August 15TH 2006
"A child sings before it speaks, dances almost before it walks.
Music is in our hearts from the beginning."
ON THE ROAD AGAIN - SUNNY SPAIN
Hope you are all doing well! By the time you read this newsletter, I've made my way down to Spain to visit one of my homelands (my family fled in 1492 because of an episode called "The Inquisition"). I've never been to Spain before, so you can imagine how thrilled I was when two Lindy Hoppers I had met years ago in Sweden at the Herrang Dance Camp invited me to stay with them for a bit.
Their names are Ana & Patxi and here's the email in which they first invited me:
Ana & Patxi
Do you think possible to come here
for that week between France and Oslo?
It would be fantastic because the whole week (from 14th to 20th August)
are the local festivities at San Sebastian. We both will be very happy to
invite you to our home and to show you our place. We will be on holidays
so we could spend the whole day going touring roung the place. How does
it sound? :o)
Think about it ;o)
All our best,
Patxi and Ana
Well, you know I didn't have to think about it long! I'll make sure to take lots of pictures and make a nice photo album upon my return.
Meanwhile, keep on dancing!
THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR KEEPIN' IT SWINGIN'!
Once again, thanks in to everyone who helps keep things going in my absence. It's so great to know that our scene can roll right along when I'm the road! Thanks to Ron, for teaching the Tuesday nite classes (and it's not too late to join! Just show up, he'll register you). Thanks to all the Rhythm Club volunteers for keeping that night going: Jessica, Capt Fun, Julia, Peter, Nathan & Crystal "The Sweethearts of Swing", Robert "The Professor" Vangor, Mike, Jon, Jamie, Sharlene... and anyone else who pitches in.
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING CLASSES AND THE RHYTHM CLUB WHILE I'M GONE!!
We have a great line-up of bands for August. I thank you in advance for supporting live music and making a point to go out dancing at the Rhythm Club while I'm away. I know I won't be here to nudge you out of your cozy homes to do the "turn around" (that awful moment when it seems so nice to stay home instead of turning around to go out dancing... but once you get to the club you are soooooo happy you did it and can't imagine why you almost didn't!). So take this as your "gentle shove" from Rusty for the next few weeks to get to the club and support those live bands -- they love coming to the Rhythm Club and playing for you, because you really appreciate them, and they tell me over, and over again how much they feel that.
Make sure to take advantage of our pre-registration discounts online:
"THE MASTER TRACK -- IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU!"
NEXT 8-WEEK SERIES WITH RUSTY AND RON STARTS IN SEPTEMBER (SEPTEMBER 5)
**ONLY 2 FOLLOWER SPOTS (NO MORE LEADER SPOTS -- YOU SNOOZE... YOU...)**
RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW
If you would like to reserve your spot, email us asap: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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)
This Week's Celebrations
If it's your birthday this week, just let us know at the Rhythm Club so you can get your birthday dance!
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"