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APRIL 8ST 2008
TUESDAY



JEAN VELOZ
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."

~Gerald Celente
director of trend research with the Trends Research Institute


DON'T MISS THE NEWS BELOW


A NOTE FROM RUSTY
Jean Veloz is all a-twitter about meeting you at the workshop!
Theme Nite at Rhythm Club next week (4/16) - Hawaiian!
New pages on our website

CLIP OF THE WEEK
Dean Collins & Jewell McGowan

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
Check out our schedule of live music & special events

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

ADDED ATTRACTIONS
Cicada Club -- 80th Anniversary Party of Oviatt Building

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
JeanVeloz.com


(So don't stop scrolling...)

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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
Schedule
Live Music
Band Clips
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!




DEAN COLLINS & JEWELL MCGOWAN

Take a look at Dean Collins' style, and get a glimpse of some of the moves and styling you leaders will be learning at our upcoming Jean Veloz & Dean Collins Workshop, April 27th.



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:

When did Dean Collins come out to California?

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 "The Charleston" get it's name?

ANSWER:

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.

WINNER:

Neil Gordon

*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




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:

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

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

THEME NITE: Dress Tropical! Hawaiian Shirts, etc!

0423 -- LIVE MUSIC
JUMPIN' JOZ

04/30 -- LIVE MUSIC
PHAT CAT SWINGER

05/2 -- Live Music
Neil Morrow

7:30-8:00 Beginner Class

CLICK HERE FOR RHYTHM CLUB INFO


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This Week's Celebrations


Shannon McHugh

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!



"Making a difference through swing dancing"


JOIN THE SWING SHIFT RHYTHM CLUB NOW!

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The Swing Shift Rhythm Club (SSRC) goals:
Fun & Philanthropy

Anyone can join!
See full details at the bottom of this newsletter.



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 Events?

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.

Other info:

Huntington Retirement Center 20920 Earl Street (behind the Hospital campus)
Torrance
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.

RSVP ASAP,

Thanks,

Jes jitterbugstroll@yahoo.com

c)310-713-3052

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



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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.





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