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June 12TH 2007
TUESDAY





Frankie Manning
will be at the Harvest Moon Swingout this weekend. Your chance to meet a legend! See our Link of the Week





When we did that first aerial at the Savoy, the whole ballroom just rose up as one!

~ Frankie Manning



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THANKS FOR SUPPORTING LIVE MUSIC!

It still boggles my mind that we've kept this little "revival" of swing dancing alive so long (as we know, longer than the original swing era!). I feel certain it's because we have access to wonderful live music. There's nothing like a live band to get your feet flying! Some of the best musicians in the world live right here in Southern California (no suprise, as the recording industry is here) -- and we get 'em right at the Rhythm Club (and prior to that, at our 705 location) for our dancing pleasure.

Look at this list of bands who have played on our Wednesday nites!

Benny Brydern Quartet
Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra
Bonebreak Syncopaters
Campus Five
Debra Watson
Don Miller
Fabulous Esquires
Geo Valle Swing City
George Gee
Hals Angels
Hollywood Combo
J-Tones
Jive Aces
Jumpin' Joz
Lucky Stars
Mora's Modern Swingtet
Neil Morrow
Opus One Big Band
Pete Jacob's Quintet
Phat Cat
Rob Rio
Swing Session
Swing Syndicate
Swingsations
Wartime Radio Revue
Wiseguys

So, I again want to thank you all for supporting live music (and live dancing!) by showing up at the Rhythm Club as often as you do and for spreading the word!


JUNE LEVEL ONE CLASS PICS UP!

The fun just never seems to stop at our Sunday beginner classes! This month, we havev another enthusiastic group of students (who have already started making their appearances at the Rhythm Club ... and have had a great time thanks to your welcoming dances with them!).

Take a look at their smiling faces at week 3!


DON'T MISS THE NEWS BELOW


CLIP OF THE WEEK
Frankie Manning

CONTEST OF THE WEEK
Test your knowledge and win a pass to the Rhythm Club

LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
Info on current and upcoming classes

RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
See the schedule of our upcoming live bands!

ADDED ATTRACTIONS
Harvest Moon Swingout
Seaside Ball
Update on Ron & Robin's baby boy -- pics, too!

COMMUNIQUE
Lindy Hopper, Nikki Ackerman Fendler, passes on

SCRAPBOOKS
New scrapbooks up!

SWING SHIFT RHYTHM CLUB NEWS
Join the fun!

LINK OF THE WEEK


(So don't stop scrolling...)



Frankie Manning will be LIVE at the HARVEST MOON SWINGOUT THIS weekend!

Here's a nice clip of Frankie Manning, dancing and talking, from the 1980s.

Of course, we have to show this one, too! Hellzapoppin!!! Frankie Manning is the one in the overalls.

I took this little movie of Frankie being surprised for his 93rd birthday in Prague last month! He doesn't look any different than in Hellzapoppin.



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:*


QUESTION:

With whom did Frankie Manning do the first aerial at the Savoy Ballroom?

HINT: Check "The Clip of the Week" -- Frankie's Interview

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

NOTE: Google is your friend!




LAST WEEK'S CONTEST

QUESTION:

What were Slim and Slam's last names?

ANSWER:

Bulee "Slim" Gaillard (vocals, guitar and piano) and Leroy Elliott "Slam" Stewart (bass).

WINNER:

Ryan

*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.



JULY CLASSES

Sunday series begins July 1
Tuesday series begins July 3

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:

06/13 -- Live Music
Jumpin' Joz

06/20 -- Live Music
Neil Morrow

06/27 -- Big Band Nite!
The Fabulous Esquires

07-04 -- CLOSED FOR 4TH OF JULY

CLICK HERE FOR RHYTHM CLUB INFO


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This Week's Celebrations


David Stockin
Joshua Castleman
Melissa Allen
Rick Grandy
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

August 19
September 16
October 14
November 18

WHAT TO DO? WHAT TO DO?
WHAT A BURNDEN!
SO MANY CHOICES!

This weekend you have your choice of fabulous events. You've got the Seaside Ball, you've got Harvest Moon, and all our other local dances. What will you choose?

HARVEST MOON SWINGOUT THIS WEEKEND

SEASIDE BALL JUST AROUND THE CORNER


RON & ROBIN'S BABY DOING WELL


Ron & Robin with Ryan Campbell in 2003

I got a chance to stop by on Saturday and visit Ron & Robin and get my first glance at their new baby boy -- Robbie. In a word -- adorable!

Here's some pics for you to see.

Remember, if you would like to bring by a card or gift for them to class or the Rhythm Club, I would be happy to deliver it to them (as they are my neighbors).

LET'S SWING OUT AT RUBY'S!


