RUSTY'S RHYTHM PAL
Ron Campbell started swing dancing with his wife, Robin, in February 1996. After a brief introduction to swing through a city Ballroom course (preparing for the "first dance" at their wedding later that year), Ron was hooked. He had found a means of expression for his joy for the music of 20s, 30s & 40s. Ron actually had to talk Robin into taking their first swing dance lessons. They never looked back.
Over the years, Ron has studied many forms and styles of swing dancing; East Coast, Lindy Hop (Savoy & Smooth), Balboa & Collegiate Shag to name a few.
Ron was one of the founding members of the Swing Shift Rhythm Club that performs regularly for local hospitals and institutions.
Ron was a founding member of the Hollywood Hornets, 3-time Team Division National Jitterbug Champions (2002, 2004, 2005). He and Robin also took 1st Place in the Preliminary Round of the 2002 Great Southwest Club Swing-Off at the Rhythm Club.
Ron and Rusty developed the Track and Master Track curriculums in place at Lindy by the Sea since 2005, and they co-produced the Track 6-DVD Series.
Ron began teaching Tuesday night Lindy By The Sea classes with Rusty on January 6th 2003.
RUSTY'S RHYTHM PAL
Ted began dancing in 2001 as a freshman at USC, under the tutelage of the one and only Rusty Frank! His love of dancing and talent for performance earned him a spot on the Swing Shift Fliers, Rusty's dance team, in 2004.
Ted's passion for making audiences smile brought him to the auditions for the One2Swing Jitterbugs. The team competed in the National Jitterbug Championships and was invited to perform at Lindyfest in 2011.
In 2015, he was recruited by the brand-new team Special Delivery Stomp. Together they went on to win first place in the Camp Hollywood Team Championships and second place at the International Lindy Hop Championships. In 2016, Ted medaled in the Strictly Lindy contests at both Camp Hollywood and ILHC, and with the Special Delivery Stomp team a 2nd place in Team Division.
Ted also performed with Rusty's Rhythm Rascals as a surprise guest sta as "That Man" at the team's routine finale. You can watch him HERE
Watch the winning Camp Hollywood routine HERE.
Ted has been a guest instructor at Lindy Groove many times, and was super-duper excited to become one of Rusty's Rhythm Pals in July 2014.