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SUNDAY, MARCH 7TH 2010


PICTURE OF THE WEEK

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

A NOTE FROM RUSTY
Lucky with Live Music! Tim Gill Quintet Wed
Hop for Haiti - $29,633.44 raised
(Wouldn't $30,000 be nice?)

LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
Balboa Workshop 3/28
Next Series Starts THIS Week:
~ Tuesdays: March 9 - Intermediates
~ Thursdays: March 11 - Beginners

Featured Class - Connection & Styling

RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
03-10 Tim Gill Quintet, $12
03-17 St Paddy's Party! Lil' Mo & The Dynaflos $15
03-24 Rusty's 12-Year Annivesary Bash with NYC George Gee! $15
See our 2010 Rhythm Club line-up

CLIP OF THE WEEK
Two Mystery Greats

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

SWING SHIFT RHYTHM CLUB NEWS
Join our 03-13 date
"Fun & Philanthropy" -- Join our club

HOP FOR HAITI UPDATE
Over $29,633.44! Can't we make it to $30,000?

ADDED ATTRACTIONS
Dance-A-Thon
Balboa Rendezvous

SCRAPBOOKS
See our pics here

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

LINK OF THE WEEK
Red Norvo

and, don't forget...

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




Here's the original caption for this photo:
14 Aug 1945, Times Square, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA --- Up In The Air Over Peace Report. New York City-- Without waiting for official confirmation of reports of Japanese acceptance of Allied peace terms, thousands of New Yorkers flocked to Times Square to celebrate. On the roof of a car parked in the midst of milling throngs, a paratrooper and his girl jitterbug to the rhythms of a guitar and conga drums.

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I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal.

~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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TIM GILL BACK AT RUSTY'S

There are so many fun aspects in running Rusty's Rhythm Club, and one of them is finding wonderful new bands for dancers. One of my favorite recent discoveries is Tim Gill. To be honest, he found me, and I'm glad he did. He's got not only his Big Band, but also his Quintet, which will be playing at the club this Wednesday.

Tim is a very talented singer, musician, and orchestrator. He collects top rate musicians to fill out his ensembles.

And... in the Quintet, he has a rarity, because of the inclusion of a swing vibraphonist!

We are very luck to have our Elk's Lodge, as it really provides one of the best acoustical experiences for dancers on the swing dance scene. And with our newly cleaned floor, the experience is complete!

See you on Wednesday!

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HOPS FOR HAITI RAISE $29,633.44
(WOULDN'T $30,000 BE NICE?!)

The final numbers are in from all 15 Hop for Haiti benefits, and as an international swing dance community we raised $29,633.44. All the money has been sent to Doctors Without Borders to aid their tremendous good work in Haiti.

I want to again thank everyone near and far who participated.

And, as you know, I just love round numbers... so if there is anyone out there who would like to help inch our finally tally up to $30,000, I wouldn't complain!

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

READ MORE ON OUR WEBSITE

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See you on the dance floor!





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TUESDAY'S 8:00 FEATURED CLASS
"CONNECTION & STYLING"

Our dedicated student, Terry Fuller, came up with this idea for a series, and it was unanamously supported by the Tuesday nighters.

We all know good dancers when we see them. But what makes them great? There are many elements, but two of the most important are their connection and their styling.

The connection between dancers (lead and follow) is what makes those magic three minutes - when you run off the floor in glee extoling, "That was the best dance ever!"

Come along to this class where we will explore the intricacies of what makes lead and follow work, and how to add on styling without interfering with the connection.

We invite anyone from Level 3 on up to join this special series on Connection & Styling in Lindy Hop.


START DATES FOR THE NEXT SERIES:
TUESDAYS: APRIL 6
THURSDAYS: APRIL 8

REGISTER FOR CLASSES HERE

CHECK FUTURE START DATES HERE

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SPECIAL EVENTS!

03-17 ST. PADDY'S PARTY WITH LIL' MO & THE DYNAFLOS!


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


Hugh Nelis
Pete Vincent
Ron Campell
Sarah Heitman
Theresa Johnson
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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TWO GREATS!

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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:

In our Clip of the Week, who are the "Two Greats"?

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:

In what city is George Gee based?

ANSWER:

NYC

WINNER:

-

*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 1 date to dance:

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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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, DJÕs, 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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BALBOA RENDEZVOUS

If you have not registered for the BalboaRendezvous yet, take a look at their website now. No other Balboa event offers this variety of down-to-earth teachers or the diversity of locations. They all gather in San Diego and celebrate at the historic BALBOA PAVILION where it all beganÉ

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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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Red Norvo "Mr. Swing" Read about the man who brought the xylophone out of Vaudeville and into swing. And there is a wonderful companion audio radio biography of Red Norvo from NPR's "All Things Considered - Jazz Profiles."

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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"

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