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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 TH 2008








When your feet are draggin'
And your knees are saggin'
And you don't know what to do
A little jive is good for you

~Lyrics from our Clip of the Week -- "A Little Jive Is Good For You"


DON'T MISS THE NEWS BELOW


A NOTE FROM RUSTY
Take our Poll
Swing Dance Hall of Fame
Hollywood Canteen pics up! (at last)

CLIP OF THE WEEK
Martha Tilton - "A Little Jive Is Good For You" (1941)

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: Rhythm Club All Stars
Next week: Flattop Tom - PLUS 1950's Movie filmming!
Check out our schedule of live music & special events

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

SCRAPBOOKS
Hollywood Canteen pics up!
Follow all our swingin' activities

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

LINK OF THE WEEK
MarthaTilton.com


(So don't stop scrolling...)




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TAKE OUR BAND POLL

Take our Band Poll and let us know which bands you enjoy hearing at Rusty's Rhythm Club! I need your help in knowing your favs. Honestly, I know I can't please all the people all the time, etc., but as long as I am keeping you generally happy, I'm happy!

If you have any another comments you would like to share with me about the club, don't hesitate to let me know in person or by email, info@rustyfrank.com


SWING DANCE HALL OF FAME
RUSTY GETS NOMINATED

WANT TO JOIN HER AT THE BANQUET?


I guess it's like the Academy Awards of swing dancing... The annual dinner dance and awards presentation of the California Swing Dance Hall of Fame. I got nominated this year, and I have to sit through the whole dinner to find out whether or not I make it. (For those of you who know me, you know how I lothe competing in anything... comes from a bad experience in 3rd grade.... what can I say?)

So, if any of you want to come along and hold my hand, it would fun to have you along.

All the info is here: http://www.californiaswingdancehalloffame.com/


HOLLYWOOD CANTEEN PHOTOS UP
(AT LAST!)

Sorry it took me so long to get all these photos online for your viewing (and copying) pleasure. But, I finally did it! Hooray!

I've got the professional pics (Dov Viramontes) up on my site and also on Picasa in high resolution. So take your pick.

There sure are some great ones that really bring back the excitement of the night.

Here are the links on my site:

http://swingshiftontap.com/scrapbooks/scrapbook151/index.htm
http://swingshiftontap.com/scrapbooks/scrapbook150/index.htm
http://swingshiftontap.com/scrapbooks/scrapbook149/index.htm
http://swingshiftontap.com/scrapbooks/scrapbook148/index.htm
http://swingshiftontap.com/scrapbooks/scrapbook147/index.htm

Here is the link to the Picasa site:

http://picasaweb.google.com/RustyFrank/HollywoodCanteenPhotoBooth#

HAPPY VIEWING!

See you on the dance floor!




Martha Tilton - "A Little Jive Is Good For You" (1941)




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 Clip of the Week features Martha Tilton, one of the great Big Band vocalists. What was her nickname?

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:

How did Collegiate Shag get its name?

ANSWER:

It was named "Collegiate" Shag as a marketing ploy as many "Collegiate" dances were being created at the time for marketed towards the young ("college age") dancers.

WINNER:

Melissa Giaquinto

*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, OCTOBER 2ND
INTERMEDIATE SERIES BEGINS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

REGISTER FOR LINDY BY THE SEA CLASSES HERE




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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COMING TO THE RHYTHM CLUB:

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

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

"CD RELEASE PARTY"!

PLUS... 1950'S MOVIE SHOOT!!

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


Benji Sterling
Cheryl Herbst
Elaine Dinces
Maureen (Mo) Miller
Sandra Carranza
Thomas Pelton
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.




All Scrapbooks! Click HERE









MarthaTilton.com is a fan site with a great amount of background on this great Big Band vocalist. Take a minute and learn about her life that really spanned the world we love so much.





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