Friday, February 6, 2015
Live Music For Your Dancing Pleasure
YIPPEE AY YAY, BUCKAROOS!
RUSTY'S ROUNDUP B-DAY DANCE
THE LUCKY STARS!
GUEST TEACHERS CHRIS & BETH
THE ICECREAM MAN ~ BANDINI ~ LOCO LINDO
RSVP AT FACEBOOK
LET YOUR SWING FRIENDS KNOW YOU'LL BE THERE!
Friday, February 6th 2015
Greetings Dancin' Cowboys & Cowgirls,
Ever since I was 4-years old and got my first little red cowgirl outfit, I've been a cowgirl at heart. Some years ago, the wonderful Annamarie Firley (Revamp Vintage) recreated my childhood outfit in lifesize. Since I needed an excuse to wear my beloved outfit, I have been celebrating my b-day at Rusty's with my Vintage Western Roundup B-Day!
This year I got lucky and got the Lucky Stars -- one of the world's best Western Swing bands!
So won't you join me in your best vintage Western gear for fun, whoopin' it up, and loads of great dancin'!
Plus... of course, CAKE!
(Remember - no dance this Wednesday)
WHOOPEE! DRESS VINTAGE WESTERN
We all love this theme, so go for it! If you don't have anything, get a plaid shirt and tie a bandana around your neck. Have fun, cow pokes!
THE BEST WESTERN SWING BAND
The Lucky Stars play raucous good time dance music that sets the mood for a rollicking Friday night on the town, as well as their very own brand of heart-broken blues that can provide the perfect soundtrack for swing dancing.
The characters behind this music, Sage Guyton and JW (Jeremy Wakefield) stumbled upon each other one whiskey-soaked night at The Cattle Call Saloon, a long forgotten Hollywood Honky Tonk. The Hillbilly band that Sage was playing with that night caught J.W.'s ear, especially since he'd recently started learning to play the steel guitar and was looking for a band to join up with. Several bottles later, the two were waxing philosophical about their mutual interest in 1940s and 1950s Western and Hillbilly artists such as Merle Travis, Tex Williams, and Bob Wills, and by the time last-call rolled around they had decided to band together in the hopes of creating original music that would help keep the spirit of the music they loved alive.
Many of their heroes, were among the mid and south westerners who moved to California during the 1930s and 1940s in order to pursue employment during the depression and war years, bringing their musical culture with them. As a result, the music that flourished in Los Angeles at that time was an inventive hybrid of Celtic fiddle music, Blues, Cowboy folk tunes and early Dixieland jazz--music that later became known as Western Swing. Fittingly, The Lucky Stars are based in Hollywood, the town in which this music reached the height of its popularity via the burgeoning film industry.
TAKE A LOOK & LISTEN HERE
CHRIS & BETH
OUR GUEST INSTRUCTORS
"THE SWEETHEARTS OF SWING"
Well, I call them "The Sweethearts of Swing" as they are just the SWEETEST couple you will ever meet.
Sweet, humble, and GORGEOUS dancers!
Many of you have "sighed" over their dancing.
They are, in a few words, "smooth & stylish.
In their special class at Rusty's Friday dance, they will teach some of their elegant, tasty, and exciting styling.
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
GET A HEAD START ON VALENTINE'S GIFTS
Our pals at Loco Lindo will be there with awesome valentine's prints. Linda Marrone is also offering a special $20 off discount for all our dancers! Check it out!
Our very own Jen Gomez brings her shop, Bandini, to our dance featuring
Hair & Shoe accents, in classic styles. Handcrafted locally.
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 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
FIRST FRIDAY, February 6|
YIPPEE AY OH KAY YAY, BUCKAROOS!
RUSTY'S ROUNDUP B-DAY DANCE
The Lucky Stars
Dress Vintage Western Swing
Guest Instructors, Chris & Beth
Wednesday, February 11
Fabulous Esquires Big Band
Wednesday, February 18
Bobby Barron & His Swing Thing Band
Wednesday, February 25
RUSTY'S ACTUAL BIRTHDAY
Jonathan Stout & His Campus Five
Featuring Hilary Alexander
* SPECIAL SPECIAL SPECIAL *
DOUBLE HEADER! TWO DANCES IN ONE WEEK!
Wednesday, March 4
New Orleans Premier Songstress
Banu Gibson with John Reynolds!
FIRST FRIDAY, March 6
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!"