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TUESDAY, JANUARY 19TH 2010


PICTURE OF THE WEEK
Dancing in the Rain (guess who!)

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Get a little inspiration

A QUICK NOTE FROM RUSTY
"Hop for Haiti" - Fundraiser 1/27/10

LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
Join our current series
January series:
~ Tuesdays, Orange & Featured Class "Collegiate Shag"
~ Thursdays, Level 1B, 2B, & 3


RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
January 20, 2010
Jumpin' Joz
See our 2010 Rhythm Club line-up

CLIP OF THE WEEK
That Power's Girl (Dancing in the rain!)

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

SWING SHIFT RHYTHM CLUB NEWS
"Fun & Philanthropy" -- Join our club

ADDED ATTRACTIONS
Balboa Rendezvous
USC Swing Club Starts today

SCRAPBOOKS
Some New Year's swing dance pics up!

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

LINK OF THE WEEK
Soles for Souls

and, don't forget...

JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUPS
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Rusty's New Year's Swing Dance





With our first big rain of 2010, I couldn't resist our favorite dancing in the rain guy - Gene Kelly.

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Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass,
It's about dancing in the rain.

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"HOP FOR HAITI - HOPE FOR HAITI"
FUNDRAISER NEXT WEDNESDAY, 1/27


When the devastating earthquake hit Haiti last week, I know all of us were just struck to the core. What could we do that could help? Something! Anything!

But it's always great to do something together... and that's when I came up with "Hop for Haiti - Hope for Haiti."

I picked Doctors Without Borders as the recipient, as they have such awesome experience in succeeding in helping people who have been hit by such disasters.

The response has been sensational to our "Hop for Haiti." Donations have already started coming in from people who can't attend our fundraiser next Wednesday, and volunteers have been knocking my door down.

SAVE YOUR MONEY FOR OUR SILENT AUCTION
DONATIONS FULLY TAX DEDUCTIBLE

We will have a terrific silent auction, full of great goodies. So you can get something AND your donation will go right to Doctors Without Borders!

IT'S NATIONWIDE - 8 "HOPS FOR HAITI" PLANNED

Yes, the word spread and we now have at least 8 other cities participating in the Hop for Haiti campaign:

Rusty's Rhythm Club, Playa Del Rey, California (1/27)
Strutters' Ball, Orange County (2/3)
Eastside Stomp, Seattle, Washington (1/26)
Chevy Chase Ballroom, Gottaswing, Washington DC (1/29)
Swing 46 - George Gee, New York, New York (1/26)
Gotta Swing, Charlotte, North Carolina (1/29)
Fatcat Ballroom, Phoenix, Arizona
Michigan TBA

I'll be sending out special updates separate from this newsletter. So stay tuned.

You can click HERE for current news.

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See you on the dance floor!







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

REGISTER FOR CLASSES HERE

CHECK FUTURE START DATES HERE

COLLEGIATE SHAG - WHAT IS IT?
OUR FEATURED CLASS TONIGHT

Did you happen to gain a pound or two over the holidays?

Did you get a little lethargic?

That's the reason why the students unanimously voted on Collegiate Shag as our first Featured Class of 2010 - it's the dance to really get you back in shape and have a great time doing it.

It starts tonight at 8:00.
AND IT'S FOR ALL LEVELS, BEGINNERS ON UP!

What is it? Collegiate Shag is an easy partner dance that originated in the 1930Ős and has a history similar to other jazz and swing era dances, such as the Charleston, Lindy Hop, and Balboa. The dance is known for its hopping basic step and high energy footwork that separates it from other forms of swing and other dances that use the ŇshagÓ name, such as Carolina Shag or St. Louis Shag. It's a great dance for fast music, and, in my opinion, one of the great opportunities to let the "goofy" in you get out!

Come join us for a ton of fun!

WATCH OUR CLIP

If you want to see what Collegiate Shag looks like, take a gander at our Clip of the Week.

REGISTER FOR YOUR CLASSES HERE!

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This Week's Celebrations

(including the week we were dark)

Alan Edmiaston
Jacqueline Lennon
Myron Ahn

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

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THAT POWERS GIRL

This clip features some top California Lindy Hoppers, including Dean Collins & Jewell McGowan. This clip takes place at an outdoor band, and the marquee stats "Today... Rain or Shine." They get rain, but, they are lindy hoppers, and, of course, they DANCE. So if those kids can dance in the rain, we can dance in a nice cozy room with the rain pitter patting outside. See ya tomorrow night!

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THIS WEEK'S CONTEST!!*
It's a new year ~ everyone play!

The first person to send us an email with the answer to the following wins a free pass to the Rhythm Club:*


QUIZ:

Which band is playing in our clip of the week?

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:

It is thought that Collegiate Shag came out of which earlier dance?

ANSWER:

The Flea Hop

WINNER:

Michael Crosby

*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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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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BALBOA RENDEZVOUS
April 8-11, 2010
San Diego and the Balboa Peninsula

Treat yourself to a unique Balboa Experience. This is, simply put, one of the best dance camps you can ever enjoy! The organizer, Joel Plys, does the most amazing job in bringing together top Balboa instructors, great bands, and a host of legendary old-timers, creating a one-of-a kind event. My advice, don't miss it!


If you are on the fence... watch this video of last year's event, and I guarantee, you'll start packing your shoes right now!
CLICK HERE TO WATCH HIGHLIGHTS OF BAL RENDEZVOUS 2009

LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE - this event is not over-sold...
Full details and registration on the website: www.2PlySwing.com

TIER EVENT PRICING AVAILABLE:
First 20 tickets sold out in 2 minutes
Next 40 tickets sold out in 23 minutes
Currently on TIER 3 Đ NEXT 80

DONŐT DELAY REGISTER TODAY AND SAVE $$$

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USC SWING DANCE CLUB STARTS TONIGHT!

I've been teaching at USC since 1999! And tonight we start a new 10 week series of classes. 5:00pm Beginners, 6:00 intermediate. If you know anyone who goes to school there or works on campus make sure to let them know!

CLICK HERE FOR INFO



All Scrapbooks! Click HERE



New Scrapbook of our New Year's Swing DanceHERE


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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Soles 4 Souls Sport Chalet is proud to partner with Soles4Souls. Bring your shoes in until Sunday, January 31. Here's the scoop:

Soles4Souls has a simple mission: To impact as many lives as possible with the gift of shoes.

Soles4Souls is a charity that collects shoes from the warehouses of footwear companies and the closets of people like you. The charity distributes these shoes free of charge to people in need, regardless of race, religion, class, or any other criteria. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has given away over 5.5 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes (currently donating one pair every 9 seconds.) The shoes have been distributed to people in over 125 countries, including Kenya, Thailand, Nepal and the United States.

Soles4Souls has been featured in Runner's World, Ladies' Home Journal, National Geographic's Green Guide and The New York Times. It has appeared on CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, BBC, CNN and thousands of regional news outlets across North America. Soles4Souls is a 501(c)(3) recognized by the IRS and donating parties are eligible for tax advantages.

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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.

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