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TUESDAY, JULY 7TH 2009




Jean Veloz and little brother Ray Phelps in the 1940s
Come meet Jean next week at Rusty's Rhythm Club! (Click HERE )


"When I hear that music and that beat, I just can't sit still!"

~ Jean Veloz



DON'T MISS THE NEWS BELOW


A NOTE FROM RUSTY
It's next week! ~ July 15th at Rusty's
        DVD Release Party with Jean Veloz & Stompy Jones
Rhythm 'Round the World ~ Ray in Red Square
Sign the card for Rudy

WORKSHOPS
Aerials Workshop ~ July 18
Mark your calendar

CLIP OF THE WEEK
Jean Veloz in The Groovie Movie

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

LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
Calling all Leads & Follows
Featured Class 1 - More Balboa
Featured Class 2 - Lindy Hop Strolls!
Next Series begins Tuesday, June 30 and Thursday, July 2
Info on current and upcoming classes

RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
This week: Big Band Nite ~ Geo Valle Swing City
Next week: SPECIAL ~ Stompy Jones & Jean Veloz!
Check out our schedule of live music & special events

ADDED ATTRACTIONS
DeMille's Annual 39th Birthday Party 7/26
Royal Crown Revue 7/11

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
JeanVeloz.com
Read about our special guest at next week's Rhythm Club


(So don't stop scrolling...)




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Whoopee!

JEAN VELOZ DVD AVAILABLE!
MAKE SURE TO RESERVE YOUR COPY FOR JEAN TO PERSONALLY SIGN ON 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.

HERE'S A PREVIEW OF THE DVD


RHYTHM 'ROUND THE WORLD
RAY IN RED SQUARE

One of our Lindy By The Sea regulars just got back from a family trip to Russia and sent us this wonderful picture. Remember, when you travel bring you shirt with you and snap a pick and I'll put it up on our website here: http://rustyfrank.com/shirts.asp


SIGN THE CARD FOR RUDY

Many of you have noted the absence of one of our Rhythm Club regulars - Rudy Flores. I found out recently that he is home bound for the time being with health problems. We miss him so much, his quiet, yet delightful presence. Jessica will be bringing a big get well card for all of us to sign this week at the Rhythm club.

So many pass through the club door each week, but Rudy is definitely one of those special spirits. Each week he would sidle up to me and whisper:

"I'm here for my pleasure treatment and my anti-aging therapy."

We wish him the very, very best. If you can't make it to sign the card this week or next, please feel free to email me a message and I will print it out for him.


See you on the dance floor!


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND GET THE DISCOUNT!

AERIALS WORKSHOP
SATURDAY, JULY 18TH, 12:00pm-2:00pm




Our June Aerials workshop was such a hit, all the students begged us to do another one right away. And loads of you called me, crying, that you couldn't make the June date, and wouldn't we please do another one soon. So here ya go! 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.



CLIP OF THE WEEK
JEAN VELOZ IN "GROOVIE MOVIE"



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:

We have a special night coming up at the Rhythm Club next Wednesday with the San Francisco swing band - Stompy Jones. This band was previously known as?

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:

Name two movies in which Jean Veloz was featured during the 1940s

ANSWER:

Swing Fever & Groovie Movie

WINNER:

Yves Magnier

*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.



CALLING ALL LEADERS!
TUESDAY CLASSES - TRACK & BALBOA

CALLING ALL FOLLOWERS!
THURSDAY CLASSES

Oy veh! Sometimes it works out perfectly, sometimes the dance stars just must be out of alignment. This month, it's cuckoo!

So... here's what we need (and, boy howdie, do we need it!): More leaders on Tuesday, and more followers on Thursday. Simple.

Please consider coming to class tonight and Thursday to join the fun (and stop the girls from weeping and the boys from pouting!)



NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN THIS SERIES

Especially you beginners, come along this Thursday, and we promise to review!

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!!!!)



