autographed to winner
Three A&E Biographies Carole Lombard/Audrey Hepburn/Mitzi Gaynor donated by Steven Smith (Value $100)
CD Bundle from Robert Vangor: Benny Goodman Rare Recordings 1935-1936 and Artie Shaw Featuring Begin The Beguine. (Value $50)
Hand-made (Dawna Davis) beach glass and silver wire wrap bracelet and matching earrings (Value $40)
Purple Orchid Exotic Tiki Lounge Drink Certificate Good for one free round of drinks for up to 10 people(value Approx. $80)
Two passes to Cafe Boogaloo, Hermosa Beach's reining Blues club. (Value $20)
Array of Vintage fruit crate labels, donated by LBS Student Fons (Value $70)
Vintage blue pillbox-like (circular) cap with white polka dots and white double woven cotton Max Mayer's gloves (Value $20), Donated by MiJin, LBS Student
Gift Certificate for dinner at Akbar (either location) (Value $40)

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RED CROSS "TSUNAMI RELIEF" FUNDRAISER FOR TSUNAMI RELIEF AT
RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB - JANUARY 26TH!

LET'S RAISE $1,000 FOR THE AMERICAN RED CROSS'
INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE FUND!

A LETTER FROM RUSTY

I know many of us have been heartbroken over the events of the past weeks resulting from the Tsunami devastation. Watching the news night after night, reading the personal stories of loss... makes us wonder how to find joy in our lives amidst such world suffering.

Being so far away we often feel helpless. But we can make a difference. We can come together as a dance community and help.

We will be having a special Tsunami Relief fundraiser at our weekly Rhythm Club dance on January 26th. Our evening's theme is going to be "Collegiate"(as we have that evening on stage The Campus Five). In addition to the evening's festivities, we are going to try to raise as much money as possible for the Red Cross' International Response Fund.

We'll have taxi dancers on hand with whom you can have a lovely dance for only $2, and we'll have raffle tickets you can buy for your chance to win some great prizes. Our goal will be to raise $1,000. We've done it before! Let's see if we can do it again.

HELP US BY DONATING A RAFFLE PRIZE

We already have some great prizes on hand, but if anyone would like to donate a truly cool and special prize that we can use in the raffle, please notify us via email: info@swingshiftontap.com or by phone 310.606.5606.

MAIL IN YOUR RED CROSS DONATION GET YOUR RAFFLE TICKETS BY POST

If you are unable to attend the fundraiser, but would like to make a donation or buy some raffle tickets, you may do so by: Sending your check payable to:

"The American Red Cross - International Response Fund" to:

Rusty Frank
225 Whiting Street
El Segundo, CA 90245.

Enclose a note with your name, email address, and phone number, and if you would like raffle tickets, how many you would like. We will bring the raffle tickets to the Rhythm Club for you on January 26th.

Raffle/Taxi Dance tickets are $2.00 each.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Dancingly,

Rusty & Her Rhythm Pals

P.S. Red Cross donations are tax-deductible. American Red Cross Tax ID# 53-0196605


JANUARY 19TH
JANUARY 26TH

DRESS COLLEGIATE!

RED CROSS TSUNAMI RELIEF FUNDRAISER

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FEBRUARY 9TH

RHYTHM CLUB DEBUT!

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


Jane Sager
Alan Edmiaston
Jennifer Muller
Alaina Yohe


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

WE'VE GOT TWO FABULOUS WORKSHOPS FOR YOUR PLEASURE IN FEBRUARY!



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THE NICHOLAS BROTHERS: One of the greatest dancers who has ever lived - Fayard Nicholas. And I'm proud and honored to say, dear friend. Fayard Nicholas started dancing as an infant. He was born into a show biz family, and the rest is history. You'll be amazed when you dig a little into this man's life. He's been everywhere, done everything... and is living to tell the tale at a healthy and happy 90!

Why not take a minute to learn about him, and take some of your hard earned money and bid on his prize -- A fancy meal with Fayard and his lovely wife Katherine at El Segundo's stylish Second City Bistro.




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 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 Frank, Founder
Jessica Densmore, Philanthropic Events Coordinator
Cathryn Sayer, "Just for Fun" Events Coordinator
Norman Kajikawa, SSRC Photographer

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