~ Save the Date ~
Friday, November 7, 2014
Live Music For Your Dancing Pleasure
LIL' MO & THE DYNAFLOS
Guest Instructors - Chris & Beth
OUR FRIDAY NIGHT SCHEDULE
Guest Teachers: Inter. Lindy Hop Class ($5)
Beginner Swing Dance Class (Free!*)
Dance to our DJs and Live Band
RSVP AT FACEBOOK
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.
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.
Should know your swingout to take this class.
$5 for the class.
WATCH THEM DANCE HERE
Here's their bio:
Chris and Beth both started dancing in the Los Angeles area in 1998 and have been dancing, teaching, and competing together since they met in 2004. They are greatly influenced by the vintage dance styles made popular by the Southern California dancers in the 1930's and 1940's, and had the wonderful privilege of dancing with, and learning from, many of the first-generation dancers who grew up in Los Angeles during those early years. The time they spent with these incredible dancers and the countless hours they dedicated to studying vintage footage gave them a real passion for preserving the spirit and energy of the original dance. Their love for combining modern elements with fast footwork, classic lines and nifty slides keeps them in a state of perpetual rug-cutting bliss. Some of their recent competition wins include the National Jitterbug Championships at Camp Hollywood, the International Balboa Championships at Balboa Rendezvous and the North American Championships in San Francisco.
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
SPEED SHIM SHAM CONTEST
This will be our third month of the USA Speed Shim Sham Contest... woo hoo!
The contest rules are simple:
1. Everyone gets one the floor and dances the Shim Sham
2. When you make a mistake, exit the floor (honor system)
3. We speed up the music!
4. Last one on the floor is the winner!
OUR FIRST-FRIDAY GUEST VENDORS
JEN IS BACK WITH ~ BANDINI
Summer is here! Check out her NEW Summer 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
Wednesday, November 5|
DARK (Dance is Friday This week)
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7
Lil' Mo & The Dynaflos
Guest Teachers ~ Chris & Beth
Wednesday, November 12
Bobby Barron & His Swing Thing Band
BALBOA PERFORMANCE CLASS
Wednesday, November 19
Upbeat Swing Orchestra
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!"