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Swing Time Newsletter — Thursday JAN 1st 2009

Hi Everyone,

Just hours away... Friday (Jan 2), Swing Time! returns LIVE to the Gulfport Casino Ballroom in a huge way, with live music by The Venturas!

Next Wednesday (Jan 7), the Gulfport Casino Swing Night resumes, with an exciting all-new format every Wednesday night!  Two lessons will be offered, Lindy Hop 6-7pm and Swing 7-8pm, followed by Music & Dancing 8-11pm.  Both lessons are free with paid admission to the event, and admission is just $7.  Plus, students get 2-for-1 admission every Wednesday!  Also, if it's your birthday that Wednesday (or the six days prior), you get free admission!  Also new for 2009... new state-of-the-art Bose sound system, special guest instructors & dance topics during 6pm lesson, and much more!  Map & Directions to Gulfport Casino

Friday Jan 23 is Swing Time's next event at Centro Asturiano, with Swing Dance Lesson 8-9pm, and DJ'd Swing Music & Dancing 9pm-1am.  Admission is $7.  Mark your calendar for this date!  Map & Directions to Centro Asturiano

A huge thank-you goes to the 1100+ people who attended last night's Swingin' the New Year celebration at the St. Petersburg Coliseum!  We expected this to be the biggest swing-dance event in modern Florida history, and it indeed shattered all prior records.  We'd like to thank Swing Gang, Buffalo Gal Vintage, On Pointe, The Coliseum, Linda Ruth Tosetti (Babe Ruth's granddaughter), and all the wonderful staff and volunteers who helped make this event happen.

Happy New Year!

Sam


Swing Time! at the Gulfport Casino -- PLEASE ENABLE IMAGES IN YOUR EMAIL PROGRAM!

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!

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 one Friday each 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]


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