APRIL 29TH 2008
See our Clip of the Week & Contest of the Week
"The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It's your mind you have to convince."
~ Vincent Lombardi
DON'T MISS THE NEWS BELOW
A NOTE FROM RUSTY
Phat Cat Swing Returns
I'm off on the road again
Thank you, Jean Veloz
CLIP OF THE WEEK
An unlikely jitterbug
CONTEST OF THE WEEK
Test your knowledge and win a pass to the Rhythm Club
LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
Tuesday series begins tonight
Featured Class -- Balboa!
No Sunday series
Master Track June-July, room for 4 leaders, 2 followers
Info on current and upcoming classes
RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
Check out our schedule of live music & special events
Save the dates:
~ June 4th, Jive Aces
~ August 17, The Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra
~ January 4-11, Jump Jive & Sail - Lindy Cruise
Pics up from the Jean & Dean Workshop
Follow all our swingin' activities
SWING SHIFT RHYTHM CLUB NEWS
"Fun & Philanthropy" -- Join our club
LINK OF THE WEEK
Radio Modern -- Belgium
(So don't stop scrolling...)
PHAT CAT SWINGER THIS WEEK AT THE RHYTHM CLUB!
Last March, a band came roaring through the Rhythm Club, and people haven't stopped talking about them! Phat Cat Swinger, a group of very young musicians all the way from Victorville, will be returning to the Rhythm Club THIS Wednesday. Don't miss it!
To get a glimpse of this band, take a look at this little clip I shot at their last appearance.
I'M OFF ON THE ROAD
ITALY, AUSTRIA, FRANCE, BELGIUM, AND HOLLAND
Well, it's that time again, my annual teaching trip in Europe. Each year, I'm invited to teach at various camps and festivals, and this time I've got quite a trip ahead of me. I'll keep you posted these next weeks of my whereabouts.
In my absence, I charge you all with the great joy of keeping everything going strong!
I've got a great line up of activities at the Rhythm Club, and, thanks to "The Rhythm Club Gang" (Robert, Mike, Peter, Jessica, Capt Fun, and Jon) the club will be running in full force.
Since your #1 Cheerleader (me) won't be there to egg you on, please take over for me, and get each other out on that dance floor each week. I don't want to hear any excuses when I get back!
In advance, I thank you for all you do to keep swing dancing alive.
"WAIT! IF RUSTY'S NOT HERE THROUGH MAY,
YES, THE RHYTHM CLUB IS RUNNING
YES, TUESDAY CLASSES ARE RUNNING
NO, SUNDAY CLASSES ARE NOT RUNNING
So, you just read that I am going to be gone through May. Now you're wondering, "If Rusty's gone, what's happening with Lindy By The Sea and The Rhythm Club?"
Here's the scoop:
The Rhythm Club is running!
Lindy By The Sea Tuesday classes are running (Ron's ready for you!)
Lindy By The Sea Sunday classes are NOT running (see you June 1st)
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:*
Who is the mystery jitterbug (male) in our Clip of the Week?
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.
What was Dean Collins' real name?
*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.
COMING TO THE RHYTHM CLUB:
04/30 -- LIVE MUSIC
PHAT CAT SWINGER
05/07 -- Live Music
7:30-8:00 Beginner Class
05/14 -- DJ
ROBERT 'THE PROFESSOR' VANGOR
05/21 -- LIVE MUSIC
05/28 -- BIG BAND NITE
LADD McINTOSH -- RHYTHM CLUB DEBUT!
06/04 -- SPECIAL!
THE JIVE ACES ARE BACK!
CLICK HERE FOR RHYTHM CLUB INFO
This Week's Celebrations
Brian Frith Smith
If it's your birthday this week, just let us know at the Rhythm Club
so you can get your birthday dance!
"Making a difference through swing dancing"
JOIN THE SWING SHIFT RHYTHM CLUB NOW!
RADIOMODERN.BE Why not take a little "trip" to Belgium and visit Radio Modern.
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!):