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May 15TH 2007
TUESDAY




Jivin' Jacks & Jills
(see Clip of the Week & Contest of the Week!)




"I want to have a band that really swings and that's easy to dance to all the time."

~ Harry James



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DEBRA WATSON AT THE RHYTHM CLUB TOMORROW NITE
COME OUT AND SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC!

Won't you join me in giving a great Rhythm Club welcome to Debra Watson tomorrow nite at the Rhythm Club!

Debra Watson has a wonderful swing outfit, and we are so lucky to have her making her Rhythm Club debut Wednesday. Let's really show her our support and have a great time doing so.

Thank you for supporting live music!

Here's what they say on CD Baby:

Rich, sweet, soulful, and heartfelt with a touch of Texas Sass, Debra sings her favorite songs from Jazz and Swing Standards to rockin' Texas blues accompanied by some of L.A.'s hottest musicians.

Listen to a sampling of her music, click HERE.


NEW SCRAPBOOKS UP -- TAKE A LOOK

HELP! -- RHYTHM CLUB ANNIVERSARY PARTY
DO YOU HAVE ANY PICTURES/MOVIES TO ADD?

Help! I need more pictures of our Anniversary Party!!!! I know there out there, because the few pictures I have shows all of you taking pictures of the dance. I'm begging you, if you took pictures, send them my way on disk. You can bring them to the Rhythm Club, to class, or send them to me.

Thanks so much! (Click HERE to see the pics)




LIVING LIVE TV SHOW

Enjoy taking a look at us having a ball with Jean Veloz and the cast and crew of Living Live last week.

(Click HERE to see the pics)


DON'T MISS THE NEWS BELOW


~ CLIP OF THE WEEK

~ CONTEST OF THE WEEK

~ LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS

~ RHYTHM CLUB MONTHLY SCHEDULE

~ LINK OF THE WEEK


(So don't stop scrolling...)



JIVIN' JACKS & JILLS

"James Session" - Harry James and His Music Makers. Danced by The Jivin' Jacks and Jills. This is from the 1942 public domain film "Private Buckaroo".



THIS WEEK'S CONTEST!!

The first person to send us an email with the answer to the following wins a free pass to the Rhythm Club for tomorrow nite:*


In our Clip of the Week we've got "The Jivin' Jacks and Jills".

Which of these kids went on to become a famous movie star? (He's the kid wearing the uniform.)

Hint: He was in "Singing In The Rain"

Send your answer to us at info@rustyfrank.com.

NOTE: Google is your friend!




LAST WEEK'S WINNER

Yves Magnier

LAST WEEK'S CONTEST:

In our Clip of the Week we showed "Whitey's Lindy Hoppers".

What was Whitey's first and last name?

LAST WEEK'S ANSWER:

Herbert White

*Contestants may play as many times as they wish, but may only win the prize once a year. Contestants must use their Rhythm Club pass for the week they won the contest.



JUNE CLASSES!

Sunday series begins May 27
Tuesday series begins May 29

REGISTER FOR LINDY BY THE SEA CLASSES HERE

VIEW CLASS SCHEDULE HERE



RENDEZVOUS REVIEW!

BALBOA
DROP IN!

If you didn't sign up for the whole series, feel free to "drop in" ($15/class) to this great class. Each week we're gonna work on new Balboa material. In other words, the class in not progressive.

Must know Balboa basics.




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COMING TO THE RHYTHM CLUB:

05/16 --Live Music - RHYTHM CLUB DEBUT!
Debra Watson

05/23 --Live Music
The Peter Jacobs Quintet

05/30 --Live Music
Neil Morrow

06/06 -- DJ NITE WITH THE PROFESSOR
7:30-8:00pm Beginner Swing Dance Lesson

06/13 --Live Music
Jumpin' Joz

CLICK HERE FOR RHYTHM CLUB INFO


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This Week's Celebrations


April Addis
Faye Callen
Herb Sleigh
Megumi Yamagishi
Scott Giordano
Yumi Narita


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




HOLD THESE DATES FOR UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

All workshops are held on selected Sundays throughout the year from 11:00am-1:30pm at Rebekah Hall in El Segundo 90245. Click HERE for details (as they are revealed to us!)

2007 WORKSHOP DATES


June 10 - Cancelled (sorry)
August 19
September 16
October 14
November 18




Subscribe to SwingShiftRhythmClub

*The Swing Shift Rhythm Club (SSRC) has two goals:
Fun & Philanthropy.

Anyone can join! See full details at the bottom of this newsletter.



Click HERE to see photos from Living Live shoot.


Click HERE to see photos from Rhythm Club Anniversary Party.

All Scrapbooks! Click HERE







SOLID! THE NEW ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BIG BAND SOUNDS -- HARRY JAMES -- Ya just gotta love the internet for find new and fun sites! Today while looking for some info on Harry James... found this new site that's got a bit of everything.

Here's what they have to say:

Solid! is an online encyclopedia of big band music and classic jazz. Here you can find information on artists who were active during the most important years of the jazz and dance band eras, from the 1910s to the 1960s. Browse through our index above or use the search function to your left to learn more about your favorite performers or to discover new and interesting artists. Solid! has been compiled by a professional historian. All information is checked for accuracy as far as sources allow. We hope you find this web site a valuable resource. Solid! is dedicated to the wonderful musicians and vocalists who populate its pages.




Swing Shift
www.rustyfrank.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). Basically, we swing like a gate!


JOIN THE FUN!
BUT, WHAT THE HECK IS IT?

Many of you still don't know about our Swing Shift Rhythm Club. It's one of our best kept secrets. Now is the time to get the SSRC "above the radar."

THE SWING SHIFT RHYTHM CLUB (SSRC), founded in 2000 by Rusty Frank's swing dance students, The SSRC has two missions:

1. Having fun! (Fun) 2. Doing good deeds! (Philanthropy)

1. Having fun: Events where swing dancers can socialize and get to know each other outside of class (vintage clothes shopping, going to a dance-related movie, dancing in the park, eating at retro restaurants before a dance, etc.).

2. Doing good deeds: Events where we bring swing dancing to hospitals, senior homes, and community events for the purpose of good deeds, entertainment, and education in the Los Angeles area.

The SSRC is a volunteer club open to the public and the events are organized by its members. There are no dues. Members can attend as many or as few events as they wish.

"How do I join?"...
Right now, fill in your email address
and click the Yahoo log (that's it!):

Subscribe to SwingShiftRhythmClub

Then you will receive updates of activities (or you can organize one yourself!). Check the yahoogroup "Swing Shift Rhythm Club" calendar here for postings of upcoming events.

Join us in making the world a better place through dancing!

Thank you for joining!

Rusty Frank, Founder
Jessica Densmore, Philanthropic Events Coordinator
Cathryn Sayer, "Just for Fun" Events Coordinator
Norman Kajikawa, SSRC Photographer

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http://rustyfrank.com/maillist/mail-list.asp