January 30TH 2007
FRANKIE MANNING AND WHITEY'S LINDY HOPPERS circa 1930s
This amazing picture comes to us through collector Al Durant.
Dance till the stars come down from the rafters.
Dance, Dance, Dance till you drop.
THE BRITISH ARE COMING! THE BRITISH ARE COMING!
THE JIVE ACES AND THEIR SWING BRAND OF MAYHEM
AT RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB FEB. 7TH!
Yes, those crazy Jives are coming back for their once-a-year visit to Rusty's Rhythm Club -- DON'T MISS IT!!! For those of you who have already seen these six wacky Brits, you know what you're in store for. For those of you who haven't, you are in for a real treat! Acknowledged as the most entertaining swing group on the planet earth, these fellows bring back the era of the 1940's and 1950's when bands not only played solid-sending music, but entertained the masses with their high energy performances. And this is always our most popular nite of the year... so, honestly, DON'T MISS IT!
To make it extra special, we'll have Maxwell DeMille, our impresario extraordinaire, on hand to M.C. the evening's delights! (Make sure to check out his April 1st event -- click HERE -- his annual 39th Birthday Party at Cicada Club -- more to follow on that.)
VALENTINES AT RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH
THE FABULOUS ESQUIRES
DRESS-UP NITE, RED AND WHITE
Join us for our annual Valentine's Party at the Rhythm Club, this year ON Valentine's Day, February 14th! All your swing dancing valentines will be there. And we've got the special treat of having The Fabulous Esquires Big Band on hand supplying the music.
We've marked it as a "Dress Up" nite -- and our theme colors -- red and white. And, yes, there will be cake and decorations! (Thanks to Captain Fun)
See you there!
THIS WEEK'S CONTEST!!
The first person to send us an email with the answer to the following wins a free pass to the Rhythm Club for tomorrow nite:*
This week's Clip of the Week shows Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth singing and dancing to the song "The Shorty George."
1. About which famous Lindy Hopper was this song referring? (First and last name, please).
This is a THREE-PART quiz:
2. Which famous Boogie Step is named after this dancer?
3. What dance did this dancer name?
Send your answer to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LAST WEEK'S WINNER
LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:
Name the original five members of the Hot Club of France.
LAST WEEK'S ANSWER:
Django Reinhardt - guitar
Joseph Reinhardt - guitar
Roger Chaput - guitar
Louis Vola - bass
Stephane Grappelli - violin
*Contestants may play as many times as they wish, but may only win the prize once a year. Contestants must use their Rhythm Club pass for the week they won the contest.
REGISTER FOR LINDY BY THE SEA CLASSES HERE.
FEBRUARY FEATURED CLASS
1920'S PARTNERED CHARLESTON
Lindy Hop had two major influences in it's early days, and one of the biggest is our February Featured Class -- Charleston. Yep, that dance craze from the 1920's. Swing dancers have always enjoyed putting a bit of this in their dancing, and in the past few years, like Balboa and Collegiate Shag, 1920's Partnered Charleston has had a big resurgence.
This class open to ALL LEVELS!
HERE TO REGISTER!
JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2007 (filled)
RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW FOR MARCH-APRIL MASTER TRACK:
To hold your spot for The Master Track, send us an email with your name and the series you'd like to join. Remember, the course has a limited enrollment, so reserve your spot now. Email us at email@example.com.
CLICK HERE FOR MASTER TRACK DETAILS
COMING TO THE RHYTHM CLUB:
01/31 -- Live Music
Pete Jacobs Quintet
02/07 -- Special Nite --
All the way from the UK!!
The Jive Aces
(7:30 Beginner Swing Lesson)
02/14 -- Valentine's Party!
The Fabulous Esquires
Dress Up! Red & White
02/21 -- Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli Nite
Benny Brydern Quartet
02/028 -- Live Music
CLICK HERE FOR RHYTHM CLUB INFO
This Week's Celebrations
Lovelynn Jensen (Florida!)
If it's your birthday this week, just let us know at the Rhythm Club
so you can get your birthday dance!
HOLD THESE DATES FOR UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
All workshops are held on selected Sundays throughout the year from 11:00am-1:30pm at Rebekah Hall in El Segundo 90245. Click HERE for details (as they are revealed to us!)
2007 WORKSHOP DATES
NEXT SSRC EVENT:
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2007 -- 2:00-3:00PM
Earlwood Care Center
20820 Earl St.
Some of the residents are not too responsive
but there is always a chance of reaching
someone through the passion of dance.
Contact Jes if you are available
"Making a difference through swing dancing"
KIRA FLIPS OVER SWING DANCING!
LEVEL 1 - JANUARY 2007 - CLASS PICS UP!
Click HERE to see your Lindy By The Sea class
All Scrapbooks! Click HERE
WHITEY'S LINDY HOPPERS -- ARCHIVES OF EARLY LINDY HOP -- This site is one of perennial favorites, as it is a treasure trove of swing dance historical information AND a shop at which to purchase swing related goodies -- including archival dance clips! Judy Pritchett runs the site, and she's definitely a dancer's friend!
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). Basically, we swing like a gate!
JOIN THE FUN!
BUT, WHAT THE HECK IS IT?
Many of you still don't know about our Swing Shift Rhythm Club. It's one of our best kept secrets. Now is the time to get the SSRC "above the radar."
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)
1. Having fun: Events where swing dancers can socialize and get to know each other outside of class (vintage clothes shopping, going to a dance-related movie, dancing in the park, eating at retro restaurants before a dance, etc.).
2. Doing good deeds: Events where we bring swing dancing to hospitals, senior homes, and community events for the purpose of good deeds, entertainment, and education in the Los Angeles area.
The SSRC is a volunteer club open to the public and the events are organized by its members. There are no dues. Members can attend as many or as few events as they wish.
"How do I join?"...
Right now, fill in your email address
and click the Yahoo log (that's it!):