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Swing Time Newsletter — Friday NOV 2nd 2007

Hi Everyone!  Next Friday, November 9th, is Swing Time's 1940's USO Swing Dance!  We've had so many great events lately that we didn't have time to print advance tickets.  So we're giving everyone the advance ticket price (save $3 off the usual $15) at the door -- just $12 for this amazing event!  If you can't see the graphics below, then you're missing half this newsletter!  Please enable images in your email program.  Anyone who's on Facebook, join the Gulfport Casino Swing Dancers and/or Centro Asturiano Swing Dancers group(s).  Just log into www.facebook.com (or create an account if you don't have one) and do a search using the above group names.  Anyone who joins the Centro Facebook group by Wednesday gets Free Admission Thursday!  Lots of photos from the last two Gulfport Casino Swing Nights (including the Halloween Costume Ball!) are now up on the web; these are the ones taken by professional photographer, Gary Hufford.  Visit Beachmaster Photography to see the photos and order prints, photo mugs, and playing cards!  We'll be updating the Swing Time web site -- www.SwingTime.info -- in the coming days and weeks, so check it often for new events and new pictures!  --Sam

Band Bio

Band Bio

Swing Time!  1940's USO SWING DANCE
Friday,  November 9th,  2007
at the  Gulfport Casino Ballroom
featuring  the Ten O'Clock Big Band!

In honor of Veteran's Day, Swing Time presents a 1940's USO-Themed Swing Dance Friday, November 9th, 2007.  WWII-era civilian or military attire is encouraged.  The Ten O'Clock Band, Florida's leading 18-piece big band, will be decked out in their Army Air Corps khaki uniforms and swingin' for all the dancers, 9pm-1am.  The event starts with a free group swing-dance lesson, 8-9pm, and no partner is needed.  The evening includes prize giveaways; WWII-era vehicles, decor, and atmosphere; and special exhibits by the Central FL World War II Museum.

The Ten O'Clock Band brings the big-band experience to Swing Time.  When people speak of "the big bands", this is what they mean -- five saxes, four trumpets, four trombones, plus piano, bass, guitar, drums, and vocals.  The band's bold & brassy sound will fill the Grand Ballroom, with minimal need for amplification, letting participants experience the classic days of swing as it was meant to be played, heard, danced to, and otherwise enjoyed.  Exciting soloists, excellent musicianship, and great coordination as a unit have earned the band rave reviews from dancers as well as fellow musicians across the Bay area!

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.


Live Music & Dancing w/ The Ten O'Clock Band,  9pm-1am
Swing Dance Instruction (no partner necessary),  8-9pm
Exhibits by Central FL World War II Museum

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

$12 Admission includes Free Lesson; Free Parking!

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

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!

Nov  7 2007 (Wed) 7-8pm @ Gulfport Casino Swing Night:     EAST-COAST SWING - Left-Right Wraps, Pivot Turns, Single/Triple
Nov  8 2007 (Thu) 7-8pm @ Swing Centro (Centro Asturiano): LINDY HOP - Circles & Closed Swingouts
Nov  9 2007 (Fri) 8-9pm @ Swing Time! (Gulfport Casino):   EAST-COAST SWING - 5 Turns from Open & Closed, Moving, Single/Triple
Nov 14 2007 (Wed) 7-8pm @ Gulfport Casino Swing Night:     SWING MIX - Free/Tuck/Inside Spins & Turns, Ratchet & Tag
Nov 15 2007 (Thu) 7-8pm @ Swing Centro (Centro Asturiano): EAST-COAST SWING - Tuck & Quick Spins, Rebounds & Wraps
Nov 21 2007 (Wed) 7-8pm @ Gulfport Casino Swing Night:     EAST-COAST SWING - 4 Cross-Armed Turns, Belt Slide, Behind-Back Switch

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 $7  (includes Free Lesson)

[Map & Directions]     [More Info]

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]

Click the links below for details on each event

   EVERY WEDNESDAY: Gulfport Casino Swing Night

    EVERY THURSDAY: Swing Centro

Nov  9, 2007 (Fri): Swing Time! at the Gulfport Casino
                    1940's USO SWING DANCE !
                    featuring The Ten O'Clock Band
                    Florida's Leading 18-Piece Big Band!
                    Tickets: $12; purchase at the door

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

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