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JULY 22ND 2008
TUESDAY





When the going gets tough, the tough get going -- and dancing!!

~ Skip Spiro
leader of Skip Spiro's Little Big Band
appearing this week at Rusty's Rhythm Club!


DON'T MISS THE NEWS BELOW


A NOTE FROM RUSTY
Hollywood Canteen Dance 8/17 -- Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra
     Want a uniform? Here's Where
     Get Your Tickets

CLIP OF THE WEEK
Camp Hollywood 1999 Promo!

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

LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
Info on current and upcoming classes

RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
This week: Skip Spiro's Little Big Band - Rhythm Club Debut
Next week: Phat Cat Swinger Plus
Extra Added Attraction: Flyin' Feet Team performance
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

COMMUNIQUE
Leslie Tomlin's father passes

SCRAPBOOKS
Follow all our swingin' activities

SWING SHIFT RHYTHM CLUB NEWS
"Fun & Philanthropy" -- Join our club

LINK OF THE WEEK
Camp Hollywood


(So don't stop scrolling...)

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WANT TO GET A WWII UNIFORM FOR
OUR UPCOMING BILL ELLIOTT SWING ORCHESTRA DANCE?

Many people have been asking where they could acquire a WWII uniform for our big Hollywood Canteen dance on August 17th. Aside from the Army Navy Surplus store and Iguana's in Hollywood and Sherman Oaks, Eric Floen sent in this suggestion:

Hey Rusty,

Here is the web site some of your Track students were asking about.

http://www.wwiiimpressions.com/

They sell spot on recreations of US Navy and Army WWII uniforms. I'll stick a note in my wallet with the info and bring it to class as well. Maybe you could add this as one of the links of the week. They are a reliable company right here in SoCal! Thanks!

-Eric

Some other ideas for attire at this dance would be pretty dresses for the girls (flowers in the hair, and, of course, red lipstick). For men, why not a nice Hawaiian shirt and slacks... a popular outfit for men in So Cal during the time.


WOW! WOW! WOW!
DON'T MISS OUT!!

RING-SIDE TABLE SEATING

LINDY BY THE SEA TABLE ~ INDIVIDUAL TICKETS ~ $35

All our students wanted to have a place to gather,
so we've set up this. Individuals can get a "Table Seat"
and you'll be with fellow students.



PLUS $2 CONVENIENCE FEE

TABLE FOR 4 ~ $140



PLUS $12 CONVENIENCE FEE

TABLE FOR 6 ~ $210



PLUS $18 CONVENIENCE FEE

TABLE FOR 8 ~ $280



PLUS $24 CONVENIENCE FEE


GET YOUR ADVANCE TICKETS AT $30

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS
$30 July 15 - August 14
$35 AT THE DOOR


TICKETS

$30 PER PERSON PLUS $2 PAYPAL CONVENIENCE FEE





* BIG BAND WEEKEND GOLDEN TICKET *

$55 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


















OR...

GOLDEN TICKETS
WITH TABLE SEAT AT BILL ELLIOTT EVENT


$55 PER PERSON PLUS $3 PAYPAL CONVENIENCE FEE

















For those who already bought their Bill Elliott tickets and want to also attend the Esquires' Anniversary on 8/15

GOLDEN TICKETS UPGRADE
FOR A TICKET TO THE ESQUIRES' EVENT


$25 PER PERSON PLUS $1 PAYPAL CONVENIENCE FEE


















TICKETS THROUGH THE MAIL

Mail your check to:

RUSTY FRANK
225 WHITING STREET
EL SEGUNDO, CA 90245

~ MAKE CHECK PAYABLE "RUSTY FRANK"
INCLUDE THE FIRST AND LAST NAME(S) IN YOUR PARTY
PLEASE ALSO INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS FOR CONFIRMATION

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


See you on the dance floor!




CAMP HOLLYWOOD PROMO
(TO GET YOU EXCITED ABOUT THIS GREAT UPCOMING EVENT RIGHT IN OUR OWN BACKYARD)




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:

What year did Camp Hollywood begin?

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 the glamorous lead female singer of The Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra.

ANSWER:

Cassie Miller

WINNER:

Chris Ambrosini

Extra Credit to Emily Callahan for knowing Cassie sings with Gary Tole’s Legends of Swing at Disneyland.

*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.



NEXT 4-WEEK SERIES

BEGINNER SERIES BEGINS THURSDAY, JULY 31
INTERMEDIATE & BALBOA SERIES BEGINS TUESDAY, JULY 29

REGISTER FOR LINDY BY THE SEA CLASSES HERE




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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Skip Spiro's Little Big Band - Count Basie Medley

COMING TO THE RHYTHM CLUB:

07/23 -- BIG BAND NITE!
SKIP SPIRO'S LITTLE BIG BAND
RHYTHM CLUB DEBUT

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

Plus Added Attraction...
Performance by Keep 'Em Flying lindy hop team

CLICK HERE FOR RHYTHM CLUB INFO


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This Week's Celebrations


Chris Johnson
Judy Chee
Rachel Artenian
Stacy Ellen Rich
Thomas Sullivan
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!

Many of you know our local dance Leslie Tomlin. We are sadden to tell you that her father Dad passed away after a long battle with emphysema. Leslie would like people at dance to know why she won't be at Rhythm Club this week... Funeral details are below...

We have planned graveside services with marine corps military honors for this wednesday, july 23 at 10 am...

Green Hills Memorial Park
27501 S. Western Ave.
Rancho Palos Verdes

it's on western up the hill beyond palos verdes drive north...you see the sloped grounds first, and then the driveway on the right...

there will be a get together at my mom's afterward if you would like to attend that as well...

thanks to all of you, my very good friends, for being there for me...you will never know just how much you have helped me get through this...your words, and your thoughts and prayers...i love you all!

Leslie

"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.




All Scrapbooks! Click HERE







CampHollywood.net The biggest swing dance camp in Los Angeles. Over a thousand dancers gather from July 31 to August 3 to take classes, compete, and dance the nights away to live bands. What a weekend. Take a look -- you won't want to miss it!





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