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September 26TH 2006
TUESDAY





Jamie!... Swing Etiquette ???



"Thou shalt not talk on thy cell phone whilst dancing!"

~ Swing Etiquette #542
(In all fairness, Jamie was giving Lisa directions to where we were all dancing at the Richmond Street Fair.
Debbie, our birthday girl this week at the Rhythm Club, seems to be taking it all in stride.)
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RICHMOND STREET FAIR -- FUN FUN FUN
THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO CAME OUT AND DANCED...

WE MADE A GREAT SHOWING


(Take a look at our scrapbook HERE)

Despite the fact that the stage trailer broke down on its way to the fair, and we had to dance under the sun on the pavement, Saturday's Richmond Street Fair was great fun. We had about 20 dancers show up from past, present, and future (!), and dance. Ron and I gave a brief lesson to some willing participants, and then we just rounded out the hour by social dancing. Many passer by-ers eagerly took one of our flyers stating the age-old phrase, "I've always wanted to swing dance!".

Thanks to everyone who came to the Fair, these kinds of swing exposure really make a difference and bring in new people for years down the road.

A highlight for all of us was the "Cell Phone" incident. There we are and suddenly Debbie Bowen is hollering, "What about THIS for swing etiquette!" -- and there's Jamie on his cell phone while dancing with her! That was a first for me... I've just never seen anyone on a cell phone and dancing at the same time. As we mentioned above, in fairness, Jamie was giving Lisa directions to where we were dancing (which was hard to see because of the lack of stage). It sure made for a good laugh.

Thanks to Yves for capturing the moment! He's becoming our resident photographer, looks like. He was the one who also took those wonderful pictures on the Seine, Paris. He's got that dancer's eye for photography.



LEVEL 1 "GRADUATES"
WELCOME TO THE RHYTHM CLUB!


LBS Level 1, September 24, 2006

PICTURES ONLINE

Click HERE to see a Scrapbook of their last class!

We had a super lively Level 1 this past month, and, you can see by all the smiling faces above, they had a great time. Many of them will be coming to the Rhythm Club tomorrow nite, so do your stuff and welcome them with "open arms and dancing feet"! Speaking of welcoming new dancers...

USC SWING CLUB'S RHYTHM CLUB FIELD TRIP TOMORROW NITE


We've been teaching Lindy Hop over at USC since 1999, and this year's classes is one of the biggest yet, thanks to a terrific group of officers who are doing a sensational job. One of the activities they sponsor is to get those students out dancing.

This week (tomorrow nite), they'll be coming to the Rhythm Club for their very first visit.

You'll know them, they'll be the one's standing nervously in the back! Put those wings on, all you "Swing Angels" and get 'em out of the floor. Remember, if you've only been dancing for a couple months, you look like an expert to beginners!!! Here's your chance.


USC Swing Dance Club - Level 1 Class, Fall 2006

NEW CLASSES BEGIN THIS SUNDAY AND TUESDAY NEXT WEEK!

PRE-REGISTER FOR OCTOBER CLASSES!

Make sure to take advantage of our pre-registration discounts online:
http://rustyfrank.com/lbs-preregistration.asp


"THE MASTER TRACK -- IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU!"
LAST 2006 CHANCE -- NOVEMBER!

**RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW**

Ladies, if you would like to get one of these spots.... tell Ron Campbell (ron@rustyfrank.com) If you would like to reserve your spot for a future series , email us asap: info@rustyfrank.com.


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!





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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COMING SOON TO THE RHYTHM CLUB:


October 4
7:30 Lesson & DJ Nite



October 11
DEBUT -- Benny Brydern Quartet,

(click to hear this new group)



October 18
Jumpin' Joz

"Add a Few Bucks" Fundraiser for the "Cancer Dance-A-Thon"



October 25


HALLOWEEN DANCE -- PRIZES!!!!!!
Start thinking about your costume


CLICK HERE FOR RHYTHM CLUB INFO








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This Week's Celebrations -- WOW!


Debbie Bowen
Cheryl Herbst
Will Ryan
Ray Daugherty
Brad Sjoblom
Harvey Greenberg
Patricia Leavy
Chris Adame
Elaine Dinces
Matt Buse


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"

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LOADS OF DANCES THIS FRIDAY

If you're looking for a place to go dancing this Friday nite, you've got two excellent choices:



Stompy Jones at The Music Center's "Dance Downtown"

            WHERE: Music Center Plaza
            WHEN: 6:30PM to 10:00PM
            ADMISSION: FREE
            DJ/LIVE MUSIC from 7:15PM to 10:00PM.
            BEGINNERS' DANCE LESSON at 6:30PM
            (first come, first served)

Dance Floor Provided. Dancers of all levels are encouraged to attend.
Voted "Best Place To Shake It" by Los Angeles Downtown News.



Chester Whitmore and His Opus One Big Band in Woodland Hills.

            Date: Friday, September 29th, 2006
            Time: 8 to 9pm lesson 9 to midnight dance– Cost $18.00
            9 to midnight – dance only – Cost $15.00

            Location: Dance Dimensions Performing Arts Center
            Address: 6275 Variel Avenue, Woodland Hills, Ca 91367
            Phone number 818-999-5296


Dancing in the Hood" is now in the Valley with Chester Whitmore and his Opus One Big Band. Come dance East Coast/West Coast/Lindy Hop Ballroom/Salsa (and more!) to a LIVE 19 piece orchestra lead by the master himself, Chester Whitmore. The orchestra will re-create the hot Big Band and Jazz sounds of the 1920's, 30's and 40's. Their material includes many popular tunes from the Cotton Club and Savoy Ballroom, with musical forces such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Chick Webb, Cab Calloway and great Latin musicians of the time.

Keep those feet busy!


LINDY HOP FOR LIFE - DANCE-A-THON -- The Dance-a-thon is a 24 hour swing dance in Irvine, CA intended to raise funds for the City of Hope Hospital. All of the participants, board members, bands, teachers, dj's and performers are volunteers. The venue is donated by the Boys and Girls Club of Irvine. The dates are 10am Saturday Nov. 11th - 10am Sunday Nov. 12th, 2006

Last year swing dancers raised over $52,000, an impressive number for any first year charity event. This year our goal is $100,000.

We've got loads of dancers participating, and yours truly is teaching one of the classes -- "Tap Dancing For Lindy Hoppers".

We are also be doing a bit of fundraising at the Rhythm Club Wednesday, October 18th, for the Dance-A-thon. (Stay tuned for more details.)

Check it out! Make the world a better place through swing dancing!





Click HERE to see pics from The Richmond Street Fair.

Scrapbooks! Click HERE






NORMA MILER -- QUEEN OF SWING -- Known to many as the Queen of Swing, Norma Miller is an author, choreographer, dancer, comedian and actor whose career spans over seven decades. Discovered at the age of twelve by the Savoy Ballroom’s legendary dancer Twist Mouth George, Ms. Miller has been in show business ever since.

Queen of Swing (2006)

A new 90 minute documentary by Florida filmmaker John Biffar, Queen of Swing is scheduled to premier at the Apollo Theater in Harlem in August 2006. Narrated by Bill Cobbs, Queen of Swing takes an inside look at Norma Miller's influence in the globalization of America's jazz culture and her and her fellow artist's role in racial integration; and features interviews with Bill Cosby, BB King, Frankie Manning and the late Leonard Reed.




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!):

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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