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Swing Time Newsletter — Tuesday SEP 30th 2008

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Halloween Costume Ball     Gulfport Casino Swing Night     Recent Event Photos     Swing Is Dead

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Hi Everyone...  Wednesday's Gulfport Casino Swing Night is just hours away.  Join us for an exciting evening of swing music & dancing!  Check out the new music additions AND, starting this Wednesday, celebrate your birthday at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night and your admission is free!  See below for details.  Upcoming Special Events... Because one Halloween party is never enough, we have two huge Halloween dance parties planned for both sides of the Bay!  Wednesday October 29th is Swing Time's 7th Annual Halloween Costume Ball at the Gulfport Casino!  Then Halloween Night -- Friday October 31st -- Swing Time presents Swing Is Dead at Centro Asturiano!  Both promise to be spooktacular Halloween celebrations!  And these just released... check out the incredible new photos from last year's Halloween Monster Bash at Centro Asturiano!  Also in this newsletter: USF Lindy Bash & Events Calendar.  See you this Wednesday  --Sam


Halloween Costume Ball -- PLEASE ENABLE IMAGES IN YOUR EMAIL PROGRAM!

Halloween Costume Ball
at the GULFPORT CASINO SWING NIGHT
Wednesday,  October 29th,  2008

Attention guys & ghouls!  Put on your best costume and swing with all sorts of exciting characters!  Dance to the midnight hour at the 7th Annual Halloween Costume Ball, happening Wednesday October 29th at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom!

Tampa Bay's Best Halloween Dance Party... Seven Years Running!
Featuring the Ultimate Halloween Swing/Dance Music Mix!

Shim Sham Lesson,  7-8pm  (no partner needed)... + Bonus Dance!
Swing Music & Dancing,  8pm-Midnight

Door Prizes + Prizes for Best Costumes!
Prizes for BestScariestSexiestFunniestSwingiest,  and Most Original Costumes!
Costume Contest Winners take home $250+ worth of prizes!
(Small children not eligible for top prizes -- everyone knows adults can't compete with kids!)

See Photos from Past Halloween Costume Balls!
2002    2003    2004    2005    2006    2007

Loads of Chocolate, Candy, & Trick-or-Treatin' Goodies!
Monster Shim Sham + Bonus Dance... a Real Thriller!
Dancing Costume Parade
Steal Dance Mixer
Special Halloween Decor & Atmosphere

*  All Ages  *  Smoke-Free  *  Full Bar  *  Free Parking  * 
Admission $7  (includes Free Lesson)

Gulfport Casino

Historic Waterfront Grand Ballroom
One of the Best Dance Floors Anywhere!
A High-Energy Social Event
Co-sponsored by The Gulfport Casino & Swing Time

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

[Map & Directions]     [More Info]


NEW HALLOWEEN PHOTOS! -- FROM LAST YEAR AT CENTRO ASTURIANO

To get in the Halloween spirit... New photos are up on the Swing Time web site from last year's Halloween Monster Bash at Centro Asturiano!  Enjoy the photos, and feel free to grab your favorites for your personal web profiles and pages!

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New Photos - 10/25/2007 Halloween Monster Bash at Centro Asturiano


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Swing Is Dead
HALLOWEEN DANCE PARTY
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).

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

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]


CELEBRATE YOUR BIRTHDAY AT THE GULFPORT CASINO SWING NIGHT

Starting this Wednesday, celebrate your birthday at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night, and your admission is free!  Here's how it works.  Just show your driver's license (or equivalent photo ID with your birth date) at the door to get free admission.  This offer is valid within 6 days of your birthday.  That means if your birthday's on a Wednesday, free admission is valid the night of your birthday.  But if your birthday's on any other day (Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue), you can celebrate it the Wednesday before or the Wednesday after (but not both).  Limit one birthday admission per year per person.  This offer is valid Wednesdays only.

See the DJ to reserve a special birthday dance jam, or even better, email us notice of your birthday celebration a week or two in advance and we'll try to announce it in the email newsletter.  If you have cake, decor, food, or other birthday things to set up, we'll reserve tables for your party and they're welcome to decorate the tables.  They can even show up early, as early as 6pm, to set up.  (Doors open Wednesdays at 6:45pm; Dance Lesson starts 7pm.)  If you need any other special arrangements, just email back.  We want your celebration to be the best!


 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 $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!
Indigo Swing: 3 Songs Added... Koko Taylor: 11 Songs Added... Various Artists: 6 Songs Added...
Last Week's Additions:  Ray Charles: 15 Songs... Squirrel Nut Zippers: 12 Songs... Buddy Holly: 18 Songs


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.


UPCOMING SWING TIME EVENTS
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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