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~ Save the Date ~
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

"Make your midweek the high point of your week"


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SADIE HAWKINS SWING DANCE
"JILL & JACK" CONTEST

Featuring A Rusty's Debut
THE LADY LUCKS
L.A.'s All Female Swing Band

OUR WEDNESDAY NIGHT SCHEDULE
7:30-8:00pm
TWO FREE* CLASSES
*Included in your $15 cover:
~ Beginner Swing - Amber & Moi
~ "My Favorite Move" - How to do a Jill & Jack (going over lead and follow swap) with Rebeca & Paul

8:30pm-Midnight
Dance Dance Dance to Live Music and our DJ Robert Vangor

$15 Cover
Rusty's is located at the Elk's Lodge
8025 W. Manchester Ave, Playa Del Rey 90245



AND NOW...
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SADIE HAWKINS DANCE WHAT IS IT?

If you want the whole story, click HERE. For us, it's just a fun chance to take the old days tradition (of when only men asked ladies to dance), to a night when we turn everything topsy turvy, with all the ladies asking the fellows to dance (and even lead if you want!), and our annual Jill & Jack contest.


LET'S HAVE SOME FUN WITH OUR
JILL & JACK CONTEST!

You may or may not have heard of a Jack & Jill contest, where the competing dancers are the result of random matching of leaders and followers. Well, a Jill & Jack is where we turn it topsy turvey and have the girls lead and the boys follow.

This contest is ALWAYS a blast, so no matter what your level, it's all for fun!

SPECIAL PREP CLASS

We're also going to have a special prep class on the night of the contest from 7:30-8:00pm. Woo hoo!

START PRACTICING!


ANOTHER RUSTY'S DREAM COME TRUE

For years I've been trying to put together an all-female swing band. Each time a band has come to my club with a woman musician, I've talked with her about doing this. Katie Cavera and I have been searching for the perfect combo... and lo, and behold, the call finally came in last month from Lindsay McMurray and The Lady Lucks. It took me a second to say YES!, and here they are this Wednesday.

The history of all-girls bands (as they were called in the 1930s-1940s) is a fascinating one.

Here are some of my favorites:

Ina Ray Hutton

The International Sweethearts of Rhythm

And, here's a fascinating article about the history of these bands and more:
"All Female Bands of the Early 20th Century

Watch Ina Ray Hutton

ABOUT THE LADY LUCKS

The Lady Lucks is an ALL FEMALE swing band based in Los Angeles who focuses on playing swing music from the 1920's, 30's, 40's and 50's.

Lindsay McMurray, The Band Leader, has been working in Los Angeles since 2003. Her passion for the trombone started at age 10 in a suburb of Seattle, WA. She currently plays in the Disneyland Band, in salsa bands and in swing bands.

Her passion for swing music and her fellow female musicians has inspired her to start this group. She saw around her such amazingly talented women musicians and wanted to collect them together to make fun and beautiful music.

WATCH


FREE* CLASSES BEFORE THE DANCE!
ARRIVE EARLY AND ENJOY YOUR PICK:



~ 7:30-8:00 ~
Beginner Swing Dance with Amber & Moi
My Favorite Move - How to do a Jill & Jack (going over lead and follow swap) with Rebeca & Paul

*Included in your $15 admission

BEGINNER SWING CLASS
7:30-8:000 - FREE*

This week's teachers Amber & Moi

Take our absolute beginners swing dance class to get started, or bring your newbie friends and throw them in that class while you take your class.


MY FAVORITE MOVE - LEARN HOW TO DO A JILL & JACK CONTEST
7:30-8:00PM - FREE*


At our Sadie Hawkins dance this week we are going to turn everything topsy turvy, and have a lot of fun with our Jill & Jack Contest.

Come along early and see what they have in store for you.


20 YEARS
OF RUSTY'S AND LINDY BY THE SEA

We are now in our 20th year of this crazy swing thing at Rusty's and Lindy by the Sea. I'm planning on celebrating all year. Won't you join me?

COME ON GATES! LET'S SWING OUT!

SEE YOU ON THE DANCE FLOOR!

DANCINGLY,


Rusty & Her Rhythm Pals
RUSTYFRANK.COM


OUR UPCOMING DANCES
~ Each week we have great live music ~
~ Cover charge: Wednesdays $15, Fridays $20
~ *Free dance lessons included! ~
COME ON GATES! LET'S SWING OUT!
see below for all details including time and location

2017

Wednesday, June 28
The Lady Lucks - LA's All Female Swing Band
A Rusty's Debut!
Our Annual Sadie Hawkins Dance
PLUS: Jill & Jack Contest

Wednesday, 5
Dark (Dance is Friday this week)

Friday, July 7
Ladd McIntosh Swing Orchestra
4th of July Dance

Wednesday, July 12
Strada Swing

Wednesday, July 19
Holy Crow Jazz Band
A Rusty's Debut!

Wednesday, July 26
The Incomparable Barbara Morrison
With Bobby Baron and His Swing Thing Band

Wednesday, August 2
Dark (Dance is Friday this week)

Friday, August 4
Dave Stuckey



Click here for our complete dance calendar

Be proud to say, "I support live music!"


GENERAL INFO

LOCATION:
Rusty's Rhythm Club is held at The Elks Lodge
8025 W. Manchester Avenue, Playa Del Rey, 90293

(park and enter in the back)

COVER CHARGE:
Wednesdays $15
Fridays $20

SCHEDULE
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:
Wednesday: 8:00-11:30pm
Friday: 8:30-Midnight
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

FREE DANCE CLASSES*
Wednesday Dances:
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 - Intermediate Class($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
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!"