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SATURDAY, JUNE 5TH 2010


PICTURE OF THE WEEK

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

A NOTE FROM RUSTY
How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Bring your tap shoes!
Looking for something to do tonight? The Bayside Ball

LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
Not too late to join week two of our current series: Tues: Intermediates Thurs: Beginners Looking for teams for our brand new "Jam Class"
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
06-09    Wed: Fabulous Esquires
06-16    Wed: The Dean Mora Quintet - Debut!
06-23    Wed: SPECIAL EVENT! Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums
07-02    Fri: Star Spangled Swing with The Campus Five
Special - $10 after 10:00
See our 2010 Rhythm Club line-up

CLIP OF THE WEEK
Hellzapoppin' Then & Now

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

LINK OF THE WEEK
SwingDanceShop.com - "Swing Baby Swing

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

SCRAPBOOKS
New Scrapbooks finally up:
  Polka Dots & Stripes Nite
  Glenn Miller Tribute
  Rusty's 12-Year Anniversary
  Rusty's Western B-Day
  Hop For Haiti Fundraiser
See our pics here

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






Vernon & Irene Castle*
The dance team that popularized
partner dancing in America in the 1910's

*This picture just seems to go so well with our Quote of the Week

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"Will you whirl about in the pool of life with me? We'll design the dance according to our dreams....

~ I saw this on a bench plaque in Central Park, NYC. "In Memory of Jeanne S. Rubinstein (1922-2001)" Would have liked to have known her...

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HOW DO YOU GET TO CARNEGIE HALL?
BRING YOUR TAP SHOES!

May is always the grand celebration of Tap Dance Day, and as I reported in earlier newsletters, I spent two weekends celebrating! First in Tucson and then in Manhattan, I joined tap dancers from around the country and around the world in celebrating this uniquely American artform.

I really got to see the power of Facebook while in Manhattan my first night. I was strolling around Times Square with an ol' college friend. We snapped a photo on my iPhone and I posted it on Facebook. About an hour later, I had a text on my phone from George Gee, telling me he had put my name on the guest list at Swing 46 for that same night. When I got to the club, I asked him how he knew I was in New York. "Rusty! I saw your picture on Facebook!" Wow!!! And thank goodness, 'cause I got a great night of dancing to his fabulous band.

I've posted some of my TUCSON PHOTOS HERE and some of my NEW YORK PHOTOS HERE, and on my Facebook page.

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LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO TONIGHT?
JOIN US AT THE BAYSIDE BALL

I'll be there with loads of our Lindy By The Sea and Rusty's crowd. Come along and join us, it'll be great!

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See you on the dance floor!






OUR JUNE 2010 SERIES
4-Week Series of Swing Dance & Lindy Hop Classes

* PRE-REGISTER NOW AND SAVE! *

TWO FEATURED CLASSES!

BALBOA BASICS, continued

If you missed the first Balboa Basics series, but already know basic, the Come Around, Lollies, and Chevrons... feel free to join us on this new 4-week series.

THE LINDY CHORUS, continued

We'll be finishing up the routine in this new series and polishing it up for a performance at Rusty's!


BRAND NEW!!!! JAM CLASS - INTERESTED?

We're looking for 6-7 pairs* of dancers who are interested in working on material for Jam Circles. We'll be working on options for getting in and out of the Jam and material adding up to a solid and exciting 8 counts of 8. Each team will go away with a specific routine utilizing and building upon their skills & abilities. *You must come to this class with a partner (ask around!) When we get the group together, the class will take the 9-10:00pm Tuesday slot... July & August anyone? Email Rusty if you are interested.

MASTER TRACK

We are looking for dancers interested in The Master Track. We need 2 followers and 5 leaders. Please EMAIL me if you are interested. Read about The Master Track HERE.




NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN OUR CURRENT SERIES
* REGISTER AND SAVE! *

NEW SERIES OF CLASSES

TUESDAYS - INTERMEDIATES
JUNE 1
Taught by Rusty Frank & Ron Campbell

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




THURSDAYS - BEGINNERS
JUNE 3
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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OUR UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Wednesday, June 9th
THE FABULOUS ESQUIRES, $15

Wednesday, June 16th
DEBUT - DEAN MORA QUINTET, $15

Wednesday, June 23rd
SPECIAL NITE!
STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS, $15

Wednesday, June 30th
TBA

Friday, July 2nd
A Star Spangled Swing Dance for the 4th of July
THE CAMPUS FIVE, $15

$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


Derek Jensen
Julia Cardenas
Maxwell DeMille
Melissa Allen
If it's your birthday this week, just let us know
so you can get your birthday dance!

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Hellzapoppin' Then & Now

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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:

Name all the dancers in the original "Hellzapoppin'" Frankie Manning dance clip.

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:

Dorothy Dandridge was the first African American woman to be nominated for which prestigious cinema award?

ANSWER:

Dorothy Dandridge was the first African American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress.

WINNER:

Christy Jackson

*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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SwingDanceShop.com - "Swing, Baby Swing" Norma Miller's latest book tells the history of swing dancing from its beginnings at the Savoy Ballroom, through the revival that started in the eighties and ending with the passing of her lifelong friend, Frankie Manning, last year. A slender oversize paperback (8" x 9 1/2", 78 pages), the book is beautifully designed and chock full of pictures.

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Founded in 2000 by Rusty Frank's swing dance students, the club has two missions: Having Fun and doing good deeds. Volunteers go to hospitals, ,senior homes, and community events for the purpose of good deeds, entertainment, and education in the Los Angeles area.

The Swing Shift Rhythm Club (SSRC) is a volunteer club open to the public and the events are organized by it's members. There are no dues, members can attend as many or as few events as they wish.

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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New Scrapbook of Polka Dots & Stripes Night HERE

New Scrapbook of Glenn Miller Tribute 1940's Night HERE

New Scrapbook of Rusty's 12-Year Anniversary Party with George GeeHERE

New Scrapbook of Rusty's Western B-Day with The Jive AcesHERE

New Scrapbook of Hop for Haiti FundraiserHERE

All Scrapbooks! Click HERE



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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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