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Swing Time Newsletter — Tuesday SEP 23rd 2008

Join us this Wednesday (September 24th) for a big celebration at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night!  Not only will we be celebrating the new contracts and all the top swing-dance events to come, but it's Allison's Birthday!  It's going to be a great evening of swing music & dancing, and we have a super birthday jam planned, plus special guests, cake & other good stuff.  If you're one of the hundreds of folks Allison has helped with their dancing this last year, there's no better way to show your appreciation than being there.  We hope to see everyone at this special occasion, and I can guarantee you'll see many good friends as well as new faces.  Spread the word about this upcoming Wednesday's swing dance celebration, and we'll see you there!  --Sam

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]     [Lessons]     [More Info]

NEW MUSIC:  This week's additions to swing music repertoire... available for play starting this Wednesday!
Ray Charles: 15 Songs Added... Squirrel Nut Zippers: 12 Songs Added... Buddy Holly: 18 Songs Added...


Swing Is Dead
Friday,  October 31st,  2008

at Centro Asturiano in Tampa

Halloween Night -- Friday October 31st -- Swing Time presents... Swing Is Dead!  Costumed characters, zombie swingsters, and undead dancers will converge upon the spooktacular vintage Grand Ballroom of Centro Asturiano in Tampa for this Halloween dance party!  The party features a costume contest with $250+ in cash & prizes, plus loads of chocolate, candy & trick-or-treats!  The night starts with a swing dance lesson 8-9pm (no partner needed), followed by dancing 9pm-1am to the ultimate Halloween swing/dance music mix!  Admission is $7 with costume or $10 without.  Swing Is Dead features special Halloween decor & atmosphere, plus door prizes, costume parade, a steal-dance mixer, and the monster shim sham!  All ages are welcome!  Centro Asturiano is located at 1913 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa FL 33602 (at the corner of Palm Ave. & Nebraska Ave. in Ybor City).


Door Prizes + Prizes for the Best Costumes!
Prizes for BestScariestHottestFunniest, and Deadest Costumes
+ Special Prize for Swingin'est Zombie!
Costume Contest Winners take home $250+ worth of Cash & Prizes!

Swing Dance Lesson,  8-9pm  (no partner needed)
Swing Music & Dancing,  9pm-1am

Loads of  Chocolate,  Candy,  & Trick-or-Treats!
Ultimate Halloween Swing/Dance Music Mix!
Special Halloween Decor & Atmosphere
Dancing Costume Parade
Monster Shim Sham
Steal Dance Mixer

Spooktacular Vintage Grand Ballroom
Huge Floating-Wood Dance Floor
Admission $7 with costume -or- $10 without

*  All Ages  *  Smoke-Free  *  Full Bar  *  Free Gated Parking  *

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

LINDY BASH WEEKEND:  Swing Time is teaming up with USF's Swinging Bulls for the Lindy Bash Weekend.  The weekend kicks off Friday Night, November 7th, at Centro Asturiano with the Swing Time! 1940's USO Swing Dance, our Veteran's Day tribute featuring the 18-piece Ten O'Clock Big Band!  Then the Swinging Bulls take it away Saturday and Sunday with 2 days of Lindy Hop workshops and dancing!  Stay tuned for more info on the 1940's USO Swing Dance.  Get preliminary workshop info at the Swinging Bulls' Lindy Bash website.

DANCE CLASSES FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS:  Swing Time will be instructing the dance classes for the Northeast Cotillion, a monthly gathering of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, which starts in October and teaches the fundamentals of etiquette and dance.  Currently, most grades are full, though there still may be openings for 7th-grade boys, and there is a waiting list for everyone else.  Please reply back to this newsletter for more information.

Click the links below for details on each event

   EVERY WEDNESDAY: Gulfport Swing Night

Oct 29, 2008 (Wed): Special Event at the Gulfport Swing Night
                     HALLOWEEN COSTUME BALL 

Oct 31, 2008 (Fri): Halloween Night at Centro Asturiano
                     SWING IS DEAD 

Nov  7, 2008 (Fri): Swing Time! at Centro Asturiano
                    1940's USO SWING DANCE
                    featuring  The Ten O'Clock Band
                    Florida's Leading 18-Piece Big Band!

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