~ Save the Date ~
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Live Music For Your Dancing Pleasure
RUSTY'S HALLOWEEN DANCE "SPOOKEASY!"
FEATURING THE FABULOUS ESQUIRES SWING ORCHESTRA
PLUS... 2 FREE* SWING DANCE CLASSES:
THE MONSTER SHIM SHAM
BEGINNER SWING DANCE
7:30-8:00 AT OUR WEDNESDAY DANCES
RSVP AT FACEBOOK
LET YOUR SWING FRIENDS KNOW YOU'LL BE THERE!
LEARN THE MONSTER SHIM SHAM
Come early and learn the classic Shim Sham and then we'll turn it into the Monster Shim Sham with a little fun.
What is the Shim Sham?
GET A HEAD START HERE:
Not only will we have our annual Costume Contest, but, for the first time, we'll also have a Halloween Photo Booth, thanks to Melissa & Cory Loken. Get your camera ready and snap away!
"DO PEOPLE REALLY DRESS UP IN COSTUME?"
I often get asked this by new dancers, "Do people really dress up?"
The answer is:
Yes! Yes! Yes!
Swing dancers LOVE to go with the themes at dances.
Last year there was actually only one person not in costume.
So, go for it!
IT'S ONE OF MY FAVORITE DANCES
OF THE YEAR
I've always thought of Lindy Hopping as a magical dance, zany, fun, and utterly delightful.
This all gets ramped up at Halloween dances when everyone is dressed up.
"WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?"
Whatever you want.
Here are some helpful guidelines of what NOT to wear:
- Don't wear Masks (just plain hard to see)
- Don't wear Wings (just plain hard to dance with you)
- Don't wear Swords, Bows and & Arrows (again, just plain hard to dance with that light saber swinging around)
HERE'S SOME PICTURES FROM PREVIOUS HALLOWEEN DANCES
In addition to our costume contest, we also have a Jack-O-Lantern Contest.
Get creative on this one.
In 1958, four teenagers approached Paul Colaluca and asked for his help in forming a dance band in the likeness of Glenn Miller. Thinking the idea was a crazy one, he sent the teens off with the mission of recruiting five saxes, four trumpets, four trombones, a bass, drums, guitar and a piano. He didn't plan on seeing them again. But they returned a month later, ready to rehearse. The teens were persistent and persuasive. The rest, they say, is history!
TAKE A LISTEN HERE
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!
see below for all details including time and location
Wednesday, October 29|
Costumes Contest - Prizes!
Fabulous Esquires Big Band
Wednesday, November 5
DARK (Dance is Friday This week)
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7
Lil' Mo & The Dynaflos
Wednesday, November 12
Bobby Barron & His Swing Thing Band
BALBOA PERFORMANCE CLASS
Wednesday, November 19
Wednesday, November 26
Tim Gill's Gin Mill Grifters
Wednesday, December 3
DARK (Dance is Friday this week)
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5
Ladd McIntosh Swing Orchestra
Dress Up! $20 this night
Wednesday, December 10
JILL & JACK CONTEST!
(men follow, girls lead)
LAST DANCE OF 2014
Wednesday, December 17
PERFORMANCE - EGG NOGG CLASS
Fabulous Esquires Swing Orchestra
Click here for our complete 2014 dance calendar
Be proud to say, "I support live music!"
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 on weeks when we have our Friday dances.
Check our online schedule before coming out for updates
TIMES - DJ & LIVE MUSIC:
FREE DANCE CLASSES*
The live music begins 30 minutes after start times:
30 minutes DJ, 1 hour live music, 30 minutes DJ, 1 hour live music, 30 minutes DJ
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.
THE BEST LIVE SWING DANCE 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!
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!"