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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD 2009



HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MIRIAM NELSON!






Legendary choreographer Miriam Nelson celebrated her 90th birthday on Monday.

Rusty: Miriam, what is the secret to staying so "young"?

Miriam: Never sit down!



DON'T MISS THE NEWS BELOW


A NOTE FROM RUSTY
RSVP for our New Year's Dance on Facebook!
Dance-A-Thon's Kick Off Week
Miriam Nelson's 90th Birthday

WORKSHOPS
THIS Saturday! ~ September 26 "A Taste of Dance"
Mark your calendar

CLIP OF THE WEEK
Miriam Nelson & Johnny Coy

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

LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
NEW Beginner Series starts TOMORROW nite
Featured Class 1 - 1920's Partnered Charleston ROUTINE!
Featured Class 2 - Ongoing Balboa
Next Series begins Tuesday September 22, Thursday September 24
Info on current and upcoming classes


RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
This week: Big Band Nite - Ladd McIntosh Swing Orchestra
Next week: The Rhythm Club All-Stars
* * * Save the date: Sat. January 2nd 2010
        New Years Dance featuring Ladd McIntosh Check out our schedule of live music & special events

ADDED ATTRACTIONS
Lindy Cruise - Jump, Jive, and Sail!

COMMUNIQUE
Join Our Facebook Groups

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
DanceFun.com - our Lindy Cruise organizer


(So don't stop scrolling...)




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RSVP FOR NEW YEAR'S DANCE ON FACEBOOK!
LET'S GET THE BUZZ GOING

I'm so excited about our first ever New Year's Dance on Saturday, January 2nd, 2010.

This week I posted a Facebook Event for the dance.



Let's really generate some buzz about our dance by getting as many people RSVP-ing (as "yes" or "maybe") right away. If you have a chance, click HERE and RSVP.

Thanks loads!

Also, don't forget to get your tickets early, as I only have a limited number of tickets available because of our space limitation.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS AND FOR INFO ON THE DANCE



WORKSHOP THIS SATURDAY!

Are you the one who has to slink off the dance floor any time a Cha-Cha is played? Are you the one moping on the sidelines? Are you unable to join in our annual Holiday Polka??? If this sounds like you, we have just the thing!

Our Taste of Dance Workshop is THIS coming Saturday. We haven't done this workshop in three years... so it's definitely time. Don't miss out.

Remember, you can take the entire day of classes, or just pick and choose.

Click HERE to register!


24 HOUR CANCER DANCE-A-THON
INFO BOOTH AT RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB TONIGHT


RustyŐs Rhythm Club is proud to host a night of the 24 Hour Cancer Dance-A-Thon's Kick Off Week TONITE at our club. Click HERE.

The Dance-A-Thon team will be there to tell you all about this annual event to raise money for the City of Hope, to help you register, and to provide fundraising ideas. Hundreds of dancers, beginners to professionals, come out to support this fun 24-hour swing dance each year (and no, you donŐt have to be there all 24 hours.)

It would be great to have Rusty's Rhythm Club come out strong and represent at the Dance-A-Thon on March 13 & 14, 2010, so please register on Wednesday or at the Dance-A-Thon website http://www.danceathon.org.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY! MIRIAM NELSON


Miriam & Rusty performing on 42nd Street, NYC in 2008
and last week in Los Angeles at Miriam's Beverly Hills book signing.

My dear friend, and dance legend, Miriam Nelson had her 90th birthday this Monday. I can't believe it, neither can anyone who knows her, nor can she!

"Five, six, seven, eight!" Defines the life of actress, dancer, choreographer, and director Miriam Nelson.

Miriam's life reads like a 1930's musical. While still in her twenties, she appeared in six Broadway shows. On the day she moved to Los Angeles, Miriam ran into old friend Billy Daniels from New York who took her to lunch at Paramount. During lunch, Miriam ran into another New York friend, Paramount president Buddy de Sylva, who hired her on the spot for Lady in the Dark starring Ginger Rogers. Miriam has been dancing with the stars ever since!

Nelson has tapped and chassed with countless stars, including Julie Andrews, Ingrid Bergman, Doris Day, Judy Garland, Bette Davis, Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly, John Travolta and Billy Bob Thornton.

Miriam was there for the opening day at Disneyland - Walt Disney hired her to choreograph dance numbers around the Park, including the famous Golden Horseshoe Revue. Miriam's career spans both the famous and infamous eras of stage, screen, and television. Encouraged by friends and family to recall her special "behind the scenes" moments, Miriam sorted through memories, scrapbooks and mountains of photographs to enable readers to share the excitement and anticipation, the joy and the sorrow that chronicled her extraordinary life.

Fortunately, for those who love to dance and those who love to watch dance, Miriam Nelson remains an exciting part of the professional American dance scene.

Miriam's autobiography just came out, and she is now busy working on her one-woman show!

As she says, "Never sit down." Boy, she ain't kiddin'.

Happy Birthday!


See you on the dance floor!



SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR NEXT WORKSHOP
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2009

CLICK HERE FOR INFO AND REGISTRATION



OUR BIRTHDAY GIRL - MIRIAM NELSON

Before her career began as a choreographer, Miriam danced on Broadway and in movies. Here's a wonderful clip of her dancing with Johnny Coy.




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:
(No one answered last week's question for the free pass, so here we go again.)

Which famous dancer was the live action reference model for Disney's Snow White?

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:

Which famous dancer was the live action reference model for Disney's Snow White?

ANSWER:

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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.




CALLING ALL BEGINNERS!

SPREAD THE WORD ON SWING!

LET YOUR FRIENDS KNOW ABOUT OUR BEGINNER SERIES STARTING TOMORROW NIGHT

You are all definitely the best word out there for keeping our swing dance scene alive and kicking.

As we are starting a new four-week beginner series tomorrow night, I thought I would give you a little reminder to let everyone you know in on our fun world!

Go HERE for info on our classes.

THURSDAYS: JULY 2 REGISTER FOR CLASSES HERE




START DATES FOR NEXT SERIES:
TUESDAYS: SEPTEMBER 22
THURSDAYS: SEPTEMBER 24

REGISTER FOR CLASSES HERE

CHECK FOR FUTURE START DATES HERE

REGISTER FOR LINDY BY THE SEA CLASSES HERE


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TICKETS ON SALE NOW!



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This Week's Celebrations


Abigail Guardron
Brad Sjoblom
Paul Roberts
Ray Daugherty

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




THE LINDY CRUISE!

Don't forget that the registration deadline is fast approaching to joining us on this amazing event!

Click HERE. For Complete Travel Info, Dance Activities and Reservations:
866-DANCEFUN (866-326-2338) or 405-282-8989
Monday - Friday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Central Time



JOIN OUR FACEBOOK PAGES

I started these Facebook pages recently to give all of us a chance to network, to know what's going on, to set up carpools, post photographs, videos, etc.

"RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB FAN"

"LINDY BY THE SEA" FACEBOOK FAN CLUB GROUP


RSVP FOR RUSTY'S "NEW YEAR'S SWING DANCE" FACEBOOK EVENT

If you know you are, or think you are going to attend our gala Saturday, January 2, 2010 New Year's Swing Dance, let everyone know by RSVP-ing on our Facebook event page.



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





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!


Dancefun.com Here is the website of the folks making our cruise possible. Check out our cruise, past photos, and other cruises they offer.




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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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