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SATURDAY, APRIL 24TH 2010


PICTURE OF THE WEEK

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

A NOTE FROM RUSTY
Wow! Wow! Wow! What a week ahead
Balboa Workshop tomorrow
Ladd McIntosh at Rusty's
Yelp Help - Thanks!

WORKSHOPS
Balboa Workshop - April 25th 2-4pm

LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
Featured Class - Swingout Variations
Next series begin May 4 & 6
Register Here


RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
7:30pm Weekly Dance Lessons begin with Rusty's Rhythm Corps
04-28 Ladd McIntosh
05-05 Cheap & Cheerful DJ Nite PLUS Friends & Family Nite
05-07 SAVE THE DATE Friday Night Dance with Stompy Jones
See our 2010 Rhythm Club line-up

CLIP OF THE WEEK
Zoot Suit (For My Sunday Gal)

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

LINK OF THE WEEK
Stolen Sweets

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

ADDED ATTRACTIONS
Airport Hangar Dance

SCRAPBOOKS
Glenn Miller Esquires Tribute Pics up
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COMMUNIQUE
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The physical language of the body
is so much more powerful than words.

~ Bill Irwin

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WOW! WOW! WHAT A WEEK AHEAD
BALBOA WORKSHOP TOMORROW & LADD ON WEDNESDAY

I love what I do! I get to plan just the most fun dance events.

This week, we've got two wonderful events -- our Balboa Workshop (Sunday) AND the super sensational Ladd McIntosh Swing Orchestra (Wednesday).

I have a good feeling you love what I do, too. Hee hee. Yeah for us.

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WE GOT HELP ON YELP

In last weeks Rhythm Report, I asked if anyone out there would put up a good word or two for us on Yelp for Lindy By The Sea school Yelp and our Rusty's Rhythm Club Yelp.

And Chris, one of our Thursday night students, was good enough to do so. I love what he wrote! (see below)

WHY NOT POST YOUR THOUGHTS

If you are of a mind, add your own thoughts, and it'll be much appreciated by me. Remember, Yelp is all customer driven. That's YOU!

Thanks loads!

 

Every six months or so, I try and find something to learn that I've never done before. Three months ago, I hopped on Yelp and looked up 'Swing Dancing Lessons'. There were a couple of spots a little closer to me, but based on the reviews I read here, I decided to give Rusty's a try.

Boy am I glad I did.

For starters, you can go with another person or- like myself- you can go without a partner. But since everyone gets paired up with everyone multiple times throughout the night (the 'followers' stand in a circle while the 'leaders' rotate around), it was never a big deal. This teaching style really reinforces the 'social dancing' aspect of the lessons, because you're not picking up other people's bad habits and they're not having to overcompensate for yours. Also, Rusty (and her assistant Gio) go out of their way to reinforce the dancing 'roles' of leaders and followers... which is actually a very difficult thing to teach when you're just learning the basic steps- but it was definitely the best way to learn.

The environment always feels very safe- nothing pretentious from any of the students and definitely not from the teachers- everyone's always laughing and having a great time. Which is a relief, because I came to Rusty's as a truly awful dancer, and when you're a clutz who's trying to learn to dance, your ego's in tatters just by walking through the door. But it was a very safe, fun environment.

And the ages vary all over the place- it's actually kind of blast to follow up a dance with a twenty year old by dancing with a nice lady in her seventies.

All in all, I give it two huge thumbs up. If you're thinking of learning to dance, I can't think of a better place to send you. There was even someone who was driving two hours up from San Diego to take a class this session and the first two sessions there was a guy traveling down ninety minutes from Thousand Oaks. I'm not sure I'd ever travel that far for any class on anything... but it really says a lot to me about the quality of teaching that I'm getting at Lindy By the Sea. This place is really, really excellent.

Oh, and it's dirt cheap. So that's good, too.

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See you on the dance floor!





