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APRIL 29TH 2008
TUESDAY



MYSTERY JITTERBUGGER
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
What's happening??
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

COMMUNIQUE
Save the dates:
~ June 4th, Jive Aces
~ August 17, The Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra
~ January 4-11, Jump Jive & Sail - Lindy Cruise

SCRAPBOOKS
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...)

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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,
WHAT'S HAPPENING?"


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)


WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT JEAN VELOZ!
(A picture is worth a thousand words)


We had the grandest time with the lovel Jean Veloz (84 years young). I'll say she showed us a thing or two, not only with her amazing style, but also her utterly charming personality. Everyone was walking on a cloud when they left Lindy By The Sea Sunday afternoon!

Take a look at the scrapbook photos HERE





I know you'll enjoy this clip of Ron & Jean from Sunday's workshop!

See you on the dance floor!




MYSTERY JITTERBUG



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:

Who is the mystery jitterbug (male) in our Clip of the Week?

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:

What was Dean Collins' real name?

ANSWER:

Sol Ruddosky

WINNER:

Rachel Mellis

*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

FEATURED CLASS -- BALBOA!

Ron Campbell will be bringing you all the best of Balboa and Bal Swing. All you need to know are the basics. Don't miss it!

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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COMING TO THE RHYTHM CLUB:

04/30 -- LIVE MUSIC
PHAT CAT SWINGER

05/07 -- Live Music
Neil Morrow

7:30-8:00 Beginner Class

05/14 -- DJ
ROBERT 'THE PROFESSOR' VANGOR

05/21 -- LIVE MUSIC
JUMPIN' JOZ

05/28 -- BIG BAND NITE
LADD McINTOSH -- RHYTHM CLUB DEBUT!

06/04 -- SPECIAL!
THE JIVE ACES ARE BACK!

CLICK HERE FOR RHYTHM CLUB INFO


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This Week's Celebrations


Augie Freeman
Brian Frith Smith
Katie Anderson
Kelly Graves
Myra Gomez
Preetha Mathews
Susan Schein


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!

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.



SAVE SOME DATES!



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!

All Scrapbooks! Click HERE




Jean & Dean Workshop
CLICK HERE





RADIOMODERN.BE Why not take a little "trip" to Belgium and visit Radio Modern.





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