November 2nd 2004
Halloween at The Rhythm Club 10/27/04
"A straight man who dances around in sequins walks a very lonely road."
Actor Stanley Tucci as a "closet" ballroom dancer in the new feature film "Shall We Dance"
WELCOME TO ALL OUR NEW STUDENTS
We couldn't have been more surprised by the great turnout last Sunday in our beginning Lindy Hop classes -- as it was Halloween, we thought we might be standing in an empty hall. But that just goes to show you, that swing seems to be here to stay! So, to all our new students, welcome to the "family." We're so happy to have you join us!
SHIM SHAM WORKSHOP
For months people have been coming up to me asking when I would again do a Sham Sham workshop... and I finally found a nice time to have it -- THIS SUNDAY! This historic Lindy Hop dance grew out of a 1927 tap dance and is done at swing dances throughout the world. I, myself, have joined Shim Shammers in Australia, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Germany, England, and Switzerland (just to name a few places!). All the info is below under the "Workshop Heading", and I sure hope you can attend the workshop. If you are keen to register right this second, click HERE.
THANKS TO ALL FOR A TERRIFIC HALLOWEEN PARTY
Yes, it's that time again, "The First Wednesday of the Month" when we have our Beginner Swing Dance Class at the Rhythm Club. We offer this super easy class for those who just want to check out the scene. Maybe they're not sure enough about swing dancing to sign up for a full 4-week Lindy By The Sea course yet... This class is just meant to give them a "taste" of the dance and the people, the environment, so to speak. Let all your co-workers, friends, relatives, and others (?) know about it.
|Dance Lesson and DJ on the first
Wednesday of each month from 7:30-8:00|
8:00-11:30pm -- Dance! Dance! Dance!
(check our calendar)
This Week's Celebrations
A birthday of the week!
OUR VERY OWN RHYTHM PAL WIFE (GIO'S)
If it's your birthday this week, just let us know at the Rhythm Club so you can get your birthday dance!
Those who participated in the Little Company of Mary Associates event should have received your thank you's from Your Truly. Of course this comes along with a request...
Artesia Christian Home Event is rescheduled to 13 November, '04 from 2-3pm...depending on everyone's schedule perhaps we could socialize at a local restaurant afterwards...Alice knows some good ones in the area.
Since I will be moving I am not sure of computer/internet access in the next few weeks so if you could contact me at work (310-316-2424 attn medical records) or on my cell (310-713-3052) questions or affirmations I would appreciate it.
So far, myself and Scott Giordano are attending...would love to get another 4-6 couples, a West Coast or ballroom dance number, someone to carry the equipment, narrate, etc. etc.
More photos up! So take a look, and enjoy!http://swingshiftontap.com/scrapbookindex.asp
THE 1920s EXPERIENCE: It was a time of conservatism, it was a time of great social change. From the world of fashion to the world to politics, forces clashed to produce the most explosive decade of the century.
In music, the three sounds were jazz, jazz, and jazz. The Jazz Age came about with artist like Bessie Smith and Duke Ellington. Youth ruled everything. From the young styles of dress to the latest celebrities. If it was young, it was the thing.
It was the age of prohibition, it was the age of prosperity, and it was the age of downfall. It was the age of everything, and you'll find [almost] everything here.
* 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.