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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15TH 2011

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A NOTE FROM RUSTY
The Spirit of Silly
Campus 5 - Dress Collegiate
T-Shirt Order Extended to Oct 17

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

PICTURE OF THE WEEK

CLIP OF THE WEEK

LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
Next 4-Week Series

Master Track: Room for 1 Lead & 1 Follow - contact us
Featured Class: 1920's Partnered Charleston & Flash Finish

Tues, October 18: Intermediates
Thurs, October 20: Beginners
Register Here

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

10-19 Wed: Collegiate Nite!
Jonathan Stout's Campus Five & Featuring Hilary Alexander
10-26 Wed: Halloween Party, Fabulous Esquires -
Costume Contest
11-03 Wed: Dark
11-04 Fri: Stompy Jones
11-09 Wed: Hal Smith's Four Devils & An Angel
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

10-21, 22 & 23 PBDA's Harvest Moon Swingout
10-28 Suzy Q's Revival with Stompy Jones
11-18 Catalina Swing Dance Festival

... and a few more things:

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
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THE SPIRIT OF "SILLY"

I love Lindy Hop for so many reasons: The music, the people, the manners, the vintage clothes, the exercise, the atmosphere... but it's that "Spirit of Silly" that has always been a major draw for me!

What other partner dance has moves like Peckin', The Itch & Scratch, Groucho, Shorty George?

Take a look at our Clip of the Week, and you'll see a well-loved 1950's TV Star showing us what it's all about!

Have a lovely weekend! And be silly!

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Campus Five This Wednesday @Rusty's - Dress Collegiate!

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
AND DRESS IDEAS

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T-Shirt Order
Extended to Oct 17th

I have extended the deadline for the next Rusty's
t-shirt order to this coming monday. If you wanted to get one, there's still time.

FOR OUR OUT-OF-TOWN FANS
WE CAN SHIP YOUR SHIRT

 

CLICK HERE
FOR ALL
ORDERING INFO

 

 


Don't miss out this time!

 

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See you on the dance floor!



We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.

~ Japanese Proverb

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The Spirit of Silly In Action!

If anyone embraced this spirit, it was Lucille Ball. Here's a clip of her dancing with well-known movie Lindy Hopper (Groovie Movie star) Arthur Walsh.


CLICK ON PIC TO BEGIN CLIP

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OUR NEXT SERIES
Swing & Lindy Hop & 1920's Partnered Charleston

* REGISTER NOW and SAVE!*


TUESDAYS - INTERMEDIATES
October 18, 25, November 1, 8
Taught by Rusty Frank & Ron Campbell

7:00pm Lindy, Track-Blue
8:00pm 1920's Charleston & Flash Finish
9:00pm Master Track*
*Still Room for 1 Lead & 1 Follow
For last 2011 series - Contact us

THURSDAYS - BEGINNERS
October 20, 27, November 3, 10
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 - Style, Musicality, Connection




LOCATION:
El Segundo Woman's Club
541 Standard St. (at Mariposa), El Segundo 90245

NO PARTNER NEEDED!


The Featured Class
1920's Partnered Charleston
& Flash Finishes

Lindy Hoppers world-wide, don't consider themselves complete until they have the related dances under their dancing feet as well: a splash of Balboa, Collegiate Shag, and 1920's Partnered Charleston. Each of these three dances had strong resurgences in the early 2000's, especially with dancers here in Los Angeles.

1920's Partnered Charleston is great to "season" your swing dancing.

Kelly asked for some extras - Flash Finishes... nice endings for social dances. We'll do 1-2 of those each class, as well.

So come along and join us in this fun series.

Level 2 and up!


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Master Track
Still room for 1 Lead & 1 Follow

If you are looking to bring your dancing to the next level, there will be openings in the upcoming series, which begins October 18th.

Contact me if you are interest:
EMAIL or 310 606 5606

Letters from past "Master Track" students:

Rusty/Ron,

I have been dancing in the Lindy scene for more than eight years and your Master's class is far and away the best class I've ever taken. I recommend this class to anyone who is serious about becoming a great dancer.

Thanks to both of you for making it such a success.

Scott Giordano

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This eight-week course, developed by Rusty Frank and Ron Campbell, is designed for people who want to bring their dancing to the next level. The focus of the program is on musicality, styling, and individual development. Class size is limited to twelve students, six leaders and six followers.*

Each week, Rusty and Ron work with each of the students individually and as a group in a series of exercises and challenges. The students are filmed each week, and the footage is studied as a group (in Lindy By The Sea's traditional upbeat, encouraging, and friendly environment) to examine individual areas of goals and progress. At the end of the eight week course, each student is presented with a DVD of their own dancing to track improvement and set goals for future development.

This course will start up every eight weeks. The total cost for all eight classes is $100/per student, including the personalized DVD.

*Students should be versed in the Lindy By The Sea curriculum prior to this joining this course (Levels 1-3 and at least half of the Track

 


* 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, October 19
Collegiate Nite!
Wear Your School Shirt or Vintage Collegiate

Jonathan Stout & His Campus Five
Featuring Hilary Alexander



One the swing nation's favorite bands will be at Rusty's this coming Wednesday. And since their name happens to be "The Campus Five," we thought it would be appropriate to theme it "Collegiate"!

Find your old college shirt, or dress up in vintage collegiate style.

Here are some photos to give you ideas for the vintage look:

 




 

OUR UPCOMING DANCES

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

Wednesday, November 2
Dark

Friday, November 4
Stompy Jones

Wednesday, November 9
Hal Smith's Four Devils & An Angel

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

Sally Hoyt
David Russell
Enio DePaz
John Kanaster
Steven Smith
Brian Meadows
Helen Jordon
Eli Lebenthal
Tina Bui
Sheree Taylor
Jenny Hsieh

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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October 21-23
PBDA's Harvest Moon Swingout

This in from our friends over at PBDA:

The Silver Shadows are coming to Pasadena! We're lucky to have this incredible line-up of instructors coming OCT. 21st-23rd to our PBDA hall for The Harvest Moon Swingout: Peter Strom, Naomi Uyama, Skye Humphries & Marie Mattsson! We're ready for a wonderful weekend of Beg. thru Adv. levels of Lindy Hop classes, (plus a variety of special workshop classes), and "Casey MacGill and the Blue 4 Trio" Band from Seattle that FRIDAY Night, as well as "Stompy Jones" from San Francisco on SATURDAY Night. Sign up now at: www.harvestmoonswingout.com (you'll find the complete schedule of classes there now...$180. covers ALL the classes and dances)...We're producing the weekend jointly with 4 Swede's Production - Hasse & Marie, plus Kenneth & Helena Norbelie, (they'll be on hand with us!) Don't miss out on this exciting weekend!!

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10-28 Suzy Q's Revival with Stompy Jones

Well, children, long ago in the swing dance revival, there was a wonderful place where swing dancers gathered every Friday night - it was called Suzy Qs. This was so many years ago, there are only some of us left who remember it.

But now, it's your chance to "live" and "re-live" that fun dance hall with a one-night gathering...

... all to the GREAT music of STOMPY JONES!

 

 

Click HERE for all the info!

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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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All Scrapbooks! Click HERE

 

Tina Bui Returns to Rusty's - Click HERE

Dave Welch's pics of Rusty's 9/30/11 - 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.


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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