THIS SUNDAY!
(THAT'S TOMORROW!)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR OUR WORKSHOP

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NEW SERIES BEGINS TUES, MAY 4 AND THURS, MAY 6
* REGISTER AND SAVE! *

CURRENT SERIES OF CLASSES

TUESDAYS - INTERMEDIATES
APRIL 6
Taught by Rusty Frank & Ron Campbell

7:00pm   The Track Series
8:00pm   Featured ~ Swingout Variations
9:00pm   The Master Track (Full)




THURSDAYS - BEGINNERS
APRIL 8
Taught by Rusty Frank & Giovanni "Gio" Quintero

7:00pm   Level 1a ~ Intro to Swing Dance
8:00pm   Level 2a ~ Beginning Lindy Hop
9:00pm   Level 3   ~ Styling & Musicality


LOCATION:
406 E. Grand Ave. El Segundo 90245

NO PARTNER NEEDED!


* REGISTER AND SAVE! *

PRICES:
$40/Series ($36 Student/Senior)*
$20/Series Second Series on Same Day($18 Student/Senior)
$15/Class Drop-In($12 Student/Senior) and $5 additional class(es) on same day!!

$10 SPECIAL FOR TUESDAY STUDENTS!
Brush up on your basics in Lindy 1-3 and pay only $10 for each series.

*Includes 10% Pre-Registration Discount


Questions? Info: RustyFrank.com ~ (310) 606-5606

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IT'S OFFICIAL
FIRST FRIDAY SWING DANCES AT RUSTY'S!

SAVE THE DATE - FRIDAY, MAY 7TH FOR OUR FIRST

SAVE THESE DATES:

JUNE 4 - TIM GILL ALL-STARS BIG BAND $15
Plus! Special Class 7:30-8:30 with Joel Plys "Texas Tommy" $10

JULY 2 - THE CAMPUS FIVE

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$10 AFTER 10

Don't forget about our special discount after 10:00pm! You'll still have another one-hour set of live music and 1/2 hour of DJ Robert Vangor.

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

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This Week's Celebrations


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

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ZOOT SUIT FOR MY SUNDAY GAL

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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:

To what famous tap dancer was Dorothy Dandridge married?

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:

Okay, just for fun, what were Fred Astaire's and Ginger Rogers' real names?

ANSWER:

Frederick Austerlitz & Virginia McMath

WINNER:

Leslie Tomlin

*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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Stolen Sweets: One of my favorite singing groups from the 1930s is The Boswell Sisters. If you've never heard them, run over to Pandora or iTunes and take a listen. Now... Inspired by the vocal arrangements of the Boswell Sisters, Cab Calloway's narrative tunes, and Django Reinhardt's gypsy jazz guitar style, this Portland outfit reinvigorates the past by remembering to highlight something that most modern music has forgotten, a sense of fun!

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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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HANGAR DANCE AT LAX

This sounds great! Fons is in charge, and here's what he says:

Calling on all the gals and cool katz!

I am putting a gig together at LAX on Saturday, June the 12th from 10am to 2pm. You are invited to come out and dance to a unique atmosphere at LAX. Swing dance in a giant hangar around vintage planes. This is a one-time event. You can come dressed in vintage or casual clothes. This is a free event, free eats will be provided, and plenty of free parking.

Since we are at the airport, security will be tight and the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) requires that we submit the full name and date of birth of each dancer as it appears on your driver's license. This event is open to the first 60 people to respond that have been cleared by TSA. Once the list is approved by TSA no one else can be included. If you accept, please show up. Do not apply if you do not attend to be there 100% It would not be fair to those that would have liked to be part of this event.

Besides some great dancing, you will have the opportunity to tour cargo and vintage airplanes, and talk with aircraft mechanics and engineers.

Please send me your full name and date of birth by May the 3rd so that I can submit it to the airport authorities: email me at: fonsbear@yahoo.com Do not respond after May 3rd because registration will be closed by TSA.

DonŐt' forget - this a onetime event. Please reply promptly.

Details for the location will be provided once your names will be cleared from TSA

Send me your questions if you have any.

Your 3rd street Santa Monica DJ

Fons

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New Scrapbook of Glenn Miller Tribute 1940's Night HERE


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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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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REVIEW US ON YELP

If you are of a mind, add your own thoughts, and it'll be much appreciated by me. Remember, Yelp is all customer driven. That's YOU!

Thanks loads!

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