CINCO DE MAYO DANCE
FIRST FRIDAY DANCE CLASSES!
Minn & Stefanie are two of our local scene greats and are in demand all around the world. They have each appeared in TV, movies, and at Lindy Hop dance weekends all over. They are both featured dancers in "The Hollywood Hotshots" dance team.
Minn Vo is LA's premier dance competitor and without a doubt one of the most versatile performers today. Inducted into the California Swing Dance Hall of Fame in 2004, He covers all areas of Vernacular Jazz Dance, including Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa, Air Steps, Collegiate Shag, and has an extensive influence on the contemporary movement of urban street dance. His competition background stems from a long history of 1st place titles in the local, national, and world competition circuit since 1997 including American Lindy Hop Championships, National Jitterbug Championships, The U.S Open Lindy Division, Harlem Jazz Festival, California Balboa-Swing Championships, 2008 North American Lindy Hop Championship, 2008 World Swing Dance Championships and many more.
He is the founder of The Hollywood Hot Shots dance team, who is specializing in preservation and education of both Historical and Contemporary Urban American Street Dance. He has made his mark in TV commercials, film, and music videos.
The most recent accomplishments include staring on season five "Dancing with the stars", Performing for the 2012 "Guys Choice Awards" Featured dancer on the TV show "Doctors", "The LXD". Featured dancer for Jonas Brother music video "Love Bug", Choreographers and danced for Katie Perry's music video "Thinking of You" and Gloria Estefan "Hotel Nacional, Choreographers and lead dancers for feature film "G.I.JOE" ,dancer in an upcoming film "Today's The Day", recently assist choreographed and danced on 'Shake It Up' and his group The Hollywood Hotshots have been the big opening for the 125th Tournament of Roses in Pasadena.
Stefanie Klausmann is a successful dancer from Germany who is ready to share with you, her passion for dance and everything what comes with it. Since 3 years she lives and dances here in the US and made her mark in Film, TV, Commercial, Music Videos and the dance scene in general. Here work includes artist such as 'The Backstreet Boys, 50 Cent, Kelly Clarkson, Daft Punk ft. Pharell Williams, Gloria Estefan, Cher Lloyd, Capital Cities, Marion Cottilard, Black Eyed Peas, Matthew Morrison and manny more. She is a featured dancer in the upcoming musical film 'Today's The Day', featured dancer on 'Tosh.O and 'The LXD' and recently assist choreographed on 'Shake It Up'
Stefanie appeared in commercials such as Dior, Nike, Heineken, PEPSI, Honda ...
Her professional training in dance includes Hip Hop, House, Jazz, Funk, Contemporary, Ballet as well as Vernacular Jazz Dance areas such as Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa, Air Steps and Collegiate Shag.
She is part of 'The Hollywood Hotshots' dance team, who are specialist in preservation and education of both Historical and Contemporary Urban American Street Dance. Her unique style and look has made her one of Hollywood’s top premier dancers of today.
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.
One of our students, Beck Sanders-Chapman, asked if she could bring along her collection of vintage sleepwear. Here's what she wrote:
I will be bringing the few wartime night gowns I have made of rayon. I also have lot so of chiffon. I have lots of chiffon-pinup night gowns, peignoirs and many two piece sets. Most of those are 1950's -60's. Think Grease and Mad Men! I'll bring some later pieces- mod, psychedelic, and more loose and long gowns because they are so comfy and wearable, and sexy. I have a pretty good variety of sizes from petite to xl. I'll have a range in pricing from very very affordable and a few ridiculously expensive designer pieces from Lucie Ann of Beverly Hills. Those were the gowns Eva Gabor wore. I have one satin men's smoking jacket made by Sears in a leopard print. They all are washed and ready to wear.
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
Be proud to say, "I support live music!"
$20 Special Events (see calendar)
TIMES - DJ & LIVE MUSIC:
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
"$10 AFTER 10" ON WEDNESDAYS
BE PROUD TO SAY: "I SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC!"