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Swing Time Newsletter — Tuesday OCT 14th 2008

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Halloween Costume Ball     Gulfport Casino Swing Night     Swing Is Dead

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Hi Everyone,  This Wednesday, join us at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night for an exciting evening of swing music & dancing!  Coming soon, 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 monster Halloween celebrations!  Mark your calendars, and I'll see you Wednesday!  --Sam

Celebrate Your Birthday at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night!
Free Admission Wednesdays for Birthday People!

Elaine Silver - Blissfully Abundant CD New Music / CD:  This week's new music comes from one of our very own dancers!  Elaine Silver (aka Faerie Elaine) is in the process of releasing her 16th CD entitled Blissfully Abundant, and she's advanced us a copy of a new swing song she wrote, from that latest album, entitled Happy and Grateful Swing.  And swing it does!  This upbeat number makes you want to hit the floor dancing!  The song features beautiful vocals by Elaine, backed by Laurel Massé (original Manhattan Transfer member) on harmony.  The song also features the monster boogie piano of New Yorker, Jon Cobert, plus Matt Haviland on trombone, Elaine Silver on rhythm guitar, and John Guth on all other instruments.  When she's not swing dancing, Elaine Silver is a seasoned performer, touring musician, and recording artist who combines the musical with the metaphysical to present concerts and workshops in Florida and across the USA, over 100 gigs each year!  She's worked with and shared the stage with famous authors and musicians ranging from Deepak Chopra to Arlo Guthrie.  Originally from New Jersey, Elaine now resides in Sarasota.  Hear the debut of Elaine's swingin' new song at this Wednesday's Gulfport Casino Swing Night!

Swing Time! 1940's USO Swing Dance       Swinging Bulls Lindy Bash       More New Music


Halloween Costume Ball
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]

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:  Recent additions to swing music repertoire... available for play Wednesdays!
This Week's Additions: Various Artists: 18 Songs...    Last Week: Colin James: 13 Songs...
Added 10/1/08Indigo Swing: 3 Songs... Koko Taylor: 11 Songs... Various Artists: 6 Songs...
Added 9/24/08Ray Charles: 15 Songs... Squirrel Nut Zippers: 12 Songs... Buddy Holly: 18 Songs

Swing Is

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

See Photos from Last Year's Halloween Monster Bash

*  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]

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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