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SUNDAY, MARCH 21ST 2010


PICTURE OF THE WEEK

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

A NOTE FROM RUSTY
THIS Wed!
12-Year Anniv'sry of Rusty's & Lindy By The Sea
~ George Gee
~ MC Maxwell DeMille
~ Hollywood Hot Shots
~ Nancy Magnante's Dessert Buffet

LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
Balboa Workshop 3/28
Next Series begin Tues 3/30 & Thurs 4/1
Register Here

RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
03-24 Rusty's 12-Year Annivesary Bash with NYC George Gee! $15
03-31 Cheap & Cheerful DJ Nite $5
See our 2010 Rhythm Club line-up

CLIP OF THE WEEK
Hollywood Hot Shots

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
History of Rusty's (from last week, in case you missed it)

SCRAPBOOKS
See our pics here

COMMUNIQUE
Need dancing? Can't afford it? Then it's FREE

LINK OF THE WEEK
Trashy Diva (clothes!)

and, don't forget...

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




THIS WEDNESDAY AT RUSTY'S!!!

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FROM GEORGE GEE TO US!

Hello SoCal Swingers:

I am very proud to have been leading a swingin' big band for three decades and especially playing for lindy hoppers!

It is with great pride and joy that we start our 2010 Swing Tour with a stop at my dear friend and supporter Rusty Frank and her world-famous Rhythm Club.

Besides celebrating our 30th Anniversary, I will personally be partying up a storm on the week before my 50th birthday - join me and my Merry Music Makers for an evening of swingin' hijinks and a surprise or two or three or....

Much swing love,

George Gee

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THIS WEDNESDAY! 3/24
12-YEAR ANNIV'SRY PARTY
RUSTY'S & LINDY BY THE SEA

Oh, boy! Oh, boy! Oh, boy!!! It's THIS Wednesday. Wow!

Let's have a smashing party.
Okay, why not!

How about George Gee? The Hollywood Hot Shots? Nancy Magnante's Dessert Buffet? AND, this just in, Maxwell DeMille as our Master of Ceremonies? Oh yes, and would you like some cake??

YES! We've got all of this to have the best party ever...



DRESS UP!

It's official, let's dress up!

Bring out your favorite swing dancin' duds for this special night of music and dance.

I'm gonna bring out my special starry dress. Here I am in it for our Decade of Dance Party in 2008. (Anyone know who is dipping me?)




SEE YOU WEDNESDAY!!!

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See you on the dance floor!





MAIL IN YOUR REGISTRATION OR
CLICK HERE FOR PAYPAL REGISTRATION




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

Our dedicated student, Terry Fuller, came up with this idea for a series, and it was unanimously 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 extolling, "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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LET'S PARTY! GEORGE GEE! THE HOLLYWOOD HOTSHOTS!....
and...
NANCY MAGNANTE'S DESSERT BUFFET!

What better way to celebrate an anniversary than with a big PARTY. Boy, oh boy, we've got that. With George Gee all the way from New York (and celebrating the 30th anniversary of his band and his 50th birthday), that would be enough...

But, no! We've got more. The fabulous performance team, The Hollywood Hotshots" will be dazzling us all during the band break...

And, wait, there's more! Nancy Magnante, who has coordinated two amazing dessert buffets (one for our New Year's Party and the other for our Hop For Haiti), is at it again for our 12 Year Anniversary Party. Yum, yum, yummy.

Looking forward to celebrating 12 years of Lindy Hop with everyone!

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

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This Week's Celebrations


Alzbeta Smith
Chris Ambrosini
Ethan Levy
Giovanni Quintero
Glenn Parkison
Klara Farberov
Leslie Tomlin
If it's your birthday this week, just let us know
so you can get your birthday dance!

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HOLLYWOOD HOT SHOTS

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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:

When is George Gee playing at Rusty's next?

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 Count Basie's real first name?

ANSWER:

William

WINNER:

Eileen Doty

*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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For those who missed it last week...

I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S BEEN TWELVE YEARS!
Lindy By The Sea & Rusty's Rhythm Club founded 1998!

HOW DID IT ALL START?

It was back in May of 1998 that I was asked to teach a weekly Wednesday swing dance class at Point 705 in Hermosa Beach. It was one of those fateful stories... right time right place... just deciding to go out the front door making all the difference.

I had come back to America, after a two-year stint dancing with Simon Selmon in Europe, and was out dancing one January in 1998 at the world famous Derby. At this time, swing dancing was riding the crest of the resurgence wave of popularity, and the Derby was packed nightly.

Magician Brian Gillis was there with a group of friends. We had some super fun dances, and he took my card with the idea of taking private dance lessons with his girlfriend.

Jump forward some months. I get a call from Brian, "My friends are opening a new restaurant and want to have a swing night. I told them about you... ya wanna teach a class there on Wednesdays?" Well, the rest, as they say, is now swing dance history. I had since teamed up with Peter Flahiff, and he and I hosted the weekly dance there until we moved to our current Rhythm Club location in 2001.

During our first months at 705, people repeatedly asked us to start some on-going lessons. Our first location was Episcopal by the Sea (thereby getting our name, Lindy By The Sea). We later moved to The Neptunian Women's Club, and then to our current location at Rebekah Lodge.

Peter moved on at the end of 2002, and Ron Campbell and Giovanni Quintero joined the teaching team at the start of 2003. The years have flown by with these two delightful, talented, and often zany gentlemen of swing.

How many people have passed through the doors of Lindy By The Sea and the Rhythm Club? Literally thousands. And they keep on comin' through these doors.

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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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Trashydiva.com For those of you gals who are looking for a last minute dress for our big party Wednesday... maybe they do overnight shipping!

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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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