QUOTE OF THE WEEK
There's nothing the mind can do
but sure seems to apply to Lindy Hop!
8:00-11:30pm -- Dance! Dance! Dance! SEE YOU THERE!
SEE YOU THERE!
THE HOLLYWOOD HORNETS TO PERFORM!!!
VINTAGE GOODS VENDOR!!!
We are so thrilled to announce that the Hollywood Hornets Dance Team will be previewing their new routine at the Rhythm Club next week! The Hollywood Hornets team is helmed by Jerry Jordan of the Retroglide Dance Society in the Santa Clarita valley, and one of our good pals. The routine has been choreographed to be used in the Camp Hollywood Team Competition category...and our very own Ron and Robin Campbell are among the members of this outstanding group! Make sure to plan on coming down and cheer everyone on in this rare opportunity to see some of the best Lindy Hoppers around show their stuff!!!
THE FABULOUS ESQUIRES BIG BAND WOW 'EM!!!
BIG APPLE DANCERS SLAY 'EM!!
Boy, oh boy, did we ever have a grand night out at the club last week! It was our sincere pleasure to bring the sounds of the SEVENTEEN-PIECE Fabulous Esquires Big Band to the Rhythm Club for a night of hard-swinging music and dancing! Loads of friends turned out for this amazing evening of entertainment, and no one left disappointed. The band played all the classic songs of the original swing era, such as "String of Pearls," "Pennsylvania 6-5000," "Begin the Beguine," "Down South Camp Meeting," and much much more! And they even premiered their transcription of the Benny Goodman recording of "All The Cats Join In"!!!! What a treat! The night was just one of the best we've had in ages and definitely reinforced the unbeatable connection between live swing music and great swing dancing.
For more information on this band, Click HERE.
Polliwog Park summer dances always pack the floor!
Last Sunday afternoon saw some outstanding swing music and dancing in the warm California sun as the City of Manhattan Beach presented another of their summertime Concerts in the Park, this time featuring the great music of the Swing Kings! This band plays a great, high-energy style of swing music that kept the dancefloor packed all day long, and we were lucky to get a chance to spend quite a while there, taking advantage of this great event!!! Many, many old friends whom we haven't seen in a long time were there, doing much the same. And the grassy amphitheatre was PACKED with locals enjoying picnic and barbeque lunches. It seemed that no matter what you came there to do, be it dancing like mad or just listening to talented musicians playing wonderful music, everyone was having a ball! A great time was had by all and we feel so lucky to have had the chance to dance the afternoon away in such a great environment!
SUNDAY, AUGUST 18TH
MORA'S MODERN RHYTHMISTS!!!
Coming up on Sunday afternoon, August 18th, Mora's Modern Rhythmists will be on hand with their incredible vintage swing sounds! You won't want to miss them -- they are simply one of the most talented bands anywhere. The coordinator of the Concerts in the Park rushed up to Rusty and Peter at last Sunday's event at Polliwog Park and asked them to teach a basic swing class when Mora's band played next month. They said they would be delighted, so make sure to come down and bring all your friends who might be interested in this thing called swing, and help support Lindy by The Sea while you're at it! Rusty will still be out of town (WAY out of town -- St. Petersburg, actually...) but Peter will be there, teaching the lesson as best he can, with a special guest teacher yet to be announced... So make sure to set aside the time NOW to come down for a truly great afternoon of music and dancing in Manhattan Beach as Mora's Modern Rhythmists swing Polliwog Park!!!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17TH
Here's a heads-up from one of our gang. Sounds great!
It's been awhile since we shone the spotlight on the Swing Shift Rhythm Club, so we thought it was high time!!! For those of you who are not familiar with this organization, the SSRC is a volunteer group made up of students, dancers, and other friends of the Lindy By The Sea community who get together a few times a month to bring the joy and inspiration of swing music and dancing to elder care homes, childrens' hospitals and other such venues in the Southern California area. This group is coordinated by Mike Klug and Jessica Densmore, who do a terrific job putting together lively groups of dancers to help spread Lindy Hop around with smiles to spare! There are no requirements to join this group, just a willing heart. Dancing level is the last concern on the list -- we just want everyone to have a chance to be a part of this wonderful "club". If you are interested in joining up, check out our website FAQ for all the details, by clicking HERE
We got this one from some fellow swing dancers in Madrid. Travelling this summer? Might want to hop over to Spain!!
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).
HAVE YOU JOINED THE SWING SHIFT RHYTHM CLUB?
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