I had a GREAT month away from home, visiting France, Spain, and Norway. I have written a brief summary of my trip under Added Attractions, and I have added a scrapbook page of my trip for your viewing pleasure (click HERE).
Thanks to all your wonderful Rhythm Pals everything kept going in my absence. Please accept my thanks once again: Thanks to Ron, for teaching the Tuesday nite classes (I can't wait to see all your new moves). Thanks to all the Rhythm Club volunteers for keeping that night going: Jessica, Capt Fun, Julia, Teresa, Debbie, Hilja, Nathan & Crystal "The Sweethearts of Swing", Robert "The Professor" Vangor, Mike, Jon, Jamie, Sharlene... and anyone else who pitched in.
Every year, we get invited to have a booth at the Richmond Street Fair and do a performance/class on the stage.
If we are going to have a booth, we need to have volunteers (that's you) to help throughout the day. usually we have people staff the booth in shifts of a few hours. So... here are the shifts:
I am waiting to hear what time our stage slot is... so stay tuned.
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!
We met with the Elk's Lodge board last Wednesday, and they have assured us they will be cleaning the floor every Wednesday morning, ensuring that we have the best possible experience dancing. They were true to their word last week -- the floor was WONDERFUL! Spread the word. (Also, if you find that the floor has some problems on a particular nite, please see me - Rusty - so that I may communicate this to the powers that be directly.)
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)