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March 29TH 2006
WEDNESDAY





Gene Kelly

"Rain, Rain, go away
It's time to dance another day!"

Rusty
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WHAT A MONTH... AND NOW MORE TO COME

I couldn't be more proud of our scene. Our classes are filled with enthusiastic students, our Rhythm Club continues to host the best of live music and our djs and your dancing feet! No offense to another Level 1 class, but we feel that we just had one of the most fun beginner classes ever. So watch out for these newbies, we feel certain that they're gonna be around from a long time coming

And to straighten out something for the record, last Wednesday we interviewed our current youngest student, 7-year old Becca, and asked her if the boys in class were nice to her. I was surprised when she answered "no!," and was relieved this Sunday to find out she thought I was asking about her school class, not dance class. She thinks all the dance class guys are swell. And so do I!

I'm proud to announce that we have first for our Rhythm Club -- The Swing City Big Band. They have been playing around Los Angeles regularly, but it's our first dance with them. The bandleader, also a "Gio" and I spoke today, and he's greatly looking forward to playing for all of you.

I also want to thank all of you for supporting live music at the Rhythm Club on such a regular basis. We're holding strong!

Here's what Nocturne.com says:

The Rhythm Club opened its doors in April 2001, and has been going strong Wednesdays since. Hosted by Rusty Frank, the club averages 100 swing dancers each week, and is considered one of the friendliest clubs around, hosting a variety of dancers of all ages and dance abilities.

The Rhythm Club is one of the very few surviving weekly clubs, and it is one of an even smaller handful that has a regular live music format.



NEW PRICES FOR CLASSES AT LINDY BY THE SEA

Take a look HERE for our new price schedule for classes.* Don't panic, it's only about $4 a series ($2 for the second class).

Remember, when you pre-register online (or in advance) you save 10% off our regular prices. Using our online registration is safe and secure; we use Paypal as they have a solid reputation around the globe. It's very easy to use, and makes it easy for us here in the office, as well!

*I try to keep the prices as low as possible, and haven't raised prices since 2002, but I finally had to do it: our rent is being raised at Rebekah Hall.


"THE MASTER TRACK -- IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU!"
NEW 8-WEEK SERIES WITH RUSTY AND RON STARTS APRIL 4TH



LIMITED ENROLLMENT -- RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR JUNE-JULY SERIES

Rusty and Ron now have a series for those who want to take their dancing to the next level. The course, entitled "The Master Track - It's All About You" is limited to twelve students. The April-May series is fully booked, but we are already taking reservations for June-July.

The eight-week course focuses on your own dancing. Each week, Rusty and Ron will be working with each of the students individually and as a group in a series of exercises and challenges. The students will be video taped each week, the tapes will be studied as a group (in Lindy By The Sea's traditional upbeat, encouraging, and friendly environment) to examine individual areas of goals and progress. At the end of the eight week course, each student is presented with a dvd of their own dancing to track improvement and continue with on-going skills.

If you would like to reserve your spot, email us asap: info@rustyfrank.com

This course will start up every eight weeks. The total cost for all eight classes, and the dvd is $100/per student, and includes a personal dvd of your work throughout the course. What a value!

GOLDEN TICKET
"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!) 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!)


PRE-REGISTRATION DISCOUNT!
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 on-line We hope that you'll enjoy taking advantage of this new offer...

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CLICK HERE FOR RHYTHM CLUB INFO

Take a look at the new scrapbook to see what it was all about at the Jive's last Rhythm Club engagement.



SWING DANCE SURVEY FOR LMU STUDENT

One of our friends, Christina, is in the midst of a LMU project where she has a brief "survey" for Lindy enthusiasts to fill out. She'll be at the club this week, and if you fill one out, she'll give you a great big smile and some candy! I filled it out, and it only took about 2 minutes.



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This Week's Celebrations


Glenn Parkison
Klara Farberov
Akiko Dohi

If it's your birthday this week, just let us know at the Rhythm Club so you can get your birthday dance!



SAVE THE DATE -- SUNDAY APRIL 23
WORKSHOP WITH LEGENDARY SWING DANCER JEAN VELOZ!

When we think about the dancers from the 1940's who really changed the face of our dance, one dancer who readily comes to mind is the great Jean Veloz. Now in her 80's, though you'd never know it!, Jean is as vivacious as she was back in "Groovie Moovie" (1943).

We are thrilled to announce a special workshop just for you with this amazing dancer.

So mark your calendars now -- Sunday April 23rd, 11am-1pm.

More info to follow!



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)

RECENT SSRC AT TORRANCE YMCA

Norman, the Photographer Extraordinaire, beat me to the punch as he posted his photos of our Event before it could be described.

A month or more in the making, Tammy and Jerry Mancini, long-time swing dancers and cloggers, invited a few of us to dance at their fundraiser for Senior programs at the YMCA in Torrance, CA.

Norman and Jes, Michael and Teresa, Jamie and Akiko, joined Tammy and Jerry for the dancing inbetween YMCA presentations. Special guests Gio and Mae Lae did their special competition-worthy routines with a couple of aerials. They drew gasps from the Y crowd as well as we mere mortal swing dancers.

We were invited to stay as guests for the dinner and we do thank the Mancinis for their hospitality. We hope to do more of these in the future.

Ever notice how Norman appears behind the camera and rarely appears in front of it?!

"Making a difference through swing dancing"


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RED TRACK AVAILABLE
GREEN ON IT'S WAY
ORDER YOUR SET TODAY AND SAVE!!!


CLICK ABOVE TO ORDERTHE TRACK SERIES

"The Track Series" was developed by Rusty Frank and Ron Campbell in 2005. "We wanted a program that included just about every move a Lindy Hopper would want to know!" It's turned out to be a sensational program, so much so, that Lindy By The Sea students insisted Rusty & Ron make correlating DVDs.

The six DVD set matches the 6-month program that Rusty and Ron teach at Lindy By The Sea. Each Track is color coded and contains stand alone moves. In other words, students can choose any or all of the DVDs.

Each Track contains curriculum covering variations of the following moves: Swingouts, Charleston, Sugar Pushes, Slides, Boogie Steps, Hollywood Style, Savoy Style, Related Dances (1920s Charleston, Balboa, and Collegiate Shag), Styling, and Stop Reverses.

ORDER YOURS TODAY! CLICK HERE.


BALBOA RENDEZVOUS PASS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE -- FOLLOWER

If you were just yearning to go to the Balboa Rendezvous this coming weekend, but missed the cutoff, one of our female students has a pass available for purchase. If you are interested, give her a shout: Alice Infelise syncro.skating@verizon.net


Scrapbooks! Click HERE


Sunday's Level 1 Beginner Swing Dance Class, click HERE)




G.I.JIVE This site is one of the most fun you'll see around, put up by our lindy hopper friends overseas - Ian and Sheilagh Hartley. If you want to take their classes, you'll have to travel a bit... It's fun to see what people are doing on the other side of the globe.




Swing Shift
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* 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