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TUESDAY, JULY 28TH 2009




Dina Bennett & Mark Tortorici, song birds for the Ladd McIntosh Swing Orhestra at Rusty's Rhyth Club THIS Wednesday for our "Welcome Camp Hollywood" dance!

photo: Jean Tsai


""We do not always dance because we are happy. But we dance and cannot help but become happy""

~ anonymous



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A NOTE FROM RUSTY
FREE Dance Classes ~ "Bring A Buddy" Month
Welcome Camp Hollywood at Rusty's with Ladd McIntosh!

WORKSHOPS
Rusty Tap Workshop! ~ August 15
Aerials Workshop Saturday ~ August 16
Mark your calendar

CLIP OF THE WEEK
The Hollywood Jitterbugs

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

LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
Bring A Buddy Month starts next week
Featured Class 1 - Lindy Charleston Variations
Featured Class 2 - Ongoing Balboa
Next Series begins Tuesday, July 28, and Thursday, July 30
Info on current and upcoming classes


RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
This week: Big Band Nite with Ladd McIntosh
Next week: Neil Morrow
        Friends & Family Nite! Bring a new guest for FREE
        7:30 Beginner lesson
Check out our schedule of live music & special events

ADDED ATTRACTIONS
Jean Veloz & Dean Collins Workshop in Santa Barbara 8/22
Polliwog Park Swing Dance 8/23

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

SCRAPBOOKS
Aerials Workshop & Stompy Jones & 4th of July pics up
Follow all our swingin' activities

PRIVATE LESSONS WITH RUSTY
Special on Private Lessons with Rusty

LINK OF THE WEEK
CAMP HOLLYWOOD
If you can't attend the whole thing, go to the evening dances!


(So don't stop scrolling...)




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BRING A BUDDY MONTH

It's been over two years since our last "Bring A Buddy" Month. What way to bring a bit more fun into your friends and families lives than by personally escorting them to their first swing dance class?

FREE CLASSES FOR YOU!

Here's the lowdown:

It's called "Bring A Buddy" Month, and you get to come take the series for FREE when you bring a buddy to Level 1 on July 30th. *Free Classes apply to current/former Lindy By The Sea students

They'll love you for it! Think of it, you'll be bringing dance, music, friends, exercise, and joy into their lives.

So start beating those drums, and let everyone know about our Bring A Buddy Month.


WELCOME CAMP HOLLYWOOD DANCE
RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB

This Wednesday is that once a year special night! The night before Camp Hollywood begins, and the night the out of towners begin pouring in. We're gonna welcome them all with one of the world's greatest swing orchestras ~ Ladd McIntosh!

Every year, dancers come in from around the world, so we'll have a chance to welcome them with our West Side dancing feet!


See you on the dance floor!


RUSTY'S TAP WORKSHOP THROUGH THE CITY OF EL SEGUNDO
SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 2009

For you tap dancers (and wanna-be's) out there, I'm doing a one-off workshop through the City of El Segundo next month.

It's a three parter:

1. A total Beginner Tap Routine (Zig Zag)
2. Tap Galore historic clips
3. Beginner-Intermediate Tap Routine class (Revenge of the Shim Sham)

If you are interested, contact the city, at 310 524 2700.


AERIALS WORKSHOP
SUNDAY, AUGUST 16TH
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

REGISTER ONLINE AND GET THE DISCOUNT!
CLICK HERE

With the dancers clamoring for more, we just couldn't resist offering yet another Aerials Workshop! So mark your calendars right now, grab your partner, and in the air you go.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

We'll be warming up with a simple lift to build on timing (the foundation of all aerials) ~ "Side Cars." Our big aerial this go 'round will be the "Bocker" (aka "Knickerbocker").

For all the information and registration, click HERE.

LOOKING FOR A PARTNER FOR THE WORKSHOP?

Ask your fellow students, dancing friends, or email us and we'll see what we can do to find you one. Currently there is a guy looking for a partner.

PLEASE SHOW UP TO THE WORKSHOP 18 MINUTES EARLY (11:42am)
SO WE CAN ALL START ON TIME

We're really looking forward to this workshop!!!

See you there!

Take a look below for all the details.





CLIP OF THE WEEK
HOLLYWOOD JITTERBUGS 1998
SEE THE "KNICKERBOCKER" AERIAL

For those of you considering our Aerials Workshop on Sunday, August 16th, we thought you might like to see the big move we'll be teaching. Take a look this clip at about :16 in, and you'll see the Knickerbocker -- our big Aerial move. (Sorry about the pole right in front of the couple, but we think you'll get the picture.)

Here's another clip with The Knickerbocker at 2:42. Early Erik & Sylvia!



THIS WEEK'S CONTEST!!*

REPEAT

Now new winner got it... so try!

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 Billie Holidays' nickname and her birth name?

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 members of Stompy Jones & what they play

ANSWER:

Little David Rose's stand-up bass
Lee Beary - drums
Scott Lawrence - piano
Robert Dehlinger - trumpet
Erv Ervin on the saxophone
Christopher Binnings' vocals

WINNER:

Jeff Guevara

*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: JULY 28
THURSDAYS: JULY 30

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


Brad Berlin
Rachel Artenian
Terry Fuller
Tracy Zemansky
Wade Leinen
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




JEAN VELOZ & DEAN COLLINS WORKSHOP IN SANTA BARBARA
SATURDAY, AUGUST 22ND, 2009


SAVE THE DATE, AUGUST 23RD, POLLIWOG PARK
SWING DANCE, 5 pm - 7 pm

We're back! Swing Dancing at Polliwog Park to Flat Top Tom. It's been a few years since we've been out en masse for the Polliwog summer concert series. But we're back this year. So mark it down in your calendar. 5 pm -7 pm. More information here.


HOW TO JOIN THE CLUB:

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



All Scrapbooks! Click HERE



New Scrapbook of July's Aerial's WorkshopHERE

New Scrapbook of Stompy Jones & Jean Veloz at Rusty's Rhythm Club HERE

New Scrapbook of 4th of July Parade HERE



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!


Camp Hollywood, arguably one of the greatest swing dance camps world-wide is THIS weekend, and right in our own back yard. If you can't make it to the entire weekend, why not consider going to one or more of the dances, or check out the amazing swing dance shop there. You'll meet dancers from around the country and around the world. It's truly not to be missed.





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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!

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