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SATURDAY, JUNE 25TH 2011

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A NOTE FROM RUSTY
Joel Plys, The Madison, Stompy Jones, Ice-Cream, and You...
...at our "Red White & Swing" First Friday Dance!
Two Swing Dance Love Matches in One Week!
How Many More Couples Are there?
Where's Rusty? Some performances around town this week

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

PICTURE OF THE WEEK

CLIP OF THE WEEK

... and now our schedule of events:

WORKSHOPS
Vintage Hair Styling Workshop, Sunday July 10th, 2:00-4:00pm

LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
Next Series:

Tues, June 28: Intermediates
Thurs, June 30: Beginners
Register Here

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

06-29 Wed: dark
07-01 Fri: 4th of July Party - "Red White & Swing!" with Stompy Jones
07-06 Wed: Daniel Glass' Rhythm Club All-Stars - Hawaiian Nite
07-13 Wed: Debut ~ Chloe & Her Jazzmen
07-20 Wed: Camp Hollywood Welcome Dance with Lil' Mo & The Dynaflos
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 and News Around Town
06-29 Rusty gives Tap History/Clip Show at Colburn School
06-29 Rusty & Chester perform at Last Remaining Seats (sold out)
06-24&25 07-2&3 Rusty appearing in The Firecracker Follies
07-21 Camp Hollywood

... and a few more things:

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

... and, don't forget...

JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUPS
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THIS Friday!



Join us for our rip-roaring 4th of July Party on FRIDAY, JULY 1ST

With loads of fun for you and your swing dance friends!


Beginner's Swing Dance Class
8:00pm-8:30pm
(In the back room)


"IT'S MADISON TIME!"
with special guest - Joel Plys
7:30-8:30 ~ $5

World renowned dancer Joel Plys will share the original authentic historic version of this classic dance from the 1950s. The Madison has been adopted by Lindy Hoppers around the world.

Do you know the original Cleveland Box and Birdland? You will after this lesson with Joel. Think the Birdland is flapping your arms and acting like a chicken? Think again! Learn the real Birdland step.

Get ready to make a 'BIG STRONG LINE!'

No partner required.

Joel Plys not only hosts two of the greatest dance camps in California (Balboa Rendezvous & Catalina Swing Dance Festival), but is also a recognized Madison expert!

Joel


C.K. Farnsworth's Mobile Soda Fountain
All items $3/each

STAR SPANGLED ICE CREAM SANDWICHES
Delicious handmade with Fosselman's Real Vanilla ice cream sandwiched between my special spice cookies, with RED and BLUE star shaped sprinkles around the outside on the ice cream!

PATRIOTIC PARFAIT
A delicious sundae with RED and BLUE fruit toppings, whipped cream and my own chocolate sauce!

INDEPENDENCE ICE CREAM SODAS
Exercise your freedom and choose your own delicious flavor combination ( Cherry or Vanilla cola, Orange, Grape, Sarsaparilla) with a scoop of Delicious Fosselman's Real Vanilla or Dutch Chocolate Ice Cream!

GOOD OL' AMERICAN ICE CREAM CONES
Your choice - Chocolate or Vanilla with patriotic sprinkles!

About C.K. Farnsworth's Mobile Soda fountain
"I serve good old fashioned ice cream treats in the tradition of the old Soda Fountains from the 1920s and 1930s. I use all natural ingredients with NO high-fructose corn syrup. Dressed in my vintage-soda-jerk-whites, I make Ice Cream Sodas from my flavor syrups with cane sugar, Seltzer water and a generous scoop of Fosselman's ice cream. I also make my specialty ice cream sandwiches, cones and many other soda fountain standards. I use Fosselman's Ice Cream exclusively. Fosselman's is family owned and has been in the Ice Cream Business since 1919 and makes the most delicious ice cream."

 


AND OF COURSE...

