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May 2ND 2006
TUESDAY





The Rhythm Pals gather 'round Jean Veloz


"There's something about that music.... I just can't sit still, I have to dance!"

Jean Veloz, from "The Jean & Dean Styling Workshop" 4/23/06
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AERIALS WORKSHOP ANNOUNCED -- SUNDAY, MAY 21ST 2006
RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW

Yes, we have stayed true to our word about trying to do one workshop each month, and our next one is May 21st. All the info is below under WORKSHOPS, scroll on down!


CLICK ON THE BUTTON TO REGISTER NOW AND SAVE $!

JEAN VELOZ IS A GODDESS -- NOW EVERYONE KNOWS


Jean Veloz, the sensational!, surrounded by Lindy By The Sea workshop participants

A great time was had by all at our first ever "Jean & Dean Styling Workshop." Everyone fell in love with our local legend, Jean Veloz. Her grace, style, upbeat personality were contagious, and everyone caught "Jean fever"! She makes it all look so easy, and we girls were slapped back to reality when we tried to do her styling. Oye! That's what makes an artist -- the hide the hard work behind their artistry.

The boys enjoyed learning Dean Collins styling from Ron Campbell, and it was easy to see that had an equal challenge as the girls.

We also were delight with a little Jean Q & A.

She is some special gal and we can't wait to see her again.

SCRAPBOOKS POSTED

I was quite the shutterbug and have posted pictures on our scrapbook page, so click HERE.


Students gather in rapt attention to hear Jean Veloz' stories.


NEW TUESDAY SERIES BEGINS MAY 2
NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN SUNDAY SERIES!


Pre-register HERE and save!

Sunday's classes got off to a GREAT start and we want to welcome all our new students. We have a dynamite Level 3 class --- so look out Tuesdays, they'll be joining you soon!

ICE-CREAM SOCIAL!
MAY 21ST AT COLDSTONES IN EL SEGUNDO 5:30PM

As a matter of fact, they are such a party group that they have announced an End of Series Ice Cream Social over at Cold Stones in El Segundo on May 21st (the same day as our workshop). Everyone is invited. More info to follow.

TUESDAYS
BLUE TRACK AND FEATURED CLASS

JEAN & DEAN WORKSHOP REVIEW.... AND SOCIABLE DIPS AND TRICKS

The "Jean & Dean Styling" workshop was such a hit, everyone asked us to use the material for our May Featured Class. So, for those of you who were at the workshop, you'll get a great review, and for those who couldn't make it, you'll get to learn the material from us (we know, not quite the same as learning it from a living legend, but maybe we're living legends in the making -- hee hee).

Of course, we weren't satisfied with just the review, so we will be adding one-two sociable dips and tricks in each lesson. Woo hoo! (You don't need a partner, these will all be sociable moves that you could do with anyone on the dance floor.)

Make sure to take advantage of our pre-registration discounts online: http://rustyfrank.com/lbs-preregistration.asp

If you are a QuickStop card holder, just shoot me an email before class on Tuesday, or you can always just give me a call and register over the phone: 310 606 5606.


"THE MASTER TRACK -- IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU!"
NEW 8-WEEK SERIES WITH RUSTY AND RON STARTS MAY 30TH (JUNE-JULY SERIES)



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!


Here's the first Master Track, 2006. They surprised us by dressing up for their final class.
l-r: Sally, Paul, Kiersten, Brian, Akiko, Jamie, Liz, Bill, Janet, Jeremy, Debbie, Tammy, and Jerry. (Missing: Will, home sick, boo hoo)
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NEW BANNER "MARQUEE" DEBUT AT THE RHYTHM CLUB THIS WEEK!

Our resident designer extraordinaire, Joe Hansen, has done it again with a magnificent new banner "marquee" for our Rhythm Club. Here's a preview and we'll have the official debut this Wednesday at the club!


CLICK HERE FOR RHYTHM CLUB INFO



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This Week's Celebrations


Katie Alexander
Reed Miller
Susan Schein
Augie Lee Freeman
(happy birthday! over in England)
Daylon Smith
Ginette Perez
Mark Byers


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 MAY 21
AERIALS WORKSHOP

CLICK ON IMAGE TO REGISTER FOR WORKSHOP ONLINE
or PHONE (310) 606-5606

TAUGHT BY PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTORS RON CAMPBELL & RUSTY FRANK

Many swing dancers are drawn into the dance because they one day hope to do those flying aerials (that's how I started!). They look so fun, and they are so fun. However, they take a lot of work and need to be done safely. So we are starting off our first '06 Aerial Workshop with introductory aerials that the average fit dancer can do.

