October 10TH 2006
The Hot Club of France
( Left to Right: Stephane Grappelli, Eugene Vees, Emmanuel Soudieux, Django Reinhardt, Joseph Reinhardt. )
"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music."
The Shim Sham!|
The Jitterbug Stroll!
For those of you who would like to read about these dances, go to our FAQ by clicking HERE. For a quick preview of the Shim Sham, take a look HERE and watch Rusty (with long hair) and Peter Flahiff of Orange County fame.
You will have received the earlier email describing my excitement about this month's lineup at the Rhythm Club. We have three just great weeks to enjoy that include a new band for us, dancing combined with good deeds, and our annual Halloween Costume Party Dance!
For years, I've been dreaming about finding a band that played the Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli sound -- that "Hot Club of France" 1930's style (see Link of the Week) -- and I've found them with the Benny Brydern Quartet. You're gonna know most of the players already with Benny Brydern on swing violin (if you're Janet Klein fans, you know him well), John Reynolds (guitarist extraordinaire), and on drums & guitar, surprise, Jonathan Stout (Campus Five fame). So there's three of the four. Click HERE to listen this wonderful group.
I know there are loads of Django/Grappelli fans out there in our swing world, so please help me spread the word -- and let's pack the floor tomorrow nite!
Doing our bit to join in on the 24-Hour Dance-A-Thon, we'll be hosting a Fun-Raiser at the Rhythm Club. Our cover is $12 that night, and we are asking, if you wish, to add another $3 to go to the Dance-A-Thon's donation for Cancer research. We'll also have GREAT raffle prizes if you wish to participate some more. Live music that night provided by Jumpin' Joz. For details about the Dance-A-Thon, click HERE.
Special thanks to Kenn Horowitz for organizing our Rhythm Club Fun-Raiser! If you have anything you would like to donate for our prizes, he'll be at the club tomorrow, or you may email him - KENN.
We've done some amazing good works at the Rhythm Club in the past, and if you would like to read about them, click HERE (scroll down to "Fundraisers")Come along and be a "Swing Angel"!
You won't want to miss your chance at our $50 cash prize for first place and all the fun that goes with our annual Halloween Party. We'll have the fantastic Chester Whitmore and His Opus One Big Band on hand providing the entertainment, expected and unexpected!
Many people, who've not yet been to our annual party, wonder about whether or not to dress up. The answer would be YES! You can see by the above photo from last year's party, dancers love to go for it whenever there's a theme. Our only recommendation is to make sure you can still dance! (We don't recommend masks, for safety's sake.)
Make sure to take advantage of our pre-registration discounts online:
To hold your spot for The Master Track, send us an email with your name and the series you'd like to join. Remember, the course has a limited enrollment, so reserve your spot now. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT IS THE MASTER TRACK?
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!
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)