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June 20TH 2006
TUESDAY





Katia's back in town! All the way from Russia. Read all about it below.


""Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing.
It's the rhythm of your life.
It's the expression in time and movement,
in happiness, joy, sadness and envy."

Jacques d'Amboise
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YOU ASKED FOR IT! YOU GOT IT!

COLLEGIATE SHAG WORKSHOP -- THIS SUNDAY, 11AM-1PM
WITH RUSTY & RON

Register by tomorrow June 21 and save $.
Click HERE to register for Shag Workshop!


KATIA'S BACK IN TOWN
ALL THE WAY FROM ST. PETERSBURG (RUSSIA)

COME AND SEE HER AT THE RHYTHM CLUB THIS WEDNESDAY


Katia and "Operation Dance"

I can't believe it's been three years since "Operation Dance" -- our local swing dance campaign to completely host a Russian Lindy Hopper -- Katia Avlasevich.

Katia's back in town for the first time since then, but meanwhile she's become an internationally renown teacher and travels constantly all over Europe. She just finished producing a big Lindy Hop festival, attending Cleveland's Balboa weekend, and now she's collapsed in my living room watching lindy hop dvds! See our Link of the Week to find out what's going on in Russia!

You can read all about this exceptional local project in which so many of you participated: Operation Dance


Take a look at the fun scrapbook from her 2003 visit HERE.


Operation Dance Organizers: David, Sarah, Rusty, and Jennifer



GET YOUR TRACK DVD COLLECTION NOW!
PRICE GOES UP ON JUNE 21ST!

(HEY! THAT'S TOMORROW -- YIKES, BETTER ORDER QUICK)


Click on image for ordering information

We've had nothing but accolades on our Track DVD 6-Box Collection. Now is your chance to own them all at our special discount of $140 for all six. The price will be going up on June 21st, so why not take advantage of this discount now.



Next Tuesday series begins June 27th
Next Sunday series begins July 2



"THE MASTER TRACK -- IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU!"
NEXT 8-WEEK SERIES WITH RUSTY AND RON STARTS IN SEPTEMBER



RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW

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!



l-r: Eric, Annie, Jamie, Tammie, Shannon, Clara, David, Akiko, Scott, Jerry. (Missing: Eric & Liz, boo hoo) headline-rhythm-club.jpg



THIS WEDNESDAY, DEBUT FOR PHAT CAT SWINGER

Make sure to welcome Phat Cat Swinger at the club tomorrow nite! It's there first time playing at our little home of happy feet. Bands always have a great time at the Rhythm Club because all of you are so appreciative at the end of every song -- loads of applause... and sometimes you even cheer/applaud after solos -- hooray!

You can read about Phat Cat Swinger on their website: phatcatswinger.com/

CLICK HERE FOR RHYTHM CLUB INFO



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This Week's Celebrations


June Hamilton (we'll have your song ready!)
Judy Brill
Mia Vanetek
and
Nathan Eick (our "early bird dj"!!!!)



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



Click on image to register for the Shag Workshop

THIS SUNDAY -- 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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TRACK SERIES DVD PRICE GOES UP IN TOMORROW -- ORDER YOUR SET NOW AND SAVE $$$

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

to see the scrapbook on our 5th Anniversary Party, clickHERE)


Joe winning the "Twist Contest", Katie doing great, too!





SWINGDANCE.RU -- That's "Swingdance Russia"! - Lindy Hop is relatively new to Russia, but the dancers there have wasted no time in creating a jumpin' scene. Take a look at this site and see what our pal Katia is up to over there.




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