Ron and Rusty are no different. AND they have studied with the world's leading instructors of this specific swing dance genre. They focus on safety first. Just as in their classes, you will be taken step by step through the elements of each of these aerials. (Of course, you will then have to practice these after the workshop to perfect them!)

You will need a partner for this workshop, as we will not be rotating. Find someone you are very comfortable with and is a good match in weight and height for this kind of activity.

Please use your own good judgement as far as your fitness level. Feel free to ask us (me and Ron) whether or not this workshop is a good choice for you.

And, if you have any concern,m consider doing just some of the moves taught int he workshop.

Bottom line, it's gonna be safe and were gonna have a blast!

So mark your calendars now -- Sunday May 21st, 11am-1pm.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Left: Rusty Frank and Simon Selmon doing the "A-Lift"
Right: Ron Campbell and Rusty Frank doing the "Big Finish"


SWING SHIFT RHYTHM CLUB ENTERTAINS AT LITTLE COMPANY OF MARY

Here's a summary of a recent event by our Swing Shift Rhythm Club by Good Deed Coordinator Jessica Densmore:

Looks like the photographers beat me to the punch with our Event photos again. Catherine took photos and posted with the help of Norm Kajikawa; Tami Mancini also took photos and may also need his help to post.

Our participants included Debbie Wastling and her 2 stars (one of whom is also an excellent swing dancer we found out!) from the Musical Gypsy (which played at the Hermosa Playhouse over the weekend); Catherine "Captain Fun" Sayre, newcomer Carmeta Sturdivant, Peter Livingston, Tony Mercuro, Tami and Jerry Mancini (Tami also took photos - perhaps Norm can help her post them too?), Scott Giordano, Ron Ogren, John Kanaster, Roy Samson, Kate Carline (of the Little Company of Mary Association) and Jessica Densmore.

We took advantage of our Bonus Men and had them dance with members of the audience, as well as demonstrate savoy and hollywood style swing dance. Debbie's musical students/stars sang selections for our "History of Swing Music and Dance" script which brought applause from the audience. Carmeta and Kate were able to practice their newfound swing dance skills; Debbie and Roy demonstrated admirable Balboa and Fast Lindy skills; Peter and Tony, Tami and Jerry, Scott, Ron and John were wonderful sports in our Steal Dance (Ladies' Choice!).

Afterwards the Facility treated us to cookies, fruit punch and hot chocolate and we were able to chat with members of the audience, including staff and one of the Sisters.

We thank Activity Coordinator, Bing (yes, as in Crosby), for allowing us to visit and look forward to another Event here soon.

Jes


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)

"Making a difference through swing dancing"

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FAYARD NICHOLAS CELEBRATION POSTPONED

The Fayard Nicholas Life Celebration scheduled for May 15th has been postponed. If you are interested in knowing more, go to: fayardnicholas.com


ENTIRE TRACK SET ONLY $125
PRICE GOES UP ON APRIL 26TH

ORDER YOUR SET TODAY

That's right, you can still buy the entire 6-dvd set of The Track Series at the discounted price of $125. The price will be going up on April 26th, so why not take advantage of the savings now? If you were to buy all six at the regular price, it would be $180!

PRE-ORDER ENTIRE TRACK SERIES
(6 DVDS!)
$125

(pick-up orders no shipping required)


If you require shipping, please order your set on Track Series order page, HERE




GREEN IS IN!
ORDER YOUR SET TODAY AND SAVE!!!

CLICK HERE
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.




Scrapbooks! Click HERE


All the girls posing with legendary Jean Veloz, to see the scrapbook, clickHERE)





SAVE THE DERBY - One of the places that kicked off the swing dance revival back in 1996 is threatened. There is a hearty local group, looking for more supporters, and they have a super site updated regularly. Check it out and see how you can help save this landmark building and swing dance historic site.




Swing Shift
www.rustyfrank.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!):

Subscribe to SwingShiftRhythmClub

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://rustyfrank.com/maillist/mail-list.asp