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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22TH 2010


PICTURE OF THE WEEK

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

A NOTE FROM RUSTY
It's my birthday - with The Jive Aces!
What I learned about dance from an 11-year old
My dad's home from the hospital

LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
Current series:
~ Tuesdays Intermediate & Charleston Variations
~ Thursdays, Level 1AB, 2A, & 3

New Master Track starts March 9th -- room for 1 leader

RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
What Darrell says about the Jives!
    02-24 Jive Aces from UK and Rusty's B-Day, $15
    03-03 Friends & Family Nite - Jumpin' Joz, $12
    03-10 Tim Gill Quintet, $12
    03-17 St Paddy's! Live Music TBA
    03-24 Rusty's 12-Year Annivesary Bash with NYC George Gee! $15
See our 2010 Rhythm Club line-up

CLIP OF THE WEEK
Jive Aces!

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

SWING SHIFT RHYTHM CLUB NEWS
New Dates - 02-20 & 03-13
"Fun & Philanthropy" -- Join our club

HOP FOR HAITI UPDATE
Over $26,600 raised so far!

ADDED ATTRACTIONS
Dance-A-Thon

SCRAPBOOKS
See our pics here

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

LINK OF THE WEEK
JiveAces.com

and, don't forget...

JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUPS
Rusty's Rhythm Club
Lindy By The Sea




Jive Aces play for Rusty's B-Day THIS Wednesday!

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"Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals."

~Charles Baudelaire

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IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!
AND I'LL DANCE IF I WANT TO!

WITH THE JIVE ACES!
THIS WEDNESDAY

Okay, I guess there are benefits of running your own swing dance club, eh! And sometimes you just get really lucky. Boy, oh boy, did I get lucky for my B-Day dance this Wednesday getting Britain's premier swing band - THE JIVES ACES!

I've known the boys since 1996, when I first began performing Lindy Hop in the UK. We've been great pals ever since. I even laid down the taps on their recording of "Singin' In The Rain."

We always have a great time when they're in town, as they are just the most fun guys you can imagine, making friends wherever they go.

See ya all THIS Wednesday!!!

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WHAT I LEARNED FROM BECCA
AND SHE'S ONLY ELEVEN YEARS OLD


Becca with Rusty & Gio a few years ago when she was 8 years old

We have a new regular at Rusty's Rhythm Club, she's 11 years old, and her name is Becca. And without exception, this kid gets more dances than anyone out there. I was watching her last Wednesday, and I was so taken how she fearlessly gets those dances. She just marches up to leader after leader with a big, glowing smile on her face and asks the guys to dance. They are all levels from beginners to super advanced, and she just thoroughly enjoys every single dance.

At the end of the night, she ran up to me exclaiming, "I danced 31 dances!!"

So, ladies and gentlemen, let's all learn a little something from Becca -- dance dance dance with that great big smile on your face!

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MY DAD IS HOME!

A lot of people having been asking about my dad, and, I am so happy to say, that he came home on Valentines Day. He's slowly getting back his strength, and he couldn't be happier to be home.

Thanks again for all your care and concern.

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See you on the dance floor!







MARCH MASTER TRACK
ROOM FOR 1 LEADER!

The next Master Track class is set for March and April 2010. There is only 1 leader spot open. 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 March 9th 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).


START DATES FOR THE NEXT SERIES:
TUESDAYS: MARCH 9
THURSDAYS: MARCH 11

REGISTER FOR CLASSES HERE

CHECK FUTURE START DATES HERE

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SPECIAL EVENTS!



02-24 JIVE ACES PLAY FOR MY B-DAY DANCE

Sometimes a girl just get lucky -- and, boy howdy, did I get lucky this year with the Jive Aces being in town right at the time of my birthday. As they are simply one of the liveliest and most entertaining bands on planet earth, I guess I can pretty much be guaranteed a grand birthday dance. And, you'll have a GREAT time, too!

03-24 RUSTY'S 12-YEAR ANNIVERSARY
WITH GEORGE GEE FROM THE BIG APPLE

Hard to believe yet another dancing year has gone by and this is the 12-Year Anniversary of Rusty's Rhythm Club. But, yes indeed, it is! And we hit the jackpot with this one... we got George Gee all the way from the Big Apple. This is not to be missed! Mark your calendars right now and let's all celebrate together.

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This Week's Celebrations


Alexey Ravichev
Debbie Perry
Ernie Vargas
LisaAnne Spies
Michelle (Jolly) Jolly
Rudy Hall
Rusty Frank
If it's your birthday this week, just let us know
so you can get your birthday dance!

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

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JIVE ACES IN RUSSIA!

After you watch this one, take a little search for yourself on Youtube, and there you'll find hours of great Jive Aces' clips!

Here're some more clips for thos with a little extra time!

Boogie Woogie
GI Jive
Singin' In The Rain (with Rusty on taps!)

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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:

What year did the Jive Aces play their first concert?

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:

Wednesday (Feb 24), we've got a great band from the UK for Rusty's. Name all the Jive Aces and which instruments they play!

ANSWER:

Ian Clarkson Vocals & Trumpet
Ken Smith Double Bass
Vince Hurley Piano
Peter Howell Drums
John Fordham Saxophone
Alex Douglas Trombone

WINNER:

Teresa London

*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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UPCOMING EVENTS

EMAIL RITA IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING!

Hello Hoppers (Lindy, that is):

We have 2 dates to dance:

February 20, 2:30
Alamitos Belmont Rehabilitation
Long Beach

March 13, 2:00
Lomita Care Center
Lomita

I am attempting to contact Mary Crest in Culver City for April.

Rita

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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HOP FOR HAITI UPDATE
OVER $26,655.05 RAISED, MORE COMING IN

The Hop For Haitis are still in the pipeline, but we're already up to over $26,000. With four more Hops, I feel certain that we'll break $30,000!

If you still would like to contribute to our Hop for Haiti campaign, CLICK HERE.

READ MORE ON OUR WEBSITE

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DANCE-A-THON
MARCH 13-14, 2010

The Dance-A-Thon is a 24 hour swing dance that takes place in Orange County, California. The mission: to raise as much money as possible to help fund cancer research and treatment at City of Hope Hospital. All of the participants, board members, bands, teachers, DJs, and performers are unpaid volunteers. The 2010 Dance-A-Thon will take place March 13-14 from noon to noon. Please use this website to participate or donate.

The 24 Hour Cancer Dance-a-Thon has an full lineup of events planned throughout the 24hour period. The Dance-a-Thon has fun contests, like the annual Shirt Cutting Content, always a crowd favorite, and the boogie steps relay. Also plan on dance performances, dance instruction, continental breakfasts, group Photo commemorating the event and many more fun events yet to be scheduled this year. You are allowed to come early to set up your team area (pop-ups, displays etc..), and the official event kicks off at noon! Keep your eye on this page as the event draws closer for a continually updated schedule of events.

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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.

~ And the same thing goes for all Lindy By The Sea classes!

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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JiveAces.com Take a look at their website and see just how lucky we are to have them at our very own club THIS Wednesday.

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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


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