February 21ST 2006
"If dancing were any easier it would be called football"
RUSTY'S B-DAY PARTY AT THE RHYTHM CLUB 2/22/06
VINTAGE WESTERN THEME! DRESS THE PART -- "YIPPY AYE YAYE"
The only thing good about getting older (what happened to the wiser stuff?) is that you get a "Birthday Dance"! Won't you please join me for mine at the Rhythm Club on February 22nd?
To add to the festivities, we are making this a Sadie Hawkins Dance. This is one where the girls get to ask the boys to dance -- woo hoo! (But, as one gal asked, "What's different about that?" -- Hey, guys!)
AND, as seems to be the tradition, we'll be billing the night as a Vintage Western dress nite. Ever since I got the above outfit at age four, I've loved the ol' West. Part of my family even came across the country in a covered wagon, so I guess I come by it honestly. I've always loved horseback riding, and when I was a kid, I could never decide which I wanted to be more, a cowgirl or an Indian, so I alternated regularly!
Join me to celebrate my birthday with a special Rhythm Club birthday dance with you.
NEW LOOK FOR OUR WEBSITE!
The 1940's had a "New Look" in the fashion world, and now we have a "New Look" at our website. Yes, Stanley Sheff (Maxwell DeMille's alter ego, or is it the other way around), our sensational web host and designer, worked with me all last week on updating our website. Thank's to his special gizmo genius, he has given us all the modern technology but with our swing vintage look.
Our first webpage was designed back in 1998, and had really become a bit klunky and outmoded. Thanks to Stanley, our menu is much easier to navigate, and the pages really look great. By looking great, I mean, they are both attractive and informative.
We used to have 24 menu buttons in a block that you had to search through, UGH, now we have eight major buttons that have drop down menus -- much, much easier for browsing!
Take a look around and let us know what you think. Here are a couple of pages (click on the images):
As if Stanley didn't have enough to do, he also created a neato myspace page -- take a look at http://myspace.com/swingshift. You're amazing, Stanley! Thanks, loads!
RECORD NITE AT THE RHYTHM CLUB
254 DANCERS PACK THE HALL FOR THE JIVE ACES
Jive Aces start their evening out with a sumptuous meal at Fat Burgers, then wow the crowd with their electrifying performance at the Rhythm Club. Rusty joins the band for "Singin' in the Rain" and the dancers pack the floor for a record nite at the club.
Three cheers for the Jive Aces! Hip hip hooray! Hip hip hooray! Hip hip hooray! True to their publicity, these guys have got it all: "Real Style" "Real Music" and "Real Entertainment." The Rhythm Club was packed with happy dancers, many of whom we haven't seen in years. It seems everyone couldn't wait to see that popular band direct from the UK -- The Jive Aces.
Our local master of Master of Ceremonies, Maxwell DeMille, add that extra special touch to an already flyin' evening.
Special thanks to "Captain Fun" and her "Funsters" for making all the swell Valentine decorations and baking all those yummy yummy cupcakes. And thanks to Rudy for bringing all the cookies for Allen's b-day. (How are we going to loose weight if we have all these sweets??)
There is a rumor running around that the boys may be back in March. Cross your fingers!
Take a look at the new scrapbook of the evening's festivities.
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)