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January 22ND 2008
TUESDAY





Dance for yourself.
If someone understands, good.
If not, then no matter.
Go right on doing what you love.

Lois Hurst


DON'T MISS THE NEWS BELOW


A NOTE FROM RUSTY
Advance Tickets on Sale for 10-Year Anniversary Party
February 6 -- Jive Aces hit the coast

CLIP OF THE WEEK
Le Double Bug

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

LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
Info on current and upcoming classes

RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
This week: Swing Syndicate
Save these Dates:
   02-06 -- Jive Aces
   03-16 -- Ten Year Party -- The Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra!
Check out our schedule of live music & special events

ADDED ATTRACTIONS
Order a Bowling Shirt
Balboa Rendezvous Early Rate Deadline Extended

SCRAPBOOKS
Level 1 Pics
Follow the fun

SWING SHIFT RHYTHM CLUB NEWS
Thank You Letter from Shelter
"Fun & Philanthropy" -- Join our club

LINK OF THE WEEK
The Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra


(So don't stop scrolling...)

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HAPPY FEET, WE'VE GOT THOSE HAPPY FEET

This next two months are just going to be too much fun! In addition to our wonderful classes at Lindy By The Sea, we have a sensational lineup of music at "Rusty's Rhythm Club". We've got The Jive Aces from the U.K. on February 6th. Then our delightful Valentine's Dance featuring the Fabulous Esquires on February 13th. Then (can you believe there's more?) The Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra for our 10 Year Anniversary Party -- "A Decade of Dance."

Make sure to mark your calendars for these happy events.

THE BILL ELLIOTT DANCE WILL SELL OUT
MAKE SURE TO GET YOUR TICKET(S) SOON!

This event is sure to sell out, as the Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra has not played for the public here in years. All the information on purchasing tickets and reserving a table (these are going fast!) are on the website... just click HERE or on the image below.


See you on the dance floor!



LE DOUBLE BUG

We're so excited about finding this clip, as our Featured Class turned into "Double Bug" this month. We think we're gonna have some fun with this. Take a look what can happen when you get hooked!



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:

For our "Decade of Dance" Celebration, we have the amazing Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra.

What year did Bill found his band?

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:

Which members of the Benny Goodman Quartet started their own big bands?

ANSWER:

Each of them!

WINNER:

Ava Hayworth

*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.



FEBRUARY 2008

SUNDAY SERIES BEGINS FEBRUARY 3
TUESDAY SERIES BEGINS FEBRUARY 5

REGISTER FOR LINDY BY THE SEA CLASSES HERE


Our entire 2008 class schedule is posted HERE.

CALLING ALL BOYS!
FOR TUESDAY TRACK


It's happened, we have more followers than leaders in Tuesdays' 7:30 class!

Help out these Gals!

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



JANUARY-FEBRUARY MASTER TRACK ENROLLMENT FULL

Take your dancing to the next level!

We are completely full for the first Master Track of the year. If you are interested in holding a spot for you in the March-April Master Track EMAIL us.

Master Track info click HERE.


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COMING TO THE RHYTHM CLUB:

01/30 -- Live Music
Neil Morrow

02/06 -- SPECIAL EVENT
THE JIVE ACES

02/13 -- Valentine's Party!
The Fabulous Esquires
Dress in Red and/or White

CLICK HERE FOR RHYTHM CLUB INFO


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This Week's Celebrations


Carmeta Sturdivant
Kenn Horowitz
Robert Loveless


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





ORDER YOUR OFFICIAL RHYTHM CLUB BOWLING SHIRT!

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.


BALBOA RENDEZVOUS EARLY RATE DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL JANUARY 27

Consider this a late XMAS present for all you Balboa fans.

BALBOA RENDEZVOUS
APRIL 4-6, 2008
Treat yourself to a unique balboa experience and register for the Rendezvous this month before JAN 27
* 40 Balboa instructors
* 6 Levels of classes
* Dancing at AMAZING venues including the Balboa Pavilion
* Meet the original dancers from the 30s & 40s
and much, much more…

Full details and registration at www.2PlySwing.com

"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.



UPCOMING EVENTS

FROM YOUR PHILANTHROPY COORDINATOR
JESSICA DENSMORE

January of '08 is flying by and we have our first Event of the year scheduled on saturday, february 9, 2008, from 2-3 PM at

Earlwood Care Center
20820 Earl street
Torrance,CA 90502

310-371-1228 Joy Jackson, Activity Coordinator

We visited this facility in April of last year and although many residents have some pretty cumbersome physical disabilities, they always make their enthusiasm known, and the staff often peeks in to see what's going on. (This is the facility where one patient's heart monitor went off; luckily it turned out to be a machine malfunction- it got OUR attention!) Both Joy, the Activity Coordinator, and resident Marie (dancer Jamie's mom) have been asking when we will be back, so if you have this particular saturday free, please let us know.

"RSVP"

Jessica jitterbugstroll@yahoo.com


SWING SHIFT RHYTHM CLUB REPORTS

THANK YOU LETTER FROM THE GOOD SHEPHERD SHELTER


All Scrapbooks! Click HERE



LEVEL 1 CLASS AT LINDY BY THE SEA
with some of our seasoned dancers in the mix
CLICK HERE







BILL ELLIOTT SWING ORCHESTRA Many of you are so new to our scene that you never got to hear The Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra live, yet! He's such an icon on our world, that I wanted to make sure you knew all about him.





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