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February 8nd 2005
TUESDAY

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"When people ask me about this 'little' swing resurgence, I reply: 'Do you realize this LITTLE swing resurgence has lasted longer than the original swing era!'"

Bill Elliott, The Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra
http://swingorchestra.com
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WHAT FUN!

We started another Sunday class last week, and, despite Super Bowl Sunday, it was packed! I'm just having way too much fun with my "job"! Thank you all for keeping this swing resurgence going."

To all our new beginners, WELCOME! Enjoy our world of dancing, music, and new friendships from the dance floor. Remember, when you are out there struggling with new moves, footwork, and concepts, we were all there with you. No one gets to pass by the beginner stage. No one popped out of the womb doing a triple step (that we know of!). So, don't be afraid of us... we know too well your struggle; we're probably still in it ourselves.

To all, I encourage: Enjoy the process. Enjoy the process of learning, of struggling, of trying... Enjoy the process, for, when truth be told, you'll always be in it. And so will we!

See you on the dance floor!

LADIES -- IT'S THIS SATURDAY!

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1940's GLAMOUR WORKSHOP FILLING UP!
(Actually...1920's-1940s')

My, time flies. But, it's true, the 1940's Glamour Workshop is THIS Saturday! I'm so excited, as I haven't done a hairstyling workshop in just about a year -- and that was in Perth, Australia! If you're on the fence about this one, (my hair's too long, too short, too curly, too straight) hesitate no longer... I've got plenty of vintage hairstyles for everyone! And look at it this wa, when's the last time you got to spend some time with a gaggle of gals; this workshop always reminds me of a good ol' fashioned slumber party... loads of giggles and fun.

And, despite our advertising that this is a 1940's glamour workshop, we will actually be covering hair and makeup from the 1920's-1940's!

I am proud and excited to be doing this workshop with Gabriela Hernandez of Besame Cosmetics. She'll be handling the make-up side of things and I'll be dilly-dallying with the hair. By the way, she'll have her cosmetics for sale, so you might want to bring your pocketbook.

The workshop is well on it's way to filling up and is limited to 25 ladies in each of the two classes. The word is out, and many from outside our classes are already signing up. So make sure that you pre-register quick if you want to attend this workshop.

Remember, you can pre-register with your Quick Stop Card, by phoning me at 310 606 5606 or on our web pre-register HERE.

AND, there are plenty of goodies that you need to bring along, so make sure you read the list carefully.


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VALENTINE'S PARTY AT RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
DRESS UP - VINTAGE WITH A SPLASH OF RED AND WHITE

We've got the perfect band for our Valentine's party -- Mora's Modern Rhythmists Dance Orchestra! Music just doesn't get much better than this. Dean Mora feels as though he walked right out of the 1920's and '30's, as well as his beautiful canary of song, Kayre Morrison.

Come along and join all your dancing friends for another wonderful night at Rusty's Rhythm Club

MORA'S MODERN RHYTHMISTS PLAYING FOR OUR DANCING PLEASURE


Morasmodern.com

FEBRUARY 9TH
FEBRUARY 16TH

RHYTHM CLUB VALENTINE'S PARTY!
Dress up Vintage!

FEBRUARY 23TH

Rusty's B-Day Party -- Dress Vintage Western!
Host: Cowboy Maxwell Demille!

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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


Joyce Yamamoto
Allen Hall
Maile Wehrheim
Mike or Sandy Stivers?
Jane Comitz
Eric Floen
Gretchen Beck
Christy Wilhelmi
Damien Kam
Scott McNabb (happy b-day in NYC)


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

NEW SERIES -- NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN

Our new Sunday series started last Sunday, but, if you were at home or with friends watching the Super Bowl, you can still join us this coming Sunday! No need to wait until March at all. We promise we'll go over absolutely everything taught last Sunday, so you'll have no problem whatsoever catching up.

And remember, we've started our new class program and we are in the midst of the "B" tracks for Levels 1 & 2. This means, the first two weeks of class will be the same material as last series, but the last two weeks will be all brand new material! So take Level 1 and 2 again, for a good review of your six and eight count basics AND learn new material! Oh, boy!

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

NEED MORE WOMEN ON TUESDAY NITE!!!!!

It's two to one on Tuesdays. Come on out, ladies!


USE YOUR QUICK STOP CARD TO PRE-REGISTER AND SAVE 10% ON CLASSES

(click on image to find out how it works and how you can get one!)
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RUSTY GETS QUOTED IN THE L.A. TIMES

As some of you may know, our very own Rusty is considered quite an authority on tap dance (and is quite a hoofer herself). Last week, she was quoted in the Los Angeles Times in an article about tap dancing. Click HERE to read all about it.

And... last Friday, Rusty was interviewed for an upcoming radio program for WNYC -- coast to coast. We'll make sure to let you known when the program airs and is posted on the website. But if you want to take a listen to the interviewer, Sara Fishko, click HERE for wnyc.org, there's a nifty program you can listen to on Scat Singing.



Our mini-hoppers! Vivi Lau (daughter of Valeria and John) and Ryan Campbell (son of Robin and Ron)
New Scrapbooks! Click HERE




REEL JEWELS: I think there are a few more old movie buffs out there besides myself, so I thought those of you would enjoy this site a tripped over a couple of weeks ago. It's run by a young lady, Ginny L. Sayre, who shares my opinion that old movies can really bring a little piece of mind in this chaotic world. Here's what she has to say:

The film stars that are represented on my site are people I have a great deal of respect for as far as their talent as seen on reel after reel of their films, recordings, and radio appearances. It seems I have become obsessed about reminding people that these gifted artists were once part of our popular culture both in the United States as well as the rest of the world. Not always is entertainment about sensationalism as it seems to be more or less today -- true talent is found in artistic ability, sincerity, beauty, romance and a touch of enchantment that brings our chaotic world a little piece of mind if only for the time it takes to watch a few reels of film.




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