WHAT A 12-YEAR PARTY!!
I'm still coming back down to earth from Wednesday night's gala party celebrating 12 years of Rusty's Rhythm Club & Lindy By The Sea. There were so many things that touched me about the night:
Watching the band getting the same kick that we dancers were all through the night!
Watching our newer dancers' eyes light up with that same thrill we "old-timers" remember so well upon seeing a great performance number for the first time.
Watching that great performance number, of The Hollywood Hot Shots, and still getting that same thrill, myself.
Watching all of you dancing with such great heart.
Seeing a gang of my original 1998-1999 students and regulars for the first time in ages.
Dancing with a bunch of the dancers I came up with back in the Derby days (Bernard, Minn, Steve, Josie...).
Watching everyone enjoy the delectable of Nancy's Dessert Buffet and, at the same time, visiting with old and new friends as they munched away.
So now as we enter our 13th year of all this fun, let's get ready for my "Bat Mitzvah" party next year!
FROM GEORGE GEE TO US!
"Thank you our hostess with the mostest Rusty Frank last night at her world-famous Rusty's Rhythm Club for the chance to rock, swing & roll last night a her 12th Anniversary Bash! The joint was pulsating wall-to-wall.
The cats and I thank for your swingin' hospitality !
MY THANKS TO THOSE WHO MADE IT POSSIBLE
George Gee and all his fantastic musicians for swingin' the roof off Rusty's Rhythm Club.
MC Maxwell DeMille adding his brand of class.
The Hollywood Hot Shots for an thrilling vintage Lindy Hop routine.
Nancy Magnante for the yum, yum, yummy Dessert Buffet (Katie Albee, Petra Acosta, Tish Cabezas, Marc Nuno, Christa Gomez, Gail Melikian, Kathleen Hashaguchi, and Natalie Leyton - excuse us if we forgot someone!).
Robert "The Professor" Vangor - our DJ.
All our volunteers (Ray, Jon, Jessica, Becca & Dad, Emily, Peter...).
Our photographers, Dave & Magdalene, thank you for photodocumenting the night (and we look forward to seeing all your pictures!)
And all of YOU for being part of our community.
I couldn't ask for anything more in celebrating 12 years of music and dancing.
Thank you all!
DID YOU MISS IT? DO YOU WANT TO RELIVE IT?
CLIPS FROM THE NIGHT
I have posted a couple of clips from the night. Pardon my shaky camera work; with the excitement, I couldn't keep steady.
Hollywood Hot Shots - "Shout & Feel It!" Flying Lindy!*
*For all those in our Connection & Styling Featured Class, this is the swingout we taught you last week!
George Gee play "The Victory Stride" at Rusty's 3/24