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APRIL 24TH, 2002
WEDNESDAY

 

GREETINGS GATES*!


PICTURE OF THE WEEK

 
Dancers letting the music lift their spirits!



QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Get out there and dance. And let the music lift your spirits

--Frankie Manning



* * * *  UPCOMING WORKSHOPS * * * *

 

SATURDAY, MAY 4TH--
DEAN COLLINS' SHIM SHAM WORKSHOP WITH RUSTY & PETER!!!

&
(Back by popular demand)
1940's VINTAGE HAIR STYLING WORKSHOP

 

BOTH SATURDAY, MAY 4TH

Mark  your calendar for our Dean Collin's Shim Sham workshop (for full details click HERE!),  and on the same night Rusty will again be doing the 1940's Vintage Hair Styling Workshop! (for full details click HERE)


* * * * RHYTHM CLUB ANNIVERSARY PARTY * * * *

 

The Jitterbugs to perform at Rhythm Club Anniversary Party!

 TONIGHT, APRIL 24TH 2002
 
ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY OF 
RUSTY & PETER'S RHYTHM CLUB

LIVE SWING BAND!
PRIZES!
DANCE DERBY!
1940'S HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR PORTRAITS!
and
PERFORMANCE BY THE JITTERBUGS!!
DRESS TO IMPRESS!!!

$12 COVER, ONE NIGHT ONLY!!!


WITH MASTER OF CEREMONIES
MAXWELL DEMILLE (on the right)

Tonight's the night!  The One-Year Anniversary Party for Rusty & Peter's Rhythm Club, with contests, prizes, performances by members of The Jitterbugs, Impresario and Master of Ceremonies Maxwell DeMille and LIVE MUSIC for the first time ever at this venue!  This is a special night for us, so we're asking everyone to dress up to really make it wonderful!

AND as an extra-special added attraction, we are fortunate to have the incredible photography skills of Mary Ann Stuehrmann at the Rhythm Club tonight.  Mary Ann specializes in  taking black and white glamour portraits in the style of the 1930's and 1940's (including her vintage lighting equipment to really make it authentic). Have fun, have a glamour portrait taken of yourself and friends; she'll be bringing the photo proofs in a week or two (and nobody is under any obligation to buy prints). She is offering a special Rhythm Club discount, and 5x7s will be $20 (normally $30) and an 8x10 will be $30 (normally $40).

So make your plans now to join us for our special One-Year Anniversary party at
Rusty & Peter's Rhythm Club, TONIGHT, April 24th!!!
 
  

7:30-8:00pm -- Beginner's East Coast Swing Lesson
8:00-11:30pm -- Dance!  Dance!  Dance!

 

SEE YOU THERE!

Full details, click HERE;
Directions, click HERE 
 



* * * * UPCOMING CLASSES AND EVENTS* * * *

END-OF-SERIES PARTY THIS SUNDAY NIGHT!
APRIL 28TH!!!

Don't forget we're having another great End-Of-Series Party this Sunday night.  These dances are FREE, and open to absolutely anyone of all ages!  Bring your friends, neighbors and family along...these dances are always a real blast!  For details on this great party, click HERE!



NEW SERIES OF LINDY HOP CLASSES BEGINS
MAY 5TH, 6TH & 7TH!!!



We'll be looking for you at the next series of Lindy Hop classes at
Lindy By The Sea in Manhattan Beach!
For details on the classes, click HERE!
To pre-register online, click HERE!



 NEW!!

TUESDAY CLASSES WITH RUSTY AND PETER
BEGINS MAY 7TH,
IN EL SEGUNDO!!!

 

Yes, indeed!  After all this time, we are finally able to offer a night of beginners-level Lindy Hop classes during the WEEK!  We are lucky enough to have secured the use of the Rebekah Hall in El Segundo on Tuesday nights and we will be offering our Levels One and Two Lindy Hop classes there.  The room is very pretty and a brand-new dancefloor has just been installed!  There is also (drumroll please...) lots of parking in a couple of ACTUAL parking lots!!!  This is a great change for anyone who has ever had to struggle finding parking in Manhattan Beach...  The classes begin Tuesday night, May 7th!  

