Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances.
~ Maya Angelou
STICK 'EM UP!
YA ALL BETTER BE THERE FOR MY BIRTHDAY AT THE RHYTHM CLUB
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH
It's February, must be B-Day time again! And if it's my b-day, it must be "Western Nite"! Ever since I got the outfit below at age four, I've loved the ol' West. Part of my family even came across the country in a covered wagon, so I guess I come by it honestly. I've always loved horseback riding, and when I was a kid, I could never decide which I wanted to be more, a cowgirl or an Indian, so I alternated regularly!
Join me in celebrating my birthday in your best vintage or vintage-inspired Western gear.
Here's one of The Professor's favorite songs, brought to you by Duke Ellington and his Orchestra with singers-dancers Mary Bryant and Paul White. Make sure you watch it to the end to see the fantastic boogie swing moves!
THIS WEEK'S CONTEST!!
The first person to send us an email with the answer to the following wins a free pass to the Rhythm Club for tomorrow nite:*
As you know, we are celebrating Rusty's birthday this week. Her actual birthday is February 25th.
The question is, what time was she born?
We'll give you one hint... she's a night owl.
The person who's guess is the closest to the actual time, wins!
There is ONE leader spot available for the March-April Master Track. Please let us know if you are interested firstname.lastname@example.org!
RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW FOR MAY-JUNE MASTER TRACK:
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 email@example.com.
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!):