FEBRUARY 10TH 2004
Lambeth Walk, 1938
VALENTINES CELEBRATIONS THIS WEEK!
VALENTINES -- DRESS RED AND WHITE!
Rusty's Birthday -- Let's have some fun!
Performance by Chester Whitmore!
Master of Ceremonies Maxwell DeMille
Dance Lesson and DJ on the first
Wednesday of each month from 7:30-8:00
This Week's Celebrations
If it's your birthday this week, just let us know at the Rhythm Club so you can get your birthday dance!
The response has been great for our "Swing!" Show booth. Thanks to everyone who has set up to volunteer at our booth. There are still a few dates open for you to volunteer in exchange for a free ticket to the opening nite performance on February 14th, 8:00pm.Here's the LINK for the show.
Event to be held at:
Fort MacArthur Museum
3601 S. Gaffey St.
San Pedro, CA 90731
Map (as well as interesting details about the museum) available/click http://www.ftmac.org
Fort MacArthur volunteer, John Kanaster, has requested help from the Swing community to help provide atmosphere for "...a look back at the February 1942 Los Angeles Air Raid". The fort, which, "...is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the history of Fort MacArthur, a U.S. Army post which guarded the Los Angeles Harbor from 1914 - 1974".
A look at the website describes this bit of Los Angeles history quite thoroughly and the intent of the Museum is to recreate the look and feel of this time period as closely as possible. Hence the call to the Swing community to demonstrate this 1940's time period. An added bonus is the appearance of Huell Howser of, "California Gold" fame, and his film crew are scheduled to record some of the displays.
The Event takes place from 1pm to 5pm. During this time frame there is a need for swing dancers dressed in vintage or vintage recreation 1940's fashion to appear around the grounds. At the "stage area" (where the SSRC held the last Fort MacArthur Event) there will be dancing (cement, just like 3rd Street Promenade, so wear, "those" shoes) to a scripted program produced and directed by SSRC volunteer Laura Greenlund. Also, Alex Vasallo has generously donated photos for a display planned near the stage area. Dance times planned at 1pm to 1:45pm and 2:15 to 3:15pm; music by The Fabulous Esquires and DJ. Filming will begin about 3pm. The Museum requests a $3.00 donation at the door.
Current confirmed participants include:
Alice and Dan
Being Valentine's Day, this could be part of a unique memory in years to come.
Questions? RSVP? contact Jes firstname.lastname@example.org or 310-372-4821 (LMM)
JOIN NOW! -- click SWING SHIFT RHYTHM CLUB -- send your first and last name and email address.
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* 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).
JOIN THE SWING SHIFT RHYTHM CLUB TODAY!
Swing Shift Rhythm Club (SSRC) is the volunteer arm of our local swing
dance community. Through the SSRC, we visit senior homes, children
hospitals, and entertain and dance at street fairs. The purpose of the
club is to do some good deeds and promote the fun of swing dancing.