QUOTE OF THE WEEK
I do not try to dance better than anyone else.
-- --Mihkail Baryshnikov
WITH RUSTY & PETER!
Don't forget!!! This Wednesday night is the first Wednesday of the month, so we're having
our free beginner's lesson from 7:30pm until 8:00pm! If you know of anyone who has been
interested in learning how to swing dance, this is the perfect opportunity!!! Rusty and Peter
will be teaching a simple lesson for people who have never set foot on a dancefloor before,
and doing it all with their trademark charm and style. So tell all your friends that this is
the chance they've been waiting for!!!
ALSO: due to overwhelming popular demand, we will be doing a Swing Rueda this Wednesday
night at the Rhythm Club around 9:45pm!!! For everyone who ever learned even a little bit of
this great dance, make sure to be there and join in the fun -- Rusty and Peter will lead a
very brief refresher on the various steps and passes so everyone can recall them, then it's
on with the show!!! For those of you who don't know what a Swing Rueda is...it's sort of like
a square dance, but done in a circle, with swing moves. As the dance goes along, a caller
calls out different moves and passes so that parnters change again and again throughout!
It's absolutely one of the most exhilarating and fun things we've seen in swing dancing in a
long time, and you won't want to miss it!!! Remember -- 9:45pm!
8:00-11:30pm -- Dance! Dance! Dance! SEE YOU THERE!
SEE YOU THERE!
NEW CLASSES HAVE BEGUN, BUT IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN!!!
FOR ANOTHER SEMESTER OF SWING!!!
Rusty and Peter are thrilled to announce that they have been asked to come back to teach swing dancing at USC for another great semester! They've been doing this for over four years now, and just love every minute of it. The swing classes are put on by the USC Ballroom and Latin Dance group, and believe it or not, is open to absolutely everyone -- you don't need to be a student to join in! For more information about these classes, call their information line directly at 213-764-6062 OR check their internet site HERE
TAKE TOP HONORS IN DANCE CONTEST!!!
Last week saw some excellent dancing at Rusty and Peter's Rhythm Club as the roving dance contest known as the Great Southwest Swing-Off touched down for the night! Dancers came from all over to compete in this event and the contest was fierce! Nine couples competed in several heats to different tempos of music and boy were they terrific. Lots of our own friends joined in and represented the Rhythm Club in fine fashion. But when all the smoke had cleared and the judges had conferred, one couple took home first place -- our own Ron and Robin Campbell!!! We couldn't be more proud of our friends -- their dancing really was spectacular and we know you all will join us in giving them a hearty congratulations! And don't forget, as the winners of this local contest, they will be representing our club at the big Final Contest, held at the upcoming Satin Ballroom on September 21st! Make your plans now to attend and cheer our pals on in this great event!!!
THE HERRANG DANCE CAMP
While Rusty continues to sort through her 426 trip photographs, we thought you would enjoy previewing a few more.
Sleeping is one of the most important things to do at the Herrang Dance Camp!
And you catch it when you can!!
The "Three Rustys" -- Ursi (from Norway) and Camilla (from Sweden)
just before a performance at Herrang
Taking a breather with dance legends: Frankie Manning and Chazz Young
MANHATTAN BEACH ARTS FESTIVAL!!
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH
WATCH OUR STUDENTS PERFORM!!!
As many of you know, the City of Manhattan Beach hosts a
street-fair-styled Arts Festival in the downtown area of Manhattan
Beach every year. Situated mostly on Manhattan Beach Boulevard near
Highland Avenue, it's a huge party with lots of food, art activities, and...LIVE PERFORMANCES! Last year we were lucky enough
to be asked to bring our Performance team down to show the crowd just
what this Lindy Hop business is all about. Well, let's just say the team
knocked the crowd out!
This year, we are proud to tell you that we have been asked back to
perform again!!! So mark your calendars now and make plans to come
down and enjoy all that the Manhattan Beach Arts Festival has to
offer...AND cheer loudly for your Lindy By The Sea pals as they cut loose
again and wow the audience with some incredible Lindy Hop
performances!!! Rusty and Peter will be joining the performers and we're
sure it's going to be a ball! Come on down!!!
If any of you would like to have a private swing dance lesson, give Rusty a call at 310.606.5606.
THE SAVOY STYLE SWING DANCE SHOP!!! This is a terrific site loaded with lots of swing related merchandise and materials, all laid out in an easy-to-navigate website! Here you'll find everything from shoes to clothes to vintage swing videos to music CDs, posters, books and lots more!!! Check it out -- but you and your bank account have been warned...! Find it all at http://www.swingdanceshop.com/ !
See you soon!
*Wondering what the heck a "gate" is? This was a phrase popularized by 1940's comedian, Jerry Colonna, who would holler it out every time he was introduced on the Bob Hope radio program. It was a friendly salutation to a swing cat (dancer or swing music enthusiast).
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