These classes are held Saturday, March 17

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We are THRILLED to offer these two bonus workshops with two Swing Dance Hall of Famers. Dancing since the age of 6, Rusty Frank is famous as both a tap dancer and Lindy  Hopper, and is a teacher, promoter and performer in the Los Angeles area. Rusty runs the largest and longest-running swing dance and Lindy Hop program in Los Angeles with her school, Lindy by the Sea, and her weekly dances, Rusty’s Rhythm Club. Jean Veloz, star of MGM swing dance movies of the 1940s, is a legend in her own right and much beloved by swing dancers all over the world.

Classes are held in the Ballroom Backroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, Maryland 20812. Classes are $20/advance registration, $25 at the door. Advance registration for Saturday classes ends at 11:59pm on Friday, March 16.


Listening and Dancing to the Music with Rusty Frank

$20 advance; $25 at the door

Saturday, March 17
12noon-1pm

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How do they do it?  How do those Lindy Hoppers dance so perfectly to that song?  Well, the old saying, “Dancing is music made visible,” is what makes Lindy Hop such an outstanding and exiting dance. One of the most intriguing elements of Lindy Hop is how we make our swing dancing play off the music. How do we do it? How do we interpret the music right at the very moment we are dancing? In this class you’ll get loads of inside tricks of the trade that will instantly bring your dancing to the next level and really get you more connected to the music, even if you’ve never heard the song before. This class, open to all levels, is taught by Swing Dance Hall of Fame member Rusty Frank.


Jean Veloz Styling for Leads and Follows

$20 advance; $25 at the door

Saturday, March 17
1:20-2:20pm

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Assisted by Tom Koerner and Rusty Frank, Jean will impart the keys to her standout Hollywood Style of dancing. Jean will touch on the Whip (Swing-out), Switches, Sugar Pushes, and her thoughts on what really makes it all work. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to work with a living legend . . . and after the class you’ll be able to say, “I studied with Jean Veloz!”