APRIL 8ST 2008
will be appearing live, in-person, at our April 27th workshop
"People want to be cheered when the economy is in a slump. It's like the greatest time for music was the Swing era during the Great Depression."
director of trend research with the Trends Research Institute
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JEAN'S ALL A-TWITTER
ABOUT UPCOMING WORKSHOP WITH US
I spent Sunday with Jean Veloz at the Balboa Rendezvous, and she kept telling me how excited she is about doing the workshop later this month. She just loves all the dancers at Lindy By The Sea (she met many of you at our last workshop two years ago, and our recent Decade of Dance).
Just thought you'd like to know she's just as excited as you are!
The picture on the left, shows how I feel about her!
She's just the GREATEST!
NEW PAGES ON OUR WEBSITE
RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
If you ever wonder what I do when not on the dance floor, I do a LOT of tinkering on the website to keep it informative, current, and interesting. In the language of my ancestors, "Oy veh!"
So here are some the new pages I've posted in the name of Swing!
UNDER THE DANCE CLUB BUTTON
Location and Directions
LET'S GO HAWAIIAN!
TROPICAL IS THE THEME FOR THE RHYTHM CLUB NEXT WEDNESDAY (APRIL 16)
We've got the Fabulous Esquires a week from Wednesday at the Rhythm Club, so what could be better than going Hawaiian. The weather's been sunny and warm, so let's all put on our best Hawaiian shirts, and luau skirts.
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:*
When did Dean Collins come out to California?
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.
How did the dance "The Charleston" get it's name?
It was named after the place of it's birth -- Charleston, South Carolina.
It's such a rich history, I'm sending you HERE for the answer.
*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.
"Making a difference through swing dancing"
JOIN THE SWING SHIFT RHYTHM CLUB NOW!
ANOTHER EVENT APRIL 12!
Cathryn "Captain Fun" Sayre has received fantastic response to her call for Volunteers
to dance at Ruby's in Redondo Beach on Saturday, April 12.
Any chance of any volunteers being available to dance at the Huntington Retirement
Center in Torrance, earlier this day? Or maybe doing double duty and dancing both
Huntington Retirement Center is the home of two dear friends, Sister
Mary and Sister Antonietta, longtime members of the Little Company
of Mary Convent. Both ladies used to dance before they entered back in the '40s
and although poor health may make them unable to participate, I know they would
love to see us dance - we actually did a dance demonstration for them several years
ago at the Education Center on the LCOM hospital campus. Activity Coordinator
"Lona" Informed me there is also a couple who used to be quite active in the Swing
Dance scene and will still dance (cautiously due to health limitations) when
"In The mood",
Participants so far include myself and Emily Callahan - Can still use narrator,
DJ, photographer, dancers, dancers, dancers.
Huntington Retirement Center
20920 Earl Street (behind the Hospital campus)
310-370-5826 Acitivty Coordinator "Lona"
Lona informed me the floor is carpeted and requested no aerials.
When I asked her about that she said that another swing dance
group had declined to dance there as the ceilings were too low
for their program included aerials - I assured her that was not
a problem. Also she asked to be gentle with their residents
when asking them to dance - I again assured her that our
ladies and gentlemen were TRULY gentle ladies and gentle men.
RUBY'S DINER -- GOOD SHEPERD SHELTER FUNDRAISER
APRIL 12TH 5-9PM
"FUN & PHILANTHROPY!"
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.
aka Capt Fun
All Scrapbooks! Click HERE
JEANVELOZ.COM Our local living treasure has her own website (thanks to Tom & Debra in D.C.). Learn all about her before taking our upcoming "Jean Veloz & Dean Collins" where you'll meet her in person.
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!):