SATURDAY, JUNE 12TH 2010


PICTURE OF THE WEEK

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

A NOTE FROM RUSTY
"You're dressed like happiness."
New Yelp review... why not add yours?

LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
Next Series
Tues, June 29: Intermediates
Thurs, July 1: Beginners
Register Here

RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
7:30pm Weekly Dance Lessons begin with Rusty's Rhythm Corps
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
Benny Goodman Quartet - 1980

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

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

ADDED ATTRACTIONS
This weekend: PBDA Special Event
Santa Barbara Event - June 25-26th

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

SCRAPBOOKS
See our pics here

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






A 1936 poster of Benny Goodman & His Orchestra. Hear The Dean Mora Quintet this Wednesday playing in the style of Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Lionel Hampton, and Red Norvo.

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"I remember Glenn Miller coming to me once, before he had his own band, saying, How do you do it? How do you get started? It's so difficult. I told him, I don't know but whatever you do don't stop. Just keep on going."

~ Benny Goodman

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"YOU LOOK LIKE HAPPINESS"
ISN'T THAT JUST THE NICEST COMPLIMENT?!

Last Saturday, on our way to the Bayside Ball, several of us girls were actually stopped in our tracks by a smiling group of "civilians." One of them said to us, "You look like happiness!"

I couldn't agree more in that sentiment when I see a group of dancers all dressed up for a swing dance. But isn't that just the nicest thing to hear out loud?

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NEW YELP REVIEW
WHY NOT ADD YOURS?

I want to thank those of you who have reviewed Lindy By The Sea & Rusty's on YELP. It really helps people find us... because they are hearing from you and what you think.

If you are of a mind, add your review for Lindy By The Sea HERE and Rusty's Rhythm Club HERE .

Here's our latest and greatest review:

Review of Lindy By The Sea
by Danielle Doyle

For me, Lindy By the Sea equals happiness. In fact, I was recently with some of my new swing friends and we were told we were "dressed like happiness." Now clothes are great and fun to shop for and wear, but I think how you are feeling when you wear them is what people are really noticing. Rusty has said in Lindy By The Sea classes that the best thing you can wear when you are dancing is a smile. I find I don't even have to think about putting on a smile when I am at Lindy By The Sea; it is naturally plastered across my face. This carries over to any swing event I go to. I think it has every thing to do with the atmosphere that Rusty and her Rhythm Pals, Gio and Ron, have created and the foundation they are giving to their students. They love Lindy Hop and they love to teach it! It is a very fun, supportive, and caring environment. There is clapping and cheering and big smiles throughout the entire class. How can you not love a place like that? I look forward to dance class all day and am super charged for hours after.

The fact that I am looking forward to dance class actually cracks me up. See, I have been wanting to do this for the last 12 years because I love the music and it looks like a blast. But, I was terrified of couples dancing and dancing in general. I would just freeze up if anyone asked me to couples' dance. But it was more than that. You could say I have processing dyslexia, for lack of a better term. When it comes to things like aerobics, dancing, even Twister, I hear "Left hand forward, right foot back" but a part of my brain sends the opposite signal while another part of my brain tries to fix the first signal. The result is I freeze for a second or two. Thus 12 years go by and no dancing. Thankfully I heard about Lindy By The Sea last year, and with the help of a friend, pushed myself into it. I was told that the instructors and instruction was fabulous and that it was broken down in such a way that it would reduce any problems I might have with processing. Rusty, Ron and Gio are so great at what they do that I have had very little processing issues and can't get enough of their classes. The repetition of each piece of the move really helps. Since the place is so positive I don't feel embarrassed about not getting it right the first time (which is huge for me, being the overachiever that I am). We are all learning and as Rusty says we all have our own journey on getting there. (See, great place huh?)

Being a teacher, I really appreciate the time and thought that was put into the development of the curriculum and the flow of the classes. There is no lost time; one technique flows seamlessly into the next. I really enjoy dancing with all of the leaders in a night, thanks to the constant rotation in every class. (Which is exactly what you will experience while social dancing at a club.) Before you know it you have met a bunch of people, have learned to dance, and sadly class is over...but wait, there are 3 beginning level classes in one night!

I just can't say enough about how much I love this place, the instructors and the people in class!

"Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place. But there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around. ~ E.L. Konigsburg

Hey, whatcha doing still reading this? Go sign up for Level 1 (A or B) and come have the time of your life!

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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 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


Annie Hartl
David Stockin
Judy Brill
June Hamilton
Marc Oliver
Peggy Thomas
If it's your birthday this week, just let us know
so you can get your birthday dance!

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Benny Goodman Quartet from 1980.
These guys played together in the late 1930's, and here they are again. Wow! Wow! Wow.



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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 Dean Mora's first CD. Hint: It featured Mora's Modern Rhythmists.

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:

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

ANSWER:

William Downes, Mickey Jones, Norma Miller, Billy Ricker, Al Minns , Willa Mae Ricker, Ann Johnson, Frankie Manning

WINNER:

No one. (See! You should have played.)

*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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MorasModern.com Since Dean Mora is making a long-awaited return to Rusty's this coming Wednesday, I thought you would enjoy reading about this remarkable man, who really keeps traditional swing dance (and other eras!) alive. Take a moment to gander around his beautiful website.

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PBDA EVENT THIS WEEKEND

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SWING SOLSTICE IN SANTA BARBARA

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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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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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