June 19TH 2007
Jean Veloz & Chuck Saggau
(take a look at our clip & link of the week!)
I do not try to dance better than anyone else.
I only try to dance better than myself.
~ Mikhail Baryshnikov
1950'S NITE - JUNE 20TH
Yes, that's right, it's time for another theme night at the Rhythm Club. Since we've got the fabulous Neil Morrow band Wednesday, we thought it would be fun to match his 1950's style by dressing up in the era ourselves.
LEVEL 2 COMES TO THE RHYTHM CLUB
LET'S HAVE A ROUSING WELCOME!
This Wednesday, our Level 2 class will be coming to the club en masse, many of them for the very first time. So, remember, put on your "angel wings" and get them out on the dance floor as much as possible. You'll know them -- they'll have that same expression you had when you first came to the club -- excitement, wonder, and nervousness!
HAWAIIAN NITE - JUNE 27TH
Big Band Nite -- The Esquires
Next week, let's go Hawaiian! Wednesday, June 27th we've got The Esquires, and if you can't actually be in Hawaii, the next best thing is to imagine it's so by evoking the isles with the best in Hawaiian attire.
CLOSED FOR THE 4TH OF JULY
For more information on the Rhythm Club - http://rustyfrank.com/rhythmclub.asp
RUSTY & GIO JOIN JEAN VELOZ
AT "THE GROOVIE MOVIE WEEKEND"
IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
(REMINDER: NO LINDY BY THE SEA CLASS THIS SUNDAY)
This weekend Rusty and Gio will be joining the legendary Jean Veloz at the Groovie Movie Weekend in Washington, D.C. This historic event honors the participants in "The Groovie Movie" short film from the 1940s. (see our Clip of the Week)
You'll be able to read more about this weekend at our Link of the Week below.
If you want to see Jean dance (from our March Anniversary Party), click on the picture below.
(By the way, did I mention that Jean is my idol?)
JEAN VELOZ HAS WEBSITE!
Thanks to Tom and Debra of GottaSwing.com, Jean Veloz has her own brand-new website - JEANVELOZ.COM. You've just gotta take a look! Loads of amazing pictures and a great bio of this dazzling dancer.
Thanks, Tom and Debra, for creating and hosting this site honoring one of our truly greats!
DON'T MISS THE NEWS BELOW
(So don't stop scrolling...)
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:*
Who is the male dancer dancing with Jean Veloz in the first section of The Groove Movie?
Send your answer to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: Google is your friend!
LAST WEEK'S CONTEST
With whom did Frankie Manning do the first aerial at the Savoy Ballroom?
Sadness -- NO ONE PLAYED!
Remember, all the answers are only a Google search away. Have fun and learn about our swing history at the same time.
*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.
Sunday series begins July 1
Tuesday series begins July 3
REGISTER FOR LINDY BY THE SEA CLASSES HERE
VIEW CLASS SCHEDULE
ROOM FOR ONE LEADER!
If you are interested, email immediately (first come, first served) or phone us at 310 606 5606. To see if this is the class for you, read HERE.
NO CLASSES THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 24!!!
SOME LINDY BY THE SEA BARGAINS
"Now that's a deal"
If you would like to take advantage of our best offer, sign up for a Golden Ticket --$100, all the classes you want in the month series, or $90 (!!!!) pre-registered.
DANCE CLASSES! WHAT A BARGAIN!
We have a lot of wonderful options at Lindy By The Sea, such as any second class taken on the same day is 1/2 price, and our "Golden Ticket" allows you to take ALL of our classes in a given series for only $100 (or $90 if you pre-register!) What a deal. If you took four classes in the series, it would break down to $5.62 a class -- where else are ya gonna find that kind of bargain.
TUESDAY PEOPLE TAKE ANY SUNDAY SERIES FOR $10
Yes, you read right! Tuesday students may retake any Sunday series for only $10 for the entire 4-weeks. We like to encourage our intermediate and advanced students to come back to Sundays, whether it be to review their basics or learn "the other side" (lead or follow).
SAVE 10% ON ALL YOUR CLASSES -- IT CAN REALLY ADD UP!
We have pre-registration discounts of 10% on the website. So you can register with your Quick Stop Card, or right on our site "easy peasy lemon squeezy". Go HERE. Remember, pre-register for class(es), you'll get a 10% discount off the normal prices. You can pre-register over the phone (310 606 5606), by check, or on-line We hope that you'll enjoy taking advantage of this new offer...
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
FRANKIE MANNING SIGNS HIS AUTOBIOGRAPHY AT
PBDA'S HARVEST MOON SWING OUT LAST FRIDAY
PBDA's done it again -- a fantastic Harvest Moon Swingout! Kenneth & Helena were on hand teaching classes (all the way from Sweden!), and Frankie Manning was the very special guest. At age 93, he was his same vibrant self -- leading the Shim Sham, signing his new book "Frankie Manning, Ambassador of Lindy Hop."
To top off the fun Friday nite dance, they had a Jack and Jill contest. And what fun it was! Joseph snapped a couple pictures of me with my clipboard, judging. Other judges included: Minn Vo, Steve & Heidi, Helena, Sailor Mike.
Take a look at the scrapbook.
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.
All Scrapbooks! Click HERE
Click HERE to see pictures from the Seaside Ball
Click HERE Harvest Moon Swingout pics
GROOVIE MOVIE WEEKEND -- Take a gander at the event at which Rusty & Gio will be teaching this coming weekend.
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!):