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SATURDAY, APRIL 16TH 2011

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A NOTE FROM RUSTY
Wow - Biggest Series in over five years!
Refinished Dance Floor At Rusty's This Wednesday - Dean Mora
Welcome the Beginners
China Report Online

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

PICTURE OF THE WEEK

CLIP OF THE WEEK

COMMUNIQUE
Sad news... local dancer passes away in her sleep

... and now our schedule of events:

WORKSHOPS
Tomorrow - Tap for Lindy Hoppers! Sunday, April 17

LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
Current 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

04-20 Wednesday: Grand Re-Opening with Dean Mora Quintet
04-27 Wednesday: Rumble King - Rusty's Debut!
05-06 First Friday: Phat Cat Swinger - Dress Up Theme "Rat Pack"
05-11 Wednesday: John Reynolds Four - 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
04-16 Loco Lindo Sale!
04-17 3rd Street Swingers - The Promenade
05-01 Ultra Lux "Blessing of the Hair"
07-21 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
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Wow - Biggest Series in over five years!


Who knows why? But this is definitely the biggest Lindy by the Sea series in over five years. Maybe people are procrastinating doing their taxes so much... Crazy? Who knows? But we are thrilled!

Thanks to all of you who help spread the word!



Our Refinished Dance Floor at Rusty's

Drum roll, please.........brrrrrrrrrrrrr.... yes, we are going to have a lovely refinished dance floor this Wednesday, and we have one of the best bands around - Dean Mora!

Level 1 Makes Their Rusty's Debut This Wednesday

We have a whole new crop of dancers who are going to come out for their first dance. Make sure to make them welcome. You'll be able to find them, they'll be the nervous ones with the big eyes! You'll recognize the look, because it was you not so very long ago. Make sure to get them out on the dance floor!

 

 

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RUSTY'S CHINA REPORT - ONLINE

I heard from many of you that you would like me to post my China Report online. Your wish is my command. So here it is:

CLICK HERE TO READ

 

CHINA PICS ON FACEBOOK - CLICK HERE

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See you on the dance floor!




"Dancing is like dreaming with your feet."

~ Constanze

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Fred Astaire!

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Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers

Astaire is simply my favorite dancer of all time. Sometimes, when I need tangible proof, I throw on a clip and watch, and it becomes crystal clear in a moment.

I was thrilled to show the tap dancers I met in China to Fred Astaire clips. Hearing their gasps and sighs, I felt like the Lone Ranger, "my work is done here..."

This clip is one of my favorites and it features his film partner, Ginger Rogers (who, as it has been said, did everything Fred Astaire did, backwards, and in high heels): "Bouncin' the Blues."

Enjoy this clip and then watch some more!


 

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Sad News... Local Swing Dance Passes Away
Cynthia Difley Hathaway, June 2, 1951 - April 8, 2011

Some of you may have known her, and I thought you might want to know about the memorial service tomorrow. You would be most welcome there.

Cyndi loved our classes and dances.

Here is her obituary from the L.A. Times:

Cynthia Hathaway died unexpectedly on April 8, 2011 in Manhattan Beach, CA.

Cynthia grew up in Altadena, CA and graduated from Pasadena HS. She was a champion downhill skier while attending USC, where she graduated in 1973.

In 1974 she married Steven Hathaway, and was the devoted mother of four children, Cory, Sterling, Tyler, and Julianne, all of whom who survive her.

Cynthia was renowned for opening up her home to friends in need. And providing support and spiritual guidance. Her hobbies were a natural extension of her joyous outlook on life, as she loved music, ballroom dancing, and was a passionate floral arranger for numerous weddings and parties. Her children, however, were the focus of her life, and she excitedly looked forward to the marriages of her two sons, Cory and Sterling, later this year.

She is survived by her Mother, Evelyn Difley, her sister Nancy Danielson, two brothers, Bruce and Royce Difley and their spouses. The entire Hathaway family loved her tremendously.

A memorial service is planned for Sunday, April 17 at 2:00 PM at St. Cross by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 1818 Monterey Blvd, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 (310) 376-8989. A reception follows.

Colored attire is encouraged and welcomed.

In lieu of flowers or donation her children request that people touched by her life provide a memento, written story, anecdote, or photo suitable for inclusion in a scrapbook. Submittals can be brought to the memorial service, or sent by email to Tyler at tylermb@gmail.com.

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TAP FOR LINDY HOPPERS!
with Rusty Frank

TOMORROW!

Wear Tap Shoes or Leather Soled Shoes
(best to have a bit of a heel, rather than a flat sole)

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 CURRENT SERIES
Swing & Lindy Hop

* PRE-REGISTER NOW and SAVE!*


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

7:00pm Lindy Hop - The Track Series
8:00pm Featured class: Balboa!
9:00pm Master Track
(This Master Track is full - contact us to join the next series starting May 3rd.



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 swing dances every week at Rusty's: One dance on the first Friday of every month, and then Wednesdays for the remainder of the month. The $15 admission includes a half-hour dance lesson 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 20
Dean Mora Quintet

Wednesday, April 27
Debut - Rumble King!

Friday, May 6
Phat Cat Swinger - Dress Up! Theme - "50s & 60s Rat Pack"

Wednesday, May 11
John Reynolds Four - Debut!


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

Fridays: 8:00-8:30pm Beginner Class, 8:30-Midnight DJs & Live Music
Wednesdays: 7:30-8:00pm Beginner Class, 8:00-11:30 DJs & Live Music

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
(and last week's from when we were dark)

Billy Higgins
Barb Nelis
Dale Frank
Kiersten Stuessy
Shannon McHugh
Robina Royer
Byron Brummer
Logan Gloor
Janet Leinen
Joe Vera
David Corwin

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

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Loco Lindo Sale This Weekend
Saturday, April 16 & Sunday, April (by appointment)

One of our favorite retro-inspired line of women's clothing is have a big sale and fundraiser, plus Polly Can Art Inspired Handbags.

50% to 80% off retail

10% goes toward beautifying their community center which runs on donations & volunteer help.

10% goes to the Red Cross for Japan Relief.

Tarzana Community and Cultural Center
19130 Ventura Blvd (at Van Alden)
Tarzana, CA 91256

Saturday, April 16th 10am-4pm
Sunday, April 17th by appointment (818 636 7756)


3rd Street Swingers on the Promenade
Sunday, April 17, 2011 6:00-8:00pm

Sunday April the 17th we are dancing on the promenade 3rd Street Santa Monica from 6 PM to 8 PM on the block between Wilshire and Arizona . Please inform your dancing friends about it.


6th Annual "Blessing of the Hair" Car Show
& Rusty's doing a Swing Dance Lesson
Sunday, May 1, 2011


 


Camp Hollywood!!!
July 21-24, 2011

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


 

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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"

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