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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH 2009


Come cheer on our "Charleston Class"
THIS Wednesday at Rusty's
when they perform their class routine.



"ON WITH THE CHARLESTON"

Enthusiasts ecstatically stamp to its syncopated measures, while others, equally in earnest, denounce it. But the controversy that is carried on everywhere concerning this latest mania has failed to stem its tide of popularity. America is "Charleston" mad.

~ 1925 Literary Digest



A NOTE FROM RUSTY
~ Thanks for your feedback on "New" Newsletter
~ An Evening with Legendary Miriam Nelson
~ Our "Lovely Assistants"

LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
Master Track - 2010
Last Series of 2009 Begins This Week:
~ Tuesday, November 17
        ~ 8:00 Featured Class "Hollywood Style"
        ~ 9:00 Featured Class "Intermediate Balboa"
~ Thursday, November 19
        ~ Level 1a, 2a, & 3

RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
~ This week: Big Band Nite - Ladd McIntosh Swing Orchestra
        Plus, performance by Charleston Class!
~ Next week: Jumpin' Joz
See our 2009 Rhythm Club line-up

NEW YEAR'S DANCE, JAN 2
~ Discounted Tickets Extended to end of Nov!
40% of the tickets already gone! Don't miss out!

SWING SHIFT RHYTHM CLUB NEWS
Volunteer at our Holiday Events at Senior Homes
"Fun & Philanthropy" -- Join our club

ADDED ATTRACTIONS
~ Jan 3-10 Lindy Cruise "Jump, Jive, and Sail!"
        Roommates Needed

CLIP OF THE WEEK
Hollywood Style Lindy with Dean Collins & The Girls

CONTEST OF THE WEEK
Answer first and win a ticket to Rusty's

LINK OF THE WEEK
Looking for a dress for our New Year's party, ladies?
Check out UniqueVintage's Sale

and, don't forget...

JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUPS
Rusty's Rhythm Club
Lindy By The Sea
Rusty's New Year's Swing Dance




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THANKS FOR YOUR FEEDBACK ON
"NEW" NEWSLETTER

I really appreciate your feedback on our "New" Newsletter. People love being able to look at it on their PDAs now and appreciated the "back to the top" feature after each section. Most of you said you like to have the class and club info right at the top, and then the fun stuff after (clip, quiz, link, etc). So I've done a little more tweaking this week.

I moved the picture and quote of the week back to the top, as I always thought it was neat to have a quick inspiration right at the get go, and that seemed to be fine with you.

But, do let me know if you have any other thoughts on the order and content. This newsletter is for you!

"To inform and inspire."

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AN EVENING WITH
90-YEAR OLD LEGEND MIRIAM NELSON
THIS WEEKEND ONLY!

My great friend, Miriam Nelson, decided it wasn't enough to live beautifully to 90, to have her autobiography published... she decided it was time to get on stage herself!

For years, Miriam has been choreographing numbers for television, movies, and nightclub acts, but now it's her turn, and you won't want to miss it!

I'll be at the Saturday night show, and it be wonderful to have a big group of dance fans.

Also, if you don't have a copy of her autobiography yet, "My Life Dancing With The Stars," you can get it there and have her sign it. The book is also available on my WEBSITE, as well as her instructional tap DVD "Play Piano Play". (You can see a preview of that here on YouTube.) Watch Miriam HERE from the 1940s.

I hope to see you at Miriam's show!

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THANKS TO OUR LOVELY ASSISTANTS!
MICHAEL D'ANGELO AND SALLY HOYT

We sure had a terrific Balboa Workshop yesterday with over 50 enthusiasts in attendance. Ron and I would again like to give a special thanks to Sally & Michael, who acted as our "Lovely Assistance" and allowed us to have two separate workshops at once, for beginners and intermediates. Everyone seemed to walk away pretty happy.

And, well done to our beginners! We all remember what it was like to learn that basic. Keep practicing and you'll soon be dancing to 250 beats per minute!

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See you on the dance floor!





MASTER TRACK - 2010
ONLY 12 SPOTS
ROOM FOR 6 LEADS 5 FOLLOWS

Ron and I are planning on having a Master Track class for January and February 2010. As this course is limited to 6 Leads and 6 Follows, please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to be in this next Master Track - EMAIL NOW.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This eight-week course, developed by Rusty Frank and Ron Campbell, is designed for people who want to bring their dancing to the next level. The focus of the program is on musicality, styling, and individual development. Class size is limited to twelve students, six leaders and six followers.*

Rusty and Ron work with each of the students individually and as a group in a series of exercises and challenges. The students are filmed each week, and the footage is studied as a group (in Lindy By The Sea's traditional upbeat, encouraging, and friendly environment) to examine individual areas of goals and progress. At the end of the eight week course, each student is presented with a DVD of their own dancing to track improvement and set goals for future development.

The class is held from 9-10pm on Tuesday nites, and will start on January 12th 2010. The total cost for all eight weeks of classes is $100/per student, including the personalized DVD.

*Students should be versed in the Lindy By The Sea curriculum prior to this joining this course (Levels 1-3 and at least half of the Track).

Letters from "Master Track" students:

Rusty/Ron,

I have been dancing in the Lindy scene for more than eight years and your Master's class is far and away the best class I've ever taken. I recommend this class to anyone who is serious about becoming a great dancer.

Thanks to both of you for making it such a success.

