~ Save the Date ~
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Live Music For Your Dancing Pleasure
A RUSTY'S DEBUT
DAVE TULL QUARTET
TRANKY DOO CLASS
PLUS... 2 FREE* SWING DANCE CLASSES
7:30-8:00 AT OUR WEDNESDAY DANCES
RSVP AT FACEBOOK
LET YOUR SWING FRIENDS KNOW YOU'LL BE THERE!
CHEER ON OUR TRANKY DOO CLASS
OMG! They have been working so hard on this crazy routine from the 1940s. I must tell you all, I am a professional dancer, and I have been learning this routine along with the students, and it's one of the hardest dances I've ever encountered.
Make sure you really give them a rousing applause. They learned the routine in 8 hours! And countless hours of practice. Woo hoo!
Here they are after our last practice.
You get the picture!
The Tranky Doo is a Jazz Dance routine choreographed by Pepsi Bethel and first appeared at the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem during the 1940s.
It was featured in "The Spirit Moves" danced by Al Minns, Pepsi Bethel, and Leon James.
LOOK AT THE TRANKY DOO
HERE ARE VERSIONS OF THE DANCE, SHOWING A VARIETY OF STYLING OPTIONS
LINDY FOCUS X
HERE'S THE TRANKY DOO HAT TRICK!
Yes, there's even a version with hat tricks!
HERE'S THE CLIP FROM THE SPIRIT MOVES
This clip features: Al Minns, Pepsi Bethel and Leon James, and, althought it is a poor-quality clip, it really shows off the styling of the dance.
ABOUT THE DAVE TULL QUARTET
We're so excited to have Dave Tull at Rusty's for the first time. You're gonna love dancing to this quartet!
Drummer/vocalist Dave Tull has played with Les Brown, Ladd McIntosh, Steve
Allen, Jack Sheldon, Michael Buble, Cheryl Bentyne, Robert Davi and many
more. His band includes trumpeter/vocalist Tony Guerrero, pianist/vocalist
Mark Lebrun (who led the dance band at the Balboa Bay Resort's "Dukes
Place" for 11 years) and bassist Paul Gormley. Playing hard swinging
American songbook standards, an occasional cha cha cha or rhumba, with a
touch of Louis Prima and Louis Armstrong thrown in, this quartet will keep
COME ON GATES!
LET'S SWING OUT!
SEE YOU ON THE DANCE FLOOR!
Rusty & Her Rhythm Pals
OUR UPCOMING DANCES|
~ Each week we have great live music ~
~ Cover charge - $15 ~
~ Free dance lessons included! ~
COME ON GATES! LET'S SWING OUT!
Wednesday, August 20|
PERFORMANCE ~ TRANKY DOO CLASS
Debut - Dave Tull Quartet
Wednesday, August 27
WELCOME CAMP HOLLYWOOD DANCE
Debut - Big Butter Jazz Band
Wednesday, September 3
DARK (Dance is Friday this week)
NOTE: TWO FRIDAY DANCES IN SEPTEMBER
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
Lil' Mo & The Dynaflos
Wednesday, September 10
Wednesday, September 17
With Bobby Baron & His Swing Thing Band
FUN-RAISER - BUDDY'S BLANKETS
Wednesday, September 24
DARK (Dance is Friday this week)
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
Click here for our complete 2014 dance calendar
Be proud to say, "I support live music!"
At Rusty's, each week we strive to present the best of swing dance music for your dancing pleasure. In realizing that dancers have varying taste in their swing music, we present a wide range of music styles from over the decades: vintage swing, Big Bands, small groups, Rockabilly, Rock 'n' Roll, Doo Wop, Neo Swing, West Coast Swing, and just everything in between. Really anything from the 1920s to the present that will get your feet dancing, that's what we bring in!
Rusty's Rhythm Club is held at The Elks Lodge
8025 W. Manchester Avenue, Playa Del Rey, 90293
(park and enter in the back)
We have a swing dance every Wednesday,
except the week of our First Friday of the month dance.
Our dances always feature live music with some of the hottest bands around. Bands start play 1/2 hour after opening (first 1/2 hour our DJ Ray spins the tunes for your dancing pleasure) Please check our schedule here before heading out to the club, as sometimes our schedule varies.
First Friday 8:30-Midnight
(excluding special events)
FREE DANCE CLASSES*
7:30-8:00 Beginner Class
7:30-8:00 "Your Next Move" - Intermediate Class
First Friday Dances:
7:30-8:30 Guest Instructors ($5 extra)
8:00-8:30 Beginner Class
*included in your $15 cover charge.
FRIDAY GUEST TEACHER CLASSES
At our monthly Friday dances, we have guest teachers for an
intermediate and up class.
$5 for this class.
FREQUENT DANCER CARD
Read about our Frequent Dancer Card and Passes Policy
"$10 AFTER 10" ON WEDNESDAYS
Don't forget about our special discount after 10:00pm on Wednesdays!
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!"