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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD 2008






"There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them."

~ ~Vicki Baum


DON'T MISS THE NEWS BELOW


A NOTE FROM RUSTY
Back from Canada with Jean Veloz & Ron Campbell
New series begins THIS week!

CLIP OF THE WEEK
Jean Veloz in Canada

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!
Balboa Basics, continued
Info on current and upcoming classes

RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
Take our Poll
This week: Big Band Nite - Phat Cat Swinger
Next week: Ladd McIntosh & "Friends & Family Nite"!
Check out our schedule of live music & special events

ADDED ATTRACTIONS
Save the date:
~ January 4-11, Jump Jive & Sail - Lindy Cruise
   with dancers from California, Texas, Arizona, and around the world
   plus...special guest celebrity Jean Veloz!

COMMUNIQUE
Swing Dance Hall of Fame

SCRAPBOOKS
Jean Veloz Canada Weekender pics up
Follow all our swingin' activities

SWING SHIFT RHYTHM CLUB NEWS
Halloween Parade -- We Need Swing Dancers!
"Fun & Philanthropy" -- Join our club

LINK OF THE WEEK
http://www.yehoodi.com


(So don't stop scrolling...)




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LINDY HOP IN CANADA, EH!


WE'RE BACK FROM CANADA!

Wow! We had a wonderful weekend up in Canada. Jean Veloz, Ron Campbell, and I were the special guests for a series of classes through Suburban Swing. Jean was the star idolized by all throughout the weekend. People couldn't take their eyes off of her. She danced up a storm, and so did we. The folks up there are just great.

Make sure to look at our scrapbook (and clip of the week) and live the weekend vicariously.




Thanks to Jason Warner & Crystal Baker for arranging it all.


Suburban Swing is organized by Jason Warner and Crystal Baker and has been running since April 2000, and has proven to be a respected, successful swing event, supported by the community.


See you on the dance floor!




Jean Veloz in Canada,eh!





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:

No one answered last week's quiz, so we're trying again. Remember, every answer can be found with a google search or in the dictionary... hint, hint!

What was "The Swing Shift" in WWII?

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 was "The Swing Shift" in WWII?

ANSWER:

?

WINNER:

no one!

*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, SEPTEMBER 25
INTERMEDIATE SERIES BEGINS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

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 3 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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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


COMING TO THE RHYTHM CLUB:

9/24 -- BIG BAND NITE
PHAT CAT SWINGER

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

FRIENDS AND FAMILY NITE
7:30-8:00 Beginner Class with Rusty & Gio
BRING A GUEST FOR FREE!

CLICK HERE FOR RHYTHM CLUB INFO


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This Week's Celebrations


Brad Sjoblom
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!

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/


"Making a difference through swing dancing"

EVENT -- WON'T YOU JOIN US?!

Can you please get the word out I got a call from the City of Norwalk to see if I can get some dancers to participate in the annual Halloween parade on Saturday October 25th at 11:00 AM.╩We would need to have three to four men and women each to make this╩work. Dancers╩please contact me ASAP so I╩ can turn in an application to the city.╩If you participate, we would need to be╩at the parade╩route about 9:30 -10:00╩for╩an assigned space. You can contact me at 562-773-2293 or╩by e-mail.

John Apodaca


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



JEAN VELOZ CANADIAN WEEKEND PICS UP

Click HERE






Yehoodi.com is a website for the hardcore lindyhopper with the intent of fostering the community online and off. Founded in Sept 1998 by Manu Smith and Frank Dellario, it is now managed by a volunteer staff of over six administrators (Yehoodistrators) and various technical advisors covering news, calendar events, a discussion board, a biweekly talk show and a 24/7 internet radio show.





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