October 19TH 2005
"Man learned to resort to dance when he felt helpless or fragmentary,
when he felt dislocated in his universe."
--Mary Austin, The American Rhythm, 1923
UPCOMING EVENTS TO NOTE IN YOUR DATE BOOK
We have some wonderful events coming up, and, though they are detailed in this newsletter, I just wanted to make sure you noted them down in your swingin' date book:
*** ANNOUNCING "BRING A BUDDY MONTH" ***
OCT. 30TH SERIES
*** HALLOWEEN PARTY AT THE RHYTHM CLUB ***
CASH PRIZES! $100, $50, $25!
*** VENDOR-VINTAGE CLOTHING SALE ***
SUN. 11/6, 11AM-1PM
*** AVALON BALL "LINDY BY THE SEA" DINNER ***
WON'T YOU JOIN US?
SAT. 10/23, 4:30
THANKS TO ALL OF YOU FOR BEING SWING ANGELS!
THE USC & LOYOLA MARYMOUNT STUDENTS HAD A SUPER TIME
AT THE RHYTHM CLUB
Thanks to each and every one of you who put on your wings last week at the Rhythm Club and welcomed the USC and Loyola Marymount college students by dancing with them. They were on cloud nine, smiling, and literally jumping up and down. And it was because you made their first swing dance experience a blast!
I remember when I first started swing dancing hearing a teacher say that you could make or break a newcomer's first swing dance experience and make a difference whether or not they ever walked through that door again. Be assured that all of you made a difference last week and we'll be seeing those students again!
There was a real jewel of a moment early on. As I suspected, all the Loyola students were shyly gathered in the back of the room so I went over there to them a pep talk. Just as the next song began, literally a "wave" of you came over and one by one asked each and every one of those students to dance. There wasn't a student left who wasn't dancing with one of you "swing angels"! It was indeed fantastic! Well done to you!
"BRING A BUDDY" MONTH!
So here's how it works: You bring a new student to Level 1, and you get the entire series for FREE!!!!*
This is such a fun idea in that it:
1. Brings new "fishies" into our little pond.
2. Keeps our swing dance scene living that much longer.
3. You get to review your basics, or
4. You can go through as an "opposite"(ever wanted to learn to lead? follow?)
5. Your friends have a friendly face in the crowd.
6. These brand new students get to be in a class where just about half of the students already know how to dance! So they really get a head start!
The new Sunday Series begins on October 30th at 2:00pm (Rebekah Hall).
*If you are a current or former Lindy By The Sea student,
you take the entire series for free and your "Buddy" needs to be a new student.
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS MIDNIGHT SATURDAY THE 29TH
By the way, Sunday the 30th is the end of the end (boo hoo) of Daylight Savings Time. "Spring ahead fall behind...."
FEATURED CLASS - BALBOA!
Yes, we are entering our fourth month of Balboa (does this mean after nine months, we're Balboa dancers?). Anyway, everyone is doing so great in their Balboa, we couldn't resist continuing on. Now the fun begins! Everyone's got their basics and we can build on some very nifty variations.
If you already know your Bal basics, you are most welcome to join this class.
"Now that's a deal"
If you would like to take advantage of our best offer, sign up for a Golden Ticket --$100, all the classes you want in the month series, or $90 (!!!!) pre-registered).
DANCE CLASSES! WHAT A BARGAIN!
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.
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!)
SAVE 10% ON ALL YOUR CLASSES -- IT CAN REALLY ADD UP!
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...
HALLOWEEN PARTY NEXT WEEK!
RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26TH
$100 1ST PLACE
$50 2ND PLACE
$25 3RD PLACE
Yes, Halloween is just around the corner, so start thinking about your Rhythm Club Halloween Party costume. We've got a big nite in store, including music by the War Time Radio Revue Orchestra, MC Maxwell DeMille, candy, decorations, and plenty of prizes to go around! (Remember, like Disneyland, please no masks -- so you can see your partner!)
DO YOU HAVE SPARE DECORATIONS
FOR THE NITE?
COME ALONG AND HELP US SET UP -- 7:00pm
Anyone who wants to help decorate for the party, come to the club at 7:00pm. We've already got our core group but could always use more help and have more fun! And if you have to have any spare decorations around the house, bring them along (just make sure to have your name on them somewhere... and don't forget to take them home with you at the end of the night.)
This Week's Celebrations
If it's your birthday this week, just let us know at the Rhythm Club so you can get your birthday dance!
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)
On November 6th, we're having one of the fun events! Mark your calender and here's the scoop:
SAVE THE DATE -- RETRO CLOTHING VENDOR DAY
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH AT REBEKAH LODGE
That's right, we're gonna do our very best to get everyone looking sharp on the dance floor by bringing the clothes to you. On Sunday, November 6th, we are hosting our first ever Retro Clothing Vendor Day. So far our confirmed attendees are Stop Staring Clothing, Besame Cosmetics, and Re-Mix Shoes.
AND! Many of our local swing dancers (Mae-Lae, Sharlene, Joya, Jenny, John & Rusty) will be selling some of their amazing vintage wardrobes.
You won't want to miss this day! Remember, it's for leaders and followers (men & women!!!). Bring your checkbooks :)