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Swing Time Newsletter — Tuesday DEC 20th 2016
Balboa Boot Camp II Earlybird Deadline Reminder — Get your registration in by this Friday (Dec 23) to get the earlybird price and save $10. (Boot Camp happens Saturday afternoon, January 7th. Details below.)
This Wednesday, December 21st, is Swing Time's Holiday Christmas Dance Party at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night. Celebrate the Christmas season with refreshments, lights & decor, plus we'll mix in the best of swingable holiday music! The whole City of Gulfport, especially the waterfront/Casino area, will be beautifully decorated for the holidays,... and wait 'til you see the Casino itself, with festive lights and decor both inside & out! Join us for this holiday dance celebration, with Foxtrot Lesson 6-7pm, Swing Lesson 7-8pm, Dancing 8-11pm, and a special tap dance performance at intermission by the Top Hat Tappers! Just $8 includes both lessons and the dance, students get $5 admission, and birthday people get free admission. All ages are welcome, and no partner is needed.
Next Wednesday, December 28th, is the Gulfport Casino Swing Night, with Shim Sham Lesson 6-7pm, Swing Lesson 7-8pm, and Dancing 8-11pm. Just $8 includes both lessons and the dance, and students get $5 admission. Is your birthday coming up? Celebrate your birthday at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night.
Get ready for Lindy Hop Lessons, happening every Wednesday in January, 6-7pm, at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night!
Saturday, January 7th, is Balboa Boot Camp II, a complete four-week Balboa course, all in one afternoon! Learn Balboa, the top dance craze in the swing world. Two levels are offered, beginning and intermediate. Balboa Boot Camp happens 2-6pm at Simone Salsa studio in Tampa. Registration is $25 through December 23rd (Earlybird Special), $30 through January 6th at 6:00pm (Advance Registration), or $35 at the door (Day of Event). Register online right now to save $10. Practice Your Balboa Bonus — All Balboa Boot Camp participants get free admission to the next Saturday Swing dance, held Saturday January 21st at Simone Salsa. More Info
Sunday, January 8th, is Soul Night at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom! Dance to the best in Funk, Soul, Disco, Motown, Rhythm & Blues, with an exciting mix of retro and modern music. Dance West-Coast Swing, Hustle, Blues, Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Carolina Shag, and more! Music and dancing happens 7-11pm. Special guest instructors, Dana Ryann & Seth Dietzel, teach a Blues Dance Lesson 6-7pm. Just $8 includes the dance AND the lesson. Students get $5 admission. Soul Night is held the Second Sunday of every month at the Gulfport Casino. (It replaces the prior Ballroom Fusion Night.)
Saturday, January 21st, is Saturday Swing & Blues in Tampa, with Swing Dancing 9pm-12:00, plus Blues Dancing Midnight-3:00am. Join us at 8pm, prior to the dancing, for the Swing Dance Lesson. Admission is $10 before midnight (includes lesson, swing dancing, and blues dancing), or $5 after midnight (includes blues dancing only). All ages are welcome, no partners are needed, and prizes are given away at intermission. Saturday Swing & Blues happens the 3rd Saturday of every month at Simone Salsa studio, 8336 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa, FL 33615. Simone Salsa features awesome atmosphere, lighting, and sound; its own free parking lot; and a large smooth hardwood dance floor.
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Holiday Christmas Dance Party — WED 12/21
Swingin' the New Year Celebration featuring Jive Aces — SAT 12/31
Balboa Boot Camp II — SAT 1/7
Soul Night — SUN 1/8
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