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JULY 1ST 2008
TUESDAY





"If dancing were any easier it would be called football."

~anonymous


DON'T MISS THE NEWS BELOW


A NOTE FROM RUSTY
Local dancer, Tamie Hall, passes away
Ticket Price goes after July 14th for Bill Elliott dance
Ladd McIntosh at Rusty's Rhythm Club
Beginning Classes move to Thursdays, July 3!

CLIP OF THE WEEK
Ladd McIntosh Swing Orchestra

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

LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
Sundays move to Thursdays, July 3 (just want to make sure you know!)
Featured Classes -- Balboa! Balboa!
Info on current and upcoming classes

RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
This week: Back by popular demand Ladd McIntosh Swing Orchestra!
And Beginner Swing Class at 7:30pm
Next week: The Hollywood Combo
Check out our schedule of live music & special events

ADDED ATTRACTIONS
Save the dates:
~ August 17, The Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra
~ January 4-11, Jump Jive & Sail - Lindy Cruise

SCRAPBOOKS
Follow all our swingin' activities

SWING SHIFT RHYTHM CLUB NEWS
Loads of Upcoming events
"Fun & Philanthropy" -- Join our club

LINK OF THE WEEK
All About Jazz -- Ladd McIntosh


(So don't stop scrolling...)

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LOCAL DANCER, TAMIE HALL, PASSES AWAY

It saddens me deeply to tell you that one of our long-time dance enthusiasts passed away last Thursday night after a long bout with cancer. Tamie Hall was always a joyous presence. When I think of her, I think of her beautiful, gentle smile, the twinkle in her eye, and her wonderful, happy laugh.

Her close friend, Byron Thompson has sent out this message:



The memorial service for Tamie Hall will take place Wednesday, July 2nd at 3 PM.

Douglass Mortuary MAP
500 E Imperial Hwy
El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 640-9325,

Following, many of the dancers will go out for dinner together before proceeding to the nearby Rhythm Club where we will continue our tribute to Tamie. Please send me an email if you wish to be included when dinner reservations are made.

Please make this information available to all who'd be interested in honoring Tamie with their presence.

http://rustyfrank.com/rhythmclub.asp

http://www.laddmcintosh.com

http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=16402


TICKET PRICE GOES UP AFTER JULY 14TH!

Don't wait another day to get your tickets to "A Night At The Hollywood Canteen with The Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra" dance!

Tickets go up from $25 to $30 after July 14th. This will definitely be one of the dances of the year!

There are still a few ringside tables available at $30 a ticket. Remember, this includes your admission. Tables can be reserved in 4 seats, 6 seats, or 8 seats.


So don't miss out on your chance... and get your tickets today to our Hollywood Canteen dance with The Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra!


WHAT A MONTH AT THE RHYTHM CLUB!


Ladd McIntosh Swing Orchestra Back THIS Wednesday, July 2nd!

Summer's finally here, and time to celebrate on the dancefloor.

Tomorrow night, we've got Ladd McIntosh Swing Orchestra back. You all went nuts over him when he debuted at the club recently. Make sure to let everyone know he's coming back.

Then on July 9th, we've got Mark Tortorici and His Hollywood Combo.

Hawaiian! Pull out your grass skirt and cocoanuts for our Hawaiian themed nite with the Fabulous Esquires on July 16th.

And it goes on and on! Stay tuned for further announcements and more good news.


LINDY BY THE SEA -- SUNDAY'S MOVE TO THURSDAYS!
HERE'S OUR NEW SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

TUESDAY SERIES BEGIN TONIGHT, JULY 1
THURSDAY SERIES BEGIN JULY 3




Sign up for classes HERE!





See you on the dance floor!




LADD MCINTOSH AT RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB


Wow! What a sound! Tomorrow night, it's all yours. Enjoy this clip from Ladd's last appearance at our club.



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:*


QUIZ:

Name three feature films that Ladd McIntosh has orchestrated.

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

QUIZ:

Who is the narrator of the Clip of the Week? And what was her given name?

