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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22ND 2011

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A NOTE FROM RUSTY
Boo! It's Halloween at Rusty's this Wednesday
Introducing Gjon Mili

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

PICTURE OF THE WEEK

CLIP OF THE WEEK

LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
Current 4-Week Series- Not Too Late to Join

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

10-26 Wed: Halloween! Fabulous Esquires - Costume Contest
11-03 Wed: Dark
11-04 Fri: Stompy Jones
11-09 Wed: Hal Smith's Four Devils & An Angel
11-16 Wed: Tim Gill All-Stars
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...

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BOO!

HALLOWEEN PARTY AT RUSTY'S
THIS WEDNESDAY

 

COSTUME CONTEST
&

JACK O'LANTERN CONTEST!


 

All the details below


RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB

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Introducing Gjon Mili
Pioneer Dance & Jazz Photographer

Anyone who has been swing dancing for more than a year is well acquainted with Gjon's Life Magazine photos! Gjon Mili has taken some of the most iconic jazz and dance pictures of the swing era. I have always been in awe of his photographs as they contain a unique quality that captures the depth of spirit of what we are about.

Make sure to take a look at our Clip of the Week -- it's Gjon's masterpiece - "Jammin' The Blues."

Gjon Mili's iconic Jitterbug Photo from LIFE
picturing Willamae Ricker and Leon James

Gjon Mili was trained as an engineer. He arrived in America from Albania in 1923 and began working for LIFE. Collaborating with Professor Harold Edgerton, the father of electronic flash, they pioneered strobe photography. In 1939, Mili began dissecting movement with rapid-sequence firing that showed multiple images on a single film frame.

Here are some more of my favorite Gjon Mili photos
(in order: Gene Nelson, Gene Krupa, Ray Bolger, Gene Kelly):

 

 

Gjon Mili (lower left) is pictured here during the shoot of "Jammin' The Blues" along with Lester Young (sax) and Red Callender (bass).

 

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See you on the dance floor!



If you stumble, make it part of your dance.

~ anonoymous

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Katherine Dunham with feline dance partner

Photo: Gjon Mili

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Gjon Mili's Masterpiece -
"Jammin' The Blues"

This clip is absolutely one of my favorites. Relax, breath, and be inspired through sight and sound.


CLICK ON PIC TO BEGIN CLIP

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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*
*Interested in our 2012 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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* 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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BOO!

HALLOWEEN PARTY AT RUSTY'S
THIS WEDNESDAY



How is this year flying by so quickly? Halloween already? You bet! And that means it's time for our annual Halloween Party at Rusty's Rhythm Club.

COSTUME CONTEST

The perennial question of newbies is, "Do people really dress up?" Last year we only had three people NOT come in costume.

For those first timers, we recommend making sure that you can swing dance in your costume. Avoid masks, swords, and wings.

Take a look at our scrapbook from last years Halloween dance!

JACK O' LANTERN CONTEST

Last year, we had our first Rusty's Jack O' Lantern Contest. Wow! I was super impressed. Let's see what you've got this year!

 

For costumes and pumpkins, be creative as possible!

This dance is always one of the highlights of our year.

 

UPCOMING DANCES
AT RUSTY'S

Wednesday, November 2
Dark

Friday, November 4
Stompy Jones

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

Wednesday, November 16
The Tim Gill All-Stars

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

Mike Rose
Susan Price
Elizabeth Lopez


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

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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

 

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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