START DATES FOR NEXT SERIES:
TUESDAYS: JULY 28
THURSDAYS: JULY 30

REGISTER FOR CLASSES HERE

CHECK FOR FUTURE START DATES HERE

REGISTER FOR LINDY BY THE SEA CLASSES HERE

JULY FEATURED CLASSES!

8:00 Featured Class - Lindy Strolls
9:00 Featured Class - Ongoing Balboa

Last night in class, the students came up with a great idea for our second Featured Class - The Lindy Strolls. Of course, your wish is our command.

The Lindy Strolls are used widely around the world, and every Lindy Hopper worth their shoes should be able to jump into the fray when the dancers get going.

We'll be teaching:

The Shim Sham

The Shim Sham originated by Leonard Reed and Willie Bryant as a tap dance in the late 1920's and adopted by Lindy Hoppers in the 1930's. The dance was greatly simplified by dropping all the taps (ask me to show you the tap version some time). Of all the Lindy Strolls, it is the most well-known and widely used, kept alive in great part to the recently departed Lindy great, Frankie Manning. It can be danced to any 32 bar structured swing song. See sample HERE on Youtube.

The Jitterbug Stroll

The Jitterbug Stroll is a swing line dance choreographed in 1992 by Ryan Francois, a Lindy Hop dancer and teacher from London. It is danced to swing music with 12 bar blues structure such as Woody Herman's "Woodchopper's Ball" or Steven Mitchell's "The Jitterbug Stroll", a modern song created for this choreography. See Marcus and Baerble lead a group in the Jitterbug Stroll HERE on Youtube.

Rusty's Rhythm Club Stomp

The Rhythm Club Stomp was introduced by Rusty Frank & Peter Flahiff in 2000. It is a one-chorus routine derived from the opening chorus number in the movie "Lady of Burlesque," featuring Barbara Stanwyck. Like the Shim Sham, it is a stroll and no partner is needed. Makes a great performance number and is fun to do at a dance (very easy to learn on the spot!) It can be danced to any 32 bar structured swing song. HERE'S the movie version! And HERE'S Rusty demonstrating it.


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UPCOMING SCHEDULE




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This Week's Celebrations


Amanda McCullough
Helen Vincent
Jean Gilbert
Judy Willis
Nancy Niparko
Raymond Manning
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




SPECIAL BIG BAND EVENING - MAXWELL DEMILLE'S ANNUAL 39TH BIRTHDAY PARTY
SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2009 AT THE CICADA CLUB

Dance to the music of Dean Mora's world famous 20-piece big band with favorites from the 1940's featuring vocalists Kayre Morrison Damon Kirsche and special guest RUSTY FRANK plus a fabulous floor show! OVIATT PENTHOUSE AFTER PARTY -- After the show, travel to the top of the Oviatt Building for an exclusive after party at the Art Deco Oviatt Penthouse. Music on the terrace by the Tip Top Trio plus a torrent of top talent and tunes! Tickets and info: http://clubcicada.com



ROYAL CROWN REVUE
HERMOSA BEACH, JULY 11TH

SPECIAL GUEST, LEE THORNBURG


One of the bands that was huge in the swing revival, Royal Crown Revue, will be playing right in our own backyard this coming weekend in Hermosa Beach.

Check it out here: http://www.myspace.com/royalcrownrevue

Many of us know the Royal Crown Revue drummer, Daniel Glass, who often plays at Rusty's Rhythm Club with his swing quartet, The Rhythm Club All-Stars.

   

AND... for those of you who love Cassie Miller, Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra canary, her husband, Lee Thornburg will be joining Royal Crown Revue in this show.


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!


JeanVeloz.com ~Simply put, Jean Veloz is one of the most inspiring dancers in our Lindy Hop world! At 85 years young, she is an amazing inspiration. You all have an opportunity to meet her at Rusty's Rhythm Club next week, July 15th.

Here's a chance to read about her life and see some pictures before you meet her face to face.

What a life!





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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