December 11TH 2007
Gene Kelly .
"Life isn't about weathering the storm,
it's about learning to dance in the rain."
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JOIN OUR SWING DANCE SEASON FOR SHARING
LET'S MAKE THIS HOLIDAY BRIGHTER!
CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP
BRING YOUR GIFT CARDS TO CLASS OR THE RHYTHM CLUB BY DECEMBER 19TH
GREAT JOB! PERFORMANCE CLASS
Congratulations to our Featured Class for doing a wonderful job in their Jeep Jockey Jump Routine. They really put their hearts into it and the payoff was great! In the class were people who had been dancing anywhere from four months to ten years! Well done, kids!
Take a look at the clips that were taken on the night.
Click HERE to see Scotty's hi-def clip
Click HERE to see Rusty's low-def clip
They're from two different angles.
OUR FIRST BOWLING SHIRT NITE AT THE RHYTHM CLUB
Our Bowling Shirt Nite was such a hit, that we are already planning the next one. If you wanted to get the "Official Rhythm Club" shirt, we are now taking orders! Click HERE to get yours.
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:*
Who's playing for our Rhythm Club Holiday Party?
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.
What are the Nicholas Brothers' first names?
Fayard and Harold*
*Interesting Note: Fayard (b. 1914) loved silent movies. When his little brother was born (1921), he begged his parents to name him after silent film comedian Harold Lloyd. So... Harold Lloyd Nicholas was named (and Harold never forgave his brother for that one!).
*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.
SUNDAY SERIES BEGINS JANUARY 6TH
TUESDAY SERIES BEGINS JANUARY 8TH
REGISTER FOR LINDY BY THE SEA CLASSES HERE
CLASS SCHEDULE HERE
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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.
JOHN KANASTER WRITES FROM KUWAIT
One of our favorite swing dance pals, John Kanaster, is temporarily working in Kuwait. He sent over this letter last week, and I thought you would enjoy reading it. If you would like to send him a greeting, here's his email address: email@example.com
December 5, 2007
I am having a swell time here in Kuwait; the Beverly
Hills of the Middle East! My first month was very busy
getting adjusted to a new job and country.
My new job is very challenging working in various fire
stations and starting new ones throughout the country
wherever there is an American presence. There are
workers here from all over Asia and currently I am
helping to train a group from Nepal to be
firefighters. I hope to visit them next Spring in
Nepal and see Mt. Everest. I am living south of Kuwait
City in a nice townhouse on the beach overlooking the
I have seen my share of camels in the desert. Also out
in the desert are blown Iraqi vehicles from the Gulf
War in 1991 to serve as a reminder never to invade
Kuwait again. It is an honor to be working with the
greatest military in the world. The twisted media
reports at home can be very misleading to what is
really happening here. For instance the media says
that America is alone now and how the international
community has left us. Far from the truth as we have
British, Australian, Russian, Danish, Korean,
Japanese, and many other countries here still
supporting us with our mission here with their troops.
Kuwait can take you back to the ancient days like Ben
Hur to ultra modern James Bond. Though there is not
much of a vintage or swing scene here (yet) I have
found a "Johnny Rockets" in Kuwait City with swell
music and great vintage ads on the walls. I have
started to help with the USO here and would love to
see a big band night.
Let me know how you are doing and what is going on in
the vintage/swing scene.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year,
CSA Fire Dept.
"Making a difference through swing dancing"
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Bowling Shirt Nite & Featured Class Performance!
ESQUIRES.ORG -- This one of our perrenial favorite big bands. And maybe you guessed it by now... they'll be playing at our Holiday Party. Why not take a moment to learn about this wonderful band that has as its gold to teach young musicians how to play dance music of the "Big Band Era".
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!):