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October 16TH 2007
TUESDAY




Ladies... learn this vintage hairstyle Sunday at our Workshop!


Beginning dancer:
Knows nothing.

Intermediate dancer:
Knows everything.
Too good to dance with beginners.

Hotshot dancer:
Too good to dance with anyone.

Advanced dancer:
Dances everything,
especially with beginners.

~ Attributed to Dick Crum, a folk dance teacher


DON'T MISS THE NEWS BELOW


A NOTE FROM RUSTY
Gio By The Sea
Level 3 Dinner Sunday
Halloween Party -- can you help?

CLIP OF THE WEEK
Frankie Manning on AARP.ORG

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

LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
Lindy By The Sea clips up! -- thanks to Ji Han
Info on current and upcoming classes

RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
Halloween Party October 31st
Check out our schedule of live music & special events

WORKSHOPS
1940's Vintage Hair Styling Workshop THIS Sunday!
Mark your calendar

SCRAPBOOKS
Follow the fun

SWING SHIFT RHYTHM CLUB NEWS
"Fun & Philanthropy" -- Join our club

LINK OF THE WEEK
PBDA's Harvest Moon Swingout


(So don't stop scrolling...)

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GIO BY THE SEA!

For those of you in the Sunday classes, you know that Gio has been teasing me for months that he is changing the name of my school from Lindy By The Sea to Gio By The Sea. This is because of my active travel schedule teaching out of town -- and the fact that he has been teaching the classes on his own (and a wonderful job he has done!).

As Gio is one of the greatest teases I have ever met, I couldn't resist getting in on the fun and acquiring (as a little gifty) his very own domain -- GIOBYTHESEA.COM!

So here it is!


DINNER WITH LEVEL 3 THIS SUNDAY

For all the Lindy By The Sea Level 3 students, we thought it would be fun to go have dinner together after class this coming Sunday. We'll just hop across the street to El Tarasco. Mark your calendars!


HALLOWEEN PARTY AT THE RHYTHM CLUB - OCTOBER 31

$100 CASH PRIZE BEST COSTUME


Rhythm Club Halloween Party 2006

Halloween is just around the corner... and this year it actually falls on Wednesday! What fun we'll have!!! We've got a great band lined up, Neil Morrow and His Spooky Swing Gang," a Costume Contest with a $100 cash prize, tricks and treats, and loads of you!!

WE NEED YOUR HELP

If you have some skeletons in the closet, so to speak, or other fun decorations or ideas, contact Cathryn via EMAIL or at the club this Wednesday.

COME EARLY ON OCTOBER 31
TO HELP SET UP

We'll be setting up at around 7:15... so if you can come early on Halloween, we could sure use your help. The more the merrier!


See you on the dance floor!



AARP INTERVIEW WITH FRANKIE MANNING
INSPIRING WORDS FROM THE AMBASSADOR OF LINDY HOP

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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:

What are the name of the two sisters who run The Pasadena Ballroom Association and next month's Harvest Moon Swingout (see Link of the Week)?

Send your answer to us at info@rustyfrank.com.
Only the weekly winner will receive a response to their Contest Answer.

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.




LAST CONTEST

QUESTION:

In our clip of the week we show a sensational girl Lindy Hopper, Frida Segerdahl. Where is she from and what group does she dance with?

ANSWER:

Ina Stockholm, Sweden. The Harlem Hot Shots

WINNER:

Amanda Sinele

*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.



NEW LINDY BY THE SEA CLIPS UP!
THANKS TO JI HAN

Every now and then (actually quite often!) a student comes up with a great idea. And, boy, oh boy, was this a great idea -- A Lindy By The Sea clip on Youtube. Our student, Ji Han noted that there was nothing on Youtube or our website about the "atmosphere" of Lindy By The Sea classes. AND... she offered to make something (bless her!). Take a look at her fun work, and maybe find yourself in the process.

Thanks, Ji! You're a hero.

And, stay tuned for more clips.

