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Swing Time Newsletter — Thursday OCT 30th 2008

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Hi Everyone...  Just hours away is Friday's incredible Halloween dance party at Centro Asturiano -- Swing Is Dead!  See you there!  --Sam

Swing Time! 1940's USO Swing Dance - Fri 11/7 at Centro

Pre-Thanksgiving Bash! w/ Charlie Vegas - Wed 11/26 at Gulfport

Celebrate Your Birthday at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night!

Gulfport Casino Swing Night       Swinging Bulls Lindy Bash       Events Calendar

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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]

In honor of Veteran's Day...  Swing Time!  presents...
1940's USO Swing Dance
at Centro Asturiano in Tampa
featuring  The Ten O'Clock Big Band
Friday,  November 7th,  2008

Friday, November 7th 2008... at Centro Asturiano in Tampa... In honor of Veteran's Day, Swing Time presents a 1940's USO-Themed Swing Dance.  WWII-era civilian or military attire is encouraged. The Ten O'Clock Band, Florida's leading 18-piece big band, will be decked out in their Army Air Corps khaki uniforms and they'll be swingin' for all the dancers, 9pm-1am. The event starts with a free group swing-dance lesson, 8-9pm, and no partner is needed. The evening includes prize giveaways, plus WWII-era decor, atmosphere, and special exhibits.

The Ten O'Clock Band brings the big-band experience to Swing Time.  When people speak of "the big bands", this is what they mean -- five saxes, four trumpets, four trombones, plus piano, bass, guitar, drums, and vocals.  The band's bold & brassy sound will fill the Grand Ballroom, with minimal need for amplification, letting participants experience the classic days of swing as it was meant to be played, heard, danced to, and otherwise enjoyed.  Exciting soloists, excellent musicianship, and great coordination as a unit have earned the band rave reviews from dancers as well as fellow musicians across the Bay area!

Swing Time is Florida's Premier Swing Event, held one Friday each month.  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 Ten O'Clock Band,  9pm-1am
Swing Dance Instruction (no partner needed),  8-9pm
Special WWII-Era Decor, Atmosphere & Exhibits

All Ages  &  Smoke-Free
Exciting Social Atmosphere
Fabulous Vintage Grand Ballroom
Huge Floating-Wood Dance Floor
Prize Giveaways
Full Bar

$13 Admission includes Free Lesson; Free Gated Parking

For more info, visit www.SwingTime.info on the web, or click the links below:
[Band Bio]     [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]

Click the links below for details on each event

   EVERY WEDNESDAY: Gulfport Swing Night

Oct 31, 2008 (Fri): Halloween Night at Centro Asturiano
                     SWING IS DEAD 
                    Halloween Dance Party!
                    Admission $7 with costume -or- $10 without

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!
                    Admission $13

Nov 26, 2008 (Wed): Special Event at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night
                    PRE-THANKSGIVING BASH !
                    Live Music by  Charlie Vegas & the New Blues Combo!
                    Admission $10

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