day & 1 night
w/Ray Hirsch Swing
Movie Star from the 1930's-50's.
Vintage 1800's-1900's Era
Workshops for dancers
w/progressive lessons in -Lindy,
Bal & Shag
-w/basic beginner lessons in authentic Swing era dances
-Dinner w/History Talk & movie clips w/ Ray
Hirsch (bio & film credit below) -Band
-Show (performers on flier) -Contests:
30 SECOND SHOWCASE (any swing goes)
Lindy Jack & Jill (no partner needed)
(below on right)...
SWING WEEKEND FESTIVAL February
Ray Hirsch 9 Lindy B-day Ball & Valentine Shag Ball
celebrate Ray our
Swing Movie Star from the 1930's-50's.
Workshops w/progressive lessons in -Shag
-Bal & Lindy-Sunday
about Ray Hirsch
barely describes this youth from the heydey of swing!! This Legendary
Lindy Hopper and 1930's-40's silver screen featured dancer will
dance, tap and talk his way into your heart! Ray can tell stories
about his good times both on and off screen with Mickey Rooney,
Lana Turner, Judy Garland (pictured above), Busby Berkeley, Alan
Ladd, Fred Astaire and the Marx Brothers.
Ray considers himself more of a Lindy dancer than a Shag Dancer,
he and his partner Patti Lacey, were featured doing shag steps in
more Hollywood films than any other dancer. Ray broke into the film
business, when he was a student at Hollywood High, after winning
first place in a local 'Jitterbug' contest. He won a national jitterbug
championship on Sept. 11, 1938; He says about the contest with Patty
Lacey "[we] weren't the best Balboa or Lindy or Charleston
dancers, but we were crowd pleasers.."
that, he found himself appearing in several films doing Lindy and
Shag. Marin resident Ray Hirsch veteran of stage and screen has
been married for over 70 years to Betty.