TUESDAY NITE - SHORT CLIP

TUESDAY NITE - COMPLETE CLIP


REGISTER FOR LINDY BY THE SEA CLASSES HERE

SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER CLASSES BEGIN:

Sunday, September 30th
Tuesday, October 2nd

VIEW CLASS SCHEDULE
HERE



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COMING TO THE RHYTHM CLUB:

10/17 -- Live Music
Rhythm Club All-Stars

10/24 -- Live Music
Swing Syndicate

10/31 -- HALLOWEEN PARTY!
Live Music
Neil Morrow and his Scary Gang

PRIZES!!!!!!
Start thinking about your costume

11/07 -- DJ Music with "The Professor"
7:30-8:00pm Swing Dance Lesson with Rusty & Gio

CLICK HERE FOR RHYTHM CLUB INFO


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This Week's Celebrations


Brian Meadows
David Russell
Helen Jordan
John Kanaster
Mary Troutman
Mike Klein
Tamie Hall

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




ANNOUNCING!

October 21 - Vintage Hair Workshop

REGISTER NOW AND SAVE $





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

October 21 - Vintage Hair Workshop
November 18 - Tap Dance -- Shim Sham II



THIS IN FROM JESSICA DENSMORE
PHILANTHROPY COORDINATOR

Even though we haven't posted any news since August, that doesn't mean nothing was going on. One of our latest word-of-mouth events happened this past friday, October 12, 2007 at the East Community Center in Cerritos. Our own Captain Fun was contacted by the Fundraiser Coordinator Barbara - a referral from our summer Ruby's Event - to dance during their intermission for 1/2 hour. Twelve of our regulars were kind enough to run over to the Center after work (and before more dancing at friday night venues around town) and add some extra pizazz to the '50s theme affair. Those attending were Jamie, John, Scott,Ricardo, Norman and Tony; Brenda, Katie, Emily, Kristin, Jes and coordinator extraordinaire, Cathryn "Captain Fun". We received an enthusiastic welcome and applause from the audience with included some of the handicapped folks and their families and friends (some of whom joined us in dancing). We have since also received a letter from Barbara thanking us for our participation. [printed below]

(The Southern California Rehabilitation Services Organization funds a program to teach folks with handicaps to live independently)

Thanks to all the participants and especially to Cathryn for pulling this together with her usual energy and flair.

Jes

"Making a difference through swing dancing"

UPCOMING EVENTS

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27TH - CITY OF NORWALK PARADE

This Event notice comes from one of our frequent volunteers, John Apodaca. The City of Norwalk contacted him to see if he could recruit swing dancers to join in the parade, to walk in vintage/ swing attire, wave and dance at regular intervals. He needs a head count to give to the City ASAP so please contact him if you are available at:

Contact John for further details.hepster777@yahoo.com or 562-773-2293


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH - NORWALK SENIOR CENTER

Another Event from John Apodaca, this time at the Norwalk Senior Center a call for dancers from Center Coordinator Johana Coca.

On saturday, November 17, '07 from 12Noon - 1pm. The residents request dancers to perform at their Holiday Boutique.

Note that this Event does conflict with the 24 Hour Cancer Dance-a-Thon in Irvine, but if you are not dancing or helping there from 12 - 1 perhaps you could be available.

John needs to know if you are available as soon as you can check your calendar so please contact him at hepkatjohn@earthlink.net or 562-929-5676


BEAUTIFUL THANK YOU LETTER TO SSRC VOLUNTEERS

Cathryn,

I can't tell you how much we appreciate you guys coming last night. People were talking about it all night and were thrilled that some of the guests got up to dance in the back of the room too!! What an inspiration.

You guys are terrific and we really appreciate all your effort to get there, if only for a short time.

I know some people wanted to hang out and dance to the Alley Cats, but the fund-raising portion took too long. I will find out this week how much money we raised.

I am sending along the mission of the Southern California Rehabilitation Services in case any of your dancers are interested. I thought we might have little cards to attach to the bath salts, but that just never got together.

Also, please send me your address as we will be sending out a formal thank you. If you could share it with everyone, I would really appreciate it.

MISSION: The Southern California Rehabilitation Services (SCRS) empowers persons with disabilities to achieve their personal goals through community education and individualized services that provide knowledge, skills,and confidence building to maximize their quality of life.

Thank you to all. Barb Phillips





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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.

"Making a difference through swing dancing"


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HARVEST MOON SWINGOUT -- Our wonderful friends over at PBDA are again hosting their annual Harvest Moon Swingout, and you won't want to miss it! Sign up now for this amazing opportunity to take classes with, hang out with, and be around "The Man" himself -- Frankie Manning.




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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

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