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Swing Time Newsletter — Monday APR 27th 2009

Hi Everyone!  Join us this Wednesday (April 29th) at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night for the grand finale of Advancing Your Swing, as we cover a series of cool Multiple Turn combinations plus Turning & Spinning technique and more!  This 6pm bonus lesson is followed by the Swing Dance Lesson 7-8pm, and Swing Music & Dancing 8-11pm.  Also this Wednesday... a special West Coast Swing Demo by instructors, John Henning & Tina Castle (a preview of the Wednesday Bonus Classes in May).  Mark your calendars for Friday May 15th at the Gulfport Casino &mdash Swing Time! 1950's Theme Night featuring rock'n'roll sensations, Blair Carman & the Belleview Boys!  See you Wednesday!  —Sam


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GULFPORT CASINO SWINGS! — Every WEDNESDAY
 Exciting 2009 Format — Bonus Lessons, Student Discounts & More! 

This Wednesday's (April 29) Bonus Lesson topic is Advancing Your Swing, which 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!  Looking ahead, in May, the 6pm Bonus Lesson topic will be West Coast Swing; in June, the topic will be Lindy Hop & Swing Rueda.

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


** News Bulletin **   Swing legend, Frankie Manning, has passed away this morning, just shy of his 95th birthday.  Frankie was one of the original lindy hoppers who helped popularize swing dancing across the world in the 1930's.  He's also credited with bringing the first "air step" to swing dancing.  Over the last two decades, Frankie Manning came out of retirement to once again teach and spread the joy of lindy hop across the world.  He will be missed.  Thousands of dancers from across the world will gather in New York City on Memorial Day Weekend to pay tribute and celebrate Frankie Manning's 95th Birthday.


Swing Time!  1950's THEME NIGHT
at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom
Friday,  May 15th,  2009
featuring...  BLAIR CARMAN & THE BELLEVIEW BOYS
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.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

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]


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

   EVERY WEDNESDAY: Gulfport Casino Swing Night!

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

May 29, 2009 (Fri): Swing Time! at Centro Asturiano


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