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JULY 29TH 2008
TUESDAY





Swing is so much more than a dance, it's a way of life. The music gets stuck in your mind and the dance is in your heart and the whole scene is engraved on your soul. You can fly.

~ Nicholas Hope


DON'T MISS THE NEWS BELOW


A NOTE FROM RUSTY
Countdown -- Only 20 Days until our big dance!
Want a WWII Uniform for the dance? Here's where
Keep 'Em Flying Lindy Hop Team perform at Rhythm Club To-Morrow
Letter from Skip Spiro (Little Big Band)

CLIP OF THE WEEK
Don't Knock The Rock

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: Phat Cat Swinger Plus
Extra Added Attraction: Flyin' Feet Team performance
Next week: Swing Syndicate
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
"Fun & Philanthropy" -- Join our club

LINK OF THE WEEK
Keep 'Em Flying


(So don't stop scrolling...)




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COUNTDOWN -- ONLY 20 DAYS
UNTIL OUR BIG DANCE!

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!
CLICK HERE


MORE INFO FOR GETTING 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, here are two suggestions:

Rusty, an excellent place to find WWII uniforms is eBay. You need to know your measurements and be willing to be patient in order to find the right item, but I get most of my clothes, civilian and military, there. Fedora Lounge is also a great place for advice on all things vintage.

Feel free to forward my e-mail to anyone that needs any advice.

Scott
wiseguy@inreach.com


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.


KEEP 'EM FLYING!
LINDY HOP TEAM PERFORMANCE TOMORROW NITE
AT RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB!

We've got a smashing night for you and your friends tomorrow at the Rhythm Club. First, we have the sensational Phat Cat Swinger big band. Secondly, as if you needed more fun, we have a special appearance by the Lindy Hop team "Keep 'Em Flying." They'll be showing us their routine with which they will be competing at Camp Hollywood this weekend. See our Link of the Week to read more about this team.

Don't miss another fun Wednesday nite.

See you there.

Rusty's Rhythm Club


FAN LETTER FROM BAND LEADER
SKIP SPIRO - "SKIP SPIRO'S LITTLE BIG BAND"

Last week we had another wonderful band debut at our very own Rhythm Club - Skip Spiro's Little Big Band. It was a resounding success, with compliments flying from both the band stage and the dance floor. They'll be back just as soon as I can get them.

Just so you know that the bands enjoy Rusty's Rhythm Club as much as we do... enjoy the letter below from Skip that came in today.

SO MUCH FUN!!

Hi Rusty --

I gotta tell you we had so much fun playing for you and your gang of spectacular dancers last week. You are a wonderful hostess and you made us feel so very welcome at Rusty's Rhythm Club. It was a great evening! We look forward to doing it again some time soon!!

All the best,

Skip

myspace.com/littlebigband

Skip Spiro's Little Big Band

See you on the dance floor!




DON'T KNOCK THE ROCK




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:

Our featured Clip comes from a wonderful Bill Haley movie called "Don't Knock The Rock." What "rock" were they talking about?

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:

What year did Camp Hollywood begin?

ANSWER:

1998

WINNER:

Mike Crosby

*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 NO 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:

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

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

08/06 -- LIVE MUSIC
SWING SYNDICATE


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

08/13 -- LIVE MUSIC
JUMPIN' JOZ

08/20 -- BIG BAND NITE
LADD MACINTOSH SWING ORCHESTRA

08/27 -- LIVE MUSIC
BIG LUCKY

CLICK HERE FOR RHYTHM CLUB INFO


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This Week's Celebrations


Alexis Bourne
Alice Infelise
Brad Berlin
Crystal Free
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!

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The Swing Shift Rhythm Club (SSRC) goals:
Fun & Philanthropy

Anyone can join!
See full details at the bottom of this newsletter.




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Keep Em FLying Check out the website of the team that will be performing at our Rhythm Club tomorrow night!





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