~ Save the Date ~
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Live Music For Your Dancing Pleasure
JONATHAN STOUT & HIS CAMPUS FIVE
FEATURING HILARY ALEXANDER
PLUS... 2 FREE* SWING DANCE CLASSES
7:30-8:00 AT OUR WEDNESDAY DANCES
RSVP AT FACEBOOK
LET YOUR SWING FRIENDS KNOW YOU'LL BE THERE!
ABOUT THE CAMPUS FIVE
Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five, featuring Hilary Alexander is a premier swing dance band showcasing the small-group sound of the late 1930's and early 1940's. The 7-piece Campus Five captures the true sound of the Swing-era, with all the energy and excitement that inspired millions to dance. Influences include the Benny Goodman Sextet, Artie Shaw's Grammercy Five, Count Basie's Kansas City Six, and the Harlem-based small groups of Illinois Jacquet, Cootie Williams, Coleman Hawkins, and Hot Lips Page.
Both founders are dedicated swing dancers, and the relationship between Swing music and Swing dance informs all aspects of the Campus Five. Song selection, tempo, song length and feel are all chosen with danceability in mind. The Campus Five's three albums, "Jammin' the Blues", "Crazy Rhythm", and "Moppin' and Boppin'", are favorites of Swing DJs and Swing Dance Instructors all over the globe. The Campus Five have been featured at many of the premier Swing dance events around the world, and are known for their unparalleled competition music, which inspires dancers to new heights.
WATCH THEM HERE
A SWING WORLD POWERHOUSE!
I first met Hilary way back in 1998, right at the peak of the Lindy Hop resurgence. My first memory of her is at the Derby. She was always dressed perfectly vintage and her dancing was joyful, smooth, and stylish.
Over the years, Hilary and I have become friends, first through long discussions about what it's like to be a promoter on this scene, and then through shared interests, such as documentaries, hiking, food, and animals... I have learned over these years what a truly impressive woman she is.
Hailing from New York, she came out to California and began swing dancing as a way to meet new people. "I lived here for three years, had a good job, but realized I didn't have one friend. L.A. was just a hard place to meet people." But all of that changed when she started going to the Derby. She quickly became a vital part of the Hollywood Style swing dance crowd - a group of dancers known for their dance style and vintage dress style.
Then, she started one of the most ambitious dance camps in the world - Camp Hollywood. From the get go, it was a resounding success, attracting thousands of dancers to an annual weekend camp and National Jitterbug Competition. This year we celebrated her 18 Year Anniversary of the event!
As if that weren't enough, she showed us more of her talent when she became the lead vocalist of Jonathan Stout's Campus Five, bringing her truly vintage sound to our swing dance scene world-wide. They now have three CDs to their name.
Join us in celebrating the incomparable
Miss Hilary Alexander
This Wednesday, at Rusty's!
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 22|
Jonathan Stout's Campus Five
featuring Hilary Alexander
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
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
LAST DANCE OF 2014
Wednesday, December 17
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!"