ANSWER:

Dinah Shore, Frances Rose Shore

WINNER:

Tom Sorem

*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.



JULY CLASSES

BEGINNER SERIES BEGINS THURSDAY, JULY 3
INTERMEDIATE & BALBOA SERIES BEGINS TUESDAY, JULY 1

REGISTER FOR LINDY BY THE SEA CLASSES HERE




NEXT SERIES SCHEDULE



FEATURED CLASSES -- BALBOA! BALBOA!

TUESDAY FEATURED CLASSES!!!! (Yes, that's right, two, count 'em, two)
8:30 Balboa: Beginner/Intermediate
9:30 Balboa: Intermediate Advanced Balboa (taking the place of June's Master Track time slot)

SPECIAL OFFER FOR PEOPLE TAKING BOTH BALBOA CLASSES!!!!
FREE Beginner/Intermediate class for anyone taking Intermediate/Advanced class!!! (why not review your basics and help those newbies)

Here's the lowdown:

-Beginner/Intermediate Balboa Class Description: This class is designed to go over the Balboa Basics listed below. Complete Bal beginners may join.

Basic
Cross Overs
Lolly Kicks
Come Around
Bal Send out (Bal Swingout)
Paddle Turns
Outside turn

-Intermediate/Advanced Balboa Class Description: Our intention is to have a truly challenging Balboa Class. To join this class, must be able to demonstrate that you know the moves listed in the Beg/Int class.

PRE-REGISTER AND SAVE http://rustyfrank.com/lbs-preregistration.asp
(Make sure to save your 10% by signing up for classes early)



MASTER TRACK - TAKE YOUR DANCING TO THE NEXT LEVEL

OPENINGS FOR 4 LEADERS AND 2 FOLLOWERS

If you would like to hold a spot for yourself for the next Master Track, 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:

07/02 -- BIG BAND NITE!
LADD MCINTOSH SWING ORCHESTRA

7:30-8:00 Beginner Class with Rusty & Gio

07/09 -- LIVE MUSIC
THE HOLLYWOOD COMBO

07/16 -- HAWAIIAN NITE!
THE FABULOUS ESQUIRES

CLICK HERE FOR RHYTHM CLUB INFO


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This Week's Celebrations


Helen Vincent
Janet Meadows
Keith Storm
Stacy Gale
Tracy Coe
If it's your birthday this week, just let us know at the Rhythm Club
so you can get your birthday dance!





SAVE SOME DATES!



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



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!

"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.



Torrance Historical Society Event, Thursday, July 17,'08 5-8 PM

The Torrance Historical Society is holding ... what else? ... a Historical Fair, featuring exhibits representing WWII. They have tried to get swing dancers to attend and dance for the past few years for "atmosphere" and hope to be more successful THIS year.

We will be dancing on the street in front of the Historical Society building to the DJ's choice of music ('30s-'50s) EXCEPT for between 6pm-6:30pm when we can give him OUR CHOICE of music; at this point in time we will be directed to a "stage area" to dance and we "may" be filmed by the local Torrance Cable TV channel. After we are featured we can stay and watch other performers, and wait to dance when more swing music is featured (DJ's choice at this point), or we can peruse the vintage stores and eat at one of the many local restaurants to round out the evening (still time for Lindy Groove if you haven't had enough!!!).

There will be water available.

Parking will be difficult so be prepared/give yourself some time to get to the performance area.

Current participants include:

Reetha Garretty, Catherine Sayer, Katie Albee, Laura Greenlund, John Apodaca, Scott Giordano, Tony Mercuro, Jeremy Heckman, Rick Goldsmith.

Steve Densmore has volunteered to photograph and eat...Jes has volunteered to shop (spend his money) at the vintage shops...

Any more dancers available?

Jes
RSVP: jitterbugstroll@yahoo.com



All Scrapbooks! Click HERE







allaboutjazz.com - Ladd McIntosh Last month he wowed us with his sensational music. Here's your chance to learn a little bit about this terrific music man.

Or why not go right to his website - LaddMcIntosh.com




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