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APRIL 1ST 2008
TUESDAY



OUR FEATURED CLASS STARTING TONIGHT
2 WEEKS OF 1920'S CHARLESTON
2 WEEKS OF DIPS AND TRICKS



"It takes one a long time to become young."

~Pablo Picasso


DON'T MISS THE NEWS BELOW


A NOTE FROM RUSTY
We've got Jean! (Veloz, that is)
Won't you join the SSRC this month?

CLIP OF THE WEEK
1920's Charleston

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

LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
New Series THIS Tuesday
Info on current and upcoming classes

RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
Check out our schedule of live music & special events

WORKSHOPS
Jean & Dean Workshop, Sunday 4/27/08
Mark your calendar

ADDED ATTRACTIONS
Gio's B-Day Dance at Rusty's Rhythm Club
Gio & Mae place 3rd, come home with two grand!
Cicada Club This Sunday - Roaring Twenties Revue

SCRAPBOOKS
Pics up from the Danceathon & Decade of Dance
Follow all our swingin' activities

SWING SHIFT RHYTHM CLUB NEWS
Ruby's "Good Sheperd" event
"Fun & Philanthropy" -- Join our club

LINK OF THE WEEK
VintagePeriods.com/Charleston


(So don't stop scrolling...)

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OH BOY!
WE'VE GOT THE LEGENDARY JEAN VELOZ "LIVE, IN PERSON!"

Two years ago, we were lucky enough to get Jean Veloz to teach a styling workshop with us! We mustered up our courage and asked her again, and, you guessed it, we got her! So make sure to mark your calendars for April 27th. You definitely don't want to miss your chance to spend time with this dance legend, and delightful octogenarian.

This workshop features Jean's styling and moves, AND Dean Collins. Take a little looksie on youtube, and you'll see what all the fuss is about!


WON'T YOU JOIN THE SSRC?

RUBY'S EVENT
FOR THE GOOD SHEPERD SHELTER

I would really like to encourage you to take a look at our featured Swing Shift Rhythm Club activity -- a fundraiser for The Good Sheperd Shelter. Click HERE for details.

The Swing Shift Rhythm Club is our volunteer organization/club, where we focus on "Fun & Philanthropy" through Swing Dancing. Anyone can be part of the fun -- and do good work at the same time. Please take a moment to peruse, and perhaps join these worthwhile activities.

Thank you to our SSRC organizers Jessica and Capt Fun and all the volunteers.

See you on the dance floor!




1920's CHARLESTON

Get a head start on tonight's Featured Class with this little 1920's instructional movie. It will also give you something to do on those long taxi drives (make sure to watch this 2:51 clip all the way through!).



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:

How did the dance "The Charleston" get it's name?

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:

How did the dance "Balboa" get it's name?

ANSWER:

The "Balboa" got its name from the coastal Balboa Peninsula at Newport Beach, California. People from the Los Angeles area who'd seen it started referring to it as 'The Balboa', or the dance being done in Balboa.

WINNER:

Rachel Reimers

*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.



APRIL 2008

SUNDAY SERIES BEGINS MARCH 30
TUESDAY SERIES BEGINS APRIL 1

REGISTER FOR LINDY BY THE SEA CLASSES HERE


CALLING ALL LEADERS!
SUNDAY CLASSES




We need LEADERS! Help out these Gals!

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

(Remember, if you are a Tuesday student, it's only $10 for an entire Sunday series!!!!)


NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN SUNDAY SERIES

If you had to miss the first day of class last Sunday, no need to miss THIS series. Come along this Sunday, and we promise to review!

You can register HERE (your series card is good for one year, so you can make up the missed class)




MASTER TRACK - TAKE YOUR DANCING TO THE NEXT LEVEL


MARCH-APRIL CLASS FULL

JUNE-JULY MASTER TRACK
OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

If you would like to hold a spot for yourself for the next Master Track, which will be June-July, email us.


CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT THE CLASS



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FIRST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH
BEGINNER'S SWING DANCE CLASS


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


COMING TO THE RHYTHM CLUB:

04/2 -- Live Music
Neil Morrow

7:30-8:00 Beginner Class

04/9 -- LIVE MUSIC
THE KID & NIC SHOW

04/16 -- LIVE MUSIC
THE FABULOUS ESQUIRES -- TROPICAL NIGHT

0423 -- LIVE MUSIC
JUMPIN' JOZ

04/30 -- LIVE MUSIC
PHAT CAT SWINGER

CLICK HERE FOR RHYTHM CLUB INFO


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This Week's Celebrations


Gordon Ting
Ryan Cooper

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




CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!


GIO'S B-DAY DANCE AT RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB

He almost danced with every girl! Guess we should have had a longer song, eh!

By the way, congratulations, Gio & Mae, for placing 3rd and coming home with $2,000 at the big Lindy Hop competition in San Diego. When are we all going out for dinner?



This Sunday, April 6, it's Richard Halpern's Roaring Twenties Revue.
Dance to the music of DEAN MORA AND HIS MUSIC MAKERS
NO COVER CHARGE!
www.ClubCicada.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.



RUBY'S DINER -- GOOD SHEPERD SHELTER FUNDRAISER
APRIL 12TH 5-9PM

"FUN & PHILANTHROPY!"

Hi all!!

We are doing a fundraiser at Ruby's in Redondo Beach on Sat Apr 12 from 5pm - 9pm for the Good Shepherd Shelter. We will not have a repeat of the last time as this is truly our thing.

I need some dancers to dance outside for however long you want to. I will have the music set up and the space. Please let me know if you can come out. Even if for just 15 min it will add to the night.

Please print the flyer and bring it with you or email it along. Everyone needs to have the flyer to present to the waiter/waitress and then 20% of the bill will go to the Shelter. We can not pass the flyer out when there but I will have a few laying around just in case someone forgets theirs.

You can come and dance a bit, eat a bit and then go to other venues the same night. I will be there all night.

Please let me know if you can dance and what time. It will be fun night and hopefully we can raise lots of money for the Shelter. They have been so surprised with what we have done so far, so lets mark our calendars and raise lots of money.

I will also have flyers at different venues if you want to pick them up there. Pass them out to all your friends and family.

Thanks for always being there and helping to make our fundraisers so much fun as well as benefiting those in need.

Cathryn Sayre aka Capt Fun



All Scrapbooks! Click HERE




Rusty's Decade of Dance - Various Pics
CLICK HERE


Rusty's Decade of Dance - John Richardson Pics
CLICK HERE


Danceathon
CLICK HERE





VINTAGEPERIODS.COM/CHARLESTON Read all about the dance that was simply put one of the biggest dance crazes this country has ever known - The Charleston. Make sure to come along to our Featured Class (starting tonight) which features two weeks of this great dance, then two weeks of dips and tricks.





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