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JULY 8TH 2008
TUESDAY





"We should consider every day lost
in which we do not dance at least once"

~ Nietzsche


DON'T MISS THE NEWS BELOW


A NOTE FROM RUSTY
Deals Galore for Bill Elliott Hollywood Canteen Dance
     Big Band Weekend Golden Ticket
     Cicada Club Special
     Limited number of tables still available
     Ticket Price goes after July 14th
July Nites at the Rhythm Club

CLIP OF THE WEEK
Big Lucky

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

LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
Need more followers for Thursday! (Lindy 1)
Need more leaders for Featured Classes -- Balboa! Balboa!
Info on current and upcoming classes

RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
This week: (Change in Schedule) Big Lucky - Debut
Next week: Hula Hop (Hawaiian) The Fabulous Esquires
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
Set the recorder! TCM - "Big Bands in the Movies" Month


(So don't stop scrolling...)

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WOW! WOW! WOW!
DEALS GALORE -- DON'T MISS OUT!!


* SPECIAL BIG BAND WEEKEND GOLDEN TICKET*

$50 through August 14th for admission to see

The Fabulous Esquires 50th Anniversary on Friday August 15th
AND
Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra at Mayflower Ballroom on August 17th



GOLDEN TICKETS

$50 PER PERSON PLUS $2 PAYPAL CONVENIENCE FEE



FOR THE NEXT 7 TICKET ORDERS...
TWO-FOR-ONE CICADA CLUB TICKET!

For the next 7 ticket orders only (the first 13 of the 20 are already gone) - Buy one ticket for the Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra show at Rusty Frank's Hollywood Canteen and get a two-for-one discount for Maxwell DeMille's Cicada Club on July 27 featuring Dean Mora and his Orchestra. Regular ticket price for the Cicada Club on this evening is $40 per person, with this special discount, $40 will admit two people. This offer does not apply to tickets for the After Party at the Oviatt Penthouse.


REMEMBER...

TICKETS GO UP FROM $25 TO $30 AFTER JULY 14
(THAT'S ONLY 6 DAYS AWAY -- HURRY!)
PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS NOW

Don't wait longer to get your ticket(s) for this great dance. Make sure to tell all your friends, and remind them that the price goes up after July 14th. Need postcards for the event? Just ask me, and I'll give you a handful to have handy to pass out.

WHY NOT GET YOUR TICKETS RIGHT NOW?

TICKETS

$25 PER PERSON PLUS $2 PAYPAL CONVENIENCE FEE





"RING-SIDE" TABLE SEATING
$30/PERSON, INCLUDES ADMISSION TICKET!

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE UNTIL JULY 14

Why not get a table for 4, 6, or 8? There are still a few ring-side table tickets available. Remember, the table tickets include your admission to the dance and ensure that you'll have a cozy spot right off the dance floor for you and your dance friends. The price for a table ticket is still only $30 until July 14. Get your group together for this fun night.

RING-SIDE TABLE SEATING

TABLE FOR 4 ~ $120

PLUS $12 CONVENIENCE FEE

TABLE FOR 6 ~ $180

PLUS $18 CONVENIENCE FEE

TABLE FOR 8 ~ $240

PLUS $24 CONVENIENCE FEE

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


JULY AT THE RHYTHM CLUB!

BIG LUCKY DEBUT
WEDNESDAY, JULY 9TH

Last week couldn't have been more fun at the Rhythm Club. We had over 100 dances beating the floor to the sensational Ladd McIntosh Swing Orchestra.

We had announced that this week would be The Hollywood Combo, but a change of schedule allows us to debut Big Lucky at our club. Make sure to come out and welcome this superb group. You won't be sorry! And check out our Clip of the Week to see what they are all about. By the way, Big Lucky band leader, Paul Frederick, is taking our Lindy 1 class to see what it's all about on the other side of the bandstand. So, ladies, make sure to grab him during the band breaks!


HULA HOP

HAWAIIAN DRESS NITE NEXT WEEK WITH
THE FABULOUS ESQUIRES
WEDNESDAY, JULY 16TH

We're counting on Tony to bring out his cocoanuts again! And let's see how many grass skirts we can find.


See you on the dance floor!




BIG LUCKY - DEBUTS AT RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB THIS WEEK




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 the ports that The Lindy Cruise in January 4-11 will visit.

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:

Name three feature films that Ladd McIntosh has orchestrated.

ANSWER:

He has orchestrated over 100 feature films! Click HERE to see the list.

Just to whet your appetite:

A League of Their Own
Antz
As Good As It Gets
Chicken Run
Chronicals of Narnia
Gladiator
Hannibal
Pearl Harbor
Pirates of the Caribbean
Shrek
Something's Gotta Give
The Lion King
The Rock

WINNER:

Laura Stella

*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




CALLING ALL LEADERS!
TUESDAY CLASSES - BALBOA

CALLING ALL FOLLOWERS!
THURSDAY CLASSES

Oy veh! Sometimes it works out perfectly, sometimes the dance stars just must be out of alignment. This month, it's cuckoo!

So... here's what we need (and, boy howdie, do we need it!): More leaders on Tuesday, and more followers on Thursday. Simple.

Please consider coming to class tonight and Thursday to join the fun (and stop the girls from weeping and the boys from pouting!)



NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN THURSDAY SERIES

If you had to miss the first day of class last week, no need to miss THIS series. Come along this Thursday, and we promise to review!

You can register HERE (your series card is good for one year, so you can make up the missed class)

(Remember, if you are a Tuesday student, it's only $10 for an entire Sunday series!!!!)

THIS SERIES SCHEDULE





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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COMING TO THE RHYTHM CLUB:

07/09 -- LIVE MUSIC
BIG LUCKY - RHYTHM CLUB DEBUT!
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07/16 -- "THE HULA HOP" -- DRESS HAWAIIAN NITE!
THE FABULOUS ESQUIRES

07/23 -- BIG BAND NITE!
LITTLE BIG BAND -- RHYTHM CLUB DEBUT

07/30 -- BIG BAND NITE!
PHAT CAT SWINGER

CLICK HERE FOR RHYTHM CLUB INFO


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This Week's Celebrations


Cairo Smith
Faralyn Frumkin
Judy Willis
Nancy Niparko
Raymond Manning
Robin Winston
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



New Scrapbook of the Ladd McIntosh night at Rusty's Rhythm Club! Click HERE







TCM This in from our friends for Gotta Swing: JULY IS "BIG BANDS IN THE MOVIES" MONTH AT TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES! Every Wednesday night in July TCM will run movies spotlighting the most influential and popular musicians, bandleaders and orchestras of the Swing Era. See TCM for more info and their schedule.





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* 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