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Swing Time Newsletter — Monday APR 6th 2009

Hi Everyone!  Join us this Wednesday (April 8th) for the Gulfport Casino Swing Night!  Our next Tampa event is Saturday, April 25th's Swing Time! at Centro Asturiano.  Details are hot off the presses for our next live-music swing-dance production at the Gulfport Casino... Friday May 15th's Swing Time! 1950's Theme Night featuring rock'n'roll sensations, Blair Carman & the Belleview Boys!  See you this Wednesday at the Gulfport Casino!  --Sam

Advancing Your Swing will be the topic of the 6-7pm Bonus Lesson at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night on Wednesdays, April 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th.  Advancing Your Swing covers all the intermediate material from one of Swing Time's Level II courses; it's all about taking your dancing to that next level!  (We used to charge $35 for 4 weeks of these classes, but now all 4 weeks are yours FREE! ...with paid admission to the event.)  Add style to your swing dancing!  Learn Turning & Spinning technique, Cool Moves, Footwork Variations, Multiple Turns, Dips, Leans, and More!  Become a better leader or follower....  Click for full Advancing Your Swing info.

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Swing Time!  1950's THEME NIGHT
at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom
Friday,  May 15th,  2009
Piano-Pumpin' Rock'n'Roll in the Style of Jerry Lee Lewis!

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Friday, May 15th, 2009, Swing Time presents 1950's Theme Night at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom, featuring Blair Carman & the Belleview Boys, an amazing Rock'n'Roll act out of Cincinnati!  A Swing Dance Lesson kicks off the evening 8-9pm (no partner needed).  Then there's Live Music & Dancing 9pm-12:30am, plus a Hula Hoop Contest and Dance Show at band intermission!  1950's attire is encouraged, with prizes for the best costumes!  Prize giveaways happen throughout the evening, and all ages are welcome.

Blair Carman & the Belleview Boys are an authentic 1950's-style Rock'n'Roll / Rockabilly band in the piano-pumpin' style of Jerry Lee Lewis.  The band boasts a huge rockin'-and-rollin' repertoire, ranging from their own original songs to hundreds of classics from Elvis Presley to Carl Perkins, Hank Williams, Jerry Lee Lewis, and many more!  Piano player and singer, Blair Carman, brings raw energy and talent to the show, and he's backed by some of the Midwest's rockin'est cats on guitar, bass, drums, and vocals.  This band is hot... and in huge demand across the USA!  Visit the band's website for music, videos, photos, and more!  Don't miss Blair Carman & the Belleview Boys in a rare Florida appearance, in classic dance hall atmosphere, at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom!

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.


Live Music & Dancing w/ Blair Carman & the Belleview Boys,  9pm-12:30am
Swing Dance Instruction (no partner needed),  8-9pm

Hula Hoop Contest,  Dance Show,  Costume Contest  at Intermission

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

$12 Admission includes Free Lesson; Free Parking

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

** News Flash **   See the latest Swing Time Event Photos!

Please Enable Images in Your Email Program Jim Webb has completed his amazing video of the Tampa Bay / Gulfport Casino edition of the Global Shim Sham.... Check it out!  (Already it has over 500 hits on YouTube.)  Also, check out the other Shim Sham videos from around the world, submitted for Frankie Manning's 95th Birthday Celebration.  A longtime video journalist at News Channel 8 (Tampa Bay's NBC affiliate), Jim is now in business for himself at his new digital video/audio company, The Webb Works.  If you like his handiwork on the Shim Sham video, give him a call next time your company has a major video project.  For home users, Jim also specializes in converting and preserving family legacy videos and photos (ie, for converting your whole 8mm, VHS, printed photo, etc collection to digital).

Exciting 2009 Format — Bonus Lessons, Student Discounts & More!

April's Bonus Lesson topic is Advancing Your Swing on April 8, 15, 22 & 29.  Advancing Your Swing covers all the intermediate material from one of Swing Time's Level II courses; it's all about taking your dancing to that next level!

Bonus Lesson 6-7pm
Swing Dance Lesson 7-8pm
Swing Music & Dance 8-11pm

*  All Ages  *  No Partner Needed  *
Huge Dance Floor — One of World's Best!
Beautiful Retro-Era Waterfront Dance Hall

Admission $7 (includes 2 Free Lessons!)
Students get 2-for-1 Admission!

Full Bar  ~  Prize Giveaways  ~  Smoke-Free  ~  Free Parking
Celebrate Your Birthday at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night!

The Gulfport Casino is one of the world's best ballrooms, offering up social dance excitement in a picturesque beachfront setting.

Map & Directions     Dance Lessons     More Info

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Swing Time!  at  Centro Asturiano  in  Tampa
Saturday April 25th 2009
Swing Music & Dancing,  9pm-1am
Swing Dance Instruction,  8-9pm
Admission $7     Prize Giveaways!

Fabulous Vintage Grand Ballroom
Huge Floating-Wood Dance Floor!
Exciting Social Atmosphere

Admission includes Free Lesson  ( No Partner Needed )
Free Gated Parking     Smoke-Free Event     Full Bar Available

Centro Asturiano is located at 1913 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa FL 33602 (at the corner of Palm Ave. & Nebraska Ave. in Ybor City).  For more info, visit www.SwingTime.info on the web, or click the links below:

Map & Directions     Dance Lesson     More Info

Click the links below for details on each event

   EVERY WEDNESDAY: Gulfport Casino Swing Night!

Apr 25, 2009 (Sat): Swing Time! at Centro Asturiano

May 15, 2009 (Fri): Swing Time! at the Gulfport Casino
                    1950's THEME NIGHT
                    featuring  Blair Carman & the Belleview Boys
                    Piano-Pumpin' Rock'n'Roll in the Style of Jerry Lee Lewis!
                    Tickets: $12;  purchase at the door

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