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February 27TH 2007
TUESDAY





1920's Charleston!



Everything in the universe has rhythm.
Everything dances.

~ Maya Angelou


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STICK 'EM UP!

YA ALL BETTER BE THERE FOR
MY BIRTHDAY AT THE RHYTHM CLUB

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH

YE HAW!

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.





"BLI-BLIP"

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!

Send your answer to us at info@rustyfrank.com.




LAST WEEK'S WINNER

Lorenzo Rossi
(USC's on a roll!)

LAST WEEK'S CONTEST:

Last week's Clip of the Week shows two of our favorite swing dancers: Dean Collins, Jewel McGowan as well as the wonderful Bob Ash and Elsie Parish

There also happens to be a pretty good singer in this clip.

Name the singer!

LAST WEEK'S ANSWER:

Mel Torme


*Contestants may play as many times as they wish, but may only win the prize once a year. Contestants must use their Rhythm Club pass for the week they won the contest.




MARCH CLASSES!

REGISTER FOR LINDY BY THE SEA CLASSES HERE.




MARCH-APRIL 2007 -- ONE LEADER SPOT AVAILABLE!

There is ONE leader spot available for the March-April Master Track. Please let us know if you are interested info@rustyfrank.com!

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 info@rustyfrank.com.

CLICK HERE FOR MASTER TRACK DETAILS


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COMING TO THE RHYTHM CLUB:

02/28 -- Live Music
Jumpin' Joz

Rusty's Birthday ....
YES! It's Cowboy Nite -- Dress Western!

03/07 -- DJ Nite With The Professor
(7:30 Beginner Swing Lesson)

03/14 -- Live Music
The Wiseguys - Big Band Nite!

03/21 --Live Music
Benny Brydern Quartet
Hot Club -- Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli Nite

CLICK HERE FOR RHYTHM CLUB INFO


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This Week's Celebrations


Clancy O'Hara
Debbie Perry
Dutch Newman
Felice Peres
Karynne Allbee
Michelle Magnier

AND

Rusty Frank


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





REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SOON!


HOLD THESE DATES FOR UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

All workshops are held on selected Sundays throughout the year from 11:00am-1:30pm at Rebekah Hall in El Segundo 90245. Click HERE for details (as they are revealed to us!)

2007 WORKSHOP DATES

March 18 -Balboa
May 20 - Aerials
June 10
August 19
September 16
October 14
November 18

"Making a difference through swing dancing"




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*The Swing Shift Rhythm Club (SSRC) has two goals:
Fun & Philanthropy.

Anyone can join! See full details at the bottom of this newsletter.


LEVEL 1 - FEBRUARY 2007 - CLASS PICS UP!

Click HERE to see your Lindy By The Sea class




ULTRA LUX SALON CLASS -- PICS UP!

Click HERE to see the pics

By the way, if you are looking for a great vintage hairdo -- this is THE place!! Check out their Myspace page HERE


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RUSTYFRANK.COM -- Thought some of you might enjoying reading about the birthday girl. Though it doesn't include everything, I try to keep "the greatest hits" on the page.




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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

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http://rustyfrank.com/maillist/mail-list.asp