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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19TH 2009




1920's Charleston
Our next Featured Class ~ Partnered 1920's Charleston (Tuesday 8:00)



""The real reason I dance is because I want to explode."

~ Bill Evans



DON'T MISS THE NEWS BELOW


A NOTE FROM RUSTY
Santa Barbara Road trip is a Go! Join us for the Jean Veloz Workshop
Polliwog Park swing dance THIS Sunday 5-7pm
Special Nites at Rusty's Rhythm Club ~ August 12 & September 2

WORKSHOPS
Save The Date ~ September 26 "A Taste of Dance"
Mark your calendar

CLIP OF THE WEEK
1920's Charleston

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

LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
Featured Class 1 - 1920's Partnered Charleston Variations
Featured Class 2 - Ongoing Balboa
Next Series begins Tuesday August 25, Thursday August 27
Info on current and upcoming classes


RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
This week: Rhythm Club Debut - Big Lucky
Next week: Big Band Nite - Fabulous Esquires
Save the Date: September 2nd ~ Steve Lucky
Check out our schedule of live music & special events

ADDED ATTRACTIONS
Laughlin Swing Camp

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
TheRadio.com


(So don't stop scrolling...)




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JEAN VELOZ & DEAN COLLINS SANTA BARBARA WORKSHOP
ROAD TRIP IS A GO! WON'T YOU COME ALONG

*Photo by Lois Haymes.

We've already got one carload of us going up THIS Saturday for the Jean Veloz and Dean Collins workshop and dance. It's gonna be a great day... hint hint hint ... come along and join us. Let's get a bunch of carloads! What a fun day it'll be. First the workshop with Jean Veloz herself and Jonathan Bixby (and yours truly), then we'll go out for dinner, and then the evening dance.

You've just got to see this ballroom. It's old and beautiful. AND it's got the most amazing sprung dance floor you've ever seen or felt. I can't explain it, you've just got to experience it.

AND, if you don't have your own personally signed by the gorgeous Jean DVD, here's a chance to pick one up and get her to sign it with her silver pen.

Santa Barbara is one of the most beautiful cities in the United States (world?), and it's only a short drive from our Los Angeles home. Legendary swing goddess, Jean Veloz, and I will be heading up there for a Jean Veloz & Dean Collins workshop on Saturday, August 22nd. The fabulous Jonathan Bixby will be partnering. He studied with Dean Collins! So here's your chance to get a direct ink to history with these two great dancers. And of course, round out the afternoon with their Saturday night swing dance.

Here's the info:

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


IT'S THIS SUNDAY, AUGUST 23RD, POLLIWOG PARK
GIO AND I WILL ON HAND TEACHING A BEGINNER CLASS DURING THE BAND BREAK
SWING DANCE, 5 pm - 7 pm

We're back! Swing Dancing at Polliwog Park to Flat Top Tom. One of our BIGGEST chances to show the South Bay what we're up to and welcome more people into our swing dance scene. There's ample room to dance right in front of the band, while about a thousand picnicers enjoy the view and get enticed by our happy feet and radiant faces!

Gio and I will be teaching a basic class during the band break, and you can help us out!

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.


SEPTEMBER 2ND ~ STEVE LUCKY, FROM SAN FRANCISCO!
RHYTHM CLUB DEBUT!





See you on the dance floor!




CLIP OF THE WEEK
1920'S CHARLESTON

Here's a fun montage of vintage 1920's Charleston. Join our Featured Class in 1920's Partnered Charleston.




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:*


QUIZ:

What is this week's Rhythm Club bandleader's name? (The band is Big Lucky)

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:

According to his bio, how old is this week's bandleader, Tim Gill?

ANSWER:

25

WINNER:

Mark Velarde

*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: AUGUST 25
THURSDAYS: AUGUST 27

REGISTER FOR CLASSES HERE

CHECK FOR FUTURE START DATES HERE

REGISTER FOR LINDY BY THE SEA CLASSES HERE




DANCE CLASSES! WHAT A BARGAIN!



SECOND CLASS ON SAME DAY 1/2 PRICE!

Did you know that any second class taken on the same day is 1/2 price? That's right. We put that discount there so that you could repeat classes and get great dance skills.

STUDENT & SENIOR DISCOUNTS

Yes, we do offer Student & Senior discounts. One series, which is normally $40, is only $36! Often asked: What is a Senior? 65 and up. (If you need a little discount, you're on a tight budget... we'll let you come in under the discount.)

TUESDAY PEOPLE TAKE ANY THURSDAY SERIES FOR $10

Yes, you read right! Tuesday students may retake any Thursday series for only $10 for the entire 4-weeks. We like to encourage our intermediate and advanced students to come back to Thursdays, whether it be to review their basics or learn "the other side" (lead or follow).

PRE-REGISTRATION DISCOUNT!
SAVE 10% ON ALL YOUR CLASSES -- IT CAN REALLY ADD UP!

We have pre-registration discounts of 10% on the website. So you can register with your Quick Stop Card, or right on our site "easy peasy lemon squeezy". Go HERE. Remember, pre-register for class(es), you'll get a 10% discount off the normal prices. You can pre-register over the phone (310 606 5606), by check, or on-line We hope that you'll enjoy taking advantage of this new offer...

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This Week's Celebrations


Cheryll Lynn
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




LAUGHLIN SWING CAMP
SATURDAY, AUGUST 15TH, 2009



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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!


TheRadio.com is another wonderful website where you can make your own radio station.




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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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