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SATURDAY, APRIL 2ND 2011

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A NOTE FROM RUSTY
Still in China
Rusty special guest speaker at Colburn Tap Festival 4-10

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

PICTURE OF THE WEEK

CLIP OF THE WEEK

... and now our schedule of events:

WORKSHOPS
Tap for Lindy Hoppers! Sunday, April 17

LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
Next Series:
Tues, April 5: Intermediates
Thurs, April 7: Beginners
Register Here

RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
Beg. Swing Dance Lesson taught by Rusty's Rhythm Corps
begins 1/2 hr before dance

04-06 Wed, The Fabulous Esquires Big Band
04-13 Dark - Hall Renovation
04-20 Dean Mora Quintet
04-27 Rumble King - Rusty's Debut!
Cover Charge $15, Every Wed. Special - $10 after 10:00
Rusty's "passes" - limit 5 a night... get there early!
See our 2011 Rhythm Club line-up

... dancing around town:

ADDED ATTRACTIONS
Dancing Events Around Town
Tap Event at the Coburn School - Free, and I'll be speaking
Camp Hollywood

... and a few more things:

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

SCRAPBOOKS
See our pics

HELP IS HERE FOR YOU
Need dancing? Can't afford it? Then it's FREE

and, don't forget...

JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUPS
Rusty's Rhythm Club
Lindy By The Sea

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I'm Still In China
I'm having a great time, wish you were here...

By now, I have so many stories to tell you, it's crazy. But, as I had to prepare these newsletters prior to my departure to China, these stories will have to wait until I come back and see you at the club on Wednesday! So meet me there, and let's dance.

Ron and Gio and I are looking forward to another great series of classes starting this week. So go online and sign up and make sure to tell your friends about one of the greatest parts of your life - swing dancing!

Our Featured Class is Balboa - and it's open to all levels!


Rusty Speaking at the Colburn Tap Festival

Sunday, April 10... It's FREE! Come Along

The Colburn School of Performing Arts is devoting an entire day to tap dance. Much of the day is free, and it's all open the public.

I'll be doing a fun clip show and history talk at 12:45pm and then on a panel at 2:30. There is tap show in the early evening.

If you're looking for something fun to do... and get excited about our upcoming Tap Workshop (April 17th), come along!

Los Angeles is full of incredible tap dance artists, and loads of them are part of this festival. It's quite the opportunity. So if you are of a mind... I'll see you there.

Click HERE for all the details.

 


That's all for now...

See you on April 6th at Rusty's!!!!

 

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See you on the dance floor!




I do not try to dance better than anyone else.
I only try to to dance better than myself.

~ Mikhail Baryshnikov

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Mikhail Baryshnikov & Twyla Tharp

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Kevin & Jo

Okay, just plain gorgeous dancing! Sigh! Talk about your musicality and styling.


 

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TAP FOR LINDY HOPPERS!
with Rusty Frank

I often get asked to teach tap dancing by Lindy Hoppers. I fashioned some material that is wonderfully accessible for social dancers and to really help them (YOU!) get their feet moving, while at the same time learning the basics of tap dance.

You can be a total tap beginner, or even have a little background, and you're certain to enjoy this workshop.

QUESTION:
"WILL TAP HELP MY LINDY?"

ANSWER:
"YES!"

I get asked that question often, and I can say that tap dancing will definitely help your dancing. How? It will get you moving your feet more intricately and learning some nifty syncopations that you can put in your dancing.

Sign up now!

Get the pre-registration discount


HERE ARE ALL THE DETAILS:

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OUR NEXT SERIES
Swing & Lindy Hop

* PRE-REGISTER NOW and SAVE!*


TUESDAYS - INTERMEDIATES
April 5, 12, 19, 26
Taught by Rusty Frank & Ron Campbell

7:00pm Track Series - Intermediate Lindy
8:00pm Featured class: Balboa!
9:00pm Master Track
(This one's full - contact us to get on the next series list starting May 3.
Click HERE to read about the Master Track)



THURSDAYS - BEGINNERS
April 7, 14, 21, 28
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:
El Segundo Woman's Club
541 Standard St. (at Mariposa), El Segundo 90245

NO PARTNER NEEDED!


* REGISTER AND SAVE! *

PRICES FOR OUR 4-WEEK SERIES:
$42/Series ($38 Student/Senior)*
$22/Series Second Series on Same Day($20 Student/Senior)
$15/Class Drop-In($12 Student/Senior) and $7 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 Pre-Registration Discount

* TUESDAY'S FEATURED CLASS:
BALBOA!

CLICK HERE TO SEE A CLIP
and see if you recognize anyone

Balboa today is commonly used as a general term for dances that originated in Southern California during the 1920s and 1930s. It is a form of swing dance that started as early as 1915 and gained in popularity in the 1930s and 1940s.

The art of Balboa is in the subtle communication between the lead and follow, including weight shifts, which most viewers cannot see. As a result, Balboa is considered more of a "dancer's dance" than a "spectator's dance".

Balboa is danced to a wide variety of tempos. Because the basic step takes up such a small space, Balboa can be danced to fast music (over 300 beats per minute). Balboa is also danced to slow music (under 100 beats per minute), which allows more time for intricate footwork and variations.


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

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WEEKLY SWING DANCES TO LIVE MUSIC

We have dances every Wednesday at Rusty's, except for the weeks when the dance is held on Friday. Usually our Friday dances are on the first Friday of each month. The $15 admission includes a half-hour dance lesson at 7:30 pm and live music with some of the hottest bands around. As we have occasional changes, make sure to check our online schedule for current info.



Wednesday, April 6
The Fabulous Esquires Big Band, $15
WELCOME HOME RUSTY

DARK FOR HALL RENOVATION

Wednesday, April 20
Dean Mora Quintet

Wednesday, April 27
Debut - Rumble King!

Friday, May 6
Phat Cat Swinger


RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
Fun & Friendly
All ages
No partner needed
Great social dancing atmosphere
2300 sq ft maple dance floor
Air Conditioning
Free parking
Bar

Located at the Westchester Elk's Lodge
8025 W. Manchester Avenue, Playa Del Rey 90293

Read about our Frequent Dancer Card and Passes Policy

"$10 AFTER 10" - ON WEDNESDAYS
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!"


This Week's Celebrations

? yours ?

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

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Camp Hollywood!!!

I'll be there, will you?

Let's get the biggest Lindy By The Sea crowd there yet!

 

 

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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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All Scrapbooks! Click HERE


G2 Gallery Pics Up
click here


A Grand Night Out

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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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