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A NOTE FROM RUSTY
National Tap Dance Day - May 25th
Rusty off to Oz for a week

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

PICTURE OF THE WEEK

CLIP OF THE WEEK

... and now our schedule of events:

WORKSHOPS
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LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
Next Series:

Tues, May 31: Intermediates
Thurs, June 2: Beginners
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RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
Beg. Swing Dance Lesson taught by Rusty's Rhythm Corps
begins 1/2 hr before dance

05-25 DARK (Rusty in Oz)
06-03 Campus Five, Featuring Hilary Alexander
06-08 "Polka Dots & Stripes Nite" with The Esquires Big Band
06-15 Lil' Mo & The Dynaflos
06-22 Jumpin' Joz
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
06-11 Vintage! Italian American Museum Dance
07-21 Camp Hollywood

... and a few more things:

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

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NATIONAL TAP DANCE DAY
MAY 25

You may or may not know that tap dancing was my first dance. I started at six years old and was totally captivated by the dance, the rhythms, and the history. But, because it had gone out of popularity, I had hidden the fact that I tapped from the time I was six until I went to college.

The late 1980's were exciting times, because tap dancing had a big resurgence, and it was finally getting recognized for what it was -- a great American art form.

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.

The Tap Day was quickly adopted by tap dancers all around the world, and over the years I have found my self guest teaching abroad at Tap Day festivals in Holland, England, Germany, and Norway.

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 Melbourne, Australia teaching as part of their tap week. Whoopee!

Happy Tap Day, everyone!

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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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Ya gotta love this one!

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Beginning dancer:
Knows nothing.

Intermediate dancer:
Knows everything; too good to dance with beginners.

Hotshot dancer:
Too good to dance with anyone.

Advanced dancer:
Dances everything… especially with beginners.

 

~Author Unknown

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In honor of Tap Dance Day...
Two of the Greatest Tap Clips EVER

CLICK ON PIC TO BEGIN CLIP

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STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

AND MORE GOOD NEWS

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OUR NEXT SERIES
Swing & Lindy Hop & Balboa

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TUESDAYS - INTERMEDIATES
May 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28
Taught by Rusty Frank & Ron Campbell

7:00pm Lindy Hop - The Track Series
8:00pm Featured class: Balboa, Cont.!
9:00pm Master Track
(Current Master Track full, Contact us to join the July-August series)



THURSDAYS - BEGINNERS
June 2, 9, 16, 23
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!


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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

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

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WEEKLY SWING DANCES TO LIVE MUSIC

We have one dance a week at Rusty's: The first Friday 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, May 25
DARK - Rusty in OZ

Friday, June 3
Jonathan Stout's Campus Five, Featuring Hilary Alexander

Wednesday, June 8
Big Band Nite with The Esquires
Dress up! "Polka Dots & Stripes Night!"

Wednesday, June 15
Lil' Mo & The Dynaflos

Wednesday, June 22
Jumpin' Joz


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

Dan Danner
Christian Hansen
Barbara Burbank
Katie Allbee
Chris Freilich

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

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VINTAGE! At the Italian American Museum
Saturday, June 11

On Saturday, June 11, 2011, the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles will present Vintage!, a fun-filled evening of living history organized to benefit the Museum and continued preservation efforts of the building it calls home: the Italian Hall. Built in 1908, the Italian Hall is listed on the National Registrar of Historic Places and is the oldest remaining structure from the city’s little Italy.

Vintage! will feature live music and dancing by the swing sensations Big Lucky, Gatsby era cocktails, delectable cuisine, a vintage fashion show and costume contest, performance by the 1920s revival group the Atomic Cherry Bombs and presentation on the Museum’s design and historic preservation goals.

Proving true to its name, Vintage! will take place in one of Los Angeles’ most historic and architecturally significant locations, the 1869 Pico House and its charming cobblestone plaza.

For more information please call 213.485.8432.


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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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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