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Swing Time Newsletter — Tuesday JUN 17th 2008
Hi Everyone, Get ready for an action-packed week of swing! Join us this Wednesday at the Gulfport Casino for Swing Night, this Friday at Centro Asturiano for Swing Time! with The Venturas, and this Saturday at First Dance Studio for the Solid Swingin' & Cool Moves Workshop featuring National Champions Joel & Lenka Green. Details on all three events are below. See you there! --Sam
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Friday, June 20th, 2008
Swing Time! at Centro Asturiano in Tampa
featuring... The Venturas!
Exceptional Talent w/ Hot Vocals
Friday June 20th in Tampa, The Venturas bring their hot mix of swingin' styles to the Grand Ballroom of Centro Asturiano for Swing Time! 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 by national swing-dance champions, Joel & Lenka! All ages are welcome!
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 one Friday each month at Centro Asturiano in Tampa. Centro Asturiano is located at 1913 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa FL 33602 (at the corner of Palm Ave. & Nebraska Ave. in Ybor City).
Live Music & Dancing w/ The Venturas, 9pm-1am
Swing Dance Instruction (no partner needed), 8-9pm
Dance Exhibition at Intermission by National Champions, Joel & Lenka!
All Ages & Smoke-Free
Exciting Social Atmosphere
Fabulous Vintage Grand Ballroom
Huge Floating-Wood Dance Floor
$11 Admission includes Free Lesson; Free Gated Parking
Swing Time presents... a dance instruction workshop by
National Swing-Dance Champions, Joel & Lenka Green!
2004 National Jitterbug Champion 2005 Swingin' New England Champion
2-Time Gulf Regional Champions 8-Time Swing Dance USA Champions
SOLID SWINGIN' & COOL MOVES WORKSHOP
Saturday June 21st, Noon-5pm
at First Dance Studio (5098 66th St N, St Petersburg FL)
No Partners Needed All Levels Welcome!
11:30am: Workshop Registration
Noon-1pm: Solid Swingin'
1pm-2pm: Awesome 8's
2pm-3pm: Lunch Break
3pm-4pm: Wicked Charlestons
4pm-5pm: Cool Moves
Special Aerials Master Class! 5-6pm: Joel & Lenka will teach you the safe, easy, and impressive way to do the "Frog Jump" and "Flyin' High Throwout" aerials. With the proper techniques, these aerials are an absolute blast! This extra Aerials Master Class is open to anyone, but know that these are athletic movements that require some level of fitness. You must have a partner for this class. If you don't have a partner, we may be able to pair you up with someone before the class.
The Instructors: Known for their fun and light-hearted approach to swing dance, Joel and Lenka have built quite a reputation together... dancing, competing, and teaching. Emphasizing simple but great technique, Joel & Lenka have become highly sought-after instructors both nationally and internationally. They believe that dancing (and learning) should be easy, and enthusiastically invite dancers of all levels to join their workshop. Whatever level your dancing going into the workshop, they guarantee it will be more advanced coming out. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from two of the best!
No advance registration needed... Register the day of workshop between 11:30am and Noon
Registration is $40 for the Workshop (includes all 4 classes Noon-5pm)
The Aerials Master Class is $15 if you take the Workshop or $30 if you don't
Please bring/wear dance shoes, registration fee (cash or check only), comfortable clothes, and water
More Info: Email Sam@SwingTime.info -or- Phone 813-220-3911
[Map & Directions] [Workshop Flyer]
GULFPORT CASINO SWING NIGHT
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:
[Map & Directions] [More Info]
UPCOMING SWING TIME EVENTS
Click the links below for details on each event
EVERY WEDNESDAY: Gulfport Casino Swing Night
Jun 20, 2008 (Fri): Swing Time! at Centro Asturiano
featuring The Venturas
Exceptional Talent w/ Hot Vocals!
Tickets: $11; purchase at the door
Jun 21, 2008 (Sat): Swing-Dance Special Workshop
SOLID SWINGIN' & COOL MOVES
+ Special Aerials Master Class!
with Joel & Lenka Green
National Swing-Dance Champions!
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