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January 29ND 2008
TUESDAY



9-year old Lindy By The Sea student, Greyson Spann, shows that nothing's impossible in swing dancing!



I never knew it was impossible when I did it.

Gene Nelson
Legendary movie tap dancer


DON'T MISS THE NEWS BELOW


A NOTE FROM RUSTY
2008 Starting out with a bang
132 tickets gone for "Rusty's Decade of Dance Celebration"
   Order your ticket today!
A week from Wednesday, UK's Jive Aces play for us!

CLIP OF THE WEEK
Swing Show

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

LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
New series THIS Sunday, February 3
New series NEXT Tuesday, February 5
Info on current and upcoming classes

RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
This week: Neil Morrow
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
Local dancer, Michael D'Angelo, wins Jill and Jack contest!
Order a Bowling Shirt

SCRAPBOOKS
New pics up from the Rhythm Club and Lindy By The Sea
Follow the fun

SWING SHIFT RHYTHM CLUB NEWS
Upcoming events
"Fun & Philanthropy" -- Join our club

LINK OF THE WEEK
Swingin' The Century - The Big Band Show


(So don't stop scrolling...)

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YEAR OFF TO A GREAT START!

We had a wonderful 1st month of 2008 for swing dancing. Our "New Years Resolution Class" (those Level 1-ers) had a ball, and so did we. Look for them this week at the Rhythm Club... they said they were going to come and try it out. (I've posted some new picture of them and you HERE.)

Our February series starts this coming Sunday, and, yes, we know it's Super Bowl Sunday. So if you have to miss the first day of class, no worries, come along the second week; we promise to review everything. Definitely don't wait until March. Keep dancing in your life. You have to admit, it is one of the most joyful activities you can do!

I'm so excited about our upcoming special dances 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!

Yep, in one week, all the tables sold out, and we've got 132 tickets out the door. Make sure to get your ticket right way.

BUY YOUR TICKET NOW

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 are on the website... just click HERE or on the image below.


See you on the dance floor!



SWINGIN' THE CENTURY - THE BIG BAND SHOW

Just because there may be many of you who have never heard the Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra, I put up this clip on YouTube. It's of a show I produced with Bill Elliott. If you want to read/see more, go to swingshow.com our Link of the Week.



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 year was "Swingin' The Century - The Big Band Show"?

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:

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

What year did Bill found his band?

ANSWER:

1993

WINNER:

Michael Crosby

*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



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.




DANCE CLASSES! WHAT A BARGAIN!



SECOND CLASS ON SAME DAY 1/2 PRICE!

Did you know that any second class taken on the same day is 1/2 price? That's right. We put that discount there so that you could repeat classes and get great dance skills.

STUDENT & SENIOR DISCOUNTS

Yes, we do offer Student & Senior discounts. One series, which is normally $40, is only $36! Often asked: What is a Senior? 65 and up. (If you need a little discount, you're on a tight budget... we'll let you come in under the discount.)

TUESDAY PEOPLE TAKE ANY SUNDAY SERIES FOR $10

Yes, you read right! Tuesday students may retake any Sunday series for only $10 for the entire 4-weeks. We like to encourage our intermediate and advanced students to come back to Sundays, whether it be to review their basics or learn "the other side" (lead or follow).

PRE-REGISTRATION DISCOUNT!
SAVE 10% ON ALL YOUR CLASSES -- IT CAN REALLY ADD UP!

We have pre-registration discounts of 10% on the website. So you can register with your Quick Stop Card, or right on our site "easy peasy lemon squeezy". Go HERE. Remember, pre-register for class(es), you'll get a 10% discount off the normal prices. You can pre-register over the phone (310 606 5606), by check, or on-line We hope that you'll enjoy taking advantage of this new offer...


CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT ABOUT HOW YOU CAN GET A QUICKSTOP CARD!

USE YOUR QUICK STOP CARD TO PRE-REGISTER AND SAVE 10% ON CLASSES

(click on image to find out how it works and how you can get one!)
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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


Jenny Haynes
Michael D’Angelo
Rose Bui
Shelley Warren
Tom Sorem


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





CONGRATULATIONS TO LOCAL DANCER - MICHAEL D'ANGELO WINS "JILL & JACK"* CONTEST AT PBDA

Hooray for Michael D'Angelo! You should have been there to see his face when he won PBDA's Jill and Jack contest this last Saturday! He just lit up! Congratulations, Michael. We're so proud of you.

Several of our regulars entered, including Ricardo Barron and Bill Nye, and they did VERY well.

Next time we have to get some of our girls in there. Maybe it's time for a Jill and Jack at the Rhythm Club? Start practicing.

*A "Jill and Jack" is a dance contest where the boys follow and the girls lead.

ORDER YOUR OFFICIAL RHYTHM CLUB BOWLING SHIRT!


Valerie Geller and her sons, Aaron & Greyson, show what the well-dressed Lindy Hopper will wear.


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.


"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



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


Yves, Leslie, and Danielle join the Kid and Nic Show at Rusty's Rhythm Club. Take a look at more pictures of this and Sunday swing classes HERE







SWINGIN' THE CENTURY - THE BIG BAND SHOW This was the show that I co-produced with Bill Elliott back in 2000. Take a look at the pics, video, and other fun stuff there.





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