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October 31ST 2006
TUESDAY





Our Halloween Costumes Contest Winners:

"Paper? or Plastic?"
aka Mae-Lae, Gio, Sharlene




"Happy Halloween!"

~ Rusty & Her Rhythm Pals


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NEW CROP OF BEGINNERS!

I am so happy to report that we had another new crop of beginners this past Sunday. Welcome to all of you! Each new series, I wonder "Will swing dancing survive?" And then in walks a new crowd of smiling hopefuls, eager to join our happy throng. Hooray! Welcome to each and everyone of you! Come along this Wednesday to Rusty's Rhythm Club so we can all dance with you.


HALLOWEEN PARTY A SUCCESS

Last week's Halloween Party was one of the best yet! We had 110 dancers at the club. Chester Whitmore's Opus One Big Band rockin' the joint. Maxwell DeMille's younger brother, "Double-Down DeMille" hosted our evening. And I am happy to report, just about everyone dressed in costume!

The costume contest was the toughest yet, with Bill as "Tainted Spinach," Jerry as "Wonder Woman," and Gio, Mae, and Sharlene, our evening's costume contest winners as "Paper or Plastic."

Our Halloween Scrapbook is loaded up, click HERE to see your pals. Thanks to Steven Smith and Jerry Kung for sending in their pics!


MORE THEME NITES AHEAD AT THE RHYTHM CLUB
NOV 15 -- 1930'S-'40'S DRESSY

Everyone has been screaming for more theme nites at the club, so let's do another one on November 15th, when Dean Mora's is on stage. Since his is rather a classy vintage band, let's go 1930's-1940s dressy.

If you have some ideas for theme nites, email 'em on over to me at info@rustyfrank.com.




NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN CURRENT SERIES!

Our new Sunday series was great, with about 20 new Lindy By The Sea students in Level 1! It's not too late to join any of our Sunday classes, as we do a complete review on week two. So tell your friends, or, if you have been procrastinating, come along!

CALLING ALL BOYS!
FOR SUNDAY'S LEVEL 1
AND TUESDAY'S TRACK SERIES

As sometimes happens, we have a few more followers than leaders in some of our classes. The girls hate it, as they end up standing all alone (violins, please) for quite a bit of the class. If you're a Tuesday niter, remember, you can take any Sunday series for only $10!! The entire series! Wouldn't you like to make some beginners happy?

Our need is Sunday's Level 1, and Tuesday's The Track Series.



"THE MASTER TRACK -- IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU!"
JANUARY 2007

FOLLOWER SPOTS ALL FILLED
2 LEADER SPOTS OPEN

RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW:
Email Us

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 info@rustyfrank.com.

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!


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:

THIS WEEK!

NOVEMBER 1
Beginner's Class 7:30-8:00
DJ Nite with
The Sweethearts of Swing & The Professor
NOVEMBER 8
Big Band Nite!
The Wise Guys
NOVEMBER 15
1930's-1940'S Dress Theme Nite
Mora's Modern Swingtet
NOVEMBER 22
Live Music
Neil Morrow and his Memphis 54
NOVEMBER 29
Big Band Nite
Swing City

CLICK HERE FOR RHYTHM CLUB INFO








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This Week's Celebrations


Kerri Clark
Lilly Nakamura
Hayley Bisceglia-Martin
Cornell Stanton

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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RHYTHM CLUB SPOTLIGHT
SOL ZWIRN

Every now and again, we like to spotlight one of the regulars at the Rhythm Club. This time it's one of our "gentlemen of swing" -- Sol Zwirn. You see him each week, and he just loves coming to the Rhythm Club. He lost his wife about three years ago, and dancing brings him great joy -- music, dance, and friendships. Asked why he chooses our club over "senior citizen" dances, he exclaimed, "I want to dance with everyone! All ages!". He's definitely young at heart and a great addition to our swing dance family.

I bet you never imagined him outside of the club, so here are some swell pictures of Sol from earlier days.

It's great to have you aboard, Sol!


Approximately 1948, while serving in the U.S. Navy


1968 in Mexico

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 THIS year's Halloween Party.


CLICK HERE to see scrapbook pictures from the
Rhythm Club Fun-Raiser for City of Hope -- Dance-A-Thon.



All Scrapbooks! Click HERE






DANCESTORE.COM -- New vintage-style shoes! Waahooo! One of the most commonly asked questions we get is, "Where can I get great shoes for dancing -- with a vintage look?" One of our favorite spots is DANCESTORE.COM. Run by swing dancers for swing dancers, Gay & Andrew have outdone themselves with two new shoes for ladies: The 1930s Velvet Oxford and the 1940s Mesh Oxford -- reproductions for dancers!

Many of our dancers already sport their "Rugcutters" for women and the "Aris Allen" for men. For those of you who like the classy vintage look, check out DANCESTORE.COM and tell 'em "Rusty sent me."



1940s Mesh Oxford & 1930s Velvet Oxford
from DANCESTORE.COM




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* 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