November 8TH 2005
"You can't lie when you dance.
It's so direct. You do what is in you.
You can't dance out of the side of your mouth"
RUSTY HOPPED THE BIG POND LAST WEEK
I guess some of you may have noticed I was not around last week. I actually took a VERY quick trip to London, where my cousin, Bryan Torfeh, was starring in the West End production of "High Society." He has been a working actor in the UK for 21 years, but had not yet starred as the leading man. In this current production he has a major character, and is the understudy for the lead. He called me last month to let me know he would be going on in the lead role November 3rd. I quickly thought to myself, "What are those frequent flyer miles for?", booked myself a ticket to go see him, and had a ball.
Yes, he was absolutely brilliant. He enjoyed himself to the hilt, singing about five wonderful Cole Porter songs in front of an audience that included 37 of his friends and relatives! I was so proud of him and happy for him.
Seeing as I was there for three whole days, Bryan arranged tickets for me (saw two shows a day!) for: The Lion King, The Producers, Mary Poppins, Billy Elliott, and his show twice! Talk about your show heaven.
I also happen to find out the Jive Aces were playing at The Cafe de Paris, a historic London niteclub, and stopped in to see the boys. Imagine their surprise seeing this California girl suddenly show up out of the blue in their dressing room before their show! They invited me on stage to join them in singing "Singin' in the Rain" (as I appear on their cd singin' and tap dancin' -- tee hee.)
Thanks to everyone for keeping the home fires burning here: Ron, Gio & Mae, Jamie, Sally, Peter, Jessica, Jon, Nathan & Crystal, Maxwell DeMille, and Robert "The Professor."
BIG BAND NITE TOMORROW EVENING AT RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
WITH CHESTER WHITMORE AND HIS OPUS ONE ORCHESTRA
DO YOUR BIT TO SUPPORT LIVE DANCE MUSIC -- DON'T MISS IT!
One of the happiest parts of my job is picking up the phone and booking the bands that appear at our Rhythm Club. What could be more fun than giving musicians paid work in a setting where they so very appreciated (by you!). The best part is that all of you are so supportive of this and, on a regular basis, show up and support it.
Chester Whitmore is one of our "local heros." I first met him in 1992, and we teamed up as tap dance partners. Since then I have been exposed to his many other talents, and now big band leader. If you've already seen him, you know things don't get much more entertaining than this. And for you "newbies," you are in for such a treat! And one not to be missed!
I look forward to seeing everyone there "shaking a leg."
1940'S VINTAGE HAIR STYLING WORKSHOP WITH RUSTY!
LADIES, LEARN ALL THE SECRETS
So many of you gals have been after me to do another vintage hair styling workshop -- you win! (I didn't realize it's been over two years since I last held this workshop.) I am happy to offer this one just in time for the upcoming holidays.
I am offering a pre-registration discount of $25 ($30 at the door)... so if you are interested, sign up now. And, of course, I appreciate you helping to spread the word. I have made up flyers that you can pick up at class or the dances and hand out to any interested parties.
SIGN UP NOW!
Click HERE to bring up a printable version of the registration form below.
(Click on the "BUY NOW" button just below)
FUN WAS HAD BY ALL AT OUR FIRST VINTAGE SALE
I would definitely call our first Vintage Sale a success. Loads of you stopped by to take a look at all the vintage and vintage-reproduction goodies available here in our own town. Many of you walked away with armfuls of clothing, books, shoes, and cosmetics. We'll look forward to doing this again next year.
And a VERY SPECIAL thanks to "Captain Fun" (aka Cathryn Sayer) who really took a lot of her time as the "Fun Events Coordinator" of the Swing Shift Rhythm Club. You did an amazing job, Captain Fun!
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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)