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TUESDAY, JUNE 16TH 2009




(Don't forget about our Aerials Workshop
June 28th!
)


"Enjoy the music. It's all about the music. When the music gets goingÉ.Boom. I'm gone."

~ Hal Takier, Lindy Hop and Balboa Dancer



DON'T MISS THE NEWS BELOW


A NOTE FROM RUSTY
Economic Stimulus Dancing!
Save the Date ~ July 15th at Rusty's
        DVD Release Party with Jean Veloz & Stompy Jones

WORKSHOPS
Aerials Workshop ~ June 28
Mark your calendar

CLIP OF THE WEEK
Hal & Betty Takier - Fast Balboa

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

LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
Next Series begins Tuesday, June 30 and Thursday, July 2
Info on current and upcoming classes

RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
This week: Neil Morrow & His Memphis 54
Next week: The Fabulous Esquires
Check out our schedule of live music & special events

ADDED ATTRACTIONS
Julia Cardenas brings LIndy Hop to Egypt

COMMUNIQUE
Swingin' White House

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

SCRAPBOOKS
Follow all our swingin' activities

PRIVATE LESSONS WITH RUSTY
Special on Private Lessons with Rusty

LINK OF THE WEEK
Life Magazine Photos


(So don't stop scrolling...)




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ECONOMIC STIMULUS DANCING

"SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL RHYTHM CLUB!"

I love it! "Economic Stimulus Dancing."

I first saw this in writing from my friends, Tom and Debra of GottaSwing. What a great way to put it... you just get it right away. The more we dance (and pay dollars for it) the longer it will stay alive. People like myself, who host these nights, have to pay the bands and for the venues. When you don't show up, they still have to pay, and sometimes out of their own pockets. Of course, if that happens a lot, you can guess what will happen to our swing dancing, it will disappear (think Derby).

DON'T POOP OUT ON SWING

So, don't forget, when you are starting to poop out on a night of dancing at Rusty's Rhythm Club, give yourself a little kick in the pants to get out the door and keep what you love alive!

Not only will you give Lindy Hop an economic Stimulus, you'll give yourself a huge physical and emotional stimulus, too.


JEAN VELOZ DVD AVAILABLE!
STAY TUNED FOR DVD RELEASE PARTY WITH JEAN & STOMPY JONES, JULY 15

Save the date -- Wednesday, July 15th. That's when we're gonna have our DVD Release Party with Jean Veloz IN PERSON! The band? Stompy Jones ~ making their Rusty's Rhythm Club debut. More soon.

You can get the DVD my website here:
http://rustyfrank.com/shop/ontap.asp
or at class and the club. Be ready for Jean Veloz to personally sign your copy!


I couldn't be more proud to present these legendary swing dancers from the 1940s. Jean Veloz and her little brother Ray Phelps are two of the most highly praised dancers from the Golden Era of Swing. This DVD was a true labor of love for me. I wanted to present, not only their moves, but their life story through their own voices, pictures, and clips. It's all there, on this two-DVD set.

TAKE A LOOK AT OUR LITTLE DVD PREVIEW



Whoopee!


See you on the dance floor!


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND GET THE DISCOUNT!

AERIALS WORKSHOP
SUNDAY, JUNE 28TH, 1-3PM




Once or twice a year, Ron and I answer one of your top five requests and have an Aerials Workshop. Aerials are those flashing moves where someone goes in the air (usually, but not always, the girl). Originally called "Air Steps," aerials have always played a part in Lindy Hop during performances, competitions, and jam sessions.

This workshop will focus on aerials that anyone from a beginner to advanced dancer can do.

Take a look below for all the details.



HAL & BETTY TAKIER AND SOME FAST BALBOA!



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:

What was the first year of Camp Hollywood?

(no one got the correct answer, so we'll play one more time)

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 first year of Camp Hollywood?

ANSWER:

1998

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.



START DATES FOR NEXT SERIES:
TUESDAYS: JUNE 30
THURSDAYS: JULY 2

REGISTER FOR CLASSES HERE

CHECK FOR FUTURE START DATES HERE



REGISTER FOR LINDY BY THE SEA CLASSES HERE

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UPCOMING SCHEDULE




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This Week's Celebrations


Annie Hartl
David Stockin
June Hamilton
Lee Eddings
If it's your birthday this week, just let us know at the Rhythm Club
so you can get your birthday dance!



photos by Jean Tsai




JULIA CARDENAS SWINGS DOWN TO CAIRO

Our local DJP (Dance Greedy Princess), made her way to Egypt earlier this year and brought all of her Lindy By The Sea t-shirts with her!

If you are travelling to some world landmark, make sure to pack your Rhythm Club & Lindy By The Sea bowling shirt or t-shirt. Then when you find your self in front of the Eiffel Tower or Hoover Dam, shoot a picture, email it to us, and we'll post it on this page. Send a little caption with your names, location, and date.

Let's see how far our dancers really swingout!

Take a picture and I'll add it to the website HERE!

SWINGIN' WHITE HOUSE

Steven Smith sent in this NY Times article about a recent White House event hosted by Michelle Obama:

    MUSIC REVIEW: At the White House, a Blend of Jazz Greats and Hopefuls By BEN RATLIFF

    On Monday afternoon, Michelle Obama invited about 150 high school jazz students to the White House for a program called Jazz Studio, with workshops led by jazz musicians and a concert....

    Read the entire article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/16/arts/music/16jazz.html


HOW TO JOIN THE CLUB:

1. Join our Facebook page "Swing Shift Rhythm Club"
or
2. Send an email to Rita



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SPECIAL ON PRIVATE LESSONS WITH RUSTY

Have you ever wanted to take a private lesson with Rusty? It's one of the best ways to get a dancing "tune-up."

Normally $80/hour (for one or two people), there's now a special package:

          $80 for one lesson

          $75/ea for two lessons

          $70/ea for three lessons

Remember, you can share this lesson with another person. If you signed up for three lessons, they would only be $35 each! What a bargain.

Call me at 310 606 5606 to set yours up!


Life Magazine Photos ~ Do you ever wonder where I get so many of my fabulous photos for this newsletter? Go to this site and type in "Lindy Hop"! Happy browsing.





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!

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