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June 8TH 2005
WEDNESDAY

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"Be popular. Learn to dance."

--Just about every dance ad from the 1920's-1940's!
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DON'T MISS MEETING FRANKIE MANNING THIS WEEKEND!
AND SEEING "SHOUT AND FEEL IT" FROM SWEDEN PERFORM

SWING OUT! PASADENA

This weekend (Friday-Sunday), you have a wonderful opportunity. That is to meet "The Man" himself, Mr. Frankie Manning. Frankie is undeniably one of the "architects" of our favorite dance, Lindy Hop. Back in the early 1930's, Frankie looked around at this new fangled dance, and put his personal slant on it. The rest is history. Frankie is credited with popularizing air steps (and introducing a great many of them). He led THE most popular Lindy Hop performance group ever - Whitey's Lindy Hoppers. His infectious enthusiasm for Lindy Hop, its past, present, and future, is not to be missed.

Frankie resides in New York, and we don't get to see him too often out here in California. But this weekend, Friday nite to be specific, you can not only meet him but hear him tell stories of back in the day at the Savoy Ballroom, where it all began.

If there is only one part of this fabulous event that you can attend, and you have never before met Frankie, make it a point to go Friday nite and hear him talk, watch the Shout and Feel It performance troupe (all the way from Sweden) in a dazzling 1/2 hour show, and then dance the rest of the night away.

I have kept Swing Out Pasadena as our Link of the Week again, just to make sure you don't miss this amazing opportunity.

Rusty with Frankie Manning and his son, tap dancer extraordinaire, Chazz Young
Herrang Dance Camp, Sweden


JIVE ACES STILL HAVE A CHANCE TO GET IN THE TOP 40
YOU CAN HELP!

I ordered my cd today. It was easy. If you feel like supporting our UK pals, go online now so they have that chance to get them on the Top 40. If you are a Jives fan, a swing fan, a dance fan, you can be part of this. Here's today's email directly from the boys themselves:

Fantastic news: The Jive Aces new charity single "White Cliffs of Dover" (Cat. no. RIGHT038) is now the fourth biggest single in HMV's national online best sellers list, just behind U2 (with 3 different versions of their single) & Crazy Frog!

The band will be giving proceeds from the sales to the Royal British Legion's "Thanks" campaign commemorating the end of WWII.

All copies sold up to the evening of Sat 11th June count on this weeks charts.

Cheers, Peter - Jive Aces www.jiveaces.com

"White Cliffs of Dover"
(Cat No. RIGHT038)
Pre-order NOW from www.hmv.co.uk
(Only 2.99!)


JUNE SUNDAYS - NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN

If you or a dear one missed Sunday's new series, it's still not too late to join. On week two we review everything in Levels 1 & 2. So come along!

SECRET AGENT MAN PRACTICE AND DISPLAY INFO

Practice Session:

Tuesday, June 14: 7:00-7:30
Wednesday, June 15: 7:15-7:45

Rhythm Club Display:

Wednesday, June 15: 9:30ish
Invite your friends!

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TREAT OUR NEW FLOOR WITH CARE

Our new floor is spectacular!

I do have a huge favor to ask of all: Please treat this new floor with TLC. First of all there is something known as "New Floor Syndrome," quite similar to "New Car Syndrome." You guard it with your life. The Elks over there have it.

You can help us protect our new floor by observing the following "Rhythm Club Floor Protection Campaign":

No tape on the bottom of your shoes
(tape leaves black/grey marks and a sticky mess on the floor.)

No powder
(baby powder grinds into the floor and removes the floor finish)

No wax
(waxes, like Shuffleboard wax, add a film onto the floor and make it dangerous to the unprepared, and also destroy the finish)

Please refrain from heel slides that tear up the floor

Note: Please let me know if you see someone "hurting" our new floor. I will be happy to take care of it.



JUNE 8
JUNE 15
STUDENT DISPLAY "SECRET AGENT MAN"!
JUNE 22
JUNE 29
JULY 6
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


Dan Danner
Heidi Hardt
Jeff Dick
Rick Grandy
Derek Jensen
Melissa Allen

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



Here's some information about an upcoming event with our "Swing Shift Rhythm Club". We hope you will consider joining this wonderful yahoogroup made up of US for the purpose of doing good deeds in the community through swing dancing and just having plain ol' fun! Go to the bottom of this newsletter for information on joining

FROM JESSICA DENSMORE - OUR "GOOD DEEDS COORDINATOR"
JUNE 18TH EVENT - JOIN US!

We have an Event On June 18th

Little Company of Mary Sub Acute Care Center
3620 West Lomita Blvd. (between Hawthorne and Madison)
Torrance, CA 90505
3rd floor Dayroom
310-378-8587 (#4262 Shirley Torstensen, Activity Coordinator)

According to Activity Coordinator, Shirley, "Most of our residents are vent or trach. Some are very responsive and enjoy live entertainment. For others, the dance and music would provide a wonderful sensory stimuli."

Not only do we need 4-6 couples to dance, we also need "hold hands" with residents, a narrator, DJ, (digital) photographer, all that stuff. As well as the usual display of Lindy and West Coast, we hope for a sample of Ballroom or Latin, as well as a tap number from a local tap student.

Hope to hear from you soon. You can talk to me at classes, at the Rhythm Club, or via my email below.

Jes jitterbugstroll@yahoo.com

Subscribe to SwingShiftRhythmClub


Rusty tap dancing in Norway
BRAND New Scrapbooks! Click HERE




SWING OUT! PASADENA -- NEXT WEEKENDJune 10, 11, 12: The folks who brought Lindy Hop back to Los Angeles in 1983 and Swing Camp Catalina, are planning a wonderful event this month -- SWING OUT! PASADENA. This weekend will include the legendary man himself -- Frankie Manning, a dance with the fabulous Stompy Jones, the Shout and Feel It dance company from Sweden (you want to get inspired... watch this group!), and more.




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