August 21ST 2007
Miriam Nelson and ????
(see Contest of the Week below)
Dance is the only art of which we ourselves
~Ted Shawn, Time, 25 July 1955
are the stuff of which it is made.
DON'T MISS THE NEWS BELOW
(So don't stop scrolling...)
It's a theme night I've been wanting to host for ages, as it seems every Lindy Hopper guy in the world has a striped shirt, and every girl has some blouse, dress, or skirt with polka dots.
I finally found the perfect night -- our Wartime Radio Revue Big Band nite at the Rhythm Club, Wednesday, September 5th.
Start searching through your wardrobe!
SUMMER SWINGS AT LINDY BY THE SEA AND THE RHYTHM CLUB
Thank you all for welcoming our new Level 1 Lindy Hoppers to the Rhythm Club last week. They had a great time. Take a look at the new scrapbook pics that I've posted, and you'll see loads of smiling faces. (I think they just might be hooked on swing...)
See you on the dance floor!
MIRIAM NELSON & JOHNNY COY
Click on the image to see the clip:
You all know by now that I also tap dance (it's actually my first dance). One of my favorite dancers and best friends is 87 year old Miriam Nelson. Today, I thought I would share her artistry with all of you. In this clip, she dances with Canadian Tap Dancer, Johnny Coy in Duffy's Tavern, 1945
Miriam Nelson & Rusty Frank on the set of
"Tapping With The Masters: Miriam Nelson's Play Piano Play."
If you want to see us dance, click HERE
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:*
What famous actor is lifting Miriam Nelson
in our Picture of the Week?
(Hint: he did one-arm push-ups an the 1992 Academy Awards show)
Send your answer to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: Google is your friend! 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.
REGISTER FOR LINDY BY THE SEA CLASSES HERE
SEPTEMBER CLASSES BEGIN:
Sunday, September 2nd
Tuesday, September 4th
SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER MASTER TRACK REGISTRATION OPEN
This eight-week course, developed by Rusty Frank and Ron Campbell, is designed for people who want to bring their dancing to the next level. The focus of the program is on musicality, styling, and individual development. Class size is limited to twelve students, six leaders and six followers.*
Each week, Rusty and Ron work with each of the students individually and as a group in a series of exercises and challenges. The students are filmed each week, and the footage is studied as a group (in Lindy By The Sea's traditional upbeat, encouraging, and friendly environment) to examine individual areas of goals and progress. At the end of the eight week course, each student is presented with a DVD of their own dancing to track improvement and set goals for future development.
This course will start up every eight weeks. The total cost for all eight classes is $100/per student, including the personalized DVD.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, EMAIL US RIGHT AWAY
*Students should be versed in the Lindy By The Sea curriculum prior to this joining this course (Levels 1-3 and at least half of the Track).
HOLD THESE DATES FOR UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
All workshops are held on selected Sundays throughout the year from 11:00am-1:00pm at Rebekah Hall in El Segundo 90245. Click HERE for details (as they are revealed to us!)
2007 WORKSHOP DATES
HOLLYWOOD HORNETS AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL!
AUGUST 24 & 25
Our very own Ron Campbell and Giovanni Quintero will be dancing on stage with the Hollywood Hornets dance team along with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Why not make a night of it and cheer them on (along with 17,000 other fans!).
Here's the link for tickets:
SSRC Event Report from Jessica Densmore
SSRC Dancers present program at Little Sisters of The Poor
Our Event at Little Sisters of the Poor on saturday went well, with
modified script and narration by Debbie Wastling and CD/DJ by
Teresa London, photos by Norman Kajikawa. Participants included
Hilja and Henri, Scott Giordano and John Apodaca (with novice dancer
Rick), Ron Ogren, Katie and Christie and Tony Mercuro. Srs. Anne
and Catherine tapped their toes while in their wheelchairs as did the
residents. Residents stopped us on the way out to tell us of their
experiences as dancers "back in the day". Debbie's singers were
dressed beautifully. A good time had by all, as they say.
Soon we will be planning our Holiday Program and schedule. We will keep
Thanks again to all the volunteers.
PS Oh yes, I was there too.
COMMUNITY LA FUNDRAISER!
CLICK ON IMAGE TO PURCHASE TICKETS
We've done a great job in our Pops Emergency Fundraising Campaign. It looks like we've raised enough money for 2-3 months. I'll stay in touch with Pops and let everyone know how he and Mrs Pops (Lois) are doing financially and otherwise.
Meanwhile, keep spreading the news about the fundraising by sending people to this active link: POPS
Thank you for all your help, support, and good wishes to Pops and Mrs. Pops.
All Scrapbooks! Click HERE
LBS Level 1 August Class - Click HERE(Rusty with Japanese and Canadian campers)
BALBOA FOLLOWER FESTIVAL --
(When get to page, click on "BFF Details & Registration")
This event sounds so incredible, I wanted to make sure to give everyone advanced warning. It's an event (and first of its kind, as far as I know) for Balboa Followers (men get to go FREE). Instructors from around the world, Balboa legends, dances... you name it. Take a look, and don't miss this amazing event.
The Balboa Follower Festival is brought to you by the same amazing crew who produce the annual Balboa Rendezvous -- Joel and Alison Plys, and, boy do we love them!
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!):