For more information on these classes, check out our webpage
HERE!  If you'd like to pre-register online, click HERE!  For a map to Rebekah Hall in El Segundo, click HERE!



FEATURED CLASS - CHARLESTON VARIATIONS
BEGINS MONDAY NIGHT, MAY 6TH


8:00-9:00pm
Click HERE for info on what's taught in this class
Click HERE for dates and other info

To preregister online, click HERE


  NEW PERFORMANCE CLASS TO BEGIN MAY 5TH
FRANKIE MANNING'S BIG APPLE!!!

 

MAY 5, 12, 26, JUNE 9, 16, 23 2002
PRICE:  $80 (That's $6.67 an hour!)
TIME:  7pm-9pm
No partner required this time!

By popular demand, we are offering Frankie Manning's Big Apple as our Performance Class this time around.  This is a high-energy, non-partnered routine originally created by legendary Lindy Hopper Frankie Manning in 1938.  The routine assembles dozens of classic Lindy Hop boogie steps and movements that will be a HUGE benefit to your dancing!  These are the movements that were a part of dancing in the 1930's and 40's and having a good knowledge of them will give you insight into your other swing dancing and help bring it up another level. 

We have taught this routine many times before as a featured class or in a workshop, but have never been able to get through the whole choreography.  So now  we are offering it as a Performance Class, giving us SIX classes of two hours apiece.  So now we are certain to not only get through the whole thing, but also be able to focus on the detail and technique that this terrific dance deserves.  Make sure to plan on joining us for this incredible class...and at a mere $6.67 an hour, the Performance Class may just be the biggest bargain we offer!!!

To preregister online, click HERE


 
 

RUSTY & PETER GUEST TEACHERS AT
SUZY Qs' TWO-YEAR ANNIVESARY PARTY!

7:30-8:30 Balboa Class with Rusty & Peter

For more details, check out the Suzy Q website
HERE!



LINDY HOP INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO TAPES
WITH
RUSTY & PETER!

AVAILABLE AT CLASSES

OR ONLINE HERE



A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL ON THE
LINDY CRUISE!

Well, the Lindy Cruise to Ensenada was last weekend, and we can honestly say, it was a ball from start to finish!  Lots of terrific classes with top-notch instructors, wonderful food (lots and lots and lots of food...), and three nights of great dances with live music provided by none other than the Swing Session from San Francisco!  The nightly dances were outside on the deck, and while it was pretty chilly, you all know that after a dance or two, you really warm up!  Rusty and Peter taught some fun classes, including a terrific Swing Rueda class, and Peter got to sing with Swing Session on the last night as sort of an early birthday present (his birthday is next Wednesday, May 1st...hint, hint!)  Keep your eyes peeled for the next DanceFun event...they really are amazing!


Peter, Rusty, Robin, Ron truck on board


Chris, Rusty and Steve Conrad on formal night; Rusty with "Pops" of the Swing Session


Gretchen, Julie, Rusty, Robin and Alice sunning themselves; Rusty and Sylvia Skylar!


Peter celebrates his birthday early!  With cake; then singing "That Night" with Swing Session!


Ron & Robin Campbell and Rusty & Peter pose with a vintage Rolls Royce; our cruise ship after we danced a hole in the hull!  (Not really...it's some wreck in the harbor near Ensenada!)



* * * * LINK OF THE WEEK * * * *

TC SWINGIN' HEPCATS!

http://www.swinginhepcats.com/-- Here's a terrific website you can use to find out loads of information on swing dancing and lindy hopping!  We're not sure exactly where this website is based, but boy do they have lots of neat stuff!  You can even order videos, CDs and clothing...right down to seamed stockings for the ladies!!!  Swing on over and check out this amazing website now...we're sure you'll be impressed!


See you soon! 



Swingcerely,
Rusty and Peter
Swing Shift
http://www.swingshiftontap.com

*Wondering what the heck a "gate" is?  This was a phrase popularized by 1940's comedian, Jerry Colonna, who would holler it out every time he was introduced on the Bob Hope radio program.  It was a friendly salutation to a swing cat (dancer or swing music enthusiast).




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Members of the Swing Shift Rhythm Club at
Shriners Children's Hospital, LA