October 31ST 2005
Rusty's Rhythm Club Halloween Party 10/26/05:
Rusty & DeMille handing out the cash to our costume winners:
$100 1st Prize "Hurricane Man" Michael
$50 2nd Prize "Snow White Man" Jerry
$25 3rd Prize "Robin and Marion" Natalie & David
"Man learned to resort to dance when he felt helpless or fragmentary,
when he felt dislocated in his universe."
--Mary Austin, "The American Rhythm" 1923
IT'S ONLY A WEEK AWAY! AND IT'S ONLY TWO HOURS TOTAL!
DON'T MISS IT
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH, 11AM-1PM
406 E. GRAND AVE., EL SEGUNDO 90245
That's right, our first ever Retro Vendor and Vintage Clothing Sale is this coming Sunday. Please make sure to note that it's only two hours and it's FREE! We've never done this before, but it looks like we'll be doing it again, that's for sure.
I would highly recommend that you check out the websites of our vendors and see if there is anything specific you want them to bring in your size. If you see something, why not give them a call ahead of time and ask them to bring it along on Sunday for you to try.
I've already got a dress and a pair of shoes picked out for myself.
You can click on any of the links just below and start your window shopping:
Stop Staring Clothing,
and Re-Mix Shoes.
You can help us make this first time event a hit by passing the word on to your friends who may also be interested.
RHYTHM CLUB HALLOWEEN PARTY A HOWLING SUCCESS!
Eighty of our costumed revellers at the Rhythm Club's annual Halloween Party 10/26/05.
Legendary dancer 92-year old John Mills seated in the front row in between Maxwell DeMille and Rusty Frank
I know it seems I am always saying "this was the BEST night at the Rhythm Club", but last week's party was again one of those nights!
What fun was had by all at last week's annual Rhythm Club Halloween Party. We topped all previous Halloween attendance records with 150 dancers there and MOST of them in costume!
The costumes were fantastic, and I never cease to be amazed by the creativity (Hilja as a domino, Bill as a "Eight-Beatnik", and your favorite Michael as the "Hurricane Man" -- with windswept necktie and newspaper permanently blown on to his pant leg.
I would especially like to thanks those who loaned/donated us their Halloween decorations (Steven, The Choquettes, Tammy & Jerry), the early-bird set-up crew (Steven, Hilja, Little Liz, Captain Fun -- yikes, who am I leaving out? forgive me!), and the ever wonderful breakdown crew (Jon, Jessica, & Bill).
Special thanks to Pete Jacobs and His Wartime Radio Revue. They played the best we've ever heard them, nearly blowing the roof off with their fantastic renditions of the classic swing charts. Pete also went above and beyond the call of duty by accompanying our "Costume Parade" with appropriate music -- "The Adams' Family" and "The Munsters" theme songs.
The Professor and Nathan brought their special brand of spooky dj-ing during band breaks keeping the party in high spirits.
And what would a party be without the glib Maxwell DeMille? With his vintage brand of pep, vim, and verve, DeMille was his classy self and looked mah-velous in his military duds.
Thank you EVERYONE for making the effort with your great costumes and your party mood. We had loads of newcomers, and I feel certain that they had a great time.
LOADS OF PICTURES FROM THE PARTY IN OUR SCRAPBOOK... CLICK HERE
CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT CLASS SCHEDULE
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!
THE SWING SHIFT RHYTHM CLUB (SSRC), founded in 2000 by Rusty Frank's swing dance students.
The SSRC has two missions:
1. Having fun! (Fun)
2. Doing good deeds! (Philanthropy)
On November 6th, we're having one of the fun events! Mark your calendar and here's the scoop:
Stop Staring Clothing,
and Re-Mix Shoes.
So you can do some advance window shopping!
Here's three of our private vintage clothing people: Mae-Lae, Sharlene, and John. Don't they look great? You can look just as good by taking advantage of their sale! November 6th 2005 -- Rebekah Lodge, 11am-1pm!
AND! Many of our local swing dancers (Mae-Lae, Sharlene, Joya, Jenny, John & Rusty) will be selling some of their amazing vintage wardrobes.
You won't want to miss this day! Remember, it's for leaders and followers (men & women!!!). Bring your checkbooks :)