A NOTE FROM RUSTY
Well, today's my birthday. And when I think about all the things for which I am thankful, the list most definitely includes doing what I love for a living, having all of you in my life, and the fact that my very own mom and dad are coming to the Rhythm Club this week to help me celebrate.
taking a dance class from Katy Zerby (now Katherine Nicholas)
BRAND NEW MONDAY AND TUESDAY SCHEDULE
STARTING THIS MARCH
MONDAY CLASSES: Our Monday series, starting March 3rd, has changed. Please note the new times and class schedule. We hope that everyone will enjoy this change!
* Wednesday -- February 26th *
BILL ELLIOTT SWING ORCHESTRA
for Rusty's Birthday!
Special Guest Stars:
Maxwell DeMille Master of Ceremonies
Hilary Alexander & Chandler Smith, Tise Chao & Jerry Jordan,
Rusty Frank & Arnold Paner, Stacey & Francisco Martinez!
(picture below includes Chandler, Tise, & Rusty with Jitterbug alumni)
It's finally here! Our very own Rhythm Club night with the entire Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra for Rusty's birthday. Not only will it be a great evening of music and dancing, we are having a performance by the professional team -- The Jitterbugs. This group features some of Los Angeles' finest teachers and performers.
Because of the special events at the Rhythm Club, cover charge will be $15 this night only.
8:00-11:30pm -- Dance! Dance! Dance! SEE YOU THERE!
SEE YOU THERE!
* Wednesday -- March 5th *
DJ - Kia
* Wednesday -- March 12th *
RHYTHM PAL RON'S BIRTHDAY
"SWING" SOCKS CONTEST
(Wear your best stripe, polka dot, etc. socks! Swell prizes)
* Wednesday -- March 19th *
DJ -- Hilary Alexander
* Wednesday -- March 26th *
RHYTHM PAL GIO'S BIRTHDAY
Live Music -- THE HOLLYWOOD COMBO
TASTE OF DANCE
SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 2003
WITH RUSTY & HER RHYTHM PALS - RETROGLIDE'S JERRY AND CHANDLER
It's been over three years since we did our last Taste of Dance. So mark your calendars for this one!
You can read more about this workshop and even register on line by clicking HERE
THE RHYTHM CLUB WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE
OUR NEW DOOR PERSON
SANDEE "MEGAN'S MOM" ASHBY
We are happy to announce that we have found a wonderful new door person to greet you each week at the Rhythm Club. Her name is Sandee Ashby, and she is the enthusiastic mom of our Swing Shift Flyer member Megan Ashby. "I love to watch the dancing. I love the music. And I just love to be around it all." Well, we're gonna love to have you around, Sandee. Welcome to our "family".
LAST WEEK AT THE RHYTHM CLUB
THE HARLEM HOT SHOTS. Wow! What a night. With the Harlem Hot Shots as our special guest celebrity performers, the place was packed with a full sampling of Los Angeles AND Santa Barbara dancers. The Hot Shots performed three super numbers, and you can see by the photos below and the audience reaction, the crowd was floored. This new group, an off-shoot of the Rhythm Hot Shots, is sure to become the newest lindy sensation.
HILARY ALEXANDER. Hilary is quickly becoming a dj-favorite at the Rhythm Club. She once again proved to be simply one of the finest swing dj's we know. We can't wait to have her back. Mark your calendars -- March 12th, she'll be singing with Jonathan Stout and His Campus Five, and March 19th, she'll be back dj-ing. Seems like the dancing throngs just can't get enough of Hilary!
SPECIAL THANKS TO ALEX VASALLO for taking all these great pictures! You really captured the night, Alex.
We are on our fourth week teaching Lindy Hop over at USC and definitely having a ball. Here Rusty and Rhythm Pal Ron take a moment for a snap with the co-eds.
OUR FRIEND RUDY FLORES
One of our great friends and regulars at the Rhythm Club each week is Rudy Flores. He is a quiet presence, and one of the sweetest men we know. Every Wednesday he comes through the door and says, "I'm here for my pleasure treatment and my anti-aging therapy." One week he brought in this picture of himself from the '40's. I asked him to write up a bit about the picture and himself. So here it is. Enjoy. Oh, and by the way, last week he reveal to me that he was a Fanchon and Marco Kiddie -- that was one of the best tap dance schools in Los Angeles. There's so much to learn about our friends!
If any of you would like to have a private swing dance lesson, give Rusty a call at 310.606.5606.
THE BILL ELLIOTT SWING ORCHESTRA. You're gonna get to hear them this week in person, and here's a chance to get to know them a little bit better before hand. Bill has been one of the driving forces, not only in Los Angeles, but throughout the world, in the new era of swing. He is simply one of the greatest composers and arrangers of swing music we know. But he also has a fine reputation in the world of television and film for music composition. Go to his website and learn more about his orchestra and this incredible man who lives right in our midst.
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).
HAVE YOU JOINED THE SWING SHIFT RHYTHM CLUB?
Shriners Children's Hospital, LA
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