LIVE MUSIC BY STOMPY JONES,

Our fabulous Rusty's Rhythm Club DJs
The Professor Robert Vangor & Early Bird DJ Ray,

and YOU all decked out in red, white, and blue

 

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"Matchmaker, Matchmaker, make me a match,
find me a find, catch me a catch"

We've got a good thing going at
Lindy by the Sea
A wedding and a proposal in one week!

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Annie Hartl & Eric Floen tie the knot last Saturday
Surprising all their friends & family at her "Birthday Party"

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Chris Cantrell surprises Amanda Jones by popping the question
at the end of the Master Track class last Tuesday.
He got a big "YES" from Amanda and emotional approval from the classmates.


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HOW MANY MORE ARE THERE?

These two joyous events got me to thinking, "I wonder how many couples have met in our classes at the club?"

Here's the list I have so far:

Akiko & Gio**
Amanda & Chris
Ana & Travis*
Andrea & John
Carla & Chris**
Danielle & Ryan
Evadne & Dale
Jenny & Wolf*
Kimmy & Brian**
Krista & M.G.*
Kristy & Joseph*
Laura & Ryan
Leora & Rich
Melissa & Doug*
Shana & Mike**
Stephanie & Stephen

*=Married
**=Married and Children (e.g. "Lindy by the Sea Babies")


If you know of any more people who met in class or at the club, send their names over to me: rusty@rusytfrank.com




Two of our "Lindy by the Sea Babies"
Mizuki & Harris

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"Hey, Mizuki, let's hurry up and learn how to walk so we can dance!"


 

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Rusty Around Town


photo by Dave Welch

I think I'm my worst personal promoter, as I always seem to forget to tell people when I am performing or giving a history lecture. So I thought I would make an effort to let you know my whereabouts this time. I have three upcoming performances around town:

Tap History Talk at The Colburn School
Free and open to the public
Wednesday, 6/29 4:30-6:30

Last Remaining Seats Festival (sold out)
Performing with Chester Whitmore and Dean Mora in the big Show
Wednesday, 6/29

Firecracker Follies
Tap Dancing in a Rollicking Musical Comedy Revue
Saturday & Sunday, June 25 & 26
Saturday & Sunday, July 2 & 3


All the details of these events are listed under "ADDED ATTRACTIONS" below


See you on the dance floor!



"Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing."

~William James

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More Dax & Sarah

Fabulous ideas for our Swingout Styling Class

CLICK ON PIC TO BEGIN CLIP

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Save the Date:
Sunday, July 10th, 2:00-4:00pm

REGISTER NOW HERE!

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OUR NEXT SERIES
Swing & Lindy Hop

* REGISTER NOW and SAVE!*


TUESDAYS - INTERMEDIATES
June 28, July 5, 12, 19
Taught by Rusty Frank & Ron Campbell

7:00pm Lindy, Track Series - Orange
8:00pm Featured: Swingout Styling
9:00pm Master Track*
*This Master Track full.
For Sept-Oct series - Contact us

THURSDAYS - BEGINNERS
June 30, July, 7, 14, 21
Taught by Rusty Frank & Giovanni "Gio" Quintero

7:00pm Level 1B - Intro to Swing Dance
8:00pm Level 2B - Beginning Lindy Hop
9:00pm Level 3 - Styling, Musicality, & Connection




 

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

FEATURED CLASS - SWINGOUT STYLING GALORE!
Level 3 and up

Join us for our special Tuesday 8:00 Featured Class where we'll be focusing on Swingout Stylings! We'll share great ideas for body and arm styling, plus some cool variations that you can do on your own on a swingout - that give you that extra styling you've been looking for!

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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 week of the Friday dance, there is no Wednesday dance). 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, June 22
Jumpin' Joz

Wednesday, June 29
DARK, because...

First Friday, July 1
BIG 4th of July Party - "Red, White, & Swing!"
Live Music! Stompy Jones
Lesson with Joel Plys - Learn the Madison!
C.K. Farnsworth's Vintage Soda Fountain!

