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Monthly-4th Saturday Dance & Yearly-Fest for 1930s Swing Movie Star Ray Hirsch Bday
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1 monthly-Dance and yearly-Festivals:
 
                   
   

MONTHLY JAM-DANCE
(below on left):

WE'RE BACK MONTHLY @ MAGNET:

 

YEARLY Swing Madness

-tickets at the door. schedule and info at http://www.VintageShopAndHop.com
4/20 Madness Swing Show & Sale
(below on right)...

We interupt our monthly Dance for our

SWING DAY FESTIVAL
April 20, 2013

MADNESS SWING

Facebook Shop & Hop:
https://www.facebook.com/events/600923703254824

1 day & 1 night
w/Ray Hirsch
Swing Movie Star from the 1930's-50's.

  • Day Vintage 1800's-1900's Era Sale on
    -Accessories
    -Clothing
  • Day Workshops for dancers
    w/progressive lessons in
    -Lindy, Bal & Shag
    -Burlesque
    -Hoola Hopping
  • Night dance
    -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)

 

 

YEARLY JAM-FESTIVAL w/Shop & Hop
(below on right)...

We interupt our monthly Dance for our

SWING WEEKEND FESTIVAL
February 1, 2014

2 nights:
Ray Hirsch
9 Lindy B-day Ball & Valentine Shag Ball

celebrate Ray our
Swing Movie Star from the 1930's-50's.

 


 

More about Ray Hirsch

Spunky 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.

Although 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.."

 

After 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.

 

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