August 9ND 2005
"Dancers aren't made of their technique, but their passion."
"BIG BAND BLOWS THE CEILING OFF AT THE RHYTHM CLUB"
Well, that will certainly be the headline after tomorrow nite's dance at Rusty's Rhythm Club! Chester Whitmore's Opus One Big Band heads over for a return engagement. Not only is Chester's big outfit a tremendously fun band to dance to, he also goes to great lengths to delve into the Swing archives to find rare and fantastic tunes for us dancers. If I had to compare his band to one of the past, I know it would be The Count Basie Orchestra. Chester's orchestra has that "big fat" sound -- really drivin' and hittin'. So won't you join me at the club on Wednesday?
I especially want to invite all our new beginners! You are most welcome. We are looking forward to getting you started. Remember, we were all there once, too. We know what it feels like! So don't be scared, just come along and join us for a really fun night!
POLLIWOG PARK A GREAT TIME
Lindy By The Sea Dancers wow the crowd at Polliwog Park last Sunday. Spot Jessica dancing with Ron in the lower left hand corner!
Boy oh boy, did we have fun at Polliwog Park last Sunday! Throngs of dancers crowded the floor to dance to Mora's Modern Swingtet -- and for FREE. Thousands of on-lookers sat above on the sloping hillside in rapped envy. After we did the Shim Sham, throngs surged down this very same hillside to find out how they could learn to do that! Swing holds its appeal.
Polliwog is a particularly fun time for me, as I get to see students past, present, and future. I say future because it seems to me that about 10% of our Lindy By The Sea students come from Polliwog Park dances. Let's hear it for dancing in public places!
I've loaded a bunch of pictures in a new scrapbook -- have a gander: SCRAPBOOK 80 POLLIWOG PARK DANCE.
MORE BALBOA ON TUESDAYS
This Week's Celebrations
If it's your birthday this week, just let us know at the Rhythm Club so you can get your birthday dance!