Wednesday, July 6
Rare West Coast Appearance of
Daniel Glass & His Rhythm Club All-Stars
Hawaiian Nite - Dress Tropical

Wednesday, July 13
Chloe & Her Jazzmen - Rusty's Debut!

Wednesday, July 20
Camp Hollywood Welcome!
Lil' Mo & The Dynaflos

Wednesday, July 27
Rumble King

Wednesday, August 3
DARK, because...

First Friday, August 5
Lucky Stars
Return of the Vintage Western Nite


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

Enjoy our DJs, "The Professor" Robert Vangor and Early Bird DJ Ray.

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

Stacy Gale
Jill Schwartzberg
Gilbert Concepcion
Janet Meadows
Tracy Coe
Keith Storm

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

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NEW ON OUR DANCE FRONT:

RUSTY'S GIFT CARDS!

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You asked for them (actually, Miriam asked for them), you got them! Rusty's Gift Cards. A perfect birthday present for your dancing loved ones, or just a nice gift to say, "Come on! Let's dance!"

Pick them up from Rusty or from one of her cheerful minions at the club or class.

 

AND...

COOL DOWN WITH A RUSTY'S FAN CLUB FAN!

Designed by our very own David Bowick, our Rusty's Fan Club fans will cool you off in an ever so chic way in between dances. Yours for only $1!

Pick them up at the club (while supplies last).

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WHERE'S RUSTY?


Rusty Special Guest Tap Dancing Star in
The Fire Cracker Follies!

These shows only: June 25 & 26, July 2 & 3,

It's that time of year again!

Time to Celebrate AMERICA!
as only the Follies Cast can...

That irrepressibly zany team that brings you the annual Fruitcake Follies in December
presents
The Firecracker Follies

This democratically liberal revue turns American history upside down and right side up
and gives a brand new meaning to the anthem "This Land Is My Land".

THE FIRE CRACKER FOLLIES!
Opens June 25th and runs thru July 3rd
[dark on Monday and Tuesday]

Get your Tickets now at:
www.cavernclubtheater.com

Cavern Club Theater - Casita Del Campo
1920 Hyperion Ave
Silver Lake, CA. 90027

questions call James at 323 666-5455



Tap Talk by Rusty Frank
At the Colburn School,
June 29, Wednesday 4:30-6:30

About Ms. Frank Rusty Frank is a Tap Dancer and Lindy Hopper, producer, choreographer, writer, and dance preservationist. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book TAP! The Greatest Tap Dance Stars and Their Stories 1900-1955, the producer and choreographer of the stage revues "Swingin' The Century - The Big Band Show" and "Jazz Tap." Rusty is the producer of the one hour television special in production, "TAP! Tempo of America" (recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Grant). As a result of her on-going dance preservation work, Ms. Frank is the recipient of "The Tap Dance Preservation Award" from New York's American Tap Dance Foundation (2008), The Historic Preservation Award from The Art Deco Society of California (2002), The Soul of Shipley Award (1992), and Tradition In Tap's award for Outstanding Achievements and Significant Contribution to the Art and Tradition of Tap Dance (2007), Soul of Shipley Award from the National Association of Dance & Affiliated Artists (1992), and "Dance In Action" award for Contribution in Dance (1991).

Call Colburn Dance for more information call 213-621-1085

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Last Remaining Seats - Sold Out
My first appearance since 1999

That's right, the last time I got to appear in a Last Remaining Seats show was 1999! Because, since that time our Wednesday dance has been going so strong, I couldn't get away for this Wednesday film and live show festival that takes place each June.

I'm thrilled to be back (as this Wednesday we don't have the club... because it's Friday) at last.

I'll be performing once again with one of my favorite tap partners - Mr. Chester Whitmore accompanied by Dean Mora.

To get to dance on Orpheum Theatre's historic stage is just such a high for me, I can't tell you. I guess it's as close as I'll ever get to going back in time and performing in Vaudeville.

 



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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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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