June 22ND 2005
"Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance."
--Unknown (comes to us from our new LBS student and Lindy enthusiast Jeff Metcalf!)
BRAVO TO THE "SECRET AGENT MAN CLASS"
Ron and I couldn't be more proud of the "Secret Agent Man Class". It takes a lot of guts to get up and perform in front of your fellow dancers in a club setting, and they did a fantastic job! They worked so hard, not only in the four week series (where they learned the routine), but also in the added on practice sessions, in their cars, at the copy machine, you know the rest! So from Ron and me, and all the rest, "Well done!".
Click HERE to see a little scrapbook of pictures of the "Secret Agent Man Class".
Click HERE to see video of the performance!
TAKE A LOOK AT THE CHANGES AT LINDY BY THE SEA SUMMER PROGRAM
We've made some modifications for our summer schedule, so make sure to take a look down below! We're looking forward to a great summer of dancing.
KUDOS TO THE SSRC -- BRINGING JOY TO THOSE CONFINED
The SSRC gang last Saturday -- What a line up!
I want to personally applaud Jessica, Cathryn (Captain Fun), and Norman (the officers of the SSRC) and all of you who volunteer at these amazingly wonderful events. Last Saturday's activity was another mark of your love for people and your generosity in bringing happiness through swing dancing to those who can't get out (hospitalized or in senior homes). Read about Saturday's event and look at their pictures down below.
Maybe you have a little time in your schedule to join the SSRC?
Jamie dances with one of the "guests"
ANNOUNCING OUR SUMMER SCHEDULE!
*Monday Classes On Hiatus (NO Mondays for July & August)
This is your chance to get exactly the training you want with the hands-on attention that only a small group class can allow.Here's how it works:
You pick the subject.
The "Custom Class" allows you to hand select the material you want. We work at your speed. Getting ready for a competition? We can train you. Want to work on aerials? We can train you. Want some advanced material or styling? We can train you. Get the picture? Our start date will be this coming Tuesday, June 28th. Have one person from the group contact us and let us know what you want to work on. Call 310-606-5606 -- we will prepare a unique curriculum just for you.
PRICING (for Golden Ticket holders, you get $40 toward your Custom Class):
4 people, 2/weeks= $44/per person ($22/per class)
6 people, 2/weeks= $34/per person ($17/per class)
8 people, 2/weeks= $28/per person ($14/per class)
10 people, 2 weeks= $24/per person ($12/per class)
We have a lot of wonderful options at Lindy By The Sea. Such as any second class taken on the same day is 1/2 price, and our "Golden Ticket" allows you to take ALL of our classes in a given series for only $100 or $90!! if you pre-register! (and $40 if it can go towards the "Custom Class" for those Advanced/Intermediate students). What a deal. If you took four classes in the series, it would break down to $5.62 a class -- where else are ya gonna find that kind of bargain.
We have pre-registration discounts of 10% on the website. So you can register with your Quick Stop Card, or right on our site "easy peasy lemon squeezy". Go HERE. Remember, pre-register for class(es), you'll get a 10% discount off the normal prices. You can pre-register over the phone (310 606 5606), by check, or at on-line We hope that you'll enjoy taking advantage of this new offer...
This Week's Celebrations
Shari Campbell (our very FIRST Lindy By The Sea student!)
If it's your birthday this week, just let us know at the Rhythm Club so you can get your birthday dance!
Below is a lovely report from Jessica about the recent "Little Company of Mary Sub Acute Care Center" event. Click HERE to view the photographs of the event.
SSRC Event of saturday, June 18,05 2-3pm
Participants we thank profusely for making this one of our most successful Events:
Debbie Wastling - Narrator
"Fons" - DJ for our CD's and DVD
Norman Kajikawa - Photographer
Linda and Tony Garcia
Jessica Densmore - Coordinator
Film Clip DVD - Courtesy of Alex Vasallo Music from the collection of - Robert Vangor
Cash donation from Steven Smith toward equipment for future projects
Activity Coordinator Shirley of Little Company of Mary Sub-Acute Care Center was instrumental in making us welcome as she assisted with the sound system availability and a good supply of water for the dancers. After a trial-and-error session of working the sound system our program was on its way. Debbie began narrating our new script which features film clips as well as music to present the history and types of jazz and swing. Fons kept up well as Debbie and Jes had to change script and music program to compensate for time limits imposed by sound systems problems.
One film clip featured a scene from the Abbott and Costello movie, Buck Privates, 1941. We explained that although these moves were rehearsed and enhanced for Hollywood, these moves were led socially led on the dance floor today. Nurses and other staff members peeked in and joined family members and patients as they heard and saw the unusual commotion. (This was normally a sedate film time which did not provide a big group of people dancing and enjoying each others' company.)
Each of the dancers partnered up to demonstrate various social moves, first without music, then rotated in (limited floor space and a need for rest and cooling off) and out to demonstrate these and other moves to music. They showed their stuff to such musical numbers as "In The Mood" by Glenn Miller and "Bounce Me Brother to a Solid Four" By Casey McGill and Ann Hampton Calloway. A bit of jazz and swing history narration was followed by more dancing. Our feature West Coast dancers, Linda and Tony Garcia, were stunning as always as they danced to "Ray's Rockhouse" by Manhattan Transfer. We also featured a film clip from Swing Fever, 1944, which showed lead-and-follow between two gents. We took the opportunity to show off lead-and-follow skills by Norm and Jamie. Alice and Dan drew "oohs-and-aahs" from the audience as they demonstrated various dips. Peter, Scott and Ron escorted their partners to the dance floor in turn to demonstrate Savoy and Hollywood swingouts. Teresa, Dolores, Catherine, Elise and Debbie looked wonderful, as always.
Norm has already posted photos on the yahoo website. Photos also include Beverly, a former student of Lindy by the Sea, whose husband is also a patient. Shirley, the Activity Coordinator joined in and wants to become a student. Some of us decided to have dinner afterwards while others had other good deeds to do. Ya can't keep terrific volunteers down.
Thanks to all who participated in front of and behind the scenes.