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Swing Time Newsletter — Friday SEP 7th 2007

Dear Swingsters,   It's been a few weeks since we last emailed you... we have some huge events coming in September and October, in Tampa, in St Petersburg (Gulfport), and in Orlando!  Be sure to read all the way to the bottom for details on all upcoming classes and events.  See you on the dance floor!  --Sam


UPCOMING SWING TIME DANCE CLASSES
All Lessons Free! (with Paid Admission to Event)
All Lessons Taught by Sam & Allison
No Partner Needed; No Prior Experience Needed
All Levels & All Ages Welcome!

Sep 12 (Wed) 7-8pm @ Gulfport Casino Swing Night:     SWING - Wraps, Hammerlocks, Double Turns
Sep 13 (Thu) 7-8pm @ Swing Centro (Centro Asturiano): EAST-COAST SWING - Traveling & Dipping
Sep 14 (Fri) 8-9pm @ Swing Time! (Gulfport Casino):   SWING - 4 Ladies & Men's Turns, Crossed Arms, Switching
Sep 19 (Wed) 7-8pm @ Gulfport Casino Swing Night:     SWING - Tuck & Arch & Free Turns, Single/Triple, Open/Closed
Sep 20 (Thu) 7-8pm @ Swing Centro (Centro Asturiano): CHARLESTONS - Front-to-Back Turnabouts & Leapfrogs



UPCOMING SWING TIME EVENTS

   EVERY WEDNESDAY: Gulfport Casino Swing Night

    EVERY THURSDAY: Swing Centro

Sep 14, 2007 (Fri): Swing Time! at the Gulfport Casino
                    featuring  The Venturas!
                    Exceptional Talent w/ Hot Vocals!
                    Tickets: $11; purchase at the door

Oct 12, 2007 (Fri): Swing Time! at the Gulfport Casino
                    featuring  Charlie Vegas & the New Blues Combo!
                    Tampa Bay's Most Exciting Swingin' Act!
                    Tickets: $11; purchase at the door

Oct 18, 2007 (Thu): No Swing Centro Tonight... SWING ON FRIDAY instead of Thursday
                    One Week Only -- Swing at Centro on Friday October 19th (see below)

Oct 19, 2007 (Fri): Swing Time! at Centro Asturiano in Tampa
                    7TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION !
                    featuring  Dr Zoot!
                    One of U.S.A.'s Top Swing Bands!
                    Tickets: $12/advance -or- $15/day of event
                    Click here for Ticket Info or to Purchase Tickets!

Oct 20, 2007 (Sat): Swing Time! at Dance Orlando
                    7TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION !
                    featuring  Dr Zoot!
                    Modern & Exciting Swing Band w/ Piano & Horn Section!
                    Tickets: $12/advance -or- $15/day of event
                    Click here for Ticket Info or to Purchase Tickets!

 The SECOND FRIDAY  Swing Time! at the Gulfport Casino
    of EVERY MONTH: Live Music & Dancing!


SWING CENTRO !
EVERY THURSDAY in Ybor City (Tampa, FL)

Swing Music & Dancing,  8pm-Midnight
Dance Lesson,  7-8pm  (no partner needed)


Exciting Social Atmosphere!
Fabulous Vintage Grand Ballroom
Huge Floating-Wood Dance Floor

*  All Ages  *  Smoke-Free  *  Full Bar  *  Prize Giveaways  * 
Admission $7  (includes Free Lesson);  Free Gated Parking
Students Get  2-for-1 Admission!

[Map & Directions]     [More Info]


Friday,  September 14th,  2007
Swing Time! at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom
featuring...  The Venturas!
Exceptional Talent w/ Hot Vocals

Friday, September 14th, The Venturas bring their hot mix of swingin' styles to Swing Time at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom.  The event starts with a group swing-dance lesson, 8-9pm (no partner needed), followed by live music & dancing, 9pm-1am, plus a dance exhibition at intermission!

A favorite of Bay-area swingsters, The Venturas have also made a big impression on the Florida music scene, receiving rave reviews from press & fans alike, playing for tens of thousands of people, winning Best Band awards, and recording four CDs!  Each time they've played Swing Time, the band has put on a smash performance for a huge audience of fans.  And each time they've played, people have remarked that it's been an incredible night of dancing, music, and all-around fun!

