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TUESDAY, MARCH 17TH 2009




IT'S TOMORROW NITE!


"Dance is not an answer.
Dance is a question.

"Yes!" is the answer."

~ Unknown



DON'T MISS THE NEWS BELOW


A NOTE FROM RUSTY
Top of the morning, to you!
11 Year Anniversary Dance Tomorrow Nite
Filming Shim Sham for Frankie Manning
Brian Gillis
Live Broadcast

CLIP OF THE WEEK
Balboa with Joel and Allison

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

LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
Intermediate serries begins TONITE, Tuesday
Beginner series, Thursday, not too late to join
Info on current and upcoming classes

RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
This week: 11 Year Anniversary Party, Ladd McIntosh
Next week: Neil Morrow and His Memphis 54
Check out our schedule of live music & special events

WORKSHOPS
This Saturday, March 21st Balboa Workshop
Mark your calendar

SCRAPBOOKS
Follow all our swingin' activities

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

LINK OF THE WEEK
Balboa Rendezvous


(So don't stop scrolling...)




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DON'T MISS MY PARTY TOMORROW NITE!!!
CELEBRATIN SWING DANCING ON THE WEST SIDE 1998-2009

It's tomorrow nite. Make sure to round up all your dancing friends and bring 'em along to Rusty's Rhythm Club to celebrate of eleven years of dancing on the West Side!!! Personally, I can't wait!

THE MAN WHO STARTED IT ALL WILL BE THERE
BRIAN GILLIS

As you may remember from last week's newsletter (and if you missed it, you can read it HERE), in the history of Lindy By The Sea and Rusty's Rhythm Club, it was began from a phone call from Brian Gillis. Brian is a world-renown magician ... here's his webpage. Well, great news, he's gonna be our special guest tomorrow nite. Make sure to go up and thank him. For without him, you wouldn't be in our dancing world, as there would be no dancing world here!

FILMING OF THE SHIM SHAM FOR FRANKIE MANNING

Remember, we'll be filming the Shim Sham for Frankie's 95th birthday as party of the Global Shim Sham Project. Dust of those dancing feet and practice. Whoo hoo!


LIVE BROADCAST
FROM RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
AGAIN TOMORROW NITE AT OUR PARTY

As if dancing the night away to Ladd isn't enough for our 11 year anniversary party, you'll have a chance to tell all your out of town friends and family to watch the night on our live broadcast.

Jay, who is organizing the broadcast, will also be projecting images throughout the evening of all you dancers.

Special thanks to Jay for making our special night even more special.


See you on the dance floor!




BALBOA WITH JOEL AND ALLISON PLYS

Two of the world's most beautiful Balboa dancers. Joel also produces the Balboa Rendezvous (don't miss it -- April! see our Link of the Week below)



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 made up the Shim Sham Shimmy?

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 is Frankie Manning's nickname?

ANSWER:

Musclehead

WINNER:

Mickey France

*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 CLASSES HERE

INTERMEDIATE & SHAG STARTS THIS TONIGHT!
NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN BEGINNERS THIS THURSDAY

CHECK FOR FUTURE START DATES HERE



REGISTER FOR LINDY BY THE SEA CLASSES HERE

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photos by Jean Tsai

UPCOMING SCHEDULE



CLICK HERE FOR RHYTHM CLUB INFO

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This Week's Celebrations


Chris Ambrosini
Christa Gomez
Jo Valdez
Leslie Tomlin
Selma Wheaton
If it's your birthday this week, just let us know at the Rhythm Club
so you can get your birthday dance!






CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

UPCOMING EVENT

The Swing Shift Rhythm Club Needs YOU to come dance!
Saturday, March 21, 2009, 3:15-4:15
Westwood Horizons Senior Living

This facility is a new place for us to dance. Our music & dancing is always appreciated by the residents, most of whom enjoyed big band music the first time around. We sometimes hear interesting stories of those first Lindy days. So please come join us for a fun & rewarding afternoon.

Please RSVP to Rita Catanzante: dancinreet@gmail.com

Location Address: Westwood Horizons, 947 Tiverton Ave., LA 90024 (1 block east of Westwood Blvd. between Weyburn & LeConte, parking entrance on Weyburn)

Thanks so much!

Rita & Debbie
SSRC Coordinators

P.S. From Rusty: Look! The doggie is all ready for the Swing visit with her vintage sailor outfit on!

"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.




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Balboa Rendezvous has opened it's registration. Don't miss this great event. I'll be there... let's have fun! It is put on by Joel Plys, who is featured in our Clip of the Week. Once you see him dance, you'll know why you've got to be there! This man, simply put, has one of the greatest events around.





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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
Rita & Debbie, Philanthropic Events Coordinator
Cathryn Sayer, "Good Sheperd Shelter" Events Coordinator

If you wish to exit this list, visit:
http://rustyfrank.com/maillist/mail-list.asp