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July 10TH 2007
TUESDAY





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Dance first. Think later. It's the natural order.

~ Samuel Beckett



DON'T MISS THE NEWS BELOW


A NOTE FROM RUSTY
Wow! Rhythm Club All-Stars & Shout 'n Feel It
Welcome Level 1

CLIP OF THE WEEK
Jean Veloz on Living Live -- Entire Program

CONTEST OF THE WEEK
Test your knowledge and win a pass to the Rhythm Club

LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
Info on current and upcoming classes

RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
July 11th -- Flat Top Tom! (Rhythm Club debut)
July 18th -- Special nite
- Rhythm Club All Stars
- Sweden's performance troupe "Shout 'n Feel It"
- Level 1 Rhythm Club Outing

ADDED ATTRACTIONS
July 14, A Ticket to the Twenties - Homestead Museum
July 15, Bastille Day & Swing Dance

SCRAPBOOKS
Follow the fun

SWING SHIFT RHYTHM CLUB NEWS
Join the fun and do a good deed

LINK OF THE WEEK
Camp Hollywood


(So don't stop scrolling...)

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EXCITING EVENTS AT THE RHYTHM CLUB THIS MONTH

As you can see by our "Picture of the Week," we've got an exciting event next Wednesday -- The Rhythm Club All-Stars & Shout 'n Feel It will be playing and performing respectively at our very own stomping grounds. Plus, our July Level 1 will be making their first class outing to the club.


RHYTHM CLUB ALL-STARS
JULY 18TH

So "Who the heck are The Rhythm Club All-Stars," you ask?

They are a band put together especially for us by the extraordinary drummer for Royal Crown Revue -- Daniel Glass. I was talking to him at Maxwell DeMille's Cicada Club, and we came up with the idea of a band comprised of world-class players, each of whom had played at one time or another with a band at the Rhythm Club.

Here's what we've got*:

Daniel Glass, Drums - Royal Crown Revue

John Reynolds, Guitar - Dean Mora Orchestra

John Hatton, Bass - Brian Setzer Orchestra

Corey Gemme, Cornet - Trad Jazz All Stars

When I asked Daniel what kind of music they'll be playing (as they play Classic Swing to Neo Swing), he replied "The best of swing standards from the golden era of jazz."

Wow! Wow! Wow!

*These players are featured musicians with many bands and orchestras, but we thought you might recognize these listings especially.


SHOUT 'N FEEL IT
JULY 18TH

If The Rhythm Club All-Stars were not enough to lure you to the club next week, then surely Shout 'n Feel It are! This outstanding performance team comes to us all the way from Sweden. They will be putting on a dance show during the band break (some time between 9:30-10:00pm). Just as their name says, you will -- shout and feel it!


LEVEL 1 RHYTHM CLUB OUTING
JULY 18TH

And last, but not least, our July Level 1 class will be coming in force to the Rhythm Club on July 18th. This will be their first group outing to the club, and they are looking forward (with the same excitement/fear/enthusiasm you felt on your first time out) to meeting and dancing with all of you.

By the way, this is our biggest Level 1 class since January!!! Thank you, each and every one of you, for sending them our way and helping to keep swing dancing alive and kicking.



See you on the dance floor!



JEAN VELOZ -- LIVING LIVE

Finally, we got ahold of the entire program that we did back in May for Living Live TV. Enjoy hearing Jean Veloz talk about her life, and maybe find yourself dancing at the Rhythm Club Anniversary Party!



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:*


QUESTION:

What local swing vocalist heads up Camp Hollywood?

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

NOTE: Google is your friend! All the answers are only a Google search away. Have fun and learn about our swing history at the same time.




LAST CONTEST

QUESTION:

What orchestra was playing the music in our Clip of the Week "All The Cats Join In"?

ANSWER:

Benny Goodman Orchestra

WINNER:

Joseph Rocamora

*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.



AUGUST CLASSES

Sunday series begins August 5
Tuesday series begins August 7

REGISTER FOR LINDY BY THE SEA CLASSES HERE

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FLAT TOP TOM RHYTHM CLUB DEBUT - THIS WEDNESDAY, JULY 11TH
Cheer him on!

Flat Top Tom has been a big part our swing dance scene since the swing dance revival started! Not only is he a band leader, but also a mighty fearce swing dancer, as well.

Let's all come out in force to welcome him for his first ever appearance at Rusty's Rhythm Club tomorrow nite - July 11th!


SPECIAL EVENT -- JULY 18TH

COME ONE! COME ALL!

And won't you all help welcome July's Level 1 class for their group outing to the Rhythm Club.


