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SATURDAY, APRIL 30TH 2011

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A NOTE FROM RUSTY
First Friday's Dance @Rusty's - Rat Pack Theme, "What's that?"
Join me on Sunday - Spread the Joy of Lindy!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

PICTURE OF THE WEEK

CLIP OF THE WEEK

... and now our schedule of events:

WORKSHOPS
"Jack & Jill Workshop" - May 22

LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
Next Series:
Tues, May 3: Intermediates
Thurs, May 5: Beginners
Register Here

RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
Beg. Swing Dance Lesson taught by Rusty's Rhythm Corps
begins 1/2 hr before dance

05-06 First Friday: Phat Cat Swinger - Dress Up Theme "Rat Pack"
05-11 Wednesday: John Reynolds Four - Rusty's Debut!
05-18 Tim Gill All-Stars
05-25 DARK
Cover Charge $15, Every Wed. Special - $10 after 10:00
Rusty's "passes" - limit 5 a night... get there early!
See our 2011 Rhythm Club line-up

... dancing around town:

ADDED ATTRACTIONS
Dancing Events Around Town
04-30 & 05-01 Vintage Fashion Expo
05-01 Ultra Lux "Blessing of the Hair"
04-26 ~ 05-06 Burn the Floor
07-21 Camp Hollywood

... and a few more things:

HELP IS HERE FOR YOU
Need dancing? Can't afford it? Then it's FREE

... and, don't forget...

JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUPS
Rusty's Rhythm Club
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Friday's Dance with Phat Cat Swing
Dress up - Rat Pack Theme


"What's that?" you ask...


        

 

Dress 1950's-1960's! And you'll be just fine!

When I think about all the music we dance to, I realize that there were three singers who contributed a huge portion of what we love - Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr, and Dean Martin.

These three legendary singers worked with the best musicians, the best arrangers, and the best orchestrators to create an era of swing music that will last as longs as people love music and dance.

So this Friday night, May 6th, at our "First Friday" dance, we honor that era.


Phat Cat Swinger will be bringing us an evening of "Rat Pack" music.

 

Dress Up!

Let's have some fun and dress up in the style and era of those days of dress and class on the dance floor.

Men, bring on the white shirts and skinny ties... Ladies, it's time to bring out the cocktail dresses and pearls. Crazy, baby!


CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT THE RAT PACK

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Join me this Sunday at
"Blessing of the Hair Vintage Car Show & Dance"


picture from last year's show

One of the best ways to spread the good word of Lindy Hop is to dance in public places. Join me this Sunday at "Blessing of the Hair"! We'll have a Lindy by the Sea booth (come visit and help us) and I'll be doing a beginner swing dance lesson at 2:00-2:30pm. There will be bands playing all afternoon, a vintage car show, and vendors.

We'll have our Lindy By The Sea booth from 12-5pm

HERE'S THE SCOOP

FROM EXAMINER.COM

The Ultra Lux Salon & Lounge is a vintage, '50s styled-décor hair salon located at 1312 Aviation Blvd. Suite 101, Redondo Beach CA 90278. The staff and management could be described as rockabilly-meets-hipster hair stylists. The services cover everything from $25 men's haircuts to wedding package makeovers, and they pride themselves on being an exclusive Aveda-concept salon that uses only the best eco-friendly products on the market to meet their clients' needs. But probably the most distinctive quality that Ultra Lux Salon boasts is their ability to throw a party.

In the past, Ultra Lux events have included Hawaiian luaus, antique car shows, hair-cut-a-thons, and fundraisers benefiting the local Family Crisis Centers or the Surfrider Foundation. But this May 1st from 12-5, they'll throw their annual kickoff party and car show, known simply as The Blessing of the Hair.

This year's Blessing of the Hair will take place on Sunday, May 1 and will feature music by 3 Bad Jacks, The Rhythm Rockers, DJ Madame X, and the Frantic Rockers, as well as paintings by Sam Harang and Chris Bowman. In addition, the salon will host a tattoo artist, free swing dance lessons, and tons of eclectic vendors and cars on hand for all to check out.

