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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH 2011

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A NOTE FROM RUSTY
Every now and then... it's just the best of times
Gil Brady - Rips it Up!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

PICTURE OF THE WEEK

CLIP OF THE WEEK

LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
Next 4-Week Series

Tues, September 20: Intermediates
Thurs, September 22: 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

09-21 Wed: Mark Tortorici & Friends
09-28 Wed: Dark
09-30 Fri: Lil' Mo & The Dynaflos *(Oct "First Friday" moved)
10-05 Wed: Dave Stuckey & His Gut Bucket 5
10-12 Wed: Jumpin' Joz
10-19 Wed: Jonathan Stout's Campus 5 & Hilary Alexander
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

09-18 Campus Five @Cicada Club
11/18 Catalina Swing Dance Festival

... and a few more things:

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Every now and then...
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... It's just the BEST of times!

And, now is definitely one of those times. Last Wednesday at Rusty's, I looked out at all of you dancers, and a glow just went through my heart. What did I see? A room full of people from all different backgrounds, ages, careers, and dance levels, all with the same happy smiles on their faces. All responding to the fun of dancing together and playing off live music.

I never get jaded about how great this swing dance "revival" is. I never take it for granted. Because I well remember when really there was no place to go dancing and no one with whom to dance. This revival has spoiled us all, that's for sure, especially for those of us here in Los Angeles who have access to some of the greatest swing bands in the world, heaps of fabulous and fun dancers, and great weather enabling us to get to the venues! (e.g. no "snow days.")

I was especially thrilled to see so many of our Thursday Lindy By The Sea newbies out on the floor and finding their way into our "home of happy feet" at Rusty's. Yeah! It all goes on, and on, and on.

Wednesday, we welcomed our newest Lindy Hopper, 90-year old (young!) Jason Gale. He thrilled the group by listing just a few of the big bands he got to hear right in Los Angeles back in the day: Benny Goodman, Jimmie Lunceford, Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Lionel Hampton, and the list goes on! (Special thanks to David Kwok and Perrin Iacopino for meeting Jason at Sweet & Hot and inviting him to Rusty's. You dancers are definitely our best advertisement out there in the world.)

Thank you ALL for making our scene one of the most welcoming and fun, really, in the world!

Swing Out!

Visit Dave Welch's "Photos With Class" website to see all his pics from our dances ~ he captures the joy!

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Gil Brady and the Gang
Dancin' Up a Storm


So many of you commented on the Gil Brady picture from last week's PICTURE OF THE WEEK, I thought I would have our CLIP OF THE WEEK one that featured his dancing from that era. And all I can say, if this one doesn't make you smile and want to jump out of your chair and dance... well, I don't know what to say!

I got to meet and dance with Gil Brady some years ago, and what a thrill. He still wore his signature black glasses. What a smarty he was, to have an identifying feature that always made it easy to pick him out in a group!

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See you on the dance floor!



Dance is music made visible.

~ George Balanchine

 

This is simply one of my favorites and have to put it here on occasion! ~ Rusty

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at the Savoy Ballroom

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Rip It Up

Enjoy this fabulous clip of 1950's Lindy Hop! Wow! Wow! Wow! I want to be them all!!


CLICK ON PIC TO BEGIN CLIP

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OUR NEXT SERIES
Swing & Lindy Hop

* REGISTER NOW and SAVE!*


TUESDAYS - INTERMEDIATES
September 20, 27, October 4, 11
Taught by Rusty Frank & Ron Campbell

7:00pm Lindy, Track-Green
8:00pm "Secret Agent Man" cont...
9:00pm Master Track*
**This Master Track full.
For Nov-Dec series - Contact us - Contact us

THURSDAYS - BEGINNERS
September 22, 29, October 6, 13
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 - Style, 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)*
$22/2nd 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


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

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UPCOMING DANCES
AT RUSTY'S

~ OUR NEXT DANCE ~
Wednesday, September 21
Mark Tortorici & Friends



*Friday, September 30
Lil' Mo & The Dynaflos

Wednesday, October 5
Dave Stuckey's Gut buck 5

Wednesday, October 12
Jumpin' Joz

Wednesday, October 19
Jonathan Stout & His Campus Five
Featuring Hilary Alexander

Wednesday, October 26
HALLOWEEN PARTY!
PRIZES BEST COSTUME
Fabulous Esquires Big Band

 

*PLEASE NOTE:
We've moved October "First Friday" to September 30th

GENERAL INFO

At Rusty's Rhythm Club we have a swing dance every Wednesday,
except the week of our First Friday of the month dance.

The $15 admission includes a half-hour beginner swing dance lesson and live music with some of the hottest bands around. Please check our schedule before heading out to the club, as sometimes our schedule varies.

TIMES: Wednesday 8:00-11:30 ~ Friday 8:30-Midnight
$15 Cover Charge ~ Beginner Class 1/2 hour before the dance

Read about our Frequent Dancer Card and Passes Policy

"$10 AFTER 10" ON WEDNESDAYS
Don't forget about our special discount after 10:00pm on Wednesdays!
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

Paul Roberts
Dabmar Wien


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

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GET RUSTY'S GIFT CARDS NOW

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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.

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CAMPUS FIVE @ CICADA CLUB
THIS SUNDAY

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Hands down, the classiest place to go dancing in Los Angeles is Maxwell DeMille's Cicada Club. Don't miss this Sunday. The Campus Five always brings out a lot of swing dancers, and we already know a bunch of our crowd is going.

If you've not been there before, visit the Cicada Club website for their dress code. It is enforced... and makes for an amazing look all around -- like you just walked into a Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movie!

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CATALINA SWING DANCE FESTIVAL!
November 18-20, 2011

26 MILES ACROSS THE SEA...
SANTA CATALINA IS WAITING FOR THEE
(pardon the paraphrasing)

The Catalina Swing Dance Festival will feature:
* Non-Stop Live Music *
* World Class Instructors/Performers *
* Dance Workshops for All Levels *

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I want to give my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION for Joel Ply's Catalina Swing Dance Festival. To spend three days on that beautiful island in swing heaven, well, what can I say?

As all this takes place 26 miles across the sea, the price is a bit higher than other camps, but well worth it! And you'll never regret it. Joel has set up a payment plan this year, so you can portion out your camp fees.

Last year, a bunch of Lindy by the Sea students got a house together, which is much more affordable that hotels. So start coordinating!!

 

See you there!

For all the information, visit:
CATALINASWINGDANCEFESTIVAL.COM

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THE SONG

Just in case you need any more encouragement, here's The Four Preps singing:
"26 Miles (Santa Catalina)"

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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.


Email me or call 310 606 5606. I'll do everything I can to keep dancing in your life.

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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.

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