LINDY BY THE SEA
Opening our doors in 1998, "Lindy By The Sea" boasts the biggest and longest running Swing Dance and Lindy Hop program in Los Angeles. Our goal is to nurture a kind, fun, welcoming, and skilled community of swing dancers.
NO PARTNER NEEDED!
We rotate, so you'll have plenty of people with whom to dance!
WHO TAKES YOUR CLASSES?
Well, it seems like just about everyone. We have all ages (though mostly adults) and all backgrounds. Everyone seems to come for the same reasons... to have fun, to learn something new, to meet new people, to get exercise, and to forget their woes.
YOUR DANCE TEACHERS
World-renown instructor, dancer, performer, and Lindy By The Sea founder Rusty Frank is joined by award-winning dancers Ron Campbell and Ted Stanley. Together they have over 60 years of teaching experience. Wow!
CLASS LEVELS & TIMES Beginner Swing Dance - Thursdays:
Level 1 -7:00pm
Level 2 - 8:00pm
Level 3 - 9:00pm Intermediate Swing Dance - Tuesdays:
The Track - 7:00pm
Featured - 8:00pm
Featured - 9:00pm
WHAT IS A SERIES?
A series is a 4-week session consisting of a 1-hour class each week. Example: Level 1, Thursdays 7-8pm, January 9, 16, 23, 30 We always offer 6 different choices in a 4-week series (see above, Class Levels & Times).
WHAT IS IN THE NEXT SERIES?
Click on the "Next Series" green button above to see what we have in store.
WHAT DO WE TEACH?
We have a wonderful curriculum that will take you from an absolute beginner on up to a seasoned swing dancer. Read all about it HERE .
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEN LEVEL 1 A & B? DOES IT MATTER WHICH ONE I START ON?
We want our students to get really good basics, so Levels 1A & 1B start exactly the same, but then in weeks 3 & 4, you learn completely new material. Our hope is that you'll eventually take Levels 1 and 2 twice, and it doesn't matter at all which one you start with.
MAY I TAKE MORE THAN ONE SERIES AT A TIME?
Yes! As a matter of fact you get 50% discount on additional classes taken in the same series. Most people, who are absolute beginners, just start with Level 1. Then the next series they repeat Level 1 and add on Level 2.
CAN I JUST DROP IN?
Yes, you can definitely drop in for a class. The price is $20 for one hour class. But we do ask that you don't drop in after Week 2 of our 4-week series.
WHAT IS THE GOLDEN TICKET?
The Golden Ticket is for our Intermediate Students: You can take any and all classes in that 4-week series. What a deal! (For Beginners, don't get the Golden Ticket yet, as the other classes will be too advanced for you... for now!). Note: Golden Ticket classes have to be used in a single 4-week series, rather than over consecutive months.
THEY ARE THE SAME PRICE...SHOULD I GET A GOLDEN TICKET? OR A 3 CLASS CARD?
A Golden Ticket has to be used during a single 4-week series. So if you think you are going to miss a night, get the 3-Series Card... then if you miss one night, you still have the makeup classes.
GROUP DANCE CLASSES
Lindy By The Sea group classes include: East Coast Swing and Lindy Hop, as well as featured classes in Balboa, Collegiate Shag, 1920s Charleston, Performance, and more. Our three instructors have over 50 years of combined teaching experience. Our classes and follow a well-thought out curriculum, and are extremely upbeat and fun.
Frankie Manning's Big Apple is the mother of all Big Apples full of all the classic Lindy Hop jazz and boogie moves.
This is a non-partnered routine.
And... looking for a workout for your body & mind - this is it!
And, it's super easy, once you know!
This routine will be learned over two 4-week sessions.
And, of course, we'll always practice our repetoroire:
RUSTY FRANK & RON CAMPBELL INVITE YOU TO AUDITION FOR THEIR AWARD-WINNING CAMP HOLLYWOOD TEAM
"RUSTY'S RHYTHM RASCALS" 2020!
A NOTE FROM RUSTY & RON
We are SUPER stoked about our idea for Camp Hollywood Team 2020. We want to tell you all about it and find out who wants to be on board for our fabulous ride. Our idea is tons of fun and will involve a "Dancer Group" and an "Aerials Group." As usual, our emphasis will be on having a GREAT time together and wowing the campers and judges.