But the fun doesn't end there. After the Ultra Lux Salon doors close, the party heads up the street to the Gasser Lounge located at 1500 Aviation Blvd. Guests that show their Blessing of the Hair, Car Show wristband get discounted drinks until 10pm.

So if you're looking for a fun time, a break from the usual South Bay scene, or simply a haircut, roll on down Aviation Blvd., and swing on in to Ultra Lux Hair Salon where it doesn't matter if you're rocking out, or sitting back with your hair up, you're going to have your hair, and your senses, blown away.

CLICK ON ADDRESS FOR MAP

ULTRA LUX SALON
1312 Aviation Blvd. Suite 101, Redondo Beach CA 90278

 

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See you on the dance floor!




The success of the Rat Pack... was due to the camaraderie, the three guys who work together and kid each other and love each other. "

~ Sammy Davis, Jr.

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Join us at our "First Friday" dance honoring The Rat Pack music days of the 1950's & 1960's

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THE RAT PACK
AND THE MUSIC THAT MAKES US DANCE!

This will surely put a smile on your face and make you want to jump out of your chair and dance! Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Frank Sinatra are joined by a special guest singer. You may recognize him!

CLICK ON PIC TO BEGIN CLIP

 

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JACK & JILL WORKSHOP
Click HERE for info and registration

We have so many students who have been entering Jack and Jill contests, and many more who want to, that we knew it was time to do our fabulous and fun workshop.

Whether or not you'll ever compete, this workshop will give you great tips on bringing your social dancing up to the next level.

As Jack and Jill contests are basically one big fun social dance, and you are judged on "The Three Ts - Timing, Teamwork, and Technique" - this workshop will focus on all those essential parts of swing dancing... PLUS some great tips on how to have a chance of staying in that contest longer.

Ron and Rusty both have loads of experience on both sides of the contest spectrum - both as competitors and judges, respectively. They know what the judges are looking for, and just how to enjoy the contest.

Click HERE for info and registration

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OUR NEXT SERIES
Swing & Lindy Hop & Balboa

* PRE-REGISTER NOW and SAVE!*


TUESDAYS - INTERMEDIATES
May 3, 10, 17, 24
Taught by Rusty Frank & Ron Campbell

7:00pm Lindy Hop - The Track Series
8:00pm Featured class: Balboa, Cont.!
9:00pm Master Track
(Current Master Track full, Contact us to join the July-August series)



THURSDAYS - BEGINNERS
May 5, 12, 19, 26
Taught by Rusty Frank & Giovanni "Gio" Quintero

7:00pm Level 1B - Intro to Swing Dance
8:00pm Level 2B - Beginning Lindy Hop
9:00pm Level 3    - Intro to Styling & Musicality



 

LOCATION:
El Segundo Woman's Club
541 Standard St. (at Mariposa), El Segundo 90245

NO PARTNER NEEDED!


* REGISTER AND SAVE! *

PRICES FOR OUR 4-WEEK SERIES:
$42/Series ($38 Student/Senior)*
$22/Series Second Series on Same Day($20 Student/Senior)
$15/Class Drop-In($12 Student/Senior) and $7 additional class(es) on same day!!

$10 SPECIAL FOR TUESDAY STUDENTS!
Brush up on your basics in Lindy 1-3 and pay only $10 for each series.

*Includes Pre-Registration Discount

* TUESDAY'S FEATURED CLASS:
BALBOA - CONTINUED!

CLICK HERE TO SEE A CLIP
and see if you recognize anyone

Continuing on with Balboa for May... it's just too much fun. (And you're just getting it!)

Balboa today is commonly used as a general term for dances that originated in Southern California during the 1920s and 1930s. It is a form of swing dance that started as early as 1915 and gained in popularity in the 1930s and 1940s.

The art of Balboa is in the subtle communication between the lead and follow, including weight shifts, which most viewers cannot see. As a result, Balboa is considered more of a "dancer's dance" than a "spectator's dance".

Balboa is danced to a wide variety of tempos. Because the basic step takes up such a small space, Balboa can be danced to fast music (over 300 beats per minute). Balboa is also danced to slow music (under 100 beats per minute), which allows more time for intricate footwork and variations.


