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October 30TH 2007
TUESDAY





" While the jitterbugs cheer, Fred finishes his "convention report" by crossing his sister, Betty, lightly over his shoulder. In swing parlance, they "jived."

-- Photo dated: June 17, 1939.
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner.



When I dance, I cannot judge, I cannot hate, I cannot separate myself from life. I can only be joyful and whole.
That is why I dance.

~ Hans Bos


DON'T MISS THE NEWS BELOW


A NOTE FROM RUSTY
Halloween Party -- win $100 with best costume!
Thanks for your comments (Rusty's Recital)
New "Video Page"
New "Facebook" group

CLIP OF THE WEEK
Lindy Hop on "Dancing with the Stars"

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

LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
Not too late to join Sunday's classes
Calling all girls!
Info on current and upcoming classes

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

WORKSHOPS
Tap Workshop November 18 "Shim Sham II"
Mark your calendar

ADDED ATTRACTIONS
Bowling Shirts In

SCRAPBOOKS
Follow the fun

SWING SHIFT RHYTHM CLUB NEWS
Some events you can join
"Fun & Philanthropy" -- Join our club

LINK OF THE WEEK


(So don't stop scrolling...)

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HALLOWEEN PARTY AT THE RHYTHM CLUB TOMORROW NITE!
OCTOBER 31

$100 CASH PRIZE BEST COSTUME


Rhythm Club Halloween Party 2006

NEIL MORROW & MAXWELL DEMILLE & THE PROFESSOR
ON HAND TO SPOOK THINGS UP

It's tomorrow! And what a night we'll have. We've got a great band lined up, Neil Morrow and His Spooky Swing Gang," ghoulish Maxwell DeMille as our fabulous M.C., mysterious Robert "The Professor" Vangor with all his great Halloween music, a Costume Contest with a $100 cash prize, tricks and treats, and loads of you!!

SEE YOU THERE!


THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENTS

Last week, I finally got "brave" enough to post my childhood dance recital. It's only taken me about 10 years to get the guts. But you all were so adorable and kind with your comments, I thank you.

I was trying to prove my point that no one is a "natural born" dancer -- and I thought, what better way than to show this clip. I certainly wasn't a natural born dancer, and there's the proof.

If you happened to miss the clip... here it is again. Thanks to my dad for having his camera at the ready!

RUSTY'S DANCE RECITAL -- AGE 7


SPEAKING OF VIDEO CLIPS...


YouTube has this great new feature whereby you can make "players" for your website. Once again super-helper Ji Han, came to my rescue and showed me how to set it up on my website. Now it's easier than ever to look at the clips, and for me to keep adding to the players. So, stay tuned for more soon.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THEM

The three players I have up now are:

Lindy Hop Clips
Here are various Lindy Hop clips from our school (Lindy By The Sea) our club (The Rhythm Club) and other fun related events.

Tap
Here are a bunch of clips from over the years of me tapping solo and with wonderful tap partners.

Ondrej Havelka Clips
This is my friend from Prague, Czech Republic, who creates "old movies". He is the leader of Ondrej Havelka and His Melody Makers. I am the self-appointed President of his U.S. Fan Club! I hope you love these clips as much as I do.


JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP

Students to the rescue! Heather Ellison suggested, and then was terrific enough, to set up a Lindy By The Sea Facebook Group. Anyone can join and this a place for Lindy By The Sea members.

Here's the page: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5389613987


Thanks, Heather!

See you on the dance floor!



LINDY HOP ON DANCING WITH THE STARS

Click on the image above to see some of Los Angeles' foremost Lindy Hoppers on Dancing With The Stars.

The dancers are:
Shesha Marvin dancing with Amber Ripley
Nikki Marvin dancing with Minn Vo
Jeremy Otth dancing with Laura Keat
Christian Perry (The Choreographer) dancing with Annette Nicole

They were billed as "Rock and Roll" and are dancing to a contemporary POP Punk Song. Guess! They are dancing Lindy Hop, Shag, Charleston, a little Jig Trot, and a slew of Aerials.

Congrats to our dancers!!!!



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:

No one answered it last week, so here it is again. Hint: It's on my website!

What years did Rhythm Pals, Ron Campbell and Giovanni Quintero, start swing dancing?

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:

What years did Rhythm Pals, Ron Campbell and Giovanni Quintero, start swing dancing?

ANSWER:

No one answered it.

WINNER:

No one -- try this week!

*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

OCTOBER-NOVEMBER CLASSES BEGIN:

Sunday, October 28th
Tuesday, October 30th


CALLING ALL GIRLS!
FOR SUNDAY LEVEL 1&2

It's happened, we have more leaders than followers in Levels 1 & 2 on Sunday!

Help out these boys!

Brush up on your basics and be a mensch at the same time.

(Remember, if you are a Tuesday student, it's only $10 for an entire Sunday series!!!!)


NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN SUNDAY SEPTEMBER SERIES

If you had to miss the first day of class last Sunday, no need to miss THIS series. Come along this Sunday, and we promise to review!

You can register HERE (your series card is good for one year, so you can make up the missed class)


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COMING TO THE RHYTHM CLUB:

10/31 -- HALLOWEEN PARTY!
Live Music
Neil Morrow and his Scary Gang
AND
Ghoulish MC Maxwell DeMille
PRIZES!!!!!!
$100 Cash for Best Costume

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

11/14 -- Live Music
Rhythm Club All-Stars

11/21 -- Live Music
Neil Morrow

BOWLING SHIRT NITE!

CLICK HERE FOR RHYTHM CLUB INFO


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This Week's Celebrations


Hayley Bisceglia-Martin
Lilly Nakamura

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




SAVE THE DATE - NOVEMBER 18TH
TAP WORKSHOP WITH RUSTY
"THE SHIM SHAM II"

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!)




THE BOWLING SHIRT ORDER IS IN
DON'T FORGET TO PAY FOR YOUR SHIRTS!

Our new student, Mark Barclay (dancing below), our volunteer Bowling Shirt coordinator has done a fantastic job -- 38 of you ordered bowling shirts! What a guy!! If you haven't had a chance to pay for your shirts yet, click HERE or see Mark directly at class or the club.

RHYTHM CLUB BOWLING SHIRT NIGHT NOVEMBER 12TH

Our shirts will be arrive around November 12. So we thought we would have our Rhythm Club Bowling Shirt Night on November 21st. Mark your calendars!


UPCOMING EVENTS
STILL NEED MORE DANCERS -- WHY NOT JOIN?!





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


JOIN THE SWING SHIFT RHYTHM CLUB NOW!




Subscribe to SwingShiftRhythmClub

*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"


All Scrapbooks! Click HERE



Levels 1, 2, & 3 at Lindy By The Sea HERE


Vintage Hair Styling Workshop HERE






NEIL MORROW AND HIS MEMPHIS 54 -- They've definitely become a Rhythm Club favorite... and now you can learn more about this terrific group.

You can also check out they're MySpace page HERE.


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

If you wish to exit this list, visit:
http://rustyfrank.com/maillist/mail-list.asp