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Swing Time Newsletter — Monday NOV 3rd 2008

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Hi Everyone...  Coming this Friday (Nov 7) to Centro Asturiano is the Swing Time! 1940's USO Swing Dance, featuring the 18-piece Ten O'Clock Big Band!  The acoustics at Centro are amazing for the big band sound, and last time this band played (Valentine's Ball), they absolutely blew everyone away!  This will be our final event of 2008 at Centro Asturiano, so be there!  This weekend is also the Lindy Bash hosted by USF's Swinging Bulls, starting with Friday's event at Centro and continuing Saturday and Sunday with 2 days of Lindy Hop workshops and dancing.  Thanks goes out to everyone who attended our two Halloween dance parties last week!  Photo journalist, Leigh Armstrong, was in the house at last Friday's "Swing Is Dead" party, and took some nice photos during the dance lesson for his TBT Blog.  Stay tuned for more great Halloween photos!  Don't forget this Wednesday, your mid-week chance to dance at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night!  Starting this Wednesday, students get 2-for-1 admission at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night!  Finally, check out our newly updated Events Calendar, with previews of November 26th's Pre-Thanksgiving Bash and December 31st's incredible Swingin' the New Year celebration!  Mark your calendars, and I'll see you on the dance floor!  --Sam

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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

[Band Bio]     [Map & Directions]

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 Casino Swing Night!
                    Celebrate Your Birthday at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night

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!
                    Tickets: $13;  purchase at the door

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

Dec 31, 2008 (Wed): Special Event at the St. Petersburg Coliseum
                    Swing Time & Swing Gang present...
                    SWINGIN' THE NEW YEAR !
                    Grand New Year's Eve Celebration for All Ages!
                    Tickets:  $15/advance -or- $20/day of event  (+ $1 Coliseum surcharge)
                    Purchase Advance Tickets at Coliseum Box Office (727-892-5202, M-F 10-4)

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