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Swing Time Newsletter — Wednesday MAY 27th 2009

Hi Everyone!  Join us tonight (Wednesday May 27th) for the Gulfport Casino Swing Night!  Tonight's your last chance to learn West-Coast Swing during the 6-7pm Bonus Lesson.  This Friday (May 29th) in Tampa is Swing Time! at Centro Asturiano.  The next Friday (June 5th) is our live-music swing-dance production at the Gulfport Casino: Swing Time! w/ The Venturas.  Read onward for full event details and see bottom for the latest Calendar of Events.  See you this Wednesday and Friday!  --Sam

LINDY HOP & SWING RUEDA start next Wednesday June 3rd!  Get Ready for Six Different Levels -- Beginning to Advanced -- of Lindy Hop (the partner swing dance) and Swing Rueda (the partner-switching group dance).  Lindy Hop will advance, expand, and add excitement to your swing dancing!  Swing Rueda will give you opportunities to dance your Lindy Hop with a roomful of dancers!  To learn Lindy Hop & Swing Rueda simultaneously, just take the 6-7pm Bonus Lessons at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night.  We used to charge $35 for 4 weeks of these classes, but now all classes are yours FREE! ...with paid admission to the event.  Every Wednesday in June & July, the 6-7pm Bonus Lesson will be Lindy Hop & Swing Rueda, followed by the Swing Dance Lesson 7-8pm and Swing Music & Dancing 8-11pmMore Info -- Lindy Hop & Swing Rueda Classes

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Swing Time!  at  Centro Asturiano  in  Tampa
Friday May 29th 2009
Swing Music & Dancing,  9pm-1am
Swing Dance Instruction,  8-9pm
Admission $7     Prize Giveaways!

ALL AGES WELCOME
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


Swing Time DANCE TEAMS are now forming!  Interested in training, learning, performing, even competing?  Just reply back to this newsletter ( email Events@SwingTime.info ) for more info.  To get started, attend the Lindy Hop & Swing Rueda classes, 6pm Wednesdays starting June 3rd, at the Gulfport Casino Swing Nights.  You must learn Lindy Hop & Swing Rueda to perform.


The Venturas

Swing Time! at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom
Friday,  June 5th,  2009
featuring...  THE VENTURAS
Exceptional Talent w/ Hot Vocals

Friday, June 5th, 2009, is Swing Time! at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom, an exciting evening of live music and swing dancing, featuring the hot swingin' sounds of The Venturas!  Kicking off the event is a group swing-dance lesson, 8-9pm (no partner needed).  Then it's time to swing, with live music & dancing, 9:00pm-12:30am, plus a dance exhibition at intermission!

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

Dance Exhibition at Intermission

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

$11 Admission includes Free Lesson; Free Parking

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


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

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


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

   EVERY WEDNESDAY: Gulfport Casino Swing Night!

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

Jun 26, 2009 (Fri): Swing Time! at Centro Asturiano

Jul  3, 2009 (Fri): Swing Time! at the Gulfport Casino
                     PRE-INDEPENDENCE-DAY CELEBRATION 
                    featuring  Charlie Vegas & the New Blues Combo
                    The Kings of Retro Swinging Blues!
                    Tickets: $11;  purchase at the door

Jul 10, 2009 (Fri): Swing Time! at Centro Asturiano


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