|APRIL 9TH, 2002 |
PICTURE OF THE WEEK
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Dance First. Think later.
THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 14TH! -- LINDY STYLING WORKSHOP!!!
SATURDAY, MAY 4TH -- DEAN COLLINS SHIM SHAM &
LINDY STYLING WORKSHOP WITH RUSTY & PETER!!!
Make sure to plan on joining us for a special SUNDAY NIGHT WORKSHOP! We are offering a special two-hour Lindy Styling class on Sunday night, April 14th, from 7pm until 9pm! Our lindy styling workshops are always among our most popular events, and we know you won't want to miss this one. Two solid hours of great technique, style and terrific moves and variations that will bring your lindy hopping up a few notches and take your dancing to the next level! For more details on this rare opportunity, click HERE!
DEAN COLLINS' SHIM SHAM WORKSHOP WITH RUSTY & PETER!!!
BOTH SATURDAY, MAY 4TH
Mark you calendar for our Dean Collin's Shim Sham workshop (for full details click HERE!), and on the same night Rusty will again be doing the 1940's Vintage Hair Styling Workshop! (for full details click HERE)
SAVE THIS DATE:
ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY OF It's hard to believe it, but we are about to celebrate ONE WHOLE YEAR at Rusty & Peter's Rhythm Club! That's right...last year at this time, we were getting ready to wind up an incredible THREE YEAR run with the wildly successful "Swing Night at 705". As it turns out, it was almost TOO successful, and we literally outgrew the little 600 square-foot dance floor. So we moved the party over to the Elk's Lodge in PLaya Del Rey (and upgraded to a 2,600 square foot dance floor...) and kept right on swingin'! We have had such a great time at the new venue we can hardly stand it, and the time really has flown past!
It's hard to believe it, but we are about to celebrate ONE WHOLE YEAR at Rusty & Peter's Rhythm Club! That's right...last year at this time, we were getting ready to wind up an incredible THREE YEAR run with the wildly successful "Swing Night at 705". As it turns out, it was almost TOO successful, and we literally outgrew the little 600 square-foot dance floor. So we moved the party over to the Elk's Lodge in PLaya Del Rey (and upgraded to a 2,600 square foot dance floor...) and kept right on swingin'! We have had such a great time at the new venue we can hardly stand it, and the time really has flown past!
* * * * THIS WEEK AT THE RHYTHM CLUB * * * *
7:30-8:00pm -- Beginner's East Coast Swing Lesson
8:00-11:30pm -- Dance! Dance! Dance!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Full details, click HERE;
* * * * RECENT EVENTS* * * *
PERFORMANCE CLASS WOWED 'EM
The Performance Class really knocked the crowd out at Suzy Q's last Friday night. The whole gang, decked out in their best and cutest pajamas, showed off their latest routine to the Tommy Dorsey version of the song, "Swingin' On Nothin'" and they were great! From the first big chord of the song, to the last drum beats at the end, the whole group really gave it their all. Needless to say, the crowd at Suzy Q's LOVED every minute of it, and gave the Performance Class a huge ovation at the end of the display. Rusty and Peter warmed up the crowd beforehand with their two song-and-dance numbers which went over big as well. But they were incredibly proud to see their Performance Class take to the floor with such style and panache! Special thanks to Stanley Sheff, a.k.a. Maxwelle DeMille, for introducing all of the performances with his trademark wit, and to Carmen Lynne who hosts Suzy Q's, for giving the Performance Class a place to show off again...not to mention the fact that she was IN the class this time around!!! Well done, everyone!
* * * * UPCOMING EVENTS* * * *
NEW PERFORMANCE CLASS TO BEGIN MAY 5TH
MAY 5, 12, 26, JUNE 9, 16, 23 2002
By popular demand, we are offering Frankie Manning's Big Apple as our Performance Class this time around. This is a high-energy, non-partnered routine originally created by legendary Lindy Hopper Frankie Manning in 1938. The routine assembles dozens of classic Lindy Hop boogie steps and movements that will be a HUGE benefit to your dancing! These are the movements that were a part of dancing in the 1930's and 40's and having a good knowledge of them will give you insight into your other swing dancing and help bring it up another level.
To preregister online, click HERE.
THE LAXchange -- Those of you who have been Lindy Hopping for a little while now have probably heard talk about Lindy Exchanges...and if you are new to this dancing, you will certainly hear about these events from time to time. So what IS a Lindy Exchange, anyhow?
See you soon!
*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).
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