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November 8TH 2005
MONDAY

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"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"

--Shirley MacLaine
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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 on the "BUY NOW" button just below)

Click HERE to bring up a printable version of the registration form 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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NOVEMBER 9
NOVEMBER 16
NOVEMBER 23

CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY


NOVEMBER 30
DECEMBER 2
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


Kirk Tuey
Liz Powell
Gary Mallette
Molly Hanson


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)


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Joe & Katie at the Rhythm Club Halloween Party 10/26/05

Scrapbooks! Click HERE





VINTAGEBLUES.COM: Following on the heels of our Vintage Sale, this website brings to you a plethora of vintage clothing information and items available for purchase. It's just a fun site to browse. Happy viewing, or happy shopping!




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). Basically, we swing like a gate!


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!):

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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