1. If you are registering more than one student, select "quantity" at checkout
2. Prices are per student ("2 series" means two classes in same 4-week session, rather than for two people)
3. Additional series must be used in same 4-week session, for example Level 1 & Level 2 (may not be spread out over consecutive months, for example Level 1 one month and then Level 2 in the next month)
4. Questions? Confused? call me (310) 606-5606 or email
VENMO, ZELLE, CREDIT CARDS, PAYPAL (Friends & Family) When sending your payment, make sure to let us know:
2. Student Name(s)
3. Series start date (click on green "WHEN" tab above to see start dates). Example: Level 1, Rusty Frank, February 7
CREDIT CARD: Call us at (310) 606-5606
PAYPAL "FRIENDS AND FAMILY": firstname.lastname@example.org
SAVE WHEN YOU PRE-REGISTER!
REGISTER NOW AND SAVE 1 Series=$62 (compare $67 at the door, you save $5!) 2 Series=$93 (compare $100 at the door, you save $7!) 3 Series=$124 (compare $134 at the door, you save $10!) Golden Ticket=$124 (compare $134 at the door, you save $10!)
STUDENT/SENIOR DISCOUNTS: 1 Series=$57 (compare $62 at the door, you save $5!) 2 Series=$85 (compare $93 at the door, you save $8!) 3 Series=$114 (compare $124 at the door, you save $10!) Golden Ticket=$114 (compare $124 at the door, you save $10!)
SIGNING UP FOR YOUR CLASSES
You can use your credit card (click green tab above "Register Now"), Venmo, Zelle, or Paypal to pay for your classes, just make sure you include your name(s), your series, and start date (e.g. Rusty Frank, Level 1, January 10).
Prices are per/series per/person
PAYPAL: email@example.com (friends & family)
WANNA TAKE MORE THAN ONE CLASS IN A SERIES?
That's great! You save 50% on additional classes in the same series, e.g. Levels 1 & 2. (Please note: These discounted classes cannot be spread out over consecutive months)
Series cards sales are final, but they are good for one year from purchase date. If you miss a class, you may make up this class anytime in a year, or you may even use the "spot" for any class you'd like to review a special move, etc. Your series card purchase is transferable but non-refundable. Golden Ticket classes must be used in the 4-week series once the card is activated.
LOCATION & DIRECTIONS
Lindy By The Sea classes are held at the historic Rebekah Lodge in El Segundo, California. This women's club dates back to 1917! We have a beautiful wooden floor and a wonderfully cozy atmosphere to keep our classes fun and friendly.
Lindy By The Sea
406 E. Grand Avenue
El Segundo, CA 90245.
2019 LINDY BY THE SEA SCHEDULE
HERE ARE OUR 4-WEEK SERIES START DATES:
TUESDAYS INTERMEDIATE CLASSES
* No classes April 21
THURSDAYS BEGINNER CLASSES
LINDY BY THE SEA'S SWING REPERTOIRE PERFORMANCE TROUPE!
We are so excited, and we hope you will be, too!
WHAT IS IT?
A troupe, a company of dancers of all Lindy Hop levels who wish to learn the Lindy Hop swing dance repertoire, and perform!
WHAT WILL IT INCLUDE?
Each 4-week series*, you'll learn one of the classic Lindy Hop routines, known throughout the world. And each week, we'll practice the ones we've already done.
- Jeep Jockey Jump
- The Big Apple
- The Lindy Chorus
- The California Routine
- The Shim Sham
- The Tranky Doo
- The Jitterbug Stroll
- Big John Special
*Sometimes the routines will take two series to learn, as they are more involved.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS TROUPE & YOUR CAMP HOLLYWOOD TEAM?
In the Troupe you'll be learning entire historic routines quickly and then practicing them every week as we build the repertoire. No standing around as Rusty & Ron experiment. You'll be dancing your feet off! Unlike our Camp Hollywood team routines, where we create a brand new performance routine over a five-month period with loads of formation changes, that is done just a few times and then lost to the world...except on video. Both Team and Troupe are super fun, just very different pacing. (For those who have been on one of our Camp Hollywood teams, imagine the last four weeks of practices!)
HOW MUCH IS IT?
It will be priced like our regular classes and can be bundled (yes, you would get a discount if you were doing more than one class a night).
IF I JOIN THE CLASS, DO I HAVE TO BE PART OF THE TROUPE?
DO I HAVE TO PERFORM?
No, you don't have to officially be part of the troupe if you just want to learn the routines, and you don't have to perform. It can just be something you do for yourself and take like any of our 4-week series.
HOW DO I REGISTER?
Sign up as a regular series class HERE:
Or by Venmo (Rusty-Frank-1), Zelle (firstname.lastname@example.org)