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December 12TH 2006
TUESDAY









Happy Holidays!

--Rusty and her Rhythm Pals, Gio & Ron


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RUSTY'S 2006 THANK YOU LIST

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR MAKING OUR SWING DANCE SCENE SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE!

All throughout the year I am so grateful for what we have here in the South Bay -- one of the friendliest swing dance scenes I've ever seen. Of course, it's because of your spirit... how you always welcome newcomers, how you have the social dancing "spirit", how there is always a smile on your face on that dance floor, and how we always have such fun.


THANKS TO MY RHYTHM PALS!
GIOVANNI QUINTERO & RON CAMPBELL

Gio & Ron add beyond description to our Lindy By The Sea program.

Gio's boundless enthusiasm makes every Sunday an absolute joy-ride for our new students, and his constant presence at the Rhythm Club dancing with all the followers makes him a real hero!

Ron's true partnership in developing our Tuesday nite programs, The Track and The Master Track, have brought a new level of instruction to Lindy By The Sea. His ability to clearly and intelligently break down all sorts of moves, and the specific mechanics of what makes the moves work, is something treasured by all the leaders. He has also been a great help in helping me with new business ideas.

Both of these gentlemen of swing have made my life such a pleasure. Something that might become tedious (teaching triple step, triple step, rock step for the umpteenth time) is always such fun with these guys around!

Thank you, Ron & Gio, for your spirit and your friendship.



ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS!

I know I could never run Lindy By The Sea and Rusty's Rhythm Club without the tremendous help of all the volunteers who pitch right in. From you students who help set up and breakdown Rebekah Hall each week to all those at the Rhythm Club who make sure things run smoothly. Some of them you know and some of them are hidden beyond the scenes... but all of you make all of this crazy stuff possible!

Jessica Densmore, for always being there at Lindy By The Sea helping and at the Rhythm Club as a regular "Door Stop".

Robert "The Professor" Vangor, our amazing Rhythm Club "House DJ"

"The Sweethearts of Swing" Nathan & Crystal, our fabulous and sweet Rhythm Club "Early-Bird DJs" and setup crew (who are retiring!)

Maxwell DeMille, for adding his special brand of pep as our special guest Master of Ceremonies.

Stanley Sheff, our amazing web host and designer.

Peter Livingston, our "Door Stop Captain" who also helps set up the Rhythm Club each week.

Cathryn Sayre "Captain Fun" and all her "Funsters", for making sure birthdays are always taken care of.

Jon Moody, for always being there to help us break down the Rhythm Club each week.

Jamie England, for pitching in as the "lovely assistant" in class and in general.

Michael Klein, helping with set up and breakdown of the Rhythm Club

Swing Shift Rhythm Club All our volunteers who bring joy and happiness to those in hospitals and senior homes.

Door Stops, there are so many of you who sit at that Rhythm Club door to greet everyone... sometimes just for a minute, sometimes for much more...

USC Swing Dance Club, All the officers and "The Three Musketeers" for getting college students excited about swing dancing... and getting them out on the dance floor!

All those at Rebkah Hall and the Elks Lodge, you always make us feel welcome and provide us with such a homey and friendly environ in which to dance.

Everyone(!) I have forgotten to name here!


AND, OF COURSE, ALL THE GREAT BANDS!



Just in case you can't remember,
here's a list of all the bands that played at the Rhythm Club in 2006!
Benny Brydern Quartet - Django
Campus Five
Fabulous Esquires Big Band
Hollywood Combo
Jive Aces
Jumpin' Joz
Mora's Modern Swingtet
Neil Morrow and His Memphis 54
Opus One Big Band
Pete Jacobs Quintet
Phat Cat Swinger
Swing City Big Band
Wiseguys Big Band

DANCE THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS!


RHYTHM CLUB HOLIDAY PARTY
DECEMBER 13TH DRESS UP! FORMAL!


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.

DECEMBER 20TH & 27TH OPENING FOR DANCING!

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!




LOUIS DAPRON -- SWING TAP





This is a delicious clip of from the 1930's of my tap dance teacher, Louis DaPron



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 Featured Class, but also one extra class in Ongoing Balboa.


JANUARY CLASSES ALL SET!

SUNDAY 2007 CLASSES BEGIN JANUARY 7TH
TUESDAY 2007 CLASSES BEGIN JANUARY 9TH

REGISTER FOR LINDY BY THE SEA CLASSES 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 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!
JANUARY 3
Rock 'n' Roll the New Year In!



7:30-8:00 Beginner Swing Dance Lesson
8:00-11:30 Dance! Dance! Dance!
Live Music!Neil Morrow and his Memphis 54

CLICK HERE FOR RHYTHM CLUB INFO





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This Week's Celebrations


Akiko Roesch
Emily Callahan
Jeff Munjack
Krissy Graves
Shana Ghekiere
Todd Hollenbeck


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





TASTE OF DANCE WORKSHOP PICTURES UP!

MOVIES UP, TOO!

Click HERE for Foxtrot movie

Click HERE for Waltz movie


Click on image to see scrapbook


All Scrapbooks! Click HERE






JASS LINKS -- This is the mother-load of jazz web links. Wow! This one should keep you busy for months! Years?




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

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