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Swing Time Newsletter — Thursday MAR 27th 2008

Hi Everyone,  Last Thursday was the final Swing Centro event... a big thank-you goes to everyone who turned out to give this Thursday swing night a great send-off!  Not only was it an exciting night with excellent turnout, but the whole event was caught on film by Channel 10 News, Tampa Bay's CBS affiliate... the story airs Friday (see below).  Great News ...Swing Time's Friday-night live-music swing-dance events are back, at Centro Asturiano in Tampa!  Back in 2000, we started these monthly events at Centro Asturiano, then moved them to the Gulfport Casino in 2005, and now they're back at Centro Asturiano.  The next three events are scheduled for Fridays April 18th, May 16th, and June 20th at Centro Asturiano (see below).  You asked for more weekend events, and we heard you, loud & clear.  Come out and support these three Friday events, and many more will follow!  For fans of the Gulfport Casino, the every-Wednesday Gulfport Casino Swing Nights continue and are going stronger than ever, with incredible turnouts each week! --Sam

This Friday (3/28), 4-5pm

Channel 10 (Tampa Bay's CBS affiliate) will feature Swing Time this Friday (3/28), sometime during the 4-5pm "Life Around the Bay" news show!  The show will feature extensive footage that Channel 10 filmed during last Thursday's Swing Centro finale.  Check it out, and if anyone's planning to record it, I'd appreciate a copy.  --Sam

Click the links below for details on each event

   EVERY WEDNESDAY: Gulfport Casino Swing Night

Apr 18, 2008 (Fri): Swing Time! at Centro Asturiano
                    Florida's Premier Swing Event!
                    Live Music by  Band to be Announced
                    Tickets: $11; purchase at the door

May 16, 2008 (Fri): Swing Time! at Centro Asturiano
                    Florida's Premier Swing Event!
                    1920's THEME NIGHT
                    Featuring...  The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn!
                    Tickets: $11; purchase at the door

Jun 20, 2008 (Fri): Swing Time! at Centro Asturiano
                    Florida's Premier Swing Event!
                    Live Music by  The Venturas!
                    Tickets: $11; purchase at the door

Photos by Gary Hufford:  Check out Gary Hufford's latest photos from the Gulfport Casino Swing Nights.  Visit his web site and if you like some of the photos you see, you can order prints online.  View Photos

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EVERY WEDNESDAY in Gulfport (St. Petersburg, FL)

The Gulfport Casino Swing Night is a high-energy social-dance event, happening in a beautiful retro-era grand dance hall -- the Gulfport Casino -- that beckons all who venture near to come inside and swing!  Now in its 10th year, this every-Wednesday Swing Night has become one of the biggest swing dances in the USA, attracting hundreds of dancers of all ages, both locals and often visiting travelers.

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)

The Gulfport Casino is located in the St. Petersburg area at 5500 Shore Blvd. S., Gulfport FL 33707.  For more info, visit www.SwingTime.info on the web, or click the links below:

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