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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH 2009


PICTURE OF THE WEEK
Happy Thanksgiving

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Get a little inspiration

A NOTE FROM RUSTY
What I'm thankful for: Dance, Music, and You!
Oh boy, see you this Wednesday at Rusty's (it's not a schoolnite)
Need dancing? Can't afford it? I'll help!

LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
No class this Thursday (Thanksgiving)
Last Series of 2009 Not too late to join:
~ Tuesdays,
        ~ 8:00 Featured Class "Hollywood Style"
        ~ 9:00 Featured Class "Intermediate Balboa"
~ Thursdays
        ~ Level 1a, 2a, & 3


RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
~ This week: Jumpin' Joz $12
~ Next week: Big Band Nite with Geo Valle Swing City $15
        Friends & Family Nite! Bring a new guest for FREE
        7:30 Beginner lesson
See our 2009 Rhythm Club line-up

NEW YEAR'S DANCE, JAN 2
Get your $30 Ticket before Dec. 1st
60% of the tickets already gone! Don't miss out!
Get your tix now

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
Lindy Hop & Gene Kelly

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

LINK OF THE WEEK
San Diego New Years Event - more dancing for you!

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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We look at the dance to impart the sensation of living in an affirmation of life, to energize the spectator into keener awareness of the vigor, the mystery, the humor, the variety, and the wonder of life. This is the function of the American dance.

~ Martha Graham

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~ WHAT I'M THANKFUL FOR ~
DANCE, MUSIC, AND YOU!

Wow! What a year this has been! Shall we say "challenging"?

But, you know what... somehow my spirits are still up. I know why. It's dance, music, and you. That magical combination keeps me happy and positive.

Here's how it works:

Every time I step into a dance, that music hits me first. One good song and I'm already soaring. Then I look around the room and see all the smiling faces, and people dancing together, and my soul soars. Then, I step out on the floor and have a dance myself... and that's it! I'm flying!

I'm determined to make it through this crash... and I'm determined to keep this dancing going.

So I thank you all, dancers and musicians for keeping us all going through this "challenging" time.

My best wishes to all of you.

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WHAT'S GREAT ABOUT THANKSGIVING?
IT'S THURSDAY, SO I GET TO SEE A WHOLE BUNCH MORE OF YOU THIS WEDNESDAY!

Hey! It's not a school nite... so you can stay up late. Whoopee!

See ya tomorrow nite at Rusty's Rhythm Club... let's celebrate our dance thanksgiving together!

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LOST YOUR JOB? TOOK A PAY CUT?
DON'T BE A STRANGER!
WE'LL WORK SOMETHING OUT FOR YOU

Every now and again, people just disappear from our scene who have been regular dancers. I wonder why. Did they get married, did they move, or did they suffer some financial hit.

If it's economics, please know that you are always welcome. Don't stay away. We can work something out! Here's some options:

~ I am happy to work out trades... you could sit at the door for a bit at the Rhythm Club in exchange for the dance that night.

~ Find me at the Rhythm Club, and just pay what you can.

~ I'll give you some Rhythm Club passes until this era blows over for you.

I know that dancing really helps in hard times. So don't be a stranger! We'll work it out to meet your needs.

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See you on the dance floor!





REMEMBER, NO CLASS THIS THURSDAY!
SEE YOU NEXT WEEK



LAST SERIES OF 2009!
NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN

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

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This Week's Celebrations


Bill Nye
Helen Carabez
Julie Bisceglia
Lisa Fink
If it's your birthday this week, just let us know
so you can get your birthday dance!

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60% 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)

    December 5 ~ Downey Retirement Center, Downey

    December 12 ~ Westwood Horizons, Westwood
    The Charleston Class is going to perform at this one!

    December 19 ~ Harbor Terrace, San Pedro

Please join in for one, two, or all three 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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LINDY HOP & GENE KELLY

A couple of weeks ago I featured Fred Astaire in our Clip of the Week, and Jessica (our lovely lady at Rusty's door) made clear in no uncertain terms that I needed to give equal time to Gene Kelly. So.... I happened to be watching that super fun movie, "Summer Stock," featuring Judy Garland and Gene Kelly in which they become surrounded by Lindy Hoppers at the barn dance. Enjoy!

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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:

Judy Garland & Gene Kelly appear in our Clip of the Week from the 1950 film, "Summer Stock." However, this was not their first appearance together. Name the movie.

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:

What was Dean Collin's real name?

ANSWER:

Soloman Ruddosky

WINNER:

Irene Frankel

*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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New Year's in San Diego For those of you who still need more to do on your New Year's weekend, check out the events of this San Diego weekend put on by the amazing Joel Plys.

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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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* 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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