Rusty's Lineup

~ Save The Date ~
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

"Make your midweek the high point of your week"


SPECIAL EVENT!

"SPOOKEASY!"
RUSTY'S HALLOWEEN DANCE

"THRILLER" DANCE
7:30 LEARN IT ~ 9:30 PERFORM IT!
PLUS...COSTUME CONTEST and PHOTO BOOTH!

Live music for your dancing pleasure, featuring
AILEEN QUINN & THE LEAPIN' LIZARDS

8:30pm-11:30pm
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...
~ SCROLL DOWN FOR ALL THE SCOOP ~


7:30 LEARN IT ~ 9:30 PERFORM IT
THRILLER DANCE

This week make sure to come early a learn the iconic Thriller dance. Our special guest instructor, Betty de la Torre, will teach you a section of the dance at our My Favorite Move time slot - 7:30-8:15pm, and then you can get out and do it with your dance pals during the band break.

As we like to say, "Woo hoo!"

SPECIAL GUEST INSTRUCTOR
TAUGHT BY BETTY DE LA TORRE

Betty is a delightfully familiar face around Rusty's. When she took classes at Lindy by the Sea, I could immediately tell she was a professional dance, and I asked her why she was taking class. Turns out Lindy Hop was the one dance she didn't know!

Betty has been a professional dancer since her very early teens and has worked over the years in theater and television as a dancer, director, choreographer, actress, and singer.


"DO PEOPLE REALLY DRESS UP IN COSTUME?"
YES!

I often get asked this by new dancers, "Do people really dress up?" The answer is: Yes! Yes! Yes! Swing dancers LOVE to go with the themes at dances. Last year there was actually only one person not in costume. So, go for it!

IT'S ONE OF MY FAVORITE DANCES
OF THE YEAR
AND I'VE NEVER REPEATED A COSTUME IN 20 YEARS!

I've always thought of Lindy Hopping as a magical dance, zany, fun, and utterly delightful. This all gets ramped up at Halloween dances when everyone is dressed up. Absolutely dreamy!

AND! I'm proud to say, I've never repeated a costume. I dug through my photo archives, and found these costumes from the last 9 years:

"WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?"

Get creative. Have fun. Whatever you want.

Here are some helpful guidelines of what NOT to wear:

- Don't wear Masks (just plain hard to see)
- Don't wear Wings (just plain hard to dance with you)
- Don't wear Swords, Bows and & Arrows (again, just plain hard to dance with that light saber swinging around)

COSTUME CONTEST! PRIZES

We will have our annual Costume Contest, so get creative! Every year I can't wait to see what people come up with.

HERE'S SOME PICTURES
FROM PREVIOUS HALLOWEEN DANCES


SPOOKEASY PHOTO BOOTH!

Get ready to snap away all night long at our Spookeasy Photo Booth


OUR SPOOKESASY BAND
AILEEN QUINN & THE LEAPIN' LIZARDS

"This high octane band really delivers with foot stomping', grooving tunes and sassy, sexy melodic vocals. Aileen Quinn And The Leapin' Lizards masterfully mix classic Rockabilly hits with unforgettable and soulful originals. From Festivals to Car Shows, Corporate Events, Private Parties and Clubs, two-time Golden Globe nominee Aileen Quinn, aka "Annie" and The Leapin' Lizards are sure to liven up any occasion!"

The Leapin' Lizards are: Aileen Quinn - Vocals Tom Murray - Drums, Vocals Chris Smith - Bass, Vocals Frank Giffen - Guitar, Vocals Jorge Reyes - Sax ​John Piechowskli - Harmonica

VISIT THEIR WEBSITE HERE


COME ON GATES! LET'S SWING OUT!

SEE YOU ON THE DANCE FLOOR!

DANCINGLY,


Rusty & Her Rhythm Pals
RUSTYFRANK.COM
Rusty's Upcoming Dances


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, October 25
Aileen Quinn & The Leapin' Lizards
HALLOWEEN DANCE - COSTUME CONTEST!
7:30-8:15 Learn the Thriller dance!

Wednesday, November 1
Dark (Dance is Friday this week)

Friday, November 3
Lil' Mo & The Dynaflos
DON'T KNOCK THE ROCK - Dress 1950s
Guest Instructors - Jack Chen & Jessica Southwell

Wednesday, November 8
Holy Crow Jazz Band
Delectible Dips & Desserts theme "Music!"

Wednesday, November 15
Lady Lucks

Wednesday, November 22
Five Got Rhythm

Friday, December 1
Ladd McIntosh Swing Orchestra
JINGLE BALL! Dress Silver & Gold

Wednesday, December 6
Jumpin' Joz
Delectible Dips & Desserts

Wednesday, December 13
Five Got Rhythm

Wednesday, December 20
Fabulous Esquires Big Band
2017 Aloha Dance - Dress Tropical



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!"