Hi all Swing Dancers -

Ruby's Diner in Redondo Beach wants Swing Dancers every Fri for about 1hr. It would be from approx 6pm/6:30pm till 7:30pm. They have a classic car show with a DJ from 5pm - 830pm.

They want us to Swing Dance inside and then a little outside with the DJ and 50's music. They would like us starting this Fri thru the summer till Sep 28. We will get paid in food coupons and certificates.

I realize this is long period of time so I can do a sign up sheet. Even if you can only commit for a few of those weekends it would be great. I think 3-4 couples would be great each Friday if possible. There is still time for you to go out dancing afterwards.

I was also thinking that instead of keeping the food coupons/certificates we could collect them and donate to a Shelter for Abused families. Please EMAIL me to let me know if your are interested.

Thanks so much for doing what we love and giving to the community.

Cathryn Sayre
Capt Fun




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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.

VERY SAD NEWS

NIKKI ACKERMAN FENGLER PASSES AWAY

It breaks my heart to have to pass this news on. One of our local swing dancers lost her battle with cancer.

In classes, I have always loved watching the excitement on people's faces as they meet "dancing" and meet new people. And, on rare occasions, both things happen at once. Nikki met her love and future husband, Wolf Fenger (Fabulous Esqquires), in Lindy By The Sea classes back in 2002.

Nikki always had a glowing, blissful smile on her face, one that always warmed my heart.

This is the first loss from our local Lindy By The Sea world... and it hits especially hard.

I know you all join in with me in sending love, compassion, and support to Nikki's husband, Wolf.

Wolf will be with The Esquires playing at the Rhythm Club on June 27th, and I know your smiling faces and dancing feet will be the best therapy for him right now. If you would like to bring a card for him... we are also having one signed Wednesdays at the club from all of us.

FROM WOLF FENGLER

Dear Friends,

As many of you know, my dear wife Nicole passed away on May 22 after a valiant battle against cancer.

We will be having a memorial service for her at 11 AM on Saturday, June 16 at Christ Lutheran Church in Rancho Palos Verdes:

28850 S Western Ave, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275. A light luncheon will be served in the church fellowship hall afterwards.

Although flowers are welcome, memorials may also be made in her name to:

Christ Lutheran School Scholarship Fund
28850 S Western Ave, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

International Lutheran WomenÕs Missionary League
PO Box 411993 St. Louis, MO 63141

My list of email contacts is limited, so whether or not you knew her from teaching, LWML, swing dancing, diving, painting, trains, etc. please spread the word to those you know who might have known her.

I hope to see you there.

God bless,

Wolf


Nicole Marie Fengler (nee Ackerman)
May 20, 1976 - May 22, 2007

Beloved wife, daughter, sister, aunt, teacher & friend Born 5-20-1976; Went home to be with the Lord 5-22-07 after a valiant battle with cancer. Words cannot adequately convey the life of this extraordinary woman who shared her strong faith with all whom she met. Determined, adventurous, passionate, & caring, her journey took her from Illinois & Idaho to Venezuela, China, Peru, Arizona & California. She was a graduate of Glendale High School in Arizona & earned degrees in both Fine & Liberal Arts from Concordia University, Irvine. A true romantic with a warm smile that could light up any room & her own flair, she excelled at skiing & scuba diving, as well as dancing & painting.

Nicole shone brightly as a Lutheran middle school teacher who molded the minds, strengthened the faith & sought to bring the best out of every student. She was honored with a nomination for the Disney Teacher of the Year award.

She is survived by her husband Wolfgang Alan Fengler, mother Sally Ann Ackerman, grandfather Albert Elser, brother SPC. Chadrick Albert Ackerman, and nieces Naphtali & Emilie. She was preceeded in death by father Nicholas Mathieus Ackerman, Jr. and brother Nicholas Mathieus Ackerman III. A memorial service will take place at 11:00 AM on Sat. 6-16 at Christ Lutheran Church 28850 S Western Ave, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275. A light luncheon will be served in the church fellowship hall afterwards. Although flowers are welcome, memorials may also be made in her name to:

Christ Lutheran School Scholarship Fund 28850 S Western Ave, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

International Lutheran WomenÕs Missionary League PO Box 411993 St. Louis, MO 63141

Her creative teaching style & compassionate counseling has left a legacy of students who adored her & will go on to achieve great things.


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Click HERE to see Level 1 - June '07
(Okay, Gio's done it again! I can never get a straight picture of him -- notice the microphone)

Click HERE to see Rusty's Belgium Adventure
Click HERE to see Rusty's Czech Adventure






HARVEST MOON SWINGOUT -- It's just two weeks away, and we'll all be there, come along and join us! This is one of our great local events.




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