QUOTE OF THE WEEK
" We should consider every day lost on which
--Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche.
THE LEGENDARY WOLFMAN
Beginner's Swing Dance Lesson at 7:30pm!
Don't miss THIS Wednesday night at the Rhythm Club as we present a special
evening of music!!! We are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring in one of the
swing world's best known and loved DJs, direct from Memories in Whittier, DJ
Wolfman!! A legend in the Southern California swing scene for many years, DJ
Wolfman was the house DJ for Memories in Anaheim for their Thursday, and Friday
nights, as well as their legendary Late-Night Lindy on Saturday nights.
8:00-11:30pm -- Dance! Dance! Dance! SEE YOU THERE!
SEE YOU THERE!
BUT WE NEED LEADS IN LEVEL ONE!!!!
Our latest series of classes at Lindy By The Sea in Manhattan Beach have gotten off to a
wonderful start, with lots of new friends joining us! But we need your help -- the ratio
of follows to leads in Level One is something like 3-to-1 !!!! HELP!
WHATEVER SHALL IT BE??? WE LEAVE IT TO YOU!!!
Satuday, October 19TH! 4-6pm
That's right! We have a workshop set aside for the month of October, but this time we
wanted to leave the content of it up to you, our students and friends! What would YOU
like to have a workshop on? We have a full two hours on Saturday afternoon,
October 19th, to do whatever swinging stuff you want!!! So rack your brains out there and
email us soon with your suggestions...we're open to just about anything! Email us at
Last week was a night to remember at Maxwell's At The Argyle in Hollywood! The night was a celebration of local swing icon Dean Mora, leader of Mora's Modern Rhythmists (who just happened to be the band playing that night!) Lots of great entertainment was on hand, from the 20s song stylist Richard Halpern, to the wonderful singing of the legendary Johnny Crawford (remember "The Rifleman" anyone?!
And we would be silly if we didn't mention a singing-and-tap dancing number by our own Rusty and Peter, with none other than Mr. Bill Elliott himself on the piano!! Rusty and Peter sang Bill's original composition, Swing Fever, and then performed a terrific tap routine!
They looked great in matching white tie and tails, and this was Peter's first time in such a get-up (he LOVED it!) The crowd went wild at the end of the performance, and Rusty and Peter were thrilled to have been able to perform for such a warm and enthusiastic group of pals!
birthday, Dean, and thanks for letting Rusty and Peter be a part of it!!! Thanks, also, to
the inimitable host of Maxwell's At The Argyle, Mr. Maxwell DeMille himself (aka
Stanley Sheff) for putting on such a fabulous evening of entertainment, last week and
L-R Swing pals, Joya Balfour, Robin Campbell, Jerry Jordan, Peter Flahiff, Rusty Frank
The annual Richmond Street Fair in El Segundo was a great time for everyone, last Saturday, with food, music, and great local merchants peddling their wares as Mother Nature spent the whole day deciding whether to get it together and rain or not! We at Lindy By The Sea were lucky enough to have the booth closest to the main stage, where we could take advantage of the constant stream of local onlookers attracted to the music and other performances there, AND the sound guys let us play swing music through the PA system between the performances onstage!!! (It helped that those sound guys were Mike Bell and company, the same wonderful fellas who do the sound for the Satin Ballroom every month, and consequently, great friends of ours!)
(In the background, Dan and Alice, and Ricardo and Nikki!)
Lindy By The Sea even had two time slots in the Main Stage's performances, so we took advantage of these opportunities to do a quick rendition of our song and dance act, then teaching a crowd of wildly enthusiastic folks the Shim Sham!! We even did a brief, impromptu Swing Rueda!! But mostly, we had a grand time all day, passing out fliers, making new friends, and dancing our feet off!
We wanted to take a moment and thank all the people who joined us throughout the course of the day, manning the booth and helping us get out the good word about Lindy Hop! These were: Sally, Nikki, Marci, Ricardo, Pete Vincent and his amazing greyhound Huckleberry, Jim and Sandi, Dan and Alice, Noe, Amanda, Debi, Tony and Linda, Jennifer, and John!!! Thanks so much, you guys, for making this such a fun day in the South Bay. And thanks to Ron and Robin for the loan of the table for all our goodies!
If any of you would like to have a private swing dance lesson, give Rusty a call at 310.606.5606.
-- The Old Town Music Hall -- This week's link of the week is a place that is in dire and
immediate need of help. The Old Town Music Hall is a very small, single-screen movie
theatre in El Segundo devoted to showing really fun old movies, musicals and silent
films. Every weekend, this little place opens it's doors for only $5 per person and gives
you a night of unbeatable entertainment. The showing begins with a concert of popular
song hits from the same year of the featured movie that week, played on the most
incredible Mighy Wurlitzer organ you've ever seen. Trust us, you'll have to see it to
believe it! Then, the movie screen lowers and there is an old-fashioned sing-along!
Next comes a short subject or two, usually an old Laurel and Hardy, or Little Rascals
short. Then a brief intermission where you can go out to the concession stand and get
and kind of candy bar or soda or bag of popcorn, all for ONE DOLLAR EACH!!! When was
the last time you got ANYTHING for only a buck at a movie theater??? Following
intermission, the feature picture plays. Past features have included Fred Astaire
muscials, Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin films, and in October, they are showing
classic horror films -- Dracula, Frankenstien, and the greatest of the silent horror
movies, The Phantom of the Opera with Lon Chaney! THIS WEEKEND, they are showing
great old short subjects from the Big Bands of the 30's and 40's!
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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