For more information on the Rhythm Club - http://rustyfrank.com/rhythmclub.asp

COMING TO THE RHYTHM CLUB:

07/11 -- Live Music
Flat Top Tom

07/18 -- Special Nite
Rhythm Club All-Stars & Shout 'n Feel It

07/25 -- Live Music
The J-Tones Featuring Suzy Williams

CLICK HERE FOR RHYTHM CLUB INFO


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This Week's Celebrations


Greg Fry
Helen Vincent
Jill Schwartzberg
Judy Willis
Peggy Nugent
Stacy Gale


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

August 19
September 16
October 14
November 18

A TICKET TO THEE TWENTIES
SATURDAY, JULY 14 -- THE HOMESTEAD MUSEUM



Special event features Mora's Modern Rhythmists 1920's dance orchestra playing their swellest twenties' dance tunes on this wonderful historic site. The event runs from 4:30 to 7:30pm. In addition, there will be historic house tours, crafts, food, games, demonstrations and more! Period costume is encouraged. Best of all, admission is FREE!

Click HERE for more info.

BASTILLE DAY -- LOS ANGELES
SUNDAY, JULY 15 -- SANTA MONICA



On Sunday, July 15th, 2007, Angelenos will celebrate the sixth annual official Bastille Day LA Festival at Bergamot Station -- Southern California's largest art gallery complex and cultural center (Olympic Boulevard & Cloverfield) -- with French gastronomic delicacies and spectacular live entertainment.

AND... we'll be there teaching a swing dancing class from 7:30-8:00pm! Plus all the good folks from Third Street Swingers will be on hand throughout dancing up a storm.

Come join in the fun and experience what thousands of people have been enjoying for the past six years, making this annual celebration one of the most well-attended community festivals in Los Angeles. Entertainment includes:

- A true Provencal Petanque Tournament under the pine trees
- A Parisian Waiter's Race
- A children's village with fun and games
- Street performers
- Tahitian dancers
- Comedians, singers, artists
- French Market vendors
- Sidewalk cafes
- Fun prizes for all races
- Fabulous raffles including a trip to Paris!!
- Famous French food, wines and gastronomic delights!

Click HERE for more info.

NEW EVENT ANNOUNCED:

Dear Swing Dancers:

We require dancers for

Saturday, July 21, 2007 -- 2pm-3pm
Downey Retirement Home
1500 Dolan Ave.
Downey, CA 90241
562-869-2416

We have script, MC, singers. Now need equal leads, follows plus a DJ. Email me if you can dance for these lovely people on Saturday, July 21, 2007, 2pm-3pm.

John Apodaca's niece runs the Recreation Dept. at this retirement center and has asked us to return. They had a ball last time and were highly received so let's try again and bring our music and dancing mayhem to those who don't get out much. Cool summer vintage attire is appreciated!

Debbie Wastling DJWastling@aol.com



THANK YOU FOR PAST EVENT - JUNE 2ND MARY CREST MANOR

Our hardy group of dancers from around South Bay, Orange and Pasadena traveled to be the most beautiful assisted living for retired nuns and Catholics -. Mary Crest Manor. Many of the residents are Alzheimer's Patients and very infirm - it was a subdued crowd to begin. Many cannot clap due to arthritis so were given clap hands to show their appreciation - by the second dance - we knew we were bringing back memories. By the end one lady wheel chair bound was practically standing in joy with clapper high in her hands. We could have gone on all afternoon. We stayed to chat and many talked to us and had a great memories of times past with their dance memories.

We all were touched by their warmth and generosity for these ladies (we were told there are men on the premises) who are cared for by the Carmelite nuns in an amazing fashion. We were requested for another date.

The intrepid dancers were: Rita Cantanzarite (who met a 98 year old lady from her home of New Jersey and her aunt was Rita's old principal!)

Vicki Olivdoti

Tony Mercurio ( who we lost during announcements we found him sitting with 3 charming ladies in their 90's calling him a young snapper! Anyone who knows Tony knows this is his style! )

Scott Giordano

John Apodaca ( who produced the CD)

Everett Perez (great ballroom dances)

June Mikrut (great ballroom and West Coast with Everett)

A VERY BIG THANK YOU TO Amber and Huffy from the Bobby Sox Brigade who gave an amazing display of Balboa and Lindy and Amber was DJ but also pre- entertained the crowd for an extra 15 minutes pre-show with swing stuff!

Two vocalists of Debbie's sang and delighted the ladies with songs of the 1940's Angelie and Erica - Erica the older student read the script very ably.

Angela Amaro costumer to the stars was not present but sent hair decorations for the female dancers - hand made.

A marvelous thank you to all who were a great team and the drinks at the Culver Hotel (1920's ) cooled us all down - thank you Tony!

Debbie




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CAMP HOLLYWOOD -- Camp Hollywood, where Jitterbug lives! Over the past ten years, Camp Hollywood has emerged to become the world's largest Lindy Hop dance camp, attracting hundreds of dancers from all over the globe to celebrate the love of Swing! Featured bands: The Campus Five, The Feetwarmers, Mora's Modern Rhythmists, The Jonathan Stout Orchestra, Stompy Jones.




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* 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?"...
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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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