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May 30TH 2006
TUESDAY








"Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but she did it backwards and in high heels"

*See below for how Rusty was interviewed for new Astaire-Rogers documentary
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5-YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY AT THE RHYTHM CLUB

TOMORROW NITE!
WEDNESDAY, MAY 31ST 2006

Have you been practicing your "Twist"????? We saw some good examples last Wednesday as a warm-up from tomorrow nite's Rhythm Club "Twist" contest! Our official Twist judges will be the Campbell Family -- that's Ron, his wife Robin, and their two-year old son, Ryan! Watch out, Ryan is quite the dance connoisseur at age 2!


Our "Twist" judges: Ron, Ryan, and Robin Campbell!

LET THEM EAT CAKE!

That's right, we've also got a great cake on hand for our party. So get set!



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.


Click on image for ordering information

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


Pre-register HERE and save!

FEATURED CLASS -- "SECRET AGENT MAN"! PERFORMANCE ROUTINE

TONITE (yep, TONITE) we start a brand new series of Tuesday classes, including our ever-popular Track (it's "Yellow" this month), and.... drum roll please "drrrrrrrmmmmmmmrrrrmmmm":

"Secret Agent Man" -- Performance Routine Class (Featured Class).

The "Secret Agent Man" class was one of our most popular routines classes ever. Choreographed by yours truly, Rusty & Ron, this fun and easy routine was a big hit.

TAKE A LOOK LAST YEAR'S CLASS PERFORMING THE ROUTINE!: http://rustyfrank.com/secretagentman.htm

Using your basic Lindy Hop material, and some very cool variations, this routine is not only great fun, great exercise, but also a chance to bump your dancing up to the next level.

How? (you ask) Well... by learning a choreography, and repeating it again and again, you get an opportunity to work on your specific styling and positioning (things that usually get pushed out the window when you are social dancing, as you are busy thinking of the next move [men] or busy following [women]).

And, for those interested, we perform the routine at the Rhythm Club in front of all our friends and family! (not a class requirement, just personal choice)

Come along and join us! (You must have completed Sunday classes to join this series, or get special permission from Rusty/Ron.)

Spread the word!

Details about our upcoming series, which begins Tuesday, May 30th, and Sunday June 4th.

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 June-July series is fully booked, but we are already taking reservations for September-October.

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: Eric, Annie, Jamie, Tammie, Shannon, Clara, David, Akiko, Scott, Jerry. (Missing: Eric & Liz, 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


Mayumi Honda
Lisa Garner
Andy Lee
Christian Hansen



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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Rusty pictured with film crew for Warner Home Video

RUSTY FRANK INTERVIEWED FOR UPCOMING ASTAIRE-ROGERS DOCUMENTARY

Last Thursday, Rusty was interview by those at Warner Home Video for a new documentary on Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers that will accompany their 10-dvd box set (release set for Dec. 06) of all the Fred & Ginger movies. Rusty, known throughout the world, as quite immensely knowledgeable about the history of tap dance, was called into to join other interviewees for this new documentary.


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



Lindy By The Sea Ice cream Social at Coldstones Creamery, to see the scrapbook on this and the Aerials Workshop, clickHERE)


Krissy and hubby Ben show us some good form!





THE TWIST ON WIKIPEDIA! - We thought we would have the "Twist" be the subject of our Link of the Week -- as we have our big contest tomorrow at the Rhythm Club. Happy reading!




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