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Swing Time Newsletter — Tuesday DEC 9th 2008

Hi Everyone,  Tickets are selling like hotcakes for Swingin' the New Year at the spectacular St. Petersburg Coliseum!  Purchase your tickets now online for this grand celebration, or get yours this Wednesday at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night.  For New Year's Eve, December 17th is the deadline to reserve bottles of champagne or to get a complimentary bottle of champagne with purchase of a reserved table: champagne & group reservations  --Sam

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500 New Photos!       Swing Time! LIVE at Gulfport Casino 1/2/2009       Calendar of Events

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 CHAMPAGNE & GROUP RESERVATIONS 
for Swingin' the New Year
 DECEMBER 17TH DEADLINE 

RESERVED TABLES  Purchase your VIP Reserved Table for 10 by December 17th and receive a Complimentary Bottle of Champagne!  Just think... for the price of a single ticket to those other New Year's Eve parties, you can get a whole table full of tickets to this premier celebration!  After December 17th (all the way up to December 30th at 1pm), you may still purchase reserved tables, but they'll no longer come with the complimentary bottle of champagne.

CHAMPAGNE RESERVATIONS  The Coliseum is allowing people to reserve bottles of champagne for this celebration.  If you'd like to reserve a bottle or two of champagne, just email us back by the DECEMBER 17TH DEADLINE with your order, and the Champagne will be waiting for you for purchase at the Coliseum cash bar.  Champagne bottles are $9/ea for the J Roget brand or $22/ea for the Korbel brand.  The Coliseum will also run a full cash bar, with beer, wine, mixed drinks, soft drinks, bottled water, champagne by the glass, and a variety of snacks available.  You're allowed to bring your own food; however, no outside beverages are allowed into the Coliseum for this event, and no coolers are allowed.

RESERVED ALCOVES  Purchase your VIP Reserved Alcove for just $99!  Only 1 VIP Alcove remains... get it while it lasts!  Plus receive 2 Complimentary Bottles of Champagne and Deluxe Chocolates with any alcove reservation made by December 17th.  Alcoves seat up to 24 people, and parties reserving VIP Alcoves may arrive early to custom decorate their alcove, and may contact us for custom seating arrangements, custom champagne orders, etc.  Alcove reservations do NOT include event tickets; you must purchase these -- as many as you'd like -- separately.

Two Neighboring Alcoves
VIP Reserved Alcoves are a hot item! -- only 1 out of 10 remain

Have a huge private party you'd like to bring?  Want to sponsor the event?  The Coliseum balcony, with seating for up to 150, is available for a large group reservation or sponsorship.  Contact us for more information.

For group reservations, visit www.TampaBaySwing.com or phone 727-669-7830 or 813-579-4645.


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Swingin' the New Year!
GRAND NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION FOR ALL AGES
Wednesday, December 31st, 2008
at the  ST PETERSBURG COLISEUM

New Year's Eve -- Wednesday December 31st 2008 -- Swing Time and Swing Gang present... Swingin' the New Year, a grand New Year's Eve celebration for all ages, happening at the spectacular St. Petersburg Coliseum!  The evening includes music, dancing and celebration 9pm-1am, plus an intro swing-dance lesson 8-9pm (no partner needed); doors open at 7:30pm.  The celebration features a midnight countdown & balloon drop, a vintage fashion contest & photo shoot, party favors & chocolates, prize giveaways, free parking, and a full cash bar with champagne bottles and toasts available.  The St. Petersburg Coliseum provides historic swing-era ambiance, a smoke-free atmosphere, and an unparalleled 15,000 square foot oak dance floor!  New Year's and vintage attire are encouraged.  The St. Petersburg Coliseum is located at 535 4th Ave. N., St. Petersburg FL 33701.

Doors Open 7:30pm
Swing Dance Lesson:  8-9pm (no partner needed)
Music,  Dancing  &  Celebration!   9pm-1am

Vintage Fashion Contest & Photo Shoot!
Midnight Countdown & BALLOON DROP
Full Cash Bar w/ Champagne Bottles & Toasts Available
Party Favors  ~  Noisemakers  ~  Chocolates  ~  Prize Giveaways
*  All Ages  *  Smoke-Free  *  New Year's Decor  *  Free Parking  *

TICKETS:  $15/in advance -or- $20/day of event  (+ $1 Coliseum surcharge);  Purchase Advance Tickets:
Securely Online at www.TampaBaySwing.com
In Person at Coliseum Box Office:  535 4th Ave N, St Petersburg (10am-4pm M-F, 727-892-5202)
Wednesdays (12/10 & 12/17) at the Gulfport Casino Swing Nights   

Food & Drinks:  You may bring your own food to this event, or purchase a variety of snacks from the Coliseum's snack bar (everything from popcorn to ice cream to coffee).  For drinks, the Coliseum will run a full cash bar, with beer, wine, mixed drinks, soft drinks, bottled water, and champagne.  No outside beverages are allowed into the Coliseum, and no coolers are allowed.

[Tickets]     [Map & Directions]     [More Info]


Swing Time!  returns to the Gulfport Casino Ballroom
Friday,  January 2nd,  2009
featuring...  THE VENTURAS
Exceptional Talent w/ Hot Vocals

Friday, January 2nd, 2009, Swing Time! returns to the Gulfport Casino Ballroom for an exciting evening of live music and swing dancing, featuring the hot swingin' sounds of The Venturas!  The event starts with a group swing-dance lesson, 8-9pm (no partner needed), followed by live music & dancing, 9:00pm-12:30am, plus a dance contest at intermission with $100 Cash 1st Prize!

The Venturas

A favorite of Bay-area swingsters, The Venturas have also made a big impression on the Florida music scene, receiving rave reviews from press & fans alike, playing for tens of thousands of people, winning Best Band awards, and recording four CDs!  Each time they've played Swing Time, the band has put on a smash performance for a huge audience of fans.  And each time they've played, people have remarked that it's been an incredible night of dancing, music, and all-around fun!

Swing Time is Florida's Premier Swing Event, held the second Friday of every month in Tampa Bay at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom.  The Gulfport Casino is located in the St. Petersburg area at 5500 Shore Blvd. S., Gulfport FL 33707.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

Live Music & Dancing w/ The Venturas,  9pm-12:30am
Swing Dance Instruction (no partner needed),  8-9pm

Swing Dance Contest (with a Twist) at Intermission -- $100 Cash 1st Prize!

All Ages  &  Smoke-Free
Friendly Social Atmosphere
Beautiful Waterfront Ballroom
Huge Dance Floor
Prize Giveaways
Full Bar

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


 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]


UPCOMING SWING TIME EVENTS
Click the links below for details on each event

   EVERY WEDNESDAY: Gulfport Casino Swing Night!
                    Celebrate Your Birthday at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night

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)
                    Click here for Ticket Info or to Purchase Tickets

Jan  2, 2009 (Fri): Swing Time! returns to the Gulfport Casino
                    featuring  The Venturas
                    Exceptional Talent w/ Hot Vocals!
                    Tickets: $11;  purchase at the door

Feb 20, 2009 (Fri): Swing Time! at the Gulfport Casino
                    featuring  The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn
                    Hot Swingin' Jazz & Blues from NYC!
                    Tickets: $12;  purchase at the door


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