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May 1ST 2007
TUESDAY




Beach Balboa Venice, California 1940
(see Clip of the Week!)




We're fools whether we dance or not,
so we might as well dance.

~ Japanese Proverb



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WHAT A PARTY!
RHYTHM CLUB'S BIGGEST NITE EVER


MC Maxwell DeMille, Rusty Frank, and George Gee

I'm still riding high from our fabulous 6-Year Anniversary party last Wednesday at the Rhythm Club. Once I added in the volunteers and performers -- turns out it was our BIGGEST nite yet at the Rhythm Club -- 270 dancers!!

Thanks again to everyone who made it all possible.

Now I've got to figure out what to do for next year to top it.


Rusty with the Anniversary cake, and birthday boy, Gene Hashiguchi, with special guest, swing dance legend, Jean Veloz.


SPEAKING OF PICTURES...
ANYONE TAKE PICTURES/MOVIES?

Normally, I run around taking pictures, but I was just a little overwhelmed what with the TV crew there, Jean Veloz & John Mills, and all of you.

So I have a BIG favor... if you took digital pictures of movies, could you send them to me on disk????? I would love to compile a scrapbook for our webpage.

Here's where to send the disk: Lindy By The Sea 225 Whiting Street El Segundo, CA 90245

Or you could just bring them to class or the club.

Thanks so much!

JEAN VELOZ & JOHN MILLS

Thanks to Gene Hashiguchi, we have this clip of two of our very favorite dancers -- Jean Veloz & John Mills! Jean is partnered by our very own Gio, and yours truly partners John. What a dance!


DON'T MISS THE NEWS BELOW


~ WEEKLY CONTEST

~ RENDEZVOUS REVIEW

~ AERIALS WORKSHOP

~ MAY LINDY BY THE SEA CLASSES

~ GIO & MAE MAKE IT TO THE FINALS!


(So don't stop scrolling...)



VENICE BEACH 1940 -- VINTAGE BALBOA CLIP

This clip is from 1940 and features some wonderful dancing, including a lot of Balboa. It's especially wonderful because it's "live".

Hope this gets you excited for our Featured Class -- Balboa "Rendezvous Review".



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:*


In our Clip of the Week we show local dancers. Name one who is still with us.

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

NOTE: Google is your friend!




LAST WEEK'S WINNER

Shannon McHugh

LAST WEEK'S CONTEST:

Jean Veloz, our very special guest this Wednesday, is in our Clip of the Week from the movie "Swing Fever".

In what famous Pete Smith Specialty was Jean Veloz featured?

LAST WEEK'S ANSWER:

The Groovie Movie

*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.



MAY CLASSES!

Sunday series begins April 29th
Tuesday series begins May 1st

REGISTER FOR LINDY BY THE SEA CLASSES HERE



RENDEZVOUS REVIEW!

YES, YOU READ RIGHT:
RENDEZVOUS REVIEW -- OUR NEXT FEATURED CLASS

Last year, after the Rendezvous, we had a little Sunday Rendezvous Review workshop that was such a hit, we're turning it into the Featured Class for May.

Whether or not you were at the Balboa Rendezvous, come along to this sure-to-be hit class. Those of us who attended the Rendezvous will show what we learned; and as we were in various levels from Beginners through Advanced, we should be quite busy for 1-2 series!

Sign up NOW! Click HERE to register.







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COMING TO THE RHYTHM CLUB:

05/09--Big Band Nite
Geo Valle Swing City Big Band

05/16 --Live Music - RHYTHM CLUB DEBUT!
Debra Watson

05/23 --Live Music
The Peter Jacobs Quintet

05/30 --Live Music
Neil Morrow

CLICK HERE FOR RHYTHM CLUB INFO


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This Week's Celebrations


Augie Lee Freeman
Daylon Smith
Katie Anderson
Susan Schein


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




CLICK HERE TO GO TO REGISTRATION PAGE
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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

May 6 - Aerials
June 10
August 19
September 16
October 14
November 18

GIO & MAE-LAE MAKE IT TO FINALS!!!


We are so excited to announce that Gio & Mae made it to the finals in the Viejas Casino Lindy Competition! Fantastic. Believe me, this is some tough competition -- many of the best swing dancers in the country have been competing. Now there are only 8 couples left -- and Gio and Mae are one of them.

The finals are this Sunday... and voting is done on audience participation... hint, hint. Why not scoot down to cheer them on.




Here's the scoop:

THE BIGGEST CASH PRIZE CONTEST ON THE WEST COAST!

David Patrone Productions, CafeSavoy Swing Productions and the Viejas Casino are proud to bring you the biggest single "top cash prize" swing dance competition on the West Coast. To put things in perspective, the U.S. Open Swing Dance Competition has a top prize of $3000, while the 2007 Viejas Open Swing Dance Competition will have a top prize of $5000!

1st prize: $5,000.00
2nd prize: $3,000.00
3rd prize: $2,000.00

Final Round -- May 6: Big Time Operator

WHAT'S IT GONNA COST FOR ALL THIS GREAT ENTERTAINMENT?

ABSOLUTELY NOTHING...'CAUSE IT'S FREE, FREE, FREE...THANKS TO VIEJAS!

The competition will be at the Viejas Dreamcatcher Room in Alpine, CA.

Details: click here Directions: http://www.viejas.com/html/gettinghere/directions.html
Questions: Email David at crooner@davidpatrone.com




Subscribe to SwingShiftRhythmClub

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

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


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BALBOANATION.COM -- For anyone interested in Balboa, this is just a great site. It's got wonderful information on the history of the dance and great clips to watch (and perhaps "steal" a movie or three????). Also tells about upcoming Balboa events. Enjoy!




Swing Shift
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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