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Swing Time Newsletter — Monday JUN 15th 2009

Hi Everyone...  Join us this Wednesday (June 17th) at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night for Lindy Hop & Swing Rueda Lessons 6-7pm (yes, you can start any week if you haven't already), followed by Swing Dance Lessons 7-8pm, Swing Music & Dancing 8-11pm, and Sam's Birthday Dance Jam at 9:30pm!   SCHOOL'S OUT:  Take advantage of our ongoing Student Special!  Just flash your student ID at the door at this Wednesday's Gulfport Casino Swing Night, pay your $7 admission, and receive a Free Pass good for any upcoming Wednesday!  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.  Finally, a reminder... this Friday, June 19th, is Cheryl Altman's Dancers4Cancer Sock Hop.  Read on for full event info.  See you this Wednesday at the Gulfport Casino!  --Sam

Lindy Hop & Swing Rueda Update #2  This Wednesday (June 17th), we'll offer three simultaneous levels: Level 2 for those who attended both prior weeks and can dance the Level 1 material (see below); Level 1.5 for dancers who attended just one prior week; and Level 1 for new students.  If this is your first week, Level 1 is for you, which starts at the beginning.  If this is your second week, Level 1.5 is for you, where you'll pick up from where you left off, review and complete Level 1, dance the Rueda, and get ready for Level 2!  If this is your third week, you can either try out for Level 2 (get there early; doors open 5:45pm and we'll start the tryouts right at 6:00pm) or repeat one of the prior levels to master the material.  You're ready for Level 2 if you can maintain the correct foot rhythm (Step-Step-TripleStep); rock forward (men) and back (ladies) on the Open Break; stay with the music and stay with the group; end up in the right place on all moves; and execute Open Break & Dame reasonably well.  Tryouts will be simple: we'll dance Rueda as a group, and instructors will recommend a level for you, plus give you some personalized tips for improving your Lindy Hop.  Three new instructors will be joining us Wednesday, including former Swing Time instructor, Allison!  Everyone's encouraged to arrive early (doors open 5:45pm) so we can start the classes at 6pm; we'll have some music on at the beginning so you can practice.  Great turnout we had the last couple of weeks!  Thank-you to everyone who attended, and we look forward to seeing you this Wednesday!  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.  Get Ready for Six Different Levels -- Beginning to Advanced -- of Lindy Hop (the partner swing dance) and Swing Rueda (the partner-switching group dance).  More Info -- Lindy Hop & Swing Rueda Classes

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Swing Time! at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom
 PRE-INDEPENDENCE-DAY CELEBRATION 
Friday,  July 3rd,  2009
featuring...  Charlie Vegas & the New Blues Combo
 Free Watermelon!     Red, White & Blue Dress Encouraged! 

Friday, July 3rd, 2009, Swing Time hosts a Pre-Independence-Day Celebration at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom, featuring live & swingin' music by Charlie Vegas & the New Blues Combo!  There'll be dance exhibitions at band intermission, plus free watermelon for all who attend!  Everyone's encouraged to wear red, white, and blue.  The event kicks off with a group swing-dance lesson, 8-9pm (no partner needed), followed by live music & dancing, 9:00pm-12:30am.

Get ready to jump... get ready to rock... get ready to swing! ...with Tampa Bay's most exciting swingin' act, Charlie Vegas & the New Blues Combo!  This talented & energetic band features sax, drums, bass, and Charlie himself on guitar, harmonica & vocals.  Whether it's uptempo & jumpin' or low down & gritty, these guys deliver a huge and varied repertoire of dance favorites... along with the power, the sound, and the excitement that'll pull you up out of your seat and get you onto your feet!

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/ Charlie Vegas & the New Blues Combo,  9pm-12:30am
Swing Dance Instruction (no partner needed),  8-9pm

Doors Open 7:30pm      Dance Exhibitions at Intermission!

Free Watermelon!      Red, White & Blue Dress Encouraged!

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 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).  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.

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
Friday June 26th 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, 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
                     PRE-INDEPENDENCE-DAY CELEBRATION 
                    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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