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Swing Time Newsletter — Tuesday JUN 9th 2009
Hi Everyone... Hot off the presses, the Swing Time! Pre-Independence-Day Celebration happens Friday July 3rd at the Gulfport Casino and features live music by Charlie Vegas & the New Blues Combo plus free watermelon for everyone! Our next Tampa event is Friday June 26th's Swing Time! at Centro Asturiano. Join us this Wednesday (June 10th) at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night for Lindy Hop & Swing Rueda Lessons 6-7pm (yes, you can start any week), followed by Swing Dance Lessons 7-8pm, Swing Music & Dancing 8-11pm, and Carleene's Birthday Dance Jam at 9:30pm! SCHOOL'S OUT FOR THE SUMMER Special this coming WED June 10th Only: Attention Students, and Teachers Too! Just flash your school ID at the door at this Wednesday's Gulfport Casino Swing Night, pay your $7 admission, and receive a Free Pass good for the FOLLOWING Wednesday! Read on for full event details and more swing happenings. See you this Wednesday at the Gulfport Casino! --Sam
Lindy Hop & Swing Rueda Update: What a great turnout we had last week for the kickoff of Lindy Hop & Swing Rueda! Last Wednesday, we almost got through all the Level 1 material, so for returning students, we'll have a special class this Wednesday (call it Level 1.5), where we'll pick up from where we left off, review and complete Level 1, dance the Rueda, and get ready for Level 2! For new students, start this week and we'll have a new, separate Level 1 class just for you that starts at the beginning! 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 8-11pm. More Info -- Lindy Hop & Swing Rueda Classes
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Swing Time will be teaching two hours of swing dancing, Noon-2pm, at The Art of Rescue: Dancing to a New Beat, a benefit for Florida Boxer Rescue held this Saturday June 13th at the Art Institute of Tampa. This all-day event runs 8am-7pm and includes a pancake breakfast, ice carving demonstration, 8 hours of dance lessons (belly, line, disco, swing), seminars (arts, crafts, dogs, culinary), art displays, and auctions. It's followed by a "whine down" party, 7-10pm, with hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, wine and beer, and live music. Visit the website above for tickets or more info.
Dancers4Cancer is the creation of Cheryl Altman (one of our regular swing dancers at the Gulfport Casino). Last year, both of Cheryl's parents died from cancer. She wanted to find a way to honor their lives, and began planning the Dancers4Cancer Sock Hop. Her hope is to bring together 400 dancers who will raise $10,000.00 for the Gulfcoast Oncology Foundation. Cheryl said, "Dancing was Mom's passion and now my passion! I am having a blast following in her footsteps." The benefit includes snacks, raffles, tributes, a dance demo, and live music by Terry & the Pirates. It's Friday June 19th, 8pm-12, at the Gulfport Casino. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. For more info, phone 727-424-6945 or visit the website above.
GULFPORT CASINO SWINGS! —
Exciting 2009 Format — Bonus Lessons, Student Discounts & More!
Every Wednesday in June & July, the 6pm Bonus 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).
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.
"We wish to take this opportunity to thank Sam and his staff for allowing us to introduce West Coast Swing to the Gulfport swing dancers. Tina and I received a warm welcome and great feedback for our effort. For those who came to our early class, thank you to all. It was a joy to teach.... Again, thanks, and we will see you on Wednesday nights as usual." --John Henning and his assistant Tina Castle
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, at the Gulfport Casino Swing Nights. You must learn Lindy Hop & Swing Rueda to perform.
UPCOMING SWING TIME EVENTS
Click the links below for details on each event
EVERY WEDNESDAY: Gulfport Casino Swing Night!
Jun 26, 2009 (Fri): Swing Time! at Centro Asturiano
Jul 3, 2009 (Fri):
Swing Time! at the Gulfport Casino
featuring Charlie Vegas & the New Blues Combo
The Kings of Retro Swinging Blues!
Free Watermelon! Red, White & Blue Dress Encouraged!
Tickets: $11; purchase at the door
Jul 10, 2009 (Fri): Swing Time! at Centro Asturiano
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