Sat. SFSwingJam.com Fest for Ray's 92nd Bday w/band Steve Lucky/Carmen Getit

Steve Lucky and the Rhumba Bums featuring Carmen Getit
plays at
SF Swing Jam Weekend w/Vintage lessons, clothing sale & Show celebrating Swing Star Ray Hirsch 92nd Birthday http://www.SFSwingJam.com/

WEEKEND:

-Day SHOPPING & dance WORKSHOPS for DANCERS
-Night Shopping & DANCES
w/basic beginner lessons in AUTHENTIC SWING ERA dances &

Celebrate Ray Hirsch (bio & film credit below)
92nd B-Day:

-FRIDAY, Feb. 8, SF Shag Ball
@ Symbolic Dance

-SATURDAY, Feb. 9, 92nd Jam for Ray Hirsch
with
Steve Lucky and the Rhumba Bums featuring Carmen Getit
@ Hotel Whitcomb Ballroom

-SUNDAY, Feb. 10, SF Lindy Ball (Gangster Squad theme)
@ Symbolic Dance

(Dance Benefits toward Swing U; Non-profit volunteer organization providing free classes to youth under 15 including this and all Festivals and monthly dances)

DAY WORKSHOPS w/progressive lessons in
-Shag & Lindy-Saturday @ Hotel Whitcomb
-Balboa & Lindy-Sunday @ special venue tba

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 (pictured above).

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