Swing Time is Florida's Premier Swing Event, held the second Friday of every month in Tampa Bay at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom.  The Gulfport Casino is located in the St. Petersburg area at 5500 Shore Blvd. S., Gulfport FL 33707.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

Live Music & Dancing w/ The Venturas,  9pm-1am
Swing Dance Instruction (no partner needed),  8-9pm
Dance Exhibition at Intermission

All Ages  &  Smoke-Free
Friendly Social Atmosphere
Beautiful Waterfront Ballroom
Huge Dance Floor
Prize Giveaways
Full Bar

For more info, visit www.SwingTime.info on the web, or click the links below:
[Band Bio]     [Map & Directions]     [More Info]


GULFPORT CASINO SWING NIGHT !
EVERY WEDNESDAY in Gulfport (St. Petersburg, FL)

Swing Music & Dancing,  8pm-Midnight
Dance Lesson,  7-8pm  (no partner needed)

Shim Sham,  Dance Jams,  Prizes,  Mixers,  & More!

Beautiful & Historic Waterfront Grand Ballroom
Friendly Social Atmosphere
One of the World's Best Dance Floors!

*  All Ages  *  Smoke-Free  *  Full Bar  *  Free Parking  * 
Admission $6  (includes Free Lesson)

[Map & Directions]     [More Info]


DJ TALENT SEARCH WRAPS UP

Congratulations to Leslie "J" Wardell, winner of the DJ Talent Search competition!  In the recent DJ-battle finale at Magic Dance, J edged out runner up Richy Scally to take home the 1st-place prize money.  Many thanks to all the DJ entrants who participated and to all the dancers who came out and supported them.


 Swing Time's 
 7th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION! 
Friday October 19th at Centro Asturiano in Tampa
Saturday October 20th at Dance Orlando
 2 Nights!   2 Cities!   2 Grand Venues!   2 Huge Events! 
Both events feature one of U.S.A.'s Top Swing Bands...  DR ZOOT!

Swing Time celebrates seven years of putting on Florida's premier swing events, with two nights of spectacular swinging in two of Florida's swingin'est cities!  Friday, October 19th, 2007, Swing Time returns to the place where it all started in October 2000 -- the Grand Ballroom of Centro Asturiano in Tampa!  Then on Saturday, October 20th, 2007, the excitement moves to Dance Orlando, Orlando's grandest dance hall!  Both nights of Swing Time's 7th Anniversary Celebration feature one of the U.S.A.'s top swing acts, Dr Zoot!  And each night of the Celebration includes hours of live music & dancing (9pm-1am), a group swing-dance lesson (8-9pm; no partner needed), anniversary cake, prize giveaways, and a Jack & Jill dance contest at intermission with $100 cash first prize!

Dr Zoot is a horn-driven swingin' 7-piece dance band, complete with trumpet, trombone, sax/flute/clarinet, piano, guitar, upright bass, drums, and vocals!  From jumpin' originals to big band favorites, these guys play it all, give it their own unique style, swing hard, and have fun doin' it!  The excitement is contagious, which always keeps the dance floor movin' & shakin'!  Now in their 10th year, Dr Zoot has recorded six CDs (their latest 2006 release is Pay the Viper), and their music has been featured in numerous CD compilations, TV shows, and films.  The band is wildly popular with swing dancers and music lovers across the USA, regularly playing the nation's heppest clubs and dance venues, from New York to L.A., from Glen Echo's Spanish Ballroom in DC to the Showboat Casino in Atlantic City...  and soon to appear in Tampa and Orlando for Swing Time's 7th Anniversary Celebration!

Based out of Pittsburgh, Dr Zoot made their first-ever Swing Time appearance back in April, and here's what we had to say:  "In the seven years we've been putting on live-music swing-dance events, many people, including lindy hoppers, swing kids, and old timers too, told us this was the best band ever.  The band did an amazing job for the dancers, delivering a powerful mix of original music plus modern arrangements of big-band favorites, all played with tremendous passion and energy.  The band superbly mixed the tempos and styles, keeping the dance floor packed all night long.  From the rave reviews of people who attended, and from the band's highly evident talent and musicianship, this was one of the top swing acts to ever hit Florida!"

Centro Asturiano is located at 1913 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa FL 33602 (at the corner of Palm Ave. & Nebraska Ave. in Ybor City).

Dance Orlando is located just north of Orlando at 311 Dane Lane, Longwood FL 32750.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS (BOTH NIGHTS)

Live Music & Dancing w/ Dr Zoot,  9pm-1am
Swing Dance Instruction (no partner necessary),  8-9pm
Jack & Jill Dance Contest at Intermission -- $100+ Cash Prizes!

All Ages  &  Smoke-Free
Friendly Social Atmosphere
Beautiful Grand Ballroom
Huge Dance Floor
Prize Giveaways
Refreshments
Cash Bar

Tickets:  $12/event (in advance)  -or-  $15/event (day of)
 -or-  attend both events for just $20 (advance purchase required)

Purchase online at www.SwingTime.info
Admission includes Free Lesson; Free Parking!

For more info, visit www.SwingTime.info on the web, or click the links below:
[Tickets]     [Band Bio]     [Tampa Map]     [Orlando Map]     [More Info]


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