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December 5TH 2006
TUESDAY









Dance is music made visible.

--George Balanchine


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DANCE THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS!

RHYTHM CLUB HOLIDAY PARTY
DECEMBER 13TH


DECEMBER 20TH & 27TH OPENING FOR DANCING!

It's December, and we are now officially in the holiday season. For us dancers, it's a great chance to dance a little more and dress up! Our annual Holiday Party is December 13, and as part of our Rhythm Club tradition, this dance is "formal". That's right, you can dress up as much as you want... gowns, tails, tuxedos. In this casual Los Angeles culture, it's nice to have an excuse to really dress up.

Because of unanimous demand, we will be having our Rhythm Club all through the holidays. It's a first for us, and we hope you'll enjoy coming out dancing on December 20th and 27th, in between all your eating! and sitting! and vegging! to get some good dances in with your dance pals. Robert Vangor, "The Professor", supplies the music... you supply the feet!


THIS SUNDAY! DECEMBER 10TH
BALLROOM WORKSHOP

It's been far too long since we offered our "Taste of Dance" workshop, and we thought it would be a perfect way to end 2006! In this workshop, we teach a "taste" of popular Ballroom dances, such as Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Salsa, Polka, and Waltz. Next time a non-swing song comes on, you'll know what to do!

This workshop will be taught by all three Rhythm Pals -- Rusty, Gio, AND Ron!

Click HERE to get all the info and register for this once-a-year workshop!


"SWEETHEARTS OF SWING"
RETIRING FROM THE RHYTHM CLUB


Nathan and Crystal's last official nite at the Rhythm Club as our early bird djs and helpers will be this Wednesday. Nathan got a promotion at Disneyland, so won't be able to get to the club early anymore. Nathan started with us in 2000! And he's been our Early Bird DJ for five years. He met the lovely Crystal at Disneyland, and they were recently married.

Nathan and Crystal have become a Rhythm Club fixture, helping to set up the club each week, and providing the music for the first part of the evening.

They will be dearly missed.

We wish you all the best, Nathan and Crystal!


HOLIDAY INFO
ORDER DEADLINES FOR SHIPPING THIS FRIDAY, DEC. 8

If you are thinking of getting a holiday gift for someone, and you need us to ship it, make sure you get your order in by December 8th. This will make sure we have enough time to get the gift out for arrival by Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza... Gift ideas are further down in the newsletter. Happy shopping! Click HERE, to go right to our shop.



BILL HALEY AND LINDY HOPPERS!




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GET OUT OF THAT CHAIR!!


Don't let this happen to you, when you could be dancing!

As the holidays approach, make sure you don't cut out your exercise and fun! We have one last series for you before the new year, and it's just around the corner.


CALLING ALL BOYS!
FOR TUESDAY'S TRACK SERIES

As sometimes happens to us, we have a few more followers than leaders (actually there was one leader and nine followers!). The girls hate it, as they end up standing all alone (violins, please) for quite a bit of the class.

Our need is Tuesday's The Track Series.


TUESDAYS

8:30 -- FEATURED CLASS: CHARLESTON VARIATIONS
9:30 -- EXTRA BONUS CLASS: BALBOA - ONGOING

Yes, you read right. We are offering, not only Charleston Variations as our upcoming Featured Class, but also one extra class in Ongoing Balboa. Take a look at the schedule below and pre-register HERE.


JANUARY 2007

ONLY TWO LEADER SPOTS OPEN
(Follower Spots All Filled)

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.

CLICK HERE FOR MASTER TRACK DETAILS


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COMING SOON TO THE RHYTHM CLUB:

DECEMBER 6
7:30-8:00 Beginner Swing Dance Lesson
8:00-11:30 Dance! Dance! Dance!
Live Music!

DECEMBER 13

HOLIDAY PARTY!!!
Live Music!
The Fabulous Esquires Big Band
&
Master of Ceremonies Maxwell DeMille!

DRESS FORMAL
DECEMBER 20 & 27
Dance Through The Holidays
With our DJ Robert "The Professor" Vangor!

CLICK HERE FOR RHYTHM CLUB INFO





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This Week's Celebrations


Courtney Roberts
Jan Kohlweck
Tyler Golden


If it's your birthday this week, just let us know at the Rhythm Club so you can get your birthday dance!





SAVE THE DATE -- DECEMBER 10TH
"TASTE OF DANCE" WITH THE RHYTHM PALS!

Click HERE to register!



HOLIDAYS ARE JUST AROUND THE CORNER
GIVE THE GIFT OF DANCE!

PLEASE NOTE:
FOR HOLIDAY GIFTS, ORDERS MUST BE RECEIVED BY DECEMBER 8TH!


SOME GREAT DANCE GIFT IDEAS



- SERIES OF SWING DANCE CLASSES
AT LINDY BY THE SEA

- A PRIVATE LESSON WITH RUSTY

- PASS(ES) TO THE RHYTHM CLUB

- INSTRUCTIONAL DVD(S)

- SWING MUSIC CD(S)

For dance lessons and Rhythm Club passes, contact me by phone 310.606-5606 or email info@rustyfrank.com


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RHYTHM CLUB REGULAR HIT WITH RELAPSE OF CANCER
YOU CAN HELP

One of our Swing Dancers, Tamie Hall, is going to have a repeat of Chemo/Radiation Therapy ahead of her. Jessica Densmore, June Hamilton, and more than half a dozen others have planned to present her with a "gift box" full of little cards and gifts, uplifting and humorous, for her to open every day so she will have the concept of being thought of daily without being overwhelmed. Her immune system is low so she has to limit her visitors; June is her contact person. If you would like to bring something for Tamie this Wednesday at the Rhythm Club we will have a collection box by the piano near the bar. Don't think of expensive or fancy - just humble and loving, as she is.

BLAIR TINDALL'S FATHER PASSES

Rhythm Club regular, Blair Tindall, lost her father this weekend. She'll be heading back east for the funeral soon. Her father was a fascinating man, and you can read about him HERE. All our sympathies, Blair.


AERIALS WORKSHOP PICTURES UP!
YOU'LL FLIP!





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STREETSWING -- HISTORY OF THE CHA CHA -- Get ready for this Sunday's workshop and learn all about the Cha Cha on this site!




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!):

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