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APRIL 15TH 2008
TUESDAY



DEAN COLLINS
Featured male Lindy Hopper at our
"Jean & Dean Workshop," April 27th



"We ought to dance with rapture that we might be alive... and part of the living, incarnate cosmos."

~ D.H. Lawrence


DON'T MISS THE NEWS BELOW


A NOTE FROM RUSTY
Jean & Dean Workshop just 2 weeks away
Rhythm Club Tropical Theme Nite tomorrow (4/16) - Dress Hawaiian!
Save the dates:
~ June 4th, Jive Aces
~ August 17, The Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra
~ January 4-11, Jump Jive & Sail - Lindy Cruise

CLIP OF THE WEEK
Decade of Dance

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

LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
May Class Schedule -- Tuesdays all "a-go", no Sunday series
Master Track June-July, room for 4 leaders, 2 followers
Info on current and upcoming classes

RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
A wonderful note from English visitors
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
Follow all our swingin' activities

SWING SHIFT RHYTHM CLUB NEWS
"Thank you" from Ruby's event
"Fun & Philanthropy" -- Join our club

LINK OF THE WEEK
Dean Collins at "caljazzdance.com"


(So don't stop scrolling...)

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JEAN & DEAN WORKSHOP
CALLING ALL BOYS!

We've already got 25 people signed up for the Jean and Dean Workshop that's just two weeks away. But, I have to admit, the girls have been a little quicker on the pre-registration than you fellows. Let's get some more leaders signed up -- you'll just kick yourself if you miss this workshop (and then think how hard it will be to dance with that big bruise!).


PRE-REGISTER NOW!


LET'S GO HAWAIIAN!
TROPICAL IS THE THEME FOR THE RHYTHM CLUB THIS WEDNESDAY (APRIL 16)

Don't forget, we've got the Fabulous Esquires at the Rhythm Club and it's Tropical Nite. Shake out your Hula skirts, press your Hawiian shirts, and let's go!


SAVE SOME DATES!






THE JIVE ACES
RETURN TO THE RHYTHM CLUB! WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4TH

There's no one who can shake the Rhythm Club roof off quite like those lads from across the Pond. Always a sure-fire packed night on our dance floor. Mark this one in your calendar and spread the word.

WE'VE GOT HIM BACK AND ALL THE FUN!
THE BILL ELLIOTT SWING ORCHESTRA
SUNDAY, AUGUST 17TH

(TICKETS ON SALE SOON)



JUMP, JIVE, AND SAIL
THE LINDY CRUISE
JANUARY 4-11, 2009

Well, you've heard all about it now! "Jump, Jive, and Sail" - The LIndy Cruise to the Caribbean. Don't forget, the first 50 people who sign up for this cruise get $50 off their passage. Let's make this an unforgettable trip.

CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE DETAILS!

See you on the dance floor!




DECADE OF DANCE PARTY -- HAPPY REMINISCING!

Camera ~ Gregory Gast & Jon Moody
Editing ~ Gregory Gast (gregorygast.com)



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 it come to pass that Jean Veloz got the featured dance roll in "Swing Fever"?

Click HERE to see clip.

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:

When did Dean Collins come out to California?

ANSWER:

1936

WINNER:

Kimmy Morrissey

*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.



MAY & JUNE 2008

SUNDAY SERIES BEGINS JUNE 1 (NO MAY SERIES)
TUESDAY MAY SERIES BEGINS APRIL 29
TUESDAY JUNE SERIES BEGINS JUNE 3

REGISTER FOR LINDY BY THE SEA CLASSES HERE




MASTER TRACK - TAKE YOUR DANCING TO THE NEXT LEVEL

JUNE-JULY MASTER TRACK
OPENINGS FOR 4 LEADERS AND 2 FOLLOWERS

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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Hi Rusty,

Back home in the damp and gloom of a typical English spring!! ...Oh for the sun and the lemon trees! Do you ever get any rain and grotty weather? I suppose that you must do in order to have so much green around you.

I have to say once again, I had the best time ever at your club on the Wednesday night and like I say, had more dances than I would get all year. In fact with no dances so far this year in the U.K, 3 last year (old students of ours) and probably about the same for the year before....you can see why it was such a highlight and is written up in the diary as a real red letter day!! Your students are kind, polite, generous and just too wonderful for words. Do tell them that I said so. Thank you again. If we ever get to the big C again I know where I will be going on Wednesday evening!

Jill xxxx


COMING TO THE RHYTHM CLUB:

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


Byron Brummer
Chris Nee
Dale Frank
Henri Kaplan
Karen Cornwell
Kiersten Stuessy


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!

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 REPORT FROM "CAPT FUN"

"FUN & PHILANTHROPY!"

Hi all!

I want to thank everyone who came last Sat. to Ruby's to help dance and spend money to support the Good Shephard Shelter. It was very much a success.

We raised $229.64 for the Shelter. I am waiting to print the pictures so that I can include them with the Check and a little note to Sister Anne.

I want everyone one to know who helped and had so much fun on Sat. You really made my ideas bloom and my work very easy.

Evadne Morakis, Brian Raley, Kimmy Morrissey, Leslie Tomlin, John Apodaca, Heather Ellison, Ryan Cooper, Laura Stella, Yves Magnier, Steven Van Der Porter, Scott Giordano, Katie Albee, Michelle, Jessica Densmore, Emily Callahan, Kristy Forsythe, Joseph Rocamora, Tony Mercuro, Debbie Wastling, Matt, Alice Infelise, Dan Danner, Dale Frank, and also those were there in spirit.

Ruby's wants to do this again so maybe sometime in Sept/Oct.

I will send pictures in another email.

Thank you again everyone, you really made this special.

Capt. Fun
Cathryn Sayre



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DEAN COLLINS ON CALJAZZDANCE.COM Dean Collins is simply one of the most influential Lindy Hoppers ever to have lived. From the 1940's to the present, countless men have tried to emulate his style of exciting swing. Here's a chance for you to get a glimpse of his life.





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