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SEPTEMBER 2 RD 2008
TUESDAY



Dips and Tricks anyone?
(Come to our Featured Class tonight... we're learning this one tonight!)



It's what I always wanted to do, to show the laughter, the fun the joy of dance."

~Martha Graham


DON'T MISS THE NEWS BELOW


A NOTE FROM RUSTY
Introducing "Friends and Family Nite"
Fundraiser for our pal Neil Morrow tomorrow night
Rudy's B-Day
NEW times for Tuesday classes!

CLIP OF THE WEEK
Collegiate Shag

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

LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
Join our "Dips And Tricks" class -- open to all!
Info on current and upcoming classes

RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
This week: Neil Morrow and His Memphis 54
Next week: Rhythm Club All Stars
Check out our schedule of live music & special events

ADDED ATTRACTIONS
Save the date:
~ January 4-11, Jump Jive & Sail - Lindy Cruise

SCRAPBOOKS
Follow all our swingin' activities

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

LINK OF THE WEEK
SoCalSwing.com


(So don't stop scrolling...)




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INTRODUCING "FRIENDS AND FAMILY NITE" AT RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH


NEIL MORROW FUNDRAISER

One of our favorite bandleaders, Neil Morrow, recently had all of his instruments and sound equipment stolen. So we thought it would be nice to have a little fundraiser for him in thanks for all the dancing joy he's brought to us through his music.

Bring extra pocket money to put into the till tomorrow night for Neil on September 3rd at the Rhythm Club.

LET'S HELP HIM!


LET'S CELEBRATE RUDY'S BIRTHDAY
"OH, YOU KID!"

One of our very favoritie Rhythm Club "kids," Rudy Flores, is celebrating his birthday this week, so let's really show him we love him by giving him (and the other celebrants) a great birthday dance at the club this Wednesday, September 3rd.

Here's a couple of pics of him, then & now.

For those of you who don't know, Rudy comes in to the club each week with a great big smile on his face and these words:

"I'm here for my weekly pleasure treatment and my anti-aging therapy."

You gotta love him!


DON'T FORGET TUESDAY CLASSES MOVE UP A HALF HOUR

Tuesdays and Thursdays have the same starting times. Hooray! See ya tonight for our fun classes.

See you on the dance floor!




Collegiate Shag Dancing from Blondie Meets the Boss (1939)




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:

How did Collegiate Shag get its name?

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 all three Andrews Sisters

ANSWER:

Patty, Maxene, and Laverne -- Patricia Marie Andrews; Maxene Angelyn Andrews; LaVerne Sofia Andrews

WINNER:

Tony Mercuro

*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, AUGUST 28
INTERMEDIATE & BALBOA SERIES BEGINS TUESDAY, AUGUST 26

REGISTER FOR LINDY BY THE SEA CLASSES HERE




NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN THIS SERIES

If you had to miss the first day of class last week, no need to miss THIS series. Especially you beginners, 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 each individual Thursday series!!!!)

THIS SERIES SCHEDULE



FEATURED CLASSES

TUESDAY FEATURED CLASSES!!!! (Yes, that's right, two, count 'em, two)
8:00 Dips & Tricks
9:00 Balboa, continued

Here's the lowdown:

DIPS & TRICKS

This class will include some fun (and safe) dips and tricks that you can actually do on a social dance floor. It's so exciting to add this little spice into your Lindy Hop. Ladies, have no fear, there will be absolutely no flips or anything like that... just simple little moves.

ALL LEVELS INVITED!!


BALBOA CONTINUED

-Beginner/Intermediate Balboa Class Description: This class is designed to go over and then build on the Balboa Basics listed below. SHOULD KNOW BASICS!

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


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 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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IT'S THIS WEDNESDAY!


COMING TO THE RHYTHM CLUB:

09/03 -- LIVE MUSIC
NEIL MORROW


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

PLUS! Benefit for Neil!

09/10 -- LIVE MUSIC
RHYTHM CLUB ALL-STARS

09/17 -- LIVE MUSIC
FLATTOP TOM AND HIS JUMP CATS

"CD RELEASE PARTY"!

9/24 -- BIG BAND NITE
PHAT CAT SWINGER

10/01 -- BIG BAND NITE
LADD MACINTOSH SWING ORCHESTRA

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

CLICK HERE FOR RHYTHM CLUB INFO


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This Week's Celebrations


Blake Mellor
Cheryl Herbst
Elaine Dinces
Fritz Schenck
Katherine Sweeny
Rose-Cherie Campbell
Rudy Flores
If it's your birthday this week, just let us know at the Rhythm Club
so you can get your birthday dance!







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.




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SoCalSwing.com This is a great site to find out what is happening in our area!





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