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May 16TH 2006
TUESDAY





Whitey's Lindy Hoppers
Doing the "A Lift" that you can learn THIS Sunday at the Aerials Workshop!



"Dancing with the feet is one thing, but dancing with the heart is another"

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AERIALS WORKSHOP ANNOUNCED -- SUNDAY, MAY 21ST 2006
RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW

PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE TOMORROW!

The workshop is almost filled, so if you would like a spot, give us a call right away (or pre-register below). We're gonna have a GREAT time! Don't wait, call us now: 310 606 5606.

CLICK ON THE BUTTON TO REGISTER NOW AND SAVE $!



MEET US ON THE 3RD STREET PROMENADE FOR SOME SWING DANCING
AT NOON THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2006

Rusty and Ron will be leading some swing dancing on the 3rd Street Promenade this Thursday, May 18th from noon to 1:00pm. Come along and join us for some swell noon time activity. If you dress retro, even the better. Meet us at 3rd Street at the corner of Santa Monica Blvd, near the topiary dinosaur. See you there!


5-YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY AT THE RHYTHM CLUB

WEDNESDAY, MAY 31ST 2006

The years fly by, and, yes, it's true, we've now been at our current location for five years! We're gonna celebrate on May 31st with a 1950's themed nite (details below). So hold that date, and make sure to make it a nite to remember!

By the way, for those of you who are counting, I've been running a weekly Wednesday nite swing dance since May 1998! What's the name of our former location? Let's see how many of you remember!




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

Won't you join us for our first ever "Ice Cream Social and Dance" at Cold Stone Creamery, in El Segundo, this Sunday after classes (approx 5:30). Our current students, Tracey and Rick, own this particular store, and we thought it would be fun to have an "End of Series Party" there. Bring some ice-cream change ($$) and your out-door dancing shoes -- they've promised to have swing music playing! Here's the address: 130 E Grand Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245. It's tucked in the corner next to the Thai restaurant. Bring your dancing shoes!


NEW SUNDAY SERIES BEGINS JUNE 4TH
NEW TUESDAY SERIES BEGINS MAY 30TH


Pre-register HERE and save!

We will be taking Memorial Weekend off (can you believe it!). And our next Sunday series of classes will begin on June 4th. This means, Tuesday will now be ahead of Sundays... woo hoo!

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

If you would like to reserve your spot, email us asap: info@rustyfrank.com. For the June-July series, there are currently 3 leader spots and 2 follower spots. Contact us soon!


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.

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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FIFTH YEAR ANNIVERSARY AT THE RHYTHM CLUB

50's THEME PARTY MAY 31ST -- DRESS UP!

Yes, it is our 5-year anniversary at the Rhythm Club, and we're gonna be celebrating with a 5-5-5 party (5th year, in the 5th month, with a '50's theme). So come along and help us party and dance. We'll have cake and a "Twist" contest! (Start practicing now!).


CLICK HERE FOR RHYTHM CLUB INFO



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This Week's Celebrations


Faye Callen
Rohit Eustace
Scott Giordano
Yumi Narita
April Addis
Jane Emery
Herb Sleigh
Liz Donaldson
Nikki Ackerman


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"



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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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)





ERIC'S LINK-O-MANIA! - May we call this one "Links of the Week"! One of our very best dressers, Eric Floen, has put together his list of favorite places for clothes. Here you go!:

Hey Rusty-

Here are some links for men's stuff (clothes, shoes, hair, vintage, repro, etc.) Most of these are tried and true. I've bought stuff from most (not all) of these folks and have been very satisfied. The last one is from Atomic Magazine's site and it has a ton of links, way more than anyone could list individually. I hope this can help those who are looking and just not finding. See ya' soon

-Eric Floen

ZOOT SUITS

http://www.elpachuco.com/ - Right here in Fullerton, Orange County
http://www.suavecito.com/ - more Zoots
http://www.zootsuitstore.com/ - Something different
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/zoot/index.html - History
VINTAGE

http://www.americanvintageclassics.com/ - Nice stuff
http://www.rustyzipper.com/ - Great deals, I got a new 50's suit for $90
http://sazzvintage.com/
http://www.vintageswank.com/
http://www.vintagetrends.com/
...also Swellegant Vintage Clothing, Newport Beach. Jackets, pants, and ties
RETRO AND REPRO

http://www.daddyos.com/ - Lots of stuff, good quality
http://www.route66.com.au/index.asp - Australian company, cool hot rod vibe
http://www.marinaretro.co.uk/ - From England, great 50s styled pants
http://www.mybabyjo.com/- Hats, shirts and more
http://www.dress-o-rama.com/ - Germany, they have 40s and 50s styled jeans!
http://www.revampvintage.com/ - 30s, 40s and 50s. Great!
http://www.lucky13apparel.com/ - Hip greaser looks
http://www.muffys.com/ - All kinds of saddle shoes
http://www.cadzoots.com/
EXTRAS

http://www.murrayspomade.com/home.html - For that shiny look
http://www.geocities.com/pompadour101/instructions.html - Great how to
http://www.hawleywoods.com/ - OC barber who knows the look
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Oldschoolgreaser/ - Retro guys hair info
http://www.retroradar.com/links.php - Wow! Tons of vintage/retro links!




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