Scott Giordano


Hi Rusty & Ron,

I want to thank you for coming up with the "Master Track." I look forward to coming to class every week. I love music and I love to dance. I have a new appreciation for the music now and you have taught me how to dance. Yes dance, not just going from one move to the next, but having fun with the music and my dance partner. You have replaced that bored look on my dance partners face with a big smile. Thank you. Thank you.

Jerry Mancini

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LAST SERIES OF 2009!
REGISTER FOR YOUR CLASSES NOW

TUESDAY FEATURED CLASSES:
HOLLYWOOD STYLE AND INTERMEDIATE BALBOA

8:00pm Hollywood Style Lindy Hop was made popular out here in Southern California by prominent dancers, such as Dean Collins, Jewel McGowan, Hal Takier, Jean Veloz, Chuck Saggau, and Irene Thomas. In this series we will be focusing on many of those moves that they popularized. See our Clip of the Week for Dean Collins. (Level 3 and up)

9:00pm Our Intermediate Balboa class is open to anyone who is comfortable with Balboa basics. This will probably be the last month we use this time slot for Balboa, as we are planning on having the Master Track in January-February 2010.

THURSDAY BEGINNER CLASSES
A NOTE ON THE SCHEDULE

For those signing up for the Thursday classes, just a note: We start THIS Thursday, but take next Thursday off for Thanksgiving, and then finish our final three classes (see the dates below)



START DATES FOR NEXT SERIES:
TUESDAYS: NOVEMBER 17
THURSDAYS: NOVEMBER 19

REGISTER FOR CLASSES HERE

CHECK FOR FUTURE START DATES 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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1920's CHARLESTON CLASS
PERFORMS THIS WEDNESDAY AT CLUB!

Come cheer them on!

For the past two months, a group of enthusiastic students have been learning, practicing, and having a great time with an original Rusty & Ron 1920's Charleston Routine.

They are so excited (read "nervous") about performing it at the club this Wednesday. So remember to cheer loudly and tell them how great they did! Most of them have never performed before.Some of the students have only been dancing swing for a few months, others for a few years. We think they did GREAT!

The performance will be during the Ladd McIntosh Swing Orchestra break, sometime between 9:30-10:00.

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This Week's Celebrations


Aki Ishida
Cathryn Sayre
Elaine Roark
Steve Varma
If it's your birthday this week, just let us know
so you can get your birthday dance!

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40% OF THE TICKETS GONE!

GREAT NEWS ~ $30 TICKETS AVAILABLE
UNTIL END OF NOVEMBER
PRICE GOES UP ON DECEMBER 1ST!

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR TICKETS

REMEMBER... THE DANCE IS SATURDAY, JANUARY 2ND!



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



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.

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Swing Volunteers Needed For Holiday Dance Programs

Hello, Everyone,

The Swing Shift Rhythm Club is requesting your participation in bringing some holiday cheer to the many people at our local retirement homes this holiday season. We would like any available dancers to show up and JUST DANCE for an hour or so; no other commitment required.

Here's the dates (Saturdays) & places: (usually 2:00 -3:00 in the afternoon; addresses, etc. will be provided)

November 21 Bellagio Manor Assisted Living, Long Beach

December 5 Downey Retirement Center, Downey

December 12 Westwood Horizons, Westwood

December 19 Harbor Terrace, San Pedro

Please join in for one, two, three or all four dates! RSVP dancinreet@gmail.com

Please dress vintage, if possible; the residents really appreciate it

Thanks so much, Rita dancinreet@gmail.com 562-439-4382

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HOW TO JOIN THE CLUB:

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

"Fun & Philanthropy"

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THE LINDY CRUISE!
JANUARY 3-10, 2010

MEXICAN RIVIERIA

There is still room to join us on this wonderful dance cruise!

Click HERE.

For Complete Travel Info, Dance Activities and Reservations:

866-DANCEFUN (866-326-2338) or 405-282-8989

Jump, Jive, and Sail !! -- UPDATE

ROOMMATES NEEDED

We have a gal that wants to book - but needs a roommate. Call DanceFun today if you would like to go. 866-326-2338. When we mention this, usually more than one calls. Guys too, if interested call today - a roommate may be looking for you !

GREAT DANCE EXCURSION

Extra - We have a special Dance Excursion with our instructors in Puetro Vallarta ! Our package includes transportation and Dance Party. Also available are horseback riding, zip-lines, tequila factory, swimming, great food and drink and more -- all in a beautiful jungle setting. This will be a cool highlight of our cruise !

Come join us for a great cruise and dance experience ! See Past Cruise Pictures

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HOLLYWOOD STYLE LINDY HOP
WITH DEAN COLLINS & THE GIRLS

Learn hot to dance like this in our "Hollywood Style" class tomorrow night!

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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 was Dean Collin's real 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:

Arguably one of the most famous swing songs ever is "In The Mood." But the main theme was from a much earlier song. Name that song.

ANSWER:

Tar Paper Stomp

WINNER:

Scott Giordano

*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.

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Unique Vintage Here's a local shop that carries loads and loads of reproduction vintage clothing for women. If you are still looking for the perfect outfit for our New Year's Swing Dance on January 2nd, this just might be the ticket.









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JOIN OUR FACEBOOK PAGES

I started these Facebook pages 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.

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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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http://rustyfrank.com/maillist/mail-list.asp

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