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SATURDAY, MAY 8TH 2010


PICTURE OF THE WEEK

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

A NOTE FROM RUSTY
Frankie Manning - Our Hero!
Happy Mother's Day to all
Discounted Tix Available for Carl Reiner Luncheon May 16

WORKSHOPS
May 15 Workshop postponed to June 6

LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
Current Series (Not too late to join):
Tues: Featured Classes: Balboa Basics & Lindy Chorus Routine
Thurs: Beginners
Looking for Leads for our next Master Track
Register Here

RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
7:30pm Weekly Dance Lessons begin with Rusty's Rhythm Corps
05-12     Lil Mo & The Dynaflos
05-19     Webster's Unabridged Big Band
05-26     Pete Jacobs' Quintet
SAVE 06-04 "1st Fridays" with The Tim Gill All-Stars
Special - $10 after 10:00
See our 2010 Rhythm Club line-up

CLIP OF THE WEEK
Frankie Manning Never Stop Swinging

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

LINK OF THE WEEK
Frankie Manning

SWING SHIFT RHYTHM CLUB NEWS
New Events Announced - Volunteer!
"Fun & Philanthropy" -- Join our club

ADDED ATTRACTIONS
Airport Hangar Dance - Still Room For You

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Even though this news article was some years ago, it really speaks the truth about Frankie Manning!

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Swing Out!

~ Frankie Manning

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FRANKIE MANNING - OUR HERO!

I met Frankie Manning so many times, I can't even begin to count them. He had a bone-crushing hug that defied his years. He always had a life-force that flew in the face of time. His laugh rocked the building. He kept 80 years of dancers swinging! And there wasn't I time I didn't look forward to hear his greeting to me, "Hey! Rusty!" joined with that amazing smile and then that, yes, bone crushing hug!

Everyone who ever met him knows just what I'm talking about. And for those of you who are too new on our scene to have met him, I am dedicating this Rhythm Report to the man, our hero, The Ambassador of Swing, Frankie Manning.

Take a moment and read about his life through the links in this newsletter, and enjoy the clip about his life. You'll get the picture!

All the Tuesday nighters learning The Lindy Chorus, this is the man that made it all up - and helped make Lindy Hop what it is today.

Franking Manning 1914-2009

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HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL

My best wishes to you all for a wonderful Mother's Day. Without her, we wouldn't be here dancing our hearts out.

Here's me and my beautiful mom.





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CARL REINER HONORED BY PDS
AWARDS LUNCHEON MAY 16

DISCOUNTED TIX AVAILABLE!

I just found out at our Sunday board meeting that "Coffee & Dessert" tickets are now available for the PDS Luncheon. Those cost $70 instead of the $170. Remember, it's going to be a fantastic show ... and it's tax deductible.



THIS FROM LAST WEEK

As many of you know, I am on the board of directors of The Professional Dancers Society (a non-profit organization of dancers helping dancers in need). We have two big events each year, and one of them is just around the corner, our annual Awards Luncheon.

This year we are honoring Carl Reiner.*

SPECIAL GUESTS: DICK VAN DYKE, NANETTE FABRAY, ROSE MARIE, FLORENCE HENDERSON, BETTY WHITE, AND MORE!

You might enjoy this... and it's tax deductible! Click HERE for all the details.

*Each year, The Professional Dancers Society holds its Awards Luncheon honoring celebrities who have made a specific contribution to the entertainment field. The luncheon serves as PDS's major fundraising event, bringing in upwards of $100,000 for The Actor's Fund.

See you on the dance floor!





MAY WORKSHOP POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE 6
SAVE THE DATE

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OUR MAY 2010 SERIES

IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN

* PRE-REGISTER NOW AND SAVE! *

TWO FEATURED CLASSES!

BALBOA BASICS

After the smashing success of last Sunday's Balboa workshop and the overwhelming response from the beginners, we decided to do a four-week session on Balboa Basics. Come along and learn the foundations of this wonderfully fun (and useful) swing dance. Click HERE for a video of Balboa (and see if you recognize someone).

THE LINDY CHORUS

The Lindy Chorus was made up "The Ambassador of Swing" - Frankie Manning many years ago. It's a dance that all Lindy Hoppers can do, as it uses classic Lindy moves such as Swing Outs, Charleston, and some wonderful moves that Frankie made up himself. With Frankie's passing a year ago this week, we are honored to keep his legacy alive by teaching his routine.

We love doing routine classes! First, it's great to learn some of the historic dances of Lindy, second, it's great to hone in on your moves and make them look good (!), and third, it's fun to do a performance at Rusty's (if you want) or at one of our SSRC volunteer events at the senior homes. Click HERE to see a performance of the routine in Canada!


MASTER TRACK

We are looking for dancers interested in The Master Track. We would like to start another series in June or July... and need 2 followers and 5 leaders. Please EMAIL me if you are interested. Read about The Master Track HERE.




* REGISTER AND SAVE! *

CURRENT SERIES OF CLASSES

TUESDAYS - INTERMEDIATES
MAY 4, 11, 18, 25
Taught by Rusty Frank & Ron Campbell

7:00pm   Track Series - Intermediate Lindy
8:00pm   Balboa Basics
9:00pm   The Lindy Chorus (Routine)




THURSDAYS - BEGINNERS
MAY 6, 13, 20, 27
Taught by Rusty Frank & Giovanni "Gio" Quintero

7:00pm   Level 1B ~ Intro to Swing Dance
8:00pm   Level 2B ~ Beginning Lindy Hop
9:00pm   Level 3   ~ Intro to 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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$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


Faye Callen
Leslie Magnesi
Petra Acosta
Yves Magnier
If it's your birthday this week, just let us know
so you can get your birthday dance!

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Frankie Manning - Never Stop Swinging

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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:

When and where was Frankie Manning born?

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:

Kay Starr became one of the most well-known swing vocalists. She got her start with which violin playing band leader?

ANSWER:

Joe Venuti

WINNER:

No one!

*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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FrankieManning.com has many wonderful pages to fill you in about the man who made Lindy Hop what it is today!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

EMAIL RITA IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING!

Put Spring in your step & come spread flowers of good cheer!

May 15, Saturday 2:00
Mary Crest Manor
10664 St. James Drive
Culver City 90230
310-838-2778

and/or

May 22, Saturday 2:00
Lomita Care Center
1955 West Lomita Blvd.
Lomita 90717
310-325-1970

Please dress cheerily; perhaps vintage?

RSVP: Rita dancinreet@gmail.com 562-439-4382

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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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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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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Thanks loads!

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