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July 24TH 2007
TUESDAY




"Pops! (front and center)"
With Stompy Jones

See our clip of the week!


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:

Thank You.

~ 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!

CLIP OF THE WEEK
Pops with Stompy Jones

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

LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
Vote! Featured Class students...Take our Poll!
Info on current and upcoming classes

RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
July 25th
- Welcome Camp Hollywood
- Vintage Swing Clothing Sale Benefit

ADDED ATTRACTIONS
Polliwog Park

COMMUNIQUE
Jamie England Appendix!

SCRAPBOOKS
Follow the fun

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

LINK OF THE WEEK
Pete Jacobs Article in OC Register


(So don't stop scrolling...)

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THANKS FOR YOUR HELP WITH POPS!

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.

You are the best!

PAST FUNDRAISERS

Fayard Nicholas Fund 2005-6
This dancers' fundraising effort helped legendary tap dancer Fayard Nicholas, of The Nicholas Brothers.

Hurricane Relief Fundraiser 9/14/2005
Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, the birthplace of Jazz, one month later, we held a dance at Rusty's Rhythm club and raised $7,000 for the American Red Cross.

Tsunami Relief Fundraiser 1/26/2005
We raised $4,000 for the American Red Cross' work at Rusty's Rhythm Club.

FIre Relief Fundraiser 11/5/2003
We raised $1,080 for the American Red Cross' & The Wildlife Way Station


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:*


QUESTION:

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?

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:

How many members are in Shout 'N Feel It?

ANSWER:

Twelve! And you saw 'em all last week at Rusty's Rhythm Club -- Wos!

WINNER:

Sophia Tsai

*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.



HELP US DECIDE
TAKE OUR "FEATURED CLASS POLL"


AUGUST CLASSES

Sunday series begins August 5
Tuesday series begins August 7

REGISTER FOR LINDY BY THE SEA CLASSES HERE

VIEW CLASS SCHEDULE
HERE






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SWING SHOPPING -- FOR A GOOD CAUSE!

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!


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

COMING TO THE RHYTHM CLUB:

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

08/01 -- DJ NITE WITH THE PROFESSOR
7:30-8:00pm Beginner Swing Dance Lesson

08/08 -- Live Music
Neil Morrow

CLICK HERE FOR RHYTHM CLUB INFO


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This Week's Celebrations


Chris Johnson
Rachel Artenian
Ronald Beyers
Stacy Ellen Rich
Tracy Zemansky


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

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!!!"

~EVENT DETAILS~
* 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

EVENTS

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
310-548-0625

"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.

contact Jes if you are available jitterbugstroll@yahoo.com

Vicky Olivadotti has already said she'll be there.

Jes




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

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

"Making a difference through swing dancing"


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?)

All Scrapbooks! Click HERE








OC REGISTER ARTICLE ON PETE JACOBS -- This is a wonderful article featuring one of our local band leaders (appearing at the Rhythm Club on September 5th!). Read all about him! Congrats, Pete.




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

If you wish to exit this list, visit:
http://rustyfrank.com/maillist/mail-list.asp