December 4TH 2007
Nicholas Brothers .
"Set yourself up for success and anything is possible."
DON'T MISS THE NEWS BELOW
(So don't stop scrolling...)
WHAT DO I DO IF...
I LIVE OUT OF TOWN AND WANT TO DONATE?
For those of you out-of-towners, why not mail in a gift card or check (payable to "The Good Shepherd Shelter") to:
Swing Dance Season for Sharing
c/o Rusty Frank
225 Whiting Street
El Segundo, CA 90245
THROUGH PAYPAL HERE
One aspects that makes me most proud to be part of the swing dance community is its notoriety for generosity!
Every time the call goes out for help, swing dancers are among the first to run forward. We've done so many successful fundraisers over the past years that have proven that we are a most giving crowd.*
Captain Fun (Cathryn Sayre) came up with this year's Holiday fundraiser idea -- gift cards for the women at the Good Shepherd Shelter right here in Los Angeles. Mark Barclay made the beautiful flyer above. What a great group we have!
Let's see what we can do to help make this holiday season a little brighter for those less fortunate.
Thank you all again for making me proud to be a swing dancer!
"RHYTHM CLUB BOWLING SHIRT NITE" TOMORROW -- DECEMBER 5TH
PLUS... SPECIAL ADDED ATTRACTION
PERFORMANCE BY FEATURED CLASS "JEEP JOCKEY JUMP"
This also happens to be the night that our Oct-Nov Featured Class will be performing their "Jeep Jockey Jump" routine. So make sure to come along and cheer them on!
*If you ordered a shirt, Mark Barclay will have it at the Rhythm Club for you
**If you didn't get the "official" bowling shirt, just wear a bowling shirt or Hawaiian shirt or any shirt and join the fun.
See you on the dance floor!
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 are the Nicholas Brothers' first names?
Send your answer to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Name the singer in our Clip of the Week AND the band she was most known for singing with.
Ivie Anderson, The Duke Ellington Orchestra
*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
TAKING REGISTRATION FOR
Take your dancing to the next level!
JANUARY-FEBRUARY MASTER TRACK
ROOM FOR TWO MORE LEADS
If you are interested EMAIL us.
Master Track info click HERE.
BOWLING SHIRTS ARE IN
AND MARK BARCLAY'S GOT 'EM
The Bowling Shirts arrived, and if you ordered one come along and pick it up at the Rhythm Club this Wednesday or next.
Our thanks again to Mark Barclay for organizing it all so well!
Questions? Email Mark Barclay.
And, remember, Bowling Shirt Nite at the Rhythm Club is next week!
"Making a difference through swing dancing"
JOIN THE SWING SHIFT RHYTHM CLUB NOW!
SPREAD THE SWING DANCE CHEER THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
THIS IN FROM PHILANTHROPY CHAIR -- JESSICA DENSMORE
Debbie Wastling has already scheduled and readied the Event at Mary Cr. Ctr in
Culver City. We hope to have as glowing a report and photos as last year - The
residents, somewhat quiet at first, were an enthusiastic bunch by the end of the
show. Debbie has a talent for that, as Tony has a talent for charming each lady.
JOIN US ON DECEMBER 8TH
THE DOWNEY RETIREMENT CENTER
Saturday, December 8, 2007 from 2:30-3:30PM, at Downey Retirement Center,
we hope to recruit dancers for a Program at the Downey Retirement Center.
John Apodaca and Scott Giordano have a Holiday Script and Music and all they
need is you. Please contact Scott If you are available or need more details:
Downey Retirement Center is located at
11500 Dolan Ave
Downey, CA 90241
The Activity Coordinator is Sharon Gonzales (who happens to be John's niece)
See you there...
REPORT ON MARYCREST MANOR EVENT
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1ST 2007
Sr. Alicia and Activity Coordinator Anisha Edwards were excited for the residents to
have Debbie bring a group of swing dancers in to perform a Christmas program. Some
of the dancers remembered residents' faces from last year's visit at Marycrest Manor,
a residence for elderly with various health problems. To help residents show their
appreciation, they are provided with "clappers" to applaud the performers, as using
their hands is painful for some. These were used often as Debbie narrated her
holiday script and dancers danced to Christmas Swing tunes by such artists as
Louis Armstrong, Glenn Miller, Ella Fitzgerald, and more.
Debbie Wastling, Matt Bartley, June Mikrut, John Apodaca,
Katie Albee, Tony Mercurio, Rita Catanzarite, Ron Parker
and student singers Angelie and Audree.
Dancers also mingled with the audience, got a few to dance a few steps,
and others to tell stories of when they danced in their youth. One had
even seen some of the artists "back in the day", and another had "fallen
in love" to those artists' performances.
Everyone was complemented on their dance talents and Ron, dressed in
a pinstripe suit, got "the eye" from more than one of the ladies, while Tony
charmed them and put "the stars in their eyes".
A good time was had by all, including me.
All Scrapbooks! Click HERE
MYBABYJO.COM -- Here's a local retro store for both gals and guys! Happy shopping.
The founders of Stop Staring love the classic era and just love us swing dancers. Tell 'em "Rusty sent me."
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!):