~ Save the Date ~
Friday, May 1, 2015
Live Music For Your Dancing Pleasure
LIL' MO & THE DYNAFLOS
Guest Instructors - Tise & Augie
OUR FRIDAY NIGHT SCHEDULE
Guest Teachers: Inter. Lindy Hop Class ($5)
Beginner Swing Dance Class (Free!*)
Dance to our DJs and Live Band
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LET YOUR SWING FRIENDS KNOW YOU'LL BE THERE!
LIL' MO & THE DYNAFLOS
Rockin' '50 - Early '60's style classic and original Doo Wop, Rhythm & Blues
Lil' Mo and the Dynaflos came about one night around 2004 at the World Famous Derby Club in Los Angeles as "Lil' Mo" Morris Everett and Cliff Quan discussed their love for Doo Wop music. Lil' Mo, being a veteran of previous vocal groups and Cliff, being an avid Doo Wop listener and rockabilly guitar player, decided "Why not give it a go ourselves"? The rest is history!
The original group consisted of 5 vocalists and 4 musicians, whom Cliff recruited from the creme of the crop of L.A.'s Rockabilly and '50's Rhythm and Blues scene. Unlike other vocal groups, Cliff's idea was to make the band an integral part of the group (instead of a vocal group with a back up band). This idea was to form the structure and sound of "The Dynaflos". The current line-up consists of 4 vocalists and 4 musicians.
The Dynaflo's set consists of some obscure 50's-60's Doo Wop, some standards and some original tunes. Something for everyone! They blend their style of 50's, 60's, Doo Wop and R&B, with an upbeat, rockin' band. Combine that with a high energy stage show and you'll find one undeniably fun, hard working, Doo Wop group that is hard to ignore.
TISE CHAO AND AUGIE FREEMAN
LINDY STYLING 7:30-8:30
Two of L.A.'s greatest swing dancers are our featured instructors at January's First Friday dance.
Tise and Augie have are not only award-winning dancers, they are also delightful instructors.
Come along for their class.
You should just know the Lindy basics for this class.
Should know your swingout to take this class.
$5 for the class.
Tise Chao started her dance education in her early years. She is skilled in Jazz, Salsa, Flamenco, and since 1997, Swing. Tise's swing repertoire includes Lindy Hop, Balboa, Collegiate Shag, and more, learning from the original dancers from that era. She has performed in numerous music videos, on film, and at corporate events around Southern California, as well as consistently placing top placements in national level dance competitions. Tise is dedicated to preserving yet innovating the dance. Most importantly, Tise hopes to inspire other dancers to find their own sense of style and spirit by spreading her own knowledge, joy, and energy to the people who appreciate the fine art of dance.
Augie Freeman was born in El Paso Texas where there is no swing dancing. In 2001 he joined the US military and was based in California where he discovered Lindy Hop while attending the 2003 California Balboa Championships. Instantly blown away he has been hooked on swing dancing and swing music. Since then Augie has attended Lindy and Balboa events all across the world including in Paris, London, Herring Sweden, Toulouse FR, and Edinburgh Scottland. He found his first teaching gig from Simon Selmon in 2007 at London's Rhythm Room teaching with Moe Sakan. Augie prides himself on teaching beginners to advanced dancers in technique, musicallity and authenticity while keep a fun and focused atmosphere.
BEGINNER SWING CLASS
8:00-8:30PM - FREE*
Take our absolute beginners swing dance class to get started, or bring your newbie friends and through them in that class while you take your class.
*Included in your $15 admission
OUR FIRST-FRIDAY GUEST VENDORS
JEN IS BACK WITH ~ BANDINI
Spring is here! Check out her styles & don't forget to bring your Bandini Shoppers Card! Hair & Shoe accessories for Ladies & Gents, in classic styles.
AND, OF COURSE,
OUR FRIDAY PERENNIAL FAVORITE..
THE ICE CREAM MAN
C.K. FARNSWORTH AND HIS MOBILE SODA will be on hand for your ice cream needs serving his good old fashioned ice cream treats & hotdogs in the tradition of the old Soda Fountains from the 1920s and 1930s
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
Friday, May 1
Lil' Mo & The Dynaflos
Wednesday, May 6
DARK (Rusty's on the Lindy Cruise)
Wednesday, May 13
HONORING ROSIE THE RIVETER
DRESS "SWING SHIFT" STYLE
Jonathan Stout & His Campus Five
Featuring Hilary Alexander
My Favorite Move ~ Robert Vangor & Nancy Klein
Wednesday, May 20
Tim Gill All Stars!
SPECIAL CD RELEASE PARTY
My Favorite Move ~ Petra & Charles Bantrum
Wednesday, May 27
Pete Jacobs Swingtet
My Favorite Move ~ David Stockin & Barbara Yeh
Wednesday, June 3
Boyz & The Beez
* * SAVE THE DATE * *
RUSTY'S 18TH ANNIVERSARY
2nd Friday, June 12
Wednesday, June 17
BIG BAND NITE
Wednesday, June 24
Andy Cowan & The Nina Beck Trio
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 Swing Dance Class
7:30-8:00 "My Favorite Move" - Intermediate Class
First Friday Dances:
7:30-8:30 Guest Instructors ($5 extra)
8:00-8:30 Beginner Swing Dance 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
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
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!"