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May 23RD 2006
TUESDAY








"If dancing were any easier it would be called football"

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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 above). So hold that date, and make sure to make it a nite to remember!

In last week's email I asked how many of you remember the original site of our Wednesday dances back in 1998, and, yes, the answer was Pointe 705 in Hermosa Beach. We began all those years ago in May '98. That's a lot of Wednesdays! I think Glenn Parkison probably has the highest records of Wednesdays -- any challengers?


Glenn Parkison

ICE CREAM SOCIAL A HIT

After a wonderful day at Lindy By The Sea (aerials workshop & classes), many of us trotted on over to our local Coldstone Creamery for our very first Ice Cream Social. Owners, Tracey & Rick, TREATED everyone to ice cream, and we "danced for our supper" (dessert). It was a great chance for Sunday people to meet Tuesday people from Lindy by the Sea. Here's some photos taken by Yves and Michelle -- ooh, la la.

Special thanks to Rick (pictured above left) and Tracey (in group pic, second row far left) for hosting all of us. We had a great time!


BLUE IS IN

The Blue Track DVD is now available for all and one. See article below on all the details.
Ron will have them in class tonight (Tuesday) for interested parties.




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 a day before class begins, 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)



ENROLLMENT FULL -- RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR THE NEXT SERIES

If you would like to reserve your spot, email us asap: info@rustyfrank.com. For the next Master Track series. 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)

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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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


Katie Allbee
Nela Kash
Barbara Burbank
Victor Minjares
Will Ryan


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 JUNE 25
COLLEGIATE SHAG WORKSHOP




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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ORDER YOUR TRACK DVDs HERE!
The Track Dvds are available in the following colorings
(see listing HERE for details on what is taught in each track)
ORANGE
Available NOW
$30
SILVER
Available NOW
$30
RED
Available NOW
$30
GREEN
Available NOW
$30
BLUE
Available NOW
$30
YELLOW
Pre-order by 6/20
$25
PRE-ORDERS FOR SINGLE TRACK DVD -- $25
Please be sure to tell us which color dvd you are ordering and, if shipping is required, include your mailing address.
PRE-ORDER
SINGLE DVD
$25

(pick-up orders no shipping required)

PRE-ORDER
SINGLE DVD
$31

(Including Shipping in U.S.)

PRE-ORDER
SINGLE DVD
$35

(Including Shipping Outside U.S.)

ORDERS FOR SINGLE TRACK DVD -- $30
Please be sure to tell us which color dvd you are ordering and, if shipping is required, include your mailing address.
SINGLE DVD
$30

(pick-up orders no shipping required)

SINGLE DVD
$36

(Including Shipping in U.S.)

SINGLE DVD
$40

(Including Shipping Outside U.S.)

PRE-ORDERS FOR ENTIRE TRACK DVD SERIES (ALL SIX!)
Please be sure to include your mailing address.
Will ship at the end of June 2006.

(If you would like to receive your dvds, as they are released,
please contact us for details on expedited shipping costs.)


This offer good until June 20, 2006.
PRE-ORDER ENTIRE TRACK SERIES
(6 DVDS!)
$140

(pick-up orders no shipping required)

PRE-ORDER
ENTIRE TRACK SERIES
(6 DVDS!)
$155

(Including Shipping in U.S.)

PRE-ORDER
ENTIRE TRACK SERIES
(6 DVDS!)
$175

(Including Shipping Outside U.S.)

THE 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


Ron & Rusty plant a smooch on legendary Jean Veloz, to see the scrapbook, clickHERE)





ERIC'S LINK-O-MANIA! - (too good for just one week, so here we go again!) 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