Friday, July 6, 2012

Photo of the Week

"Puttin' on the Ritz" at the Sherman Oaks Galleria

This photo was taken at the Sherman Oaks Galleria as Irving Berlin’s 1929 classic was reborn as a dance performance by students and staff of Arthur Murray Sherman Oaks (see finished video below – the photo appears at the end during the credits).

The performance was part of  “Dancing Under the Stars” a free dance party on the first Friday of every month at the Sherman Oaks Galleria, in Sherman Oaks, California.  It’s part of Galleria LIVE!, the Sherman Oaks Galleria’s free community events program, now in its seventh year.  Galleria LIVE! encompasses all types of live performances including music, dance, kids club, holiday celebrations and more.

Hunter Communications handles marketing at the Sherman Oaks Galleria.

Note:  The title "Puttin' on the Ritz" derives from the slang expression "putting on the Ritz," meaning to dress very fashionably. The expression was inspired by the swanky Ritz Hotel in London.  The song became associated with Fred Astaire who gave an amazing performance in the 1946 movie Blue Skies.

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