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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14TH 2008






"We're fools whether we dance or not,
so we might as well dance."

~Japanese Proverb


DON'T MISS THE NEWS BELOW


A NOTE FROM RUSTY
Great dancing times ahead!
New look on our homepage
Lindy Cruise -- they can squeeze in a few more -- why not YOU?
CLIP OF THE WEEK
Cab Calloway

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

LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
New 4-Week Series Begins:
Next Tuesday (10/21)
Next Thursday (10/22)
Info on current and upcoming classes

RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
This week: Jumpin' Joz
Next week: Big Lucky
Save the dates:
10/29 -- our Halloween Party with Fabulous Esquires
11/04 -- our Election Party with Ladd McIntosh Swing Orchestra
Check out our schedule of live music & special events

SCRAPBOOKS
Rusty's hall of fame night - 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
Listentoyoutube.com


(So don't stop scrolling...)




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GREAT DANCING TIMES AHEAD

I just happened to be updating our website (as I just happen to be doing Monday-Friday!), and I couldn't help but notice what a great time we have in store for us.

Our new series of Lindy By the Sea classes begins next week, with loads of fun classes.

The Rhythm Club is chockablock full of wonderful music and events for your dancing please. Make sure to see the schedule below and mark your calendar.

We all need a little dancing right now -- don't we!


NEW LOOK ON HOMEPAGE



I read in a dance magazine that it is important to have "the look" on your homepage change every now and then to have people want to come back. So I went through my archive of photos from classes and the club and pulled out a bunch that really show the spirit of what we've got going here.

If you go to the home page, and then "refresh" your page, you'll see a different picture pop up each time. Cool, eh?

Maybe you'll find yourself there.


SNEAK IN ON THAT LINDY CRUISE - JANUARY LINDY CRUISE!

Now over 130 Lindy Hoppers to cruise the Caribbean

I found out that they still have a few cabins left. Don't miss this great week! Remember, they will help you find a roommate if you are coming alone. We'll all be hanging out and social dancing together -- so no worries!

Click HERE to go directly to DanceFun's website:


See you on the dance floor!




Classic Sesame Street - Cab Calloway sings "Hi De Ho Man"
If this one doesn't put a smile on your face....




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:

Who was the "Hi De Ho Man"?

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 Gene Krupa's birthname?

ANSWER:

Eugene Bertram Krupa

WINNER:

Ryan Cooper

*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.



REGISTER FOR LINDY BY THE SEA CLASSES HERE


UPCOMING SERIES SCHEDULE



REGISTER FOR LINDY BY THE SEA CLASSES HERE


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





DANCE CLASSES! WHAT A BARGAIN!



SECOND CLASS ON SAME DAY 1/2 PRICE!

Did you know that any second class taken on the same day is 1/2 price? That's right. We put that discount there so that you could repeat classes and get great dance skills.

STUDENT & SENIOR DISCOUNTS

Yes, we do offer Student & Senior discounts. One series, which is normally $40, is only $36! Often asked: What is a Senior? 65 and up. (If you need a little discount, you're on a tight budget... we'll let you come in under the discount.)

TUESDAY PEOPLE TAKE ANY THURSDAY SERIES FOR $10

Yes, you read right! Tuesday students may retake any Thursday series for only $10 for the entire 4-weeks. We like to encourage our intermediate and advanced students to come back to Sundays, whether it be to review their basics or learn "the other side" (lead or follow).

PRE-REGISTRATION DISCOUNT!
SAVE 10% ON ALL YOUR CLASSES -- IT CAN REALLY ADD UP!

We have pre-registration discounts of 10% on the website. So you can register with your Quick Stop Card, or right on our site "easy peasy lemon squeezy". Go HERE. Remember, pre-register for class(es), you'll get a 10% discount off the normal prices. You can pre-register over the phone (310 606 5606), by check, or on-line We hope that you'll enjoy taking advantage of this new offer...


CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT ABOUT HOW YOU CAN GET A QUICKSTOP CARD!

USE YOUR QUICK STOP CARD TO PRE-REGISTER AND SAVE 10% ON CLASSES

(click on image to find out how it works and how you can get one!)
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COMING TO THE RHYTHM CLUB:

10/15 -- LIVE MUSIC
Jumpin Joz

10/11 -- LIVE MUSIC
Big Lucky

10/29 -- HALLOWEEN!
The Fabulous Esquires

DRESS UP IN COSTUME! PRIZES!

11/05 -- ELECTION PARTY
DRESS UP IN RED, WHITE, & BLUE!
Ladd McIntosh Swing Orchestra



Bring a guest for FREE
7:30-8:00 Beginner Swing Dance Class

CLICK HERE FOR RHYTHM CLUB INFO


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This Week's Celebrations


David Russell
Helen Jordan
Brian Meadows
Lane Bragg
Mary Troutman
Michael Cavanaugh
If it's your birthday this week, just let us know at the Rhythm Club
so you can get your birthday dance!






"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



SWING DANCE HALL OF FAME PICS

Click HERE






ListenToYouTube.com is my new favorite websites, as it grabs the audio and converts it to MP3s for your player. Imagine, getting the songs from all those great clips up there!!!! I hope you have a million extra hours to play around with this one.





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* 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