"Happy New Year!!!! Let's dance!!!"
* Wednesday -- January 8th *
MORA'S MODERN SWINGTET!
Yes, Happy New Year! What better way to start the new year than by swing dancing! We wanted to start the year out with a bang, so we've got Mora's Modern Swingtet for your dancing pleasure. This popular Los Angeles band will keep your feet flying! (To read more about them, see our Link of the Week)
Dean Mora, that swell band leader, will also be on hand during his breaks to sit down and sign your personal copy of his new cd ""Goblin Market" (we got an advance copy, and all we can say is "Wow!"). He'll have this cd and his fabulous other ones available for purchase. Make sure to add these to your ever-growing music collection, and support our local heros!
You read that right! It's our first Wednesday of the month, so time for a beginners swing dance class at the Rhythm Club with Rusty & Her Rhythm Pal - Giovanni. It's from 7:30pm until 8:00pm and we're sure it's going to be swell. The class is included in the cover charge ($12 -- live band!!!) so come along and be a part of it...we'd love to see you there!!!
8:00-11:30pm -- Dance! Dance! Dance! SEE YOU THERE!
SEE YOU THERE!
RAFFLE PRIZE THIS WEDNESDAY AT THE RHYTHM CLUB!!!
Thanks to all of you, we have already raised over $450 through our roll-out dance floor raffle for the Professional Dancer's Society (PDS) -- Dancer's Home
and Transition for Dancers Fund. They are going to be so surprised!
Fabulous Roll-Out Dance Floor
IT COULD BE YOURS!!!
This 4x6 floor easily rolls out and is danceable on any surface. You don't need to "roll
up the carpet", instead, "roll out the floor"! The price of this floor is $450! But you
may be the lucky winner! (for more info about the floor and other dance items, click HERE
* Wednesday -- January 15th *
Ladies of Swing -- DJ's
HILARY ALEXANDER, & RUSTY FRANK
* Wednesday -- January 22th *
* Wednesday -- January 28th *
* Wednesday -- February 5th *
THE CAMPUS FIVE
NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN!
WITH RUSTY & HER RHYTHM PALS -- RON & GIO!!
JANUARY'S FEATURED CLASS -- COLLEGIATE SHAG
A big welcome to Rusty's new Rhythm Pals, Ron and Gio. They did a terrific job on their first week of classes! It's going to be a great year with their friendly and creative contributions. Just a reminder for those who were unable to make the first week of classesw, everyone is welcome to join our series during the second week. Come along and join the fun! For complete details on our classes, including times, location, cost and more, click here: http://www.swingshiftontap.com/lbs-classes.asp
If any of you would like to have a private swing dance lesson, give Rusty a call at 310.606.5606.
MORA'S MODERN.... -- This week we'd like to highlight our Rhythm Club band leader, Dean Mora. For the past years, he has been bringing back the great sounds of the early swing years -- as he likes to call it "Vintage Swing". Dean's Mora's Modern Rhythmists played at the world-famous Derby for two straight years. And for those of us who were lucky enough to have been around then, let us tell you, those were some great times! In our opinion, it was Dean who really brought in Collegiate Shag and Balboa (he may not even know this himself). His vintage arrangements were brighter (or as some of you might say -- FAST!), so we had to get our dancing acts together and learn more of the swing repetoire to keep up with him. Thank you, Dean! Take a look at his fabulous website (by the way, designed by our very own Stanley Sheff, aka Maxwell DeMille), and you'll see a great historic newsreel, be able to listen to tracks from his various cds, and see a wonderful scrapbook of his activities. Thanks again Dean, for bringing great music for all of us dance addicts!
See you on the dancefloor!
*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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