Thank You

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR MAKING OUR
SWING DANCE SCENE SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE...
... and my life a dream!

What would we do without our dancing? Our dancing friends? Our dancing community? Our dancing family? Sometimes it seems the world is just spinning out of control, and it's hard to maintain a hopeful spirit. But everytime we are together, that hope is fully restored. I thank you all for keeping me sane with the wonderful insanity that is us.

All throughout the year I am so grateful for what we have here ~ one of the friendliest swing dance scenes I've ever known. Of course, it's because of your enthusiasm... how you always welcome newcomers, how you have the social dancing "spirit," how there is always a smile on your face on that dance floor, and how we always have such fun.

I wanted to make sure you all knew how much I appreciate each and every one of you.

Well, here goes...


RUSTY'S 2019 THANK YOU LIST


LINDY BY THE SEA

THANKS TO MY "RHYTHM PALS"!
RON CAMPBELL and TED STANELY

I am the luckiest girl aroud to have these gentlemen of swing making my life such a pleasure. Something that might become tedious (teaching triple step, triple step, rock step for the umpteenth time) is always such fun with these guys around!

Thank you, Ron & Ted, for your spirit and your friendship, and crazy socks!

THE STUDENTS OF LINDY BY THE SEA
YOU MAKE MY LIFE SOAR!

This year was another exceptional year at Lindy By The Sea. Every four weeks throughout the year, another happy group of beginners walked through our doors and became part of our Lindy By The Sea family.

I watch this happen year after year, and it never ceases to put a huge smile on my face.

Thank you all for bringing such delight into my life.


OUR CAMP HOLLYWOOD TEAM

Wow! What a wonderful ride that was. Thank you for all your hard work and joyous rehearsals. You made us so proud!


OUR NEWEST ENDEAVOR
LINDY BY THE SEA REPERTORY PERFORMANCE TROUPE

We had so much fun with Camp Hollywood, we wanted to come up with an idea to keep the energy going all year. Introducing, The Lindy by the Sea Repertory Performance Troupe.

Wanna join the fun? INFO HERE


RUSTY'S APB HOP SQUAD



Some Hop Squad peeps seated in front of a Level One class at Lindy by the Sea

"Rusty's APB HOP SQUAD" are Lindy by the Sea dancers who come to the beginner classes and welcome our new students with open arms, and I appreciate this so much. They help by dancing with the newbies, showing them how fun our world is, and encouraging them to come out dancing.

Thank you to all who have helped so much throughout the year!

RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB

ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS!

I know I could never run Rusty's Rhythm Club without the tremendous help of all the volunteers who pitch right in. Some of them you know and some of them are hidden behind the scenes... but all of you make all of this crazy stuff possible!

Beginner Teachers: This group of volunteers teach the beginner and intermediate swing dance classes before the dance at Rusty's each week: Jamie England, Rebeca Diaz, Amber Dance, CJ Flanagan, Olivia Cordell, Lisa Asahina, and Moi Garcia.

My Favorite Move Teachers:  These are all the volunteers who taught the My Favorite Move classes for you before the dances: David Stockin, Jamie England, Cheryll Lynn, Scott McNabb, Janene Megan, Stephen Webster, Barbara Yeh, Nina Grande, Charlotte Soestini, Thomas Soestini, Cari Bartholomew, Damon Donnelly, and special guest all the way from Arizona - Steve Conrad.

Robert "The Professor" Vangor, our amazing Rusty's "House DJ" who keeps us all dancing to the best of swing music from his tremendous collection.

Benjamin Barrera, for heading up all the setup and special technical needs at Rusty's. He's a behind-the-scenes hero.

Door Stops & Setup-Breakdown Crew, there are so many of you who sit at that door to greet everyone... sometimes just for a minute, sometimes for much more... Very special thanks to our regulars Jamie England, Rebeca Diaz, Aubrey Rinehart, Michael Toennies, David Kwok (my board of director), Karen Torimaru, Paul Lee, Max Loveman, Lisa Walsh, Jack Ritten, Olivia Cordell, Liesl Erman, CJ Flanagan, Alexandra Hickey, Jeremy Neal, Moe Garcia, Paul Lee, Lisa Asahina, Linda Borg, Julia Gulia, Dulce Maria Barahona, DW Bean, Zachary Pals, Frank Giffen, and to all who pitched in.

Dave Welch, our amazing and generous photographer. He comes out for all our special events and makes sure we have it recorded for posterity.

Kelly Gilreath, who heads up Lindy By The Heart, our philantropic activities and funraisers. If you want to get involved: CLICK HERE FOR INFO

AND...

Our Lodges: All those at the Elks Lodge and Rebekah Lodge, you always make us feel welcome and provide us with such a homey and friendly atmosphere in which to dance.

C.K. Farnsworth & His Mobile Soda Fountain aka The Ice Cream Man for making our 1st Friday dances that much more special... we wish you all the best on your future endeavors.

Our lovely vendors - Jen Gomez with Bandini, Linda Marrone with Loco Lindo, and Linda Bredemann with A Walk Thru Time for bringing shopping glamour to our 1st Friday dances.

Stanley Sheff, my web advisor extraordinaire.

Liesl Erman for proofing all our e-letters.

Everyone(!) I have missed naming here... please know you are deeply appreciated!


ALL THE GREAT BANDS!



Just in case you can't remember,
here's a list of all the bands that played at Rusty's in 2019!

Aileen Quinn & The Leapin' Lizards
Alpha Rhythm Kings
Big Butter Jazz Band 
Big Sandy
Bob Parins & His Pint-Sized Cocktail Orchestra
Bobby Barron & His Swing Thing Band, featuring Grace Fae
Boxcar Cassanovas
Carl Sonny Leyland, with guest vocalist Mara Kaye
Danny Freyer & The Red Hot Flyers
Dave Stuckey Hot House Gang
Fabulous Esquires
Five Got Rhythm
Fresh Rhythm Big Band
Jumpin' Joz
Katie Cavera & The Great Pretenders
Ladd McIntosh Swing Orchestra
Lil' Mo & The Dynaflos
The Moontones


ALL THE GUEST TEACHERS
AT OUR 1ST FRIDAY DANCES

Making our 1st Friday dances start off with a bang are a string of guest instructors. We so appreciate them bringing their brand of enthusiasm and expertise, making our monthly Friday dances that much more special.

Steve Conrad
Danielle Deborah
Alan Pinel
Minn Vo
Betty de la Torre
Steve & Chanzie


PHILANTHROPY - IT'S IN THE SWING
LINDY BY THE HEART!

What could be better than swing dancing? Doing good deeds while swing dancing! And that's what our philanthropic arm is all about. This year we did our annual holiday fundraiser for the Good Shepherd Shelter, and our first toy drive.


So, you can see, there really are a lot of people who make our wonderful world come together! Thank you, each of you.


GET READY FOR ANOTHER GREAT YEAR!

RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB

Check our 2020 schedule of dances HERE.

AND

LINDY BY THE SEA

Our Tuesday night classes begin on January 7th, and Thursdays on January 9th. Check our schedule HERE.


HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I wish you all a happy and healthy 2020. Here's to many more happy days and nights of dancing together and all the friendships we make on the dance floor.


"This is Rusty Frank, at her Rhythm Club (& Lindy by the Sea), wishing you all... good days, good nights, good luck, and good dances...
until we meet again"

 

Dancingly,
Rusty E. Frank


RUSTYFRANK.COM