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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25TH 2008






We look at the dance to impart the sensation of living in an affirmation of life, to energize the spectator into keener awareness of the vigor, the mystery, the humor, the variety, and the wonder of life. This is the function of the American dance.


~ Martha Graham


DON'T MISS THE NEWS BELOW


A NOTE FROM RUSTY
Where's Rusty?
Happy Thanksgiving
Remember... no Thursday Class this week

CLIP OF THE WEEK
Joseph & Trisha from the UK

LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
Featured Classes: "Big John Special" routine, and Bon Bon
Info on current and upcoming classes

RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
This week: Phat Cat Swinger
Next week: Jumpin' Joz
Save the date: 12/17 Holiday Party! Formal Attire -- The Fabulous Esquires
Check out our schedule of live music & special events

SCRAPBOOKS
Follow all our swingin' activities

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

LINK OF THE WEEK
JiveSwing.com Joseph & Trisha - UK


(So don't stop scrolling...)




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WHERE'S RUSTY?

By the time you read this, I should be thoroughly exhausted! I'll have just finished the Munich Swing-Tap weekend and am now in Innsbruck, Austria, hosted by Satin Ballroom producer, Monika Ploner and her mother in their family home situated right in the center of old-town Innsbruck. You may remember that I stayed with them for 24 hours in May. This time around, it should be quite a different site -- lots more snow!

After some restful time with the Ploners, I take the train to Genoa for the Be Lindy Zena Camp. I made my first teaching trip to Italy this past May and had the greatest time! I'll be joining a handful of the teachers who were also there in May for a smaller version of May's camp (that had 500 campers from around the world!)


HAPPY THANKSGIVING

All my very best wishes to all of you for a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. I know that I certainly have a lot to be thankful for -- I have all of you in my life. Believe me, you make a huge difference in the quality of my life. Thank you for the joy you bring me.


REMEMBER, NO CLASS THIS THURSDAY

Enjoy your Thursday, but not with us at Lindy By The Sea. We'll see you next week!

DON'T FORGET...NO CLASS THIS THURSDAY!

See you on the dance floor!




JOSEPH & TRISHA

Here are two of the wonderful teachers who will be at the Genoa weekend.




REGISTER FOR LINDY BY THE SEA CLASSES HERE

CHECK FOR UPCOMING SERIES START DATES HERE

FEATURED CLASSES
"BIG JOHN SPECIAL"

You asked for it, you got it -- another "Routine's Class"! This is a brand new routine for us at Lindy By The Sea -- "Big John Special." Created by Jason Taylor and Patrick Fredrikson especially for the award-winning Hollywood Hornets team, the purpose of "Big John Special" was to become the new "Jeep Jockey Jump." The idea was the same, to have an outside structure, and solos to be created by the groups, themselves. If you've never done a routine (choreographed dance) before, come along -- you'll just LOVE it! The reason being is the order of moves is set, and you get time to really perfect these moves and your dance style. You also get the fun of working with a small group in creating a section of the dance.

THIS CLASS OPEN TO ALL LEVEL 3 AND UP

9:00 FEATURED CLASS
"BON BON"

What's a Bon Bon? A tasty little treat. For us, it'll be all those moves out there that you would like to work on. Bring ideas to class and we'll teach 'em. We'll also have some ideas of our own. (Level 3 and up)




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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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2008
"PHAT CAT SWINGER"!

Six years in the making & growing strong, this band has been fueled by the intensity that can only be felt when the perfect combination has been made. Currently one of the hottest & youngest live swing bands to come out of the Southern California underground scene, Phat Cat Swinger attacks SWING head on & makes it their own.


COMING TO THE RHYTHM CLUB:

12/03 -- FRIENDS AND FAMILY NITE


LIVE MUSIC
Jumpin' Joz

12/10 -- LIVE MUSIC
Big Lucky

12/17 -- HOLIDAY PARTY!
Dress Formal The Fabulous Esquires

12/24, 12/31, AND 1/7
THE RHYTHM CLUB WILL BE DARK

HAVE A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SEASON

01/14 -- FRIENDS AND FAMILY NITE


LIVE MUSIC
Ladd McIntosh Swing Orchestra

CLICK HERE FOR RHYTHM CLUB INFO


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This Week's Celebrations


Bill Nye
Helen Carabez
Julie Bisceglia
Lisa Fink
Robin Campell
Tracey Larson
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!

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The Swing Shift Rhythm Club (SSRC) goals:
Fun & Philanthropy

Anyone can join!
See full details at the bottom of this newsletter.



UPCOMING EVENTS
WON'T YOU JOIN US?


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6

John Apodaca and his niece, Sharon Gonzales (who is Activity Coordinator at this facility) have arranged for us to dance at this facility. We have had an enthusiastic audience here and always have members of the "audience" join us in reliving their Swing Dance days.

Here is the scoop:

Downey Retirement Center
11500 Dolan Ave.
Downey, CA 90241
Sharon Gonzales, Activity Coordinator

Saturday, Dec. 6, '08, 2-3 PM

Current participants are being recruited by John and Scott but so far it is rumoured that:

John Apodaca, Scott Giordano, Debbie Wastling, Matt Bartley, Carol Hackett & Jessica Densmore will be there. I know there are more but John and Scott know who they are and we will update the participant list after we accomplish the Whitter Event this saturday.

RSVP and add yourself to the list - I am sure if you have time afterwards, John or Scott will have an idea of a local restaurant for us to meet and enjoy a pre-Holiday celebration.

Jes
jitterbugstroll@yahoo.com

Confirmed Dance Event at Mary Crest Manor,
Saturday, December 20,'08 2-3PM

"Discovered" by Debbie Wastling, this Senior Assisted Living facility is one of our liveliest group of folks, many of whom remember dancing "back in the day".

I have already gotten a few "maybe" emails, hopefully you can make it a definite "yes" to join us in dancing for this facility.

Mary Crest manor
10664 St. James Drive
Culver City, CA 90230-5461
310-838-9647
Contact person: Anisha Edwards

Verified participants so far:
Debbie Wastling, Matt Bartley, Jessica Densmore

RSVP asap to Jes jitterbugstroll@yahoo.com

There is a Thai Restaurant in the area where we could meet afterward,
Thai Beer Restaurant, if we so desire.

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JiveSwing.com: Welcome to JiveSwing.Com, the home of Swing Dancing in Hertfordshire and Essex. This is also the website of Joseph & Trisha Sewell, who are International teachers of Lindy Hop, 20's Charleston, Swing Blues, Blues, American Tap, Authentic Jazz Dance and other related dance styles.





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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