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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28TH 2008




TOMORROW NITE -- OUR BIG HALLOWEEN BASH AT THE RHYTHM CLUB!



"I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself."

~ Mikhail Baryshnikov


DON'T MISS THE NEWS BELOW


A NOTE FROM RUSTY
Halloween Party THIS Wednesday
It happened - "The Recession Class of '08"
Can you help us with decorations and set up?
Lindy Cruise -- one woman looking for a roommate!

CLIP OF THE WEEK
History of the Lindy Hop

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

LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
Not too late to join our current series
Info on current and upcoming classes

RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
This week: Halloween Party with Fabulous Esquires
Next week: Election Party with Ladd McIntosh Swing Orchestra
Check out our schedule of live music & special events

SCRAPBOOKS
Lindy by the Sea class pics up
Follow all our swingin' activities

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

LINK OF THE WEEK
On Tap


(So don't stop scrolling...)




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HALLOWEEN PARTY TOMORROW NIGHT AT RHYTHM CLUB
LET'S MAKE IT THE BEST EVER


Here are our winners of last year's contest.

I have to admit, it's honestly one of my favorite nights of the year at our Rhythm Club! Dancing is so magical as it is, and with the added fun of all the creative different costumes, I don't know what to say... it's just fantastic! You've got to see it for yourself.

Loads of our new Level 1 students will be there (remember, kids!) as well as our USC students. Let's show 'em what fun this night will be.


SPECIAL GUEST MC MAXWELL DEMILLE
AND COSTUME PARADE AND CONTEST

Mr. Maxwell DeMille, empressario extraordinaire, will be our special guest announcer and costume parade conductor tomorrow night. The grand promoter of the Cicada Club, Mr. DeMille will be sure to dazzle and delight the denisons of dance (that's you!).

We'll also be having our annual Costume Parade, where you could be the lucky winner of our fabulous prizes.

WOULD YOU HELP US WITH DECORATIONS AND SET UP?

Our Halloween Party is a bit of a group effort. We have a group of volunteers who show up at the club around 7:00 to set up the decorations. Would you be able to join us? Do you have any decorations hiding in your closet/garage that you can bring out for the night? That would be swell.


Enjoy these pictures from last year's party. If you want to glance at the entire scrapbook, click HERE.

    

CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YUOR COSTUME!*

*Remember, you want to be able to dance in it. Better to have no masks (for safety)



IT HAPPENED!
"THE RECESSION CLASS OF '08"

"Forget your troubles, come on, get happy!"

I was waiting for it to happen. I was waiting, and waiting. Every since "The Recession" was announced earlier this year, I was waiting for people to discover that swing dancing is just one of the greatest (and least expensive) ways to bring some happiness into your life.

It happened last Thursday, when we had the biggest enrollment in our Level 1 class since January (which we fondly call our "New Years Resolution Class, and is always our year's biggest).

We had 41 students! And were they happy. Smiling and laughing away, truly forgetting the outside world for a few moments.

Hip Hip Hooray for Lindy Hop!


LINDY BY THE SEA STUDENT LOOKING FOR A ROOMMATE!
JANUARY LINDY CRUISE!

WHY NOT YOU?!

One of our lady students is looking for a roommate for the cruise. Why not take the plunge one of you ladies out there!!!! Call me 310 606 5606 or email me if you might be interetsed.

THIS IN FROM THE PEOPLE AT
"LINDY CRUISE"

GALVESTON UPDATE: Check the╩video of current condititions in Galveston. Galveston Video

CABINS: 3 Cabins at published fares still available.

ROOMMATES: We are still working on matching folks to roommates.

We have a few guys and gals looking for roommates -- at current pricing.╩ Call us ASAP to take advantage of the savings.╩ Prices start at $699.00 + Tax╩!! Only a few cabins remain. ╩

AIR -- Prices have drop on many flights - check it out. From the West Coast check Continental Airlines.

Come Early and see Galveston -Pre-Cruise Package

Call Today ! 1-866-326-2338 or 1-405-282-8989


Now over 130 Lindy Hoppers to cruise the Caribbean

Click HERE to go directly to DanceFun's website:


See you on the dance floor!




HISTORY OF THE JITTERBUG




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 many Lindy Hop DVDs does Rusty sell on her shop page?

I know, this is a cheap ploy to get you to go to my online store and look and see all the goodies I've got.

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 was Lindy By The Sea founded?

ANSWER:

1998

WINNER:

Julia Cardenas

*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

CHECK FOR UPCOMING SERIES START DATES HERE


NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN THIS SERIES

If you had to miss the first day of class Tuesday or Thursday, no need to miss THIS series.

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!!!!)

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



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COMING TO THE RHYTHM CLUB:

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

11/12 -- BATTLE OF THE DJs!
Rhythm Club's
Robert "The Professor" Vangor
vs
Memories' "DJ Jose"

11/19 -- LIVE MUSIC
The Rhythm Club All-Stars

11/26 -- BIG BAND NITE
Phat Cat Swinger

CLICK HERE FOR RHYTHM CLUB INFO


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This Week's Celebrations


Chris Hansen
Janet Stegman
Kerri Clark
Lilly Nakamura
Sandy Marchese
Steven Smith
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"


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.



UPCOMING VOLUNTEER HOLIDAY EVENTS
THIS IN FROM JESSICA

Our Wonderful Philanthropic Volunteer Coordinator

Thank you to Scott, John and Debbie who always nudge me along to get our Retirement Home and Nursing Facility programs going, especially as the Holiday Season is fast approaching.╩ We are currently in the process of scheduling/verifying the following facilities and dates so PLEASE see if you can be available to participate - you know how much the residents ADORE it when we come to dance and visit with them.╩ Once the facilities and dates are verified I will send out a reminder notice for each Event.

We are currently awaiting verification on the following.

Emeritus Facility in Whittier on Saturday, November 8, '08 from 2-3 PM. Contact person Sabrina Stearns was referred to us by Esquires vocalist Melissa Allen.

Downey Retirement Center in Downey╩on Saturday, December 6, '08 from 2-3 PM. Contact person Sharon Gonzales was referred to us by her╩ uncle, John Apodaca.

Huntington Retirement Center in Torrance╩on Saturday, December 13, '08 from 2-3 PM. Contact person Sylvia was referred to us by Sr. Gloria Harper of Little Co. of Mary Convent.

Mary Crest Manor in Culver City on Saturday, December 20, '08 from 2-3 PM. Contact persons Sr. Aline/Activ. Coord. Anise Edwards were referred by Debbie, who also has her students perform there.

Please make time to dance for these folks - and perhaps for some time afterwards with your fellow dancers.

Thanks,
Jes
jitterbugstroll@yahoo.com



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Rusty's On Tap I have so many wonderful tap and lindy hop instruction dvds and also great music from the people who are keeping it all alive. Have a little browse.





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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