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May 22TH 2007
TUESDAY





Tokyo Rhythm Boys Deluxe
(see Clip of the Week)




Dance.

The international language.



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DANCE -- TRULY THE INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE

Recently, I was working on a new instructional tap dance DVD for my "Tapping With The Masters" series, and I was once again struck by the international nature of dance.

This DVD features a San Francisco tap dance legend -- Stan Kahn. I ventured to contact some of his students who had gone on to become professional teachers, carrying on his legacy. I found them, not only in America, but around the globe -- Brazil, Japan.

The student who lives in Japan, I had met years ago while working on my tap dance documentary. His name is Shinichi Matsumoto and he is one of the most active tap dancers in Japan. I met up with him again a couple weeks while doing some more research up in the Bay Area -- he happened to be there visiting, too.

I thought you would really enjoy seeing him perform with his group - The Tokyo Rhythm Boys Deluxe -- so I have selected it as The Clip of the Week.


DON'T MISS THE NEWS BELOW


~ CLIP OF THE WEEK

~ CONTEST OF THE WEEK

~ LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS

~ RHYTHM CLUB MONTHLY SCHEDULE

~ LINK OF THE WEEK


(So don't stop scrolling...)



THE TOKYO RHYTHM BOYS DELUXE

Performances by the Tokyo based tap trio, Tokyo Rhythm Boys Deluxe, featuring a combination of tap dancing and instrumental accompaniment with marimba.



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:*


One of the most famous tap dancers of all time was Fred Astaire

What was his real name?

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

NOTE: Google is your friend!




LAST WEEK'S CONTEST

In our Clip of the Week had "The Jivin' Jacks and Jills".

Which of these kids went on to become a famous movie star? (He's the kid wearing the uniform.)

Hint: He was in "Singing In The Rain"

LAST WEEK'S ANSWER:

Donald O'Connor

*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.



JUNE CLASSES!

Sunday series begins May 27
Tuesday series begins May 29

REGISTER FOR LINDY BY THE SEA CLASSES HERE

VIEW CLASS SCHEDULE
HERE



RENDEZVOUS REVIEW CONTINUES IN JUNE!

FEATURED CLASS - BALBOA

Sign up for the entire series or feel free to "drop in" ($15/class) to this great class. Each week we're gonna work on new Balboa material. In other words, the class in not progressive.

Must know Balboa basics.




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COMING TO THE RHYTHM CLUB:

05/23 --Live Music
The Peter Jacobs Quintet

05/30 --Live Music
Neil Morrow

06/06 -- DJ NITE WITH THE PROFESSOR
7:30-8:00pm Beginner Swing Dance Lesson

06/13 --Live Music
Jumpin' Joz

CLICK HERE FOR RHYTHM CLUB INFO


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This Week's Celebrations


Barbara Burbank
Donald Oyler
Katie Allbee
Ken Nies
Liz Donaldson
Nela Kash
Nikki Ackerman
If it's your birthday this week, just let us know at the Rhythm Club
so you can get your birthday dance!




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


June 10 - Cancelled (sorry)
August 19
September 16
October 14
November 18



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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.



Click HERE to see photos from Living Live shoot.


Click HERE to see photos from Rhythm Club Anniversary Party.

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PETE JACOBS -- Pete Jacobs will be playing tomorrow nite at the Rhythm Club, so I thought it might be nice to feature him and his music as our link of the week.

Pete is a big fan of ours, too. Take a gander at this swell letter he wrote some time back:

LETTER FROM PETE JACOBS

Hi Rusty,

I wanted to just share with you on a personal note how much the entire band enjoyed the other night. As you know, this was our first time out, and to have the level of interaction between the dancers and the band was really inspiring to us. It made us play on another level. I, personally, was amazed at some of the things coming out of players that have been with me for years.

I attribute this to the enthusiasm of your crowd. And a lot of this is because of the fact that you teach your students much more than just dance moves. You have been a very strong proponent of 'dance etiquette', but that spills over to everything else. There is a certain kind of 'swing-mindset' that you have instilled in your students.

And it also seems that your students really know how to treat a band! That crowd was an inspiration to us. It made us play better.

Please tell your students how much we appreciated their enthusiasm.

Keep it up. You are loved by a lot of people, including me.

Sincerely,

-Pete Jacobs




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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