A SPECIAL QUOTE OF THE WEEK THAT'S ACTUALLY A "LETTER OF THE WEEK"
To all our friends out there:
In the last nine years I've had the most wonderful time being the lead singer in front of the great jump band 'Stompy Jones', formerly the 'Swing Session' . While I'd hoped I had made a lot of friends over the years I had no idea just how many until I ran into a wall of bad health. Of course, I had to stop performing, which broke my heart. Every time the band went down to SO-CAL, Scott Lawrence (Stompy pianist) would bring back loads of cards and letters with good wishes for my recovery and showing how much I'd been missed.
Needless to say, we were overwhelmed by your response to an announcment in the 'Lindy By The Sea' newsletter published by our dear friend and head "Soundie Girl" Rusty Frank of our situation up here.
Because of you we are not waking up in fear every morning of being in the dark at night.
There are no words to express how we feel right now so we say:
~ Pops and Mrs. Pops (Lois)
DON'T MISS THE NEWS BELOW
A NOTE FROM RUSTY
Thank you for Pops' Help
Rhythm Club Tomorrow Nite Welcome Camp Hollywood!
Every now and again, it is my great honor to be the "conduit" for fundraising activities through our swing world. Together we have done many successful drives.
It always staggers me how quickly dancers step up to the plate to help make this world a better place.
As you know by now, I set off another drive last week for Peter "Pops" Walsh -- former lead singer with Stompy Jones (Swing Session). He clearly made a deep impact on hundreds of you, as the moment I announced his dire straights, you began sending in donations.
I thank you again for everything you have done so far, and know this -- it has made a SIGNIFICANT difference for Pops and his wife "Mrs Pops" (Lois).
To read more about it, go HERE. Please keep spreading the word.
WELCOME CAMP HOLLYWOOD TO THE RHYTHM CLUB THIS WEDNESDAY, JULY 25
Starting this coming Thursday, one of the greatest swing dancing gatherings in the world will be taking place right in our own backyard -- and it's called Camp Hollywood.
This Wednesday, at The Rhythm Club, is our "Welcome Camp Hollywood Dance." Dancers from all over the world come in early and make a point to come to the Rhythm Club. Make sure to come along and give them a great West Side welcome!
By the way, you won't want to miss Camp Hollywood. If you can't come for classes, make it a point to come to the dances and see the competitions (cheer on our students and Gio!).
If you've never been to Camp Hollywood, in the words of Al Jolson, "You ain't seen nothin' yet!"
See you on the dance floor!
POPS AND STOMPY JONES
If you haven't had a chance yet, enjoy watching this wonderful clip of the Pops and Stompy Jones.
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:*
Pops used to sing with one of the most popular current swing bands - Stompy Jones. This band used to have another name. What was it?
With just a few days to go before Camp Hollywood, this is a great time to find a new outfit!
This Wednesday, you can shop for some vintage swing attire AND help a wonderful cause all at the same time! Fellow swing dancer, Chris E, is bringing a large part of her dance collection to sell off, with all proceeds going to charity - especially the Pops Walsh fund! So bring your checkbooks and stop by the Rhythm Club this Wednesday to check out over 100 clothing items and shoes, and help us raise money for Pops!
Stacy Ellen Rich
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
SUNDAY FREE SWING DANCE AT POLLIWOG PARK
In the beautiful, friendly, & cool place of a coastal town, Manhattan Beach, come on down & enjoy yourself with a little song & dance out at Polliwog Park with the, "SWING KINGS!!!"
* Band Performs 2 sets
* Very nice, friendly, & quaint outdoor atmosphere
* Huge smooth cement flooring around front of stage
* Natural grassy bowl shaped seating--great views
* Bring your chairs & a picnic
* FREE Admission
* Plenty of street parking & some lot parking
Sunday July 29, 2007
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Polliwog Park -- in the beautiful, cool, & breezy city of Manhattan Beach.
1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA
WHY NOT COME ALONG? HAVE FUN AND DO A GOOD DEED!
Saturday, August 11, 2007
3:15PM - 4:15PM
Little Sisters of the Poor
2100 S. Western Ave.
San Pedro, CA 90732
"Bing", Activity Coordinator
Debbie's "Girls" will be singing and dressed up in their '40s best
to entertain the residents at Little Sisters of the Poor.
We need dancers for this beautiful facility. Their Recreation Room has
a beautiful stage and sound system and the residents will just have
finished their enthusiastic round of Bingo. Last time we were here
some of the residents even danced with us. Arrrive about 3:00PM
and dress vintage or vintage Hawaiian if you can.
Vicky Olivadotti has already said she'll be there.
JAMIE ENGLAND GETS HIS APPENDIX OUT
Boy, was he surprised! Last week, our very own "favorite leader" Jamie England got a tummy ache, that got worse and worse, and turned out to be appendisitis. Oh my! After an emergency surgery, he's home safe and sound... albiet bored out of his mind. Many Lindy By The Sea crowd have been keeping him busy, and it'll just be a quick bit before we see him on the dance floor again.
All our best wishes, Jamie!
All your swing dancing pals.
P.S. We couldn't resist teasing Jamie by posting this picture again. (He's actually giving another dancer directions to this dance... so we guess it's okay that he's on the phone?)
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!):