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December 4TH 2007
TUESDAY




Nicholas Brothers .



"Set yourself up for success and anything is possible."



DON'T MISS THE NEWS BELOW


A NOTE FROM RUSTY
A Swing Dance Season For Sharing
Don't forget "Rhythm Club Bowling Shirt Nite" tomorrow!

CLIP OF THE WEEK
Nicholas Brothers - Stormy Weather

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

LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
2 lead Master Track spots open for Jan-Feb
Info on current and upcoming classes

RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
This Wednesday -- Bowling Shirt Nite!
Performance by Featured Class Check out our schedule of live music & special events

ADDED ATTRACTIONS
Give the Gift of Dance
Bowling Shirts Are In

SCRAPBOOKS
Follow the fun

SWING SHIFT RHYTHM CLUB NEWS
Downey Retirement Center - Saturday, Dec. 8th
Report Marycrest Manor Event - Saturday, Dec. 1st
"Fun & Philanthropy" -- Join our club

LINK OF THE WEEK
My Baby Jo


(So don't stop scrolling...)

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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

OR THROUGH PAYPAL HERE


NOTORIOUSLY...
GENEROUS

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!

*You can read about some of our past fundraisers:

Tsunami Relief
Katrina Relief
Fire Relief
Fayard Nicholas Fund
Pops Fund
Operation Dance)

"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!



CAB CALLOWAY & NICHOLAS BROTHERS, STORMY WEATHER 1943



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 Nicholas Brothers' first names?

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:

Name the singer in our Clip of the Week AND the band she was most known for singing with.

ANSWER:

Ivie Anderson, The Duke Ellington Orchestra

WINNER:

Cheris Morrison

*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

CLASS SCHEDULE
HERE


TAKING REGISTRATION FOR
JANUARY-FEBRUARY MASTER TRACK

Take your dancing to the next level!

ROOM FOR TWO MORE LEADS
(SORRY FOLLOWERS...)

If you are interested EMAIL us.

Master Track info click HERE.


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FIRST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH
BEGINNER'S SWING DANCE CLASS
WITH GIO & RUSTY


7:30pm-8:00pm
At the Rhythm Club


COMING TO THE RHYTHM CLUB:

12/05 -- Live Music
Jumpin' Joz


BOWLING SHIRT NITE!
PERFORMANCE BY FEATURED CLASS
"JEEP JOCKEY JUMP"!!

12/12 -- Live Music
Neil Morrow

12/19 -- Holiday Party

The Fabulous Esquires
MC Maxwell DeMille
Formal Attire! Let's really dress up

As part of our Rhythm Club tradition, our annual Holiday Party is "formal". That's right, you can dress up as much as you want... gowns, tails, tuxedos. In this casual Los Angeles culture, it's nice to have an excuse to really dress up.

CLICK HERE FOR RHYTHM CLUB INFO


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This Week's Celebrations


Akiko Roesch
Amy Forsyth
Lisa Fink
Tom (Tomasito) Buechler


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





WHY NOT GIVE THE GIFT OF DANCE!


SOME GREAT DANCE GIFT IDEAS AT



- SERIES OF SWING DANCE CLASSES
AT LINDY BY THE SEA

- A PRIVATE LESSON WITH RUSTY

- PASS(ES) TO THE RHYTHM CLUB

- INSTRUCTIONAL LINDY & TAP DVD(S)

- SWING MUSIC CD(S)

For dance lessons and Rhythm Club passes, contact me by phone 310.606-5606 or email info@rustyfrank.com

Take a look at all the great dance items in my Shop. Make sure to give us plenty of time for shipping.




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!

Subscribe to Swing Shift Rhythm Club

The Swing Shift Rhythm Club (SSRC) goals:
Fun & Philanthropy

Anyone can join!
See full details at the bottom of this newsletter.



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:

scott.giordano@gmail.com

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) 1-562-869-2416

See you there...
Jes


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.

Participants included:

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.

Jes



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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."





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