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SATURDAY, MAY 23RD 2010


PICTURE OF THE WEEK

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

A NOTE FROM RUSTY
Tap Day - What is it? Where's Rusty This Weekend?
Ordering more T-Shirts... pick out what you want

LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
Next Series Begins: 06-01 Tues: Intermediates 06-03 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
05-26     Pete Jacobs' Quintet
06-02    Friends & Family Cheap & Cheerful DJ Nite
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
The Nicholas Brothers

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

LINK OF THE WEEK
TapDance.org

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

SCRAPBOOKS
See our pics here

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






Nicholas Brothers

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Tap dancing... you get out there and it goes. You have to do it from your toes to the last tips of your hair. You have to dance all over. I think the reason I loved tap dancing is that I love the music. And I hear the beat.... You only have two feet and four taps to make magic, you know. And you can make magic with it.

~ Peggy Ryan

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TAP DAY - WHAT IS IT?
WHERE'S RUSTY

Tap dancing was my first dance. I started at 6, and was totally captivated by the dance, the rhythms, and the history. But, I had always hidden the fact that I tapped, from the time I was six until I went to college. Tap had gone out of popularity. So the late 1980's were exciting times, because tap dancing was finally getting recognized for what it was -- a great American artform.

I happened to be in Washington, D.C. working on my book when the Tap Bill was passed, and I remember getting the call and jumping into a cab to go over to John Conyers' office (one of the Bill's sponsors). Wish I had had my camera with me then! Yes, those were exciting times.

So won't you join me in raising a glass to Tap Dance and maybe even popping in your favorite tap dance movie -- Fred Astaire, Shirley Temple, Bill Robinson, The Nicholas Brothers, Ann Miller, Gregory Hines, Eleanor Powell....

I'll be in Arizona all weekend celebrating there with some of the most amazing tap dancers on the planet.

Happy Tap Day, everyone!

TAP DAY BILL

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 131
Introduced by John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI)

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION 53
Introduced by Alfonse D'Amato (R-NY)

TO DESIGNATE MAY 25 AS NATIONAL TAP DANCE DAY

Whereas
the multifaceted art form of tap dancing is a manifestation of the cultural heritage of our Nation, reflecting the fusion of African and European cultures into an exemplification of the American spirit, that should be, through documentation, and archival and performance support, transmitted to succeeding generations;

Whereas
tap dancing has had an historic and continuing influence on other genres of American art, including music, vaudeville, Broadway musical theater, and film, as well as other dance forms;

Whereas
tap dancing is a joyful and powerful aesthetic force providing a source of enjoyment and an outlet for creativity and self-expression for Americans on both the professional and amateur level;

Whereas
it is in the best interest of the people of our Nation to preserve, promote, and celebrate this uniquely American art form;

Whereas
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson made an outstanding contribution to the art of tap dancing on both stage and film through the unification of diverse stylistic and racial elements.

Whereas
May 25, as the anniversary of the birth of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson is an appropriate day on which to refocus the attention of the Nation on American tap dancing: Now therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that May 25, 1989 is designated "National Tap Dance Day." The President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe such a day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

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ORDERING MORE SWING DANCE
T-SHIRTS
PICK OUT WHAT YOU WANT

My recent order of T-Shirts is almost depleted, so it's already time for a reorder. Many people mentioned that they would like to order a specific size and color... so...







If you would like something specific, following these steps:

1. Go to the PIMA website
2. Find the style and color you like.
3. Email me your name & phone number and include the following information: the style, color, and size you would like.
(for example: Rusty Frank 310 606 5606, #5002, Fuchsia White, M)

Note to women: Our styles are under "Junior".


ORDER BY WEDNESDAY! ALL SHIRTS $10 EACH



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See you on the dance floor!






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.


OUR JUNE 2010 SERIES

* PRE-REGISTER NOW AND SAVE! *


* REGISTER AND SAVE! *

NEXT SERIES OF CLASSES

TUESDAYS - INTERMEDIATES
JUNE 1, 8, 15, 22
Taught by Rusty Frank & Ron Campbell

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




THURSDAYS - BEGINNERS
JUNE 3, 10, 17, 24
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   ~ 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


Barbara Burbank
Katie Allbee
If it's your birthday this week, just let us know
so you can get your birthday dance!

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Nicholas Brothers

Two of the best tap dancers of all time, Nicholas Brothers.

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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:

What is the actual date of Tap Day? And when was the first year?

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:

Our picture of the week features famous swing drummer Jo Jones. What was his nickname?

ANSWER:

Papa Jo Jones

WINNER:

Danielle Doyle

*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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TapDance.org This is a site by and for tap dancers around the world. You may enjoy learning about another dance world.

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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 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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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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