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Swing Time Newsletter — Monday MAY 11th 2009

Hi Everyone,

This Friday (May 15th), be part of the biggest rock'n'roll swing-dance event of the year... Swing Time! 1950's Theme Night at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom, featuring Blair Carman & the Belleview Boys!  Everyone's encouraged to dress 1950's-style, with prizes for the best outfits!  Looking for those perfect 50's threads?  Try Buffalo Gal Vintage in St Petersburg (1219 Martin Luther King Jr St N; Phone 727-290-8468).  Between now and May 15th, Buffalo Gal is offering 15% off all 1950's attire to anyone who says they heard about it through Swing Time!

What an incredible turnout last Wednesday for both classes and the dance!  The 6pm West-Coast Swing class was very popular, and the instructors covered a lot of cool moves and patterns!  Whether you made it last week or not, join us this coming Wednesday, May 13th, at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night for West-Coast Swing class #2 of 4.  All material from last week will be reviewed, then new variations will be covered.  This bonus class is followed by the Swing Dance Lesson 7-8pm, and Swing Music & Dancing 8-11pm.  Looking ahead, in June, the 6pm lesson topic will be Lindy Hop & Swing Rueda!  Get Ready for Six Different Levels -- Beginning to Advanced -- of Lindy Hop (the partner swing dance) and Swing Rueda (the partner-switching group dance).

Read on for all event info, plus What's Buzzin's newly released selection of Shim Sham t-shirts and other swing merchandise.  See you this Wednesday and Friday at the Gulfport Casino!

Sam


Swing Time!  1950's THEME NIGHT
at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom
This 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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This Friday, May 15th, 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]


GET YOUR SHIM SHAM SHIRTS
and other cool swing dance stuff

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What's Buzzin' is now offering a wide selection of original swing-dance designs on t-shirts and other cool merchandise.  Click above to shop or see the entire collection.


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

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Every Wednesday in May, the 6pm Bonus Lesson topic will be West Coast Swing.  In June, the topic will be Lindy Hop & Swing Rueda!  Get Ready for Six Different Levels -- Beginning to Advanced -- of Lindy Hop (the partner swing dance) and Swing Rueda (the partner-switching group dance).

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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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

Jun  5, 2009 (Fri): Swing Time! at the Gulfport Casino
                    featuring  The Venturas
                    Exceptional Talent w/ Hot Vocals!
                    Tickets: $11;  purchase at the door


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