Questions? Info: RustyFrank.com ~ (310) 606-5606

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WEEKLY SWING DANCES TO LIVE MUSIC

We have one dance a week at Rusty's: The first Friday and then Wednesdays for the remainder of the month. The $15 admission includes a half-hour dance lesson and live music with some of the hottest bands around. As we have occasional changes, make sure to check our online schedule for current info.


Friday, May 6
Phat Cat Swinger -
Dress Up! Theme - "50s & 60s Rat Pack"

Wednesday, May 11
John Reynolds Four - Debut!

Wednesday, May 18
Tim Gill All-Stars Big Band

Wednesday, May 25
DARK - Rusty in OZ

Friday, June 3
Jonathan Stout's Campus Five, Featuring Hilary Alexander



RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
All ages
Fun & Friendly
No partner needed
Great social dancing atmosphere
2300 sq ft maple dance floor
Air Conditioning
Free parking
Bar

Fridays: 8:00-8:30pm Beginner Class, 8:30-Midnight DJs & Live Music
Wednesdays: 7:30-8:00pm Beginner Class, 8:00-11:30 DJs & Live Music

Located at the Westchester Elk's Lodge
8025 W. Manchester Avenue, Playa Del Rey 90293

Read about our Frequent Dancer Card and Passes Policy

"$10 AFTER 10" - ON WEDNESDAYS
Don't forget about our special discount after 10:00pm!
You'll still have another one-hour set of live music
and 1/2 hour of DJ Robert Vangor.

BE PROUD TO SAY: "I SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC!"


This Week's Celebrations

Mark Byers
Susan Schein
Carmen Lynne
Vicki Hong
Mark Mendoza

If it's your birthday this week, just let us know
so you can get your birthday dance!

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6th Annual "Blessing of the Hair" Car Show
& Rusty's doing a Swing Dance Lesson
Sunday, May 1, 2011



 

Santa Monica Vintage Fashion Expo
Saturday & Sunday, April 30 & May 1st

If you are looking for that vintage look, this is THE place to go!!! The entire Santa Monica Civic Auditorium is filled to the walls with everything you've ever wanted. Come on Carrie, lead an excursions!


Burn The Floor
April 26 - May 6

Hollywood's Pantages Theatre,
featuring Anya and Pasha of “So You Think You Can Dance!”

Buy Now and Save $19!*

The international dance sensation Burn the Floor visits the Pantages Theatre direct from its record-breaking run on Broadway! You've seen Ballroom dance on shows like "Dancing with the Stars" and "So You Think You Can Dance." Now, with Burn the Floor, you will feel, live on stage all the passion, the drama and the sizzling excitement of 20 gorgeous champion dancers, in a true theatrical experience that The New York Times calls, "Dazzling!" Burn the Floor takes audiences on a journey through the passionate drama of dance, from the elegance of the Viennese Waltz, to the exuberance of the Jive, to the intensity of the Paso Doble – and many, many more.

Burn the Floor-it's Ballroom. Reinvented.

“A fantastic evening with something for everyone.” -Broadwayworld.com

To take advantage of this special offer, call 800-982-ARTS (2787) or visit the Pantages Theatre box office. Visit www.broadwayla.org/FAN. Use code GRM49 when ordering.


 

Camp Hollywood!!!
July 21-24, 2011

I'll be there, will you?

Let's get the biggest Lindy By The Sea crowd there yet!

 

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LOST YOUR JOB? TOOK A PAY CUT?
DON'T BE A STRANGER!
WE'LL WORK SOMETHING OUT FOR YOU

Every now and again, people just disappear from our scene who have been regular dancers. I wonder why. Did they get married, did they move, or did they suffer some financial hit.

If it's economics, please know that you are always welcome. Don't stay away. We can work something out! Here's some options:

~ I am happy to work out trades... you could sit at the door for a bit at the Rhythm Club in exchange for the dance that night.

~ Find me at the Rhythm Club, and just pay what you can.

~ I'll give you some Rhythm Club passes until this era blows over for you.

~ And the same thing goes for all Lindy By The Sea classes!

I know that dancing really helps in hard times. So don't be a stranger! We'll work it out to meet your needs.

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I started these Facebook pages to give all of us a chance to network, to know what's going on, to set up carpools, post photographs, videos, etc.

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