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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8TH 2009


PICTURE OF THE WEEK
Lionel Hampton, Swing Vibraphonist

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Get a little inspiration

A NOTE FROM RUSTY
"A Swing Dance Season For Sharing"
Our Holiday Fundraiser for the Good Sheperd Shelter
Do a good deed with your dancing this Saturday
Looking for the perfect Holiday gift? Give the gift of dance!

LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
Next Series 2010 ~ Jan 12 & 14
Current Series:
~ Tuesdays,
        ~ 8:00 Featured Class "Hollywood Style"
        ~ 9:00 Featured Class "Intermediate Balboa"
~ Thursdays
        ~ Level 1a, 2a, & 3


RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
Only two more dances this year!
Speaking of the swing vibraphone....
~ This week: Tim Gill Quintet Debut! $12
~ Next week: Last Dance of Year - Holiday Party, Dress Tropical! $15
See our 2009 Rhythm Club line-up

NEW YEAR'S DANCE, JAN 2
Get your $35 Ticket before Dec. 20th
85% sold out! Don't miss this first time event!
Get your tix now

SWING SHIFT RHYTHM CLUB NEWS
Give the gift of dance... we need dancers!
Volunteer at our Holiday Events at Senior Homes
"Fun & Philanthropy" -- Join our club

ADDED ATTRACTIONS
Jan 3-10 Lindy Cruise "Jump, Jive, and Sail!"
NY Times Article - Choreographer helps man with Cerebral Palsy

CLIP OF THE WEEK
Lionel Hampton - Legendary Swing Vibraphonist

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

COMMUNIQUE
Need dancing? Can't afford it? We'll work it out!

LINK OF THE WEEK
On Tap

and, don't forget...

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





Lionel Hampton
Swing Vibraphonist*

*For only the second time in Rusty's Rhythm Club history, we're having a swing vibraphonist this week. Hope to see you there!

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"[Jazz] went from the classics to ragtime to Dixieland to swing to bebop to cool jazz, . . . But it's always jazz. You can put a new dress on her, a new hat, but no matter what kind of clothes you put on her, she's the same old broad."

~ Lionel Hampton

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OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER FOR THOSE IN NEED




WHAT DO I DO IF...
I LIVE OUT OF TOWN AND WANT TO DONATE?

For those of you out-of-towners, why not mail in a gift card or check (payable to "The Good Shepherd Shelter") to:

Swing Dance Season for Sharing
c/o Rusty Frank
225 Whiting Street
El Segundo, CA 90245

OR THROUGH PAYPAL HERE


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NOTORIOUSLY...
GENEROUS

A Note from Rusty

One aspects that makes me most proud to be part of the swing dance community is its notoriety for generosity!

Every time the call goes out for help, swing dancers are among the first to run forward. We've done so many successful fundraisers over the past years that have proven that we are a most giving crowd.*

In 2007, one of our local dancers, Captain Fun (Cathryn Sayre) came up with our now annual Holiday fundraiser idea -- gift cards for the women at the Good Shepherd Shelter right here in Los Angeles. Mark Barclay made the beautiful flyer above. What a great group we have!

Let's see what we can do to help make this holiday season a little brighter for those less fortunate.

Thank you all again for making me proud to be a swing dancer!

Rusty Frank



READ A LETTER FROM THE SHELTER
THANK YOU FOR LAST YEAR'S GIFT CARDS

*You can read about some of our past fundraisers:

Tsunami Relief
Katrina Relief
Fire Relief
Fayard Nicholas Fund
Pops Fund
Operation Dance)

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DO A GOOD DEED WITH DANCING
THIS SATURDAY
AND CHEER ON YOUR CHARLESTON CLASS

Come along and cheer on The Charleston Class as they perform their 1920's routine this Saturday at the Westwood Horizons.

All the information is here: SWING SHIFT RHYTHM CLUB NEWS

You can watch their routine HERE

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LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT?
GIVE THE GIFT OF DANCE

It's that time of year, the holidays have snuck up on you, and you're desperately thinking of perfect holiday gifts. Here's some ideas!

SOME GREAT DANCE GIFT IDEAS AT



- SERIES OF SWING DANCE CLASSES
AT LINDY BY THE SEA

- A PRIVATE LESSON WITH RUSTY

- PASS(ES) TO THE RHYTHM CLUB

- INSTRUCTIONAL LINDY & TAP DVD(S)

- SWING MUSIC CD(S)

For dance lessons and Rhythm Club passes, contact me by phone 310.606-5606 or email info@rustyfrank.com

Take a look at all the great dance items in my Shop. Make sure to give us plenty of time for shipping.

See you on the dance floor!







START DATES FOR NEXT SERIES:
TUESDAYS: JANUARY 12
THURSDAYS: JANUARY 14

REGISTER FOR CLASSES HERE

CHECK FOR FUTURE START DATES HERE

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SPEAKING OF VIBRAPHONISTS!

This Wednesday we have a special treat at Rusty's Rhythm Club, a swing vibraphonist! In the 11 year history of our club, there has only been a vibraphonist there once. So make sure not to miss this rare opportunity to hear one of the truly great swing instruments in action.

THE DAY I SAW LIONEL HAMPTON LIVE

One of the most amazing things that every happened to me (musically speaking), was while I was in Miami, Florida for "Art Deco Days," some years ago. I was just meandering up the street, when I heard some swing music. I followed the swingin' strains, until there he was, as big as life, Lionel Hampton! He was giving an outdoor concert. I'll never forget that day!

BE PROUD TO SAY: "I SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC!"

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This Week's Celebrations


Emily Callahan
Linda Cowan

If it's your birthday this week, just let us know
so you can get your birthday dance!

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85% OF THE TICKETS GONE!

~ $35 TICKETS AVAILABLE
PRICE GOES UP ON DECEMBER 20th!

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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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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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 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

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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ANOTHER GREAT NY TIMES ARTICLE
FOR YOUR READING PLEASURE


Steven Smith sent over this amazing story about what dance can do for the human body. The article is about a choreographer who has worked with and created a dance piece for a man with cerebral palsy. Truly inspiring.

Read it HERE.


LIONEL HAMPTON - LEGENDARY SWING VIBRAPHONIST!

Watch Lionel Hampton and his band perform Flying Home Broadcast on American Television in 1957. The name of the show is in the intro to the video and stars Patti Page.

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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:

When and where was Lionel Hampton born?

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:

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.

ANSWER:

For Me and My Gal, 1942

WINNER:

Elisa Richter

*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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On Tap! This is Rusty's shop in which she carries dance CDs, DVDs, and books. Who knows, you might find some great holiday gifts there. Discounts when buying in bulk.

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

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